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WTC is born! But... what exactly is this magazine? Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday... everyday there’s so much going on in Dublin – a city full of pubs, clubs, shows and other activities. But how many times have you asked yourself: what can I do today? What’s on? And is there anything interesting going on that I don’t know about? Answers to all these questions are collected in WTC – Dublin’s first entertainment magazine. How many times have you found out that a show you really wanted to see actually happened last week? This won’t happen anymore! Check out WTC and be the first to know about every event in Dublin. The magazine, which is produced in an extremely easy to use format, is published on the first day of every month. All the information is up to date and classified by categories such as music, agenda, theatre, arts, meet-ups, cinema, restaurants... This magazine will help you get the most of Dublin

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The trip - Howth

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WTC Music

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Agenda

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Meet-ups

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Music

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Festivals

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Cinema

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Arts

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The Stage

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Restaurants

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Howth Howth is a small town northeast of Dublin. It is located on a peninsula closing Dublin’s bay, 30 minutes by train. The village is about 9 miles from Dublin City and covers a large amount of the northern part of Howth Head that is linked to the rest of Dublin by means of a narrow strip of land at Sutton Cross. The name Howth is thought to be of Norse origin, perhaps being derived from the Old Norse Hofuð (“head” in English). Norse vikings colonised the eastern shores of Ireland and built the settlement of Dublin as a strategic base between Scandinavia and the Mediterranean. Norse vikings first invaded Howth in 819. After Brian Ború, the High King of Ireland, defeated the Norse in 1014, many Norse fled to Howth to regroup and remained a force until their final defeat in Fingal in the middle of the 11th century. Howth still remained under the control of Irish and localized Norsemen until the invasion of Ireland by the Anglo-Normans in 1169. Without the support of either the Irish or Scandinavians, Howth was isolated and fell to the Normans in 1177. One of the winning Normans, Armoricus (or Almeric) Tristam, was granted much of the land between the village and Sutton. Tristam took on the name of the saint on whose feast day the battle was won - St Lawrence. He built his first castle near the harbour and the St. Lawrence link remains even today, see Earl of Howth. The original title of Baron of Howth was granted to Almeric St. Lawrence by Henry II of England in 1181, for one knight’s fee. In the early 18th century, Howth was chosen as the location for the harbour for the mail packet (postal service ship). One of the arguments used against Howth by the advocates of Dún Laoghaire was that coaches might be raided in the badlands of Sutton! (at the time Sutton was open countryside.)[1] However, due to silting, the harbour needed to be frequently dredged to accommodate the packet and eventually the service was relocated to Dún Laoghaire. George IV visited the harbour in 1821. In June 1914, 900 rifles were landed at Howth by Robert Erskine Childers for the Irish Volunteers. Many were used against the British in the Easter Rising and in the subsequent Anglo-Irish War.

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Things to see Howth Pier. A crowd of people on the piers edge, were peering into the water and pointing excitedly. I was quite surprised to see a couple of seals bobbing around in the water, looking further, I could see another bobbing about beside one of the moored fishing boats, then another immerged from underwater. Cliff Walk. There is a walking trail starting east of the town that follows the cliffs all over to the southern part of the peninsula. Take the leftmost road from the harbour. The cliff’s trail is indicated to the left a bit further. The view is breathtaking and it’s really worth the walk. Along the way, you’ll come across Dublin’s most visible lighthouse, the Bailey Lighthouse (open for tours once a year during the summertime Howth Peninsula Festival). The southern part gives a great view of Dublin’s bay and the city itself. The whole tour takes between 3 and 4 hours. Howth Castle. Howth Castle is the private residence of the Gaisford-St Lawrence family. The house is not normally open to the public, but the family recognises that there is an understandable interest in it and its contents. We believe that the fact that the house has been home to the same family for so long is what makes it unique. Unlike many other houses of its size in Ireland it is not a museum or a hotel but a home which we enjoy sharing with others. The Kitchen in the Castle Cookery School, which operates from the original Georgian kitchen in the house gives a wide range of courses and demonstrations through the year. If you are interested in visiting the main house. Howth Abbey. Howth Abbey or St Mary’s Church occupies the site of a church founded in 1042 by Sigtrygg, King of Dublin. This was replaced about 1235 by a new church founded by Luke, Archbishop of Dublin, who was granted land by Sir Almeric St Lawrence. The present building dates from the late 14th or early 15th century. The church has two aisles, each of which originally had a gabled roof. During the 15th century the aisle arcade was repaired and the two gables were replaced by a taller single gable. The porch and south doorway were probably added at this time. The east window in the north aisle was inserted in the 16th century. Near the east end of the south aisle is a well preserved tomb of the St Lawrence Family. Martello Tower. Sometimes known simply as Martellos, are small defensiveforts that were built across the British Empire during the 19th century, from the time of the French Revolutionary Wars onwards. They stand up to 40 feet (12m) high (with two floors) and typically had a garrison of one officer and 15–25 men. Their round structure and thick walls of solid masonry made them resistant to cannon fire, while their height made them an ideal platform for a single heavy artillery piece, mounted on the flat roof and able to traverse a 360° arc. A few towers had moats or other batteries and works attached for extra defence.

How to get there By Train. Dart. From Connolly, Tara or Pearse stations in the City Centre. There are trains every 15 minutes. Take the train north to Howth. You will arrive near the Harbour. The train takes between 25 and 30 minutes from Connolly Station. By bus. From Connolly Station, line 31 will take you up to Howth’s Harbour and line 31B up to Howth’s Summit. Tickets can be bought in the bus (prepare your change). There is approximately one bus every half-hour or so. The 31 and 31B both start from the same location; Eden Quay. It is just off O’Connell Street. With your back to the O’Connell Statue and facing O’Connell Bridge turn left and follow the river, you should be on the side of the road away from the river. 5


WTC on Monday? The Brazen Head. 20 Bridge Street Lower (Dublin 8). 21h. Irish trad music in the oldest pub of Ireland. FREE Buskers. 13-17 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, (Dublin 2). 21h. Shamrog. FREE Fitzsimons. 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20.30h. Irish Dancing Shows accompanying traditional Irish musicians. FREE The Globe. 11 South Great Georges Street (Dublin 2). From 11 till late. We love Monday’s. Rock, Indie, Big Beat & Electro sounds. Rí-Rá. From 23h. Thank God Its Monday!! DJ Oran. Electro, Indie, Rock, Big Beat. FREE Gypsy Rose Rock ‘n’ Blues Club. 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, (Dublin 2). 21h. Acoustic sessions. FREE Ha’Penny Bridge Inn. 42 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20h. Cassandra Lewis.(live) FREE The House That Jack Built. 69 Harold’s Cross Rd, (Dublin 6). 21.30h. Live Music. Monday Night Film Club. FREE

FREE The Rathmines Inn. 82 - 84 Rathmines Rd, (Dublin 6). 21:30h. Open trad session, all musicians welcome. FREE Sweeney’s. 32 Dame Street (Dublin 2). Guilty Boy Association, rare grooves, northern soul. FREE Trinity Bar & Venue. 46-49 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19h. Irish Night. Tradicional live Irish music and Irish dancing show FREE The Turk’s Head. 27-30 Parliament Street (Dublin 2). 23h. Reggae (Live). The Explojans. The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). Free. The Hep Cat Club. Swing, Jive & Jazz. The loft. 18.30h. €7. The Lost Keys. Dublin’s only drop-in choir. Male & Female voices, all welcome to sing along & no auditions required FREE Whelan’s. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 22h. Indie DJ. Front Bar.Song Cycle.This night offers artists a fresh new stage to breath life into songs, experiment with ideas or simply just play for the sheer enjoyment of it. FREE The Workmans Club. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 10.30h. First Floor .Brian Ashe, Leaders of Men frontman, spins some chilled out alternative goodies.

WTC on Tuesday? The Brazen Head. 20 Bridge Street Lower (Dublin 8). 21h. Irish trad music in the oldest pub. FREE Buskers. 13-17 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, (Dublin 2). 21h. David Roonie (Live Music). Dicey’s Garden. 21-25 Harcourt Street (Dublin 2). Free before 19h. €5 after. Super Tuesday. FREE Fitzsimons. 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20.30h. Irish Dancing Shows accompanying traditional Irish musicians. FREE The Globe. 11 South Great Georges Street (Dublin 2). From 23h. Rí-Rá. We love Tuesdays!! Eclectic mix of styles. FREE The Grand Social. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). The Grand Folk Club. 20.30h. Trad, Ballads, Americana, Folk, World Music. FREE Gypsy Rose Rock ‘n’ Blues Club. 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 21h. Acoustic sessions. FREE The International Bar. 23 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). 21h . Basement. Jazz. J.J. Smyth’s. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). Dublin Guitar Night. 20h. €10. Last Tuesday every month. It is a new event presenting a range of guitar players across many genres. Will feature four varied guitar acts and a focal point for players, guitar enthusiasts. Lost Society. 59 William Street South (Dublin 2). Admission price is charged. Indie,Hip-Hop, Dance, Pop. FREE The Mercantile Hotel. 28 Dame Street (Dublin 1). 20h. Live free music, Trad, Jazz, Rock-a-Billy, with DJ . FREE O’Donoghue’s. 15 Merrion Row (Dublin 2). 21h. Traditional Irish Music Session. FREE

FREE The International Bar. 23 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). Basement. 20.30h. Music & Poetry. J.J. Smyth’s. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. (Live Music). FREE The Lansdowne Bar. 14 Bath Ave, Sandymount, (Dublin 4). Live Traditional Irish Music and Ballad Session . FREE Lost Society. 59 William Street South (Dublin 2). DJ Jesse Valentino and DJ Marcus Olaoire. FREE The Mercantile Hotel. 28 Dame Street (Dublin 1). 20h. The Hot House Big Band. FREE The Mezz. 23-24 Eustace Street (Dublin 2). Pop, Rock, Soul. FREE O’Donoghue’s. 15 Merrion Row (Dublin 2). 21h. Traditional Irish Music Session. FREE O’Reilly’s Rock Bar. George’s Quay (Dublin 2). Night Rock Club. FREE Peadar Kearney’s. 64 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 17h. Open Trad Irish Sessions. FREE The Porterhouse. Parliament Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 22h. 10 Thousand Hours.Tommy Brian & Andy.

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FREE O’Reilly’s Rock Bar. George’s Quay (Dublin 2). Night Rock Club. FREE Peadar Kearney’s. 64 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 21.30h. Brian Brody. Irish singer. FREE The Porterhouse. Parliament Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 22h. Trad Music (Live) FREE Sweeney’s. 32 Dame Street (Dublin 2). Back door open mic, drop in sign up if you want to play. FREE Trinity Bar & Venue. 46-49 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 21.30h. Live Music. FREE The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). -Tuesday. 16th. Piano Bench. 20h. €10. Whelan’s. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 22h. Free. Ruby Tuesday Indie, Rock, Electro DJ. Upstairs. 20h. €5. Three hand-picked bands showcase their originality, performance and amazingly fresh songwriting skills. FREE The Workmans Club. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 22.30h. First Floor: Shane (Bi-Polar Empire) spins classic rock anthems.

WTC on Wednesday? The Brazen Head. 20 Bridge Street Lower (Dublin 8). 21h. Irish trad music in the oldest pub of Ireland. FREE Buskers. 13-17 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, (Dublin 2). 21h. Jimmy Coup & Brian Grace (Live Music). FREE Fitzsimons. 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20.30h. Irish Dancing Shows accompanying traditional Irish musicians. FREE The Globe. 11 South Great Georges Street (Dublin 2). 23h. Song room. Rí-Rá. Fused. Dj Eamonn Barrett. 80´s, Indie, Electro. FREE The Grand Social. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 2). 20h. -Wednesday, 1st. Gathering Momentum.. 2nd performance from Ballyfermot School of Rock. This weeks line up..Breathing Karma, Professor Phineas, Rebelclef, Cathal Farrelly. Seeds, Monsoon Season, Glasshouse 4. Loft. 20h. €8. FREE Gypsy Rose Rock ‘n’ Blues Club. 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 21h. Rock & blues band. FREE Ha’Penny Bridge Inn. 42 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20.30h. Karaoke J.J. Smyth’s. 12 Aungier St. (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. (Live Music). FREE

FREE The Mercantile Hotel. 28 Dame Street (Dublin 1). 20h. Live free music, Trad, Jazz, Rock-a-Billy, with DJ . Venue Room. The King Kong Klub (quiz live music). Take 3. Playing a broad range of music including samba, swing and latin grooves. FREE O’Donoghue’s. 15 Merrion Row (Dublin 2). 21h. Traditional Irish Music Session. FREE O’Reilly’s Rock Bar. George’s Quay (Dublin 2) .Night Rock Club. FREE The Porterhouse. Parliament Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 22h. Trad Music (Live) FREE Sweeney’s. 32 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 20h. The Boneyard DJ collective FREE Trinity Bar & Venue. 46-49 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 21.30h. Live Music. FREE The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). Story. All talk with Banter & more. FREE The Village. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Electric Circus. 3 Floors. Mainroom – Mainstream DJ Peaks. Bar – Hip Hop. Warehouse – Funky House DJ Soc. Whelan’s. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Free before midnight. €5 after. Silent Disco, 2 DJs.2 different playlists. The Workmans Club. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 22.30h. Free before 11h. €5 after. Somewhere? 2 Floors of tunes. One floor Indie, another floor Hip-Hop and House.

WTC on Thursday? The Brazen Head. 20 Bridge Street Lower (Dublin 8). 21h. Free. Irish trad music in the oldest pub of Ireland. FREE Buskers. 13-17 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, (Dublin 2). 21h. Stephen James (Live Music). Club M. Cope Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Doors open at 23h. Free before midnight. Decades. The hits of 70’s, 80’s, 90’s. DJ Adrian Kennedy FREE Club na Muinteoiri. 36 Parnell Square West (Dublin 1). John Kelly and Friends: An eclectic ensemble of the finest musicians from Dublin and beyond. An intimate experience. Code 23 Club. 23-24 Eustace Street (Dublin 2). 23h. €7. New students night in Dublin.*Fitzsimons. 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20.30h. Irish Dancing Shows accompanying traditional Irish musicians. FREE

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FREE The Globe. 11 South Great Georges St. (Dublin 2). Troika. From 21:00h. Traditional Irish Music with a healthy dose of folk n ‘ roll... Rí-Rá. 23h. Mix of soul, indie and rock ‘n’roll. FREE The Grand Social. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). Ballroom. Moonstompin’ Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae. 20h. FREE Gypsy Rose Rock ‘n’ Blues Club. 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 21h. Acoustic sessions. FREE Ha’Penny Bridge Inn. 42 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20h. Ryan Wissinger.(live) FREE The House That Jack Built. 69 Harold’s Cross Road (Dublin 6). Vitale & Fernley. Piano and double bass. FREE The International Bar. 23 Wicklow Street. (Dublin 2). 21h. Basement. 3 piece Jazz session. J.J. Smyth’s. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. (Live Music). FREE The Kitchen. Clarence Hotel, East Essex Street (Dublin 2). 23h. Funky. FREE The Lansdowne Bar. 14 Bath Ave, Sandymount (Dublin 4). Live Traditional Irish Music and Ballad Session . Lost Society. 59 William Street South (Dublin 2). Admission price is charged. Dj Conor Glennon. Over 23’s FREE The Mercantile Hotel. 28 Dame Street (Dublin 1). 20h. Live free music, Trad, Jazz, Rock-a-Billy, with DJ . FREE Messrs Maguire. 1 & 2 Burgh Quay (Dublin 2). 21h. Versatile and classy singer guitarist singing Irish songs. FREE The Mint Bar. The Westin Hotel.College Green, Westmoreland Street (Dublin 2) 21h. Gin & Jazz. FREE O’Donoghue’s. 15 Merrion Row (Dublin 2). 21h. raditional Irish Music Session. *O’Reilly’s Rock Bar. George’s Quay (Dublin 2). Night Rock Club. FREE The Patriot’s Inn. 760 South Circular Road, Kilmainham (Dublin 8). Karaoke. FREE Peadar Kearney’s. 64 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 21.30h. Brian Brody. Irish singer. FREE The Porterhouse. Parliament Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 23h. Trad Music (Live) FREE The Rathmines Inn. 82 - 84 Rathmines Road (Dublin 6). 21:30h. Live music. Jazz, Rock, Blues .

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FREE Solas Bar. 31 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). DJ James Kirwan. FREE Sweeney’s. 32 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 21h. Dimestore Recordings, Gotcha, GBA. FREE The Turk’s Head. 27-30 Parliament Street (Dublin 2). 20h. Deadly Skins. Reggae, Ska. FREE Trinity Bar & Venue. 46-49 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 21.30h. Live Music. The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). Free until 10.30h. Factory. Blogs & Bands. -Thursday, 2nd . Hudson Mohawke & Maya Jane Coles. 21h. €25. -Thursday, 9th. Mountains (Thrill Jockey, US)+ Mossy Nolan. 20h. €10. Bambounou (50 Weapons, France). 22h. €10. -Thursday, 16th. DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn. 20h. €10. -Thursday, 23rd. Stian Westerhus. 20h. Free. From jazz and improvisation, to rock and folk traditions. FREE The Village. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Dublin’s freshest and most exciting new Thursday night . Over 19’s. Whelan’s. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Free until 22.30h. Indie, Rock Club. Upstairs. 00h. Free until 22.30h .(Live) FREE The Workmans Club. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 23h. 1st Floor: Push: Soul, Funk, Disco, House with Andy O Connell. Main Room: Phantom Anthems hosted by Dj’s Claire Beck and other Phantom Dj’s.

WTC on Friday? Academy 2. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). Lockdown. Pop, Punk. Alchemy Club & Venue. 13–17 Fleet Street,Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 23h. €5. All the latest R’n’B. Over 20’s FREE The Baggot Inn. 143 Lower Baggot Street (Dublin 4). Till late. Resident DJ FREE The Bernard Shaw. 11-12 Richmond Street, Portobello (Dublin 2). -Friday, 3rd. The Dirty Dubsters. 20h. -Friday, 10th. Tom Beary. Hosts tonight with an assortment of his musical acquaintances. 20h. -Friday, 19th. DJ Izem’s. Beats, funk, latin and hip hop. 20h. FREE The Bleeding Horse. 24-25 Upper Camden Street (Dublin 2). 22.30h. Funky Feel Good Fridays.


FREE The Brazen Head. 20 Bridge Street Lower (Dublin 8). 21h. Irish trad music in the oldest pub of Ireland. FREE Buskers. 13-17 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, (Dublin 2). -Friday, 3rd. Ruby Jake. 20h. Ricos Groove. 22h. -Friday, 10th. Stephen James. 20h. The Mixtape. 22h. -Friday, 17th. Ruby Jake. 20h. Ricos Groove.22h -Friday, 24th. Ruby Jake. 20h. The Mixtape. 22h. FREE Club na Muinteoiri. 36 Parnell Square West (Dublin 1). The Góilín Traditional Singer’s Club: The Club was founded to give a platform for people who like to sing and listen to traditional Irish songs and singing. Club M. Cope Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 23h. DJ Dexy. Fitzsimons. 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. 20.30h. Irish Dancing Shows accompanying traditional Irish musicians. Night Club. Pop and Dance. €10. Receive free entry when you register for Fitzsimons Nightclub Guest List. FREE The Foggie Dew. 1 Fownes Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Until 1:30h. Funky rock soundtrack. FREE The Garage. Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Northern soul, motown, rock ‘n’ roll, punk and more. FREE The Globe. 11 South Great Georges Street (Dublin 2). 23h. Friday Night Globe DJ. DJ Eamonn Barrett. Rí-Rá. 23h. Good Frida’s. Resident DJ Gerry Molumby. old skool HipHop, Funk, Soul, Disco and Indie classics. The Grand Social. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). - Friday, 3rd. The Loft. Home is a musical journey, expect an eclectic mix of music that starts somewhere around 1978 and ends up in 2013. 20.30h. €5. Havana NightClub. 46-49 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 23h. €10. Club DJ’s. FREE The House That Jack Built. 69 Harold’s Cross Road (Dublin 6). 21.30h. Live Music. J.J. Smyth’s. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. (Live Music). The Kitchen. Clarence Hotel, East Essex Street (Dublin 2). 23h. €10 From house to tech to trance. Over 21’s. FREE Little Green Café. 13 High Street (Dublin 8). Soul, Funk & Rock N Roll from The Little Green residents all evening. FREE Lost Society. Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street (Dublin 2) Georgian Rooms. Resident DJ Dave Treacy. Basement. Electric Ballom. Disco, Deep House FREE The Mercantile Hotel. 28 Dame Street (Dublin 1). 23h. Latin Club. Latin Fever. Bar. 18h. Traditional Irish Music. FREE O’Donoghue’s. 15 Merrion Row (Dublin 2). 21h. Traditional Irish Music Session. FREE O’Reilly’s Rock Bar. George’s Quay (Dublin 2). Club Hell. Night Rock Club. FREE The Pint. Eden Quay (Dublin 1). 00h. Open to all music genres, but with the accent on metal/rock

FREE Peadar Kearney’s. 64 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 22h. Brian Brody. Irish singer. FREE The Porterhouse. Parliament Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 21h. FREE The Rathmines Inn. 82 - 84 Rathmines Road (Dublin 6). 22h. Live Ballad Session. FREE Sweeney’s. 32 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 00h. D-riculous All stars. Boneyard DJs. FREE Turk’s Head. 27 -30 Parlament Street (Dublin 2). 22h. Flamenkillers. Flamenco-Fusion Night.

The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). Free until 10.30h. World service. World music, culture & cocktails. -Friday, 3rd. Gilles Peterson. 22.30h. €20.90. Acid Jazz. -Friday, 10th. Oneman (RINSE FM) + MUD DJs + Heavy (Hip-Hop Sessions). 22.30h. €12. Hip hop & R&B -Friday 17th. DJ Hype (Playaz, UK) + MC Daddy Earl + MUD DJ’s. 22.30h. €15. Drum & Bass. -Friday, 24th. Craig Charles. 22.30h. €12. Funk and soul music. -Friday, 31st. V.I.V.E.K. DJ. (DMZ, UK). 22.30h. €10. FREE The Village. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Over 19’s. House music. Whelan’s. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Free until 22:30h. €10 after. Indie, Rock Club. Upstairs. 00h. Free until 22:30h .(Live) FREE The Workman’s. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). DJ’s.

WTC on Saturday? The Academy. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 22.30h. €10/€8 Students. Propaganda is well known for its celebrated multi-sensory shows incorporating music videos into every DJs set. Alchemy Club & Venue. 13–17 Fleet Street,Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 23h. €8. Commercial dance. FREE The Baggot Inn. 143 Lower Baggot Street (Dublin 4). Till late. Resident DJ The Bernard Shaw. 11-12 Richmond Street, Portobello (Dublin 2). Free before 22.30h. 9


FREE The Bleeding Horse. 24-25 Upper Camden Street (Dublin 2). 22.30h. Eclectic mix of indie, rock, electro pop, 80’s. FREE The Brazen Head. 20 Bridge Street Lower (Dublin 8). 21h. Irish trad music in the oldest pub of Ireland. FREE Buskers. 13-17 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, (Dublin 2). -Saturday, 4th. Stephen James. 20h. The Mixtape. 20h. -Saturday, 11th. Stephen James. 20h. Ricos Groove. 22h. -Saturday, 18th. Stephen James. 20h. The Mixtape. 22h. Club M. Cope Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 23h. Free before 23.30. €7 after with flyer. With guest and resident DJ’s playing a mix of chart, dance and Rn’B. Fitzsimons. 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20.30h. Irish Dancing Shows accompanying traditional Irish musicians. Night Club. Pop and Dance. €10. Receive free entry when you register for Fitzsimons Nightclub Guest List. FREE The Foggie Dew. 1 Fownes Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). From 19h. DJ Derek. Funky rock. FREE The Globe. 11 South Great Georges Street (Dublin 2). 23h. Saturday Globe DJ. Rí-Rá. 23h. Space...The Vinyl Frontier. 23h . DJ Redkite. Soul, Funk, Disco, Electro, House. FREE The Grand Social. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). Ball Room. 22h. Indietronic. Indie, Rock & Electropop -Saturday, 20th. The Loft. Nightflight . Disco stomping deep house boomers and straight up party classics. 23.30h. Havana NightClub. 46-49 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 23h. €10. Club DJ’s. FREEThe House That Jack Built. 69Harold’s Cross Road (Dublin 6). 21.30h. Live Music. J.J. Smyth’s. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. (Live Music). The Kitchen. Clarence Hotel, East Essex Street (Dublin 2). 23h. €10, cheap list until 00h. €5. House, tech house and electro. FREE Lost Society. 59 William Street South (Dublin 2). Gerorgian Rooms. An outstanding

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experience to your club night portfolio, Christian Homan providing the best tunes. Basement. DJ David De Valera playing choice house and disco cuts. FREE The Mercantile Hotel. 28 Dame Street (Dublin 1). 23h. Latin Club. Latin Fever. Bar. 18h. Traditional Irish Music. FREE O’Donoghue’s. 15 Merrion Row (Dublin 2). 17h & 21h. Traditional Irish Music Session. FREE O’Reilly’s Rock Bar. George’s Quay (Dublin 2). Night Rock Club. FREE The Patriot’s Inn. 760 South Circular Road, Kilmainham (Dublin 8). Karaoke. FREE Peadar Kearney’s. 64 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 18h. The Eastern Harps. Tradicional/Folk music. 22h. Brian Brody. Irish singer. FREE The Porterhouse. Parliament Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 18h. / 22h. / 00h. Trad Music (Live). FREE The Rathmines Inn. 82 - 84 Rathmines Road (Dublin 6) 22h. Jazz and Blues. FREE Sweeney’s. 32 Dame Street (Dublin 2). Basement.. Reggae Fever with Worries Outernational, House bands. FREE The Turk’s Head. 27-30 Parliament Street (Dublin 2). Guest bands. The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). Free until 22.30h. Yard. Indie, Electronic. -Saturday 4th. Marcel Dettmann. Electro/ Techno. 22.30h. €17.65. The basement. -Saturday 11st. Carl Craig (Planet E, US) + Barry Redsettaz 22.30h. €15. Techno. -Saturday 18th. Horse Meat Disco (Strut, UK)+Space Dimension Controller (R & S, UK)+ Conor L+Frank B+ Louis Scully. 22h. €15. Electric bangers or plain old oddities. -Saturday, 25th. Andrew Weatherall+ Sean Johnston. 22.30h. €15. Techno. FREE The Village. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 23h till very late. 2 Floors, 2 DJ’s. Suck my Deck. Funky house music and the Nightclub upstairs with mainstream commercial pop. Over 22’s Whelan’s. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Free until 22.30h. €10 after. Indie, Rock Club. Upstairs. 00h. Free until 22.30h .(Live)


FREEThe Workman’s. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). Main Room. Residents feat Trevor Dietz, Gav Xmas, D-Reills and Del Kerton on rotation spinning big indie anthems from the very new to all out classics. First Floor. DJ Indie Resident. Atomic Rockabilly Hits.

