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Weird, cool, majestic, dark, brooding, intense. These are the kinds of words used to describe the Revelator Orchestra’s universe. Their performances can – in a heartbeat – lift you from the space you inhabit to a crimson throbbing place, a place with a soundtrack of primal beats and web-like words, Peter Murphy wearing black feathered wings and eyeliner, climbing across legs, tables and glasses, presenting us with his id while the ego watches in terror, as Acko beats a wailing guitar into submission, and Paula Cox screams in an ethereal way, and takes you to the very core of yourself while your neck tingles.Murphy, has an intensity that nails your boots to the floor. A founder member of The Tulips and Grasshopper, one of Ireland’s foremost music and arts writers and the author of John The Reveletor and Shall We Gather At the River.

Acko is music with a capital M – frontman, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, and since 2005, producer. Now, on stage, he’s the man with a Takamine slung over his shoulder, finger on the sample trigger. Then there’s Ms Paula Cox, The lead singer with The Bush, The Tree, and Me, signed in 2000 to Epic, counting Blur, The Strokes and Jarvis Cocker among her many fans. She has sung on and composed for film scores, and has written, arranged, sung and co-produced many of the tracks on the forthcoming second album.

Murphy’s second book Shall We Gather at the River is the inspiration for the album The Brotherhood of the Flood. The book tells the stories of nine men who give themselves to the Rua river in the town on Murn in winter 1984. Punk legend Richard Hell described it as “majestic and squalid at the same time, as if the Bible were actually about Elvis. The rhythm and music carry you like a baby on a raft on the river, but it’s the precision of the words that cinches you.”


€10 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Indie Club /// ZEBRA /// [Live Bands and guest DJs] w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free entry before 10:30pm).