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Published on July 12th, 2012 | by Darren Byrne


Competition Closed: The Iveagh Garden Concerts with Rufus, Mike and Lisa

Well, this lot almost slipped past my radar. How did that happen? Did you know that there are three frickin’ awesome gigs lined up for The Iveagh Gardens next week? Wanna win some tickets to see Rufus Wainwright, The Waterboys or Lisa Hannigan? Then keep reading…

Rufus Wainwright begins the Iveagh Gardens Nights on Wednesday evening. I have been a huge fan of Wainwright since I first heard his version of Hallelujah for the Shrek soundtrack. Now, I know purists will scoff at me for saying that, but I’ve since dived into his full back catalogue. In fact, his newest album, Out of the Game is fantastic.

It will be an evening of stories, drama, humour and some brilliant music. He kicks off at 9pm on Wednesday 18th July with support from Krystle Warren. Tickets €44.05 (a strange number) including booking fee are available from Ticketmaster.

2009_07_16 00011 Mike Scott InterviewMike Scott’s Waterboys hit the Gardens on Friday 20th. I met and chatted with Mike a few years back and I can honestly say he’s a gentleman. I love his music – it’ll be a mix of the well-loved classics and brand new material. Tickets are just €44.00 including booking fee and available from Ticketmaster. The gig starts at 7pm and support on the night is from the hauntingly original folk harmony ensemble The Unthanks and Waterford songstress Katie Kim.

The final one in the run is a serious treat. The wonderful, beautiful, genius Lisa Hannigan will be in the Iveagh Gardens on Saturday July 21 st, headed up by Ireland’s leading light at home and abroad, Lisa Hannigan. But it’s not just her; the wonderful, beautiful, genius (yes, I know I need some new adjectives) Cathy Davey will be there too. That’ll be some night. Gates open at 4pm and there is additional support from Other Lives and CHAMPS. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster at €35.

Competition NOW CLOSED

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS: Neil, Elly and Sarah who will be notified by email.

Sadly, I can only make it along to Rufus. Unfortunately, I’ll be in London for The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX over the weekend when The Waterboys, Lisa Hannigan and Cathy Davey are performing. Poor me!

But, you now have the chance to win a pair of tickets to one of these great Iveagh Gardens Nights. Just drop a comment below telling me which act you’d most like to see – Rufus Wainwright on Wednesday, The Waterboys on Friday or Lisa and Cathy on Saturday. You can only will one pair of tickets and the winners will be selected on Monday morning.



Please be aware of the different start times for each of the gigs.

Rufus Wainwright, Wednesday 18th July @ 9pm
The Waterboys, Friday 20th July @ 7pm
Lisa Hannigan/Cathy Davey, Saturday 21st July @ 4pm


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27 Responses to Competition Closed: The Iveagh Garden Concerts with Rufus, Mike and Lisa

  1. Lisa Hannigan/Cathy Davey, Saturday 21st July @ 4pm please!

  2. Keith says:

    Lisa Hannigan on Saturday 21st please. My bf is a big fan, definitely slipped under the radar here so would be a lovely surprise!

  3. Ruth O'Riordan says:

    Lisa and Cathy on Saturday. Am a tad obsessed with Lisa!

  4. Caitlin says:

    Rufus Wainright please! Very excited to see the new Dark Knight film, lucky you!

  5. brian says:

    would love to see the waterboys and unthanks gig

  6. Anna Campion says:

    I’d love a pair of Rufus tickets!! Pretty please…

  7. Elly Parker says:

    I’d love to win tickets to the Waterboys – The Whole of the Moon was the soundtrack to one of my best summers as a teenager, and I’ve always wanted to hear it live! Every time I hear it, it just brings back great memories. Plus, next week is the hubbie’s birthday, and I’m broke, so would make a great cheap pressie!

  8. Michael Holland says:

    I’d love to see The Waterboys. The Whole Of The Moon is a classic.

  9. Rachael Black says:

    Rufus Wainwright please! I love his singing voice. Would really enjoy experiencing it live!!

  10. Sarah Corcoran says:

    Would love tickets to Lisa Hannigan! They’re for my sister who’s recently fallen in love with her music!

  11. garrett mccord says:

    Would love to see Rufus – caught him last year in the Grand Canal Theatre and he was amazing!

  12. Helen m Dunne says:

    The waterboys on fri would be brill

  13. oisin tormey says:

    I’d give my left arm to go see Lisa hannigan (or at least be very happy if I win!)

  14. Jon says:

    Lisa Hanningan and Cathy Davey please!

  15. Muireann Banks says:

    Sure what else would u be doing on a Saturday afternoon. I xan do my best to promise sunshin if Cathy and Lisa come my way!

  16. Yulhee O says:

    Rufus Wainwright, please!

  17. Becks Coad says:

    I’d love to see Lisa & Cathy on Saturday. I’m a huge fan!

  18. Mischa McInerney says:

    Lisa Hannigan/Cathy Davey on Saturday – I’d love to and I promise I’m not
    a Swedish House Mafia fan 🙂

  19. Rufus for me. ‘My phone’s on vibrate for you’!

  20. Simon Herriott says:

    The Waterboys!

  21. Sharon Callow says:

    I would most like to see Rufus Wainwright! I had a ticket for him a few years ago in Dublin, my friend flew in especially from London! Anyway! The night before the gig I was moving some plants in the garden and stuck my face full force into a rose bush (I know! Beggars belief) anyway! resulted in a tear in my cornea, I had had laser surgery on my eyes less than a week before and they were already streaming! Needless to say, I couldn’t attend the concert and was gutted! So now I have 20/20 vision and will be able to see Rufus properly in all his glory!!!

    • Darren Byrne says:

      Sharon, I’m genuinely sorry you didn’t win. The winners were selected at random, but I was rooting for you. That’s such a sad story. Sowwy! 🙁

      • Sharon Callow says:

        Ha Ha! No worries! I’ll get to see him some day! Will never forget the pain though, worse than child labour!! LOL!

  22. Neil Ryan says:

    Oh please I would love a night out with Rufus Wainwright. Im sure I can win his heart. oh wait thats not the competition is it? ok well il settle for seeing him live!! please please …let me get what I want. Lord knows it would be the first time. Neil

  23. jay haitch says:

    The Waterboys please.

  24. Aline says:

    They are all great acts. But I would love to see the Waterboys. So many good memories with my husband…

  25. Tom says:

    Lisa Hannigan please, can’t think of a better way to spend a saturday afternoon

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