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Fri 3rd Mar 2023

Whelan’s Upstairs

Let’s Set Sail tastefully blend acoustic and synthetic textures to produce well crafted electronic folk-pop songs. These songs contain honest, relatable lyrics that often permeate the music with a distinctly Dublin flavour.
They released their latest 5-track EP, Enzo, at the end of 2021 to strong acclaim both in Ireland and abroad. These slow-building, synth-heavy compositions form an undeniably compelling collection of ambient vignettes. Frontman Warren McCarthy’s distinctive vocal style combines uniquely with vocalist Marian Hughes’s elegant harmonies, Ian Dunphy’s atmospheric electronics and pianist Rob Molumby’s skilful musicianship, creating a mesmerising sound as a result. They are currently working on their debut album, and will be performing some of these new songs for the first time at this gig.

Let’s Set Sail’s passionate delivery of their textured soundscapes makes for a very compelling live performance for those looking for a heartfelt, immersive musical experience.

“You’re unlikely to find something directly comparable with their unique sound.” – Hot Press

“…a delightful mix of ambient folk and upbeat electronic sounds” – Nialler9

“masterfully slow-burning” – The Thin Air

“A captivating listen… a band not quite like anyone else” – For The Rabbits

“An enigmatic and beautiful fusion of dream pop, folk and ambient music.” – Backseat Mafia

“A deeply atmospheric listen… a sound all of their own” – The Last Mixed Tape

“lush, cinematic folktronica… stunning and hypnotic” – Dusty Organ


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€11 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies.


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