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Following their recent sold-out visit to Whelans and their amazing set at Castlepalooza in Tullamore last weekend, we are delighted to announce Orchid Collective will return to headline Whelans of Wexford St, Dublin on Saturday 12 November.

“Lay As Stone” could have quite easily been written by Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens or Fleet Foxes. This Dublin four-piece has opened its recording account at a level that few young acts could possibly match. – Dan Hegarty (RTE 2FM)

Orchid Collective being together for just over a year have been gigging relentlessly throughout Ireland and have worked tirelessly creating a fresh and exciting live show for their growing audience. Mixing a combination of vocal harmonies and ambient soundscapes, akin to the likes of their inspirations Villagers, James Vincent McMorrow and Bon Iver.

Touring around Ireland has seen Orchid Collective gather a loyal fan base with festival appearances at Castlepalooza, Spirit of Folk, Glasgowbury and Knockanstockan aswell as supporting Boston based Mutual Benefit on the Irish leg of their European tour and releasing their debut single ‘Figure It Out’ last year along with starting 2016 as Whelan’s ‘’Ones to Watch’’. Their second single Lay As Stone released this March has been receiving rave reviews and getting national radio exposure. The band officially released Lay As Stone to a sold out Whelan’s in Dublin, marking Orchid Collective as an act with serious potential!”

For a band that have only been together for just over a year, Orchid Collective look remarkably comfortable playing in front of a packed-to-capacity room upstairs in Whelan’s. You can tell straight away that it will be an easy hop to the main venue downstairs; what’s more, I can imagine Orchid Collective claiming a place on festival main stages for years to come. That’s how important they can become!”- Hotpress (Review of Lay As Stone Sold Out Single Launch show)

”It’s brilliant”- Stephen McAuley on Lay As Stone (BBC)

”They make something very difficult sound very easy”- Jim Lockhart (Senior producer RTE/ Horslips)



€ 13  available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

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

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