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Gig Guide: 13th- 19th January

Written by on 10/01/2020

David Keenan


David Keenan is an Irish songwriter, a young Artist who uses his lyrics to paint pictures with words on canvases of silence, curating a body of work which is steeped in the poetic tradition of old but delivered in such a way that is entirely his own. Having been asked to play alongside the likes of Mick Flannery, Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey and Glen Hansard David is fast becoming one of Ireland’s most talked about young Artists.


13th January – 7.00pm
Olympia Theatre


Anxo Lorenzo, Jim Murray, Dónal O’Connor & Jack Talty


Over the past ten years Anxo Lorenzo, Jim Murray, Dónal O’Connor and Jack Talty have been at the forefront of highly creative Galician and Irish music-making – as players, composers, arrangers, accompanists, producers and record label owners.
Thrilling, soulful, sincere and highly communicative, theirs is a music of people and place, of stillness, of confluence and of us.


 14th January – 8:00pm
The Sugar Club


The Three Amigos


Jimmy Buckley, Robert Mizell and Patrick Feeney have played a major part in the transformation of country music in Ireland. All three enjoy hugely successful solo careers and when they come together for this unique performance the chemistry and the magic generated on stage is truly very special. The show continues to enthral audiences with a perfect mix of music, song and comedy.


15th January – 7:30pm
Vicar Street


Ones to Watch 2020

Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival celebrates it’s 10th birthday by doing what it does best, throwing another 5 day party while showcasing the wealth of talent that Ireland has to offer.
Music styles vary throughout the festival so you can expect to hear Indie, Folk, Experimental, Pop, Rock, HipHop, Electronic and many more spread across all 5 nights.

15th- 19th January
€6 day/ €12 wknd


Maddog Thursday: Mob Wife & Problem Patterns

MadDog Thursday’s are celebration of diverse music from across the country all while creating a safe space for all people to attend.
Mob Wife were formed in the closing months of 2018 following the folding of individual projects. Under the guise of eschewing popular beliefs of what punk music should be, Mob Wife galvanise various genres and defy expectations with their exploratory and experimental take on the punk and indie genres of yesteryear.
Problem Patterns is a four-piece punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, comprised of Beverley Boal, Bethany Crooks, Ciara King and Alanah Smith.

16th January – 11pm
The workman’s Club


Daniel Soro Quartet

Channelling the creative energy and blues driven sincerity of the Blue Note period, Soro dexterously strikes the balance between the virtuosic and soulful, drawing comparisons to Louis Stewart, Joe Pass and Grant Green. Although steeped in the tradition of Bebop, Soro’s unique approach to the instrument arises from his background as an accomplished classical and flamenco guitarist.

16th January- 8:30pm
Arthur’s Pub 


Jack Lukeman

UK-based Kildare man and musical legend Jack Lukeman is a singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides.
This platinum-selling, critically acclaimed artist continues to win a worldwide fan base with his unique multi-octave voice, having toured as a special guest with artists such as Sting, Imelda May, Jools Holland & The Proclaimers.

17th January – 8pm
Pavilion Theatre




Reylta, is a singer songwriter from Galway performing as an 8 piece band alongside Frank o’Flaherty, Mark Mc Girr, Patrick Clarke, Louis Young, Nicole Lyons, Caolann Haughton and Ingrid Kelehan.
Reylta’s musical influences include that of Florence and the machine, Damien Rice and Hozier. Her music creates haunting stories with catchy melody lines that will be stuck in your head for days.


17th January – 7:30pm
The Sound House


Lee Fields


Soul music pours out of Lee Fields, as free and unstinting as God’s love. It has ever since the 1960s, when he was a teenager in North Carolina sweating it out on juke joint stages, crumpled dollars hailing at his feet. It continues now that the living legend is in his late sixties, ushering in the most successful and fruitful period of his career.


18th January – 7:30pm
The Button Factory


Dom Martins Savages

Crowned “Best Solo/Acoustic Act” of 2019 in the European Blues Awards, Dom Martin has released his debut album “Spain to Italy” to critical acclaim. BBC Radio 2 Blues Show presenter Cerys Matthews – “Absolutely wonderful Stuff” Blues in Britain Magazine – “a rare talent of such sheer genius that you actually wonder whether what you have witnessed can possibly be for real” BBC Radio Ulster – “That was really special”.

18th January – 9pm
Arthur’s Pub


City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra

Enjoy a wonderful evening of classical music and listen to Haydn, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven.

18th January – 8pm
Saint Bartholomew’s Church




Bagatelle travelled far and wide, bringing their music to audiences in Europe, America, the Middle East and China, as well as in Ireland. Their hit Second Violin was such a success in Uruguay that it’s still played there today. Over the years the band has had various changes of members but it’s current line-up – Liam Reilly pianist and lead vocalist, Ken Doyle on bass, drummer Seanie Devitt and lead guitarist Kurt Schefter continue to travel and bring all the hits on the road.


19th January 7:30 pm
Vicar Street


Ryan Bingham

Ryan Bingham needed some peace and quiet. Free of the burdens that had saddled him during the writing and recording of his recent albums, he relocated to an old airstream trailer tucked away in the mountains of California, camping out for several weeks and embracing the solitude to dig down deep and craft his most powerful album yet, Fear and Saturday Night.

19th January – 8 pm
Liberty Hall Theatre



The Boulet Brothers Dragula Tour is returning to Europe with even more filth, horror, and glamour than last year.

19th January – 6 pm
The Grand Social