, Gig news & giveaways: Hud Mo, Daithí, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Julia Holter, Discotekken Jurassic Park Party

Giveaways first?

Would you like to win tickets to:

Fancy a plus 1 and a pitcher of beer for one the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Christmas shows in the Sugar Club? Pick one from below and enter below:

Thursday December 3 with Stomptown Brass + AfterParty
Friday December 4 with Interskalactic + AfterParty
Saturday December 5 with Ajo Arkestra + AfterParty
Sunday December 6 with special guest tba. + AfterParty

Wednesday December 9: Hudson Mohawke @ The Academy (this Noisey doc on him is great)

Friday December 11: Daithí @ The Workman’s Club

How to enter free entry comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number (for late contact) in the body of the message. Draw closes Friday at 3pm and winners will be contacted after.


Gig news today:

Julia Holter is playing Button Factory on February 17th next year. Tickets €18.50+ from Ticketmaster. Her new album Have You In My Wilderness is very good.


Discotekken host a Jurassic Park Party on Friday November 27th @ The Sugar Club featuring a screening of the movie, a set from Attention Bébé, DJs and BBQ. Tickets €8–12 and here’s the Facebook event.


The National Concert Hall have a series of concerts called Imagining Home, featuring seven stylistically different concerts to celebrate 100 years of Ireland from Monday the 28th of March to Sunday 3rd of April 2016.

Of interest to me and perhaps you:

ENGLAND Tuesday 29 March 8pm
Martin Carthy, Camille O’Sullivan, Cait O’Riordan, Paul Brady, Andy Irvine, Cathal Coughlan, Lisa O’Neill and more to be announced. A conversation between neighbours in song hosted by writer and broadcaster John Kelly, England celebrates the musical interplay between Ireland and England.

THIS IS IRELAND Saturday 2 April 8pm
Glen Hansard gathers friends and collaborators to celebrate Ireland in 2016. (Guests to be announced).

OUT OF THE TRADITION Sunday 3 April 8pm
A journey through Irish traditional music from its roots to the thriving traditional scene of today and an exploration of the great works of the Irish language and its place in Ireland featuring Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Usher’s Island, the Tulla Céilí Band, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, and Iarla Ó Lionáird. More to be announced.

Also happening at the Royal Festival Hall in London is IMAGINING IRELAND on Friday April 29th supported by the Embassy of Ireland in London and Culture Ireland, featuring celebration of Ireland’s musical journey over the last 100 years and the musical interplay between Ireland and Britain featuring Paul Brady, Camille O’Sullivan, James Vincent McMorrow, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Andy Irvine, Cait O’Riordan, Martin Carthy and John Kelly.

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