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This December 21st sees Soul Diva Pia Dunne and The Eleusians return to Whelans to play a mix of old and new original soulful tunes. This gig is not to be missed! 

Pia Dunne has an eclectic background in music. She has been performing professionally as a singer/songwriter for over a decade. In 2010 Pia set up her solo project  and released her Debut EP in May 2012 to much acclaim. Since then Pia Dunne and The Eleusians (feat Johnny Taylor piano, Peter Erdai bass and Matt Jacobson drums) have played to full houses in The Workman’s Club, Whelans, The Cobblestone, Sweeney Mongrel’s and Tower Records. In December Pia was nominated for Best Female Artist, Best Unsigned Artist and Best Album and was shortlisted for Best Soul/Jazz Act in The MRU Music Awards 2012. The track Place Of No Returning has also been used in the short film Lucky, released at Cannes this year and touring the American Film Festival Circuit. Pia Dunne and The Eleusians are currently filming the video for Place Of No Returning and planning a National Tour.

“…A real find…A sassy performance…”  ~ Jackie Hayden Hotpress

“The girl is a talented songwriter with a timeless voice. Definitely one to watch!”  ~ Jerry Fish

“Pia Dunne’s EP is a wonderful collection of soulful, blues and folk songs. Pia’s persuasive songwriting shows she has the potential to become a major voice in the Irish music scene.”  ~

“ Pia Dunne’s soulful and melodic vocals ooze with style and composure. She has the ability to reinvigorate the capital’s soul.” ~ Garreth Mac Namee MRU

“Pia has a such a soulful voice and the musicians and arrangements are second to none!”  ~ Lorcan Ennis (Verge Management)

‘Pia Dunne’s new EP is a delight to my ears. With Pia’s smooth voice and original melodies she delivers a beautifully crafted EP. Looking forward to hearing the full album.’  ~ Ciara Buckley RTÉ 


€10 / €8 concession available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings from WaV), ticket prices may vary when purchased 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, 12am).