WTC on Sunday? The Bernard Shaw. 11-12 Richmond Street, Portobello (Dublin 2). 12 DJs Sundays. -Sunday 5th. Brian Deady Band + Willa Lee + Butter. 14h. Performing the music of Marvin Gaye... -Sunday 12nd. Madteo (Hinge Finger, NY) +Conor L + Joma. 14h. -Sunday, 19th. Louis Scully + guests. 14h. -Sunday, 26th. Conor L + Aaron Dempsey + Davin Conaty. 14h. FREE The Bleeding Horse. 24-25 Upper Camden Street (Dublin 2). 22.30h. The Apollo Sessions. Open mic session. FREE The Brazen Head. 20 Bridge Street Lower (Dublin 8). 21h. Irish trad music in the oldest pub of Ireland. FREE Buskers. 13-17 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, (Dublin 2). FREE Fitzsimons. 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20.30h. Irish Dancing Shows accompanying traditional Irish musicians. FREE Foggie Dew. 1 Fownes St, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Reggae Ska Rocksteady.(live) 19h till 00h FREE The Garage. Essex Street East, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 22:30. Craze Sundays. Ska, Reggae. FREE The Globe. 11 South Great Georges Street (Dublin 2). 21h. Rhythm Rockers. FREE The Grand Social. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). 17h – 23h. The Loft. Saucy Sundays. 8 acts live. Ball Room. 20h. Brazilian Folk Music. FREE Gypsy Rose Rock ‘n’ Blues Club. 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 21h. Roots and Rock DJ. FREE Ha’Penny Bridge Inn. 42 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 18.30h. Live Irish dancers and bands. 1€ off all drinks. FREE

Traditional Irish Jam Night! Musicians welcome! Havana NightClub. 46-49 Dame FREE Street (Dublin 2). 18h. Live Music. FREE The House That Jack Built. 69 Harold’s Cross Road (Dublin 6). 21:30h. Live Music. FREE The International Bar. 23 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). Traditional Music Sessions. 13h- 16h. and 18h-20h. J.J. Smyth’s. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. Live music The Kitchen. Clarence Hotel, East Essex Street (Dublin 2). 23h.€7. Minimal, tech and progressive house. FREE The Mercantile Hotel. 28 Dame Street (Dublin 1). 21h. Sunday Roast. Live Music with free potatoes. Bar. 18h. Traditional Irish Music. FREE O’Donoghue’s. 15 Merrion Row (Dublin 2). 13h. 21h. Traditional Irish Music Session. FREE Peadar Kearney’s. 64 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 21.30h. Kesh. From classic rock to dirty Irish trad/folk. FREE The Porterhouse. Parliament Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 18h. 23h. Trad Music (Live). The Rathmines Inn. 82 - 84 Rathmines Road (Dublin 6). 19h. Free. Live Jazz. FREE Sweeney’s. 32 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 16-17h. Brian Keary, classical Guitar. 1820h. Free. Sweeneys Jazz men. 21h. Free. Ben Prevo Band. *The Turk’s Head. 27 -30 Parlament Street (Dublin 2). Funk, Soul and African Beats. *The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). -Sunday, 5th. Tensnake, 22h. €15. *Whelan’s. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 22.30h. Indie, Rock Club.Upstairs. 23h. Sonntags (Disco, House,Techno)Front Bar. 21h. Jaime Nanci and the Blue Boys. *The Workman’s. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). Main Room: 23.30h The Workman’s Karaoke Club. First Floor: 22.30h Lisa Marie plays lots and lots of 80′s and 90′s guilty pleasures with a smidgin of commercial Hip-Hop.

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every Monday Comedy. The Dublin Comedy Improv. THE INTERNATIONAL BAR. 23 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). 21h €5. The audience writes the script for this show of freewheeling improvised sketches from a team of experienced comedy improvisers including Ian Coppinger, Joe Rooney, Danny Kehoe, Paul Tylak, Kevin Gildea &l Dermot Carmody. FREE Tour. New Dublin Free Walking Tour. MEETING POINT: CITY HALL. Dame Street (Dublin 2) 11h and 13h. Famous for friendly people, great story tellers, and a great pub scene Dublin has an amazing history. Their tours take your through the streets and show you what makes Dublin great. The Tour is also offered in Spanish.

FREE Tour. Viking Free Walking Tour. MEETING POINT: THE CENTRAL BANK. Dame Street (Dublin 2) 11h and 14.30h. This tour is a 2 hour experience, lead by fully qualified guides. They will show you Ireland’s fair city at it’s best. You’ll be guided through forgotten streets, historical sites, along ancient walls, and discover the hidden history of dublin, all with a Viking twist.

& free biccies. Hosted by Comedy Cellar factotum Andrew Stanley. FREE Tour. New Dublin Free Walking Tour. MEETING POINT: CITY HALL. Dame Street (Dublin 2) 11h and 13h. Famous for friendly people, great story tellers, and a great pub scene Dublin has an amazing history. Their tours take your through the streets and show you what makes Dublin great. The Tour is also offered in Spanish. FREE Tour. Viking Free Walking. Meeting Point: The Central Bank. Dame Street (Dublin 2). 11h and 14.30h. This tour is a 2 hour experience, lead by fully qualified guides. They will show you Ireland’s fair city at it’s best. You’ll be guided through forgotten streets, historical sites, along ancient walls, and discover the hidden history of dublin, all with a Viking twist. The Tour is also offered in Spanish. Poker. The Green Room Bar. 117-126 Upper Sherif Street (Dublin 1). Texas Hold’em League. 20h. Buy in is €10 and registration €2. Social Centre. Seomra Spraoi. 10 Belvidere Court, Gardiner Street (Dublin 1). -Tuesday Teatime Café. Consisting of one tasty vegan main meal. Served from 18 to 19.30h. Suggested donation €5 /more/less as you can afford. To get involved with the kitchen crew, or to find out more, contact them at seomraskitchen@riseup.net. -Bicycle Building Workshop 18h-22h. Come along to get advice from expert bike mechanics and learn how to build your very own bicycle!

Tuesday 7 th Poetry. Caps LOQ’’. SWEENEY’S BAR. 32 Dame Street (Dublin 2). Poetry, spoken word and hip hop. FREE

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Comedian. Sean Lock. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €25. Purple Van Man is a hilarious new stand up show from Sean Lock, the most fertile comic mind in Britain. We all know what white van man thinks about the world we live in but its time to hear a different voice, Purple Van Man’s voice. Filled with gags, opinions, deft observations and some silly voices, this is Sean Lock doing what he does best, spouting inspired jibber jabber as he crosses the country in his purple van. He will make you laugh like a drunken horse. Sean Lock is one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed and original comedians. The British Comedy Award winner has performed on Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. He has been a brilliant team captain for fourteen series of Channel 4’s show ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’. His extensive TV credits also include appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI and Mock the Week.

Comedy. Andrew Stanley’s Comedy Mish Mash. THE INTERNATIONAL BAR. 23 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). 21h €5. Comedy laissez faire with a laid-back evening of standup, sketches, songs, messing

Dublin Guitar Night. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €10. The Dublin Guitar Night is a new monthly event presenting a range of guitar players across many

Monday 27 th Comedy. Eddie Pepitone. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Eddie Pepitone is an Apocalyptic-American (with a conscience) and a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as Don Rickles meets Eckhart Tolle, “The Bitter Buddha” is a force of nature onstage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. Eddie’s been seen in programs like Flight of the Conchords, House M.D., Conan, Community and the feature Old School opposite Will Ferrell. His UK debut at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe was lauded as “jaw-achingly hilarious” and a “tour-de-force.” His album “A Great Stillness” debuted on Billboard’s Comedy Top 10 and he is the subject of the new documentary “The Bitter Buddha”.

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genres. The last Tuesday of each month will feature four varied guitar acts and a focal point for players, guitar enthusiasts and music lovers alike.

every Wednesday Comedy. Anseo. 18 Camden Street Lower (Dublin 2). €8. €6 for students. Comedy Club. Laugh Out Loud is a non-profit place of laughter, which was voted “Ireland’s best comedy club” erics award. Comedy. Ireland’s Longest running Comedy Club. THE INTERNATIONAL BAR. 23 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). 21.30h. €10. €8 for students. Since the late 1980’s The Comedy Cellar has been providing Ireland with top class comedy. The Comedy Cellar is well known as the starting point of alternative Irish Comedy that we know and love today. Some of the biggest names still come back to try out material and it is still used as a testing ground for many tour warm up shows. FREE Competition. Club. THE MERCANTILE. 28 Dame Street (Dublin 2). The King Kong Club is a free weekly electrified musical games-how. How they run it: Each week we have six-seven bands/solo artists play three songs each. It is free for bands/solo artists to enter the competition, but they must sign up via our website in advance to register. At the end of all the performances we do the legendary clapoff. We roll out our Clap-o-Meter – a unique eight foot replica of the Empire State Building, each floor of the building lighting up to measure audience reaction to their favorite act. FREE Tour. New Dublin Free Walking Tour. MEETING POINT: CITY HALL. Dame Street (Dublin 2) 11h and 13h. Famous for friendly people, great story tellers, and a great pub scene Dublin has an amazing history. Their tours take your through the streets and show you what makes Dublin great. The Tour is also offered in Spanish. FREE Tour. Viking Free Walking. MEETING POINT: THE CENTRAL BANK. Dame Street (Dublin 2). 11h and 14.30h. This tour is a 2 hour experience, lead by fully qualified guides. They will show you Ireland’s fair city at it’s best. You’ll be guided through forgotten streets, historical sites, along ancient walls, and discover the hidden history of Dublin, all with a Viking twist. The Tour is also offered in Spanish. Poker. The Green Room. 117-126 Upper Sherrif Street (Dublin 1). Texas Hold’em League. 20h. Buy in is €10 and registration €2. Social Centre. Seomra Spraoi. 10 Belvidere Court, Gardiner Street (Dublin 1). -Tasty vegan food served 17.30h to 20.30h. Café open until 22h. Suggested donation for food €7 /more/less as you can afford. To get involved with the kitchen crew, or to find out more, contact them at seomraskitchen@riseup.net. -Bike workshop. 18h-21h. Free. Come along and improve your bike-fixing skills, or if you just need to fix up your own bike, there will expert bike mechanics on hand to show you how and give advice.

Bike Workshop

Wednesday 1 st Competition. The Twisted Pepper Homebrewers Cup. THE TWISTED PEPPER. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). The Twisted Pepper homebrewers cup is back after a thrilling inaugural competition in October 2012, where Ross O’Neill emerged victorious over nearly 20 other contestants with his excellent Indian pale ale. We are expecting it to be even tighter at the top this time around, with more competition, and of course more samples for the beer lovers in the audience. All information on entering is above and this event is open to all to come and check out. FREE Talk. Embaracing the Chaos - RTÉ & The Cultural Perspective. PROJECT ARTS CENTRE. 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 18.30h. Before blogs and social networking sites, radio and television were the key tools for spreading information, fostering debate and influencing public opinion. RTÉ programmes such as Nighthawks and Scrap Saturday are still remembered as providing much needed satirical commentary during those years. Broadcaster and arts commentator Myles Dungan, Booker Prize-winning author and former TV producer Anne Enright, broadcaster and Morning Ireland host Áine Lawlor and film director, producer and writer Charlie McCarthy will engage in a lively discussion on the role of RTÉ and other media then and now.

Wednesday 8 th Comedy. Trailer Park Boys. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €30. To fulfill court ordered community service requirements, Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are in town to perform a puppet show aimed at demonstrating the dangers of using alcohol and drugs. Originally the concept of creator/ director Mike Clattenburg, Trailer Park Boys began as a short film starring John Paul Tremblay (Julian) and Robb Wells (Ricky) which debuted to rave reviews at the 1999 Atlantic 13


Film Festival. The premise: a camera crew chronicles the boys’ adventures living in the Sunnyvale trailer park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Recruiting Mike Smith (Bubbles) to complete the haphazard trio, the idea spun off a mockumentary style show which ran for seven seasons and produced two TV specials on Showcase (2001T2008). The show was Showcases’ high rated Canadian program and airs in over 15 countries. Guest starts included Rush’s Alex Lifeson, Sebastian Bach and Rita MacNeil.

Wednesday 22 nd Comedian. Sean Lock. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €25. Purple Van Man is a hilarious new stand up show from Sean Lock, the most fertile comic mind in Britain. We all know what white van man thinks about the world we live in but its time to hear a different voice, Purple Van Man’s voice. Filled with gags, opinions, deft observations and some silly voices, this is Sean Lock doing what he does best, spouting inspired jibber jabber as he crosses the country in his purple van. He will make you laugh like a drunken horse. Sean Lock is one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed and original comedians. The British Comedy Award winner has performed on Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. He has been a brilliant team captain for fourteen series of Channel 4’s show ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’. His extensive TV credits also include appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI and Mock the Week.

every Thursday Comedy. The Black Sheep. 61 Capel Street (Dublin 1). 21h. Free. Ha Ha Black Sheep Comedy. Admission free, the craic, the priceless… FREE

Comedy. The International Comedy Club. THE INTERNATIONAL BAR. 23 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €10, €8 per students. If the Comedy Cellar started the fire, Des Bishop made it blaze when he started The international Comedy Club. Now run by Des and brother Aidan Bishop, The International Comedy Club always provides the best in contemporary standup for a long weekend of shows. 14

FREE Market. Christ Church Cathedral Lunchtime Market. CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, Christchurch Place (Dublin 8). Every Thursday lunchtime the grounds will be teeming with delicious food, courtesy of Irish Village Markets. From bratwurst to burritos, falafel to fairy cakes, there will be something for everyone. FREE Market. Dublin Food Co-op. 12 Newmarket (Dublin 8). 12h – 20h. Dublin Food Co-op provides a unique blend of wholefood shop, farmers’ market, community café and social hub - all under one roof. FREE Market. The Ferocious Mingle Market. 72 Thomas Street (Dublin 8). 11h – 18h. The Market has cute little chalets and stalls with all sorts of trinkets like books, clothes, jewellery, candles, tile art, vinyls, sweets and even a fortune-teller! From 2pm, there is usually a band on stage and it has really wicked cinema-like seats for watching a silent movie accompanied by a piano man. Cinema. Lost Thursdays. LOST SOCIETY. 59 William Street South (Dublin 2). Admission price is charged. Join them Thursdays at Lost for the perfect weekend kick-off. They have silent cinema projecting onto them Georgian walls, karaoke, snacks, craft beer and a cocktail menu. FREE Market. Liberty Market. Meath Street (Dublin 8) off Thomas St. and the Coombe. 10h- 15.30h. It offers the best bargains around on everything you are looking for from Clothing / Jewellery to toys and garden supplies blowing shop prices out of the water. FREE Tour. New Dublin Free Walking Tour. MEETING POINT: CITY HALL. Dame Street (Dublin 2) 11h and 13h. Famous for friendly people, great story tellers, and a great pub scene Dublin has an amazing history. Their tours take your through the streets and show you what makes Dublin great. The Tour is also offered in Spanish. FREE Tour. Viking Free Walking. MEETING POINT: THE CENTRAL BANK Dame Street (Dublin 2). 11h and 14.30h. This tour is a 2 hour experience, lead by fully qualified guides. They will show you Ireland’s fair city at it’s best. You’ll be guided through forgotten streets, historical sites, along ancient walls, and discover the hidden history of dublin, all with a Viking twist. The Tour is also offered in Spanish. Social Centre. Seomra Spraoi. 10 Belvidere Court, Gardiner Street (Dublin 1). Seomra’s Bakery 17h-19h. Come along to enjoy some Vegan cakes and tea and help create a friendly and safe atmosphere. Suggested donation of 1 euro per cupcake.

Thursday 2 nd Comedy. Chris Ramsey. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €15. Following complete sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival and London’s Soho Theatre, and due to overwhelming popular


demand, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and star of BBC Two’s brand new sitcom, Hebburn, extends his nationwide UK tour into spring 2013 and makes his Irish debut at Dublin’s Sugar Club.

Thursday 9 th Comedy. Trailer Park Boys. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €30. To fulfill court ordered community service requirements, Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are in town to perform a puppet show aimed at demonstrating the dangers of using alcohol and drugs. Originally the concept of creator/director Mike Clattenburg, Trailer Park Boys began as a short film starring John Paul Tremblay (Julian) and Robb Wells (Ricky) which debuted to rave reviews at the 1999 Atlantic Film Festival. The premise: a camera crew chronicles the boys’ adventures living in the Sunnyvale trailer park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Recruiting Mike Smith (Bubbles) to complete the haphazard trio, the idea spun off a mockumentary style show which ran for seven seasons and produced two TV specials on Showcase (2001T2008). The show was Showcases’ high rated Canadian program and airs in over 15 countries. Guest starts included Rush’s Alex Lifeson, Sebastian Bach and Rita MacNeil.

every Friday Comedy. The International Comedy Club. THE INTERNATIONAL BAR. 23 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €10,€ 8 per students. If the Comedy Cellar started the fire, Des Bishop made it blaze when he started The international Comedy Club. Now run by Des and brother Aidan Bishop, The International Comedy Club always provides the best in contemporary standup for a long weekend of shows. FREE Tour. New Dublin Free Walking Tour. MEETING POINT: CITY HALL. Dame Street (Dublin 2) 11h and 13h. Famous

for friendly people, great story tellers, and a great pub scene Dublin has an amazing history. Their tours take your through the streets and show you what makes Dublin great. The Tour is also offered in Spanish. FREE Tour. Viking Free Walking. MEETING POINT: THE CENTRAL BANK. Dame Street (Dublin 2). 11h and 14.30h. This tour is a 2 hour experience, lead by fully qualified guides. They will show you Ireland’s fair city at it’s best. You’ll be guided through forgotten streets, historical sites, along ancient walls, and discover the hidden history of dublin, all with a Viking twist. The Tour is also offered in Spanish. FREE Market. The Ferocious Mingle Market. 72 Thomas Street (Dublin 8). 11h – 18h. The Market has cute little chalets and stalls with all sorts of trinkets like books, clothes, jewellery, candles, tile art, vinyls, sweets and even a fortune-teller! From 2pm, there is usually a band on stage and it has really wicked cinema-like seats for watching a silent movie accompanied by a piano man. FREE Market. Liberty Market. Meath Street (Dublin 8) Off Thomas St. and the Coombe. 10h- 16h. It offers the best bargains around on everything you are looking for from Clothing / Jewellery to toys and garden supplies blowing shop prices out of the water. FREE Market. Smithfield Outdoor Market. TREE GROVE, Smithfield (Dublin 7). 11h – 15h. Spanish foods, jams, cheese, olives, breads, fruit & veg, beauty products, jewellery. FREE Music. Tribal Spirit Drumming. THE LANTERN CENTRE, 17 Synge Street (Dublin 8). 20h. These circles are Alcohol And Drug Free, we find that this enables us to deepen sensitivity to one another. Sinead Harte + Tom Quinn run this weekly drum circle at The Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street , around the back in the zephyr hall. Drums provided but feel free to bring your own. All welcome! (Absolute Beginners and Experienced Drummers are equally important to the circle) .

61 Bolton Street (Dublin 1). Bring this cupon and get this special offers: · Dish of the day per 4.5€ · Take away, any type of coffee, 2€ 15


Friday 3 rd Cinema. Seomra Spraoi. 10 Belvidere Court, Gardiner St. (Dublin 1). Screening interesting and provocative films from around the world on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.

Friday 17 th Cinema. Seomra Spraoi. 10 Belvidere Court, Gardiner Street (Dublin 1). Screening interesting and provocative films from around the world on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.

Friday 24 th Comedy. Reginald D Hunter. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Streer (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €28. In just over a decade since he began performing, Reginald D Hunter has become one of the UK Comedy industry’s best-known and most distinctive performers. His work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out. Reginald’s popularity has led to him being invited to perform in venues around the world in places such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Africa and The Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festivals.

(Dublin 2). This outdoor market showcases the very best of handmade craft & design produced by Irish and Ireland-based artists. Great for browsing for gifts, or a treat for yourself, the independent designers, craftspeople and artists are on hand to give you an insight into their craft and story behind any individual piece. The market includes designers selling; wood turned goods (bowls, decorative pieces, etc), jewelry (precious metal and costume), woolen apparel (hats, scarves, snoods, cowl necks, etc), t-shirts, original drawings and prints, picture frames, amazing coats / jackets, and much more. FREE Market. Dublin Food Co-op. 12 Newmarket (Dublin 8). 9.30h – 16.30h. Dublin Food Co-op provides a unique blend of wholefood shop, farmers’ market, community café and social hub - all under one roof.

every Saturday Comedy. The International Comedy Club. THE INTERNATIONAL BAR. 23 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €10, €8 per students. If the Comedy Cellar started the fire, Des Bishop made it blaze when he started The international Comedy Club. Now run by Des and brother Aidan Bishop, The International Comedy Club always provides the best in contemporary standup for a long weekend of shows. FREE Tour. New Dublin Free Walking Tour. MEETING POINT: CITY HALL Dame Street (Dublin 2) 11h and 13h. Famous for friendly people, great story tellers, and a great pub scene Dublin has an amazing history. Their tours take your through the streets and show you what makes Dublin great. The Tour is also offered in Spanish. FREE Tour. Viking Free Walking. MEETING POINT: THE CENTRAL BANK. Dame Street (Dublin 2). 11h and 14.30h. This tour is a 2 hour experience, lead by fully qualified guides. They will show you Ireland’s fair city at it’s best. You’ll be guided through forgotten streets, historical sites, along ancient walls, and discover the hidden history of dublin, all with a Viking twist. The Tour is also offered in Spanish. FREE Market. Christ Church Cathedral Lunchtime Market. CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, Christchurch Place (Dublin 8). Every Saturday lunchtime the grounds will be teeming with delicious food, courtesy of Irish Village Markets. From bratwurst to burritos, falafel to fairy cakes, there will be something for everyone. FREE Market. Designer Mart at Cow’s Lane. Cow’s Lane, Old City Temple Bar 16

FREE Market. The Ferocious Mingle Market. 72 Thomas Street (Dublin 8). 11h – 18h. The Market has cute little chalets and stalls with all sorts of trinkets like books, clothes, jewellery, candles, tile art, vinyls, sweets and even a fortune-teller! From 2pm, there is usually a band on stage and it has really wicked cinema-like seats for watching a silent movie accompanied by a piano man. FREE Market. Ha’Penny Flea Market (Indoor Market). THE GRAND SOCIAL, 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). The ballroom. 12h – 18h. Free. Vintage items, men & womens clothing, books, DVD’s, comtemporany crafts, art, jewellery. FREE Market. Liberty Market. Meath Street (Dublin 8) Off Thomas St. and the Coombe. 10h- 17h. It offers the best bargains around on everything you are looking for from Clothing / Jewellery to toys and garden supplies blowing shop prices out of the water. FREE Market. Marlay Park Market. Marlay Park Rathfarnham (Dublin 14). Marlay Park hosts a wealth of local producers each Saturday. Discerning shoppers arrive early to avail


of a broad range of artisan produce, including specialty and ethnic foods. Craft workers also showcase their goods, adding an interesting dimension to this farmers market. Located behind Marlay House, overlooking the Dublin mountains. FREE Market. Red Stables Food Market. St Anne’s Park, Raheny, County Dublin. 10h – 16h. Stall holders for the Red Stables Food Market include bespoke foods such as hand made chocolates, artisan cheeses and preserves, organic meat, fresh baked bread, cakes and biscuits, toasted nuts and organic produce. FREE Market. The Supernatural Food Market. 114-116 St. Andrew’s Resource Centre Pearse Street (Dublin 2). 9.30h-15.30h. The market offers a nutritious & relaxing blend of community ambience with top quality organic food & products like organic groceries, organic vegetables, cheese, meat, fish, bread, glutten free bakery, superfoods, cosmetics, eco-cleaners… FREE Market. Temple Bar Food Markets. TEMPLE BAR OUTDOORS, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 10h– 18.30h. The reasons to buy your food at the Temple Bar Food Market are endless, low food miles, seasonal produce and a wide range of produce in all weights and portion sizes. So come with a partner, come with a friend or come in solitary splendour to experience this unique shopping experience and help keep our culinary traditions alive! FREE Market. Temple Bar Book Market. TEMPLE BAR OUTDOORS, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 11h – 18h.

Saturday 4 th Comedian. Thomas Quain. THE NEW THEATRE. 43 East Essex St.,Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 15.30h. Free, but a suggested donation of €2 would be welcomed. With elements of macabre humor and the tragedy of warfare ‘Feck Off Crows’ is sure to be enjoyed when it makes it debut in The New Theatre. Feck Off Crows follows the fortunes of two Nuns who discover crows in their back garden during the War Of Independence. Initially seeking the help of both the Irish rebels and the local English Occupation force to shoot the crows it isn’t long before the Nuns find themselves recast as pawns in an increasingly bitter guerilla war where neither side are afraid to use everything and everyone to their advantage. Comedian. The Lumberjacks. Stewart Francis, Glenn Wool and Craig Campbell. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Streer (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €25. Following a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Festival, Stewart Francis, Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool hit the road with their debut UK tour of The Lumberjacks. Fifteen years ago three fresh-faced Canadian stand-up comics - Stewart Francis, Craig Campbell andGlenn Wool - made their Edinburgh Festival debut. A decade and a half later and they’ve grown into formidable performers with an enviable string of broadcast credits and live tours under their belts. Craig Campbell, has been compared to a young Billy Connolly (maybe it’s the beard?); Glenn Wool has

continued on his road to world domination with his extensive touring and Stewart Francis has a big reputation for killer one-liners. Independently, each of these Canucks fill theatres up and down the land butthisyearthey’vejoinedforcesinafeature-length, recession-busting show. FREE Talks. Generation Emigration. PROJECT ARTS CENTRE. 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2).Upstairs. 18h. Emigration, returning home and cultural identities are key themes running through Digging for Fire. Writer Declan Hughes and producer Siobhán Bourke , both co-founding members of Rough Magic, writer and performer Shaun Dunne, curator of the Irish Times’ Generation Emigration series Ciara Kenny and Irish Times columnist and author Ann Marie Hourihane discuss issues and implications of emigration from the 1990s to the present.

