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Whelan’s Newest Music Night



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Whelanslive is proud to present a celebration of new Irish music. Every Tuesday will see the upstairs venue play host to a series of the best of new music this country has to offer.Three hand-picked bands showcase their originality, performance and amazingly fresh songwriting skills.It is a great opportunity to see the next round of Irelands unsung and unsigned.


Steamboat are a three piece band from Dublin. We began around November 2011, wrote a set and recorded a live track In Maynooth Arts Centre and started gigging at the end of the summer.

Breaking tunes:

The Enemies are a five piece band from the east coast of Ireland. Formed in 2003, The Enemies released their debut EP in March 2011 which served as a taster for their self-funded first album “Sounds Big On The Radio”, due for release in summer 2012. Made up of a team of experienced and established musicians and skilled professional songwriters, the band will not only entertain you but impress you, and leave you with at least one of their crafty melodies stuck in your head as you dance off into the night.

The Enemies EP on itunes:
Emily Whelan is an up and coming artist from Ardara, a picturesque coastal village on the west coast of Donegal. She has always been interested in performing and entertaining and has been singing and writing songs as far back as she can remember.

Emily didn’t pick up a guitar until she started in college. Though never having taken a lesson, she learned to play very quickly, and has a unique style that separates her from the pack.

Her debut single “Life” was launched in June 2011, and remained on the national radio playlists right through until October – including being picked as Single Of The Week on BBC Radio Ulster, and getting airplay on Today FM, RTÉ and many other stations.

Her new 4 track EP showcases the diversity of Emily’s song-writing capabilities, from the quirky new single “Fred” – already familiar to those who have caught Emily’s live set – to the hauntingly intimate “Games”.

Emily’s songs are about life, love and everything in between. Sometimes quirky, sometimes heart-breaking but never boring, she has a unique style that cannot be pigeonholed into any conventional genre. The searing emotions contained in her lyrics are delivered with such dynamism in her live performances that the audience is captivated until the last breath.

Emily has been working her way into the Irish music scene, playing many well-known venues, including Whelan’s. She has also been supporting some well established names including The Henry Girls and Aslan on gigs throughout the country. Emily has impressed audiences with the intensity and passion of her live performances, captivating her listeners. In 2012, she plans to travel the length and breadth of Ireland to perform her music. She will also be working hard in the studio, writing and recording new material.