Tag Archives : Gigs

Gig News: Benjamin Francis Leftwich to play Whelan’s in November

A bit of good news for those of you that love shimmery folk-pop that captures fleeting moments and spins ‘em up for posterity. English singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich takes to the stage in Whelan’s this coming November 3rd. Tickets are €15 each and are on sale now from Ticketmaster. Benjamin, whose acoustic sound and delicate […]

Music: The Sweetest Silence by Storyfold

Storyfold have unveiled their latest music video for their brand new single ‘The Sweetest Silence’. Directed by Billy Keane, the video mixes film shot on location at World’s End Studios, Dublin and self-shot videos from the recording of their debut album at Modern World Studios in Tetbury, UK. The Sweetest Silence is the 4th single […]


Gig News: Rizzle Kicks to play The Olympia November 6th…

… because November is a drab, dark month and there’ll be no better fellas to chase away your post-summer blues. Rizzle Kicks are Jordan and Harley, they’re nineteen, and they once made a music video with Ed Sheeran in their back garden. Their debut album Stereo Typical, a collection of cheeky ditties wrapped in bouncy, hip-pop […]

Events: McGrattans Comedy Club Christmas Special

Following on from their hugely succesful opening night where they raised over €700 for Electric Aid, McGrattans Comedy Club are back with a sterling cast of comedians and guess what? It’s all for charity once again! Once more the club have decided to give the proceeds to Electric Aid’s African Campaign. Your MC for the […]

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Colm O'Regan

Events: Dislike! A Facebook Guide to Crisis

After a sold-out premiere at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs and sell out shows in Whelans, the Vodafone Comedy Carnival in Dublin and the Galway Comedy Festival, and a not-bad-sales-at-all-in-fairness and critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Colm O’Regan brings his hilarious show Dislike! A Facebook Guide to Crisis to the Project Arts Centre. Do […]


Jazz Gig: Colette Cassidy

Looking for somewhere romantic and different to take a first date? Or an old flame? Or just to appreciate some old fashioned session music? To be whisked back in time? If you like jazz or want to check out some passionate talented musicians, a Colette Cassidy gig may be just the ticket. A few girlfriends […]

Electric Picnic 2011: West Cork Ukulele Orchestra

Any review of the Electric Picnic experience can be justifiably called a post-mortem – there have been traumas, blunt force abuse of livers and inhumane conditions – but of course the object of the exercise is enjoyment and this also occured. I don’t recall right now how the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra came into my […]

Watch: The Pit – A Film About Crowdsurfing

There’s some things I’m too old for. Staying in hostels. sleeping on armchairs, late nights, and everything else I did a decade ago (even less actually). I love going to concerts, and that will never change. However, being up the front is something I only like if there’s a barrier behind me and plenty of […]

Arthur’s Day 2011 tickets go on sale

Ryan Sheridan performing at the launch (video courtesy of @darraghdoyle) UPDATED @ 16:25 05/08 to take account of sold out gigs Tickets have gone on sale today for the Arthur’s Day 2011 (22nd September) gigs in Dublin, Cork, Belfast and Limerick across studio and pub venues. Earlier today, Guinness announced that, The Enemy, Seasick Steve, […]

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Fionn Regan: 100 Acres Of Sycamore

Y’know the way now we have Google+? Fionn Regan is like Irish Singer/Songwriter+. As cute as Donovan crossed with a hobbit, the Mercury-nominated musician isn’t your average tousled dreamboat with a guitar; he has his own sound, but he can’t seem to stop messing with it. Which is great, because I bore easily. Pop over […]

If it was a choice between The Script or silence, I’d let the wind whistle between my ears

Last Friday Team Culch settled into a three hour drive to Sligo for a music festival and I found myself with a grá for a bit of tra. Epic levels of tra. Christy Moore levels of tra. McGrattan’s bar had an 90s night the other week to celebrate their 21st birthday and Italia 90 was […]