Saturday 11 th Comedy. Oliver Callan. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2).20h. €19. Callan’s routines are never far away from controversy, having raised the ire of politicians, sports stars and media celebrities in recent years. The Monaghan-born comic is also known for his sharply topical routines and outspoken interviews. Callan’s hugely popular Green Tea show on RTÉ Radio One has been recommissioned for a new season on RTÉ from later this Spring.

Saturday 20 th Comedy. Ryan Cullen. THE TWISTER PEPPER. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19.30h. €5. Comedy. Fred Cooke. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Street (Dublin 2). 19.30. €23. Fred realized at a young age that he would never become a professional footballer. In his teen years it was becoming more unlikely of Radiohead accepting him in as their sixth member. It was this moment that he became a multi-award winning stand-up comedian (even before his first gig). Since that moment he has rapidly

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become a unique stand-up delivering a style of comedy that simply cannot be imitated. He has just made his BBC TV debut in the Sit-Com ‘Vexed’. He has already contributed to a variety of successful Irish TV shows, both as a writer and performer, including RTE’s Republic of Telly and The Savage Eye.

Sunday Chess. Pawn Stars - Sunday Chess Club. THE TWISTED PEPPER. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. A new weekly chess club in a casual setting of the Cafe area. Whether you’re a dabbler, pro or newbie, Pawn Stars is open to all. If you’re brand new to the game, there’ll be folk on hand to show you the ropes; or if you’re a straight up pro (or at least think you are) & want to hit the clock you’ll hopefully find your match; or if you’re simply a social player and just want to have a laid back game & a drink you can do that too. FREE Tour. New Dublin Free Walking Tour. MEETING POINT: CITY HALL. Dame Street (Dublin 2) 11h and 13h. Famous for friendly people, great story tellers, and a great pub scene Dublin has an amazing history. Their tours take your through the streets and show you what makes Dublin great. The Tour is also offered in Spanish. FREE Tour. Viking Free Walking. MEETING POINT: THE CENTRAL BANK. DameStreet(Dublin2).11hand14.30h.Thistour is a 2 hour experience, lead by fully qualified guides. They will show you Ireland’s fair city at it’s best. You’ll be guided through forgotten streets, historical sites, along ancient walls, and discover the hidden history of dublin, all with a Viking twist. The Tour is also offered in Spanish. FREE Market. The Ferocious Mingle Market. 72 Thomas Street (Dublin 8). 11h – 18h. The Market has cute little chalets and stalls with all sorts of trinkets like books, clothes, jewellery, candles, tile art, vinyls, sweets and even a fortune-teller! From 2pm, there is usually a band on stage and it has really wicked cinema-like seats for watching a silent movie accompanied by a piano man. FREE Market. International Comedy Club New Material Night. THE INTERNATIONAL BAR. 23 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). 20.15h. €5. From the people who brought you The International Comedy Club, a Sunday night where estableshed comics let their hair down and try something new. Great value (only €5) and great craic! FREE Market. Marlay Park Market. MARLAY PARK RATHFARNHAM,(Dublin 14). Marlay Park hosts a wealth of local producers each Saturday. Discerning shoppers arrive early to avail of a broad range of artisan produce, including specialtyandethnicfoods.Craftworkersalsoshowcasetheirgoods,addinganinterestingdimensionto thisfarmersmarket.LocatedbehindMarlayHouse, overlooking the Dublin mountains. FREE Market. Merrion Square Art Exhibition. MERRION SQUARE (Dublin 2). The Merrion Square Art Exhibition is Dublin’s FREE

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only free, all year open-air weekend art exhibition which now has over 200 artists exhibiting. A regular feature for many years in Dublin on a Sunday afternoon has been a stroll around Merrion Square when the square becomes an open-air art gallery. FREE Market. Temple Bar Book Market. TEMPLE BAR OUTDOORS, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 11h – 18h.

Sunday 5 th Dance. Tango & Friends. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). 20h. €22-€33. The true spirit of Argentine tango comes to the National Concert Hall with dancers, bandoneon, voice and guitars. Direct from Buenos Aires for one night only Tango & Friends is a fascinating vocal-instrumental performance mixed with the choreographies of two tango dancers in a night of passion, seduction and sensuality. Not to be missed.

Sunday 12 nd Market. Fusion Sunday. WORLD CULTURE MARKET. The co-op, Newmarket (Dublin 8) 11h. Free. The second Sunday of each month. International stalls will present an array of delicious food, arts and crafts, jewelry and traditional ware. There will also be a laughter Yoga session, activities for kids and Belly Dance workshops throughout the day. World Culture Market will offer you international stalls, workshops, activities for kids, and live music! FREE

Sunday 26 th Market. Dublin Flea Market. The co-op, Newmarket (Dublin 8). The Dublin flea market promises to be a great day out with live music, food and plenty of bargains from vintage & second hand clothing etc. It takes place on the last Sunday of every month in The Co-op on Newmarket square. There are 60 rotating stalls each month (40 indoor and 20 outdoor) selling everything from vintage clothes to second hand bikes, retro furniture and random odds and ends - pretty much everything you would expect to find at a flea market.


every Monday English Speaking meetup - The Daily English. THE LONG STONE. 10 Townsend St.(Dublin 2). Many people find it difficult to speak English after school or after work. This meetups help you to practice your English. 19h. €1 and you are expected to buy a drink at the bar FREE Language Exchange. ILAC LIBRARY. Henry Street (Dublin 1). Language Exchange Italian-English. 18-19.45h. Free. Language Exchange. DTWO. 60 Harcourt St. (Dublin 2). Language Exchange Brazinglish, Spanglish, Itanglish, Frenglish, Germanglish, Chinglish, Polinglish; with native speakers. 18.30h. €5 (including food).

speak English after school or after work. The Daily English meetups help you to practice your English. 1€ and you are expected to buy a drink at the bar. 19h.

every Friday Language Exchange. ILAC LIBRARY. Henry Street (Dublin 1). Language Exchange Multilingual. 15.30-16.45h. FREE

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Language Exchange. ILAC LIBRARY. Henry Street (Dublin 1). 12.30-14h. Free. Language Exchange Japanese-English. FREE Language Exchange. ILAC LIBRARY. Henry Street (Dublin 1). 15.30-16.45h. Free. Language Exchange Russian-English. Saturday Night Out. Back 2 the 80’s Party. Lansdowne Hotel. 27 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge (Dublin 4). The Party theme will be BacktotheEighties.The80’sdecadewasknown for many things in culture music and fashion. €5. Coffee, Chat & Cake. COSTA COFFEE. 1 Dawson St.  (Dublin 2). Downstairs. Drop in if you are new to the the group and meet with the other members. We’ll be there from 15h and will make sure that you are introduced to everyone. For the regulars it’s another great opportunity for catching up on the events of the previous week. 15-18h. Free, but you are expected to buy a drink at the place.

Language Exchange. ILAC LIBRARY. Henry Street (Dublin 1). 18.00-19.45h. Free. Language Exchange German-English. English Speaking meetup - The Daily English. COSTA COFFEE. 3 College Green (Dublin 2). Many people find it difficult to

New Friends & Faces in Dublin. COSTA COFFEE. 3 College Green (Dublin 2). Ground floor. It is a relaxing way to spend Sunday afternoon! 16h. Free, but you are expected to buy a drink at the place.

every Tuesday Language Exchange. ILAC LIBRARY. Henry Street (Dublin 1). Language Exchange Spanish-English. 18.0019.45h. Free. FREE

every Wednesday Language Exchange. ILACLIBRARY. Henry Street (Dublin 1). 18.00-19.45h. Free. Language Exchange French-English. FREE

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Wednesday 1 st Candice Gordon. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €8. With the title track from her debut EP, Candice Gordon sets the tone, capturing the kind of sound you imagine hearing at the edge of a desert ‘Before The Sunset Ends’. Although currently based in Berlin, Gordon has led a nomadic life, from Botswana to Dublin, busking through Asia and travelling with a circus in Croatia and Turkey.‘Before The Sunset Ends’ has the driving New Orleans-style rhythms of Tom Waits and a touch of his voodoo lyricism while the whiskey-soaked tremolo guitar swings from foreboding into a hopeful refrain. Capucon Trio. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €20-€40. Renaud Capuçon, violin; Gautier Capuçon, cello; Michel Dalberto, piano. Capuçon has a great commitment to performing chamber music and has worked with Argerich, Barenboim, Bronfman, Grimaud, as well as with his brother and regular collaborator cellist Gautier Capuçon. Gautier Capuçon is widely recognised as one of the foremost cellists of his generation and has received consistently high critical praise for his recordings and performances. Born in Paris in a non-musical family which take roots in Dauphiné and Italian Piemonte, he began the piano at the age of three and a half. When he was twelve, he was introduced to Vlado Perlemuter, a favourite pupil of the late Alfred Cortot, and entered his class at the Paris Conservatoire where he completed his studies during nine years. Céilí With Tac (Traditional Arts Collective). THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). Ballroom. 20h. €8. TAC (Traditional Arts Collective) Céilí, sean-nos dancing and trad with a twist. OK some would argue that it might not be the coolest of activities to be taking part in of an evening-but who could refuse an opportunity to relive their halcyon day at Irish college, Céilí-ing their way around a village hall? One of the founding musicians of TAC Jonny Tennant is praying for a craze to hit the nation reminiscent of the Line Dancing madness of the 1990′s. Dingus Khan. ACADEMY 2. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1).19h. €12.50. Electrifying Essex-based octet Dingus Khan consist of not one, not two, but three drummers - to keep your heart beating. Accompanied by three bass players - to keep your foot tapping. A singer, with a guitar to melt young girls hearts and an electric ukulele wizard, just to keep you on your toes. Sometimes referred to as Blur-meets-Slipknot, Dingus Khan released their debut album, ‘Support Mistley Swans’ in September 2012. Echotape + The Plea. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20.30h. €10. Echotape are a 5 piece band, formed in 2011 in a small town in the south of England. 20

Since the start of the year, the band has been attracting extensive attention from the underground tastemaker blogs and on-line and physical music press. Tipped by many as a “band to watch”, their music references post punk art rock, such as Echo and The Bunnymen and early New Order, krautrock and modern psychedelia. Kiernan McMullan. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €7. For the past ten years, McMullan has made an international impression as a soulful acoustic songwriter, performing at sold-out shows, festivals and tour dates with well-established talent such as Sheryl Crow, Ed Sheeran Dave Mason and Mat Kearney, to name a few. He’s also racked up Irish dates with everyone from Cathy Davey and The Blizzards to The Coronas and Jack L and more. Passenger. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €12. U14’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. Passenger is topping the charts and why wouldn’t he be with his outstanding single ‘Let Her Go’ and album‘All The Little Lights’! After phenomenally selling out his dates in Belfast and Dublin, which both had to be moved to larger venues at the beginning of ticket sales due to MASSIVE demand, Passenger is delighted to announce that he will be adding more dates to his Irish tour. He has added an extra date to Dublin and will be gracing Galway and Cork with his wonderful talents.

Saxon. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19.30h. €24. UK Heavy Metal legends Saxon have just announced an exclusive headline performance at The Academy. With A storming new stomp in their boots and a renewed, lithe swagger to their legendary sound, Saxon will release “Sacrifice”, in February 2013 through UDR. Taking a sharper, re-invigorated approach to the production, on this, their 20th album, Saxon have produced 10 of their strongest, heaviest and most inspired songs for many-a-year, and a more than worthy successor to their last album “A Call To Arms”. Spectrum. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €10. Led by tenor sax player Derek O’Connor, ‘Spectrum’ have a reputation for no-holds barred playing by musicians at the top of their game. O’Connor has worked with Van Morrison, Paul Brady, The European Jazz


Orchestra and is a member of the popular Camembert Quartet. He finds his perfect foil here in guitarist/composer/producer Jimmy Smyth, a founder member of 70’s rock band The Bogey Boys he also played with Toni Childs with whom he co-wrote the Grammy Nominated “Woman’s Boat”album. The group is completed by Paul Moore (Van Morrison, Riverdance, Mark Knopfler and Paul Brady) and Tom McDermott (Cheap Thrills, Alex Chilton, Reverse Trust, D.I.Y. & Gripewater Blues Band).

Thursday 2 nd Angel Olsen. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €10. Angel Olsen has a fresh edge to her sound, a warm and wonderful range, and an otherworldly skill and charm. Her special presence became apparent through her debut, Strange Cacti and radiates even more on her sophomore album, Half Way Home. Released last month on Bathetic Records, Half Way Home is a continuation of Angel’s elegance, a collection of both new and old music, honed and matured, thoughts revisited. It presents this beautiful woman and her extraordinary voice taken to a new level, in no doubt a growth and reach brought on by many road trips with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and crew. Ben Reel. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €TBC. Upstairs. Ben Reel plays rock with a touch of blues and roots and the occasional injection of reggae. Critically acclaimed all over Europe, his vocals are soulful and his lyrics meaningful. Time to Get Real, is the Castleblayney-based songwriter’s fifth album in 10 years. ‘It’s an earthy album which reflects the need to get back to reality in these post-boom times,’ says the South Armagh native. ‘Ireland lost its way and a bit of its soul in the last decade; now it’s time to get back to basics.’ Blood Red Mountain Band. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). Loft. 20h. €8. Formed In A Cellar During A Howling Storm, The Blood Reds Have Been Popping Up At Festivals All Over Ireland The Last Couple Of Years, Playing Their Country, Soul And Rock’n’roll. In 2009 They Were Awarded The Accolade Of Best Musical Group By The Irish Festivals. Chuck Prophet. THE WORKMANS Club.

10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €17. Californian alt-rock hero Chuck Prophet has just announced an extensive European tour of the UK & Ireland through April & May 2013 in support of his LP Temple Beautiful. The tour features his first Dublin date with a band in over ten years. His last UK tour saw 6 sold out dates with the best live shows he has performed to date. Dexys. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €34.50. The pledge held true through Dexys’ audacious and powerful live performances, seven Top Twenty hits (including the Number Ones Geno and Come On Eileen) and the landmark albums Searching For The Young Soul Rebels, Too-Rye-Ay and Don’t Stand Me Down. With the name streamlined from Dexys Midnight Runners to Dexys, the genesis of the reinvention lies in the period following the group’s acclaimed live performances of 2003. Gerard Murphy. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €8. Featuring Gerard Murphy (alto saxophone) will come to Dublin to perform with Hugh Buckley (guitar), Phil Ware (piano), Neil O’Loghlen (double bass) and Dominic Mullan (drums).This is the first concert in the series Gallic Gaelic Entente, with Dubliner,Gerard Murphy, an outstanding member of the Marseille jazz scene for the last thirty years makes a welcome return to Dublin to join a stellar Dublin jazz quartet. Lordi. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 18h. €25. U14’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. Lordi´s bold and shameless combination of 1980´s influenced melodic heavy metal with the outrageous horror image immediately caught the attention of the rock media and genre fans around the world. The band´s live shows became known for their horror film-like theatrics and bombastic pyros. Sinead Campbell-Wallace, Soprano. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). John Field Room. 13h. €15. A lunchtime recital featuring soprano Sinead Campbell-Wallace and Mairead Hurley (Piano). The programme will include popular operatic arias and songs by Kurt Weill. Unknown Mortal Orchestra. ACADEMY 2. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. 21


€14. The band’s debut self-titled album was released June 21, 2011 on Fat Possum Records. The album quickly received critical acclaim. Pitchfork gave the album an 8.1, describing that with “an expert use of space rare for such a lo-fi record, UMO manages a unique immersive and psychedelic quality without relying on the usual array of bong-ripping effects.” In the spring of 2012, the band won the Taite Music Prize for the album. Although the nominated Unknown Mortal Orchestra did not win Best Alternative Album, Nielson took home the title of Best Male Artist at the 47th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Friday 3 rd Alt-J. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €22.90. 2012 has been a whirlwind year so far for the Cambridge band. Their critically acclaimed album ‘An Awesome Wave’ crash landed into the Top 20 in the UK, making it one of the biggest debuts of the year so far. Live wise the band are going from strength to strength seeing them play their first Dublin show to major hype and rapidly sell out both their headline Autumn UK tour. The news got better for the band as ‘An Awesome Wave’ was one of 12 albums nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize alongside acts such as Jessie Ware, Richard Hawley and Lianne La Havas for the coveted prize. Ben Prevo & Ed Deane. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. Expatriate New Yorker Ben Prevo has been based in Eire since 1990 purveying his unique genre bending

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brand of guitar based roots music to a cult following. As well as being an interesting and capable guitarist and vocalist Ben is a prolific songwriter and has performed his compositions with artists such as Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Jorma Kaukonen and Jaco Pastorious. Since living in Ireland he has performed with Gerry Fehily, Liam Ó Maonlaí and Leo Barnes of the Hothouse Flowers and Noel Redding and has performed on national rte television and radio numerous times. Bingo Players. THE WRIGHT VENUE. South Quarter, Airside Business Park, Swords (Dublin). 22h. €20.90. Hailing from The Netherlands, Paul Baümer & Maarten Hoogstraten have fused their musical talents into the massive electronic dance duo Bingo Players. The two dutch DJs have created an international reputation through epic releases and a massive touring schedule. Bingo Players kicked off 2013 scoring a worldwide top ten hit with their single Get Up (Rattle), which was a number one single in the UK two weeks in a row. This success came after the original version of Rattle shook up European charts for nine weeks during 2012. Blood, Water and Lunch with Rodrigo. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). John Field Room. 13.10h. €15. Eloquent, whimsical, passionate, colourful, and entirely engaging the Moynihan/O’Leary duo is one of Ireland’s leading guitar & voice ensembles. Guitarist Alec O’Leary and soprano Deirdre Moynihan are sensitive, experienced artists whose live performances have been described as ‘unique and powerful’. Along with many colourful 20th Century wor-


ks this concert will feature a special song cycle written for the duo by esteemed Irish composer Ian Wilson. Cryptopsy. THE PINT. Eden Quay (Dublin 1). 18h. €25. Cryptopsy is an extreme metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. During the past twenty years, Cryptopsy have wreaked havoc throughout the metal genre by releasing six studio albums. Now in 2012, Cryptopsy have returned to their roots in order to craft their newest endeavour entitled “Cryptosy”. The band has said that “Cryptosy” will be their most brutal, technical and dynamic offering as of yet. Daedelus. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 23h. €12.50. Eccentric, Contagious, Electrifying. These are some words you could use to describe American electronic artist Daedelus (Alfred Darlington). To experience Daedelus in all his unbridled splendor is only achievable over a large scope - over the course of a shocking number of LPs, EPs, remixes, and most importantly live improvised appearances; a portrait of an unique artist has been painted in bold strokes. The Doors Alive. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 23.30h. €15. The Doors Alive are widely regarded as the closest and most enthralling representation of the legendary 1960’s rock gods The Doors in the world today. The Doors Alive most recently played to 3,000 people as headliners at Rock Radio’s Monsters of Mock event in Manchester and two special shows in Europe last summer to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s untimely death in Paris in 1971, the Melkweg in Amsterdam and La Cigale in Paris. The band re-create the sound, look, presence and magic of a real 1960’s Doors concert, perfectly and effortlessly transporting the crowd back in time with classic hits such as ‘Light My Fire’, ‘When The Music’s Over, Riders On The Storm, The End and many more. Enter Shikari. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €25. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. Since forming in school back in 2003, Enter Shikari have played well over 1000 live shows and sold out numerous prestigious venues worldwide and have played more big and small festivals than it would be possible to list fully. Enter Shikari have released three full length albums; Take to the skies (2007), Common Dreads (2009) and A Flash Flood of Colour (2012). John Grant. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Streer (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €23. After a breakthrough year that saw his exceptional solo debut “Queen Of Denmark” win MOJO’s album of 2010 and countless other accolades John Grant hasn’t rested on his laurels but created a follow-up that underlines his uncanny and charismatic talents. Recorded in Iceland and featuring Sinead O’Connor on guest vocals, the brilliant “Pale Green Ghosts” adds sublime notes of dark, gleaming electronica to the anticipated velvet ballads, calling on all of Grant’s influences and tastes, presenting an artist at the peak of his powers...

Michael Hurley. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). 20h. €15. The American singer/guitarist/artist Michael Hurley , known by friends as the Snock, Hi-Fi Snock, and Elwood Snock, has resided at the outer realms of the folk music scene for over 40 years. Hurley’s debut album, “First Songs”, was recorded for Folkways Records in 1965 on the same reel-to-reel machine that taped Lead Belly’s Last Sessions.

RTE NSO Franck, Honegger, Poulenc. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €10-€35. With its compelling blend of French and German influences, Franck’s only symphony contributed to a revival of the form in his native France in the late 19th century. And no wonder: it brims over with drama, emotion and rich, ripe melodies that catch the ear and the imagination. Pascal Rophé returns to conduct it, together with Honegger’s spirited Rugby, which offers all the thrills and spills of a game in full flow, and Poulenc’s celebratory, gloriously ebullient and joyous Gloria, with the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and Limerick-born soprano Mairéad Buicke. Trance Army. Indecent Noise + Arctic Moon + Neal Scarborough + SeeOSee + Alex Ryan. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). Green Room. 22h. €15. Poland meets Ireland for this special event with Mental Asylum’s head honcho Indecent Noise being joined by fellow Polish trance titan Artic Moon. Both of these will have recently returned from playing the main stage at Asot 600 and are set to tear the roof off The Academy! If that wasn’t enough, we’ve also got Subcultures Neal Scarborough, with support on the night from Filth’s Alex Ryan + Trance Army’s Seeosee. Indecent Noise is a 27 years old DJ, producer and engineer hailing from Warsaw in Poland. His sound is completely rapt in energetic and melodic trance sounds which can often use techier sounds to deliver devastating impact. Arctic Moon is one of the most exciting producers in today’s current trance scene. Recently voted in at #160 in the 2012 DJ Mag Pollhe is not only a highly talented, respected and loved producer but an entertaining and exciting DJ set to take the next decade by storm. Positioned right at the peak of trance’s nu-blood curve, meet Neal Scarborough - Ireland’s freshest electronic dan23


ce music property. Over the last five years he has supplied the world’s biggest DJ’s with an unstinting volley of floor-inflaming productions, built with his matchless uplifting studio-style. Valerie June. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 19h. €13. A self-taught musician, singer and song-writer from small-town Humboldt, Tennessee (population 8,000), she honed her astonishing sound in the vibrant Memphis atmosphere, her spectrum of influences the history of music itself: Whitney Houston, Van Morrison, Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, The Rolling Stones…Pushin’ Against A Stone, released on Rob da Bank’s stellar boutique label Sunday Best, was mostly recorded at The Black Key’s Easy Eye studio in Nashville.

Saturday 4 th Devin Townsend Project. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €23. Townsend is no stranger to musical diversity, and 2011 saw him complete a four-album cycle – Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost – of which no two releases sounded similar. Yet Epicloud takes his love of multiple genres to a new level: “I’ve rarely done the same things twice”, Townsend says, “but as I’ve grown as a musician, one of the things I’ve learned is that it should be possible to make different genres ‘play ball’ with each other while illustrating a common theme. Mary Byrne. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €27.90. Mary Byrne shot to fame by winning the nation’s heart with her incredible voice and warm, down-to-earth personality during the 2010 season of The X-Factor. Over the past number of years Mary completed The X-Factor Tour and released her debut album “Mine & Yours”. The album achieved remarkable success, sitting at Number 1 on the official Irish Album Charts for two weeks and in the top ten for eight consecutive weeks. Mary had the great honour of being asked to perform for Her Majesty Queen

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Elizabeth II at a special gala performance in Dublin to mark The Queen’s first official state visit. She was also delighted to have been invited to perform as special guest at Neil Diamond’s concert at the Aviva Stadium. Pink Martini. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €20-€40. Somewhere between a 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble, a Brazilian marching street band and Japanese film noir is the 12-piece Pink Martini. Part language lesson, part Hollywood musical, the Portland, Oregon-based ‘little orchestra’ was created in 1994 by Harvard graduate and classically trained pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale. Equally at home performing its romantic, multi-lingual repertoire on concert stages and in smoky bars, Pink Martini draws a wildly diverse crowd. This show will feature original Pink Martini vocalist China Forbes. Real Duo. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Kevin Barry Room. 20.30h. €15. Luciano Damiani (mandolin) & Michele Libraro (guitar). The Real Duo are the real deal direct from Italy with all the trimmings. Mandolin and guitar virtuosi Luciano & Michele make their Irish debut as part of the Guitar Festival of Ireland. Shuggie Otis. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €26.90. Shuggie Otis is an American singer-songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist. Thee Oh Sees. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €16.50. What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions Thee Oh Sees? Probably their riot-sparking live show, right? Visions of a guitar-chewing, melody-maiming John Dwyer careening across your cranium, rounded out by a wild-eyed wrecking crew that drives every last hook home like it’s a nail in the coffin of what you thought it meant to make 21st century rock ’n’ roll? Yeah, that sounds about right. But it misses a more important point—how impossible Thee Oh Sees have been to pin down since Dwyer launched it

Devin Townsend Project.


in the late ‘90s as a solo break from such sorely missed underground bands as Pink and Brown and Coachwhips.

