Month: May 2013

THE MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ ILENKUS & SHARDBORNE presents ILENKUS plus guests  SHARDBORNE (& TBC) The Midnight Hour showcases the best new talent in Ireland. Sign up for guest list on Facebook HERE         ILENKUS Ilenkus are a five piece progressive/post metal band from Galway, Ireland. In September 2011 the band released their debut album ‘Rule By Thieves’ on Savour… Read more »


Conor Byrne presents CHRISTY MOORE [Benefit gig]   Christy Moore first met Philip Chevron when the then 14 year old schoolboy booked Planxty to play an afternoon gig in O’Connell Schools in 1972. 10 years later Christy and Philip shared a stage at The National Stadium when Chevron and Agnes Bernelle played before Moving Hearts…. Read more »


SARAH SLEAN plus guest IAN KELLY Described as “one of the most compelling acts Canada has to offer” (TIME Magazine) and nominated three times for her country’s top music prize (The Juno Awards), multi-faceted Canadian singer/songwriter/pianist Sarah Slean is hitting her stride.


Harmonic presents LORD HURON plus guests CONOR LINNIE Lonesome Dreams, the first full-length album from rising LA-based band Lord Huron, was released October 2012 on the independent label IAMSOUND Records. Lord Huron is a musical and visual project created by lead-singer and Michigan native-turned-Angeleno Ben Schneider. The new record follows the Mighty EP, which was praised by NPR and that Pitchfork called… Read more »

COME ON LIVE LONG [Album Launch]

COME ON LIVE LONG [‘Everything Fall’ Album Launch] plus guests BOUTS Dublin band Come On Live Long release their debut album Everything Fall on 5th July.  The band will play Whelan’s on Saturday 6th July.

ROISIN O presents ROISIN O plus guest MATT WALTERS Róisín O has announced her first big hometown headline show of the year in Whelan’s on Friday, October 18th. She will be returning fresh from her debut US shows this summer and will be debuting a new live set, along with some more big announcements to make… Read more »


SÉAN NEEDHAM & THE RED BAND plus NIALL RAINEY & THE DIRTY BULLETS   Sean Needham & the Red Lake Band bring their own blend of ‘upbeat folk rock’ to Ireland this July. The live show offers uplifting melodies, meaningful lyrics and rocking tunes. The band is a mix of Irish, Australian, Danish and English… Read more »


Live from the Window at Whelan’s COMANCHERO – PLAY THE FRONT BAR – 7pm – FREE ENTRY       Since 2003, Comanchero has crafted an Americana sound that combines old traditions with new, Country with Rock, Bluegrass with Blues, Honky Tonk with Funk, and Roots with Rockabilly. While unique in their own sound, there… Read more »


[ON SALE THUR 23 MAY, 9AM] Aiken Promotions presents JOHN FULLBRIGHT plus guests “I have no doubt that in a short time, John Fullbright will be a household name in American Music” – Jimmy Webb Introducing John Fullbright – Debut Album ‘From the Ground Up’ out now! Quite simply, 23-year-old John Fullbright is one of the… Read more »


JOE HENRY plus guests Whelans August 28th Tickets €16.50 including booking fee from WaV [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] and ticketmaster.comTurning Pirate are very proud to announce the debut irish performance of Singer-Songwriter and Grammy award winner Joe Henry. If an artist is known by the company he keeps, then Joe Henry must have baffled more than a… Read more »