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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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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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Glendalough

Irish: Gleann Dá Loch, (meaning “glen of two lakes”) is a glacial valley in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is renowned for its Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin, a hermit priest, and partly destroyed in 1398 by English troops.

History Glendalough (Gleann Dá Loch, “Valley of the Two Lakes”) is a fascinating monastic settlement in a spectacular natural setting just an hour south of Dublin. The monastery was founded by St. Kevin, a hermit monk who died about 618 AD. The extensive ruins of Glendalough include several early churches, a graceful round tower, and various sites associated with the life of St. Kevin. The area is ideal for walking at all levels, ranging from a short stroll around the ruins to demanding mountain hikes. The story of Glendalough begins with St. Kevin (Irish: Coemhghein), a descendent of one of the ruling families of Leinster. As a boy he studied under three holy men (Eoghan, Lochan and Eanna) and as a young man he went to live at Glendalough “in the hollow of a tree.” He returned later with a small group of followers. After a life of sleeping on stones, wearing animal skins, barely eating and (according to legend) making friends with birds and animals, Kevin died in about 618. Glendalough flourished for the next 600 years, with the deaths of abbots and various raids featuring heavily in the Irish Annals. By the 9th century, it rivaled Clonmacnoise as the leading monastic city of Ireland.

Things to see Monuments in the Lower Valley The Gateway. The Gateway to the monastic city of Glendalough is one of the most important monuments, now totally unique in Ireland. It was originally two-storied with two fine, granite arches. The antae or projecting walls at each end suggest that it had a timber roof. Inside the gateway, in the west wall, is a cross-inscribed stone. This denoted sanctuary, the boundary of the area of refuge. The paving of thecauseway in the monastic city is still preserved in part but very little remains of the enclosure wall. The Round Tower. This fine tower, built of mica-slate interspersed with granite is about 30 metres high, with an entrance 3.5 metres from the base. The conical roof was rebuilt in 1876 using the original stones. The tower originally had six timber floors, connected by ladders. The four storeys above entrance level are each lit by a small window; while the top storey has four windows facing the cardinal compass points. Round towers, landmarks for approaching visitors, were built as bell towers, but also served on occasion as store-houses and as places of refuge in times of attack.[2] The Cathedral. The largest and most imposing of the buildings at Glendalough, the cathedral had several phases of construction, the earliest, consisting of the present nave with its antae. The largemica-shist stones which can be seen up to the height of the square-headed west doorway were re-used from an earlier smaller church. The Priests’ House. Almost totally reconstructed from the original stones, based on a 1779 sketch made by Beranger, the Priests’ House is a smallRomanesque building, with a decorative arch at the east end. It gets its name from the practice of interring priests there in the 18th and 19th centuries. Its original purpose is unknown although it may have been used to house relics of St. Kevin. St. Kevin’s Church or “Kitchen”. This stone-roofed building originally had a nave only, with entrance at the west end and a small round-headed window in the east gable. The upper part of the window can be seen above what became the chancel arch, when the chancel (now missing) and the sacristy were added later. The steep roof, formed of overlapping stones, is supported internally by a semi-circular vault. Access to the croft or roof chamber was through a rectangular opening towards the western end of the vault. The church also had a timber first floor. St. Ciarán’s (Kieran’s) Church. The remains of this nave-and-chancel church were uncovered in 1875. The church probably commemorates St. Ciarán (Kieran), the founder of Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement that had associations with Glendalough during the 10th century. St. Mary’s or Our Lady’s Church. One of the earliest and best constructed of the churches, St. Mary’s or Our Lady’s Church consists of a nave with a later chancel. Its granite west doorway with an architrave, has inclined jambs and a massive lintel. The under-side of the lintel is inscribed with an unusual saltire or x-shaped cross. The East window is round-headed, with a hood moulding and two very worn carved heads on the outside. Trinity Church. A simple nave-and-chancel church, with a fine chancel arch. Trinity Church is beside the main road. A square-headed doorway in the west gable leads into a later annexe, possibly a sacristy. A Round Tower or belfry was constructed over a vault in this chamber. This fell in a storm in 1818. The doorway inserted in the south wall of the nave also dates from this period. Projecting corbels at the gables would have carried the verge timbers of the roof. St. Saviour’s Church . The most recent of the Glendalough churches, St. Saviour’s was built in 4


