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Gig Guide: 27th January – 2nd February

Written by on 24/01/2020

James Yorkston

Throughout his career, James has released a succession of critically-acclaimed albums. He has toured all over Europe & North America and played at the major UK music festivals.
James Yorkston released his new album The Route to the Harmonium on Feb 22nd 2019. The album was almost entirely recorded by James himself, in the small Scottish fishing village of Cellardyke, where he lives. Yorkston’s studio is a ramshackle old loft space, originally used to repair fisherman’s nets, and now stuffed full the antique instruments James has collected throughout his life as a musician.

27th January 8 pm
The Workman’s Club


Sophie, Ben and other Problems

Sophie and Ben love each other a lot, but sometimes, they make that a bit too difficult for themselves.
Two twenty-somethings who are trying to find their way in the world, they guide us through their lives of low-key alcoholism, deeply rooted regret, and unfortunate sexual mishaps.

Join Sophie and Ben as they impart some words of wisdom on life, love, and modern day millennial relationships in a play that has been described by West-End Wilma as “quirky, wholesome, and desperately moving.”

27th January 8 pm (and other dates)
Smock Alley Theatre


Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan.
Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist.

28th January  8 pm


Young M.A

Brooklyn-bred rapper-slash-entrepreneur Young M.A takes the stage at The Academy. At the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards, she performed a freestyle on a cypher and performed “Ooouuu”, giving what XXL Magazine described as “show-stopping freestyle… one of the best freestyles of the night”. Young M.A raps about many of the same topics as male emcees, such as violence, sexuality, and wealth and acquisitions.

28th January  7 pm
The Academy


Amigo The Devil

Amigo The Devil is the purveyor of indie horror rock scene, loosely alt-Americana, Folk, Punk, Outlaw Country style, self-described as ‘murderfolk’ with songs about death, serial killers, murder etc.

29th January 7.30 pm
The Sound House


Steely Dan Tribute (AJA)

‘Aja’ is a tribute band playing the music of Steely Dan. Their repertoire includes the entire classic album Aja, hence the name. Gerard Farrelly : Keyboards. Colm Lindsay: Guitar. Tommy Moore : Bass/Vocals. Alan Cunningham : Drums. Johnny Graham : Vocals. Sinead Stone : Vocals. Mark Wilde & Serge Stavila.

29th January 4 pm
Arthur’s Pub


Danny O'Brien

What happens when a touring stand-up comedian can no longer stand up?
A food obsessing cheese lover tries veganism for a month?After a near career-ending knee injury O’ Brien is too young for pilates and too unbalanced for yoga. This award-winning performer brings you his brand-new hilarious hour of stand-up where self-destruction and self-discovery meet!

29th January 8 pm


Daughter of Swords

In 2017, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig began recording a set of songs about a breakup that had yet to happen. Recording the ten tracks that became her stunning solo debut, Dawnbreaker, under the new name Daughter of Swords gave Sauser-Monnig permission to go.

30th January  8 pm
The Grand Social


Stand Up Comedy in Aid of ICHH

This is a standup comedy event in aid of ICHH (Inner City Helping Homeless). It promises to be a cracking event with Ireland’s best comedians and great raffle and auction with some crackin’ gifts donated by local businesses.

30th January  8 pm
The Workman’s Club


Chicks Luv Us

New secure values Tech House scene in the south of France, Chicks Luv Us is above all a story of friendship between two young Djs/Producers. Residents Spartacus Club mecca of Marseille Electronic Music. In less than three years Chicks Luv Us have put their fly boxes in some of the best clubs in Europe as Pacha Club (Ibiza), Ministry Of Sound (London), Sankeys (Ibiza), Studio 338 (London), El Fortin (Brazil) …

31st January  11 pm
The Grand Social


Hail the Ghost

Hail The Ghost return to play Whelan’s following the release of their second studio album, ‘Arrhythmia’.
The bands’ debut album, ‘Forsaken’ was released in 2015 to wide critical acclaim. Frontman Kieran O’Reilly, is also known for his work as an actor in Ireland’s crime drama, ‘Love/Hate’ and the Emmy award-winning television show, ‘Vikings’. Support on the night comes from Emma Hynes.

31st January  8 pm


Boye and Colours Afrobeat

‘Boye PapaGee (Gboyega Akerele) is a Belgian/Nigerian (Yoruba) born drummer/percussionist, saxophonist, singer/song-writer, musical director/producer, cultural envoy and custodian, overseer and keeper of authentic, genuine Afrobeat in Ireland; he is the founder and leader of Colours Afrobeat a 12-piece Band, Ireland’s first and foremost multicultural Afrobeat band.
With own tunes; the repertoire of songs are all original; culturally pro-active, consciously progressive in nature and the roots of the music is African blended with  elements of West African music.

31st January  8.30 pm
Arthur’s Pub


Lucan Gospel Choir Concert for Stewarts Care 2020

Enjoy a wonderful Gospel Concert and support this Fundraising Event. Lucan Gospel Choir is a collection of soulful singers performing a wide range of music, with a blend of powerful voices and delicate harmonies…. a Lucan Gospel Choir appearance is not to be missed. It now has almost 90 members making it one of Irelands most successful community gospel choirs.

31st January  7.30 pm
St Philomena’s Church in Palmerstown


Isobel Campbell

After a prolonged absence and major changes in her life, the Glasgow-born singer-songwriter and cellist has made her freest, finest album yet in There Is No Other, 13 tracks of hook-driven melody across a wide spectrum of subtle, alluring arrangements and moods, from intense to mysterious to carefree, topped by her trademark gorgeous soft-spun voice.

1st February  7.30 pm
Liberty Hall Theatre



Elkae (Laura Keane) is an emerging electronic soul/pop artist, songwriter and producer from Dublin who has quickly grown herself to be a popular contributor to the Irish music scene.
She combines bass and synth driven beats with ambient production and funky rhythmic hooks to consume the listener and immerse them in her world.

1st February  8 pm


Sturgil Simpson

Grammy Award winner Sturgill Simpson today announces a 9 date European tour.
The tour will follow the release of the singer-songwriter’s highly anticipated new album ‘Sound & Fury and its accompanying Netflix anime film, which will be released simultaneously on 27th September.

1st February  7.30 pm
Vicar Street



On a dark and stormy night, Barry, Cusack and Pa gather again for the anniversary of their childhood friend Liam – killed in a road accident when they were seventeen.
Expecting a crowd and tearing into the cans, the three slowly realise they’re the only ones coming. Caught in the wake of their lingering grief, they confront their receding youth, their uncertain futures, and the ghost that has held them together.

1st February  3 pm and 7.45 pm
Project Arts Centre


Callum Orr

Callum Orr is an alternative folk singer & songwriter from Dublin City.
His third EP – Cathy & Places – was released on January 24th and this event is to mark its release into the wild.
The songs on this EP try to evoke a sense of place. There’s a bidding goodbye to his childhood home, a yearning for Ireland while homesick abroad in North America, and it closes with song that germinated whilst standing in front of a painting in the National Gallery.
Callum will be joined on the night by a 9-piece band (including a string quartet to recreate the lush string arrangements on Cathy & Places).

1st February  7.30 pm
Dublin Unitarian Church


Lil Mosey

Lil Mosey has been quietly plotting a takeover since his official entry into the rap game just two years ago. The Seattle rapper’s breakout hit, “Pull Up,” was the internet sensation that put him on the map, racking up millions of views and eventually landing the precocious teen at Interscope Records. His debut album, Certified Hitmaker, is out now.

2nd February  7 pm
Olympia Theatre


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