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The best Dublin gigs this week (January 23rd to 29th)

The best Dublin gigs this week (January 23rd to 29th)

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Margo Price. Dublin Gig Guide

The Nialler9 Gig Guide is published weekly every Tuesday and details the best gigs in Dublin city.



Gig guide highlights: Tradfest, Margo Price, Pangaea, Fleetmac Wood, Kiefer, The Next Big Thing ’24, Gash Collective, Bella Festa with Jennifer Cardini, Alexis Taylor (DJ Set), Brigid Mae Power, Strange Boy, Farah Elle, Dreamer, Sive, Ispíní Na hEireann, Deadlians, Wearegriot, Niwel Tsumbu, Laura Sheeran, Dublin Songwriting Circle, James J. Clarke.


All door times are 7:30pm/8pm unless stated. Check links for full prices.


Tuesday January 23rd

Echo @ Smock Alley.

Christy Moore @ Vicar Street
Legendary Kildare songwriter.

The Next Big Thing ’24 @ The Workman’s Club & Cellar
Ex Oh Promotions presents a week of new bands. Saibhiin, Bayvin, Zé and more.

Dead Men Walking @ Whelan’s
Founding DMW member Kirk Brandon (Spear of Destiny/Theatre of Hate), Segs and Ruffy from The Ruts and Jake Burns, frontman of Stiff Little Fingers.

The Blindboy Podcast @ Vicar Street
The Rubberbandits legend’s live podcast.

The Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s (8:30pm)
Acoustic music club held weekly every Tuesday for the past 24 years. Three original acts play a stripped back set in front of a completely silent candlelit room each week.

Echo @ Smock Alley
Echo is a play about a musician who begins to be haunted by one of the songs he’s written. Features music from Isaac Jones.


Wednesday January 24th

Kiefer

The Next Big Thing ’24 @ The Workman’s Club & Cellar
Ex Oh Promotions presents a week of new bands. Sweet June, Kate Dineen, Foinse and more.

WeAreGriot presents Sthory @ Button Factory
[Tradfest] Dagogo Hart, Felispeaks and Samuel Yakura are the trio of Nigerian-Irish poets who present this show.

Paddy Keenan & Guests @ Dublin Castle
[Tradfest] Renowned piper will be joined on the night by Mary Keenan, William Dondon, Johnny Purcell, Simon Doyle and Larry Rooney.

Women of Note @ St. Patrick’s Cathedral
[Tradfest] Aoife Scott, Frances Black, Kaia Kater, Katherine Priddy, and MÚLÚ of Afro Celt Sound System.

Kiefer @ Whelan’s
Los Angeles artist on Stone Throw fuses various modalities of Black American Music, from jazz and R&B to hip-hop and electronic music. ‘Dreamer’

Echo @ Smock Alley
Echo is a play about a musician who begins to be haunted by one of the songs he’s written. Features music from Isaac Jones.


Thursday January 25th

James J Clarke.

James J. Clarke @ Bello Bar.
Hard Work’ Album Launch from Irish singer-songwriter. Support: Aoife DeMille.

Steo Wall, Niamh Dunne & Sharyn Ward @ Dublin Castle
[Tradfest] Leading Traveller trad performers.

Dublin Pride Trad Géilí @ Button Factory
[Tradfest] , Trad is Amach is a community of LGBTQ+ trad musicians, singers, dancers and followers who organise inclusive Irish traditional sessions and céilís.

The Next Big Thing ’24 @ The Workman’s Club & Cellar
Ex Oh Promotions presents a week of new bands. Elkae, Martina And The Moon and more.

Dublin Songwriting Circle @ The Black Sheep
Songwriting feedback and networking event. The event, inspired by the successful Camden Songwriting Circle in London, looks to create a safe space for Dublin songwriters to present their works in progress and receive supportive and constructive feedback from the audience.

Echo @ Smock Alley
Echo is a play about a musician who begins to be haunted by one of the songs he’s written. Features music from Isaac Jones.

