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Gig Guide 30th September – 6th October

Written by on 29/09/2019


The Classic Beatles


The only Beatles tribute act endorsed by Sir George Martin, the Queen, and the stars of the multi-award winning ‘Get Back’ show, the Classic Beatles are on the road in 2019 to celebrate the iconic Abbey Road album as it reaches the 50th anniversary of its release.

The band will play the album in its entirety, featuring memorable songs including ‘Come Together’, ‘Something’, ‘Golden Slumber’ and ‘Here comes the sun’

This is a show not to be missed by any Beatles fan, so come together and join us for what promises to be a memorable fab four experience.

Please note: tickets are extremely limited for this show, early booking is strongly advised.

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30th September
8pm, Lost Lane
€25

Info / Tickets – lostlane.ie


Jazz Jam


Enjoy your Monday evening right with explosive Jazz Jam! You will hear some of the hottest jazz players in the country getting together and go off like a firecracker on the 4th of July! Become one of the lucky listeners and jump onto the exploration of the world of great jazz. The best part is there is no cost to be in the circle of fifths.

Players come early!

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30th September
8pm, The Grand Social 
Free

Info / Tickets – thegrandscoial.ie


Nitin Sawhney


The multi-award-winning Nitin Sawhney will play a special Beyond Skin 20th anniversary show in his NCH debut.

As a touring musician, Sawhney has performed extensively as an artist in his own right at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, Hollywood Bowl and Sydney Opera House. As a DJ, Nitin has performed across the world and appeared regularly at London’s most popular club, Fabric, compiling their album release – Fabriclive 15. Collaborations include work with Paul McCartney, Sting, Jeff Beck, Ellie Goulding, Annie Lennox, Will Young, Bob Geldof, Andy Serkis, Mira Nair, Anoushka Shankar, Nora Jones and Nelson Mandela.

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30th September
7.30pm, National Concert Hall
€40

Info / Tickets – NationalConcertHall.ie


Úna Monaghan


Úna Monaghan is a harper, composer, and sound artist from Belfast, Ireland. Her recent work has combined traditional music with bronze sculpture, sound art and movement sensors.

She presents a concert of her compositions for harp and electronics, which fuse experimental and Irish traditional music with soundscape, electronics and improvisation. Úna released an album of her compositions for harp and electronics, named “For” in 2018.

This concert marks the beginning of her residency at the NCH as part of the Liam O’Flynn award.

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1st October
8.30pm, National Concert Hall: The Studio
€15

Info / Tickets – NationalConcertHall.ie


Galway Street Club


Galway Street Club are bringing their latest Live Show to Whelan’s Live on October 1st to celebrate the release of ‘Black Widow of Iron Mountain’ the debut single from their upcoming album.

The Band are fresh off the back of a Summer full of performing their famed Live show known for it’s Explosive raw-energy, on-stage Theatrics and Cultural Fusion much to the delight of Festival audiences at U.K Festival Boomtown, Knockan Stockan, All Together Now, Electric Picnic, Carlow Arts Festival, Spraoi and a Sold-Out Headline Show at Galway International Arts Festival.

New music is highly anticipated from Galway Street Club and this show is the first chance to experience it!

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1st October
8pm, Whelan’s
€10

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie


Irish Music Week


The development and progression of the conference (formerly Hard Working Class Heroes) has earned Ireland Music Week both local and international stature for being a must-attend event for anyone working in music in Europe. It is one of the largest gathering of music industry professionals from bookers to labels, managers, music supervisors, radio folk and journalists from around the world and here in Ireland.

Some of last year’s big successes to progress from the festival include Just Mustard, The Wood Burning Savages, Wild Youth, Æ Mak, Flynn, Pillow Queens, ROE, Bad Bones, A. Smyth, Kitt Philippa, Laoise, THUMPER, Maria Kelly, Molly Sterling, Joshua Burnside and more. So don’t miss that!

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1st – 5th October
Various Venues in Dublin
€27-107

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie


D. Cullen


Join D. Cullen in his debut headline show as he launches his latest single “Alright”!

