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Tuesday March 3

  • Tune-yArds @ Vicar Street (€22)
    [Alt] The uplifting musical wizardry of Merrill Garbus is a must-see. Meltybrains? support.
  • Waltons World Masters – Habib Koité @ National Concert Hall (€16-€34)
    [African] Malian guitarist, composer and singer 
  • Spandau Ballet @ 3 Arena (€50)
    [80s pop] Now in the age bracket to get their own ITV special..

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Wednesday March 4


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Thursday March 5

  • Meteor Choice Music Prize @ Vicar Street (Sold out)
    [Awards/live] Performances from Delorentos, James Vincent McMorrow, The Riptide Movement, We Cut Corners, Plus Song Of The Year nominees Kormac, Little Hours, The Minutes
  • Ryan Adams @ Olympia Theatre (€40)
    [Rock] American alt-rock/country-tinged singer-songwriter.
  • Ports, Conor Mason, Waldorf & Cannon @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€10)
    [indie/folk] The band formerly known as Little Bear.
  • The Flaws, Acrobat @ Whelan’s (€6)
    [Indie-rock] “That’s What You Get” Single Launch
  • Good Name Thursdays: WOB! (live) @ The Bernard sShaw (Free)
    [Electronic] Dublin based trio who blend electronica with Drum n’ Bass in a live setting
  • Primal Sound @ The Pint (Free before 11:30pm, €5)
    [new music] Keith Margo And The Margonettes, Strange Attractor and more.
  • Incentive Launch Night @ Twisted Pepper (€6/€8,10:30pm)
    [Dance] Yet another house and techno night. Effy with support on the night coming from Ed Fay b2b Bobofunk, Bob b2b Crengus, Isaac Bui, James Beardsley, David Keegan & Mark Byrne.

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Friday March 6


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Saturday March 7


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Sunday March 8

  • Southern Tenant Folk Union @ Whelan’s (€12)
    [Folk] Released an album called The Chuck Norris Project.
  • Sim Simma @ Twisted Pepper (Free, 7pm)
    [Afrobeat] Afrobeat special with a drum workshop with the west african percussion and dance club.
  • Soda @ The Bernard Shaw (6pm, Free)
    [DJs] Home DJs playing Evelyn King, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Jocelyn Brown, Greymatter, Tiger and Woods, Delegation, Motor City Drum Ensemble…

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Posted on March 3rd, 2015




The annual Culture Night where buildings, museums, galleries and more open their doors to the public for the night is happening this Friday night. Here’s a roundup of all the recommended musical events happening. Free unless stated otherwise.  Full programmes.  iPhone and Android apps are also available.


  • Culture Night Concert with RTÉ Concert Orchestra / Sinead White / We Cut Corners  & more @ Meeting House Square, Temple Bar (7pm – 10pm)
    RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena hosted by Sean Rocks and John Kelly presents a specially extended three hour live programme of interviews, music, drama and comedy, accompanied by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with special guests.
  • No Way Back: Clu and DJs This Greedy Pig, Sally Cinnamon, Cian Murphy, Molly King @ Downstairs Dublin, Merrion Square (5pm)
    The Irish Times curated series of talks, installations, projections and pop up events in the outside basement spaces of the Georgian buildings. Plus Kaleidoscope.
  • Music Network @ The Sugar Club, Leeson Street (8pm, Free but ticketed)
    I Have A Tribe, The Taquin Experiments, and Baroque duo Claire Duff (violin) & Aoife Nic Athlaoich (cello).
  • Ableton Push Playground @ Sound Training Centre,Temple Bar Music Centre (7pm)
    he Push Playground combines ‘Ableton Live’ – a unique music creation and performance software and ‘Push’ – a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live.
  • Instores @ Tower Records, Dawson Street (5pm)
    Celtic rock band Moxie, soulful Miss Kate, Silent Disco and DJs
  • Joyce interpretation and an open mic night @ The Workman’s Club, Wellington Quay (5pm)
    Featuring Open Mic Night hosted by Dublin Writers’ Forum, Fathers of Western Thought perform their musical interpretation of Ulysses from the ‘Re:Joyce’ project.
  • Open Night @ Windmill Lane Recording Studios, 20 Ringsend Rd (5pm – 11pm)
    World famous recording studio, synonymous with U2 opens it doors. A performance from the band Relish.
  • Diva Voces @ Royal College of Surgeons @ St Stephen’s Green (7:30pm)
    Outdoor performance including Summertime, Lean on Me, Loch Lomond, The Barcarolle, Va Pensiero and Cantemus
  • RTÉ Hansel & Gretel’s Music Trail @ Grafton Street (5pm – 6.30pm)
    Some of the acts featured on the evening will include Kicking Bird, Stephen James Smith & Enda Reilly, Kiara Murphy, Half of Me, Mongoose, Shane Hennessy and Jawbone.
  • The Arts Council presents Delorentos, Donal Lunny ,Iarla Ó Lionáird and more @ Merrion Square Park (5pm)
    Open air music and more.
  • Mathias Baumann Quartet @ Centre for Creative Practices, Pembroke Street Lower (5pm)
    Concerts and Performances
  • 3epkano @ Goethe-Institut Irland, Merrion Square (5pm)
    Music, film, quiz and exhibitions
  • Live music @ Irish Traditional Music Archive, Merrion Square (5pm)
    Archival footage from the Come West along the Road television series will be screened in the Manuscripts Room, while the library will host live music from ITMA staff and friends.
  • Introduction to the Gamelan @ National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace (6:30 / 7:30 / 8:30 / 9:30pm)
    Hands-on music workshop introduces participants to the Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra.
  • Tonnta @ Smock Alley, Temple Bar (6pm/ 8pm)
    Performing outside the theatre
  • Kate’s Party @ Outhouse LGBT Community Resource Centre, Capel Street (7:30pm)
    Punk/pop trio.
  • Sea Shanties: Songs From the High Seas @ 4 Adelaide Road, Dun Laoghaire (6:30pm)
    Dún Laoghaire Choral Society presents a sea-shanty suite for Choir, Organ and Folk Instruments.
  • Chequerboard, Luke Slott @ The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire (8:45pm)
    Dublin based guitarist John Lambert with cellist Mary Barnecutt & solo pianist Slott.
  • Dylan, Dylan and Me @ Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Fingal (7pm)
    Dublin-born writer Jackie Hayden traces how he discovered Dylan Thomas through Bob Dylan, and also explains how Bob Dylan’s fascination with the Clancy Brothers challenged his initial disdain for Irish trad and folk music.

For all other regions see the following websites:

Belfast, Cork, Derry, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick,  Sligo, Waterford and all others.

Posted on September 16th, 2014




A Joyful Slog is a documentary that takes a look at the independent music scene in Ireland over the last 20 years.

Featuring interviews with the likes of And So I Watch You From Afar, Jape, Adebisi Shank, The Jimmy Cake, labels, journalists and bloggers, the film examines “how a DIY music ethic has developed in the capital city and country as the music industry has been changing.”

On Sunday May 6th, the documentary will gets its first airing along with six free live sets from  The Jimmy Cake, No Spill Blood, September Girls, Crayonsmith, Costello with GI and William Lee and Nibiru. Admission is free and it starts at 5.30pm. Facebook event.

The gig will be filmed for A Joyful Slog’slarger project Community Of Independents which incorporates video profiles and studio-based magazine programmes presented by Aoife Barry and Danny Carroll on DCTV and online. If you can’t make the gig, you can catch it from home on

The Joyful Slog of Independent Music was produced by Barry Lennon, Dublin Community Television with the help of First Music Contact  and funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.