Public Warning @ Whelan’s
Meath indie rock band. ‘I Don’t Want You’

Anenome @ Little Whelan’s
Dublin folk-rock four piece. Bit of a droney Lankum vibe here. ‘Weile Weile Waile’

Persona @ Whelan’s Upstairs (8.30pm / 9.30pm)
Laura Sheeran debuts a new album project. Free in. 2 performances.

Christy Moore @ Vicar Street
Legendary Kildare songwriter.

The Midnight Disco with Small Crab @ Wigwam (11pm)
Plus Barney Foot. Sahana, deejaytrainwreck

Hidden Love @ Pawn Shop (11pm)
Geist & Friends with Eric Brown, Le4h, CONSTANT and Derv


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Friday January 26th

Strange Boy – plays Tradfest gig in Dublin this week.

Niwel Tsumbu @ Malahide Castle (12.30pm)
[Tradfest] Congolese-born, Ireland-based guitarist.

Ispíní Na hEireann @ The Grand Social
[Tradfest] The folk-trad band’s craic-filled setlist is indebted to trad, while singing of topical pop culture like the MICA crisis or Joe Duffy’s call-in show

The Next Big Thing ’24 @ The Workman’s Club & Cellar
Ex Oh Promotions presents a week of new bands. V-Sensei, Denim Teeth, Kendino and more.

Alannah Thornburgh @ Dublin Castle
[Tradfest] Irish harpist and instrumentalist.

Féile Kíla le Práis with Yankari @ The National Stadium
[Tradfest] Kíla ft. Paul Frost Brass, Yankari Afrobeat Collective, Rozzy & de Sesh Headz.

Allison Russell @ St. Patrick’s Cathedral
[Tradfest] Poet, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist roots / Americana artist. Joined by Caoimhe DeBarra (Wyvern Lingo), Caoimhe Hopkinson, Joy Clark and Elenna Canlas. ‘Demons’

Echo @ Smock Alley
Echo is a play about a musician who begins to be haunted by one of the songs he’s written. Features music from Isaac Jones.

Strange Boy @ Button Factory
[Tradfest] The Limerick rapper Strange Boy has created a sound all of his own – spilling and pouring his inner thoughts and turmoil over a traditional backing of bodhrán, flute and banjo, as heard on his 2021 debut album HOLY / UNHOLY.

Slaughterhouse @ Hen’s Teeth
Food, horror films & music in collaboration with DJ and presenter Tara Kumar

Gash Collective: JWY, Little O & Eliza @ Lucky’s (8:30pm)
DJ tunes in the fine spot on Meath Street.

Ricky Chong, Steve Manning @ Love Tempo
DJ vibes in Mother and The Big Romance’s new bar on Thomas Street.

Alexis Taylor (DJ Set) @ Hang Dai Chinese (11pm)
Hot Chip frontman takes over the vinyl-loving restaurant. Support Arveene.

Absys Records – 15th Anniversary: @ Wigwam (11pm)
Drum and Bass + Techno. Fava Mc, SNIK, Dylan Fogarty, Cult

Subject: Paula Temple & Riot Code @ Index (11pm)
UK techno.

Bella Festa with Jennifer Cardini @ Tengu (11pm)
Rescheduled date with the revered electronic DJ.

Tender @ Daylight, Glasnevin (11pm)
Gary, Mercorn, Bull Horris

This Is It! Indie Night @ Lost Lane Dublin (10pm)
Indie and rock tunes.

ARTRAVE @ The Grand Social (11pm)
Anziety & Donna Fella present The ARTPOP Lady Gags Anniversary Party

Prozak and Becky @ The Grand Social (11pm)
AE 86 present two Dublin DJs likely to spin garage, breaks, bass, grime and more.

Mystify Launch Party @ So Below (11pm)
Tom B2B Ferdia, JWY B2B Suave, Dobrel, Jemo, and Semae.

