With the nights closing in and Halloween approaching, the Bram Stoker Festival will be soon upon us from the 27th to 30th of October and there’s plenty of music highlights incoming as part of the festival.

1.

Turning Vampire Mixtape

Vicar Street, October 29th
The Turning Pirate crew turn their attention to a fright night with scary songs and collaborations on stage from Lisa Hannigan, Paddy Casey, Saint Sister, Adam Matthews, Niamh Farrell (Ham Sandwich), Kier (Delorentos) and Wyvern Lingo. The house band, the Flux Capacitators, work with the artists to create the arrangements and includes Joe Furlong on base and Graham Hopkins who plays drums.


2.

Vampyr

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, October 27th

A rare screening of the 1932 French-German horror movie in the gothic setting of St Patrick’s Cathedral with a live score by composer Matthew Nolan which is being described as “deathly” and will be performed with musicians David Kitt, Margie Lewis, Sean Mac Elaine, and Erik Friedlander.


3.

In Case of Emergency

Science Gallery, October 27th
Late-night party in the Science Gallery with exhibition and tunes from Loose Joints co-host Sally Cinnamon.


4.

Live Music Trail- Bram Stoker Festival edition

October 28th & October 29th, various places, daytime

First Music Contact’s two-day series of pop-up gigs take place in venues and shops of the city and performers include Wastefellow, Paddy Hanna, Molly Sterling, Other Creatures, Hvmmingbyrd, Floor Staff, Elm, Proper Micro NV, Maria Kelly, Fontaines and more. Times & lineup here.


5.

Family Friendly: Sing Along Social @ Stokerland

St. Patrick’s Park, October 28th & 29th

A Kids vs Adults-themed singing party. 2.45pm to 3.30pm on both Saturday and Sundat for a Sing Along Social to determine who has more fun – children or grown-ups – with a playlist that will include Pharrell, Katy, Miley, Justins (Bieber + Timberlake), Madonna, Rhianna and Bon Jovi.

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