Sunday 5 th Adam Ant + The Good ,The Mad & the Lovely. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Streer (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €30. Few musicians can call on the kind of life experiences Adam Ant has in reserve for his new album. Seventeen years in the making, Ant’s comeback LP tells the tale of a man who loved, lost everything, and learnt to live again. It’s autobiographical, of course, but don’t expect an album that wallows in the heartache of a career that threatened to free-fall out of control as Ant’s well-publicised illness took hold. This is Adam at his swaggering best - pouting, posturing and throwing punches at the world - from the lazy southern drawl of single ‘Cool Zombie’ to the 50s rock ‘n’ roll homage to rocker ‘Vince Taylor’. The Field + Shit Robot. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 23.30h. €22.50. Swedish techno genius The Field joins forces with DFA Records darling Shit Robot for an unmissable double headliner at The Button Factory. Prepare for a mind-blowing, dancefloor-pummelling night, as the two master DJs play back to back live shows from 11:30pm ‘til the small hours of the morning. Freddie Gibbs. THE TWISTED PEPPER. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 20h. €20.15. Freddie Gibbs, is an American rapper from Gary, Indiana. Active since 2003, he is also a member of the hip hop group, Str8 Slammin’ Click. We Are in The In Crowd + Never Shout Never. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19.30h. €18.50. Over 14’s Show - NO Alcohol Served In The Main Room. We Are The In Crowd know that they have a lot to prove with the release of their first full-length album, Best Intentions - and that’s exactly what they thrive on. The challenges of being on the road for months at a time, of making sacrifices for the sake of an album, of meeting the expectations of their fans and themselves - these are all hurdles this young band are ready to tackle head on.

Monday 6 th Bad Manners. THE VILLAGE. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €20. Bad Manners were formed in the mid 70’s and were originally a group of school pals from Woodberry Down Comprehensive, Stoke Newington, London. The band lineup has always been fluid & interchangeable with one exception – Buster Bloodvessel, the man of gargantuan proportions with a tongue that defies belief. By the late 70’s the band had built up a huge following, both in Great Britain & Overseas. Between 1980 & 83 Bad Manners spent 111 weeks in the pop charts & had 15 hit singles including Lip Up Fatty, Special Brew, Lorraine, Just a Feelin’, Ne Ne Na Na Na Na Nu Nu, Can Can & Walking In The

Sunshine to name but a few. Bad Manners have always been a nonstop party band & continue to hold that high accolade to this date The Specials. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €49.65€54.65. Coventry’s The Specials pioneered the new British ska sound of the late 1970s and early 1980s. These ska revivalists took their danceable rocksteady beats with the energy and attitude of the punk era of the late 1970s in which they began, and combined them with an informed political and social stance. It was this genius juxtaposition of feverish ska rhythms and downtrodden melancholic melodies and lyrics that told a story of a generation who had been deemed surplus to requirements by their government. They racked-up 7 consecutive UK Top Ten singles between 1979 and 1981 before they disbanded. Three decades on, when The Specials kicked off their sold out 30th Anniversary tour, nobody could have predicted just how incredible these live shows would be, and the phenomenal reaction of fans worldwide.

Why? WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2).19.30h. €18.50. Nipping at the ragged heels of their eagerly devoured Sod in the Seed EP, WHY? at last unleash their fifth long-player, a meticulous work of morbid fascination and offbeat romanticism dubbed Mumps, etc. Though there is a mysterious sickness (perhaps of the mind) that lurks about these thirteen songs, one might also imagine the title as describing the musically swole state of these three Midwestern men as they bring their sound into glisteningly buff focus. Yoni Wolf, brother Josiah and Doug McDiarmid are in the pocket, the unbreakable rock core at the center of a spinning ball of sonic kaleidoscopie.

Tuesday 7 th British Sea Power. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19.30h. €20. British Sea Power are a six-piece band variously originating from Cumbria, Yorkshire, Ealing and Shropshire and are currently based in East Sussex and on the Isle Of Skye. The band consists of Yan Scott Wilkinson, Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Martin Noble, Matthew Wood, Abi Fry and Phil Sumner. In 2013, ten years on from their debut album, British Sea Power are hitting their stride. New album Machineries Of Joy is a creative high, a superbly composed, multi-stylistic tour de force. Beautifully mechanised rhythms sits alongside wind-blasted Brontë-rock cinematics. Brain-bent garage thrash hurtles in. Gregory Porter. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €30.40. With a voice that can caress or confront, embrace or exhort, Grammy nominee, Gregory 25


Porter exhibits such an incredible degree of vocal mastery that no less a jazz luminary than Wynton Marsalis has gone on record to call him “a fantastic young singer,” which makes the fact that Water is his recording debut even more impressive. Hurray For The Riff Raff. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2).Upstairs. 20h. €10. Hurray For The Riff Raff began when Alynda Lee Segarra left her native Bronx, New York at the age of 17 and started hopping freight trains across the USA to satisfy a yearning to explore its mythical small towns and backwaters and live a life on the road and the rail track. When the roaming was done she settled in New Orleans, a magnet for the creatively dispossessed, and allowed music to properly take hold of her life. She quickly embraced the city’s own community of street musicians, who encouraged her to develop her voice by singing old Jazz songs. Pete Roe. UNITARIAN CHURCH, St. Stephens Green (Dublin 2). 20h. €10. Pete Roe will set off on a headline tour of the UK and Ireland in May to support the release of his debut album, ‘Our Beloved Bubble’. Pete is a highly respected musician, both by his peers in the London Folk scene (Laura Marling as a band member, Mumford & Sons, Ethan Johns) and US artists such as Ryan Adams. Whilst his guitar style owes much to British folk guitarists of the 1960’s such as Bert Jansch and John Martyn, his songwriting owes more to American songwriters such as Paul Simon, Neil Young and indeed Ryan Adams- whom he cites as an influence and now a fan.

The Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band + Ha Ha Tonka. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). The Loft. 19h. €8. Superb double bill featuring Indiana & Missouri’s finest exponents of Delta Blues, Southern Boogie & Americana. You might get sweaty at a show, you might see a washboard set on fire, but this band can play, and the lyrics mean something. Virtuoso musicianship, great songwriting, killer live show. three top ten Billboard blues records, toured 20+ countries and all from the Southern Indiana hills. The Specials. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €49.65€54.65. Coventry’s The Specials pioneered the new British ska sound of the late 1970s and early 1980s. These ska revivalists took their danceable rocksteady beats with the energy and attitude of the punk era of the late 1970s in which they began, and combined them with an informed political and social stance. It was this genius juxtaposition of feverish ska rhythms and downtrodden melancholic melodies and lyrics that told a story of a generation who had been deemed surplus to requirements by their government. They racked-up 7 consecutive UK Top Ten singles between 1979 and 1981 before they disbanded. Three decades on, when The Specials kicked off their sold out 30th Anniversary tour, nobody could have predicted just how incredible these live shows would be, and the phenomenal reaction of fans worldwide. Zoe Conway, Mairtin O’Connor & Donal Lunny. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €10-€15. This dream tour brings together the dazzling talents of three of the country’s finest musicians. The consummate button box player, Máirtín O’Connor was one of the driving forces behind the Riverdance phenomenon. Add to that his work with the bands De Dannan, Midnight Well and Skylark, his reputation as a composer and solo artist, and recording sessions with Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello and Mark Knopfler, and it’s easy to see why O’Connor is regarded in the folk firmament as something of a national treasure.

Wednesday 8 th Hiss Golden Messenger + William Tyler. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €11. Hiss Golden Messenger is Durham, North Carolina-based songwriter M.C. Taylor and multi-instrumentalist Scott Hirsch. The pair previously recorded as the Court and Spark but since 2009 the duo—in collaboration with longtime drummer Terry Lonergan, Nashville guitarist William Tyler, and members of Megafaun, the Black Twig Pickers, Pelt, D. Charles Speer & the Helix & Brightblack Morning Light—have released a string of universally acclaimed albums as Hiss Golden Messenger I Draw Slow. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20h. €15. Dublin roots band I Draw Slow have been drumming up enthusiastic reviews in Ireland since the release of their top 10 selling second album, Redhills. Irish national broadcaster RTE 26


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made Redhills album of the week and Redhills has been welcomed to the playlists of stations across the country. However, their impact abroad is redrawing the map for these Irish/ Americana songwriters. They have been described in the UK press as “American top league equivalents” destined “to blow the opposition away”, drawing favourable comparisons with Gillian Welsh and Alison Krauss. Moscow State Symphony Orchestra. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €30-€75. The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra (MSSO) was founded in 1943 by the Kremlin and is one of the five oldest concert orchestras in Russia. Leo Steinberg, the Peoples Artist of USSR and conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre, was MSSO’s first Chief Conductor, a post he held until his death in 1945. Owing to the collaboration with such figures the orchestra became one of most prominent national symphonic ensembles, but in the first place it was known by the performances of Russian and Soviet classical music, involving many premieres of Myaskovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Glier. Shovels and Rope. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €15. Shovels & Rope is a Charleston, South Carolina-based duo consisting of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. They perform as an energetic two-piece band, stirring up a righteous racket with two old guitars, a handful of harmonicas, the occasional keyboard, and a junkyard drum kit harvested from an actual garbage heap and adorned with tambourines, flowers and kitchen rags. The songs are the deadliest arrows in this bands quiver. Raw and imagined, effortless and insightful, the pair’s panoramic songwriting and raucous performances drive Shovels & Rope’s newest release O’ Be Joyful. Trapped Under Ice. THE PINT. Eden Quay (Dublin 1). 19h. €16. Over 14’s event. Hailing from the port city of Baltimore, Maryland comes the war-mammoth known as Trapped Under Ice, who proudly inherit and build upon the mantle of their predecessors Next Step Up and Gut Instinct. Compound this with the sonic territories explored by New York bands such as Crown Of Thornz and

Breakdown, and the intent of the outfit becomes obvious—total aural brutality.

Thursday 9 th Chris Dave & The Drumhedz. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €20. Chris Dave has been around the world and back playing for and recording with some of music’s most established and iconic artists including: Adele, Maxwell, D’Angelo, Beyoncé, etc. Born in Houston, Texas, drummer Chris Dave, also known as Chris “Daddy” Dave, is one of the most revered and in demand musicians of his generation. His eccentric approach to the drum set and his ability to adapt to any musical setting, whether jazz, hip-hop or R&B, has put him in a category of his own. Cormac Kenevey 4tet. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €8. With his two newly-begotten descendants literally up and running, Cormac Kenevey is reforming his 4-tet after an 18-month sabbatical. There’s a new pianist, new material, and the same old vibrant approach that makes for a cerebral and coronary set of straight-ahead vocal jazz. Cormac has been critically acclaimed for recordings and live tours, and wants to do it all over again, starting here in the home for live jazz in Dublin. Eric Clapton. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €55-€81. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. Celebrating his 50th year as a professional musician, Eric Clapton has announced he will be adding Dublin & Belfast dates to the limited number of 2013 concerts already confirmed. These concerts will mark his return to the stage after spending 2012 in the studio working on a new album to be released in early 2013. Clapton has assembled an impressive band for the 2013 dates which will consist of long-time touring partners. John Murry. THE WORKMANS CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €15. Hailing from Tupelo, Mississippi John Murry’s solo debut album ‘The Graceless Age’ is imbued with the ghosts of the Southern states and the personal demons that have haunted him throughout his life. He has described himself as more absorbed in the world of literature than in the 27


day-to-day concerns of the modern world, and for good reason: he’s second cousin to William Faulkner and has spent much time with his second cousin’s work. Low Mountain. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). 20h. €10. Low Mountain are a three-piece folk/alt-country band from west Cork. They are touring their second album DNA. Mary Gauthier. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20h. €24.90. In conversation and in public, Mary Gauthier comes off as a practical, no-nonsense woman. Stoic, even. Which wouldn’t seem unusual, except for the fact that her songs carry so much emotional punch, they can leave you staggering. She has a way of burrowing into that hole so many of us carry inside our souls, and emerging with universal truths that show we aren’t so alone after all. Mooney’s Eurovision Melodies. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €15-€39.50. In advance of the 58th Eurovision Song Contest (14th – 18th May, Malmö, Sweden), indulge your Eurovision fever with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and RTÉ Radio 1’s Derek Mooney. A nostalgic celebration of the heady days of Ireland’s past success in Eurovision and in anticipation of future glory! The programme will include, What’s Another Year?, In Your Eyes, Volare, Rock’n’Roll Kids and there may be a few surprises! RDGLDGRN. ACADEMY 2. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €12. Over 14s Show - No Alcohol Served. Comprised of three members who identify as Red, Gold, and Green,RDGLDGRN began making music in their basement studio, drawing from a vast and almost ironically diverse pool of influences like Chuck Brown, Vampire Weekend, Outkast, The Neptunes, and Bad Brains. What many might consider a wildly ambitious, even impossible task to pull off, RDGLDGRN managedto effortlessly combine genres of music to create something new, something all their own, and something that has the music industry buzzing with excitement. The band gained widespread recognition when they self-released a song called “I Love

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Lamp” on YouTube- a way for friends and local fans to listen to their music. Shauna Mackin. THE VILLAGE. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2).20h. €11. Meet Shauna Mackin. A 23 year old singer/songwriter who released her debut EP ‘Little Blue’ in April of 2012. Hailing from Dublin, Shauna’s voice was molded by a family rich with musical talents and in 2009, her ambition saw her leave Dublin to pursue a music degree in Salford, Manchester. Now returning to Ireland this May to make her Dublin debut, and with her latest single ‘Rita’ picked out for acclaim by 6 Music’s Tom Robinson as well as a support slot with Damien dempsey under her belt, summer 2013 is set to be a special one for Shauna and one that she’d love to share with you all.

Friday 10 th The Ambertones. THE VILLAGE. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €10. In January 2011, Lead Singer John and guitarist Hughie recorded an experimental EP at Driftwood Studios with the help of Dave Sadlier (Bass) and Paul Donnelly (drums). In March 2011, their self titled EP was released on I tunes which led to a sell-out in Dublin’s Crawdaddy venue. With a nice write up in Hotpress and another sell out show at the Academy 2 backed by MCD last July, the band finished 2011 writing and planning their first major release. Funded by weekly gigging around Dublin, The Ambertones decided on the prestigious Grouse Lodge which has seen the likes of Michael Jackson, Will I am and Snow Patrol. Colm “Stride” O’Brien. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). John Field Room. 13h. €15. Colm “Stride” O’Brien plays the works of Ragtime & Stride Piano Legends Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, and Fats Waller. Colm is Ireland’s leading exponent of Ragtime Piano and has performed regularly in the UK and USA including the prestigious Scott Joplin Festival in Missouri. Tributes to Hoagy Carmichael and “The Ballroom of Romance” will be highlights of this Lunchtime event. Fang Island + No Spill Blood. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street

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(Dublin 1). The Loft. 20h. €14. We are delighted to announce that Fang Island will be heading back over to Europe in April. Joining them as support on all shows will be Sargent House label mates No Spill Blood – with Lar Kaye of Adebisi Shank & NSB pulling double duty on this tour and playing bass in Fang Island on all the shows. This will be Fang Island’s first appearance in Ireland since Electric Picnic 2010, the band were picked among favorites of the festival. Fossil Collective. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 19.30h. €13. Fossil Collective, a two-piece from Leeds, consists of multi instrumentalists David Fendick and Jonny Hooker. Their first recordings saw them taking inspiration from classic albums by Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Simon and Garfunkel and suggested comparisons with more contemporary artists such as Fleet Foxes, Midlake and Bon Iver. But in truth their exquisitely structured songs and glorious, rich harmonies owe as much, if not more, to a solid English song tradition, and their material holds that distinct English quality that many North American artists hanker after.

Lucy Rose. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €15. With her star firmly in the ascendant, Warwickshire songstress Lucy Rose is making her own destiny and shaping her future like no other new artist. A mixture of true grit, sheer dedication and an unshakeable sense of self has all led Lucy to the kind of status that most new artists dream of but can only achieve through record company support. Monsters of Rock Tribute. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1).19.30h. €17.50. 3 of Ireland’s most electrifying tribute bands join forces for one night only to bring you the music of Thin Lizzy, AC/ DC and Motorhead. Warriors are a 5-piece Thin Lizzy tribute featuring the Butler brothers Kevin and Darragh Butler from The Group. The band feature 3 lead guitar players, playing classic Lizzy tunes from their entire catalogue and from the ‘Live and Dangerous’ album. AV/ DV are a 5-piece AC/DC tribute doing songs from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson era. Their stage show is an energy-fuelled rock n’ roll train that will hit you full on and keep on going.

Motorheader’s are a 3-piece Motorhead tribute that play songs from both the Fast Eddie/Philty Animal and the Phil campbell/Mikkey Dee era. The New Triangle. PROJECT ARTS CENTRE. 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €15. The New Triangle is a brand new musical ensemble comprising dynamic Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu, composer and Aosdána member Roger Doyle and acclaimed singer/cellist Vyvienne Long. Following a very successful residency in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, where their performances were rapturously received, The New Triangle embarks on its very first nationwide tour. This unique ensemble combines classical, African, electro acoustic and folk traditions to thrilling effect, demonstrating the rich collaborative potential of three very distinctive voices on the Irish music scene. Phil Coulter. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €35. Phil Coulter (born 19 February 1942) is an Northern Irish musician, songwriter and record producer. He was awarded the Gold Badge from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors in October 2009. Coulter has amassed 23 platinum discs, 39 gold discs, 52 silver discs, two Grand Prix Eurovision awards; five Ivor Novello Awards, which includes Songwriter of the Year; three American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awards; a Grammy Nomination; a Meteor Award, a National Entertainment Award and a Rose d’or d’Antibes. He is one of the biggest record sellers in his native land. RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €10-€35. Three of Ireland’s fines pianists come together for a night of phenomenal music making as Dearbhla Collins and Hugh Tinney join Associate Artist Finghin Collins for the bracing conclusion to his Mozart piano concerto cycle. The Concerto in F for Three Pianos is an affectionate portrait of the composer’s patron and her two daughters, complete with a delightfully witty surprise ending. The early, buoyant Fifth Concerto (composed by a 17-year-old Mozart), and the very last – the introspective, valedictory 27th – reveal beauty cast in both sunshine and shadow. Tieranniesaur. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €12.50. Tieranniesaur is a genre straddling troupe that’s part old-school Euro Disco, part Afro-Pop and part Riot Grrl vitriol, an infectious mix of sincerity and Hip-Pop swagger. There music has been used on TV shows such as RAW, and singles have received regular radio play.

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Saturday 11 st Beyonce. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 20h. €74-€94. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour promises to be the entertainer’s most ambitious undertaking to date. It is expected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows. Slated to run for almost one year, the second wave of the tour is planned for Latin America, Australia and Asia. Bronagh Gallagher. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €12. Singer and actress Bronagh Gallagher has just announced details of an exclusive headline performance at Whelan’s. Bronagh is a deeply soulful artist with a unique gift for singing and storytelling, and has created a fascinating new world of songs and stories through her own personal experiences. With her highly anticipated second album out May 25th, the listener is drawn into a world of characters and stories through her songs. They are taken on a journey from Ireland to Dorset England, Paris to Berlin and then onto California, as they slowly become submerged into magical nights, unfolding wonderful stories in the ‘City of Angels’, before finally leading them into the darkness of ganglands.

Conflict. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 16h. €20. Formed in 1981 by Colin Jerwood, Their first release was the EP “The House That Man Built” in June 1982. Always outspoken regarding issues such as anarchism, animal rights & the anti-war movement, the establishment’s increasing intolerance of punk rock and the protest movement in Thatcher era Britain led to a number of their concerts to be broken up by the police. The Dudley Corporation. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €10. Everyone Does Everything Wrong is the fourth album by The Dudley Corporation. The Corpo are known for their stop-start rock tunes interspersed with slow, ruminative songs, but this album marks something of a departure. It’s a 13-track rock blowout, sprawling with crunchy guitars, multi-track vocals, and double bass drum pummelling, all delivered in neat 3-minute packages. Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls. 30

THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €15. 2012 proved to be a very exciting year for Frank Turner, two major highlights including a once in a lifetime performance at the Olympic Opening Ceremony and headlining at London’s Wembley Arena for the largest headline show of his career. Turner also released ‘Frank Turner: Live At Wembley’ DVD in September 2012, a DVD that features Frank’s triumphant headline show at Wembley Arena in full as well as a bonus disc. From the Jam + Simon Townsend. THE VILLAGE. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €25.90. Bruce Foxton is a part of the English Rock and Roll establishment. A musician who is most commonly recognised as bass player in legendary bands The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers. In The Jam, he and drummer Rick Buckler were the driving force, power and rhythm section behind singer, guitarist, and songwriter Paul Weller. Bruces versatility is evident, taking lead vocals on “David Watts” (The Kinks) and “News Of The World”, which was one from his catalogue of own compositions. Foxtons most notable work being “Smithers-Jones”, done with bass/guitar/drums for the B-side of “When You’re Young” and later reworked with strings for the Setting Sons LP. ‘German Requiem’ - Brahms. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €20-€35. Brahms and Britten, both outsiders and neither conventionally religious, have nevertheless set these religious texts to music that is infused with deep spirituality and intensity. Featuring the combined forces of the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union and Tallaght Choral Society in association with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra under acclaimed choral conductor Mark Armstrong, this performance is one not to be missed! Little Green Cars. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Streer (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €17. Few of us make much out of the endless weekend hours we spend together when we’re young. Draping ourselves throughout our friends’ houses and airing out the angst and dreams and heartbreaks that will shape us before they fade away with time, we may make mix-tapes, or weave friendship bracelets, or simply craft inside jokes and rosy memories to cherish in years down the line. But for Dublin folk rock quintet Little Green Cars, those Sunday afternoons may have built the most important adventure they’ll ever take. The Peripheral Visionaries. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €12.50. Imagine a single intimate concert where you could hear “Safe Place To Hide”, “You Broke The Magic”, “Arclight” and “Feel Everything And Love Yourself” performed by the original artists but in a unique new musical setting. This May, Joe Chester, Julie Feeney, Nick Kelly and Sean Millar embark on a unusual collaborative experiment when they come together to play a series of Irish shows under the title The Peripheral Visionaries. Each


of the four will perform some of their most famous songs, backed vocally and instrumentally by the other three. Three Gentlemen and a Lady. BEWLEY’S CAFE THEATRE. 2nd Floor, Bewley’s Building, 78-79 Grafton St. (Dublin 2) 20h. €5. ‘Three Gentlemen and a Lady’, an intimate evening of acoustic music from four of Dublin’s most exciting up and coming young artists: Stu Daly, Conor Linnie, Garret Moore & Liza Flume. Though each is distinct in style, all four musicians are joined by the beautiful honesty and intricacies of their songwriting. Join them as they perform songs from their acclaimed recent album & EP releases.

Sunday 12 nd Beyonce. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 20h. €74-€94. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour promises to be the entertainer’s most ambitious undertaking to date. It is expected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows. Slated to run for almost one year, the second wave of the tour is planned for Latin America, Australia and Asia. Caroline Harrison. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €7. “A voice of gold” is how Swansea’s Evening Post defines Singer-Songwriter Caroline Harrison. Originally born in Kent, it may have been a very different musical story for Caroline but a family move to rural Wales in 1997 went on to help shape what looks to be a very promising career in music. Grabriel o Pensador. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 18h. €20-€30. Coming from a unique background among Brazilian rappers, Gabriel, the son of a well known journalist in Brazil, hit fame in 1992 with the song “Tô Feliz (Matei o Presidente)” (“I’m happy, I’ve killed the president”) the debut single from his first and eponymous album. This song was written in protest of President Fernando Collor de Mello and his corrupt administration. His following albums were commercially successful, with a careful blend of socially relevant tracks mixed with airwave-minded pop anthems. His third album,

Quebra-Cabeça, was released in 1997 and sold over one million copies. History-minded, Gabriel was highly influenced by other Brazilian music, including bossa nova, samba and MPB, as well as using hip hop’s traditional methods of sampling jazz, funk and disco Jack Jones. The Farewell Concert. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €30-€60. Jack Jones is the double Grammy-winning easy listening giant nominated by Frank Sinatra as “one of the major singers of our time.” With his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Jack Jones’ impressive CV includes film and television roles, an internationally syndicated TV variety show, guest performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Centre and the White House. Lucinda Williams. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Streer (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €44.05. Lucinda Williams grew up listening to blues, country and folk music. She learned to play guitar and started writing songs in her teens. In 1979, Williams released her first album, Ramblin’ on My Mind and has since released 11 albums in total. In 1988, Williams began to attract notice for her distinctive style, earning critical praise for her self-titled album. Her reputation as a singer-songwriter grew when she released Sweet Old World in 1992. Williams also penned “Passionate Kisses,” which became a huge hit for Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1993. The song brought Williams her first Grammy Award (for Best Country Song) that same year.

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Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell. BOARD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE. Grand Canal Square, Docklands (Dublin 2). 20h. €55. Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing.

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as one of Irelands leading performing and recording artists is not hindered by his stunning new release. His first release of new material since ‘Eleven Songs’ (2009) carries on the high standard to which Bloom fans worldwide are accustomed. Bloom is at the top of his game with‘This New Morning’. He has a catalog of quality recordings that would make any budding songwriter aspire to. The combination of his melodic thought provoking material, along with his incredible skill in reading and connecting with his audience on classics such as ‘The City of Chicago’ and ‘You couldn’t have come a better time…’ makes this praise worthy.

 The National Concert Hall Rising Star Recital 2013. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €15. The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce cellist Brian O’Kane is as its ‘Rising Star 2013’. Brian O’Kane is quickly establishing himself as one of the finest Irish musicians of his generation and is in increasing demand as both a soloist and chamber musician. An award winning graduate of both the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During his studies, Brian was extremely grateful for the generous support of the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and the Worshipful Company of Musicians. And So I Watch You From Afar. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €14.50. Since the release of their Choice Music Prize nominated sophomore album Gangs, ASIWYFA have continued touring with the blistering ferocity for which they’ve become known around the world. Now, the band return to Dublin to mark the launch of their boldest statement yet. An album that is bursting with positive vigor and glorious harmonies, All Hail Bright Futures exhibits the new and triumphant sounds of a magnetizing band at their best.

