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Month: March 2017

FIELDS

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FIELDS

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KEVIN RYAN & THE BLACK FRIDAYS

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FIELDS have announced their first Dublin headline show which will take place on Friday, May 12th in Whelan’s.

Ahead of the release of the band’s debut album ‘Cormorants’ this summer

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CALL THE DANCERS

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Live from the Window

CALL THE DANCERS

Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon & friends.

7-9pm (until 27th Jun) – FREE

– WHELAN’S BAR – Facebook event

“Whelans First Ever Regular Trad Session”

Believe it or not Whelan’s has never hosted a regular trad session.

No one knows quite why but what we do know is what we want ‘Call The Dancers’ to achieve.

There’s a clue in the name. Trad geeks may recognise ‘Call The Dancers’ as a battle cry issued on ‘I gCnoc na Graí / In Knocknaree’ a live album by Tony McMahon and Noel Hill from 1985 that captures the spirit and passion we humbly hope to take a stab at generating.

Call The Dancers is where Rónan Ó Snodaigh and Eoin Dillon and friends will share the tunes they love.

They’ll be sharing them with each other and with the dancers, drinkers and groovers who cross Whelans threshold each Tuesday for the next three months.

This will be blistering. It will ooze the excitement of our glorious music and bring it to the world with the force it deserves.

Call The Dancers is for and by people who adore trad and can’t get enough of it.

We’ll be updating who the guests are when we know.

Sometimes we will know in advance, sometimes we won’t.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

CALL THE DANCERS

Free Entry 2016

Live from the Window

CALL THE DANCERS

Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon & friends.

7-9pm (until 27th Jun) – FREE

– WHELAN’S BAR – Facebook event

“Whelans First Ever Regular Trad Session”

Believe it or not Whelan’s has never hosted a regular trad session.

No one knows quite why but what we do know is what we want ‘Call The Dancers’ to achieve.

There’s a clue in the name. Trad geeks may recognise ‘Call The Dancers’ as a battle cry issued on ‘I gCnoc na Graí / In Knocknaree’ a live album by Tony McMahon and Noel Hill from 1985 that captures the spirit and passion we humbly hope to take a stab at generating.

Call The Dancers is where Rónan Ó Snodaigh and Eoin Dillon and friends will share the tunes they love.

They’ll be sharing them with each other and with the dancers, drinkers and groovers who cross Whelans threshold each Tuesday for the next three months.

This will be blistering. It will ooze the excitement of our glorious music and bring it to the world with the force it deserves.

Call The Dancers is for and by people who adore trad and can’t get enough of it.

We’ll be updating who the guests are when we know.

Sometimes we will know in advance, sometimes we won’t.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

CALL THE DANCERS

Free Entry 2016

Live from the Window

CALL THE DANCERS

Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon & friends.

7-9pm (until 27th Jun) – FREE

– WHELAN’S BAR – Facebook event

“Whelans First Ever Regular Trad Session”

Believe it or not Whelan’s has never hosted a regular trad session.

No one knows quite why but what we do know is what we want ‘Call The Dancers’ to achieve.

There’s a clue in the name. Trad geeks may recognise ‘Call The Dancers’ as a battle cry issued on ‘I gCnoc na Graí / In Knocknaree’ a live album by Tony McMahon and Noel Hill from 1985 that captures the spirit and passion we humbly hope to take a stab at generating.

Call The Dancers is where Rónan Ó Snodaigh and Eoin Dillon and friends will share the tunes they love.

They’ll be sharing them with each other and with the dancers, drinkers and groovers who cross Whelans threshold each Tuesday for the next three months.

This will be blistering. It will ooze the excitement of our glorious music and bring it to the world with the force it deserves.

Call The Dancers is for and by people who adore trad and can’t get enough of it.

We’ll be updating who the guests are when we know.

Sometimes we will know in advance, sometimes we won’t.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

CALL THE DANCERS

Free Entry 2016

Live from the Window

CALL THE DANCERS

Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon & friends.

7-9pm (until 27th Jun) – FREE

– WHELAN’S BAR – Facebook event

“Whelans First Ever Regular Trad Session”

Believe it or not Whelan’s has never hosted a regular trad session.

