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The Finns are creating some of the most exciting music in Ireland right now off the back of the release of their highly successful debut album, Creations. The self-produced album reached a huge No.14 in the Overall Irish Charts and has consistently fired out incredibly catchy and original folk songs. With their rootsy sounds of banjo, acoustic guitars and harmonicas on top of the close harmonies, The Finns music is honest, catchy, and has explosive energy, and joining up with a full band this Summer means the drums and bass can fulfil the true sound of the album, which in turn, means one hell of a show.

The brothers, Hugh and Ciaran, have an impressive list of achievements since officially forming in 2017. Songwriting is of huge importance to them and they have been internationally recognised for this craft with their original and uplifting track, “Freemind”, being selected as a finalist in the SongDoor International Songwriting Competition this year. They’ve also had a Top 10 Song and Honourable Mention with “Queen Of Camden Street” in the International Women’s Freedom Song Contest 2019. Meanwhile at home, their hugely popular single “My Home Town” featured on a TV advert for Creative Ireland and RTÉ last year. One of the first achievements was winning the national busking competition, the Busker Fleadh in 2017 and that was followed by multiple appearances on the TG4 music show, Realta agus Gaolta.

In Spring 2019 saw The Finns visit the U.S. for the first time with a highly successful debut tour of Boston and Massachusetts which precedes the big one this September in Marshfield, Massachusetts, where they support Dropkick Murphys at South Shore Shamrock Fest. See The Finns and their full band at Whelan’s this August.


€8 adv / €10 door

Advanced tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-7pm M-F)

– 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