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Shadows and Dust are a four-piece acoustic rock band based in Dublin. The group is comprised of Dermot Kennedy on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Micheál Quinn on drums, Lia Wright on violin and Erik Vaughan on double bass. In recent months, the group have played gigs in venues such as Whelan’s, The Sugar Club, The Village, The Odessa Club and Nighthawks at the Cobalt, as well as appearing on television (tg4’s Pop4) and radio (RTÉ Radio 1 Arena). The group are delighted to return to the Whelans stage, having spent the last couple of months writing and recording new material. Heavily inspired by art, folklore, film and various other creative mediums, Shadows and Dust incorporate poetic lyrics and a truly unique sound into all of their musical output. Their captivating combination of guitar, strings, percussion and Kennedy’s soulful voice results in a musical style that distinguishes them as a charismatic band that is difficult to compare to other current Irish groups.


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).