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Gig Guide: 20th – 26th January

Written by on 17/01/2020


Howie the Rookie


The band’s musical virtuosity, combined with energy and joy of life, truly is evident while witnessing impressive tours of several years and performances at Coachella, Glastonbury, Les Vieilles Charrues, Rock en Seine, Bestival, Boomtown, Paleo Festival, etc… A success accompanied by a real recognition of the medias: the band performed on live TV at Jools Holland, the Jonathan Ross Show, Taratata, Tonight at the London Palladium but also at the prestigious BBC 2 Hootenanny.


20th January
8 pm
Viking Theatre @ the Sheds
€15

Info – vikingtheatredublin.com


Caravan Palace


 

The band’s musical virtuosity, combined with energy and joy of life, truly is evident while witnessing impressive tours of several years and performances at Coachella, Glastonbury, Les Vieilles Charrues, Rock en Seine, Bestival, Boomtown, Paleo Festival, etc… A success accompanied by a real recognition of the medias: the band performed on live TV at Jools Holland, the Jonathan Ross Show, Taratata, Tonight at the London Palladium but also at the prestigious BBC 2 Hootenanny.

 

21st January 8.30 pm
Vicar Street
€36

Info – vicarstreet.com


Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn


Béla Fleck is one of the world’s great instrumentalists – a virtuoso banjo master, acclaimed collaborator and leader of the Flecktones.  Singer and clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn is a folk artist  every bit as interested in the present and the future as she is in the past, and every bit as attuned to the global as she is to the local. Together they create a musical landscape captivating for it’s warmth and playfulness.

21st January 8.00 pm
National Concert Hall
€27,50-39,50

info – nch.ie


The Murphy Beds and Landless


Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer (aka The Murphy Beds) present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. Jefferson and Eamon have been performing together for years, having first met at Irish sessions in New York City.

Landless are Ruth Clinton, Meabh Meir, Sinead Lynch and Lily Power. They sing unaccompanied traditional songs from Irish, Scottish, English and American traditions in close four-part harmony.

22nd January 8.00 pm
The Workman’s Club
€10/€12

Info – theworkmansclub.com


The Magnificent Nina West Show


Klub Kids have joined forces with some of the UK’s best drag magicians to create the UK and Europe’s first ever Drag Magic show ‘The Magnificent Nina West Show’.
Expect an event of camp uplifting drag, hilarious comedy and of course some mysterious magic.

22nd January 8.00 pm
Liberty Hall Theatre
€24,28-49,11

Info – eventbrite.com


The Kilkennys


Although Davey, Robbie and Tommy Mackey remain the founding members, new recruit Mick Martin has been brought in to bring the uileann pipes to the band’s sound. That sound has evolved over the years into a unique high-energy hybrid of folk and trad that always generates a huge amount of audience participation.

22nd January 5.00 pm
The Porterhouse
free; booking required

Info- tradfest.ie


Tommy Emmanuel


 

Tommy Emmanuel released his duets album, Accomplice One earlier this year.
Accomplice One is a testament to Emmanuel’s musical diversity, the range of expression that stretches from authentic country-blues to face-melting rock shredding, by way of tender and devastating pure song playing. The songs are a mix of new takes on indelible classics and brand-new originals from Tommy and his collaborators.

 

23rd January 7.30 pm
Vicar Street
€39

Info- aikenpromotions.com


The Felice Brothers


 

Reflecting on the current political climate and general uncertainty in the world, Undress finds the group in a very different place than their last album, 2016’s Life In The Dark. Between personnel changes, families growing and the political landscape, the result is a tighter, more-paired down release. “Every song is a story,” said James Felice. “On this album everything was a bit more thoughtful, including the arrangements, the sonic quality and the harmonies.”

 

23rd January 7.30 pm
Whelan’s
€23

Info- aikenpromotions.com


Costello


Costello Of Workin’ Class Records kicks off his 1st gig of the New Year in The Workman’s Club with support from Lethal Dialect.

