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In December 2011, Guitarists and Vocalists Mark Prunty and Podge Gill formed a band called Dutch Courage, their first gig was in their local bar, Dillon’s Bar, at their friends 21st birthday. In the months following the pair played several more gigs locally and started to build a reputation from the ground up.

In March 2013 they were approached by Banjo and Mandolin player Ross McNerney who wanted to join the band. After a very short discussion the 2 welcomed Ross in to the group.

Shortly after Ross joined, the band started to write their own material and develop their own unique sound.

With the new direction the band was starting to take, they decided to change the band’s name to Poroma.

The group started travelling further for gigs and were beginning to make a name for themselves well out of their jurisdiction.

In August 2014, after filling in with Poroma as Drummer for their show at The Marquee in Drumlish Festival, Emmett Collum turned down the opportunity to return to the USA, and instead joined the band full time, after he saw the path the band was hoping to go.

The band decided to become a 5 piece in early 2015 after they were beginning to play to far bigger audiences in much bigger venues, and decided to take on bass player David Kilbride whom had worked with Podge in a band when the 2 were teenagers.

Once the band had taken its final form ,they decided to change the name to Brave Giant as the band was now completely different to the one that Prunty, Gill and McNerney had shaped.
After keen interest from third parties, the band were also advised to change the name.

They began recording their debut EP in February 2015, and after a long,hard graft their finished work is now ready to be unveiled with the lead track ‘Lordy Lordy’ set for official release in the coming months.


€7 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.


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.