No one knows quite why but what we do know is what we want ‘Call The Dancers’ to achieve.

There’s a clue in the name. Trad geeks may recognise ‘Call The Dancers’ as a battle cry issued on ‘I gCnoc na Graí / In Knocknaree’ a live album by Tony McMahon and Noel Hill from 1985 that captures the spirit and passion we humbly hope to take a stab at generating.

Call The Dancers is where Rónan Ó Snodaigh and Eoin Dillon and friends will share the tunes they love.

They’ll be sharing them with each other and with the dancers, drinkers and groovers who cross Whelans threshold each Tuesday for the next three months.

This will be blistering. It will ooze the excitement of our glorious music and bring it to the world with the force it deserves.

Call The Dancers is for and by people who adore trad and can’t get enough of it.

We’ll be updating who the guests are when we know.

Sometimes we will know in advance, sometimes we won’t.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

MR BILLY FITZGERALD

MR BILLY FITZGERALD

‘AN INTRODUCTION’ EP TOUR

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LAURA RYDER

^ Upstairs ^Facebook event

Mr. Billy Fitzgerald is a charming, witty, and self-deprecating champion of 90s R&B rhythms, folksy acoustic guitar, and remarkable harmonies that are informed by the likes of Prince, Beck, and Eels. He’s releasing his debut EP “An Introduction” on April 14th with a national tour including the launch show at Whelans, Dublin.

In a previous life, he fronted alt-pop band The Dead Flags and played on stages all over Europe, from Ireland’s ‘Sea Sessions’ to Germany’s ‘Eir Mit Speck’ as well as multiple appearances at Hard Working Class Heroes. He released Top 30 singles in Ireland, the acclaimed “Gentlemen’s Club” album and received heavy rotation on BBC Radio One, 2FM, Today FM and RTE Radio One. It was wonderful, but nothing lasts forever.

Between then and now, Billy found himself searching to find a sound that represented him and his relationship with music. He spent three years in the studio – completely alone – writing, recording, experimenting and exploring.

The outcome is a concoction of old-school drum machines, down-to-earth acoustic guitar, joyous harmonies, and catchy melodies. Billy’s trademark upper-register and sweet, sweet falsetto is layered on top resulting in a liberated take on solo songwriting. Additional drums are provided by Dennis Cassidy (Mixtapes From The Underground, Selk) but after that every instrument, every voice and every sound has been created, performed and produced by Mr. Billy Fitzgerald.

“An Introduction” is the forerunner of Billy’s first long-player due later this year. The EP will be released through the usual digital services and in physical form on the tour.

“A tour de force… brimming with energy interspersing songs with some witty banter” – State Magazine

“Charismatic and engaging… Billy Fitzgerald blends infectious rock songs with a fantastic voice.”  – Hot Press

TICKETS

€10 on the door

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT

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Aiken Promotions presents

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT

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TICKETS

€33.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

WOLFF

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WOLFF

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A busy port town in Ireland’s South East is the last place you’d expect such a fearless, dark & raw sound to emerge from. With the respective birthplaces of blues & grunge situated thousands of miles away, location becomes a mere fact of conscious reality once you let yourself in.

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ANIKA NILLES: DRUM CLINIC

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Musicmaker presents

ANIKA NILLES

DRUM CLINIC
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Musicmaker are delighted to welcome Anika Nilles to Dublin for her very first appearance here in Ireland. Anika will take to the stage in Whelan’s main room for a full Drum Clinic

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$UICIDEBOY$

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ON SALE FRI 31 MAR, 9AM

Aiken Promotions presents

$UICIDEBOY$

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New Orleans duo $uicdeboy$ bring their live show to Whelans, Dublin on 19 June 2017.

$uicideboy$ is a duo consisting of two cousins, Ruby da Cherry and Slick Sloth.

