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Gig Guide Feb.24- March 1

Written by on 21/02/2020

Fall of the Second Republic

The Fall of the Second Republic – Emer Hackett is a fearless and determined investigative reporter. Her target is the Taoiseach, Manny Spillane, a wily political survivor.Their paths cross in the ruins of an old theatre, set to be the site for a banking centre, which promises to bring wealth to the Irish economy as well to Spillane and his cohorts. What Emer uncovers sparks a fury of consequences for her newspaper, her colleagues and the political framework of the country.

24th February – 14th March 7.30 pm
Abbey Theatre
€13 – €45



After their success in 2019 Ímar for their only tour of Ireland this year.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners, Glasgow-based five-piece Ímar stand out from the crowd – by taking things back to basics.With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes – including a the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Musician Of The Year, 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Musician of the Year, BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles – the group’s formation embodies a personal reconnection with its members’ formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow’s justly celebrated session scene.

25th February 7.30 pm
€12 – €15


The KÍLA Sessions

The Kíla Sessions are back. World famous Irish band Kíla take a break from their hectic touring schedule to bring you a more intimate musical experience…
Every Tuesday between 7.30-9.30 different members of Kila will come togetherfor an informal session in Whelan’s front window. Expect special guests and eclectic tunes and songs…

25th February  7.30 pm


Garret Baker and the random nouns

‘House That The Trees Reclaimed’ is the 2nd studio album from Garret Baker & The Random Nouns, a musical project by Dubliner Baker, his half French, half Irish partner, Laura Mallett, Dublin guitarist Christopher Barry and German cellist Frieda Freytag. An album of songs written in a stone house on the river Shannon, that explores local murder ballads, mother and baby homes and the dissolute Dublin music scene of old

26th February 8 pm


Franc Moody

Franc Moody are an idiosyncratic London collective who marry contemporary concerns with classic, crate-digging sounds. They are, in many ways, the brainchild of partners-in-crime Ned and Jon, who were raised on the contrasting influences of a classical household (Jon) and the searing soul of New Orleans (Ned) but both finding an enduring love of dance music in nearly all its forms.

26th February  7.30 pm
Button Factory


Brian Cheatle - Overnight Failure

Debuting as part of the 5th Annual Scene + Heard Festival of New Work at Smock Alley Theatre this February, Brian’s new standup special “Overnight Failure” focuses on his personal experiences where, after a lifetime of screw-ups, he suddenly finds himself middle-aged and struggling to maintain not only his career, but also his sanity.

27th + 28th February  8 pm
Smock Alley Theatre
€10 – €13


Cory Wong

Recognized for his high-speed improvisational skills, fun-loving performance spirit, and a flexible right wrist, guitarist Cory Wong had a multifaceted music career in his base of Minneapolis, Minnesota before becoming better known for regular guest spots as rhythm guitarist for R&B/funk outfit Vulfpeck in the mid-2010s. Often incorporating intricate, percussive picking into his rhythm playing, his style merges acoustic and electric techniques gleaned from years invested in both. Wong’s second solo LP, a set of lighthearted jazz-funk titled The Optimist, debuted in the Top 20 of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart upon its release in 2018.

28th February 7.30 pm
The Button Factory


Free Party at Button Factory

DJs spinning the best of house, techno & disco all night long!
FREE ENTRY until 12:15 am, €10 after. 🍾 🍾 🍾
To get yourself on the FreeList simply go to the Facebook site:
• Comment “FREE PARTY” on the event wall & Tag a friend
• Share the event
Full Price €10
FreeList closes at 12:15 am sharp.
Over 18’s | Government ID Required.

28th February 11 pm
Button Factory


Strictly Listening in aid of Lets Get Talking

Luke Clerkin will return to the Vintage Room on the 26th of February for a special concert in of Let’s Get Talking. Let’s Get Talking is a counselling and psychotherapy service based in Dublin and Galway.
Joining Luke on the night will be the wonderful Rae and Elise Abbie. This will be Luke’s first headliner of 2020 after returning to Dublin from Germany, so expect some emotional stories and singalongs.

26th February  8 pm
The Workmans Club



More of a collective than an orthodox band, Jiggy’s mercurial line up mixes and melds Irish traditional music, world rhythms and cutting-edge dance grooves. In September 2018 Jiggy took the internet by storm with their video ‘Silent Place’ celebrating the global togetherness of dance and to date it has clocked up more than 35 million views.

28th February  8 pm
Lost Lane


Foil, Arms & Hog - Swines

Due to phenomenal demand, former children and regular eaters Foil Arms and Hog have announced 3 extra dates at the iconic Vicar Street on April 10th, 11th & 12th with their brand-new show “Swines’’.
The show is yet to be reviewed but when it is it will be “utterly spellbinding” and “a triumph”. Best known for their YouTube videos (100 million online hits), their live show is what they’re most proud of. They’ve sold out every show in Dublin since 2011 and this show is not to be missed.

28th February  7:30 pm
Vicar Street


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