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Gig Guide 9th – 15th September

Written by on 02/09/2019


TBL8 Brass Band


Unlike anything you’ve heard before, this is the new brass revolution!

TBL8, an eclectically-inspired urban brass ensemble based in Dublin, flip the idea of the traditional brass band on its head. They pride themselves in performing a repertoire which can only be considered a blend of everything from disco, to pop, to ska and all that fits in between those lines – all arranged/composed to suit their unique brass sound.

Expect the unexpected, and be ready to headbang.

 

9th September
9pm, Lost Lane Dublin
Free

Info / Tickets – lostlane.ie


Circle Sessions


An open mic night without the mic!

You can expect a wide variety of performances including spoken word poetry, storytelling and music. This fresh mix of creativity will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat!

On top of it all, everything is performed without mics, which creates a unique atmosphere full of mutual respect between the performers and the audience.

 

9th September
8pm, The International Bar
Free

Info / Tickets –international-bar.com


Live Irish Music Singalong


Are you ever watching an intimate live music performance and wish you could just sing along at the top of your lungs? Then this is the place to be!

With a repertoire of traditional Irish music, Cathal Hickey will host an evening unforgettable for everyone present.

 

9th September
8pm, Darkey Kelly’s
Free

Info / Tickets – darkeykellys.ie


Russell Howard


Comedian, television presenter and actor Russell Howard is coming to Dublin and you should be there too!

Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit show The Russell Howard Hour, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that’s spinning out of control. Covering topics like foreign politics, his fear of death and everything in between, Howard is guaranteed to keep you entertained all evening.

 

10th September
7.30pm, Vicar St
From €36.15

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.com


Bluegrass Tuesday


Bluegrass Tuesdays at Sin É is hosted by The Dublin Bluegrass Collective & friends, who are an eclectic group of musicians playing together for over a decade.

Acoustically, unplugged or pulling off a full stage show, they create a set that has your feet tapping and head bopping!

 

10th September
8.30pm, Sin É
Free

Info / Tickets – sin-e.ie


You Am I


Alternative rock band You Am I are one of Australia’s all-time essential rock n’ roll bands.

More than two decades on from their first album release, You Am I have not only had one of the longest and most successful recording careers in Australia, but are also without a doubt one of the most loved live bands.

 

11th September
7.30pm, The Grand Social
€18.50

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.com


Tara Breen, Laoise Kelly, Josephine Marsh & Nell Ní Chróinín


Dedicated and passionate, Tara Breen, Laoise Kelly, Josephine Marsh and Nell Ní Chróinín will lead audiences through a programme of traditional tunes and songs. This is a warm and intimate conversation of equals, one on which listeners are privileged to eavesdrop.

Expect a performance that layers Laoise Kelly’s harp playing with the gorgeous exchange of melodies between Josephine Marsh’s accordion and Tara Breen’s fiddle, all topped-off by Nell Ní Chróinín’s crystal-clear voice. These acclaimed musicians will send you home on the crest of a joyful musical high.

 

11th September
7.30pm, The Sugarclub
From €10

Info / Tickets – sugarclubtickets.com


Ella & Louis: Porgy and Bess


Don’t miss the world premiere of the first ever concert version of the classic Ella Fitzgerald/ Louis Armstrong album “Porgy and Bess”, transcribed by Ryan Quigley and conducted by Stephen Bell.

With Nicola Emmanuelle as Ella and five-time British Jazz Awards winner Enrico Tomasso as Louis, they will also feature “Rhapsody in Blue” and more.

 

11th September
8pm, National Concert Hall
From €12

Info / Tickets – nch.ie


Bonniesongs


Born and raised in Ireland, Bonniesongs is the musical moniker of Dublin/Wicklow native Bonnie Stewart. 

Now living in Sydney, Australia, Stewart’s unique blend of musical influences is often hard to pin down, but its roots are easier to trace. Growing up amongst a vibrant and inspirational DIY punk scene that solidified her love of music, Stewart went on to study jazz at university, attaining a degree in jazz performance on drums.

Building on the expansive dream-folk of her earlier material, her new music has proven an unexpected but necessary evolution of Stewart’s sound, mostly with the addition of a full band to her previously solo ventures.

 

12th September
8pm, Whelan’s
From €11

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


Zaska


Max Zaska is the guitar-wielding songwriter at the helm of this supergroup of talent with a rotating roster of session players and rising stars from across genres in the Irish music scene, starting with Hozier, the band’s original vocalist.

Blending his blues-rock roots with a love of a deeply funky groove and jazz improvisation, Zaska’s compositions mix many different genres.

 

12th September
8pm, Whelan’s
€15

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


Frank Skinner


After five years away from the comedy circuit, Frank Skinner is back with his new show Showbiz!

Since launching his career in 1987 Frank Skinner has toured extensively, become host to shows like The Frank Skinner Show, Room 101, and even written a football hit. The comedian even tried his hand at playwriting last year and his play Nina’s Got News debuted at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

This is an unmissable opportunity to see comic legend Skinner perform brand new stand-up in an intimate space.