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blistering ferocity for which they’ve become known around the world. Now, the band return to Dublin to mark the launch of their boldest statement yet. An album that is bursting with positive vigor and glorious harmonies, All Hail Bright Futures exhibits the new and triumphant sounds of a magnetizing band at their best. Loudon Wainwright III. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €25.50€37.50. His recording career spans a total of 23 albums, including 2009’s Grammy-winning “High Wide & Handsome”, a musical tribute to Charlie Poole (1893-1931), the legendary yet obscure NC singer and banjo player. (Awarded ‘Album of the Year’ status by Entertainment Weekly editor and NPR contributor Ken Tucker). Wainwright has collaborated with songwriter /producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie “Knocked Up”, written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel “Lucky You”, and composed topical songs for NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” and ABC’s “Nightline”. Loudon Wainwright songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. Max Greenwood. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €TBC. Max returns to Whelans with a set of soulful and melodic orginal songs which draw on a fresh mix of 80s synths, moody film-noir and the classic trademark piano. Originally from the UK, Max has now settled in Dublin. In 2008 he released his debut album ‘In The Blood’ to widespread critical acclaim, and material from this has been used in film and tv series.

Thursday 16 th And So I Watch You From Afar. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2).20h. €14.50. Since the release of their Choice Music Prize nominated sophomore album Gangs, ASIWYFA have continued touring with the blistering ferocity for which they’ve become known around the world. Now, the band return to Dublin to mark the launch of their boldest statement yet. An album that is bursting with positive vigor and glorious harmonies, All Hail Bright Futures exhibits the new and triumphant sounds of a magnetizing band at their best.


The Big Reunion + 5ive + Atomic Kitten + B*Witched,Honeyz, 911 + Liberty X. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 20h. €41.55 - €48.65. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. Due to the extraordinary response to ITV2’s hit show ‘The Big Reunion’ and the incredible reaction to the performances at their sold out show at Hammersmith Apollo, all six acts from the show are hitting the road this May to wow audiences in arenas all over the UK & Ireland. The Big Reunion saw six chart-topping groups reunite a decade after they ruled pop, following their every step as their worlds turned upside down after years away from the spotlight and the groups reunited for the first time since they split. The Broadway Sound. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €17.50-€30.50. Having shaken the Royal Albert Hall’s rafters at the 2012 BBC Proms, star conductor John Wilson now takes The Broadway Sound to Dublin. With Wilson’s baton pointing at the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and with a hand-picked cast of leading star vocalists for Dublin, he’ll be paying tribute to composers and arrangers responsible for that delectable Broadway Sound - among them Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers and Frank Loesser. Jezus Maria Peszek + OCHO. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Maria Peszek released her debut album “Miastomania” in 2005 in collaboration with Wojtek Waglewski that was accompanied by a theater performance in Warsaw’s Cane Factory (Fabryka Trzciny). This album was highly influential in the Polish music scene inspiring and captivating artists and fans nationwide. Maria’s impact on the music industry continued with “Maria Awaria” released in September 2009. This album proved to be one of the biggest events on the Polish music scene in recent years. Hundreds of shows followed throughout Poland, and invitations to perform at major international music festivals including Heineken Open’er, Sopot, Jarocin and OFF Festival. Paddy Sherlock with the Hugh Buckley Quartet. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €8. Paddy Sherlock (trombone and vocals) will come to Dublin to perform with Hugh Buckley (guitar), Phil Ware (piano), Neil O’Loghlen (double bass) and Dominic Mullan (drums). Suffocation + Cephalic Carnage. THE PINT. Eden Quay (Dublin 1). 17.30h. €25. Few bands can be credited with creating a legacy, however, legendary New York based extreme metal outfit SUFFOCATION have done just that. For 20 years now SUFFOCATION have been creating music that has become the very standard by which we judge all things extreme. Their fusion of technicality, groove and sheer unrelenting brutality has been imitated but never quite duplicated. Milestone records such as Effigy of the Forgotten, Pierced from Within, and Despise the Sun have influenced a wealth of today’s best musical talents.

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Suuns. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). 20h. €16. Whether ‘Images Du Futur’ is fueled by the long hours on the road or the pulse of Montreal’s social uprisings, it still boasts the typical Suuns-wrought iron, expanding even further on the deep-house-Detroit textures, electronic plunges and layered guitar squalls. The upbeat drums and chants of “Sunspot” are initially reminiscent of earlier call-to-arms anthems, but then venture into spare repetition and temporary collisions of pedals and fuzz.

Friday 17 th Bressie. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19.30h. €25. Already a well respected and talented musician from his time fronting The Blizzards, Bressie’s debut solo album ‘Colourblind Stereo’, reached #1 in the iTunes Album chart. Bressie’s second solo studio album “Rage and Romance” will be released later this month. Bressie was the winning coach of voice of Ireland 2012. This is a title he’s hoping to retain in 2013 with the second series of the voice of Ireland already in full swing, Bressie has expertly filled this role with charisma and professionalism and it, in turn, has firmly planted him in the heart of the Irish public as a true gentleman of the Irish music industry. Lucy Spraggan. ACADEMY 2. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19.30h. €13. Over 14’s Show - No Alcohol Served. Lucy Spraggan is an English musician who describes her music as ‘A-Flop’, a mixture of acoustic, folk and hip-hop. In July 2011, she was announced as the runner up of the Urban, Pop & Acoustic category of Live and Unsigned . She independently released her album Top Room At The Zoo with associated music videos released on YouTube. She auditioned for The X Factor in 2012, performing her own composition, “Last Night”. On 3 November 2012, it was announced she would be quitting her run on The X Factor due to illness, so she subsequently finished in ninth place, and second in her category. 33


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Meat Loaf. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €58.70 - €79.50. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. Meat Loaf is one of the world’s most successful recording artists and one of its greatest performers ever. He will be returning to Ireland this May to bid a Final Goodbye to his fans with his “Last At Bat” tour! RTE NSO Wagner, Bruch, Brahms. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €10-€35. Bruch’s first violin concerto is seldom absent from ‘top 10’ lists for good reason. It’s a sublime concoction of sweet, soaring violin melodies and red-blooded orchestral writing – a perfect combination for the young Italian virtuoso Edoardo Zosi and Principal Conductor Alan Buribayev in his third season with the RTE NSO. From its storm-tossed beginning and stately themes to its soaring conclusion, the Overture to Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman provides romantic drama in abundance, while the Third Symphony by Brahms is a bold and brilliant work of pulsing and powerful emotions. Saint John The Gambler. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20h. €5. Saint John the Gambler is an exciting original Gypsy Swing band with a dance-inducing spirit. This Dublin-based band have melded sounds from by-gone eras and distant lands with modern songwriting taking in influences from Old-Time Jazz, Klezmer, Latin and Vaudeville to create a bluesy gypsy piracy. With high energy live shows SJG have gained a reputation for being one of the most exciting and unique bands in Ireland. Senakah. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €10. Senakah will be releasing their new album ‘Human Relations’ Yvonne Conaty, drummer Daragh O’Loughlin and guitarist Brendan O’Gorman. Their music blends guitar laden melodic pop with modern rock. In 2008 the band released their debut album‘Sweeter Than Bourbon’, which garnered an impressive

amount of mutual nods of approval from the music industry in both Ireland and Europe. Including two Top 30 chart single releases (Smile & Clarity). Serenade for Flute and Guitar. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). John Field Room. 13h. €15. This concert features some of the most beautiful, vibrant and passionately expressive works for flute and guitar.

Saturday 18 th Feel. THE VILLAGE. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 19h. €30. Feel is a Polish band which was formed in Katowice (Upper Silesia) in 2005. Originally called ‘Q2’, the band later adopted ‘Kupicha Band’ as its name and then finally ‘Feel’. The group released its debut album ‘Feel’ on November 26, 2007. Up to now their biggest success is winning the Bursztynowy Słowik (main award) as well as the People’s Choice award at the 2007 Sopot International Song Festival with pop stars like Emmanuel Moire,Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Monrose, The Cloud Room, Thierry Amiel and September also in contention. The group enjoys great popularity in Poland, with both singles released so far achieving tremendous success, to the bewilderment of many independent music critics. Gavin James. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19.30h. €13. 21 year old Dublin singer songwriter Gavin James began to play guitar aged eight. After leaving secondary school, James gigged around Dublin’s Temple Bar and quickly began getting himself heard, an audience was growing. While working on his live technique, his confidence was growing also, ultimately leading him to write his own tracks. Gloria - The Splendour of Choir and Brass. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €20-€30. Polychoral Antiphony - Multiple choirs singing glorious music across big spaces to one another. A large brass ensemble, lots of percussion, 3 Glorias ancient

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and modern, and a Jazz Mass with jazz trio accompaniment. Unforgettable! Krystal Klear. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 23h. €10 on door. €7 advance. Krystal Klear has been a shining light for Irish electronic music over the last few years and returns to Hidden Agenda for a headline show.. He has been making waves across Europe (emanating from the city of Manchester) and his productions are amassing a highly credible & extended list of supporters. Citing Boogie, Funk and Hip-Hop as his influences, Krystal Klear is an example of a producer succeeding through a modern blend of both new and old school styles and genres. The Lost Brothers. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €12. Since forming in Liverpool in 2007, The Lost Brothers have brewed up a steady catalog of well crafted, melodic songs that hark back to a time when life was simpler. The duo both grew up surrounded by music and continue to take their life-long knowledge of song-craft, and their native Irish roots, and infuse a spirit of whatever music they happen be absorbing at the time. The result is nothing less then a sound totally their own. Purling Hiss. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2).Upstairs.20h. €12.50. It takes balls to let Purling Hiss get in your face- their records are a half-corroded, screaming roar of high-end guitars crushed together, obliterating vocals and drums with their singular assault. Well, if you’ve got balls, get ready to swing ‘em! With Water On Mars, Purling Hiss have broken out of the basement, run through the bedroom and are now loose, out in the streets, blasting one of the great guitar albums in the past couple minutes. Yes, Water On Mars, from the swirling sound of Purling Hiss. Rebekka Karijord. THE WORKMANS CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €16. The story that leads to Rebekka Karijord’s stunning new album, we become ourselves, actually starts many, many years ago. That it begins with her parents is not especially unusual, but few musical journeys commence in such a poignant fashion. Shocking events of her live inevitably scar the lives of young children, it goes without saying, and often provide inspiration later in life for the kind of soul-searching that inspires creativity. Rooftop Anthem. ACADEMY 2. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19.30h. €11. A high energy, entertaining outfit with huge indie rock sound, Rooftop Anthem are a five-piece outfit based in Dublin. With an eclectic mix of sing-along indie anthems that strike an almost instant connection with the listener and performances that capture the audiences attention from start to finish, Rooftop Anthem stand out as a unique act with a unique sound. Steve Hackett. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Streer (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €44.05. Steve’s tour will be a special production and something of a departure from his recent live shows. It will mark the first time any original former member of Genesis has toured the band’s repertoire

solely from the 1971 – 1977 period and will comprise songs co-written by Steve from that period, including such classics asSupper’s Ready, Dancing with the Moonlit Knight and The Musical Box. The line-up will feature the addition of Nad Sylvan as principal vocalist on several songs. Sweet Jane. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). The Loft. 20h. €8. Sweet Jane are described as an energetic roller coaster of sleazy guitars, achingly sexy vocals, split between Lydia & Danda & topped off with their trade mark ‘dream-pop rock ‘n roll’. Ulrich Schnauss. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €15. At once uplifting and otherworldly, the music of Ulrich Schnauss combines multilayered synthesizers with beats and ethereal vocals, serving as an aural escape route from the trappings of reality. As Schnauss explains, ‘I’ve always used making and listening to music as a way to escape – putting on headphones is a great way to leave reality behind for a while, reminding yourself why it still makes sense to carry on.’

Sunday 19 th Mac Demarco. THE WORKMANS CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €12. When the then 21-year old Mac DeMarco released his debut Rock and Roll Night Club 12″ just a short while ago in the Spring of 2012, it was accompanied by a barrage of bizarrely funny promo videos, wildly unhinged live performances and a not-so-subtle disparate range of promo photos. The glam facade was purely that, an image that was manufactured for fun to confuse the stiff and compartmentalizing world of indie music journalists. But it wasn’t all a jest, as that EP covered a whole range of music styles that were latent in the ex-Makeout Videotape frontman’s already impressive slough of cassette-only releases. The Kennedy’s. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20h. €15. Over the last two decades, The Kennedys have released a string of albums to critical acclaim in the US, that have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. 37


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19th the first worldwide single “Guantanamera (Guajira)” will be simultaneously on radio and available across all digital stores. New album “La Sesión Cubana”, recorded in Havana and featuring collaborations from some of Cuba’s most important musicians, will be released worldwide.

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FREE Rackhouse Pilfer. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Front Bar. 19.30h. Rackhouse Pilfer are a six-piece bluegrass, folk, alt-country and Americana Band based in Sligo, on the northwest coast of Ireland. Formed through lifelong musical friendships and bands ranging from folk and blues, to American country, traditional Irish music and even heavy metal. These early influences have brought the band to a radically distinctive sound and high octane performance on stage. Along with original songs, the band performs bluegrass & folk songs, old-time country songs & reinterpretations of their favourite artists/music. RIAM Performing Groups Annual Gala Concert. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 18h. €10. Join over 300 musicians from the Royal Irish Academy of Music as they perform a wide variety of music from the classical, jazz, film, rock and pop worlds on stage of the National Concert Hall. A spectacular showcase of young talent from tiny tots to the more seasoned musicians of the RIAM Chamber Orchestra.

Monday 20 th Pierce the Veil. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 17h. €16.50. After a hugely successful year conquering Warped Tour plus a sold out headline tour of the UK and seeing the release of Collide With The Sky, Pierce the Veil are delighted to announce they will be returning to UK shores in May 2013. Support comes from Atlanta’s Woe Is Me who have just released their new album Genesi[s] showcasing their new line-up. Pierce The Veils video for, ‘King For A Day’ featuring Kellin Sleeping With Sirens currently has over 10 million views on YouTube. Zucchero. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €42-€44. The Grammy award nominee has sold over 40 million records across the world during his 40 year career including a number 1 hit in Ireland with Senza Una Donna. On Friday, October 38

Kurt Elling. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). 20h. €20€45. Main Auditorium. 2010 ‘Best Jazz Vocal Album’ Grammy winner. Eight times named ‘Male Singer of the Year’ by the Jazz Journalists Association. Thirteen times winner of the Down Beat Critics poll. Kurt Elling’s latest album 1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project displays the signature innovation, unexpected rhythms and jazz sensibility that place him alongside history’s jazz greats. Don’t miss this rare chance to see the most innovative jazz improviser, re-inventor, baritone, scat singer and poet of our time beneath the backdrop of a powerful orchestra.

Wednesday 22 nd AJA. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 17h. €12. ‘Aja’ is a tribute band playing the music of Steely Dan. Their repertoire includes the entire classic album Aja, hence their name. Alicia Keys. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 22h. €54.65 - €86. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. Fourteen-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and producer Alicia Keys will hit Irish shores next May when she showcases her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Girl on Fire. Since the 2001 release of her monumental debut album, songs in A minor, Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments with more than 30 million albums and 30 million singles sold worldwide, and over one hundred award wins, including fourteen Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards and three MTV Europe Awards. European Masterworks. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €20. As Ireland enters its Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2013, the occasion provides an opportunity to celebrate the magnificent body of chamber music that has emerged from all across the Union. While many famous pillars of this repertoire are associated with France, Germany and Austria, in fact this rich pool of music, in all its diversity, has had many other sources too, in the Mediterranean, Slavic and Nordic countries, not to mention the two islands on the North-West tip! This series straddles these diverse regions in a survey of some of the great chamber music from the past five centuries and our own. Whileaways. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €10. The Whileaways sees three distinct voices combine to weave a beguiling tapestry of harmonies and beautifully crafted original songs. Their sound is true,


their delivery undeniably engaging. These three singers could all front their own projects, and indeed have. With six previous albums to their collective credit, this is their debut as one.

Thursday 23 rd Jeff Buckley Tribute Night. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). Loft. 20h. €TBC. Jeff Buckley had emerged in New York City’s avant-garde club scene in the 1990’s as one of the most remarkable musical artists of his generation, acclaimed by audiences, critics, and fellow musicians alike. Laura Elizabeth Hughes. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20h. €TBC. Through uploading her home recorded cover versions from her bedroom in Dublin, Laura Elizabeth Hughes has gathered huge online interest from music fans around the world. In one single 24 hr period 1/4 million people viewed her videos and over 6,000 people have subscribed to her YouTube channel. No means no. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €16. Existential punk rock party legends No Means No return to Dublin for a gig in Whelans. Starting as a half piece band NMN quickly blossomed into two, two halves that is, equaling one band. Go on, do the math. They are one band, banded and then released into the wild. Rock and Roll baby, yeehaw! On a journey spanning the decades, NoMeans No has thoroughly and consistently been on the edge of something akin to a tall mountain made up of, primarily, rock. Oh you might find them resting in the groves in the shadow of a fallen giant, punky in it’s decay, rustling up some huevos con fusion, amigos, but with the release of their tenth full length cd, they surely know the value of a hearty breakfast. Familiar with dips…. bends, peaks and valleys in the road, NoMeans No looks forward to going back. 23 years, you say and still more to come. Stella Bass. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €20. Stella Bass is a classically-trained singer and pianist, whose versatile repertoire crosses over classical, jazz and popular music. She has performed in theatres and

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venues all over Ireland, as well as in the UK, France, Austria, Greece and the Middle East, and has TV/radio credits including The Late Late Show, Ireland AM, Open House, Let Me Entertain You, The Pat Kenny Radio Show and Theatre Nights. A graduate of University College Dublin, she has also completed both her music diploma and singing exams in the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Friday 24 th Dermot Lambert. THE VILLAGE. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €12. Dermot Lambert played in bands for years in the eighties, they were all fabulous of course, but went undiscovered due to the poor A&R skills in that decade. Then in the nineties, he and his mates and his brother started Blink. Blink was the best band in the world, and got really famous, Bob Geldof and Bjork loved Blink. When Blink released their second album in America, Billboard Magazine made it Album Of The Month – now that’s just cool! Dragged Into Sunlight. THE PINT. Eden Quay (Dublin 1). 19h. €15. Dragged Into Sunlight is an extreme metal band from the United Kingdom founded in 2006. The music is influenced by the Doom Metal, Sludge Metal, Black Metal and Death Metal genres. The band consists of four balaclava-wearing individuals who haven’t disclosed their identity, and live they play with their backs to the audience. Their debut album, Hatred For Mankind, was produced by the acclaimed Billy Anderson. Harmony@Large@Lunchtime. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). John Field Room. 13h. €12. Following three previous sell-out concerts in the John Field Room, The Musical Suspects return to the National Concert Hall to perform an exciting programme of choral favourites for lunch-time listeners. With Musical director Niamh Mc Donough, The Musical Suspects promise a delightful summer interlude. Moscow Metro. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). Hailing from the streets of Limerick City and San

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Francisco, Moscow Metro have been described as, “haunting, yet uplifting.” Their name was chosen in the wake of the Moscow City suicide bombings and the destruction of Moscow’s spectacular underground. Moscow Metro draw influence from their social environment and its effect on their lives and the city around them. Their distinct “wall of sound” approach melds sincerity and agression in a dense melancholic core. Paddy Casey. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €15. Paddy Casey has been the forefront of the the Irish music scene since his debut album Amen (So Be It) in 1999, while his second release Living became the biggest seller in Ireland out-selling U2. In more recent times Paddy has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with that very band on their Vertigo Tour, he has had a week long sold out residencies in Dublin’s prestigious Olympia Theatre and RDS. He has even been invited onto and performed on the Hit American CBS Chat Show ” The Late Show” with David Letterman. The Riptide Movement. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19h. €16.85-€19.50. The Riptide Movement are renowned for their phenomenal live shows, filling out venues and rocking out festivals all over Europe, they have toured Germany, Russia, France, India and the UK, supported Bon Jovi and Bob Dylan, and have been a regular feature on all the major Irish festivals over the past three years, including Oxegen, Electric Picnic, the Westport Festival and the Sea Sessions, it is unanimously agreed by critics across the board that the Riptide Movement are the best live band to come out of Ireland in recent memory. This summer see’s the band off to the sunny climes of Spain’s legendary Beincàssim Festival and also hopping over the Irish sea to Cornbury in the UK. RTE NSO Sibelius. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €10-€35. Singing sibling Johanna Rusanen-Kartano and Ville Ru40

sanen join forces with fellow finns the polytech choir and principal guest conductor Hannu Lintu, ‘a dynamic figure on the rostrum’(Irish Independent). Making extensive use of Finnish folk tunes, Kullervo and Tapiola revel in all the romantic verve and dramatic impact of a modern film soundtrack. Sibelius pours what he called ‘the pure cold water’ of his music to bewitching effect: Kullervo churning and boiling with mysterious incantations; Tapiola, the composer’s last major work, a powerful evocation of mythic landscapes. Sounds of System Breakdown. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). Loft. 22h. €10. Sounds of System Breakdown will release Nomad, the followup to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in The Grand Social on May 24th. The Dublin three-piece’s debut album was favourably compared to LCD Soundsystem, Talking Heads, Soulwax and Depeche Mode. It was described as “superior electropop beeps and bleeps”.

Saturday 25 th Beatlemania. THE HELIX. Collins Avenue, Glasnevin (Dublin 9). 20h. €20. Beatlemania recreates the legendary live performances of The Beatles from their ‘moptop’ roots, through the psychedelia of Sgt. Pepper then on to the final years of Abbey Road and Let It Be. However, with this being the golden anniversary year, the first part of the show will feature songs from 1963. Éist! Can You Hear Me? THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €15. Main Auditorium. One thousand Primary School Pupils representing their school communities from the four provinces of Ireland will perform a beautiful repertoire of songs – conducted by the three Musical Directors of the National Children’s Choir. The Repertoire for 2013 ranges from Handel to the modern day composer Bob Chilcott and includes traditional Irish songs, folk songs, songs from popular musicals and songs


with a spiritual theme! You will enjoy a varied performance of choral arrangements from “Ceol a Mhála” to “The Heavenly Aeroplane”. Something for everyone! A choral extravaganza sung by approximately three hundred and forty children each night following in the footsteps of more than one hundred thousand children who have performed in the National Children’s Choir since its inception in 1985. Enemies. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €10. Wicklow math-pop quartet Enemies announce their biggest headline show to date in the Button Factory. The band will be celebrating the release of their new record ‘Embark, Embrace’, out on May 10th via the bands very own record label; Heavyweight Records. Enemies will be accompanied by an extended band on the night, featuring members of Heathers, The Cast of Cheers and Croupier as they debut their brand new material. Friends In Low Places. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Streer (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €28. Fresh from a sell-out nationwide tour in 2012which included the INEC and the Waterfront in Belfast, Due to phenomenal demand Friends In Low Places’ better known as “The Ultimate Garth Brooks Experience” makes its return to Dublin’s Vicar St. You can expect to hear all the greatest hits of American country-music legend Garth Brooks who rose to fame worldwide in the 1990’s with his own brand of country music which spawned such classic hits such as, “If Tomorrow Never Comes”, Friends In Low Places”, “The Dance” etc… Haim. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €15. Invited onto support tours across the US with Mumford & Sons, a British arena tour with Florence & The Machine, by way of their own sold-out tour of Europe, HAIM brought 2012 to close as one of the finest new live bands around, and the early phases of 2013 finds them locked in an LA studio putting the finishing touches to their debut album due out in late Spring. With a return to SXSW in Texas scheduled for March, and a flurry of live activity across the globe currently being plotted for the next twelve months, HAIM marked their arrival in emphatic fashion, and yet their best is still very much to come. The Riptide Movement. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19h. €16.85-€19.50. The Riptide Movement are renowned for their phenomenal live shows, filling out venues and rocking out festivals all over Europe, they have toured Germany, Russia, France, India and the UK, supported Bon Jovi and Bob Dylan, and have been a regular feature on all the major Irish festivals over the past three years, including Oxegen, Electric Picnic, the Westport Festival and the Sea Sessions, it is unanimously agreed by critics across the board that the Riptide Movement are the best live band to come out of Ireland in recent memory. This summer see’s the band off to the sunny climes of Spain’s legendary Beincàssim Festival and

also hopping over the Irish sea to Cornbury in the UK. Todd Terje + Pool DJ’s. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 23h. €15. Terje has kept a high profile in electronic music scene for the last half decade through his extensive touring, edits and constant remix assignments. Alongside compatriots Prins Thomas and Hans-Peter Lindstrom, he has spearheaded the Norwegian-nuanced disco sound (dub-pop, nu-Balearic, cosmic-Kraut— whatever you want to call it) that has proved so popular. Watsky. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €15. Over 14’s eventNo alcohol served. The rapper, writer and performer is from San Francisco but is now living in LA. A versatile lyricist who switches between silly and serious, technically complex and simply heartfelt, George won the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals and the Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam in 2006. Immediately after, George appeared on the final season of “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry” on HBO in 2007 while himself a college Freshman and subsequently performed at over 150 universities across the country. Rapping all the while under the name ‘Watsky,’ George released a jazz-hip hop record with his band ‘Invisible Inc’ in 2007 and the self-titled ‘Watsky’ in 2010.

Widowspeak. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €12. Widowspeak is an American band comprised of Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas, known for its dreamy, western-tinged take on rock and roll. The outfit formed in 2010 and released two singles in 2011 (Harsh Realm, Gun Shy) followed by a debut album (self-titled) in the summer of that year, all on Brooklyn label Captured Tracks. Widowspeak was praised for its reverential spaciousness, Hamilton’s haunting voice, and Thomas’s spindly, Morricone-esque guitar lines; both drawing on 1950′s pop ballads and 1970′s psych, creating languid call-and-response melodies. The band then toured extensively, wearing in their warm, nostalgic sound.

