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Month: August 2019

MAKINGS + GREYFACE

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MAKINGS

plus support

GREYFACE

^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event     MAKINGS return to Whelan’s on 21st September with very special guests GREYFACE for what promises to be a night of high energy floor-filling music. Both bands performed at Whelan’s Ones To Watch early in 2019 and have gone on to have further success. Some highlights include Greyface’s recent performance at ‘Wacken Open Air’ in Germany while Makings put in a huge performance in Phoenix Park for Youbloom @ Bloom In The Park 2019. — — — — —

MAKINGS

www.makingsmusic.com Makings are a six-piece outfit with a unique sound that weaves between electro, rock & rap. So far in 2019 they have performed at Vantastival, Youbloom @ Bloom In The Park, Oakfest, Whelan’s Ones To Watch, Midnight City and have toured Germany and UK. In February 2019 they launched their EP, which contains the singles ‘Blackhole’, ‘Pulse’ and ‘Beck N Call’, the first three tracks to be produced with Grammy-Award winning mixer Jim Lowe (Stereophonics). Since the release of their debut album ‘Cognition’ in 2016, the band’s image & sound has continued to evolve to where they are quickly becoming the go-to band for venues & festivals that require an energetic floor-filling performance. With many more releases in the pipeline, the group expect 2019 to be their biggest year yet! — — — — —

GREYFACE

www.greyfaceband.com An Alternative group based in Dublin city. The bands philosophy is loosely based on the universal Freudian/Jungian ideas of the inner shadow. Each member of the group names and paints this inner being most people choose to ignore, or reject for its undesirability. The ‘shadow’ is the unknown within each human being. The group refer to their shadow as their ‘GREYFACE’ taking these ideas to the stage in a theatrical and explosive way. Through high-energy performance, the band perform a stylized mix of music branching from hip-hop, to rock, to electronica. The group performs very regularly, having opened for ‘As It Is’ in The Academy Dublin, and performing at Wacken Open Air in Germany.

TICKETS

€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-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 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

GREYWIND

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GREYWIND

plus support SPRINTS ^ Upstairs ^ “Greywind turned in the most exciting live set of Reading Festival. Make no mistake, they are headed for the big time.” – Louder Than War “Greywind produce huge, stadium ready alt-rock.” – Punktastic

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THE BLIZZARDS

Buy Tickets 2016 master ON SALE FRI 30th AUG, 9AM MCD proudly presents

THE BLIZZARDS

plus support _ Main Venue _  NEW ALBUM ‘The Last Great Algorithm’ Released 15 October 2019 NEW FILM ‘The Blizzards: Behind The Music’ Dublin Premiere, 20 Sept| Multi-award winning Irish power punk pop band The Blizzards are making an exciting triple announcement today with the release of an album, a film and a tour. The Blizzards, bruised and battered after releasing 2 albums with major labels, have decided to go it alone with the release of their highly anticipated third album “The Last Great Algorithm” independently. The albums release has been so long awaited that the band even made a film, “The Blizzards: Behind The Music”, cataloging the entire process with its’ Dublin premiere set to take place at the IFI next month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANqmXI9pAZ0 One of the most anticipated albums of the year, “The Last Great Algorithm” is available to pre order now from (INSERT LINK HERE) before it hits stores and goes live on all digital platforms on 15 October 2019. Produced by Philip Magee (Kodaline, The Script), “The Last Great Algorithm” presents exceptional levels of creative originality with first single “Who Would Want To Be In A Guitar Band?” available digitally from 20 September and dropping at radio today. Speaking of the single Bressie of The Blizzards said: “The track was borne out of the very considered feedback from a media playlister about the perception that one of our songs was “too guitary”. Shocked at realising that guitars were now illegal, we had two choices. Give up, or write this song. We gave up actually. But our manager kicked our asses so here’s the song we wrote to retaliate.” As if the album wasn’t enough to look forward to, a tell-all star studded short film that documents the band’s exploits over the past year is being released to the big screen with the Dublin premiere taking place in Dublin’s Irish Film Institute (IFI) on 20 September and follows its screening at the Galway Film Fleadh in July. A chance to get up close and personal with the band, the Jeff Doyle directed film, follows Bressie, Dec, Justin and Louize and their by all accounts, unorthodox, manager Duncan as they navigate the challenges of the music industry. The film features an array of big names sharing their impressions of the The Blizzards, from Picture This, to Laura Whitmore to Stormy Daniels. Tickets for the screening are available from www.ifi.ie today. Complete with an exclusive interview with the band followed by a live set. A busy few months awaits, with The Blizzards embarking on their UK and Ireland Tour in November 2019. Tickets for all dates are on sale this Friday 30 September. Visit Ticketmaster and local venue box offices for tickets. Out 20 September 2019 “Who Would Want To Be In A Guitar Band?”, is the first single taken from The Blizzards upcoming album ‘The Last Great Algorithm’, which is due for release on the 15 October, with the band premiering their short film in the IFI on 20 September 2019. Tickets for their upcoming UK and Irish Tour go on sale this Friday the 30 September at 9am.