the 12th century, probably at the time of St. Laurence O’Toole. The nave and chancel with their fine decorate stones were restored in the 1870s using stones found on the site. The Romanesque chancel arch has three orders, with highly ornamented capitals. The east window has two round-headed lights. Its decorated features include a serpent, a lion, and two birds holding a human head between their beaks. A staircase in the eastern wall leading from an adjoining domestic building would have given access to a room over the chancel. Monuments near the Upper Lake Reefert Church. Situated in a grove of trees, this nave-and-chancel church dates from around 1100. Most of the surrounding walls are modern. The name derives from Righ Fearta, the burial place of the Kings. The church, built in simple style, has a granite doorway with sloping jambs and flat lintel and a granite chancel arch. The projecting corbels at each gable carried verge timbers for the roof. East of the church are two crosses of note, one with an elaborate interlace pattern. On the other side of the Poulanass River, close to Reefert are the remains of another small church. Hiking Spink. You can walk up the Spink, the steep ridge with vertical cliffs running along the southern flanks of the Upper Lake. You can go part of the way and turn back, or complete a circuit of the Upper Lake by following the top of the cliff, eventually coming down by the mine workings and going back along the northern shore. The circuit is about 6km long and takes about three hours. Camaderry Mountain. You can hike up Camaderry Mountain (700m), hidden behind the hills that flank the northern side of the valley. The walk starts on the road just 50m back towards Glendalough from the entrance to the Upper Lake car park. Head straight up the steep hill to the north and you come out on open mountains with sweeping views in all directions. You can then continue up Camaderry to the northwest or just follow the ridge west looking over the Upper Lake. To the top of Camaderry and back is about 7.5km and takes about four hours. Mine Workings Walk. The easiest and most popular walk is the gentle hike along the northern shore of the Upper Lake to the lead and zinc Mine Workings Walk, which date from 1800. The better route is along the lakeshore rather than on the road (which runs 30m in from the shore), a distance of about 2.5km, one way, from the Glendalough Visitor Centre. Continue on up the head of the valley if you wish.

How to get there By Train. Dart. There is no direct train service to Glendalough but you can take the train from Dublin(Connolly)/Wexford as far as Rathdrum (the nearest train station to Glendalough) and then take a taxi from Rathdrum to Glendalough. By bus. There is a private bus company, St Kevin’s Bus, that run a daily service Dublin/Glendalough and Glendalough/Dublin. Check out details of times etc from Dublin to Glendalough on www.glendaloughbus.com. This is the only direct service. There is no direct public bus service to Glendalough but you can take the bus from Dublin/Wexford as far asRathdrum (the nearest stop to Glendalough) and then take a taxi from Rathdrum to Glendalough.

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WTC on Monday? The Brazen Head. 20 Bridge Street Lower (Dublin 8). 21h. Irish trad music in the oldest pub of Ireland. 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 The International Bar. 23 Wicklow Street (Dublin 2). Basement. 20.30h. Music & Poetry. FREE J.J. Smyth’s. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. Shamros. 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. 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). The loft. 18.30h. €7. The Lost Keys. Dublin’s only drop-in choir. Male & Female voices, all welcome to sing along & no FREE

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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). 22.30h. 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

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 St.eet (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). 21h. David Roonie (Live Music). -Tuesday, 25th. 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 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 25th. The Deadbeat (EP Launch). 20h. €TBA. 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 The Brazen Head. 20 Bridge Street Lower (Dublin 8). 21h. Irish trad music in the oldest pub of Ireland. 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. 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 FREE J.J. Smyth’s. 12 Aungier St. (Dublin 2). 21h. Jimmy Coup & Brian Grace (live music). 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

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. -Wednesday, 19th. Hogan. Power Pop. 20h. 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 23h. €5 after. Somewhere? 2 Floors of tunes. One floor Indie, another floor Hip-Hop and House.

