Month: April 2015


Aiken Promotions presents SPEEDY ORTIZ plus guest TRUST FUND OH BOLAND _ Main Venue _ LISTEN TO THEIR NEW ALBUM >>HERE<< Fresh from conquering SXSW in Austin, Texas, despite Hannibal Buress’ best attempt to ruin their career with his guest-drumming stint, Speedy Ortiz return with a hugely accomplished new album, Foil Deer. The album follows last… Read more »

MISTERWIVES presents MISTERWIVES plus guest ^ Upstairs ^ MisterWives will play a headline show upstairs in Whelans on the 19th of May. Tickets are €13 and go on sale today at 12pm from  & Artists will often retreat somewhere exotic in order to find inspiration


Lisa Richards & present GEARÓID FARRELLY: LIVE plus guest ^ Upstairs ^ Dublin comedian Gearoid Farrelly returns to Whelans with his new show. Join him for hilarious insight into why he shouldn’t go to funerals, why comedians should never go into hospital.


CALVARY plus guests DARREN MORGAN CARLY COONAGH ^ Upstairs ^ Calvary with their festival sound of trumpet, cello and guitars bring their biggest live show to date through the doors of Whelans on Wednesday May 20th.After taking time in the studio under the guidance of their producer Phillip Magee (Kodaline, The Script)

KEVIN HEALY (Album Launch)

KEVIN HEALY “Dust & Fire” Album Launch plus guests ADELA MEALLY ^ Upstairs ^ Kevin Healy releases his debut album “Dust and Fire” with an acoustic set in Whelans on 29th April. “HOME-MADE HONEST AND STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART – WATCH THIS SPACE” – GARY DUNNE, DIRECTOR OF ARTS, LONDON IRISH CENTRE. Kevin Healy’s debut album


SKIPPER’S ALLEY plus guests DANNY DIAMOND & TWIN HEADED WOLF _ Main Venue _ SKIPPER’S ALLEY (7-piece trad. ensemble) “A gloriously three-dimensional debut – ✩✩✩✩” – The Irish Times


featuring – HAGS plus guest SWIMMERS Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:30pm Sign up for guest list HERE is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland. — — — — — HAGS Leave by Hags //////// SWIMMERS Swimmers are a 3 piece from Dublin and have… Read more »


WATCH THE SKY plus guests HOMECOMINGS BEWARE OF YOU ^ Upstairs ^ Watch The Sky play Whelan’s upstairs on Friday 17th of April with support from Homecomings and one more band to be announced! Book the night / the following 3 weeks off work because it’s gonna be a big one!


THE WOULD BE’S plus guests ^ Upstairs ^ The Would Be’s Bittersweet EP (Featuring previously unreleased Peel Session) – Released March 27th (digital), April 18th (12” vinyl release on Record Store Day)


COLOR//SOUND plus guests BLADES CLUB WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS _ Main Venue _ Color//Sound deliver soaring melodies, frenzied rhythm, and infectious energy, through a folk tinged barrage of noisy guitars. After extensive gigging alongside Cathy Davey, Villagers, Little Matador, The Divine Comedy & Turn, as well as a national tour with Otherkin