TICKETS

ON SALE FRI 30th AUG, 9AM: €23 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-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 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

KHARTOUM

MIDNIGHT HOUR

presents

KHARTOUM

plus support

ROB DE BOER

Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, FREE ENTRY Whelanslive.com are proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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DELORENTOS

Buy Tickets 2016 Sold Out master Whelanslive.com presents

DELORENTOS

“A Decade of S.E.C.R.E.T.s (and more)” plus support _ Main Venue _ Delorentos will close the decade with four shows in Ireland celebrating the 10th Birthday of their bestloved composition, S.E.C.R.E.T.

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LETHAL DIALECT

Buy Tickets 2016 master ON SALE THUR 29th AUG, 10AM

LETHAL DIALECT

plus support _ Main Venue _Facebook event Any fan of Irish hip hop should know the name Lethal Dialect. The genre is going through a purple patch at the moment, but the famous quote “only by standing on the shoulders of giants…” springs to mind.

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A LAZARUS SOUL

Buy Tickets 2016 Sold Out master Whelanslive.com presents

A LAZARUS SOUL

plus support _ Main Venue _ Facebook event A Lazarus Soul bring their unique brand of raw, genuine, unmistakably Dublin inspired storytelling to Whelan’s, as they make a rare headline appearance in the capital.

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BANG BANG ROMEO

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THIS GIG HAS BEEN

POSTPONED

RESCHEDULED DATE TBC

SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED

ORIGINAL TICKETS WILL STILL BE VALID OR REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE

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Statement from the band: “Break a leg” they said… Well, our Rich took that a little too literally and broke his foot during mid set show in Birmingham on Saturday.. (he cracked a rib in Bristol too but who’s counting). Unfortunately we will have to reschedule our shows in Belfast and Dublin as the doctors have said he cannot fly with a break. Refunds will be available from point of purchase. Huge apologies to anyone that’s made plans for these shows! We’re dying to play our first headline gigs in Ireland and always want to do our best to play our shows regardless of what’s happened. We’ll see you very soon we promise! X — — — — — MCD proudly presents

BANG BANG ROMEO

plus support ^ Upstairs ^ The ability to create a wonder-filled world of their own is one that has been possessed by some of music’s most exciting and memorable artists, from David Bowie to Radiohead and many more in between.

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ALGIERS

Buy Tickets 2016 master MCD proudly presents

ALGIERS

plus support SKINNER _ Main Venue _  ALGIERS are a politically conscious indie rock band who combine elements of post-punk and no wave with blues and gospel.