WTC on Thursday? The Bernard Shaw. 11-12 Richmond Street, Portobello (Dublin 2). - Thursday, 6th. Ted Apollo and his guests play the best rare soul, funk, disco and jazz. 20h. - Thursday, 27th. Ghosts (live). 21h. FREE The Brazen Head. 20 Bridge Street Lower (Dublin 8). 21h. Free. Irish trad music in the oldest pub of Ireland. 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. 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 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

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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. FREE J.J. Smyth’s. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. Stephen James (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. 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). 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. FREE Solas Bar. 31 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). DJ James Kirwan. FREE Sweeney’s. 32 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 21h. Dimestore Recordings, Gotcha, GBA.

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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 22.30h. Factory. Blogs & Bands. -Thursday, 13th. Mark Wilkinson (live). 19.30h. €15. 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. 23h. €7. 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, 7th. All City v First Second. 20h - Friday, 21st. Loudmouth Collective. 20h. - Friday, 28th . Tom Beary. 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 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. €7 with flyer. 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. 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. 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. Sliotar. 00h. Trad Music (Live). 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 22.30h. World service. World music, culture & cocktails. FREE - Friday, 7th. Heavy, Not Your Girlfriend, Mud Residents. 22.30h - Friday, 14th. Channel One Soundsystem. Reggae. 22h. €12. - Friday, 21st. Dillinja. 22h. €12 - Friday, 28th. Objekt + Kromestar + Dark Tantrums. 22.30h. €12. 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. -Saturday, 29th. Dirty Dubsters. 20h.

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. 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. -Saturday, 28th. Pleasure. Pleasure Ladies Nights are pleased to present for the first time, not just in Club M, but in Ireland, their amazing all Male show. 19.30h to 22.30h. €15 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. RíRá. 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.

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. 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 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. 9


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, 1st. The Stage. The Mariannes. Rock. 20h. €8. POGO. Analogue Cops (Live) + Lee Kelly + Twin DJ’s. 22.30h. €14. -Saturday, 8th. The Stage. Rainbow Xplode Album Launch. 20h. €10. POGO. Brawther [Secret Sundaze, FR] Hardfloor (Live) [Harthouse, DE]+more. 22.30h. €15. -Saturday, 15th. The stage. The Hairy Bowsies. 21h. POGO. Prosumer. 22.30h. €14. -Saturday, 22nd. Lucy + Kitchen Sync DJ’s. 22.30h. €12. -Saturday, 29th. Function (Incubation Album Launch Party). 22h. €15. 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) FREE The 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, 2nd. Shane Linehan + Tom Beary. 14h. -Sunday, 9th. Aaron Dempsey + Gumbo. 14h. -Sunday, 16th. Tr One + Louis Scully. 14h. -Sunday, 23rd. Conor L + Joma. 14h. -Sunday, 30th. Mother DJ’s. 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 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). 22.30h. Craze Sundays. Ska, Reggae. FREE

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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. 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. 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. FREE The Turk’s Head. 27 -30 Parlament Street (Dublin 2). Funk, Soul and African Beats. FREE The Twisted Pepper. 54 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). -Sunday, 2nd. Green Velvet AKA Cajmere [Cajual, US] + Mr Rossworth + Joe Morrissey + more. 22.30h. €18. FREE 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. FREE 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. -Sunday, 2nd. Bank Holiday Sunday Party. Main Room. Live. Alias Empire, This Other Kingdom, Lover, My Mind Races, The North Sea, Joey Doyle (Fiction Peaks) Followed by The Karaoke Club. From 19.30h until 1h. First Floor. Sr. Lisa Marie (80′S/90′S Guilty Pleasures) Trev Radiator- Post Forbidden Fruit- Madchester Anthems. 22.30h


-Bicycle Building Workshop 18h-22h. Come along to get advice from expert bike mechanics and learn how to build your very own bicycle!

every Monday

Tuesday 4 th

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.