D. Cullen is a singer and songwriter from Dublin. He has wowed audiences for a decade under various guises, most recently with his band The New 52, who split in 2019 after releasing the acclaimed album ‘Let Me Sleep’ in 2016 and a string of Number 1 iTunes singles & EP’s. Under his new moniker, he has already released the singled ‘The Rising Tide’ & ‘My Face’ during the year, and racked up an impressive list of support slots with acts such as Bry and Kieron Goss and Annie Kinsella.

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2nd October
8pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s
€10

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie


Christian Cohle


In a new monthly series of showcase gigs ‘We-Bloom Presents’ will host the best up & coming bands in Ireland at Workmans Club.

This month they have Christian Cohle (formely Christian Collins) for his first show under a new alias. Over the last couple of years he has been working on this new project, get excited to see it on October 2nd!

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2nd October
8pm, The Workmans Club 
Free

Info / Tickets – theworkmansclub.ie


Bangers and Crash Percussion Group


Having a physics background can be a useful thing indeed if you are ace percussionist Alex Petcu. So the required sounds don’t exist on conventional instruments? No problem, you just invent and build what you need. And that’s what audiences can expect when he and fellow percussion adventurers Emma King and Brian Dungan take to the road with their kitbag of the usual suspects of the drum world, along with a fascinating array of metal, wood and string. Three young and energetic virtuosos cook up a menu of new music. .

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2nd October
7.30pm, The Sugar Club
€20

Info / Tickets – sugarclubtickets.ie


Franc Moody


Franc Moody’s sound is contemporary funk, awash with electronic inspiration, human touches, and throbbing grooves. Like Daft Punk and Jamiroquai before them, they draw from the sounds, styles and techniques of funk, disco and soul while simultaneously threading in electronic influences of the here and now. And over their short lifespan as a band they’ve shown a masterful knack for creating rich and textured bangers, like “Dopamine” (which has amassed over 6 million streams) and “Dance Moves” (over 8 million streams).

It’s a vibe they carry with them, whether they are supporting Friendly Fires on their UK tour, rocking out to thousands at Lovebox or headlining Whelan’s Dublin on Thursday 3rd October this this year!

 

3rd October
8.30pm, Whelan’s
€20.50

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie


Shane Meehan 'twill Do


Shane Meehan, a fiddle player from Carrick-on-Shannon Co. Leitrim was initially taught by his grandfather John Meehan who was a flute and fiddle player. He grew up playing with local musicians Damian O’Brien, Oliver Loughlin and Padraig McGovern to name a few. In his teens he took an interest in composition and this soon led to his involvement in the first Leitrim Equation project in 2009 alongside Lúnasa.

His debut album launch with guest artists Conor Connolly (accordion) and Andrea Pilandri (fiddle). The album is called ’twill Do and it features 19 original compositions. Macdara Ó’Faoláin provides tasteful accompaniment on bouzouki along with Kevin Brehony on piano.

 

3rd October
9pm, The Cobblestone
Free

Info / Tickets – cobblestonepub.ie


The Winter Passing


The Winter Passing have always fearlessly followed their own path, an approach fueled by their distinctly collaborative nature. Every member brings a unique set of skills, influences, and perspectives that coalesce into a sound that is difficult to categorize but easy to love. They are one Ireland’s finest independent exports in the alternative/punk community worldwide. TWP created an infectiously raw mix of garage punk energy and indie rock quirks that garnered critical acclaim.

Listen to them live in Whelan’s!

 

3rd October
8pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s
€13

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie


The Sherlocks


The Sherlocks are a British indie/alternative band from Sheffield. The band consists of two sets of brothers. The upcoming album ‘Under Your Sky’ is out Oct 4th, so listen to them on their debut evening!

Listen to Kiaran Crook as the lead vocal, Josh Davidson who plays the lead guitar, Andy Davidson on Bass and Brandon Crook on Drums!

 

4th October
7pm, Academy 2
€15

Info / Tickets – bandsintown.ie


October Fires


October Fires are a tight knit four piece band whose music can be described as alt pop rock. They fuse together their backgrounds from choral music, classical, pop, folk, soul, funk and rock to create a sound that can be deemed a breath of fresh air.

Fresh from their performances in the National Concert Hall in September and Knockanstockan Festival, October Fires have recorded their latest single ‘Caught In Your Design’ in the stunning Black Mountain Studios. In the words of producer James Darkin, the song is “Moody as F**k!”

See them performing their new song on Friday the 4th October!

