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Beardfire Music presents


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Wed 15th Sept 2021

Whelan’s main venue


Zoe Clarke is an 18-year-old musician and songwriter hailing from West Dublin.

Deemed as one of Dublin’s hottest emerging talents, Zoe is launching her debut EP ‘Safe & Sound’ with a first headline show at Whelan’s upstairs venue. Released through Bearfire Music (Patricia Lalor, now with Warner Music, RUNAH, Martin McDonnell, KTG, Duke Dimez) the EP contains 4 songs. 3 unreleased tracks along with Zoe’s successful debut single ‘No Matter Where You Are’, inspired by her godson Samuel, who was born a year ago with a complex chromosomal problem that has left him with profound physical and mental disabilities leaving him unable to sit unaided or communicate in any way.

The song gained significant coverage in national online and print news, touching people all over the country, and a video of the song featured on reached tens of thousands of views.

Zoe started playing the guitar at five years of age and her musical interests have grown since. Her influences include Coldplay, Billie Eilish and Ed Sheehan, to name a few.

Zoe recently performed intimate gigs at The Art Cafe, Dublin, and renowned venue Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. She is also a regular busker on Dublin’s Grafton Street.

Support on the night comes from Beardfire label mate Lauran Beth, who herself is making a name as one of Ireland’s top young songwriters, and building a following through her two original released singles, her youtube covers and delightful social media personality!

‘Safe & Sound’ is an accomplished and mature collection of songs ranging from folk to pop produced by veteran producer David Virgin and his sons Rohan Healy and Al Quiff at Beardfire Studio, Dublin, who in their careers spanning over 70 years collectively. They have worked on stage or in studio with the likes of Cat Power, Nick Cave, INXS, John Cooper Clarke, Mary Black, Billy Bragg, Mundy, Leslie Dowdall and others.

‘Safe & Sound’ is out May 1st 2020 via Beardfire Music


*Inline with Government restrictions this gig will be limited capacity and patrons will be required to provide proof of immunity (Being fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months).


€10 available online from Whelan’s. This will be a theatre style seated event which will be filmed for online streaming. By entering the venue you agree to be video and/or audio recorded by the producers of this event.

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– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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