Cinema. The Workman’s Club. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. The Big Lebowski + The Job. Cathal Nally is a film director and producer and will be running the nights from June 4th through his network he will be calling for submissions for independent films to be screened and will choose from the submissions he receives, a prize will be given to the favorite short at the end of the year, he will be promoting the events online to larger film communities and getting the events a larger advertising reach for film buffs..

every Tuesday 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 & 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.

Tuesday 18 th Other Voices: Kate Holmquist. ABBEY THEATRE. 26 Abbey Street Lower (Dublin 2). 18h. €3. Breda’s life’s isn’t going according to plan of late…Join The Irish Times Agony Aunt Kate Holmquist as she examines the choices at our disposal when times are tough.

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

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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.

Wednesday 12 th Talk. John Banville in conversation with Olivia O’Leary. SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE. Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar (Dublin 8). 18h. €5. Bestselling Irish Novelist John Banville will be discussing his new Benjamin Black crime novel ‘Holy Orders’ with journalist and broadcaster Olivia O’Leary, as well as the 12

new Quirke television series and the film version of his Booker Prize winner ‘The Sea’..

every Thursday 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 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 6 th Social Centre. Seomra Spraoi. 10 Belvidere Court, Gardiner St. (Dublin 1). 18.30h. Creative Writing Workshops -involving adult learning and engaging through social play activity. Comprises of both word games and writing games, connected with inspiring the imagination for both story telling and story writing. Suggested donation €2. Miscellaneous. Rage Against the Regime. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). The Loft. 20h. €16. New monthly political themed, multimedia night – featuring live music, debate, art, comedy and dance – kicks off with the topic of ‘Resource Nationalism’, focusing on the Government’s current policy regarding management and privatisation of natural resources.

Thursday 20 th Social Centre. Seomra Spraoi. 10 Belvidere Court, Gardiner Street (Dublin 1). 18.30h. Creative Writing Workshops -involving adult learning and engaging through social play activity. Comprises of both word games and writing games, connected with inspiring the imagination for both story telling and story writing. Suggested donation €2

Thursday 27 th Talk. Meet the Makers: Elaine Murphy. ABBEY THEATRE. 26 Abbey Street Lower (Dublin 2). 18h. €3. Join playwrights and real-life friends Elaine Murphy and Amy Conroy of HotForTheatre, as they discuss the writing process behind Shush; beginnings, endings and every draft in between.

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) .

Friday 7 th

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. FREE Cinema. The Sugar Club. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €15. Notorious. It is the film famous for one of the movies’ most

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epic kisses — a two-and-a-half minute kissathon between Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. It was near scandalous at the time, but today we love Alfred Hitchock’s Notorious as one of his greatest spy romances. Now, the ever-glamorous Notorious is the June film for Film Fatale, Ireland’s most glamorous film event. Mark Friday 7 June as a night of espionage, affairs, bespoke cocktails, 40s vintage fashion and retro music. Ingrid Bergman, a notorious woman of many desires, and Cary Grant, government agent and adventurous man of the world, become intimately entangled during an espionage operation. Set in the backdrop of a post-WWII Rio de Janeiro summer, Grant must convince Bergman to seduce Claude Rains’ Nazi and spy on him. This dangerous love triangle is both a stunning masterpiece and a dark intriguing brew of lust and temptation. FREE Comedy. Francesca Martinez + Jeremy Hardy. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €15. Wobbly comedian and star of ‘EXTRAS’ & ‘RUSSELL HOWARD’S GOOD NEWS’ brings her hit show back to Dublin for one night only! What happens when you’re branded ‘abnormal’, in a world obsessed with normality? This show is Francesca’s defiant, insightful and fascinating answer. Intrigued by the power that a six-letter word has over so many people, Francesca shares her own life-changing journey of growing up as ‘abnormal’, being rescued from High-School-Hell by ‘Grange Hill’, letting Ricky Gervais take the piss out of her walk and working out what to say to the BBC after being offered the role of a, ahem, vegetable.

fied 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). 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 (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.

Friday 21 st 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.

