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“One of the best live acts for my money in the country at the moment. Storming set. Quite magical” Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

“Villiers and The Villains would blow away any roots music audience anywhere” – Trevor Hodgett, R&R Magazine


With their critically acclaimed LP ‘Music Confounds The Machines’ garnering high praise from BBC Radio Scotland’s Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Ulster’s Ralph McLean and RTE Radio’s ‘Late Date’ host and Hothouse Flower Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Villiers and The Villains continue their upward spiral with raw and raucous gigs at Kilkenny Roots, Electric Picnic, The American Bar, Stendhal Festival, Belfast City Blues Festival, Crumlin Road Gaol and many more. Old school rhythm, rock ‘n’ blues akin to The Band and Bob Dylan, these villains are proving they are the ones to watch.

“Dylan and The Band in The Big Pink basement, after a couple of bottles of red” R2 Magazine

“You want your support to be good…but not this good!” Mark Kermode, BBC / The Dodge Brothers

“…frantic, dirty blues sounds of the 60’s Reeperbahn. Other more tender moments drip with an ‘Astral Weeks’ like sweet cherry wine” Folk & Tumble

“Ten out of ten for ripping it up” Acoustic Magazine

“Vague echoes of Blind Boy Fuller” Blues In Britain

“I’m lovin’ this album” Big Boy Bloater, The Blues Magazine, Teamrock Radio

“All the attributes of a modern day folk music hero” Fatea, David Dee Moore

“Superb songwriting rooted in a great tradition.” Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

Photo Credit: George Pennock


€15 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 creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.