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Whelan’s produced a series of special Streamed Shows during Christmas 2020

WHELAN’S CHRISTMAS STREAMED SHOWS

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Whelan’s are delighted to announce a series of shows which will be streamed from Whelan’s over the Christmas Period. They will feature a host of well known acts, including some from Whelan’s usual Christmas Calendar. The programme reflects the Covid reality we have been stuck in since we closed our doors in early March. The streamed shows are only possible due to the funding provided by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme and we wish to thank them for the support.

The series will culminate in a special show on New Years Eve when the Academic join us in wishing good riddance to what has been an annus horribilis, especially those in the music industry.

One of the good things to come out of 2020 is the emergence of rising star CMAT whose Very Nice Christmas show will be broadcast on Dec 17th. It features guest performances from Pillow Queens, Junior Brother, Lemoncello and a host of others.

Dublin four piece The Riptide Movement, who have just released their brand new single ‘Turn On The Lights’, take to the stage on Friday the 18th.

Christmas Eve features a host of well known acts playing their favourite Christmas songs. It’s sure to be a special show, this will be in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust.

Christmas in Whelan’s wouldn’t be the same without a Something Happens show. Even Covid 19 couldn’t stop that. Tom Dunne and the gang will be belting out their most loved songs.

Smith’s tribute act These Charming Men show us why they have such a cult following on the 27th. And we can enjoy all the Morrissey and Smiths classics without the guilt :).

Other highlights include Brian Deady (20th), Paddy Casey (28th), Turn (29th) and some great new music from Toshin (15th) and Dea Matrona (30th)

Tune In this December!

Tue 15th – TOSHÍN

Wed 16th – SON – SUSAN O’NEILL

Thur 17th – CMAT’S VERY NICE CHRISTMAS

Fri 18th – THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT

Sat 19th – HOTHOUSE FLOWERS

Sun 20th – BRIAN DEADY

Tue 22nd – MUNDY & BAND

Wed 23rd – KILA

Christmas Eve – WHELAN’S CHRISTMAS SONGS SPECIAL

St Stephen’s Day – SOMETHING HAPPENS

Sunday 27th – THESE CHARMING MEN

Monday 28th – PADDY CASEY

Tue 29th – TURN

Wed 30th – DEA MATRONA

New Years Eve – THE ACADEMIC

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FANNING AT WHELAN’S

Dave Fanning showcases the best of Irish music talent. The show features live performances by The Academic, Somebody’s Child, Villagers, Andrea Corr, Soda Blonde, Alex Gough, Sorcha Richardson, Mick Flannery and Isaac Butler.

Part 1 – Thur, 17/12/2020 at 10pm on Virgin Media Two
Repeated – Sat, 19/12/2020 at 10:45pm on Virgin Media One

WATCH EPISODE 1 ONLINE HERE:

https://www.virginmediatelevision.ie/player/show/1985/179839/0/

Part 2 – Sat, 26/12/20 at 11:05pm on Virgin Media Two
Repeated – Sun, 27/12/20 at 11:35pm on Virgin Media One

WATCH EPISODE 2 ONLINE HERE:

https://www.virginmediatelevision.ie/player/show/1985/180059/0/

With the luxury of live music being taken from us over the last few months, legendary radio DJ Dave Fanning has partnered with Guinness and Whelan’s to bring viewers at home the next best thing. Fanning will host a special two-part series, featuring nine up-and-coming and established Irish acts, all of whom had big plans on the live circuit for 2020 – plans that were dashed back in March when the pandemic hit Ireland.

At a time when supporting Irish talent has never been more important, Fanning has come together with Guinness and Whelans to give these artists a platform, during a period when live concerts are non-existent  and the novelty of virtual gigs has worn off. 

Fanning will bring together the artists across the series, airing in December on Virgin Media One and Two. With filming taking place in Dublin’s reknowned and best-loved live music venue, Whelan’s, the first show will air on December 17th with the second to follow on December 26th. The series will include names such as Soda Blonde, Sorcha Richardson, Mick Flannery, Alex Gough, Somebody’s Child, Andrea Corr, Isaac Butler, The Academic and Villagers. Fanning will also treat viewers to special guests and features with Irish legends such as Phil Lynott, U2 and Shane MacGowan to name but a few.

Speaking about the upcoming show, Dave Fanning said: “I am thrilled to be involved in such an exciting project. Music in Ireland is part of our cultural DNA and is of huge economic importance. The music and entertainment industry are a vital part of what makes this country unique and attractive. Not only that, but the Irish artists who are so important to the country’s health and wellbeing, should be encouraged, supported and celebrated at every opportunity, especially at a time when it is more important than ever that we support Irish talent.’’

With the spread of Covid-19 having a devastating impact on performers, venues and booking agents whose livelihoods were turned upside down overnight, Fanning at Whelans will provide viewers with a small sense of normality when it comes to celebrating the Irish stage. Although we all hope to celebrate the return of the live music scene sometime in the near future, until we get there, Fanning at Whelans will get viewers as close as possible to the real thing.