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Sat 9th April 2022

Whelan’s Main Venue

Badhands launch new album ‘Far Away’ with a headline show at Whelan’s.

Badhands is the musical project of award winning Dublin songwriter and composer Dan Fitzpatrick. In late 2018 he released his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Predictable Boy’. The record was described in The Sunday Times as ‘Evoking Nick Cave with it’s guttural swagger, it has taken the Dubliner’s songwriting to another level’, and was made album of the week by Dan Hegarty on RTE 2FM. The single ‘Waves’ received considerable airplay on national radio in Ireland, and was made Song Of The Week by Laura Whitmore on BBC5 Live.
In 2020 Fitzpatrick released the 5 track concept EP Oceans, funded by The Arts Council. Upon release the EP was featured on Seascapes on RTE Radio 1 and was described by Zara Hedderman in The Thin Air as ‘An endlessly evocative and engaging body of work.’

Fitzpatrick has also composed soundtracks for award winning documentaries including: Wild Cuba, which aired in 2020 on BBC2 and was nominated for 3 Emmys. The music won an award at the prestigious Jackson Wild Film Festival in the U.S., as well as winning Best Score at the 2021 Green Screen Festival in Germany.

Badhands’ second album ‘Far Away’ is set for release on April 1st 2022 and features musicians Aoife Ruth, Tom Cosgrave, Chris Barry, Ken Mooney and David Tapley. The band has sold out shows in The Workmans Club and Whelans (Upstairs), and played support slots and festivals of note such as opening for Michael McDonald in Vicar Street, the Electric Picnic festival, and the Ireland Music Week showcase.


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€15.50 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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


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