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Tuesday September 22nd
Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny, Radie Peat of Lankum, The Mary Wallopers, Maija Sofia and 13 year old uileann piper and sean nós singer Sorcha Ní Scolaí will perform “songs of love, loss and longing in COVID times” as part of the MusicTown 2020 programme in association with Dublin City Council and Foggy Notions.
Wednesday September 23rd to Sunday September 27th
ASSEMBLY 2020 premieres five new online spatial sound works over five nights from Loraine James, Kelman Duran, Zadie Xa, Ben Vince and Lafawndah, showcasing material developed during a four-month artist residency at Somerset House Studios. Composed in collaboration with resident spatial sound producers Call & Response, these five original works see the artists explore new innovations within the fields of immersive listening; compositions that, housed within an interactive three-dimensional environment, will invite audiences to listen, visualise and navigate sound in new ways.
Thursday September 24th
Producer, vocalist and DJ Jessy Lanza will be live streaming a virtual concert fundraiser benefiting Homeless Children’s Network, a non-profit mental health organisation. Learn more at hcnkids.org
Thursday September 24th to Saturday September 26th
A five-date “hybrid music festival” featuring Lethal Dialect, JYellowL, Vernon Jane & more is happening at Drop Dead Twice this month
Laters With Griff is billing itself as a “hybrid music festival” taking place on September 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th and 26th at Drop Dead Twice on Francis Street and put on by Knockanstockan founder and New Secret Weapon frontman David Griffin and as the title suggests modelled on the TV series Later With Jools Holland.
Markas Carkas And The Trail Gang, Dublin City Rounders, Lethal Dialect, TYG, Kieran Mulvihill
Witch Trials, Chris Kabs, God Creative , Contour, Funkulele
Vernon Jane, Vulpynes, Jaxon, Modern Love
Friday September 25th
Artist management and publicity agency Butter Wouldn’t Melt proudly present their clients Paddy Mulcahy, Meljoann & Orian in a three part event series spanning three weeks. Up next, the wonky electronic R&B of Meljoann.
Saturday September 26th
Sunday September 27th
Denise Chaila, God Knows And MuRli are playing a special Narolane live show live from the National Concert Hall on Sunday 27th September as part of the venue’s Imagining Ireland series, which also has live stream shows upcoming from Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Cormac Begley among others.
It starts at 9pm on the night and tickets are from Dice.FM for a very reasonable €7.
Denise also announced her mixtape Go Bravely will drop on October 2nd.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.