23rd January 8.00 pm
The Workman’s Club

 €10,85

Info- theworkmansclub.com


The Irish Santana Experience


The Irish Santana Experience is an exciting 8 piece band that recreates the supernatural sound of Carlos Santana live. Comprised of Irish and South American musicians performing original arrangements of classic tracks like Black Magic Woman, She’s Not There, Samba Pa Ti, Oye Como Va and more modern hits such as the Grammy award winning Smooth.

24th January 7.30 pm
The Grand Social
€11,25

Info- thegrandsocial.ie


Clara Rose Band


Clara Rose is a powerhouse blues and rock artist with soulful & roots undertones. A stalwart of the Irish blues music scene she has toured nationwide with her acclaimed, original, independent album releases with headline shows at all the major blues festivals including Harvest Time Blues (Monaghan), Danny Boy Jazz and Blues (Limavady) and Blues on the Bay (Warrenpoint).

24th January 9.00 pm
 Arthur’s Blues and Jazz Club
€10

Info- arthurspub.ie


Waterparks


 

Waterparks will be hitting the road this autumn to support their upcoming album ‘Fandom’. As part of the European leg of the tour, Waterparks bring their enigmatic sound to Dublin’s Academy

 

24th January 7.00 pm
The Academy
€24,90

Info- theacademydublin.com


Free Ice Cream


Free Ice Cream using only the ingredients of Irish Sugar, Italian Cream, American Dreams and Sunshine from Africa. Imagine pulling from all around the world to make up a band so wildly infectious and boisterous, it grabs the audience by the scruff and shakes the cone to create a sound that brings every known beat and melodic tradition into a whirlwind of pure madness.

25th January
The Grand Social
€10

Info- thegrandsocial.ie


Paul Dunlea's 4 Corners Project


The music draws inspiration from and reflects the turbulence and legacy (both positive and negative) of the Irish War of Independence and explores how its echoes reverberate through the political climate today. Excitedly, this is Dunlea’s first tour as a solo artist around the UK outside of Ireland, taking in dates in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Although at home in a variety of musical styles, Cork Trombonist/Composer/Arranger, Paul Dunlea concentrates primarily on jazz and Improvisation.

25th January
Arthur’s Pub

Info- arthurspub.ie


Cult Called Man


Cult Called Man celebrate the launch of their new official music video for a brand new single (Trash King).
Having spent the summer shooting a music video around Germany and finishing their second album The 4 piece bring their unique brand of Retro-Pop back to Whelan’s.

25th January 8 pm
Whelan’s Pub
€10/12,50

Info- whelanslive.com


Tim Baker


Tim Baker is a Canadian singer-songwriter from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The longtime lead singer of the indie rock band Hey Rosetta!, his debut solo album Forever Overhead was released on April 19, 2019 on Arts & Crafts.

26th January 8 pm
Whelan’s
€15

Info- whelanslive.com


Mary Bergin


‘Just about the best Tin Whistle player this century’ is how the Irish Times referred to Mary in a recent interview. Born into a very musical family, she began playing at an early age, winning many awards in Oireachtas and Fleadh Ceoil competitions, including the All-Ireland Championships at Junior and Senior level. Her first solo album ‘Feadóga Stáin’ brought out in 1979, is regarded as a classic in latter-day traditional music.

26th January 2.30 pm
Pepper Canister Church
€14,99

Info- tradfest.tickets.ie


Della Mae


Since forming in Boston in 2009, Nashville-based string band Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic live act comprised of some of the finest players in bluegrass, Americana and beyond. Originating from different musical backgrounds and states across the US and Canada, each member brings distinct elements that make Della Mae such a beloved band. Together they have a completely original style – sensitive yet assertive, intense yet playful, steeped in tradition yet undeniably current.


26th January 8 pm
Lost Lane
€19,99

Info- tradfest.tickets.ie


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