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 quali14

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 1 st Cabaret. The Cáca Milis Cabaret. BEWLEY’S CAFE THEATRE. 2nd Floor, Bewley’s Building, 78-79 Grafton St. (Dublin 2). 20.15h. €13. A vaudevillian evening of the Arts with Hostess Helena Mulkerns, Pianoman Josh Johnston and a cornucopia of rambunctious talented guests, presenting songsters, spoken word, jazz, dance, mime, burlesque, comedy, classic cabaret and more.

Saturday 8 th Live Show. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. The (R)evolution of The Martyr Immortal Technique (Felipe Coronel) is a revolutionary. Born in Peru, he immigrated to Harlem, NY and eventually ended up in prison. He left with a new focus on music. His aggressive style gained him instant notoriety as a battle rapper, and his first album was a word-of-mouth sensation. Unwilling to change his message for mainsteam, he remained completely independent. His subsequent projects have permanently found their way into the hearts and minds of truth seekers worldwide. Going behind the scenes, The (R) evolution of Immortal Technique is an exploration of one man’s global journey to fight injustice through music. FREE Playreading. The Prodigal Brother. THE NEW THEATRE. 43 East Essex St.,Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 16.30. Dublin, two weeks before Christmas, and it’s the eve of ‘first night’ for Boyd’s American Brasserie. Ollie Cavendish turns up with his girlfriend, Trish, to sample the fare at the Brasserie, which will be launched the following day by his more successful older brother Boyd, and Boyd’s elegant wife, Lauren. However, the apparent bonhomie of the evening hides a multitude of hidden agendas: Ollie is desperate to conceal a shameful decline in his fortunes, Boyd calculatedly keeps his true objective under wraps and Lauren hides her fear of Trish behind a rictus grin. As the night wears on and the alcohol takes over, the laughs and teasing give way to suspicion, ugly revelation and resentment, culminating in a battle for Ollie’s soul that produces more than its share of losers. Free, but a suggested donation of €2 would be welcomed Music, Video and Dance. Theatre of Sound. SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE. Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar (Dublin 8). Main Space. 20h. €15. Theatre of Sound is an international, inter-media collaboration featuring six new music-video-dance works by three Irish and three Romanian composers integrating acoustic music, live electronic music, interactive video and dance. Dublin Sound Lab has invited Romanian composers and musicians to join in a collaborative programme featuring four newly commissioned works (by Fergal Dowling, Jonathan Nangle, Piaras Hoban and Sabina Ulubeanu), a newly created theatrically inspired mixed-media piece by Diana Rotaru and Catalin Cretu’s stunning interactive dance and video work, Inner Dust. FREE

Saturday 15 th Comedy. Blooming Ulyssess. BEWLEY’S CAFE THEATRE. 2nd Floor, Bewley’s Building, 78-79 Grafton St. (Dublin 2). 20h. €20. Blooming Ulysses takes us through the many adventures in one day of the life of Leopold Bloom, the central protagonist of Joyce’s novel, based on the happenings of June 16th 1904. Ordinary life becomes heroic as we accompany 15


Bloom as he begins his day preparing his breakfast in the morning to settling down to bed that night with many encounters in between. We even follow Bloom into the toilet as he reads the paper and from there unto mass and a funeral before meeting the Citizen in Barney Kiernan’s pub. It is this encounter that gives this stage adaptation its greatest energy and humour. Comedy. Laugh Out Loud For Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Vicar St.. 58 Thomas St. (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €21. Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in association with The Lisa Richards Agency invites you to join them for a giggle and enjoy some of Ireland’s hottest comedy talent! This event promises to be one of the “hottest in town” with confirmations in from PJ Gallagher, Dermot Whelan, Colm O Regan, and Eleanor Tiernan to date with more names to follow in the next few days this promises to be one of the best nights out in town this summer.

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 St. (Dublin 2) 11h and 13h. Famous for friendlypeople,greatstorytellers,andagreatpubscene Dublin has an amazing history. Their tours take your through the streets and show you what makes Dublin great. The Tourisalso offeredinSpanish. 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 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.