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MARC O’REILLY

Buy Tickets 2016 master Whelanslive.com presents

MARC O’REILLY

AND BAND plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event Irish alt-rock artist Marc O’Reilly is renowned as an explosive live performer with stunning guitar playing, emotive husky vocals and gritty yet heart warming lyrics.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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THIS GIG HAS BEEN

CANCELLED

DUE TO THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED

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Whelanslive.com presents

THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR – Facebook event 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY* Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

Free Entry 2016 Whelanslive.com presents

THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR – Facebook event 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY* Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

Free Entry 2016 Whelanslive.com presents

THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR – Facebook event 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY* Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

Free Entry 2016 Whelanslive.com presents

THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR – Facebook event 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY* Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

Free Entry 2016 Whelanslive.com presents

THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR – Facebook event 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY* Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

Free Entry 2016 Whelanslive.com presents

THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR – Facebook event 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY* Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

Free Entry 2016 Whelanslive.com presents

THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR – Facebook event 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY* Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

Free Entry 2016 Whelanslive.com presents

THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

– PLAY THE FRONT BAR – Facebook event 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY* Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.

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SOMA #033 ft. ALEX GOUGH, MALAKI & RTL

SOMA #033

featuring

ALEX GOUGH, MALAKI & RTL

plus SOMA Resident DJs DOORS 11PM CLICK HERE FOR GUEST LIST ^ Upstairs ^Facebook event SOMA #033 ft. Alex GoughMalaki & RTL BluuWoods WE’RE BACK WITH A TWIST. This month we’re shaking things up with some of Irelands’ finest new urban, hip-hop, lo-fi and groove lead wordsmiths. You know the drill at this stage, click attending on this event and you’ll get free entry on the night. Otherwise it’s €10 on the door x Listen to Alex Gough: Listen to Malaki Listen to RTL BluuWoods: *CLICK ATTENDING FOR FREE GUESTLIST* Doors at 11pm As per usual we’ll have the SOMA Resident DJs spinning your favorite indie (&hip-hop) tunes until 3am! SOMA originated as a series of house parties in Dublin hosting bands and DJs until stupid o’clock. The SOMA clubnight aims to carry on the house party tradition, showcasing Dublins best up and coming bands followed by a sweaty party soundtracked by all your favourite indie and alternative bangers. SOMA PLAYS: FIDLAR, The Dandy Warhols, Arctic Monkeys, Parquet Courts, The Virgins, QOTSA, Blur, Bloc Party, The Strokes, Sleater-Kinney, Brian Jonestown Massacare, The Hives, Wavves,The Vines, Bikini Kill, The White Stripes, The Kills, Nirvana, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals, Interpol, Death From Above 1979, The Libertines, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, The Stone Roses, Justice, The Orwells, Tame Impala, The Last Shadow Puppets, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Editors, Glass Animals, The Vaccines, Warpaint, Circa Waves, Wild Beasts, etc. etc.

TICKETS

FREE ADMISSION BEFORE 10:30PM – GUEST LIST VIA FACEBOOK EVENT Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

RTL.BLUUWOODS

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RTL.BLUUWOODS

plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Wicklow R&B artist RTL.Bluuwoods announces headline Whelan’s show Wicklow based R&B, soul and hip-hop artist RTL combines captivating melodies with layered lyrics over darker, trap-driven beats

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EVERYONE YOU KNOW

Buy Tickets 2016 master ON SALE THUR 22nd AUG, 10AM MCD proudly presents

EVERYONE YOU KNOW

plus support ^ Upstairs ^ EYK are like Everyone You Know – if Everyone You Know has a keen ear for the vital sounds of post-millennial Britain, from The Streets to Arctic Monkeys and all hip hop points in between…

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HAPPYALONE

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HAPPYALONE

plus support ^ Upstairs ^

TICKETS

€12.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-7pm M-F) – 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

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.

DIRTY SEXY MONEY

Buy Tickets 2016 master Loud Room Events presents

DIRTY SEXY MONEY

plus support THE RUDE DUDEZ ^ Upstairs ^ Dirty Sexy Money is a multi national collective of artists from all over the world. Irish based, they met almost 2 years ago with similar passion of art and love for the same style of music

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STEVE BENNETT

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STEVE BENNETT

“Everything is F*cked” plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Irish Comedian of the Year winner Steve Bennett is the happiest man on the planet. But he’s been worn down by the sheer poopiness of Earth and her people.

