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Gig Guide 15th – 21st April

Written by on 14/04/2019

Game of Thrones Launch Party

Game Of Thrones

Buskers on the Ball is hosting a Launch Party for season 8 of Game of Thrones on the 15th April at 8pm! On the night they will have: Game of Throne themed Cocktails Fancy Dress (best one wins a prize)


15th April 
8:00pm, Buskers On The Ball

The Comedy Shed

The Comedy Shed

The long running Comedy Shed is FREE to enter, every Monday night.
Doors at 8.30pm, shows starts at 9.00pm

3 Headline Acts + MC

Pitchers of Fosters for just €10 and pizzas are half price all day


15th April 
8:30pm, Woolshed

Pulp Injection

Pulp Injection

Pulp Injection,  two all-new rip-roaring radio plays from Peter McGann performed live by an all-star comedy cast.
Shut-Her Island
Shut-Her Island is home to the most impregnable workhouse in Ireland, so when it mysteriously loses radio contact with the mainland, suspicions are raised.
Heroes Die First
Career criminal Johnny Burnett steps out of a ten-year stint into a world that has moved on quicker than he can handle. He promises his girl Gwen he’s going straight, but the lure of his biggest caper yet is too much to resist.


16th April 
7:30pm, The Workman’s Club

Dropkick Murphys

Drop Kick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys are an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1996.[5] The band was initially signed to independent punk record label Hellcat Records, releasing five albums for the label, and making a name for themselves locally through constant touring and yearly St. Patrick’s Day week shows, held in and around Boston. They will be in Dublin for three nights.


16th – 18th April 
8pm, Vicar Street  



Baby wipes, glitter and cans at the ready, Joni and Scarlett head off on their respective weekends. From two walks of life and residing on two sides of the festival, the pair unexpectedly meet in the neon fields of Electric Picnic. Hysterically riotous and soul-stirring, ‘Electric’ probes our innate prejudices and preconceived notions of who we are while taking you on the session of a lifetime.

Festival season is too far away, let’s get this party started. ILA Productions presents ‘Electric’, a new play written by Ali Hardiman, starring Ericka Roe and Ali Hardiman and directed by Clare Maguire with original beats by Sam Hardiman.


17th April 
8:00pm, Axis Arts Centre
€12.00 / €10.00

Ulcerate, Malthusian, Zealot Cult

Ulcerate/Malthusian/Zealot Cult

The Grand Social presents a thundering triple bill of extreme metal as Aucklands Ulcerate bring their brand of unorthodox dynamic death metal accompanied by two established acts on the local metal scene, Mathusiana from Dublin and Zealot Cult from Limerick. An evening of dark, brutal, pulverising riffage is guaranteed

New Zealand Death Metal outfit Ulcerate have been pushing the boundaries of death metal and challenging conventions since 2002. Renowned for their crushing and dense live show, they bring it to Dublin for the first time in April in what is set to be the heaviest gig of the year.


17th April 
7:00pm, The Grand Social  

Macdara Yeates presents UNDER MY GARAGE

Under My Garage

Under My Garage is an evening of discussion, music and live visuals exploring the work of Irish music video director Bob Gallagher.

Described by Werner Herzog as “a good soldier of cinema”, Gallagher’s music video won him wide critical praise, a host of international awards and a unique place in the Irish music scene, working with acclaimed Irish acts Villagers, Saint Sister, Girl Band, Soak, Myles Manley and more, his darkly comic style inviting comments like “lyrical” and “forensically evil” from Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis.


18th April 
8pm, The Button Factory 



The  dance floor-filling sound of Makings can be described as electro-rock laced with rap. They were were selected for  Whelan’s ‘Ones To Watch’ in January 2019. In February they launched their latest EP and embarked on a tour of Germany. Making name for themselves as a powerful live band and with many more releases in the pipeline, the group expect 2019 to be their biggest year yet!  They play the  ‘Midnight Hour’ , a serious of late-night gigs in Whelan’s  every Thursday.