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Market. Fusion Sunday. WORLD CULTURE MARKET. The co-op, Newmarket Square (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 30 th Market. Dublin Flea Market. The co-op, Newmarket Square(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).

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

every Wednesday Language Exchange. ILACLIBRARY. Henry Street (Dublin 1). 18.00-19.45h. Language Exchange French-English. FREE Language Exchange. HAVANA TAPAS BAR. George’s Street (Dublin 2). 16h- 19h. Practise your Spanish or English with native speakers at our weekly informal language exchange. All levels are very welcome. There’s no registration or fee, just come for a drink or a bite to eat and enjoy the conversation. FREE Language Exchange. DAKOTA. 9 South William Street (Dublin 2). 19h. €1. If you have never been to any of our meetups, come and join us! Every time we have new people willing to practice their Spanish and English to make new friends. FREE

every Thursday Language Exchange. ILAC LIBRARY. Henry Street (Dublin 1). 18.00-19.45h. Free. Language Exchange German-English. FREE

English Speaking meetup - The Daily English. COSTA COFFEE. 3 College Green (Dublin 2). Many people find it difficult to 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

every Saturday Language Exchange. ILAC LIBRARY. Henry Street (Dublin 1). 12.30-14h. Language Exchange Japanese-English. FREE Language Exchange. ILAC LIBRARY. Henry Street (Dublin 1). 15.30-16.45h. 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 Back to the Eighties. The 80’s decade was known 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. 1518h. Free, but you are expected to buy a drink at the place. FREE

every Sunday 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. Sunday Brunch. KC PEACHES. 111 Pearse Street (Dublin 2). 11.30h. A wide choice for Brunch, sweet and savoury, from cakes to omelette, from healthy yogurt to the Irish breakfast. There is a long table booked for us. 17


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Darren Emerson & Friends. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 22.30h. €15. Darren Emerson is one of the most influential figures in dance music, his 17 year career has seen him work with everyone from Depeche Mode to Jamie Cullum. His success is evident in the numerous million-selling hit albums and singles he has been a part of and his stunning DJ skills. Handel’s Messiah. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €20- €30. Jeremy Jackman, former King’s Singer and Chorus Master of the London Philharmonic, is now one of the UK’s most highly regarded choral conductors. This special performance of Handel’s well-loved Messiah is based on original performances conducted by the composer. The RBS Europa Choir from the UK are joined by the Dublin Handel Orchestra and a quartet of distinguished international soloists including Ireland’s Catherine Redding and Sharon Carty. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €22.40. With their documentary in SXSW and featured at cannes, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble brothers have been recording since christmas and have a wealth of new material to perform. Working on their three new projects for the year with De La Soul, Flea and Damon Albarn they return for a two part show showcase of some of their new material from their forthcoming releases. Special guests on the night are the Ajo Arkestra (formerly the Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble). Ajo are a 14 strong outernational group of Afrobeat exponents from the four corners of the world. They are a musical crossroads made up of musicians that have washed up on our shores and share an ancestral understanding of the Underground Spiritual Game playing a blend of free flow afrobeat riddims and heavy dancefloor afro funk - one of Dublin’s finest live acts. LAU. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €16. Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers, free-thinking visionaries and all-round good chaps as well…small wonder Lau are re-