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OFF BOOK PODCAST

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OFF BOOK PODCAST

_ Main Venue _ Off Book bring their unique live podcast performance to Whelan’s on Monday 16th September Every week Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino sit down and record a completely improvised musical

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JAMES BARKER BAND

Buy Tickets 2016 master ON SALE FRI 16th AUG, 10AM MCD proudly presents

JAMES BARKER BAND

plus support _ Main Venue _ Hailing from Ontario, James Barker Band formed in 2013, and consists of James Barker, Taylor Abram, Bobby Martin, and Connor Stephen. As winners of the 2015 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase

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THE LOST MESSIAHS (Album Launch)

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THE LOST MESSIAHS

ALBUM LAUNCH plus support ^ Upstairs ^ The Lost Messiahs will release their new album ‘Deconstruction of the Mind’ in July 2019. The album will contain 10 original songs written and produced by the band’s founder member, guitar player and owner of Golden Egg Studios, Ollie Plunkett and features James O Connor

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THE MENZINGERS

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN

CANCELLED

REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE

SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED

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Cancelled due to Ferry cancellation. Demented Promotions present

THE MENZINGERS

plus support _ Main Venue _    

TICKETS

€24.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-7pm M-F) – 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 Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

GRÁINNE MAGUIRE

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GRÁINNE MAGUIRE

GUYS…IT’S PROBLEMATIC plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Award-winning comedian Gráinne Maguire (Dave’s UnSpun, BBC One’s This Week, RTE’s Cutting Edge and Radio 4’s Now Show) comes to Whelan’s with a sparkling, exhilarating and life-affirming show about why we should all be Team Titanic.

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DRAGONFLY

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DRAGONFLY

plus support _ Main Venue _ Dragonfly members Colm Quearney, Zamo Riffman, Shane Fitzsimons and Johhny Coughlan will come together to perform a set of Dragonfly songs in celebration of their friend Mick “Mike Duff Medhavi.

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SHOOTER JENNINGS (FULL BAND)

Buy Tickets 2016 master Brighthelmstone Agency presents in association with Whelan’s

SHOOTER JENNINGS

FULL BAND SHOW plus support ^ Upstairs ^ For nearly two decades, Shooter Jennings has defied expectation while constantly expanding the parameters of country, rock ‘n’ roll, and beyond.

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TUSKS

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TUSKS

plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Tusks presents the introspective indie electronica of London-based English singer/songwriter/producer Emily Underhill. Underhill debuted her plaintive sound and off-kilter detailing on the self-made, self-released Snow EP in February 2012 using her own name.

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THE TESKEY BROTHERS

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THIS GIG HAS BEEN

MOVED TO THE ACADEMY

ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID

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MCD proudly presents

THE TESKEY BROTHERS

plus support _ Main Venue _ The Teskey Brothers are a rare musical gem. Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own

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THESE CHARMING MEN

Buy Tickets 2016 master Whelanslive.com presents

THESE CHARMING MEN

plus support _ Main Venue _ Formed in 1995, These Charming Men are well known as being the premier Smiths and Morrissey tribute act around. 

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JYELLOWL

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JYELLOWL

plus support _ Main Venue _ Facebook event “Back to the basics signifies me bringing my headline show back to the people in Dublin where it all started and to the people who have played a huge part in getting me where I am today.

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ALL IN THIS TOGETHER ft. FIELDS & EMMA LANGFORD

Buy Tickets 2016 master in aid of Dogs Trust

ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

featuring

FIELDS & EMMA LANGFORD

^ Upstairs ^ The next installment of All In This Together in aid of Dogs Trust features Fields and Emma Langford Tickets €10 and will be available on Whelan’s website and at the door on the night. — — — — —

FIELDS

https://www.facebook.com/fieldstheboys — — — — —

EMMA LANGFORD

http://emmalangfordmusic.com/

TICKETS

€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-7pm M-F) – 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