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COLUMBIA MILLS

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ON SALE WED 29th MAR, 10AM

MCD.ie presents

COLUMBIA MILLS

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TICKETS

ON SALE WED 29th MAR, 10AM: €14.35 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

CIRCLE SESSIONS

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CIRCLE SESSIONS

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Natasha Helen Crudden, Joshua Dowling, Tommy Keyes, Bobby Burke, Meg LaGrande, Charlie McAuley, Liam Oragh, Sean McComish, Clare Brennan & Justin McCann

_ Main Venue _
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The Circle Sessions is a not-for-profit performance collective based in Dublin, established in February 2014. We are known embracing the individual’s creative talent and nurturing through advice and respect, in small intimate venues.

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PADDY SHERLOCK & BAND

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PADDY SHERLOCK

AND BAND

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Dynamic frontman, actor, singer, songwriter and trombone hero, Paddy was born and bred in Dublin, Ireland and buttered in Paris. A prolific songwriter, his show is 100% original songs

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KNOCKANSTOCKAN PRESENTS

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ON SALE FRI 24th MAR, 9AM FROM EVENTBRITE

Knockanstockan Presents

Mescalito (EP Launch)
New Secret Weapon
Beach
Robocobra Quartet
Farah Elle
Djackulate

more to be announced

8pm-2am

_ Main Venue _

Facebook event

While KnockanStockan the festival is having a year off this year, “KnockanStockan Presents” will be a series of events throughout 2017 to give you a taste of the festival in different cities around Ireland. Kicking things off will be a gig on the 12th of May in Whelan’s Main Room, Dublin from 8pm until very late with 6 top quality acts.

We will announce one act each day this week so keep your eyes peeled!

Tickets will go on sale this Friday 24th of March at 9am.

Limited early bird tickets will be €10 and after that general price will be €12.50 (prices excl booking fee)

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ANNOUNCED SO FAR: 

FARAH ELLE

https://www.facebook.com/farahellemusic

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ROBOCOBRA QUARTET

https://www.facebook.com/RobocobraQuartet/

TICKETS

€10 Early Bird / €12.50 Regular

Advanced tickets available from Eventbrite from Fri 24th Mar.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

LE CRUNCH: ‘APPLE OF MY EYE’ FINAL

LE CRUNCH: ‘APPLE OF MY EYE’ FINAL

featuring

Katie Cassidy, Slow Seas, Crossing Paths, Scoops and Mimi Lane & Stephen Kelly

_ Main Venue _

Brought to you by Le Crunch Apples from France.

If your name’s not down, you’re not coming in.

We’ve just won a bet with a friend who reckoned we’d never be able to reference Kicks Like a Mule’s oldskool dance classic in a post. But the point still stands. If you want to attend the final, you need to fill out the form below.

The grand final of the Le Crunch Apple of My Eye Song Contest is kicking off at 7pm (doors open at 6:15pm) in Whelan’s on 23 March and it promises to be an amazing night. Katie Cassidy, Slow Seas, Crossing Paths, Scoops and Mimi Lane & Stephen Kelly are the five finalists, having battled their way through some serious competition.

They’ll be performing their chosen tune live on the night, hoping to win over a panel of judges that includes Maximum Media Broadcast Director Paddy McKenna, Ham SandwicH singer Niamh Farrell and Peter Dunne, owner of BARE in the Woods. There will also be performances from former Le Crunch Apple of My Eye Song Contest winners Brave Giant and Flat Out on the night.

There’s €1500 on the line for the winner so expect the atmosphere to be electric. In case you need a reminder of what our finalists did to get here, we’ve included their songs below.

TICKETS

Apply online HERE

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm

MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ RKITT, SOFT STONE & ELLENBERGER TRIO

Dublin Dance Society presents

MIDNIGHT HOUR w/

RKITT
SOFT STONE
ELLENBERGER TRIO

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Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:45pm – SIGN UP FOR GUEST LIST HERE

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The idea behind Dublin Dance Society is essentially to provide a platform for young Irish electronic producers to perform their music to an audience after midnight.

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MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ KISS MY ACID

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KISS MY ACID

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CHECKPOINT

SWEET THANG

Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:45pm – FREE ENTRY

Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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THE NEEDABLES (EP Launch)

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THE NEEDABLES

EP LAUNCH

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This Americana duo bring their harmony bulging, foot tap inducing, melodies to the stage in celebration of their new EP release ‘Deep down at the bottom of it all’

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ALEX JORDAN & Co. (Single Launch)

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ALEX JORDAN & Co.