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garded as the epicentre of the new folk boom. And they’ve got shelves groaning with awards, a forest’s worth of ecstatic reviews and breathless plaudits from excited audiences in various outposts of the world ringing in their ears to prove it… Indeed, the republic of Lau-land has acquired almost empirical status as a journey which started with three blokes sitting down to play a few tunes on fiddle, guitar and squeeze-box at a kitchen table in Edinburgh one day in 2004. Lau quickly burst out of the undergrowth into groundbreaking terrain. Mid Summer Jam. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €15. Estonian band play cover hits for the mid-summer party. Parchman Farm. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. Formed by guitarist Pete Mc Gowan and ex bass player Gerry Murray and Tommy Grimes after the demise of The Axis Blues Band, Parchman Farms’ distinctive style of blues soon established them as one of Ireland’s Premier blues bands. The aim of the band was to steer clear of excessively heavy handed and endless soloing, and to retain the distinctive classic blues style of early Chicago. Steve Earle & the Dukes. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €44.50. A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and countless others. Recognized as an actor from the overwhelmingly acclaimed series The Wire, Steve Earle is also a cast member on HBO’s acclaimed series Treme. Additionally he has appeared as an actor on Law and Order and the feature film Leaves of Grass, starring Edward Norton, Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, and Keri Russell. Young Guns. ACADEMY 2. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €15. Over 14’s - Strictly no alcohol served. Over the course of the past few years, the London-based YOUNG GUNS have emerged as one of the UK’s most electrifying new bands, garnering heavy radio play and UK chart success, while playing to packed-house crowds all across Europe, including a main stage performance at the Reading Festival, where they tore up the stage as part of a line-up that included Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Guns N’ Roses and Modest Mouse. Their


second album Bones was released in February 2012, it achieved critical acclaim both in the UK and overseas, with Q. Whole Lotta Voltage. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 19h. €11.50. The most authentic representation of AC/DC in their prime wil play The Button Factory on June 1st. Nothing in Europe comes close to the accuracy and energy that these guys deliver on stage. Simon Jordan delivers the most accurate Bon Scott vocals you’re ever likely to hear, with his ear-piercing high notes and bluesy growl eerily imitated. The accuracy of his vocals are accentuated further by his precise physical imitation of the legendary front-man. The stage prowling, denim clad, cheeky persona of Bon Scott is back from the grave! Magazine and Kerrang! each giving it four stars and the latter writing that the album sees the band “giving themselves the best shot possible of taking on all comers and winning.

Sunday 2 nd A Family Concert for Young Children. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 15h. € 15. oncert with on-screen presentation and audience participation music to engage, excite and entertain the whole family! Prepare to be transported into space by Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra and back down-to-earth again (the Wild West, to be exact) to become a cowboy in Copland’s Rodeo, a bullfighter in Bizet’s Carmen, a Pirate of the Caribbean in music from the film, before losing yourself in Mussorgsky’s magical and mysterious Pictures at an Exhibition. You’ll even get an opportunity to sing along with the audience as the orchestra performs the curiously named Meerkat Tango written by our presenter Paul Rissmann. Ferry Corsten. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 22.30h. from €22.90. Producer. DJ. Pioneer. Innovator. Visionary. He’s the man that singlehandedly initiated a revolution in a dance musicgenre -one that’s long since touched everycorner of the globe. Having designed the Dutch trance sound, he propelled it into the clubbing consciousness and on further still into popular culture. From

there he continues to innovate at every turn, working with vocalists as diverse as SimonLe Bon and Guru and has remixed music from some of the planet’s most enduring artists - U2, The Killers, Faithless, Moby and William Orbit among them. Fling. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20h. €5. Fling is a coming together of like-minded individuals who share a joy in both music and travel, each one an accomplished musician in their own right. The resultant music is a blend of traditions and styles, a ‘world’ music, that has twangs of Bluegrass, Irish Trad and good ol’ Rock and Roll. Their influences range from Planxty and Lunasa to Rory Gallagher and Led Zeppellin. The five piece band combines tin-whistle, bass, various string instruments (banjo, mandolin and guitar) and drums/percussion and vocals include three-part harmonies. Louis Stewart. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 16.30h. €10. Louis Stewart is an Irish jazz guitarist, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Trinity College Dublin. He began his international career in 1968, when he was awarded the special jury prize at The Montreux International Jazz Festival (and turning down a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, Boston). Shortly thereafter he began working with Benny Goodman, an association that lasted three years, and gave way to an extended period of prominence with the late Englishsaxophonist/flautist Tubby Hayes. Tyga. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €28. Names can speak volumes. Worth a thousand words, a name will automatically alert others of intension, persona, and, of course, vibe. The right moniker can give people a lasting impression so it’s important to choose wisely and very carefully. By the time he was 12, Michael Nguyen Stevenson was already known around his neighbourhood as Tiger. Soon after, Stevenson set his sights on becoming a rapper and thought that he needed a new handle. Tiger wasn’t going to cut it, but rather than totally change his name, he simply tweaked it and came up with Tyga. The new name is more than a simple alias. It’s an acronym for Thank You God Always. 19