 

12th September
7.30pm, Vicar St
€35

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.com


Academy Lane EP Launch Party


Dublin based Pop-Rock band, Academy Lane, will celebrate the release of their new EP “Poets & Novelists” at The Grand Social!

Founded in 2017, the band have found success with their most popular tune “Shakin’ It”, written by drummer Stefan Donoghue. The driving force behind the bands’ other tunes has proven to be the combination of Robbie Tomkins’ unique songwriting complemented by Derek Cervi’s genius chord progressions.

This collaborative style can also be seen in their engaging gigs, which show the five musicians being genuinely in love with performing.

 

13th September
8pm, The Grand Social
€5

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie


I Draw Slow


Dublin roots band I Draw Slow have been consistently selling out venues and releasing their records to critical acclaim in Ireland and internationally for the last 10 years. It’s been six years since the 5 piece band made their debut US appearance in Nashville, following the release of their second album Redhills.

Meanwhile they’ve moved into a dominant position on the North American folk music scene and are receiving well deserved recognition. The band’s latest album “Turn Your Face to the Sun”, reached No.1 in Ireland and was produced by veteran producer Brian Masterson (Planxty, U2, Van Morrison).

 

13th September
8pm, Lost Lane
€15

Info / Tickets – lostlane.ie


Mik Pyro's Blues Cartel


Blues, Funk & Soul from Dublin’s finest Mik Pyro!

With Ger Kiely on guitar, Aongus Ralston on bass and Eoin Redmond on drums, Mik Pyro’s Blues Cartel will make sure you have a rhythmic and bluesy evening.

 

13th September
9.30pm, Arthur’s Pub
€10

Info / Tickets – arthurspub.ie


FUR


Formed just over three years ago, Brighton-based FUR might not have expected this sudden change of fortune, but their ambition and determination was there from the start.

With a full quartet on board, they then began to write tracks based equally in the ‘00s indie they’d grown up with and an increasing rekindled interest in the older music they’d always known from home.

Their latest selftitled EP, lead by the hook-laden ‘Angel Eyes’, is a collection of warm, nostalgia-inducing yet fresh sounding songs from a band truly coming into their own.

 

13th September
8pm, Whelan’s
€13

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


Katie Kim


This show is set to be a very special one, as it will be Katie’s last Dublin show before she ups stakes and moves to the US. Come join her for what is going to be an incredible show. It will also offer attendees a preview of new tracks from her forthcoming album as well as revisiting tracks from previous releases.

Mood is central to the expansive musical landscape of Katie Kim. Piano chords stretch to infinity, silence is employed as devastating punctuation, while the voice, in its salience is all the scattered beauty a glimmer of light can illuminate. Cinematic in scope and tectonic in delivery, it’s as deep as you want or need it to be.

 

14th September
8pm, The Workmans Club 
€10

Info / Tickets – theworkmansclub.com


Lux Alma


Electro-folk act Lux Alma returns to Lost Lane for one very special performance. She has teamed up with a stellar design team and some of Dublin’s most talented musicians to visually and musically transport you on an epic pop odyssey through Ireland’s underworld.

It’s going to be dark and beautiful, euphoric and sweaty, poignant and heartbreaking.

 

14th September
8pm, Lost Lane
€16

Info / Tickets – lostlane.ie


Katerina García & Band


Katerina García & Band is a group of four musicians of diverse nationalities and musical affiliations, ranging from Classical and Jazz to world music / traditional.

Together they embark on a musical journey across the European continent, exploring and re-imagining musical traditions as diverse as the Eastern-Mediterranean Sephardic cancionero, the songs of Central Europe, the Iberian Peninsula, and Ireland.

 

14th September
3pm, Farmleigh Ballroom
€15 / €50 (family ticket)

Info / Tickets – farmleigh.ie


Ruairí De Leastar & Band


For the past fifteen years Ruairí de Leastar has been honing his craft and enrapturing audiences with his songs of hope and fervent wisdom. He has been an accomplished songwriter from a young age, and has fronted many successful bands and duos. A musician of true passion, Ruairí has shared the stage with acts such as Duke Special, Lisa Hannigan, Jerry Fish, Jack L and Foy Vance.

Now he will celebrate the launch of his new EP with a performance at Whelan’s supported by his band.

 

15th September
8pm, Whelan’s (upstairs)
€11

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com


Slyrydes & Bullet Girl & Carlo Magliocco


The project “Slyrydes” started as a reaction to what was seen as a lot of really bland music filling the airwaves and a love for the Punk and New Wave scene of the late 70’s and early 80’s. The band was formed as a live band and they are most comfortable performing.

As support acts Bullet Girl and Carlo Magliocco will add their post punk, acoustic and alt indie charm to create an unforgettable evening.

 

15th September
8pm, The Workmans Club
Free

Info / Tickets – facebook.com


Ophelia Quartet


Made up of four outstanding young artists, the Ophelia Quartet made their concert debut earlier this summer at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival.

As part of the Sunday String Quartet Series, they will now perform Mendelssohn, Ravel, Robin Haigh and Shostakovich in The National Concert Hall.

 

15th September
3pm, The National Concert Hall
€17.50

Info / Tickets – nch.ie