18th April 
01:30am , Whelan’s (upstairs) 

Easter at Dublinia

Easter At Dublinia

Allot happening from Good Friday to Easter Monday, 11am to 4pm every day at Dublinia, including….
Viking tablet weaving – From medieval spinning to weaving, to complicated braid making, see how our experts use these skills using traditional Viking fabric and looms.
Viking weapons demonstration – Join Claoimh and find out all about arms and armour in Ireland c. 795 – 1171. Explore the weapons of Viking Age Ireland including swords, shields, spears, bows, and axes, and find out the skills and tactics of using them.
Dress like a Viking – Come along and examine up close the clothing and trappings which Dubliners of the Viking Age would have worn.


19th – 22nd April 
11:00am , Dublinia Museum
€5 – €24.50 (under 3yrs free)

Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything

Jason Byrne

The star of ‘Irelands Got Talent’, Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned. Don’t miss the chance to become part of this unique comedy experience but don’t forget to bring spare pants.


19th – 20th April 
7:30pm , Vicar Street

E.B. The Younger

E.B. The Younger

E.B. The Younger is the solo project of Midlake’s, Eric Pulido. His debut album, To Each His Own, was released in February this year, a deeply personal record rooted in Pulido’s love of warm, glowing rock, folk and country. Guitars ripple, sigh and sizzle alongside gliding keyboards over crisp, choppy and becalmed rhythms. Pulido’s lyrics equally look back and forth, philosophising about his place in the world, the choices he’s made, and where they have taken him.  His album tour will bring him to Whelan’s this week.

20th April 
8:00pm ,  Whelan’s 

Fox Jaw

Fox Jaw

Limerick quintet, Fox Jaw, return to form with their brand new single a modern strutting alt-rock groove anthem with hints of a New Romantics past. The new single comes accompanied by a full Technicolor audio visual experience shot and directed by the band’s drummer, Shane Serrano. Once described as ‘a modern band with an old soul’, Fox Jaw have a swaggering trend- shaking growl, that always keeps things sweet and melodic with an honest collection of dark pop songs.


20th April 
8:30pm ,  Sin É

Radiohead Reimagined: Wooden Elephant Play Kid A

Wooden Elephant Play Kid A

Wooden Elephant are an international ensemble that reworks seminal ‘pop’ albums in new and inventive ways. They present electronic-based music of elephantine proportions on nothing but their wooden instruments. They also feature the acclaimed Irish traditional and classical violinist Aoife Ní Bhríain as violinist.

So far they have arranged, recorded and toured two major albums of the last twenty years: ,Bjork – Homogenic, Radiohead – Kid A, Beyoncé – Lemonade.


21st April 
8:00pm ,  The Grand Social 

Dean Lewis

Dean Lewis

Following his sold out show in The Button Factory last year, Dean Lewis returns to Dublin.

Singer-songwriter Dean Lewis will release his debut album early this year. He celebrates his latest single “7 Minutes”. Building from a simple acoustic refrain into a surprisingly upbeat anthem, ‘7 Minutes’ was conceived in a London taxi after a disagreement with a girl. “The song is about meeting someone,” Dean says, “making memories and then feeling regret.” . His special guest for this show is Noah Kahan


21st April 
8:00pm ,  Vicar Street  

Hoodman Blind

Hoodman Blind

Hoodman Blind [Niamh O Brien (harp), Seán Ó Dalaigh (fiddle) and Finn Harper (accordion)] came together in 2016 to start a new journey in traditional music incorporating new compositions and the musics of Finland and Sweden, where they have both studied and performed.

The group released their debut EP in 2018 with the help of experts in the field of traditional and contemporary Irish music, Jack Talty (Ensemble Eriu) and Sean Og Graham (Beoga). While their recording has garnered much praise, it is in live performance that the trio come alive, bringing the audience into the world of their own imagination and making music “…that cuts right through to the heartstrings and the nerve-endings at the same time.” Ian Bascombe, The Journal Of Music.


21st April 
8:00pm ,  Whelan’s 

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