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5 music events to see at First Fortnight in January

5 music events to see at First Fortnight in January


First Fortnight is now in its ninth year is a music and arts festival that aims to challenge mental health stigma and to create an open discussion and understanding of mental health.

A wide range of events from live music, film, theatre, discussion, sport and arts will take place in 17 counties across Ireland in January.


The Big Gig: Ailbhe Reddy, Rusangano Family, Le Boom, A.Smyth

Tramline Dublin

Saturday 13th January @ Tramline Dublin with special guests Rusangano Family, Ailbhe Reddy, Le Boom and A. Smyth.

Ailbhe Reddy - Fingertips
Rusangano Family - Tea In A Pot

Tickets priced at €12.


Therapy Sessions

The Workmans Club, Dublin

Tuesday 5th January at curated by All Tvvins featuring Cork musician Rushes and Indie rock band.True Tides (ex-MKAI)

Thursday 12th January curated by Delorentos featuring Limerick trio Bleeding Heart Pigeons and Dublin rockers Pillow Queens.

Early bird tickets priced at €5 are available until 22nd December. They are €10 after.

Bleeding Heart Pigeons - They're Cutting Down The Old Oak Tree


Therapy Sessions


Saturday 6th January @ The White Horse, Ballincollig, Co. Cork with soul singer Karen Underwood and Former Fred frontman Joe O’Leary.

Saturday 13th January @ De Barras, Clonakilty, Co. Cork with electro three-piece Wiggle and Clonakilty singer-songwriter Míde Houlihan.

Mide Houlihan - I Don't Know Myself (Official)


Sing Along Social

MVP Dublin

Sunday 14th January @ MVP Dublin.

What better emotional release than singing enjoy this event in the company of friends and strangers at the Sing Along Social. It’s a zero commitment choir, no need to practice just come down and sing along to your favourite tunes in a unique community atmosphere.

Tickets priced at €8.

See Also


First Light


Friday 12th January @ The Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo with Choice Music Prize winner Adrian Crowley and Sorcha Fox.

Saturday 13th January @ The Glens Centre, Leitrim with ambient folk singer Nocturnes

Adrian Crowley - And so goes the night

Tickets are available from or on the door on the night.

A full list of events is available at

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