Sunday 26 th Éist! Can You Hear Me? THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 19.30h. €15. One thousand Primary School Pupils repre41


senting their school communities from the four provinces of Ireland will perform a beautiful repertoire of songs – conducted by the three Musical Directors of the National Children’s Choir. The Repertoire for 2013 ranges from Handel to the modern day composer Bob Chilcott and includes traditional Irish songs, folk songs, songs from popular musicals and songs with a spiritual theme! You will enjoy a varied performance of choral arrangements from “Ceol a Mhála” to “The Heavenly Aeroplane”. Something for everyone! A choral extravaganza sung by approximately three hundred and forty children each night following in the footsteps of more than one hundred thousand children who have performed in the National Children’s Choir since its inception in 1985. Lana Del Rey. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Streer (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €44.05. Sometimes stars emerge. Sometimes stars are thrust upon us. And sometimes stars simply slip into the atmosphere as ifpropelledbysomethingotherworldly.Itisintothis last category that the astonishing presence, voice, look and feel of Lana Del Rey falls. Musical stardom is not an option with Ms Del Rey. It is her vocation. She calls herself the “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” and defines her genre as “Hollywood pop/ sadcore”, a dramaticnewloopforpopmusic.Herlookshedescribes as”Lolita got lost in the ‘hood”. Get used to it all. This isn’t just soundbite, it’s Lana’s reality. FREE Rackhouse Pilfer. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Front Bar. 19.30h. Rackhouse Pilfer are a six-piece bluegrass, folk, alt-country and Americana Band based in Sligo, on the northwest coast of Ireland. Formed through lifelong musical friendships and bands ranging from folk and blues, to American country, traditional Irish music and even heavy metal. These early influences have brought the band to a radically distinctive sound and high octane performance on stage. Along with original songs, the band performs bluegrass & folk songs, old-time country songs & reinterpretations of their favourite artists/music.

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Primary School Pupils representing their school communitiesfromthefourprovincesofIrelandwill perform a beautiful repertoire of songs – conducted by the three Musical Directors of the National Children’s Choir. The Repertoire for 2013 ranges from Handel to the modern day composer Bob Chilcott and includes traditional Irish songs, folk songs, songs from popular musicals and songs with a spiritual theme! You will enjoy a varied performance of choral arrangements from “Ceol a Mhála” to “The Heavenly Aeroplane”. Something for everyone! A choral extravaganza sung by approximately three hundred and forty children each night following in the footsteps of more than one hundred thousand children who have performed in the National Children’s Choir since its inception in 1985. Lana Del Rey. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Streer (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €44.05. Sometimes stars emerge. Sometimes stars are thrust upon us. And sometimes stars simply slip into the atmosphere as ifpropelledbysomethingotherworldly.Itisintothis last category that the astonishing presence, voice, look and feel of Lana Del Rey falls. Musical stardom is not an option with Ms Del Rey. It is her vocation. She calls herself the “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” and defines her genre as “Hollywood pop/ sadcore”, a dramaticnewloopforpopmusic.Herlookshedescribes as”Lolita got lost in the ‘hood”. Get used to it all. This isn’t just soundbite, it’s Lana’s reality.

Tuesday 28 th The Janoskians. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 20h. €18. The Janoskians are the anti boy band. Although they are five teenage boys from Australia, “Don’t call us a F&$%ING boy band!” This slogan and their trending #NotABoyBand hashtag have become battle cries for their army of fans around the world and all over the internet. Their rise to fame through their public disturbance videos on YouTube has surprised everyone, including themselves. They have amassed nearly 100 million total views across their channels and their brand of humor and fearlessness has made them the cool kids on the block for teens and tweens. Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2)..20h. €13.50. Duo performance from Jessika Ken-

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ney – a vocalist known for her haunting timbral sense, as well as her profound interpretation of vocal traditions – and Eyvind Kang – a violist for whom the act of music and learning is a spiritual discipline. Their LP ‘Aestuarium’ was the second release on Stephen O’Malley’s Ideologic Organ label. A meditation on a psalm of lamentation and the unary tone in the metaphor of salt and fresh water, inspired by Gaelic psalmery, Tibetan notational gestures, and the microtonality of the tetrachord, ‘Aestuarium’ was recorded on the shore of Colvos Passage in 2005 by renowned engineer Mell Dettmer. YES To Young Talent. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). John Field Room. 19.30h. €8. Present and Past Prize winners of the Feis Ceoil competition. Young music students on the threshold of a professional career are presenting an evening of well known and loved music which entertains a public of all ages. It appeals to the small child, who listens for the first time to a classical music recital, as well as to the connoisseurs’ who are used to visit the concerts of celebrities. All the listeners will appreciate the thousands of hours of practise which lies behind the chiselled playing of each of these young soloists.

Wednesday 29 th A gig for Erin. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €25. On February 17th, while heading into town from Dalkey, Erin Kenny got off the DART at Tara St. Station and slipped into the path of the departing train. Throughout that night and the following days she fought for her life in intensive care in St. James Hospital. Miraculously she survived though she had numerous internal injuries, broken bones and lost her right leg. As close friends of Erin’s, artists Danny O’Reilly (The Coronas), Mary Black and Róisín O, have decided to put on a gig to raise money for Erin’s cause. As a single Mam, Erin will have to face many physical and financial difficulties in the months and years to come and all proceeds will go to helping her and her daughter Lily through this difficult time. With the profits our main aim is to raise enough money to buy Erin a specially adapted car to

give her and Lily some independence and help them get back to a normal life. Iron and Wine. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €27.50. Over the course of his ten-year career, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam has become one of today’s greatest story tellers, crafting meticulous tales full of forlorn love, religious imagery and wistful dreams. Following 2011’s Kiss Each Other Clean, which debuted at number two on the US Billboard chart,Ghost on Ghost is to be the fifth studio album from Austin-based Sam Beam. Slam Dunk. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 17h. €18- €22. Slam Dunk are very pleased to announce that they are extending their critically acclaimed festival even further this year and will host a show in The Academy, Dublin on Wednesday 29th May. Slam Dunk Ireland will take over The Academy, with live shows in the main room and Academy 2, and Lockdown DJs playing in the Green Room. But the party doesn’t stop there! For attendees over 18 years of age, the Green Room will then host a special aftershow party starting once the live acts finish, with Lockdown DJs playing until late. This Is The Kit. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €10. Communion are thrilled to announce debut Irish tour for ‘This Is The Kit’. The dates come in celebration of their recent appearance on Ireland’s Other Voices television program, curated by Aaron Dessner of The National. Dessner is also working with the band to produce the follow-up album to Wriggle Out the Restless, recently reissued by Aaron’s label Brassland.

Thursday 30 th Cancer Bats. ACADEMY 2. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1).19.30h. €16. Cancer Bats have come to destroy. Fueled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, Cancer Bats mix hardcore, southern metal and punk rock into a lethal rock and roll explosion. The four-piece wasted no time writing and recording songs for a self-released EP that saw light in January of 2005. With 43


hundreds of shows, and many epic tours under their belts, Cancer Bats are eager to party in every city, town and metropolis that will have them. Kieran Halpin. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €15. If the measure of a songwriter is the number of artists singing their songs – then Kieran Halpin must be considered a great modern writer of songs. There can be few writers on the acoustic/folk scene in Europe today who have had more songs covered. In fact his songs can be heard in folk clubs, pubs and festivals all over the world sung by the famous and not so famous. Often the songs are better known than the writer himself! Some have been translated into German, Finnish and Spanish! OMD. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Streer (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €33.50. ‘English Electric’ is the new album from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), the celebrated synth-pop duo from Wirral who pioneered their genre with starkly experimental albums such as ‘Architecture and Morality’ (1981) and ‘Dazzle Ships’ (1983). Hits such as ‘Enola Gay’, ‘Maid of Orleans’ and ‘Souvenir’ propelled them into the stratosphere and helped shape the musical landscape of the eighties. They went on to record for the John Hughes blockbuster movie Pretty in Pink and the hit single ‘If you Leave,’ written in just a day, became a sparkling contribution to the Brat Pack canon. Influenced by Krautrock and Kraftwerk, they signed to

Factory Records in 1979 and had their iconic single and album artwork designed by Peter Saville. Now their work provides a touchstone for artists such as The XX, La Roux, The Killers and Arcade Fire collaborator Owen Pallett, who re-worked ‘Dazzle Ships’ with nothing but a violin.

Friday 31 st RTE NSO Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). 20h. €10-€35. Two of the most popular and exciting works in the repertorie bring our season to a glorious end. With its big, bold, heart-on-sleeve melodies, Tchaikovsky’s tempestuous tug of war between orchestra and soloist offers pianist Kirill Gerstein opportunities aplenty for displays of firework virtuosity. No less powerful is Shostakovich’s mighty Fifth Symphony, a dramatic 20th-century masterpiece brimming over with one memorable melody after another that gets close to boiling point with its bold intensity and striking contrasts. Songs You Should Hear. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). John Field Room. 13h. €15. Kathy Nugent one of Ireland’s outstanding artists, accompanied by the equally outstanding pianist Seamus Brett, will perform a lunchtime treat of some of the greatest songs ever written. Some you will know and love and some you will get to know and love.

Cooming soon Blondie. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €44.05-€54.65. 25th June. Tickets now on sale. Blur. ROYAL HOSPITAL KILMAINHAM,. 16h. €68.60. 1st August. Tickets now on sale. Bon Jovi. SLANE CASTLE, Co. Meath. 15h. €79.50-€96. 15th June. Ticket now on sale. Bruno Mars. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €44.05. 3rd October. Sold Out. Elton John. LIVE AT THE MARQUEE, Cork. 20h. €50-€95. 23rd June. Tickets now on sale. Eminem. SLANE CASTLE, Co. Meath. 15h. €79.50. 17th August. Tickets now on sale. Fleetwood Mac. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €65.50. 20th & 21st September. Sold Out. The Killers, Frank Ocean, Two Door Cinema Club, Haim. PHOENIX PARK (Dublin). 15h. €61.50. 13th July. Tickets now on sale. Marron 5. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €39.50. 29th June. Tickets now on sale. Michael Buble. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30H. €79.50. 15th , 16th, 18th,19th, 20th July. Sold Out. Mumford & Sons + The Vaccines + Ben Howard + Edward Sharpe + the Magnetic Zeros. PHOENIX PARK (Dublin). 15h. €61.50. 14th July. Tickets now on sale. Neil Young & Crazy Horse. RDS ARENA, Dublin. 17h. €60-€86. 15th June. Tickets now on sale. Rihanna. AVIVA STADIUM. Bóthar Lansdún (Dublin 4). 18h. €59.95-€99.50. 21st June. Tickets now on sale. Robbie Williams + Olly Murs. AVIVA STADIUM. Bóthar Lansdún (Dublin 4). 18h. €69.50€129.50. 14th June. Tickets now on sale. Slayer. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €42.50. 10th&11th June. Sold Out. Stereophonics. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €42.05. 12th November. Tickets now on sale. The Who - Quadrophenia and More. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €69-€89. 8th June. Tickets now on sale. 44


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The Beatyard - Thursday, 2

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The Beatyard looks to bring together enthusiasts of music, media & culture for one weekend where they can meet like minded people and (we hope) discover something new. Merging a selection of top local & international talent, the Beatyard is essentially a showcase of the best of Bodytonic in the form of music, exhibitions, film, comedy, workshops, panels, food & drink, spread out across a number of key locations in the centre of Dublin. At the Beatyard, everybody gets a bit of the festival to showcase what they are good at. For further information visit http://the-beatyard.com/ Venues The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). Pepper Canister Church. Mount St. Crescent (Dublin 2). The Bernard Shaw. 11-12 Richmond Street, Portobello (Dublin 2) Lighthouse Cinema. Market Square, Smithfield, (Dublin 7) - Thursday, 3rd Hudson Mohawke (Good Music, Uk). Maya Jane Coles, & Junior Spesh DJ’s. The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 21h. €25. - Friday, 4th FREE A Visual Feast Jam (Part 1). The Bernard Shaw. 11-12 Richmond Street, Portobello (Dublin 2). 16h. FREE The Dirty Dubsters. The Bernard Shaw. 11-12 Richmond Street, Portobello (Dublin 2). 20h. Typesun. The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1).20h. €10. Gilles Peterson. The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1).22.30h. €18. FREE Eat My Shorts. Lighthouse Cinema. Market Square, Smithfield, (Dublin 7). 12h. FREE Optimo DJs All Dayer. The Bernard Shaw. 11-12 Richmond Street, Portobello (Dublin 2). 14h. All Day Session. FREE A Visual Feast Jam (Part 2). The Bernard Shaw. 11-12 Richmond Street, Portobello (Dublin 2). 16h. FREE Sean Riddick, Pattanga & Champion Jim. The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). Basement. 20h. FREE Slow Skies (EP Launch). The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). The Stage. 20h. Marcel Dettmann. The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 22.30h. €16. - Sunday, 5th FREE Gaye Pride. The Bernard Shaw. 11-12 Richmond Street, Portobello (Dublin 2). 14h. 12DJ’s. Freddie Gibbs. The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 20h. €17.50. OCHO. Pepper Canister Church. Mount St. Crescent (Dublin 2). 20h. €12. Tensnake. The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 22h. €15.

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Camdem Crawl Dublin - Friday, 3

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Over three days from May 3rd to 5th, Dublin’s fair city will come alive with the sounds of over 150 groundbreaking acts both Irish and International, a score of special guests, and the stomp of the faithful ‘Crawlers’ as they march their way through music Mecca. The event will take place across more than 15 of Dublin’s finest venues from Camden Street to Temple Bar with each of the venues curated by a panel of the best tastemakers in the Irish Music Industry featuring DJs, independent promoters, media and household names. For further information visit the website: http://www.camdencrawldublin.com Venues The Mercantile. 28 Dame Street (Dublin 1). The Grand Social. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). The Workman’s Club. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). JJ Smyths.12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). Whelan’s. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Against the Grain. 11 Wexford Street (Dublin 2) The Globe. 11 South Great Georges Street (Dublin 2). The Village. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). The Stag’s Head. 1 Cúirt an Dáma, Dublin 2 Dublin Unitarian Church. 112 St. Stephen’s Green West (Dublin 2). The Button Factory. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Sweeneys. 32 Dame Street (Dublin 2). TICKETS Early Bird Weekend Pass - €40. €16h. Sold out. Standard Weekend Pass - Sat 4th and Sun 5th May .€55. 1 Day Ticket - Saturday 4th May . €35. 16h. 1 Day Ticket – Sunday 5th May . €35. 16h. MCCD2013 Opening Night. €20. 18.30h The Black Lips. Sunday at The Bottom Factory. Curved St., Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Holy Other. Saturday in The Village. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Dirty Beaches. Friday in Whelan’s. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Fionn Regan. Saturday in The Workman’s Club. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). Fight Like Apes. Saturday at The Globe. 11 South Great Georges Street (Dublin 2). - Friday, 3rd Dirty Beaches (Can), Big Deal (UK), Tropics (UK), Windings (Ire) with more acts and special guests to be announced. - Saturday, 4th - 6h. €35 The Altered Hours, Arrows Of Love, Bantum, The Casanova Wave, Cian Nugent & The Cosmos, Daithi, Dogs, Fight Like Apes, Fionn Regan, Forrests, Gallops, Heathers, Hidden Highways, Holy Other, Inni-K, Kid Karate, Lemonada, Miracle Bell, Nanu Nanu, Orla Gartland,Owensie, Paws, PVT, School Tour, Ships, Skelocrats, Sleep Thieves, Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock, Swords, Toby Kaar, Tropics, Unwinding Cables, We Were Evergreen, White Collar Boy, Wife, Yawning Chasm. - Sunday 5th -16h. €35 Hounds, Amateur Best, Amateur Historians, Bantum, The Black Lips, Bouts, Cloud Castle Lake, Concrete Knives, Croupier, Daithi, Darkstar, Dott, Elaine Mai, Faune, Forrests, Girl Band, The Holy Roman Army, Kid Canaveral, Kool Thing, Lanterns On The Lake, Le Galaxie (DJ Set),Low Sea, Margie Lewis, Mossy Nolan, No Ceremony///, The Notas, O Emperor, Orquesta, Overhead, The Albatross, Owensie, Peter Delaney, The Pictish Tail, Prince Rama, Ships, So Cow, Soil Creep, Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock, Squarehead, Stubborn Heart, Three Trapped Tigers, Versechorusverse, We Cut Corners, We Were Evergreen. 47


Guitar Festival of Ireland - Thursday, 2

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Welcome to the 10th anniversary edition of the Guitar Festival of Ireland. It is fantastic to have reached such a milestone in the festivals history. This is due to the huge ongoing public support for the events and our festival sponsors over the years, most notably the Arts Council, Waltons Music and Waltons New School. The first festival grew from the need to stage an event that would highlight and help to develop our rich guitar heritage and also to provide otherwise unavailable educational opportunities. It was first hosted in 2004 and over the years the GFI has grown to become one of the most popular cultural events of its kind. For further information visit http://gfi.ie/ - Thursday, 2nd. Roland Dyens. Marlay Park House, Rathfarnham (Dublin). 20h. €24. - Friday 3rd. Moynihan – O’Leary Duo. National Concert Hall. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). 13h.€15. Berta Rojas. Wood Quay Venue (Dublin 8).19h. €24. - Saturday, 4th. GuitaRIAM with Roland Dyens. Wood Quay Venue (Dublin 8). 14h. €18. Real Duo Concert. National Concert Hall. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €15. - Sunday, 5th Feeley-Burley Duo Concert. Marlay Park House, Grange Rd, (Dublin 16) 14h. €18. Tango & Friends. National Concert Hall. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). 20h. €22, €26, €33.

Dublin Writers Festival - Monday, 20

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The Dublin Writers Festival, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, Dublin Writers Festival line-up is sure to impress. With readings, discussions, debates,workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, Dublin Writers Festival brings new faces and house-hold names together in ways that suprise and inspire with more than 80 acts. For further information visit: http://www.dublinwritersfestival.com - Monday, 20th Talks. An Evening with Dan Brown. The National Concert Hall. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). 20h. €20. Fifty Shades of Feminism. Smock Alley Theatre. Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar (Dublin 8). 18h. €10. - Thursday, 23rd Caitlin Moran. The National Concert Hall. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €20. 48


Dublin Dance Festival - Tuesday, 14

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Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. Highlights From Europe - Tuesday, 14th & Wednesday, 15th Stravinsky Evening. Abbey Theatre. 26 Abbey Street Lower (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €20€35. - Thursday, 16th - Saturday 18th May. What the Body Does Not Remember. Abbey Theatre. 26 Abbey Street Lower (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €20-€35. - Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th May. Montage for Three & Not About Everything. Samuel Beckett Theatre. College Green (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €22. New Irish Works - Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th . Cure. Project Arts Centre. 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Upstairs.21h. €22. - Saturday 18th , Sunday 19th , Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st . Hurry. Project Arts Centre. 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). SaturdayTuesday. 20h. Sunday. 18h. €22. - Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd Egg Charade. Project Arts Centre. 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 19h. €15. - Thursday, 23rd – Sunday, 26th May. Missing. Smock Alley Theatre. Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar (Dublin 8). Thursday – Saturday. 18.30h & 20.30h. Sunday 16.30h & 18.30h. - Friday 17th & Saturday 18th May. Friday 24th & Saturday 25th Re-Presenting Ireland. DanceHouse. Foley Street (Dublin 1). 12h. €10. - Friday 17th & Saturday 18th Re-Presenting Ireland. Abbey Theatre. 26 Abbey Street Lower (Dublin 2). Peacock Stage. 18h. €15. - Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th Mortuus est Philippus /The Generalist. Axis: Ballymun. Main Street, Ballymun, (Dublin 9). 20h. €15. Big Island / Small Island. Bringing the hottest dance from Australia to Ireland - Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd Monumental. Samuel Beckett Theatre. College Green (Dublin 2). Wednesday 21h. Thursday 20h. €22. - Friday 24th - Sunday 26th Dual/Skeleton. Project Arts Centre. 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20h. €22. - Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th Untrained. Beckett Theatre. College Green (Dublin 2). 17h. €22. Dance of Film Wim Vandekeybus Special. IFI Irish Film Institute. 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 14h. €7.50. Life in movement. IFI Irish Film Institute. 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 14h. €7.50 Family Season - Friday, 17th – Sunday 19th Spill – A playground of dance. Friday. Coultry Playground, Ballymun (Dublin 9) 13.30h/15.30h. Saturday. Ringsend Park Playground (Dublin 4). 13.30h/15.30h. Sunday. Fairview Playground (Dublin 3) 13.30h/15.30h. Free. - Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th What on Earth?! The Ark. 11A Eustace Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Saturday 14h & 16h, Sunday 14h. €12 - Friday 24th – Saturday 26th The Light Garden. Project Arts Centre. 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Cube. 10h, 11h, 12h, 14h, 15h,16h. €6 per person , €20 Family Ticket (3 children + 1 adult). 49


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Life Festival 2013 is about forward thinking music. It’s about showcasing the finest electronic artists over a three day open-air weekender and once again, Belvedere House will act as the backdrop for this celebration of talent. Relax in the sun by the lakeside stage, chill out in the shade of the wooded areas or bask in the glory of the main arena, whatever your musical preference, Life Festival has the line-up and the setting for you. So join them this May in welcoming some of the world’s most accomplished producers, musicians and artists to their stages. Belvedere House Gardens and Park Mullingar, Co.Westmeath. Weekend Camping Ticket presale. €136, (At the gate) €160 If any still available. For further information visit: http://www.life-festival.com Grove Armada. Groove Armada aka Andy Cato and Tom Findlay are an electronic music duo from London. The pair have been producing and DJ-ing together since the mid-1990′s and have eight studio albums under their belt.. Seth Troxler. American born Seth Troxler grew up in Detroit and thanks to the musical influences of his family began listening to house music at the tender age of eight years old. His interest in the genre grew as he did and as a teenage, Troxler was working alongside big industry names like Terrence Parker and Theo Parrish in Melodies and Memories record store. Laurent Garnier. Laurent Garnier has been making the planet dance for 25 years. And, he is a multi-faceted artist whose impact on the music scene is far-reaching. But above all he is a DJ, a true DJ: transformed by music, passionate about the crowd. Modeselektor. Born from the rubble of the Berlin wall, genre-defying German duo Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary aka Modeselektor are set to return to Ireland this May following their 2011 sell out Button Factory gig for Emergence. Amon Tobin. Brazilian-born Amon Tobin has been producing electronic music for over fifteen years now first emerging on the scene with a collection of 12” releases for 9Bar Records back in 1995. For over a decade Amon Tobin has developed his sound and having released eight studio albums to date he is considered to be one of the most influential electronic music artists in the world. Booka Shade. Booka Shade are a German house duo made up of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier. They have been described as the ambassadors of the Franfurt music scene and have been producing together for over twenty-five years. Kerri Chandler. Kerri Chandler is a house legend, icon, inspiration, key figure, and a true house music purveyor. An ambassador of the natural and instinctive 4/4 beat, Kerri’s influences can be traced back to New Jersey growing up in a family of jazz musicians. Lineup: Groove Armada, Seth Troxler, Laurent Garnier, Modeselektor Live, Booka Shade Live, Kerri Chandler, Karenn, Boddika, Floating Points, KiNK, Bicep, GMS Live, 1200 Mics, MMOTHS, Truss/ MPIA3,Midland, Captain Hook, Frank B, Icicle, Sunil Sharpe, Ben Pearce, Calibre, Funkineven, The Cujo, Family, The Hot Sprockets, Raglans, Alexander Nut, Fatima, CLU, Goth Trad, Looney Moon Recs, Biome, White Collar Boy, Rootical Sound System, All City, LRB, Danny Alonso, Fran Hartnett, Lunar Disko, Slowburn, Handsome Paddy, Simon Conway, Al Keane, Collie Hertz U, DJ Bob, Jay Galligan, Aaron Nolan , Barry Greaves, Subject Soundsystem, Will Kinsella, Zee Ziggy, David-Paul Niland, Andrew Cassidy, Donal Mooney, Niall Dunne, Sam Greenwood, Bobofunk, Pusher, Johno, Chris Wyse, Dar & Freeman, Finn Merrins, Ciaran Fitz, Andrew Johnston, Ed Fay, Rob Walshe, Paul L4DO, Nathan Jones, Cian Byrne Little, Conor Cashin & Elliot Hyland, Effy, Daire Carolan, Timmy Nolan, Conor Hanson, Jack Thompson, Oli Drakeford, Gavin Kenny, Fogo, Ois Butler Doyle, Simon Kingston & Shane Mullin, Davemetzo, Frankie Moorhouse, Jonathan Kiely, Philip Galvin Jnr., Gavin Kenny, Arte Artur & Angelo C, Lee Kelly, Monto, Olan All City, Chris B, Conor Feeny, Brame & Klansee, Con Allen, Ste Reilly, Jamie Behan, Howie Miller, Bop Gun, Crewdson (Live), Semtem (Live), Mr. Devitt, Ancient Alien, Drumology DJs, Deely, Conor Jonezy,Emmo, Nez, Kapoor,Cave DJs, Ackrite, Schmutz, Ryan Dallas, Unknown, Timmy T-Bone, Decay DJs, Jordan, Lokokos, Kiani, DJ Philip Deasy, Harry, Can Lyons, Maksy, Rob Dc, Jon Barry, Power, DJ Philip Deasy, Harry, Can Lyons, Maksy, Rob Dc, Jon Barry, Ruan, Dan Sykes, Greaney, Niki, Tokin White Boy, Boykott & Delicious M, Dean MacManus & Wez Baldwin . 50


