Our planned trip to West Cork this weekend has been affected by Storm Ophelia. Connolly’s of Leap has been left without power, water, comms. Roads closed. So we’re going to reschedule this til 2018. Good luck with cleanup Sam and locals.

After two brilliant years of monthly nights in Dublin’s Tengu, the club night I co-run Lumo is having a couple of birthday bashes in Dublin and Cork. On Saturday October 21st, we’re taking Lumo to West Cork for the first time and Connolly’s of Leap, a haven for music that we’ve been itching to get back to since this epic 2013 party.

Joining us in Leap will be inclusive singing party and commitment-free choir Sing Along Social pop battle roadshow & electro pop stylings of Caz9. Tickets €15 from the Dice.FM app, available for free on iOs or Google Play.

About the lineup:

Lumo Club

Lumo Club is a monthly house party in a club with no restrictions on genre run by DJs Nialler9, Simon Roche and Gavin Elsted. Now celebrating its second birthday, Lumo has been to festivals and venues all over Ireland, from Body & Soul in Ballinlough and Metropolis in Dublin, to Other Voices in Dingle. It’s missoin is to be an open club night where you will dance with friends, old and new. Lumo takes place monthly at Yamamori Tengu in Dublin and at once-off parties at festivals who value fun and dancing.

Expect everything from Arthur Russell to Anderson Paak, Beastie Boys to Bruce Springsteen , Phil Collins to Caribou, Fatima Yamaha to Fleetwood Mac, Grimes to George Michael, Kate Bush to Kraftwerk, LCD Soundsystem to La Bionda, Onyeabor to Outkast, Prince to The Prodigy, Robyn to Ryan Paris, Steely Dan to Soulwax and Talking Heads to Todd Terje.
Listen to live sets and mixes from Lumo:

Sing Along Social

The Sing Along Social is a zero-commitment choir hosted by Aoife McElwain, designed for people who can’t really sing. It’s for the singers who were told to mime in other choirs or kicked out of karaoke bars for being off key. You don’t need to practice. You don’t even need to know the words. It’s about caterwauling along to some gas songs in the company of friends and strangers. Good singers welcome, too.They’ll be pitting some pop royals against each other in the ultimate Pop Royalty Battle. Think Whitney vs Mariah, Fleetwood Mac vs Abba and Prince vs Queen. Good singers are welcome, too, but this is more about a collective karaoke of craic than a solo performance opportunity.


Caz9 is an electro pop singer-songwriter from Dublin whose energetic live performances have been gaining attention since the launch of her debut EP in early 2017. ‘Phase II’ garnered praise for it’s vocals and production values, with RTE Culture describing it as ‘disco music for modern times’. Caz9 has been busy performing and promoting the EP, live and on the airwaves, throughout 2017. Meanwhile back at the lab, Caz9 has been writing, developing and collaborating on new tracks to bring to the masses in 2018. Having turned to music production little over a year ago, Caz9 has created an electro pop soundscape of heavy synths and layered vocal harmonies which she explores with a sweet sensual voice. Her singer songwriter background is evident in the musicality and poetic lyricism of her songs, but it’s the slow beats and brooding bass lines which make this storytelling to dance to.

Posted on October 12th, 2017


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Æ MAK have announced a series of dates to coincide with an upcoming single called ‘I Walk, which they will play as a seven-piece band.

The gigs will take place in April and May and include:

22 April: The Chestnut, Birr (Free)
27 April: The Sugar Club, Dublin with Laoise and our own Lumo Club

13 May: The Mac, Belfast — with Beauty Sleep (£12.50)
24 May: Roisin Dubh, Galway – Free in

Get tickets from their website.

‘I Walk’ will followup the band’s EP (listen here) from last year and here’s a preview of the song out on April 3rd.

Posted on March 7th, 2017

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Castlepalooza have announced the first bands and comedy acts for this year’s festival in Charleville Castle, Tullamore from August 4th to 6th this year (the festival moves back to its original dates this year).

Announced today are:

  • Wild Beasts
  • Girl Band
  • Waze & Oddysey
  • I Have A Tribe
  • Shit Robot
  • David Kitt
  • Lumo Club
  • Heroes In Hiding
  • King Bones

Also announced is the first names for the Laughter Lounge

  • PJ Gallagher
  • Deirdre O’Kane
  • Kevin McGahern
  • Colm O’Regan

More to be announced including the Sunday headliner. Lumo Club will play on the Sunday night.

Day tickets from €59 and weekend tickets from €119.

Posted on February 14th, 2017


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