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Gig Guide 25th – 31st March

Written by on 24/03/2019

Signal Series: Oxygen Thief feat. Aleka | Kevin Lawlor Quintet

Signal Series: Oxygen Thief feat. Aleka | Kevin Lawlor Quintet

The second edition of IMC’s monthly night of Irish jazz, The Signal Series, takes place on Tuesday 26th March. On the bill are Dublin-based guitar trio Oxygen Thief featuring Aleka. And the sunny south-east is represented by jazz drummer Kevin Lawlor with his quintet, joining us from Wexford.

The Signal Series is a live monthly double-header concert series from IMC presenting the best emerging and established jazz acts from across Ireland. Part of IMC’s commitment to celebrating Irish-based jazz talent in 2019, the Signal Series takes place in Dublin’s newest live music venue, The Wild Duck in Temple Bar on the last Tuesday of each month.

Oxygen Thief‘s music aims to reimagine the traditional confines of the jazz guitar trio by blending elements of math rock and electronica together with jazz. The trio featuring Chris Guilfoyle on guitar, Barry Donohue on bass and Matthew Jacobson on drums – has a unique chemistry through their years of playing as the rhythm section in the critically acclaimed quintet Umbra.They’ve joined forces with Aleka, a Romanian vocalist based in Dublin, who has made a name for herself as one of the top jazz singers in Ireland. 

Our second act is the Kevin Lawlor Quintet, featuring Kevin Lawlor on drums, Kelan Walsh on saxophone, Colm Lindsay on guitar, Patrick Molitor on keys and Jack Rufus Kelly on bass.Kevin Lawlor is a jazz drummer from Wexford performing original contemporary improvised music. 

26th March
8pm, The Wild Duck
€12 – €15

Finbar Furey

Finbar Furey

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, storyteller and actor Finbar Furey has announced he will return to Dublin’s Vicar St in February & March next year. Tickets on sale now.

The Irish folk legend, who has left his mark on the music of Ireland for more than four decades as the lead singer and uilleann pipes player for the Fureys, has always been at the forefront of musical change. He has worked with Martin Scorsese, was lauded by John Peel, featured on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, performed with The Clancy Brothers and many other luminaries, and has always been at the forefront of musical change.

After thirty years touring the world with his brothers, introducing new audiences to the band’s music, Finbar embarked on a solo career to pursue a new life as a singer, writer and produce

27th – 28th March
8pm, Vicar Street

Future Scope

Future Scope 2019

FutureScope is an annual event, run by Dublin BIC, that brings together leaders from the technology ecosystem to share perspectives on emerging technologies and how they will shape our future world, providing crucial insights into developing businesses, innovators and investors.  The event offers a platform from which to explore collaboration, innovation and new business opportunities within the broader technology ecosystem.

28th March
The Convention Centre
€149 – Corporate bundles available 

Zapho - Single Release Party

Zapho - Single Launch Party

Zapho continues to beguile our expectations. Following her funky, groove-laden debut single, Do Like I Do, Water Me uses all the ingredients of a great pop song and cooks them into a weirdly delicious combination. The results are at once strangely familiar and yet wholly unexpected. With playful lyrics and contagious melody hooks, Water Me is a song about the bizarre, tumultuous, cycle of life, growth, and renewal. And it’s great for singing in the shower.

The Water Me Launch Party will comprise an all-female line-up with Toshín & Laura Ryder Ampersand supporting.

29th March
8pm,The Grand Social
€13.66 incl. Booking Fee

Marlay House Traditional Irish Music Nights

Marlay House Traditional Irish Music Nights

DLR Heritage Events are delighted to host three evenings of Local Traditional Irish Music and Song from award winning Local traditional musicians in the wonderful setting of Marlay House. Friday the 29th will feature Moynagh Family (Traditional Music) & Mac Uilleagóid Family (Traditional Music)

29th March
7.30pm,Marlay Park House

Darren Deegan - City of Light Book Launch

Darren Deegan - City of Light

Darren Deegan was born in Dublin, Ireland in the 80s. He found his passion for reading early in life thanks to authors like R.L. Stine, who released fabulous children’s stories almost monthly. Darren spent many years of his early childhood and teens trying to create his own fantasy worlds, like those he read. By his 20s, he knew there was nothing else in life he wanted to do more, and so began his professional writing career.