Club Comfort @ Pawn Shop (11pm)
Selky Roo + Honeychild

99c Party @ Centre Point (11pm)
Aksent, Jenn Hession, ells, SOFIII


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Saturday January 27th

Mad Professor plays The Sugar Club / The Nialler9 Gig guide
Dreamer

Sive @ Malahide Castle (12.30pm)
[Tradfest] Kildare singer-songwriter.

See Also

Echo @ Smock Alley (3pm / 8pm)
Echo is a play about a musician who begins to be haunted by one of the songs he’s written. Features music from Isaac Jones.

Niamh Farrell, Varo @ Peppercanister Church
[Tradfest] Sligo trad folk singer and Dublin-based duo who blend Irish traditional songs and tunes with influences from Folk, Baroque, and Classical traditions.

Gash Collective @ NCH Studio
Metronome Series. Avant electronic music with Olan Monk, Baptist Goth, and Jasmine Wood.

Bella Festa Take Over: Senior Chugger & Fionn @ Lucky’s (8:30pm)
DJ tunes in the fine spot on Meath Street.

The Next Big Thing ’24 @ The Workman’s Club & Cellar
Ex Oh Promotions presents a week of new bands. Aoife Bridget, Pauric O’Meara, Lavery and more.

Living Things @ Thomas House
Afropunk band’s Single Launch + afro-groove DJ Hewan Mulugeta after.

Dreamer, Trinkets @ Whelan’s Upstairs
Four piece Irish indie rock band formerly known as EMR. ‘Marrow’

The Deadlians @ The Grand Social
[Tradfest] Dublin band approach their tunes with a punk attitude applied to folk sensibilities, with original fiddle-assisted full band songs about all sorts, that takes all sorts.

Fleetmac Wood @ Button Factory
A ravey remixed DJ Fleetwood Mac party.

Graham Dolan @ Love Tempo
DJ vibes in Mother and The Big Romance’s new bar on Thomas Street.

Pangaea, Hannah Hession @ Tengu (11pm)
Pangaea is known for dubstep and forward-thinking dance music.

FANTAZEE @ Hang Dai Chinese (11pm)
Glenn Davis + Pat Hyland

Altern 8 B2B DART B2B Sam Greenwood @ The Cellar (11.30pm)
Rave anthems, techno, acid house.

Inhabits @ The Racket Space (11pm)
 Jungle | Drum & Bass party.

Slither: €1 Party @ Index (11pm)
Techno party.


Sunday January 28th

Mad Professor plays The Sugar Club / The Nialler9 Gig guide
Brigid Mae Power.

Farah Elle @ Malahide Castle (12.30pm)
[Tradfest] The Libyan-Irish artist and magnetising singer.

WANDERLUST – The Warm Up with Riggz Castillo @ Phoenix Park (1pm)
“Put simply, it’s a walk in the woods. The difference? Everyone will be listening to the same set in their headphones pulled together by some killer Irish artists”.

Brigid Mae Power @ The Pepper Canister Church
[Tradfest] dreamy folk influenced pop singer-songwriter.

Niamh Bury @ Malahide Castle (4.30pm)
[Tradfest] Dublin folk singer-songwriter.

Concrete Handbag, The Blackpits, Garvan Lambert Band @ The Sound House (5pm)
ALL AGES SHOW

Margo Price @ Vicar Street
American country singer-songwriter, producer, and author based in Nashville. ‘Hands Of Time’

Brian Gallagher @ Love Tempo
DJ vibes in Mother and The Big Romance’s new bar on Thomas Street.

Henry Earnest (LIVE) & Special Guest DJ Set @ Lucky’s (8:30pm)
A live set from Dublin producer and songwriter who explores ambient, experimental sounds.

John Craigie @ The Workman’s Cellar
Portland-based singer, songwriter, and producer

The Dublin Jazz Co-op Presents: Collider @ the Workman’s Club
Collider is the newest project from Dublin based guitarist Chris Guilfoyle. Collider explores the electronic music worlds of Drum and Bass, House, and IDM where the rich tones of electric guitar intertwine with ethereal synth sounds and heavy drum grooves.


Monday January 29th

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