 

4th October
9pm, The House Presents
Free

Info / Tickets – breakingtunes.ie


Mik Pyro


Mik Pyro is known for his excessive stage antics, with The Irish Times once describing him as having “cajoled, provoked, teased, screamed, shouted, stomped and flirted away” through an entire set with Republic of Loose, whilst the Irish Independent has compared him to “an insane rock version of Robbie Williams, with the voice of a young and drunk James Brown”.

He is going to play tracks from his new debut solo album and hits from the Republic Of Loose back catalogue!

 

4th October
8pm, Whelan’s
€16

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie


Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds, Brìghde Chaimbeul


As folk music flourishes, Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds and Brìghde Chaimbeul are brought together for one special show curated by Geoff Travis, Jeannette Lee and Tim Chipping.

Cavan born Lisa O’Neill now lives in Dublin. Heard A Long Gone Song, her first album for Rough Trade imprint River Lea is a collection of traditional material interspersed with her own. These are folk songs in the original sense of the word.

Ye Vagabonds are Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn who grew up in the rural town of Carlow on the southeast of Ireland. The Hare’s Lament is an album of traditional songs learned from some of the greats of Irish music.

From Skye, Brìghde Chaimbeul plays Scottish smallpipes. Her acclaimed album, The Reeling was recorded live without overdubs in the historic East Church in Cromarty, on the Black Isle.

 

 

5th October
8pm, Main Stage NCH
€18-24.50

Info / Tickets – nch.ie


Jim McHugh and Friends


From the farney drumlins of Monaghan, multi-instrumentalist Jim McHugh brings a new edge to the folk tradition blending traditional and indie styles with up-tempo beats. Jim McHugh will play the Vintage Room on Saturday October 5th! This gig is part of his ‘My Nuclear Radio’ Album tour. This show will include support from Carol Faherty and will blast out the recent singles ‘Marjorie’, ‘Avenue Road’ and ‘Everything’s Cool’, all for which have received repeated national radio play and rave reviews.

 

 

5th October
8pm, The Workmans Club 
€8-10

Info / Tickets – theworkmansclub.ie


The Mystery Lights


The Mystery Lights’s sophomore album on Daptone’s rock subsidiary, Wick Records, finds the group digging deeper into their well of eclectic influences, enriching their sound without echoing the past. It mixes the eerie, insistent synth sounds of groups like The Normal and Suicide, the energy and swagger of punk’s golden age, the pop sensibility of The Kinks, and the stark, deliberate execution of Television. The Mystery Lights are taking their idiosyncratic brand of rock and roll to dizzying new heights.

 

 

5th October
7.30pm, The Sugar Club
€15

Info / Tickets – sugarclub.ie


Easy Life


Easy Life are an English alternative band formed in 2017 from Leicester.  The five band members released their first single “Pockets” via Chess Club Records in November 2017 and subsequently signed to Island Records to release their debut mixtape ‘Creature Habits’ in 2018. Debuting as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on BBC Radio on 16 July 2019, the band released the single ‘Earth’ alongside a video commentating on environmental issues, shot at a plastic recycling plant in Morocco!

 

 

6th October
7pm, The Academy
€17.45

Info / Tickets – theacademy.ie


Dublin Blues Cartel


Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.Their sets consists of radical reworkings of well known R’n’B standards which segue into lengthy improvisations that are one minute, blues jazz crescendo, the next a funk dervish, one minute a pyschedelic freak out, next a country boogie twist, the next a dark ascension of Wagnerian majesty.

Featuring some the best musicians Ireland has ever produced, Dublin Blue cartel are James Delaney, Pat Farrell, John Quearney, Mick Pyro and Noel Bridgeman!

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 6th October

10.30pm, Whelan’s Bar
Free

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie


Hilltop Hoods


Every studio album from 2006’s The Hard Road onwards has debuted at number one – they even picked up a number one debut for their recent Remix album (Drinking From The Sun Walking Under Stars Restrung). They’ve consistently racked up multi-platinum sales in an era when the industry is seeing sales dwindle across the board. They’ve also been a consistent and powerful live act throughout Australia, Canada and Europe, and even took hip hop back to its birthplace in the US.

Don’t miss the chance to see them live in Dublin!

 

6th October
7pm, The Button Factory
€19.45

Info / Tickets – buttonfactory.ie