Join Darren in The Grand Social as he lauches his new book City of Light. The city of light is a Young Adult fantasy novel. For more information on the book visit EVENTBRIGHT.

29th March
5pm,The Grand Social
RSVP for limited space on EVENTBRIGHT

Thrive Festival

Thrive Festival

Thrive Festival is a brand new bespoke health, fitness and wellness event taking place on 30th & 31st March 2019 in The Convention Centre, Dublin. Brought to you by the team behind Taste of Dublin, Thrive will make you think and do things differently in 2019, this is wellness that works

What makes Thrive Festival unique is that the day is built by YOU, tailoring your experiences and matching to your goals. Chose up to 5 experiences over 20 stages of fitness, talks, demonstrations, nutrition, mindfulness and wellness…With a wide range of speakers including Jasmine Hemsley, The Gut Stuff, Pip Stewart and many MORE, together we can Thrive!

Experience yoga, pilates, boxing and boutique workouts, some debuting for the first time in Ireland! This is the ultimate event for wellness warriors everywhere.

30th – 31st March
Various times, The Convention Centre Dublin
€51.57 | €75.86



A unique exhibition of paintings and songs by Barry Kerr, performed by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Pauline Scanlon, Niall Hanna, Síle Denvir, Niamh Dunne and Seán Óg Graham.

Barry Kerr is a visual artist, song-writer and musician whose deep love and understanding of Irish life and traditions informs his paintings and songs. This new work ‘Continuum’ tells visual and vernacular tales of the land and sea and of human connection and history. It is a fusion of Kerr’s creative energies into one entity to create a unique visual and sound experience for audience and performers. These dynamic paintings vividly depict scenes from a new series of songs and they will be exhibited and performed on the night by some of Ireland’s leading singers and musicians.

A feast for the senses, ‘Continuum’ combines the best of modern Irish folk song with evocative oil paintings to create an extraordinary journey into the artist’s creative well.

30th March
7.30 pm ,Main Space Smock Alley Theatre
€12 | €15

Enya Martin

Enya Martin

Stand up comedian Enya Martin, writer and creator of the famous Facebook page, has successfully made the transition from creating comedy videos online to performing on the live stage. Enya has performed in the Laughter Lounge, Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Vodafone Comedy Festival, she also sold out at this year’s Jest Fest in Wexford, as well as 3 different nights at Dublin’s Vicar Street. RTE’s Joe Duffy regularly has Enya on his Funny Friday radio show. Enya’s stand up show is comedy dynamite. Family, boyfriends, shop assistants, self-serve scanners and taxi drivers are on her hit list. But does she have a soft side?

30th March
8pm , Axis Theatre

Enya Martin

Maverick Sabre

MAVERICK SABRE has announced his third album as ‘WHEN I WAKE UP’ released March 2019, supported by his IRELAND + UK headline tour. Independently released, the new record is an acutely personal and poignant body of work from the respected songwriter and artist and includes powerful features from JORJA SMITH and CHRONIXX.

Maverick Sabre plays in the academy on the 30th of March and it is a night not to be missed!

30th March
7pm , The Academy 



DAVIIS have spent the good part of the last year buried in the studio, working on new material and refining their sound. In a transitional period of the bands life, they step further and further away from what’s familiar and safe, and dip their toes into new sonic waters.

Now, having emerged reinvigorated with a new set of music, and the release of their new song “First Gear” as the first phase of this transition, DAVIIS are excited to return to Whelan’s after their previous sold out show, for a showcase of new music and what’s to come from this young emerging band.

31st March
8pm , Whelans

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