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Wed 31st Aug 2022

Whelan’s Upstairs

” (a) wonderful way with words…very creative and emotional.” – Irish Post

“Under Vicar Street’s shining disco ball, fans – and lovers of music with depth – sang and clapped along to Rachael’s quirky melodic pop music. “ -– HOT PRESS

“Her keen, ironic sense of humour and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter” – Billboard

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and poet Rachael Sage has released over 20 albums and EPs of empowered alt-folk-pop on her own label MPress Records, since first bursting onto New York’s East Village music scene. Described by Pop Magazine as “an icon of the indie music scene…and an outspoken advocate for social justice”, Sage has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Imelda May, Beth Hart, Howard Jones, Ani DiFranco, and Grammy® winners Marc Cohn, Shawn Colvin and Judy Collins – with whom she also recorded a critically-acclaimed duet of Neil Young’s “Helpless”. In addition to being a six-time Independent Music Award-winning musician and producer, she is also a John Lennon Contest Grand Prize winner who has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, SXSW, and toured globally from Japan to Berlin. Sage is also a visual artist, actor and former ballet dancer who performed with the New York City Ballet and worked at The Abbey Theatre in Dublin, where she discovered her love of poetry. An outspoken activist on behalf of many causes including homelessness and women’s health issues, Sage is a self-described cancer thriver whose recent full-length album Character yielded the Billboard-charting hopeful anthem “Blue Sky Days”. Her 2021 spoken-word project Poetica is an adventurous fusion of poetry with jazz, classical, and Americana musical elements in the vein of Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Patti Smith.


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€15 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.


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.

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