‘LOCK & KEY’ SINGLE LAUNCH

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TOM TONER
BEYOND CASTLES
NEW CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC

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Alex Jordan & Company return to Whelan’s to launch their new single ‘Lock and Key’.

Alex Jordan & Company are a Country Rock band from Dublin.

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SUB MOTION

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SUB MOTION

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^ Upstairs ^

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SUB MOTION are a Dublin based explosive punk/rock band that have been around for 4 years now. After releasing several EP’s the band took some time to revamp their sound and image in early 2016.

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LIAM ORAGH

LIAM ORAGH

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Award-Winning Alternative Singer-Songwriter Liam Oragh will be launching his new album – The Arguments against Insanity – in the iconic Dublin Rock Venue Whelan’s on Wexford Street on April 18th

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MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ MINDRIOTmt

featuring –

MINDRIOTmt

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BRAND NEW DEAD THINGS

Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:30pm

Sign up for guest list HERE

Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland.

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NEW ROAD

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Whelanslive.com presents

NEW ROAD

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New Road’s Stone Walls and Street Lights is an absolutely brilliant record, the playing on it is just great and the mish mash and the humor involved. It’s just brilliant stuff. Cerys Matthews (BBC Radio)

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AMBER RUN

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AMBER RUN

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SEAFRET

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The UK four-piece are also readying to release their sophomore album, For A Moment, I Was Lost, a 12-track chronicle of their interval between the last, packed with moments of expansive beauty & full-blooded raw emotion.

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COMEDY ROAST BATTLE w/ RYAN CULLEN & JIM ELLIOT

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COMEDY ROAST BATTLE

w/ RYAN CULLEN & JIM ELLIOT

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Ireland’s finest comedians square off one-on-one and they won’t be pulling their punches!
Stand-up comedy roasts are the stuff of legend, from the mid-century Manhattan debauchery to the modern-day star-studded network television events.

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TOM STADE: I SWEAR

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TOM STADE: I SWEAR

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After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade!  Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force is back with a brand-new show for 2017.   

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CCCAHOOTS

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CCCAHOOTS

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The CCCahoots troupe is comprised of Tadhg Hickey, Dominic MacHale & Laura O’ Mahony. These three have created and fronted all of CCCahoots’ critically appraised output with RTE thus far which amounts to two web series;

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WE CUT CORNERS

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WE CUT CORNERS

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LAOISE

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Check out We Cut Corners new video for ‘Reluctant Recluse’ with big thanks to The Reelists , looking back on some of the recording sessions for the album.

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LEE SCRATCH PERRY

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Moved from Bowery due to demand…

LEE SCRATCH PERRY

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Lee Scratch Perry who was originally to play at The Bowery in Rathmines has been moved to Whelan’s of Wexford street due to demand for tickets. Regarded with awe throughout the music world Lee “Scratch” Perry holds status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time.

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D-DAY (Single Launch)

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D-DAY

MOVIN’ ON SINGLE LAUNCH

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SAM GERAGHTY
MADISON FRONT

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D-Day are a four piece 60s influenced alternative band from Galway. Drawing influence from Thin Lizzy, The Rolling Stones and The Who, brothers Darragh and Keith Whyte invited childhood friends Chris Breslin and Cathal Sweeney to complete the lineup.

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PALE RIVERS

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PALE RIVERS

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Pale Rivers are a five piece alt/rock band from Cork, Ireland.

They have spent the past year writing and recording material with Gavin Glass producing at Orphan Studios in Dublin.

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MAKING THE LEAP…..

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Founder Institute Europe presents

MAKING THE LEAP…..

FROM EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR

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Speakers:

Nicola Byrne – Founder & CEO, Cloud90 & 11890

Andreea Wade – Co-Founder & CEO, Opening

Steven Collins – Co-Founder, Swrve, Kore & Havok

Do you want to start your own technology company, but don’t know where to get started? You are not alone. Every day millions of people go to jobs they don’t enjoy, but few do something about it.

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