Tis the season – a few major events pockmark a city’s gigging calendar winding down for the holidays. Good tidings and festive cheer from the city by the Lee! MONDAY DECEMBER 19TH: Glen Hansard @ Coughlan’s (8.30pm, SOLD OUT) Frames frontman plays a special fundraiser for the Peter McVerry trust. Tickets for this are long… Read more »

Posted on December 19th, 2016

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Higher Vision is a new BYOB music and arts festival announced yesterday for St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th 2017) by Strictly Deep, Techno & Cans Dublin, The Building Society & Fuinneamh Productions for 2017 in Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth. Halfway between Dublin and Belfast, Bellurgan hosts local and international guest DJs and producers including: Dimitri… Read more »

Posted on December 17th, 2016

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The third annual Quarter Block Party Festival in Cork City have announced some details of acts for the February 3rd to 5th in 2017. Presented by Makeshift Ensemble and Southern Hospitality Board, and supported by Cork City Council and The Arts Council, Quarter Block Party will take over the North and South Main Street in… Read more »

Posted on December 15th, 2016

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POD & Forbidden Fruit today announced that Bon Iver will be playing and curating the lineup for the Bank Holiday Monday June 5th part of Forbidden Fruit in 2017 on the grounds of the Irish Museum Of Modern Art at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. Joining the band will be Flying Lotus (3D Show),… Read more »

Posted on December 15th, 2016

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Making their pitch to the Christmas present market, Cork festival Indiependence have announced their first three bands to play next August 4th to 6th in Mitchelstown: Manic Street Preachers, The Coronas and Sigma . Tickets for the 12th year are: 3-DAY WEEKEND CAMPING – €119 VIP INDIE GARDEN UPGRADE – €50 Tickets are available online… Read more »

Posted on December 14th, 2016

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After a busy weekend last week, the city by the Lee takes an easy one before diving headlong into the holiday season. TUESDAY 13TH DECEMBER Little Green Cars @ Everyman Palace (8pm, €27) Globetrotting folk/pop act continue touring this year’s third album, Ephemera. CSN Live & Gigging @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €5) Part two of… Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2016

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Email to be in the draw for free entry: Saturday: Out To Lunch with Mr Ties (All Night)  @ Tengu (€12.50, 11pm) Sunday: Enemies @ Vicar Street (€20) How to enter free entry comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number (for late contact) in… Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2016

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Here’s a comprehensive list of what gigs and parties are on on New Year’s Eve in Dublin city. More will be added as they are announced. Turning Pirate New Year’s Eve Mixtape @ Vicar Street The annual shindig with dozens of musicians with an excellent house band. Performers include Booka Brass, Paul Noonan, Richie Egan,… Read more »

Posted on December 9th, 2016

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Sleigh Bells announced a UK and European tour for February today including a date at Whelan’s Dublin, Sonar in Reykjavik, Gorilla in Manchester and Electric Ballroom in London. The band have just released their Jessica Rabbit album. Tickets for all shows are available from 9am, Friday 9th December on sale shortly from TM. Dublin show… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2016

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