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The Soulstir Sessions proudly presents a wonderful night of music with:

Jerry Fish

Vyvienne Long

Toot Sweet & The Shadow Man

+ Special Guests

Last Minute Earl

Gypsy’s Wish with the Tony McCann

In aid of Parkinsons

Jerry Fish, Vyvienne Long and Toot Sweet and the Shadowman take to the stage for the The Soulstir Sessions gig in aid of Parkinson’s Disease. Plus Special Guests. Grab this opportunity to see these fantastic musicians in the intimate surrounds of Whelan’s and support a great cause. Show kicks off 7pm with support from Last Minute Earl, Gyspy’s Wish and Tony McCann.

Described by Hotpress as ‘supping from a well that is sunk way beneath the topsoil of pop’, the critically acclaimed and award winning Jerry Fish plays The Soulstir Sessions. With a series of magnifient albums includng the multi-platinum Be Yourself, the must-have live recording Live at The Spiegeltent and the superb The Beautiful Untrue, grab this opportunity to catch Jerry Fish in the intimate surrounds of Whelan’s.

Touring previously with Damien Rice, Vyvienne Long has been known for sometime as a boundlessly talented cellist and arranger. Her debut album Caterpillar Sarabande was received to great acclaim ‘Here, on her debut full length, she displays all her talent, confidence and humour to fabulous effect. As you would expect from such an experienced player, this is a gorgeous album’. Vyvienne’s well known version of The White Stripe’s Seven Nation Army appeared on Even Better than the Real Thing vol 2.

Playing New Orleans style music including artists such as Dr. John, the outrageously good Toot Sweet and the Shadow Man promise to bring a touch of Mardi Gras to the evening.

 Supporting will be Last Minute Earl – with flavours of Snow Patrol, Paola Nutini and something extra; the talented guitar duo, Gypsy’s Wish playing a deep veined blend of blues, soul and gypsy jazz style; and vocalist and guitar player Tony McCann.

If you love music, this is a gig not to miss – it promises to be something special. Why not have a great night and support a worthy cause – all proceeds go in aid of Parkinson’s. Tickets are on sale one the Whelan’s website at or via the Whelan’s boxoffice at +353-1-4780766. Date: Saturday 28th April. Doors 7pm. About The Soulstir Sessions This is the first of The Soulstir Sessions gigs in aid of Parkinson’s. The Soulstir Sessions is a group of music lovers dedicated to helping fundamentally shift the awareness of Parkinson’s disease across the island through music. Working in association with Parkinson’s UK-N.Ireland Region and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, the team are currently active with a number of follow-on gigs both North and South. The Soulstir Sessions aim to give up-and-coming musicians the opportunity to play alongside more established names. They can be contacted at Help raise awareness – Like The Soulstir Sessions on Facebook and follow them on twitter at @soulstirsession.

The Soulstir Sessions Team

Enjoy the music, hear the difference


€12.50 (plus 50cent booking fee) available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings).


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).