Month: March 2015

GIANT³ SAND

* * * * THIS GIG HAS BEEN POSTPONED REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE NEW DATE IN 2016 * * * * * Aiken Promotions presents GIANT³ SAND plus guest _ Main Venue _ GIANT SAND MARKS 30th ANNIVERSARY SINCE DEBUT WITH EXCITING NEW ALBUM, HEARTBREAK PASS, OUT MAY 5, 2015 ON NEW WEST RECORDS.

MELANIE HORSNELL

MELANIE HORSNELL (AU) plus guests ^ Upstairs ^ QUATRE CHEMINS is the new album of acclaimed Australian Sydney-born songbird Melanie Horsnell. The recordings glow with a live acoustic stripped-back sound and are intermingled with Melanie’s quintessential starry-eyed voice, lyrics to die for and a delicate but timeless presence, which has made her so adored on the… Read more »

RACKHOUSE PILFER

RACKHOUSE PILFER plus guests _ Main Venue _ RACKHOUSE PILFER are a fiery & exciting 6-piece Irish-Americana Folk Band treading the water between Americana, Bluegrass, Irish-Folk, Alt-Country & Rock.​ “Stellar Roots Outfit, Superb original songs and a brilliant shit-kicking live band. Rollicking tunes guaranteed to have toes tapping and hearts pumping within seconds of exposure. It’s all… Read more »

SOCKS IN THE FRYING PAN

SOCKS IN THE FRYING PAN plus guest ^ Upstairs ^ “NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR!!” – Live Ireland Awards “BEST NEW BAND 2014″ – Tradition in Review Awards “SIMPLY STUPENDOUS” – Irish American News

NIALL McCABE BAND

NIALL McCABE BAND plus guest ^ Upstairs ^ With their genesis on a small Island off the West Coast of Ireland, The Niall McCabe Band have honed a sound that is structured around the conventions of soul music and, in equal parts, reflects the influence of folk and rock traditions on their performance and writing.

DARLING

MCD.ie presents DARLING  _ Main Venue _ Armed with their second EP ‘It’s Just One Look’ which was released earlier this year, DARLING will return to play a headline show in Whelans on Friday May 1st. Tickets, €13.50 incl. booking fee go on sale this Friday March 20th at 10am via Ticketmaster & Whelanslive.com

RHIANNON GIDDENS

Aiken Promotions Presents RHIANNON GIDDENS plus support SAINT SISTER _ Main Venue _ Tickets €23 on sale Fri 20th Mar, 9am Carolina Chocolate Drops founder Rhiannon Giddens returns to Whelan’s following the release of her T Bone Burnett produced solo album Tomorrow Is My Turn

THE CRIBS

MCD.ie presents THE CRIBS plus support SEPTEMBER GIRLS _ Main Venue _ Live at Whelan’s, 18th May 2015, tickets on sale this Fri 20th Mar, 9am priced €22.00 from Ticketmaster.ie & Whelanslive.com — The Cribs mark a welcome return and are pleased to finally announce details of their new album ‘For All My Sisters on 20th March… Read more »

ELECTRIC SHORE (EP Launch)

ELECTRIC SHORE “Lights” EP Launch plus guests ^ Upstairs ^ Formed in late 2012. Electric Shore blends rock n’ roll sounds with a catchy alternative twist. Ryan Hill is on Rhythm guitar and fronts the band with his strong vocals.

SESKIN LANE (Album launch)

SESKIN LANE “The History of Things To Come” Album Launch plus guests ^ Upstairs ^ Seskin Lane are a Tipperary based band founded in 2010 by Eoin Joseph Ryan. They are influenced by Rock ‘n’ Roll, Gospel, Blues, Traditional and Classical music. Seskin Lane’s debut album “Tasty Rainbow Rain” was released in 2011