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Friday 22nd June

SPOOK OF THE THIRTEENTH LOCK

Whelan’s Sounds of Summer & Love Live Music Day present

SPOOK OF THE THIRTEENTH LOCK

WYVERN LINGO

YELLOWBRIDGE

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Named after a poem about a haunted canal lock, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock match Irish folk and traditional sounds with more modern experimental rock sounds. With the release of their new album The Brutal Here and Now they have refined their craft, creating melodic folk rock with with a dark, modern feel. They veer away from their peers in tracing a line from the Irish 60’s folk revival through progressive, kraut and post rock.

Lyrically springing from English and Irish folk song, the compositions deal with complex themes of personal and national identity, alienation, Irish history and mythology, revolution and the cynical cyclical nature of greed and power. Live they are a powerful five-piece, overlaying intricate folk melodies with swirling squalls of feedback, delay and soaring three-part harmonies.

First coming together in Dublin in late 2005, the band was formed by Allen Blighe with the aim of writing songs in the idiom of Irish folk. Gathering friends Enda Bates, Donnchadh Hoey and Brian O’Higgins the band recorded their self-titled debut which was released on Transduction Records in 2008. Since then they have played all over Ireland and Japan. After recruiting fifth member Ronan Hayes they have returned with their sophmore album The Brutal Here and Now in 2012, which widened their sonic palette, taking in Italian and Indian folk influences and sees them singing in English, Irish and Italian.

“The Brutal Here and Now is utterly spell-binding…potential Irish album of the year” – Hot Press

“The most inventive, audacious and barnstorming Irish album of 2012…brazen, blazing and brilliant” – The Irish Times

“Powerful and defiantly unique” – Entertainment.ie

“Ireland’s finest example of a modern trad band” – Nialler 9

“This richly rewarding album suggests the spiritual heirs to Planxty and Horslips may have finally been found” – Sunday Business Post

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Wyvern Lingo are a trio from Bray who have started to make waves on the Irish scene in the last year. Karen Cowley (keys, vocals) Saoirse Duane (guitar, vocals) and Caoimhe Barry (percussion, vocals) have been playing together for the last 5 years. In the last year and half, Caoimhe, Karen and Saoirse have released their debut EP, won the “Rising Stars” competition in the Dublin City soul festivial (2011) and played Irish Festivals such as Knockanstockan, Electric Picnic, Temple House, NPLD, Gateways and Ones to Watch 2012. They are quickly becoming known for their “soulful, powerful vocals and harmonies” and have supported well known acts such as Julliet Turner and Pugwash. With high ambitions for the 2012, Wyvern Lingo are currently working on their debut single, which will be released at the beginning of the summer.

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Yellowbridge are an indie/pop collaboration made up of Kyle Hyunsung Kim and Ciara Donnelly. The producer/ singer songwriter have been together for a mere few months yet have developed their own sound based on influences stemming from past industry experience. The group hope to bring together the unlikely pairing that is Yellowbridge and create an album that is versatile, surprising and as pleasant as the group themselves (they swear)!

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SOUNDS OF SUMMER

It is also :

21st June – REVEREND DEADEYE

21st June – CASHIER NO 9

22nd June – THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT, PUGWASH & THE SHOOS

23rd June – THE NOTAS, BIG SEPTEMBER, THE YIPS

23rd June – DOTT, TELL NO FOXX, REDWOODS

24th June – LITTLE GREEN CARS

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm.

  • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
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