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Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:45pm, Sign up for GUEST LIST & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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Dublin natives Swimmers (full band show) return for a one-off gig with Canada’s Free the Cynics.

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Free the Cynics defy the tired hat of rock ‘n’ roll and deliver something new and refreshing…Truly, this is an excellent release.’ – Beatroute

‘Their superlative new six-song release only seals the deal, a hard and heavy petting session that knows when to be rough and dirty, when to scratch and bite, and when to take it slow and steamy.’ – Calgary Herald

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Dublin native Niall .Jackson – has released his first solo single ‘Summer’s Here’ from an as yet untitled E.P. produced by Darragh Nolan ( Ailbhe Reddy, Conor Walsh, Winter Aid)) at his Asta Kalapa Studios, Co. Wexford in March 2017.

The single is an ode to the welcome stretch in Dublin summer’s evenings gone by, spent largely at the Portobello section of the Canal in South Dublin. Hours totalling days have been whittled away there, whether waiting for a gig in The Lower Deck (now Bello Bar) to start, or until you had enough money to go sit in the warmth of O’Connells pub, long after the sun goes down.

Formerly a 3 piece, Jackson released 2 EPs under the name ‘Swimmers’, (Swimmer’s Year 2013, This Burning Circus 2015). Jackson moved to London in late 2015 and with no bandmates was left reconfiguring Swimmer’s songs into acoustic versions. After a year of songwriting in 2016, he leapt back onto the gig circuit in 2017 with the help of a couple of friends in London’s alternative-folk circles (notably Knoxville Morning and Rob Corcoran) and hasn’t looked back since. This new found confidence led to the recording of nine new songs in March of this year, many of which will feature on an E.P later in 2017.


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