Other Festivals Bealtaine Festival. 1st – 31st (Ireland) This month long festival programme invites people aged 50+ to take part as audience, artist, critic or participant in Arts and Cultural opportunities from theatre and music to literature and photography. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists. For further information visit. bealtaine.com/ Cork International Choral Festival 2013. 1st – 5th (Cork) Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a programme of Gala concerts, Schools Concerts, National and International Competitions, and world-class performances, as thousands of participants bring the city to life for a celebration of choral music in all its many forms. For further information visit. www.corkchoral.ie City of Derry Jazz and big Band Festival 2013. 2nd - 6th (Derry) The City of Culture year is in full swing and what better way to celebrate than with a jamming weekend of music and dance courtesy of the 12th City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival! Venues throughout the city will be packed to the rafters as music fans flock to catch some of the biggest names in jazz, blues, jive, swing and dance, in what has become Ireland’s biggest jazz extravaganza. For further information visit www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com Phizzfest. 3rd – 6th (Dublin) It is a vibrant community arts festival which brings the little urban village of Phibsborough alive each year. It was established to develop an annual celebration of artistic life around Phibsborough, to highlight the rich diversity of culture within our community and to provide a showcase for local talent. For further information visit : phizzfest.ie/2013/ Bray Jazz Festival 2013. 3rd - 5th (Bray) Thisyear’sprogrammewillwelcomethegreatNew York based Brazilian pianist and singer Eliane Elias to our festival, and will host headline concerts featuring a number of leading figures in European jazz. For further information visit www.brayjazz.com Vantastival. 3rd – 5th (Louth) Vantastival is a family-friendly festival with three stages of live music and entertainment host up to 70 actsoverthecourseoftheweekend,whilearangeof activities focusing on the campervan lifestyle bring an extra dimension to the only festival of its kind in Ireland. Other attractions include gourmet food stalls, festival traders, scheduled kids’ activities, documentary cinema, art, craft and theatre, ensuring that Vantastival has something for everyone, with or without a campervan! For further information visit www.vantastival.com. Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine. 3rd - 6th (Cork) Week Ballymaloe music hosted by Rory, son of Myrtle Allen. For further information visit www. thegrainstoreatballymaloe.com Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival. 3rd6th (Kilkenny). Since 1998, this Festival has attracted some of the finest names in the Americana canon; acts like Calexico, Giant Sand, Ryan Adams… The list is very long, and these are but

a small few names who have been drawn to the magnet of the Marble City Mardi Gras in the past. Country, folk, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, cajun etc…All forms of what we like to call Americana are well represented over the four days. From midday to midnight audiences wind their way through themedievalstreetssamplingthehugerangeofmusic in the 30 plus venues, hosting over 30 acts from Ireland, USA, Canada, UK and Sweden, with over 80 ticketed and free shows. For further information visit www.kilkennyroots.com Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. 6th - 19th (Du­ blin). This Festival is an annual event, celebrating contribution of gay people to theatre, past and present.Participationandattendanceisopentoallwho wish to witness and acknowledge the immense contribution of gay people to theatre in all its forms. For further information visit. www.gaytheatre.ie/ Fingal Film Festival. 8th - 10th Festival that takes place in Blanchardstown, with leading industry experts delivering workshops, a diverse range of national and international screenings, equipment/softwaredemonstrationsandahostof other activities; this year is guaranteed to make our event a memorable one for all who attend. For further information visit: fingalfilmfest.com/ Cos Cos Sean Nos Festival. 10th - 12th (Sli­ go). Dedicated to the promotion of traditional danceinSligoandthenorthwest,theCosCosDanceCompanyperformatvariousfleadhs,festivals,often collaborating with other traditional artists. For further information visit: www.coscos.ie Fleadh Nua Festival. 19th - 27th (Clare) Fleadh Nua which started in Dublin in 1970, is the forerunner of all the Irish trad festivals. The concept of bringing together concerts, céilithe, music, song and dancing workshops, street entertainment, pageants/parades and much more was innovative in its time. For further information visit: www.fleadhnua.com The 5th Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival. 22nd - 26th (Galway). They are an independent festival dedicated to bringing together established and first-time filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short film. The element of competition is not paramount and while the prizes are significant, it’s the taking part and screening of entrants’ films in a public arena that counts. Their commitment, therefore, is to screen as many of the short films entered into our competitions as possible by streaming them on our own intranet network to venues all over the village of Schull. There are wifi hotspots too, so the films can be viewed on smart devices and laptops, but only in the village of Schull. For further information visit: www.fastnetshortfilmfestival.com Decades Festival 2013. 31st May – 3rd June (Cork). This is a weekend of fun, music and fancy dress! Venues across Cork city host a decade of their choice for the weekend, dressing both decor and staff, encouraging everyone to get into fancy dress, turning Cork back in time. Live music and fun events are all part of what is Cork’s most unique festival so book your weekend for a madcap, music filled, slightly time warped celebration of good times! For further information visit: www.decadesfestivalcork.ie 51


Cineworld Dublin. Parnell Street (Dublin 1). Cinema with 17 screens in the heart of the city. ’ IFI Irish Film Institute. 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). It’s the Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. www.irishfilm.ie Light House Cinema, Smithfield. Market

Square, Smithfield (Dublin 7). www.lighthousecinema.ie Odeon Blanchardstown - Point village. Point Village (Dublin 1). Savoy Cinema. O’Connell St. www.savoy.ie Screen Cinema. Townsend St. (Dublin 2). www.screencinema.ie Swan Cinema. In Swan Centre, Lower Rathmines Rd (Dublin 6). http://www.omniplex.ie

Cinemas timetables were not available at print time. Please chek the cinemas’ websites for details.

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Iron Man 3. Dir.: Shane Black. Starring: G.Pearce, R. Downey Jr. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) is trying to track down and wreak his revenge on those who have tried to destroy him and has ended up against his deadliest enemy yet, the devious Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).

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Peeples. Dir.: Tina Gordon Chism. Starring: C. Robinson, K. Washington, D. Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson. Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace’s hand in marriage. 52

The Iceman. Dir.: Ariel Vromen. Starring: M. Shannon, C. Evans, J. Franco, W. Ryder. The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.

The Great Gatsby. Dir.: Baz Luhrmann. Starring: L. DiCaprio, C. Mulligan, J. Edgerton. The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings.

Friday 17 th

Star Trek Into Darkness 3D. Director: J.J. Abrams. Starring: C. Pine, Z. Quinto, Z. Saldana. Captain Kirk leads his crew back to Earth only to find an insider has gone on a spree of destruction that has left his world in ruins.

Frances Ha. Dir.: Noah Baumbach. Starring: G.reta Gerwig, M. Sumner, A. Driver, M. Zegen. A story that follows a New York woman, apprentices for a dance company, and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles.


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Fast & Furious 6. Director: Justin Lin. Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez. Agent Hobbs enlists the aid of Dom and team to help bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw, to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost.

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Before Midnight. Director: Richard Linklater. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed. We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

The Hangover Part III. Director: Todd Phillips. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Melissa McCarthy. This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

Epic 3D. Director: Chris Wedge. Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Collin Farrell, Beyonce Knowles. Epic 3D is a dizzyingly beautiful 3D animation with an amazing cast from the makers of Ice Age and Rio. Mary Katharine (Amanda Seyfried) is the daughter of a professor studying nature deep in the forest. One day, when he doesn’t come back, she goes in search of him and is caught in a leaf shower that magically shrinks her.

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The Kings of Summer. Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Starring: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman. Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

The Purge. Director: James DeMonaco. Starring: Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Edwin Hodge, Max Burkholder. Given the country’s overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion. 53


Kildare Street (Dublin 2). Tuesday-Saturday 10h-17h. Sunday 14h-17h. Closed Monday (including bank holidays and Good Friday). Free PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS The Treasury. Celtic and Early Christian Ireland. The exhibition shows the unique treasures of early medieval Ireland, exploring their connections with both the pagan past and the wider Christian culture of the time. The objects on display are of international significance, not just as archaeological evidence but because collectively and often individually, they represent major landmarks in early European culture. Ór - Ireland’s Gold. The National Museum of Ireland’s collection of prehistoric goldwork, ranging in date between 2200 BC and 500 BC, is one of the largest and most important in western Europe. Most are pieces of jewellery but the precise function of some is unknown. Prehistoric Ireland. This exhibition documents human settlement in Ireland from the stone tools of the first hunter-gatherers around 7000 BC to the bronze weapons of the Late Bronze Age around 500 BC. A reconstructed Passage Tomb provides a backdrop to the tools, pottery and personal objects of the Neolithic farmers. Kingship and Sacrifice. An exhibition of Iron Age bog bodies and related finds. Following the discoveries of Iron Age bog bodies at Oldcroghan, Co. Offaly and Clonycavan, Co. Meath in 2003, a team of international specialists worked with the Irish Antiquities Division and Conservation Department to examine these human remains. Viking Ireland. This exhibition documents the Viking Age in Ireland from c.800 AD to c.1150 AD. Initial contact with the Vikings is evident in material found in Viking graves of the ninth and 10th Centuries in Ireland. Finds from Irish settlement sites of the ninth and 10th Centuries illustrate rural life, and a selection of silver ornaments indicates the wealth of Scandinavian and Irish settlements of this period. Medieval Ireland 1150 – 1550. The exhibition contains three galleries entitled Power, Work and Prayer, reflecting the three-fold division of medieval society - nobles, common people and clergy. Ancient Egypt. The origins of the collection. A showcase of the National Museum of Ireland’s Egyptian collection, the majority of artefacts were acquired from excavations carried out in Egypt between the 1890s and the 1920s and range in date from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages. Ceramics and Glass from Ancient Cyprus. This exhibition focuses on Cypriot artefacts in the collection of the National Museum of Ireland, many of which have never been 54

exhibited before. Most of the pieces are ceramic and probably come from tombs uncovered in the 19th Century. The artefacts range in date from the Bronze Age, approximately 2500 BC, to the late Roman period, about 300 AD, and are arranged chronologically. The exhibition also includes five clay figurines on loan from the Cyprus Museum, Nicosia. Life and Death in the Roman World. This exhibition features objects that have been in storage in the National Museum of Ireland since the early 1920s. The objects were collected primarily in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, not just for public display but also to assist scholars in the study of classical art and architecture. The collection includes glass vessels, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, coins, gemstones and architectural fragments from places as geographically diverse as Egypt, Austria and England. TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS Rites of Passage at Tara. The Excavation of the Mound of the Hostages. The Mound of the Hostages, or Duma na nGiall, is the oldest visible monument on the Hill of Tara. The mound covers a burial monument called a passage tomb built in the period just before 3000 BC, which was used as a place to bury human remains for more than 1,500 years. The mound lies near the northern edge of a large enclosure called Ráith na Ríg or Fort of the Kings. The line of this enclosure was laid out so that the ancient mound would lie within it thus respecting its importance. The enclosure was built around 100 BC.

Chester Beatty Library- Dublin Catle (Dublin 2). Tuesday to Friday, 10h-17h. Saturday, 11h-17h. Sunday, 13h-17h. Closed Good Friday and Monday public holidays. Free. PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS Arts of the Book. Arts of the Book, a permanent exhibition of almost 600 objects from the Library’s collections displays books from the ancient world, including the world famous Chester Beatty Love Poems (c.1160 BC), Egyptian Books of the Dead and beautifully illuminated European manuscripts. One of the highlights is the display of Western book-bindings (5th-20th century) and Old Master prints. Sacred Traditions. The Sacred Traditions Gallery on the second floor exhibits the sacred


texts, illuminated manuscripts and miniature paintings from the great religions and systems of belief represented in the collections - Christianity, Islam and Buddhism with smaller displays on Confucianism, Daoism, Sikhism and Jainism. TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS Until 31 st August Chester Beatty: the Paintings. For the first time, a selection of thirty paintings that once belonged to Chester Beatty will be on display in the Chester Beatty Library. The paintings are among some ninety works presented by Beatty to the Irish nation in 1950, shortly after his move to Ireland from London. Over the following years, he gifted a total of almost 400 paintings, drawings, miniatures and sculptures which today form part of the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Ireland. Collins Barracks – Benburb Street (Dublin 7). Tuesday-Saturday 10h-17h. Sunday 14h-17h. Closed Monday (including bank holidays and Good Friday). Free. PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS ASGARD Exhibition. From her building in 1905 by Colin Archer, the celebrated Norwegian naval architect, to her pivotal role in the 1914 Howth gun-running and her later use as Ireland’s first national sail-training vessel, the yacht has had many incarnations. Four Centuries of Furnishings. Let the furniture galleries at the National Museum of Ireland lead you on a walk through time. The material is displayed in a series of room settings, from the 17th century with oak furniture and panelling, through the refined splendour of Georgian Ireland to the high style of the 19th century. Eileen Gray. The Eileen Gray exhibition is on permanent display at the Decorative Arts & History site, Collins Barracks. The exhibition posthumously realised one of Gray’s last ambitions – to have her work brought back to Ireland. Regarded as one of the most influential 20th Century designers and architects, the exhibition includes such important items as the adjustable chrome table and the non-conformist chair. The Way We Wore. This exhibition displays clothing and jewellery worn in Ireland principally from the 1760s to the 1960s. Although many still think of ‘Irish Dress’ in the context of woollens worn in the West of Ireland, this exhibition shows that in the past the majority of Irish people, even those who wore locally woven fabrics (silk, linen, wool and cotton), dressed in styles that competed with the fashion conscious of Europe. Curators’ Choice. This exhibition comprises 25 objects chosen by the Museum’s own curators in the Art & Industrial division. Special attention in this gallery is given to the Fonthill Vase – the earliest documented piece of Chine-

se porcelain in Europe, regarded as one of the Museum’s great international treasures. Among the other objects in this exhibition is a Japanese ceremonial bell over 2,000 years old and the decorative gauntlets worn by King William at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Out of Storage. This double-height gallery is designed to give the visitor an impression of the range of artefacts in the reserve collections of the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History. Irish Silver. One of the largest collections of Irish silver in the world, this exhibition traces the development of the silversmith’s craft from the early 17th Century to the present day. It addresses the evolution of design and examines the mining, assaying, and crafting of this precious metal. It also illustrates the various uses of silver - religious, domestic and ceremonial and by means of vignettes seeks to place the objects in their historical and economic context. Airgead, A Thousand Years of Irish Coins & Currency. This exhibition tells the story of coins and money in Ireland from the 10th Century to the present day - ranging from medieval coins and coin-hoards to modern banknotes. Related material such as tokens and medals are also displayed. The exhibition also traces the development of paper money from the 18th Century to the present, finishing with credit cards and Internet banking. What’s In Store? For the first time in the history of the National Museum of Ireland, artefacts normally kept in storage will be accessible to everyone. This storage facility is part of an effort to make publicly visible some of the most important collections from the Museum. The entire national collections of glass, silver, pewter, brass, enamel and Asian applied arts are shown. The Easter Rising: Understanding 1916. This exhibition examines the decade of disturbance between 1913 and 1923, from the Dublin Lockout, through the Easter Rising to the end of the Civil War. The social, economic and cultural background to the Rising is explored, concentrating on the political dimension and the personalities involved. The exhibition describes the main events of Easter Week, outlining the locations of the garrisons and incorporating biographical details of the leaders. Dubliner’s Collection of Asian Art. The Albert Bender Exhibition. Since its opening it has helped bring to the public’s attention (both Irish and international) this highly important Asian art collection given to the National Museum during the 1930s by the great Irish-American Albert Bender. Irish Country Furniture. This exhibition contains the furniture typically found in the traditional rural Irish home. It shows both the range of styles from different areas of the country, the functional nature of each piece, and the skill of native Irish craftsmen. The display also highlights the evolution and development of traditional furniture and furnishings as Ireland’s social and economic circumstances changed through the 19th and 20th centuries. 55


Soldiers & Chiefs. Over 1,000 objects from all over the world cover 1,700 square metres of Collins Barracks as the Soldiers & Chiefs exhibition traces Ireland’s military history from 1550 into the 21st Century. Original artefacts, such as the Stokes Tapastry, letters, replicas and interactives show how soldiering and war have affected the lives of Irish people over the centuries. TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS Franciscan Faith: Sacred Art in Ireland 1600 – 1750. This exhibition coincides with the 400th anniversary of the founding, in 1607, of the illustrious Franciscan college at Louvain in the Spanish Netherlands, now Belgium. It includes religious silver and other material from several of the Franciscan houses, displayed together for the first time. Indeed, many of the pieces have never previously been publicly exhibited. Kildare Place Society. The Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in Ireland, known as the Kildare Place Society, was founded in Dublin in 1811 with the aim of providing non-denominational education. The Irish & France: Three Centuries of Military Relations. As part of Ireland’s 2013 EU Presidency Cultural Programme, the French Embassy in Ireland in association with the National Museum of Ireland is delighted to present “1689 - 2012, The Irish & France: Three Centuries of military relations”, an exhibition produced by the Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum, Paris). St. Michaels Hill, ChristChurch (Dublin 8). Every day 10h-16.30h. €7.50. €6.50 Students. The Dublinia exhibition covers the formative period of Dublin’s history from the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in 1170 to the closure of the monasteries in the 1540s. There are many exhibits here which include videos, models and reconstructions. The ground floor houses a large-scale model of Dublin around 1500, a display of artifacts from Wood Quay, and reconstructions. http://www.dublinia.ie/ PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS Viking Dublin Exhibition. Go back to Viking times in Dublin! See for yourself what life was like onboard a Vikingwarship. Learn of their long and challenging voyages, their wea-

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ponry and the skills of being a Viking warrior. Try on Viking clothes, become a slave (watch those heavy chains) and stroll down a noisy street. Visit a smokey and cramped Viking house, learn the Viking runic alphabet and hear their poetry and sagas. Enjoy the myths and learn of the mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy. Medieval Dublin Exhibition. Travel back to medieval Dublin! From Strongbow to the Reformation we recreate the sights, sounds and smells of this busy city. Learn of warfare, crime and punishment, death and disease and even toothache remedies of 700 years ago. See the city as it would have looked then. Enjoy the spicy aromas; learn to play medieval games and so much more when you visit our medieval fair. Visit a rich merchant’s kitchen and walk along a bustling medieval street ‘ don’t forget to give the beggar some of your change. History Hunters Exhibition. See how the History Hunters dig deep to uncover Dublin’s past! Learn how archaeology works with history and science to piece together the jigsaws of our ancestor’s lives and lifestyles. See genuine Viking and Medieval artefacts including those of a medieval skeleton, found in Dublin (courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland). Hear the languages of old Dublin and explore the city’s earliest maps. Visit the lab and learn how bugs and dirt can be the history hunter’s gold, finish the tour with the Time Detectives and test your new found knowledge. 18 Parnell Square North (Dublin 1). Monday - Saturday 10h -17h, last admission 16.15h. €7.50 www.writersmuseum.com The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel Prize winners and for an abundance of other writers of international renown. The collection of the Museum features the lives and works of Dublin’s literary celebrities over the past three hundred years. Swift and Sheridan, Shaw and Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett are among those presented through their books, letters, portraits and personal items. Dublin is famous as a city of writers and literature, and the Dublin Writers Museum is an essential visit for anyone who wants to discover, explore or simply enjoy Dublin’s immense literary heritage.


FREE Francis Bacon Studio. HUGH LANE GALLERY OF MODERN ART (Permanent exhibition). History of Studio Relocation. In 1998, director Barbara Dawson secured the donation of Francis Bacon’s studio from the artist’s heir John Edwards and Brian Clarke executor of the Estate of Francis Bacon. In the August of that year, the Hugh Lane team removed the studio and it’s entire contents from London to Dublin. The team, led by conservator Mary McGrath, comprised archaeologists who made the survey and elevation drawings of the small studio, mapping out the spaces and locations of the objects and conservators and curators who tagged and packed each of the items, including the dust. The walls, doors floor and ceiling were also removed. The relocated studio opened to the public in 2001. Over 7,000 items were found and these were catalogued on a specially designed database. The Francis Bacon Studio Database is the first computerised archive of the entire contents of a world ranking artist’s studio. Every item in the studio has a database entry. Each entry consists of an image and a factual account of an object. The database has entries on approximately 570 books and catalogues, 1,500 photographs, 100 slashed canvases, 1,300 leaves torn from books, 2,000 artist’s materials and 70 drawings. Other categories include the artist’s correspondence, magazines, newspapers and vinyl records.

Charlemont House, Parnell Square North (Dublin 1). Tuesday-Friday, 9;30h – 18h. Saturday, 9:30 – 17h. Sunday, 11 – 17h. Free to permanent collection. www.hughlane.ie/ PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane houses the foremost collection of Irish and International modern and contemporary art in Ireland. Among the artists represented in the permanent collection are Auguste Rodin, Walter Osborne, William Orpen, Jack B.Yeats, Mary Swanzy, Norah McGuinness, Niki de Saint Phalle, Agnes Martin,William Scott, Patrick Scott, Joseph Beuys, Louis le Brocquy, Francis Bacon, Philip Guston, Elizabeth Magill, Sean Shanahan; Sean Scully, Brian Maguire, Dorothy Cross, Paul Seawright and Ellsworth Kelly. The Eve of St Agnes by celebrated Irish stained-glass artist Harry Clarke is on view alongside other exemplary stained-glass work. FREE Francis Bacon Studio. See the descripcion above. Sean Scully Gallery. Asaresultofanongoing collaboration with Sean Scully, who like Francis Bacon was born in Dublin, the gallery is honoured to

betherecipientofagiftofsevenpaintings,promised since the mid-1990s and presented by the artist in 2006. These paintings form the second permanent installation in a dedicated gallery in the new wing, located just off Gallery 12. This gift from Sean Scully, a superb exponent of abstract art, provides a mainstay for the varied exponents of non-figurative paintinginthecollection;hispracticeissingularinits illumination of contemporary concerns in abstract expression. Stained Glass Room. This room is devoted to the display of stain glass in the gallery’s collection. The key work is Harry Clarke’s The Eve of St Agnes. Clarke’s achievements in stained glass can be credited with reviving a medium which had suffered serious decline in Ireland. In 1923, Harold Jacob ordered a window, ‘out of the usual run of domestic stained glass’, depicting Keats’ poem The Eve of St Agnes. Clarke responded with a work of consummate skill, encompassing every technique known to the stained glass artist. Fourteen key scenes conveying the drama and magic of the story are illustrated, topped by two decorative lunettes, with a unifying frieze below showing the dramatis personae. 57


TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS Until 12 May Sleepwalkers: Production as Process.. Sleepwalkers is the title for an investigational programming format based on ‘exhibition making’ where one’s non-specific expectations of museums can be stretched out. It is an unusual experiment in exhibition production. Over a six month period Gallery 8 is open to the public as it operates as a meeting hub for six invited artists to develop and synthesise their overlapping fields of knowledge into a programme of future site specific installations. nd

Until 19 th May Jonathan Cummins: When I Leave These Landings. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is collaborating with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) to exhibit three film-based installations by Jonathan Cummins. Go Home (2010–2013) and Out The Road (2012– ) will be exhibited at The Hugh Lane while When I Leave These Landings (2004–2009) will be shown concurrently at NCAD Gallery, Thomas Street, Dublin 8. The exhibition will also be exhibited in collaboration with VOID, Derry, as part of the City of Culture 2013 Programme. Until 9 th June Sean Scully: Doric. This exhibition presents Sean Scully’s Doric paintings, a series of works he has produced since 2008. The title references one of the three orders of ancient Greek architecture, the least ornate Doric order, and the paintings were conceived as a celebration of the contribution of classic Greek culture to humanity. The Doric order impressed Sean Scully for its simplicity and force, “the spaces between the columns are space for thought, for light, for questioning and growth.” Royal Hospital, Kilmainham (Dublin 8). Tuesday - Saturday: 10h - 17.30h, except Wednesday: 10.30h - 17.30h. Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12h - 17.30h. Monday Closed. Last

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Admission 17.15h. Free except for occasional special exhibitions. Formal Gardens: Open Museum hours. TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS 20 th February - 19 th May Analysing Cubism. Analysing Cubism takes its title from the early years of the movement, sometimes referred to as ‘Analytical Cubism’. However, the exhibition extends its scope to the end of the Second World War, a watershed in modern art when the focus shifted from Paris to New York. It looks at the work of a number of pioneering Irish artists who travelled to France and further afield to study modern art. The exhibition seeks to place these artists in context, examining the influence of their teachers, as well as exploring the work of some of the leading international exponents of Cubism. €20 Until 19 th May Temporary exhibition in NCH at Earlsfort Terrace, is located adjacent to the National Concert Hall, off St Stephen’s Green (Dublin 2). Tino Sehgal: This Situation. This Situation offers Irish gallery-goers the first opportunity to experience British-German artist Tino Sehgal’s innovative approach to art, in which he responds to and engages with gallery visitors through the use of conversation, sound and movement. Originally conceived in 2007, This Situation has toured globally with the support of the Goethe-Institut. 35 North Great Georges Street (Dublin 1). Tuesday to Saturday: 10h – 17h. Sunday: 12h – 17h. Last admission: 16.30h. Adults: €5. Senior/Student: €4. www.jamesjoyce.ie The James Joyce Centre is dedicated to promoting the life and work of James Joyce, one of Ireland’s greatest modern writers. Inchicore Rd, Kilmainham,(Dublin 8). Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 17.30h. Last admission at 16.30h. Sunday: 10 – 18h. Last admission at 17h. Adult: €6. Senior / Group: €4. Child / Student: €2

