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3pm Matinee (All Ages)
Under 16’s: €13 [BUY]
Over 16’s: €21.50 [BUY]

8pm Evening Show – SOLD OUT
General Admission: €26.50 [BUY]

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We’re delighted to announced that Lisa Hannigan will be performing two intimate shows in Whelan’s on Friday 7th July. First, a 3pm all ages matinee show, followed by an 8pm over 18’s only event. Tickets for both performances go on sale online on Friday (Jun 16th) at 10am from

Lisa Hannigan first came to light as an angel-voiced, somewhat mysterious figure singing harmonies alongside Damien Rice. They played together for seven years, but it wasn’t until the release of her solo debut Sea Sew’ in 2008 that the full spectrum of her abilities became apparent. A joyous kaleidoscope of love songs, laments, sea shanties and glockenspiels, with a cover hand-stitched by Lisa herself, the self-released album was a runaway success, nominated for a Choice award in Ireland and a Mercury Music Prize in the UK. The ecstatic reception gave her the confidence to explore deeper, darker emotions.

Passenger’, which came out in 2011, centred around the pain of leaving and the sense of apartness consequent to a life spent in constant motion while last year’s third album At Swim’ is arguably her most bewitching collection yet. Crackling with an eerie Hallowe’en magic, every song travels deeper into a darkly magical space where the boundaries between love and death, past and present, grief and happiness, are dissolved.

Dividing her time between London and Dublin, the album saw Lisa collaborate with The National’s Aaron Dessner and write an album about homesickness, isolation and yet ,profoundly and very movingly ,about love. It is a record characterised by strange sounds lurking beneath the surface and strokes of idiosyncratic genius, as well as Lisa’s first ever banjo solo and the breathtaking vocal harmonies that first made us fall in love with her.


3pm Matinee (All Ages)
Under 16’s: €13 [BUY TICKETS]
Over 16’s: €21.50 [BUY TICKETS]

8pm Evening Show (+18s) – SOLD OUT
General Admission: €26.50 [BUY TICKETS]

Advanced tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

8pm show is strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


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