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Gig Guide: 3rd – 9th February

Written by on 31/01/2020


Zandra- Queen of Jazz


With just her sax and a suitcase, Zandra Mitchell joined a jazz band and toured the world.

Born in Phibsborough, Dublin in 1903, she was Ireland’s first female saxophonist.
While the twenties roared she found her way through Europe to Berlin. The dictators rose; the books burned; the bombs dropped…and Zandra played her sax.

3rd February 8 pm
Smock Alley Theatre
€16

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Camden Comedy


Camden Comedy is a newly established comedy club on Camden Street. Each week you find a new lineup of experiences veteran comedians and newly started open micers.

3rd February 8 pm
Anseo, Camden Street
Free

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Trad


Mark Doherty’s award-winning Trad tells the hilarious story of 100-year-old Thomas…and his father! Together they set out to discover the son they never knew he had.
Featuring original music composed by Jim Doherty and directed by award-winning actor Aaron Monaghan, Trad is a side-splitting, heart-warming saga and this will be the second time Livin’ Dred Theatre Company brings the show to Pavilion Theatre.

4th February
Pavilion Theatre
€22-25

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The Local Honeys


The Local Honeys are comprised of Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. They have dedicated themselves to the preservation of old music and the creation of new music. Their songwriting often reflects subject matter that little girls ought not talk about. This element played a strong impact in the production and creation of their debut album, “Little Girls Actin’ Like Men.” Including both traditional and original songs, “Little Girls” showcases the Honey’s ability to tear into hard driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound, and tell a damn good story.

4th February  8 pm
Whelan’s
€15

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Aaron Hackett


Aaron Hackett is a 22-year-old singer/songwriter/producer from Limerick, Ireland.
With over 3,000 monthly Spotify listeners and frequent appearances on ‘I Love Limerick’ & ‘The Limerick Post’, he is definitely an up and coming artist to watch.

4th February  8 pm
The Button Factory
Free

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Sun Shakers


Sun Shakers are a 4 piece ‘psychedelic soul’ band from Ireland and the UK. The story of Sun Shakers began 5 years back. Since, they have released two records; The Union(2017), and Back to Us Part 1(2019). These records are mixes of soul infused rock, folk, funk and hip-hop tracks and have made this band who they are today. 2020 will be the pinnacle for this band to date with another tour of Ireland and the Uk on the horizon, a track going to Cannes Film Festival as part of the soundtrack of a short film attending, and the release of the 2 part album Back to Us .

5th February  8 pm
Whelan’s
€10

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Jamie Freed


Jamie Freed brings his debut EP “Wants, Not Needs” to The Workman’s Club, with support from fellow Irish artist RikShaw. A showcase of young up-and-comers in the Irish hip-hop scene, not to be missed!
Based in Dublin, Ireland, Jamie Freed is a young creative who draws inspiration from contemporary hip-hop and R&B. Starting his career as an indie singer-songwriter, he has developed a sound devoted to providing emotional and lyrical content, while maintaining a high energy, new-wave feel.

5th February  8 pm
The Workman’s Club
€5

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Villiers and the Villains


With their critically acclaimed LP ‘Music Confounds The Machines’ garnering high praise from BBC Radio Scotland’s Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Ulster’s Ralph McLean and RTE Radio’s ‘Late Date’ host and Hothouse Flower Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Villiers and The Villains continue their upward spiral with raw and raucous gigs at Kilkenny Roots, Electric Picnic, The American Bar, Stendhal Festival, Belfast City Blues Festival, Crumlin Road Gaol and many more. Old school rhythm, rock ‘n’ blues akin to The Band and Bob Dylan, these villains are proving they are the ones to watch.

5th February  8 pm
Whelan’s
€15

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Local Boy


Local Boy Ruins Everything’ is the new EP from Irish artist Local Boy, aka Jake Hurley. The Burner Records co-founder wrote, produced and mixed the entirety of the five track project which tells indie infused tales of everyday mundanity and dreams of rock ‘n’ roll stardom. On February 6th Local Boy takes his new EP to the stage along with a full live band. Support from Sourfruit.

6th January  8 pm
Whelan’s
€7

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Eoin Martin


With an army of influences from a huge amount of artists, musical acquaintances, and years of eclectic musical adventures Eoin has composed some works sentimental to those times. Those which have earned him a strong mark among the Irish acoustic and Dublin music scene.
He studied song writing in BIMM Dublin after releasing the first EP ‘Seasons’ in May 2013.

6th January  8 pm
The Button Factory
Free

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Waldorf & Cannon and A Sleeping Giant


Waldorf & Cannon:
An alternative multi-instrumentalist duo from Derry and Donegal Ireland, Waldorf & Cannon make a little go a very long way.
With both members on vocal duties, Philip Wallace AKA Waldorf playing a Farmer Footdrum kit , guitar and harmonica, and Oisin Cannon on bass, their craft – influenced by the likes of Pixies, Devo, Link Wray, Beck and The Dead Kennedys.

A Sleeping Giant:
Imagine a house party thrown by Sly and The Family Stone and Thom Yorke, where they invite The Robert Glasper Experiment and Tycho. It’s 4AM and no-one’s told them bass solos are totally inappropriate in 2019.

7th February  9 pm
Sin é
€5

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Neil Delamere


 

Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC’s the Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz Neil Delamere returns to Vicar St with a brand-new show.
Time waits for no man, especially one trying to buy a watch. Things always get complicated.

“You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe.’’ ***** The Scotsman

“One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine.’’ ***** The Herald

 

7th February  7.30 pm
Vicar Street
€29,50

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Absolutely Yo + Skinny Elvis


A rocking out night of old school rockabilly honky tonk.

7th February  10 pm
The Grand Social
€8

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Mae Muller


Mae Muller is a young pop singer from London who has released just a handful of singles since 2017. She is part of a new generation of refreshingly candid pop stars making empowering music.

8th February
The Academy
€16,45

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Grimm Tales


The Brothers Grimm stories have been retold countless times over the past two centuries, and these fairy tales present us with a World of fantastical stories that exist in enchanted forests, stone castles, soaring towers and bottomless seas, featuring archetypal characters. These tales are still resonant for these challenging and frequently bizarre times we live in, as Schiller writes: ‘Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth taught by life’.

8th February 2 pm and 7.30 pm
Smock Alley Theatre
€12-15

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Audible Chocolate and Guests


Audible Chocolate are a three piece funk ensemble hailing from the glorious Northside of Dublin. With lyrics inspired by the trials and tribulations of Ireland’s youth, AC serenade listeners with Motown inspired melodies, percolated riffs and syncopated beats.

8th February 9 pm
Sin é
€5

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The Henry Girls and Band


The Henry Girls are three sisters from Donegal with a penchant for harmonising and in this show, they and their band will perform a set of Boswell Sisters music. The Boswell Sisters were a vocal jazz trio who broke boundaries with their intricate harmonies and rhythmic experimentation. They got the nickname ‘syncopating harmonists from New Orleans’ and made music that was steeped in jazz, blues, dixieland, ragtime and gospel.

9th February 4 pm
Arthur’s Pub
€20

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International Visiting Artists Series


Join guitar sensation Xuefei Yang as she rings in the Year of the Rat in the company of musical friends, soprano Lynda Lee, flautist William Dowdall and violist Rosalind Ventris.Taking place in the magnificent surroundings of the National Gallery of Ireland, this exceptional Chinese musician leads a colourful programme that celebrates the richness of her instrument, her home country and music from Ireland and further afield.

9th February 3 pm
Shaw Room, National Gallery of Ireland
€20

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