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Doing a tour around the dungeons, corridors and cells can still evoke a shudder and a sense of the building’s tragic history. The jail also has a marvelous audio-visual display on its history and a modern museum presentation. Merrion Square West (Dublin 2). Monday - Saturday 9.30h – 17.30h. Thursday 9.30 – 20.30h. Sunday 12h – 17.30h. Public Holidays 10h – 17.30h. Free. www.nationalgallery.ie PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS Masterpieces from the Collection. Masterpieces from the Collection is a special presentation of some of the finest works in the Gallery’s collection, now open in the Beit Wing and Millennium Wing (rooms 1 – 10). It includes a stunning selection of paintings from the European collection, from the early Renaissance through to the mid-twentieth century. Highlights of the Irish collection map the development of Irish art from the eighteenth century onwards and include key works by Hugh Douglas Hamilton, James Barry, William Orpen and John Lavery. These displays also feature a selection of works from the extensive Prints & Drawings collection. Given the nature of the collection of works on paper, this display will be changed every few months to allow regular visitors to enjoy more of this collection. TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS Until 5 th May The Sketchbooks of Jack B. Yeats. This exhibition brings together, for the first time, a significant selection of Jack B. Yeats’s personal sketchbooks, which form part of the Anne Yeats Gift (1996). By the end of his life, Yeats had assembled a collection of over 200 individual sketchbooks, 204 of which are held by the Gallery. By the late 1890s, these sketchbooks had become an integral part of his artistic practice and he drew regularly upon them for inspiration for both the subject matter and composition of his more formal oil paintings. The exhibition will include a digital engagement element giving visitors access to a selection of sketchbooks, photographs and letters from the Yeats Archive. Beit Wing (Room 13). Until 3 rd June Treasure Sheets: European works from the collection. A display of some 42 drawings and prints will highlight the richness and scope of the Gallery’s collection of European works on paper. It will feature old master drawings, landscapes, still life, portraits and prints spanning the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries by Mantegna, Degas, Rossetti, Gainsborough, Daniel Maclise and Paul Henry. (Print Gallery) Until 28 th July Essential Ireland: a mini tour. For over three centuries, the cities and beauty spots of Ireland have attracted visitors. This selection

of paintings and drawings includes views of Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Derry, with the Cliffs of Moher, Glendalough, Lakes of Killarney and other well-known places, offering a one-room tour of the Island. Some of these works have not been exhibited for over a century and others have been recently acquired. A series of associated talks will take place in May. (Room 1) Meeting House Square (Dublin 2). Monday Saturday: 10h - 16.45h. Sunday: 12h - 16.45h. Free. The National Library of Ireland’s National Photographic Archive (NPA) is home to the world’s largest collection of Irish photographs. The National Wax Museum Plus,4 Foster Place,Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Monday - Sunday : 10 – 19h. Last admission: 18.15h. www.waxmuseumplus.ie The National Wax Museum Plus is Dublin’s exciting and unique attraction for newcomers to the city and for young Irish students to learn more about historical events like 1916 and some of Ireland’s greatest scientists. Merrion Street (Dublin 2). Tuesday-Saturday 10h-17h. Sunday 14h-17h. Closed Monday. www.nationalgallery.ie Their exhibitions have changed very little in over a century. The ground floor is dedicated to Irish animals, featuring giant deer skeletons and a variety of mammals, birds and fish. The upper floors of the building were laid out in the 19th Century in a scientific arrangement showing animals by taxonomic group. This scheme demonstrated the diversity of animal life in an evolutionary sequence. The first floor can now be accessed from the original grand stone staircase which has been recently restored. New facilities include the Discovery Zone where visitors can handle taxidermy and open drawers to see what is lurking inside, our Reading Area at first floor level which is a great place to rest and settle down with a good book, and the ground floor is now suitable for wheelchair access. 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Until 22 nd June Niamh O’Malley. Monday –Saturday. 11h-20h. Known for her painting and sculptural interventions, and more recently for her explorations of monumental sites, O’Malley will take us into a personal landscape using video and sculpture – the garden which she and her family shape and create with the changing seasons. Featuring a new video installation and a large painting on glass, this landscape will be revealed through screens, mirrors and windows. FREE

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2nd Floor, Bewley’s Building, 78-79 Grafton St. (Dublin 2). 26 Abbey Street Lower (Dublin 2). Until 11 th May - The Abbey Stage Drum Belly. It’s 1969. Man has just set foot on the moon. The streets of Brooklyn are tense. A shaky truce between an Irish gang and the Italian mafia must be upheld. Now $100,000 has gone missing and someone will have to pay. The world premiere of Drum Belly brings together two exciting artists for their Abbey Theatre debut, writer Richard Dormer (best known for his performance as Northern Irish snooker player Alex Higgins in Hurricane) and director Sean Holmes, Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith in London. Hold tight as this edgy new thriller draws you deep into New York City’s gritty underworld. Friday 5th April- Saturday, 11th May. Monday-Saturday. 19.30h. €13-€44. Saturday.14h. €13-€27. Preview.5th, 6th, 8th,9th. €13-€22. Until 4 th May - The peacock Stage Richard II. Ouroboros Theatre Company in association with The Everyman present Shakespeare’s Richard II at the Abbey Theatre, as part of the company’s exploration of Shakespeare’s history plays. A timely examination of the nature of kingship, power and corruption, Richard II draws us into a world of Machiavellian deceit in which the effects of power have devastating consequences. Artistic director of Ouroboros Theatre and well known actor Denis Conway brings a fresh perspective to Shakespeare’s classic tale, alongside founding company member and director Michael Barker-Caven. Wednesday, 17th- Saturday, 4th May. Monday- Saturday. 20h. €15-€25. Saturday. 14.30h. €15-€20. Preview. 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 22nd. €13 -€18.

Until 24 th May Break A Leg. Break A Leg is Peter Sheridan’s new one-man show based on his recently published memoir by the same name. Exploring the story of his life in the theatre, it features so much more. An insightful work which touches the wider culture and politics of Ireland in 1960s and 1970s. A wonderful evocation of Ireland of that era through the prism of one man’s unique experience. The theatre, seen through Sheridan’s eyes, can do much more than entertain: it can itself be a vehicle of social change. 13h. Monday, €8. Tuesday-Thursday, €10. Friday & Saturday, €12.

Until 8 th May Under Pressure. Under Pressure dramatises a Senior Counsel’s intense consultation with her client, a surgeon, accused of the murder of his wife. Was it an accident or did he kill her on purpose? What is the prosecution offering the defence? What will the dead wife of the accused say?This very modern one act play will give Bewley’s lunchtime audience an inside view of what it’s like to be in the eye of the storm just before a trial for murder, when everyone involved is under immense pressure. 13h. Monday, €8. Tuesday-Thursday, €10. Friday & Saturday, €12. Grand Canal Square, Docklands (Dublin 2). Until 22 nd June The Lion King. Celebrating its 14th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre and now on its first UK and Ireland tour, Julie Taymor’s reimagining of Disney’s beloved animated film The Lion King is a theatrical event you will never forget.

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Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, this spectacular production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands. The Lion King is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Disney recommends The Lion King for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Until 22nd June. Tuesday-Thursday. 16.30-19.30h. €25-€60. Friday- Sunday. 16.30-19.30h. €30-€65. Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. 14.30h. €25-€65.

Theatre until Saturday 19 January. It is directed and produced by Breda Cashe and performed by Terry Byrne as Morrie Schwartz and Andy Murray as Mitch Albom.. Tuesdays with Morrie, written for the stage by Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher, is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Monday- Thursday: 19.30h. €19.65-€24.65. Friday & Saturday: 19.30h. €24.65- €30.20. Matinee: Saturday 18th: 14.30h. €19.65-€24.65. 28 th May - 1 st June Birdsong. Following 2010’s West End hit, this exciting, brand new adaptation marks the very first touring production of the play. Over 22 venues across the UK, a dynamic cast of 12 shape Faulks’s much loved wartime epic into an intimate story of love and sacrifice, set against the backdrop of the Western Front. The production arrives after the recent announcement of a historic commemoration ceremony of the centenary of the start of World War I, to be held on Remembrance Day, 2014. Sebastian Faulks has been invited to sit on the advisory board for this event. Tuesday- Saturday. 19.30h. €22.50- €40.

South King Street (Dublin 2). Until 11 th May DruidMurphy: Conversations on a Homecoming & A Whistle in the Dark. Winner of Best Production at the Irish Times Irish Theatre awards, the theatrical highlight of 2012 is back! Hot on the heels of widespread international critical acclaim, Druid presents this rare opportunity to see these two remarkable plays by Tom Murphy. Performed by a cast of ten actors including Tony Award-winning actress Marie Mullen, the cast also includes Rory Nolan, Marty Rea, Garrett Lombard and Maelíosa Stafford. Tuesday- Saturday. 19.30h. €35- €40. Saturday 14.30h. €25- €30. 13 th - 18 th May Tuesdays With Morrie. With standing ovations every night and a huge demand for tickets this little gem,‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ will return for one week only from 13 - 18 May 2013. The stage adaptation of the No. 1 International bestseller is currently running at The Gaiety

Cavendish Row, Parnell Square (Dublin 1) Until 11 th May Mrs. Warren’s Profession. Vivie Warren, an independent, optimistic and pragmatic young woman intent on pursuing a career in business, is staying with her mother Kitty after graduating from Cambridge. Vivie is keen to know the truth about her mysterious and wealthy mother, who has kept her distance from her daughter yet given her the best education that money can buy. When Vivie discovers that her comfortable upbringing has been funded by her mother‘s unorthodox profession the sparks fly. Gripping, moving and devilishly witty, Bernard Shaw’s verbal mastery sparkles as he examines the complex relationship between mother and daughter, while offering an astute view of the corruption at the heart of Victorian society. Thusday, 4th April – Saturday, 11th May. 19.30h Monday- Thursday. €25. Friday & Saturday. €35. Monday-Thursday, students.€15. Previews 4th ,5th ,6th , 8th. €20. 61


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Until 11 th May Bankers. What happens if you have lost everything? If you have nothing more to lose? What happens if you are a decent man, an ex-teacher, who has been destroyed by the banks? What would you do to change the system? A well-known banker, a CEO, wakes up to find himself blindfolded and bound. His wife and his sixteen year old daughter are in the same position. Then the kidnapper enters: quiet, determined, organised. This is no spur-ofthe-moment action. They are in a small disused theatre which he has soundproofed. And he has a plan...And no, this man isn’t a psychopath, but he is motivated, terminally, and as such he is very, very dangerous… Monday, 29th April- Saturday, 11th May . 19.30h. €15.

13 th - 18 th May Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer. Experience Aidan Dooley’s award winning one-man play as it tells the heroic tale of Tom Crean (1877 – 1938), the intrepid, Irish Antarctic explorer and the only man to serve with Scott and Shackleton on three famous expeditions: – Discovery, Terra Nova and Endurance. Written and performed by Dooley the story, a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antarctica, is brought to life in this dramatic solo performance. Crean’s thirty-six mile solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly; has been described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”. Crean was subsequently awarded the Albert Medal for his bravery. Monday & Tuesday. 20h. €20. Wednesday- Saturday. 20h. €22.50-€35. Saturday. 15h. €22.50€35.

13 th - 18 th May Making Lemonade. Desperate to hold on to his Friday routine, Blade tries to cheat an oncoming current of chaos. Blinded by his own ferocity the laws of cause and effect come into play... and now life is determined by his carnage. 19.30h. €15. 20 May - 1 June Overtime. John is having a bad night. Fact is, he’s been having a bad year. Pulling in extra shifts, staying late, in the office 24/7... But the work just keeps piling up and the job is getting tougher and tougher. And all the while that voice is telling him that maybe it’s him. Maybe he’s just not good enough. Because, all of this wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for Frank. Frankthe face and name behind that voice. Frank, ever constant, always there. Watching on. Waiting. But for all of John’s problems, if he lets him and if he listens...Frank just might have a solution. Monday-Saturday: 19.30h. €15. th

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39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Until 11 th May - Cube Broadening. Based on the Stanford Prison Experiments of the 1970’s, Broadening challenges the relationship between those who have authority and those who allow them to have it. The premise is simple - 7 people from different walks of life play house together in the name of science. However, the outcome of every experiment is never pre-determined and can sometimes spin wildly out of control... Tuesday-Saturday. 20.15h. €12-€14. Matinees. Saturday, 4th & 11th. 15h. €12. Until 4 th May - Space Upstairs Digging for Fire. Spend an evening with some old friends...Seven college friends on the


brink of turning 30 get together for a reunion. But nostalgia is gradually eroded as the drink loosens tongues and the true events of the past emerge with savage and humorous consequences. Hailed by the critics as “wickedly funny, stylish, clever and relevant”, Digging for Fire is a bleakly optimistic comedy about love, friendship and growing up. This landmark 1991 play was a major hit when first produced by Rough Magic. In it, Hughes brilliantly captures the mood of a generation on the cusp of the Celtic Tiger. 22 years on, we look at how reality has measured up to the aspiration of that time. 22th April – 4th May 2013 €25. €20. Previews 18th – 20th €15. Matinees 27th April & 4th May, 15h. €18 7 th - 9 th May - Space Upstairs Songs of Grievance and Hope. Don’t say we didn’t resist! In 2010 some 50 community and youth groups met to create new ways of resisting the injustices of a faltering and corrupt system. Deciding on creativity as the medium, they took to the streets in powerful pageants of protest. In 2011, the group created The Books of Grievance and Hope, based on the Cahier Des Doleances that helped spark the French Revolution. The Books of Grievance and Hope are a permanent testimony to the injustices of the current era. Now in a moving stage performance, The Spectacle testifies in song, pictures, movement and words that what’s happening is wrong, that we are resisting and that there is always hope. Tuesday – Thursday. 20h. €10. 14 th - 18 th May - Cube The Lesson. The Pupil has come for her lesson. Her exams are in 3 weeks…The Professor has a lesson plan, but the Maid doesn’t like it. As the Pupil asks the big questions, the lesson begins to unravel and the pair get locked in a battle of wits and teeth. Daniel Reardon stars as the Professor who takes the lesson too far. Written in 1951 by Eugene Ionesco (Rhinoceros, The Chairs) The Lesson is a classic of absurdist theatre. This dark classroom comedy asks us to question everything, and believe nothing… or does it? Preview:Tuesday, 14th. 20.15h. 2x €15. Wednesday, 15th – Sunday, 18th. Matinee: Sunday, 18th. 14.30h. €12.

27 th May - 1 st June - Cube U-R-Hamlet-Too. U-R-Hamlet-Too is the sequel to the absolut Fringe 2012 hit U-RHamlet. Using live music, spoken word, film and blank verse, U-R-Hamlet-too seeks to understand the connection that we all, as humans, share. Accompanied with an original score performed live by Derrick “The Duke” Devine it opens the hearts of the performers to the minds of the audience. Using Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a starting point, U-RHamlet-too sets out to investigate humanity, showing the art that exists inside us all, the impossibility of knowing all that we could be and the beauty of being broken. Preview: Monday, 27th . 20.15h. €10. Tuesday, 28th –Saturday, 1st June. 20.15h. €15. Matinee: 1st June. 13.30. €10. 28th May - 8st June - Space Upstairs Man of Valour. Farrell Blinks is an office drone. His imagined heroic adventures offer violent release from the pressures and boredom of his ordinary life - until one day his past comes knocking, and the border between fantasy and reality begins to blur. Man of Valour is a breathtaking virtuosic performance by Paul Reid supported by stunning collaborative design in the unique transformational style of The Corn Exchange. Sell-out hit of Edinburgh Fringe and Dublin’s Absolut Fringe, Man of Valour raised the audience to its feet with every performance. 20h. €16-€22. Matinees: Saturday, 1st June & Saturday, 8th June. 15h. €16-€22. College Green (Dublin 2). 18 th May Carmen. Sultry and seductive, Opera Theatre Company’s Carmen will mesmerise both young and old alike, with its instantly recognisable and irresistible score. Irish mezzo-soprano Imelda Drumm plays the bewitching temptress in this riveting tale of lust, obsession and betrayal. American tenor Michael Wade Lee is the ardent lover Don Jose, with Mairead Buicke as Micaela and Owen Gilhooly singing Escamillo. 19.30h. €30.

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The Atrium Lounge. The Westin Dublin, College Green, Westmoreland Street (Dublin 2). An elegant and cozy haven with a five-story high glass ceiling, wher you can simply relax and enjoy gourmet sandwiches, morning coffee, a glass of champagne or for that touch of extra luxury, Afternoon Tea in Dublin, in a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. El Bahia Moroccan Restaurant. 37 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). Since the year 2000 they have had a little bit of Morocco in the heart of Dublin where the decor, the music and especially the food create an authentic Moroccan atmosphere reminiscent of Marrakesh. Irish people have shown a great appetite for authentic Moroccan food. Buenos Aires. 2 Golden Lane (Dublin 8). Buenos Aires Grill “Seafood & Steakhouse� is the first Argentine Restaurant in Ireland. Buenos Aires Grill is a venue where you can experience Argentina through the food. The whole Argentine culture can be condensed in its food and Buenos Aires Grill stimulates your five senses to enhance and potentiate the overall eating-out experience. La caverna. 12 Fownes Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Situated in the heart of Temple Bar, La Caverna is a family run restaurant that offers a fun and relaxed atmosphere on three floors. Chai Yo Teppanyaki. 100 Lower Baggot Street (Dublin 2). As Chai Yo has just finished being refurbished in elegant style, it is now the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends and family. Chai Yo now boasts three Teppenyaki areas suitable for large or small groups and a downstairs dining area for a more intimate evening. Enjoy singing and tricks from our famous chefs while tasting excellently prepared Chinese, Thai and Japanese food in a friendly relaxed surrounding. The live music is sure to entertain you. The Church Cafe Bar & Restaurant. Junction of Mary St. & Jervis Street (Dublin 1).

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The Gallery Restaurant is their premier dining area, featuring the beautifully restored Renatus Harris built organ as its center piece on the mezzanine level. Enjoying a meal in such elegant surroundings makes any occasion special. Theirr world experienced team in The Gallery aim to bring the level of food, wine and service beyond the expectation of our guests. The spectacular surroundings together with the ambiance and atmosphere of The Church allows all of the guests to experience the very essence of Irish hospitality. Cornucopia. 19/20 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). They are an attractive and comfortable casual dining restaurant. They first opened theirr door in January 1986 and have been part of the fabric of Dublin since that time. We produce delicious home-cooked vegetarian and vegan friendly breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, juices, breads, cakes and desserts seven days per week. Davy Byrnes. 21 Duke Street, City Centre South (Dublin 2). If you visit the premises at lunchtime and evening time, you will witness the huge trade which is done in fresh salmon, smoked salmon and crab dishes. There is also a full range of hot meals and salads to compliment these and, as often as not, you can enjoy a lunch or an evening meal of oysters and Guinness. Dobbins Restaurant. 15 Stephen Lane (Dublin 2). For over 25 years Dobbins has been a landmark establishment in the Dublin Restaurant Scene. During this time we have exceeded our clients expectations to produce modern tasteful menues with the best of season fresh ingredients from our exceptional staff. Farm Restaurant. 133 Upper Leeson St. (Dublin 4) & 3 Dawson Street (Dublin 2). Farm restaurants are Irish owned, family run restaurants in the heart of Dublin. Their menus take inspirations from some far-flung destinations, but we source locally as many of our ingredients as possible, and a large proportion of meat, vegetables, and other ingredients are organic. Many gluten-free and vegetarian options are available.


Flanagan’s Restaurant. 61 Upper O’Connell Street (Dublin 1). Right beside Dublin city centre’s famous landmark, the Spire, is Flanagan’s Restaurant. A family run business since 1980, Flanagan’s has built a strong reputation among locals and visitors to the city as being a Great Traditional Irish Restaurant. Over the years we are proud to have featured in two best selling novels, Gretta Curran Browne’s, ‘Ordinary Decent Criminal’ and Tom Clancy’s ‘Patriot Games’. We pride ourselves on our warm Irish welcome and excellent hospitality. Govinda. 4 Aungier Street (Dublin 2) & 18 Merrion Row (Dublin 2) & 83 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). Govinda’s vegetarian restaurants are known worldwide for their delicious and nutritious vegetarian food. Visit one of their Dublin restaurants and see for yourself how delicious vegetarian food can actually be. The Hairy Lemon. Stephen Street Lower City Centre South (Dublin 2). The enigmatic Hairy Lemon Pub was christened in memory of one of the city’s great characters who was a dog catcher in the 1950’s. He was reputed to boast a lemon shaped visage and a stubble of gooseberry like hair. This most enjoyable drinking establishment is just about as unconventional as it’s namesake. Il Caffe di Napoli Restaurant. 41 Westland Row (Dublin 2). Authentic napolitan produce cooked using tradicional recipes and the best quality ingredients from the celebrated napoilitan region of Campania. Exceptional Italian food prepared by Chef Tore Ibba. Kathmandu Kitchen. 18 Dame St. (Dublin 2). Kathmandu Kitchen is authentic Nepalese and Indian cuisine dedicated to providing the customer with an exceptional overall dining experience to moderate prices, consistently. This restaurant is full of Light, colors and that festive ambience which makes our customers relax and enjoy their meal. Leo Burdock’s. 2 Werburgh Street (Dublin 2). The tempting aroma of Leo Burdocks Famous Traditional Fish and Chips has been drifting from the spiritual home in No.2 Werburgh

Street, Christchurch for the past 100 years. Today, we also proudly deliver a ‘great oul feed’ to our customers at our newer shops in Dundrum, Liffey Street, Rathmines, Phibsborough, Tallaght, and Temple Bar, were we offer the same classic union of wholesome quality ‘Fresh Fish & Tasty Chips’ for Take Away and where available, Sit-in Dining and Home Delivery Mongolian Barbeque. 7 Anglesea Street (Dublin 2). One question people ask them a lot is ‘Do I need to be able to cook to eat here?’ And the answer is no! All you do is grab a bowl and choose your ingredients from their selection of meat, seafood, vegetables, tofu and noodles. You pick what you like! Then season with spices, herbs and sauces and let their griller do the rest. Rafa’s Temaki. Ireland’s first Temakeria. A Temakeria is a healthy fast food service of Japanese food, which propose a new way of eat tasty, healthy and fresh food, that will revolutionize the mode of order sushi and promise conquer you. Rustic Stone. South George’s Street (Dublin 2). To add creativity and flavour to the finest ingredients in the most nutritious way possible. In today’s ever changing restaurant environment, there is a demand for greater choice and the need to cater for individual tastes and nutritional requirements. Their restaurant is a fun, inviting and relaxed place to eat where everyone’s needs, diets and indulgences are provided for. San Inn Café. 61 Bolton Street (Dublin 1). Hungarian restaurant in the City Centre. The coffee is served with a delicious snack chocolate. Offers are availables for students and take away . Taste of Brazil. 32 Parliament Street. (Dublin 2). Check out the first 100% Brazilian restaurant in Dublin, in the heart of Temple Bar. Their menu is full of exciting new flavours and the real taste of Brazilian cuisine. Yamamori Noodles. 71-72 South Great Georges Str. (Dublin 2). Yamamori Noodles serving authentic Japanese cuisine since 1995 is located in the heart of Dublin. Yamamori Noodles is one of the most respected Japanese restaurants in Dublin.. The atmosphere is very authentic and service is always fast.

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The Boilerhouse. Crane Lane, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). €22 / €15. The Boilerhouse is a 5storey purpose built building, within the walls of a nineteenth century grain store once owned by Queen Victoria. It opened its doors in 1997, following the closure of its sister sauna ‘The Gym which had been in operation since 1979. Situated in the Temple Bar area, and only three minutes from all gay venues, the Boilerhouse offers a safe, friendly and relaxed environment for all our visitors. www.the-boilerhouse.com Dining Out. Dining Out’ is a social club for gay men which meets for dinner twice a month in a selection of premier city centre restaurants, with fifteen to thirty people attending each meal. The Club was formed in April 2002 and will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this April. ‘Dining Out’ provides a viable alternative to the gay pub and club scene and allows its members the opportunity for making new friends. Men of all ages are welcome. Dinners are usually held on the Second Friday and on the Last Saturday of each month. We attempt to get set menus wherever possible and although the meal price varies from restaurant to restaurant, we try to keep the total bill between 25 euro and 50 euro per person. To find out more details. www.diningoutireland.org. Dublin Bears. Dublin Bears are a non profit social club run by unpaid volunteers. We run monthly and annual events including Béar Féile and Mr Bear Ireland. All proceeds from our events go towards developing the club and events. To find more information. www.dublinbears.ie. Gay Switchboard Dublin. Whatever is on your mind, from coming out, to heading out, friends to lovers, mothers to brothers....sometimes you just need to talk. Gay Switchboard Volunteers provide confidential listening, support & signposting for lesbians, gay men, bisexual & trans people, as well as anyone who needs to discuss issues relating to sexuality. This confidential service has been provided to the LGBT community, their friends and families since 1974. ay Switchboard volunteers don’t judge or tell you what to do; We’ll provide support and appropriate information in a safe & friendly atmosphere. www.gayswitchboard.ie Outhouse. Outhouse LGBT Community Resource Centre, 105 Capel Street (Dublin 1). Outhouse is a community and resource centre for LGBT people, their families and friends. It is based in central Dublin. Its primary goal is to offer a safe space for people to inform, meet, organise and make things happen. Outhouse is very often the first point of contact for people into the LGBT world and also the place in which lots of groups and organisations have started off in. When we first constituted in 1996 there was virtually no LGBT services or spaces in Dublin, and over the years we’ve built up experience on how to make the centre sustainable. 66

The building is owned by, and held in trust for, the LGBT community by a company that is limited by guarantee (this means no individuals profit from the asset). To find out more details. www.outhouse.ie. The Dragon. 64 South Great George’s Street (Dublín 2). Dragon is Dublin’s Premier Gay Club. With shows and great DJ’s ever Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Keep an eye on Facebook for fantastic competitions and your daily dose of News, Music and Sexy people. The Front Lounge. 33-34, Parliament St. (Dublin 2). Established since the 1990’s and nestled in the heart of Dublin, the Front Lounge is that rare creature; a classic modern pub oozing an effortless chic wholly devoid of any pretentiousness. Plush sofas are aglow under the famed chandelier while the easy confluence of gay and straight patrons is a real reflection of the open-minded and innovative attitude that abounds here. The George. 89 South Great Georges Street (Dublin 2). The George is not just any bar or any gay bar. It is the first port of call for young gay people in Ireland, it is the venue where gay and straight people mix together and where international visitors stop to check out the gay scene in Ireland. The George has been the lynchpin that holds Dublin’s gay scene together. Having been around for 25 years it has been a home to the development of the social evolution of gay Ireland. Pantibar. 7-8 Capel Street (Dublin 1). Gay bar and nightclub,with different activities every day. Cruisin’. music,dancin’, chattin’ … Whatever you’re having yourself. Join me and my drag children for a show involving high drama and low humour. With lights, Make-up, costumes and huge amounts of hair! And possibly nudity depends how drunk you get. ON Saturday at 22h. Free entry. Monday 6th - Sunday 19th The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival is an annual event, celebrating contribution of gay people to theatre, past and present. The Festival was founded in 2004 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde, in his native city. With an emphasis on new or recent international and Irish works with a broadly gay theme or relevance, the Festival has grown to become the largest event of its type in the world. The Festival creates new opportunities for visibility and affirmation for existing and emerging gay artists and theatrical works. Participation and attendance is open to all who wish to witness and acknowledge the immense contribution of gay people to theatre in all its forms. For further information visit. www.gaytheatre.ie/


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