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The Sacreblues Band are a Dublin-based, Irish/French musical cocktail of confused and confusing ingredients. Their widely varied musical backgrounds and influences combine to produce a smooth blend of folk, rock, country, blues and acoustic disco. With two EPs (Une Fois Pour Toutes 2013, Say What You Say 2014) and their critically acclaimed debut album Sad Reality, this experienced and quirky 5-piece outfit have been pleasing crowds in venues big and small, as well as enjoying radio play on both sides of the Atlantic and as far away as Australia. They are currently working on a second album, and it’s shaping up quite well.

The Sacreblues Band are:

Mélissa Aït Chellel: Vocals, Guitar, Flute, Electric Melodica and Glockenspiel
Lucie Lacombe O’Flynn: Violin and vocals
Carl King: Percussion of various types, and Vocals
Thomas Cassidy: Lead guitar
Johnny Mack: Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Slide Bouzouki and very hesitant vocals.

Wonderful and whimsical” – Jolene the Country Music Blog

Une sacrée bande de musiciens” – Le Petit Journal

Exceptional vocals and accomplished musicianship“…. “can send you into the warmth of summer in the depths of winter with just one note,” –

Refreshing sounds“ – Middle Tennessee Music

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The Mariannes are a Dublin based, Alt Folk band with strong Irish folk, and blues roots. Their songs are known for their troubling lyrics, beautiful melodies and strong instrumentation. The Mariannes released their debut EP Lost with All Hands and launched to a packed Whelan’s main venue with special guests The Rattling Kind. They followed up on this success in with the release of their single, The Black Diary Waltz, in March 2016.

“Deliciously dark with hints of The Walkabouts and the countrified ends of The Rolling Stones, they’re too good to remain a secret for much longer” (

“…talented, sophisticated group of musicians” (goldenplec)


€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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


Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).