Month: December 2013


DUBLIN AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE & Dancers. Dublin Only 16 piece experimental Afrobeat Band Ajo Arkestra (Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble) are a 14 strong outer-national group of Afrobeat exponents from the four corners of the world. They are a musical crossroads made up of musicians that have washed up on our shores and share an ancestral understanding of… Read more »

JARROD DICKENSON presents JARROD DICKENSON plus guests MICHAEL MacLENNAN & GAVIN GLASS “Texas-born, New York City-based songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson’s road worn melodies and lyrics invoke a mid-Western post-war America, when cars ran on leaded gas, television hadn’t yet kidnapped the country’s imagination, and men wore hats every day.


THE BARLEY MOB plus guests The BaRLey MOB are a 6 piece group who’s collective influences have fused to create a unique style of music. Described as one of the hardest working bands in Ireland, they bring a fresh blend of uplifting music to their listeners, embellished and delivered with equal measures of rock riffs,… Read more »


The Melted Lady presents FOXGLOVE [EP LAUNCH] plus guests The Melted Lady presents Foxglove EP launch. Foxglove was formed in 2011 and is the musical brainchild of Niamh Murphy. Having spent the last two years recording, writing and playing select gigs, Foxglove is now launching her 2nd EP.


* * * THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED, REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE “Due to a sudden and unforeseen schedule conflict” Twin Forks have cancelled the forthcoming UK/EU tour. * * * MCD presents TWIN FORKS plus guests IVAN AND ALYOSHA *** TICKETS ON SALE FROM TICKETMASTER and WAV TICKETS, FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER AT 9AM*** I use… Read more »


Harmonic presents PLANNINGTOROCK plus guest Tickets on sale now priced €16.50 from, & ticket outlets nationwide “Misogyny Drop Dead might just be the best thing that 2013 has had to offer so far” Dummy Mag


SHOUTING AT PLANES plus guests Shouting at Planes is five individuals, who’ve come together to define and develop an original sound that mirrors their considerably broad tastes. Together since early 2010, this quintet have had a particularly anomalous up-bringing. Their first gig – the 1st round of heats at a competition to play at Glastonbury… Read more »


PIA DUNNE & THE ELEUSIANS plus guest MORGAN MacINTYRE This December 21st sees Soul Diva Pia Dunne and The Eleusians return to Whelans to play a mix of old and new original soulful tunes. This gig is not to be missed! 

SORCHA RICHARDSON presents SORCHA RICHARDSON plus guests Sorcha richardson is a New York based Irish singer/songwriter whose atmospheric folk has been poetically described as “bedroom songs sung from a big city window”( She released her debut EP, Sleep Will Set Me Free, in June 2012 and her follow up EP, Last Train, on September 30th through… Read more »


DAHI JIM plus guests CATHRYN GREEN CONOR LINNIE GYPSY REBEL RABBLE Dahí Jim launches his debut album, ‘Shine’, upstairs in Whelan’s on Saturday the 28th of December at 8pm. Accompanying him on stage will be The Adelaide Band which consists of cello, viola, violin, drums, bass, electric guitar and piano. Dahí Jim has been signed… Read more »