Tuesday 4 th Minuano. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. Minuano are a 5 piece band of well known Irish musicians who are considered some of the best “guns for hire” in the session market as well as being well respected Artistes in their own right. They come together to form this quintet to pay homage to 19 time Grammy award winning Jazz Composers guitarist Pat Metheny and keyboardist Lyle Mays, bringing to you some of their beautifully crafted melodies and compositions which have now become part of the modern Jazz vernacular Zebra Katz. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €12. Fresh on the scene and he’s already taken the fashion and hip hop worlds by storm! Pulling from a multimedia and performance art background, Zebra Katz brings a slo-mo dark delivery to his rhymes, which are set over a minimal, unencumbered beat on his highly acclaimed first single “IMA READ” “IMA READ” was heralded as the “Official Song of Paris Fashion Week” after Rick Owens personally chose it to score his Fall/ Winter Womenswear runway show. Since its release three months ago, the hauntingly sexy video has been viewed on YouTube over a million times (as of March 12th 2013) and ZK has been featured in the NY Times’ New Music and Fashion and Style sections, Pitchfork, Vogue, Interview Magazine, and myriad other magazines and blogs.

Wednesday 5 th Boylan plays Brubeck. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). John Field Room. 20h. €22. Acclaimed jazz pianist Cian Boylan takes us on a journey through the music of the late Dave Brubeck, including many of his well known compositions such as Bossa Nova USA, The Duke, Unsquare Dance, Blue Rondo, Three To Get Ready, and of course Take Five, alongside some famous Brubeck arrangements of favourite jazz standards along with an original composition composed for specially for this show. Joshua Radin. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8

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Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €30. Joshua Radin has earned a loyal following for his wistful meditations, notably the rootsy-pop “Id Rather Be With You” (from Simple Times, which topped the iTunes album chart at #1 and hit ‘top 10’ in ten different countries.) The hushed, emotionally raw “Winter” and “Closer” (2006 ”We Were Here”) won a four-star review in Rolling Stone. Radin’s compositions have a proven track record having been sound-tracked on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, American Idol and House. To date his songs have been used more than 100 times in various films and television shows making him a ‘behind the scenes’ artist whose music is heard most everywhere. Tumbling Bones. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20h. €15. Tumbling Bones play a mix of old-time country and old-fashioned blues that belies their relative youth. But their folk music is no museum piece. It is living, breathing music infused with a little of the contemporary rock ‘n’ roll the band members were reared on and reworked into their original arrangements and compositions. The last half decade has taken them from street-performing on European street corners to venues across the continental United States to an acclaimed performance on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

Thursday 6 th Ana Gog. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €10. A tight-knit group with a love of dynamic and texture, Ana Gog’s distinctive sound is one forged over countless performances together where their diverse influences have been distilled into a captivating whole. At times one encounters the subtle, song-centred ease of folk music – at others, the elemental energy of post-rock. Ana Gog’s debut release, Making Trails, is a sure-voiced album, with recurring themes of memory, loss and escape threading through the songs. This first offering reveals a band capable of making timeless, potent music, and a group of musicians who are here for the long run. Mike Nielsen Quartet. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €8. Equa-

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lly innovative on acoustic and electric guitars, Michael has gained a reputation as one of the leading guitarists in European jazz. He has performed with international artists including; Kenny Wheeler, Larry Coryell, Kenny Werner, Jason Moran, Simon Nabatov, Eric Revis, Michael Moore, Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman with whom he toured Europe in 2001 and New Zealand/Australia in 2004. Knots. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €5. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, Knots are a 4 piece outfit. Their music emanates a fresh Rock sound combining various musical styles, drawing from progressive Rock mixed with elements of Pop and Acoustic. The band are already renowned for their truly entertaining and energetic shows. They have received acclaim from publications across Ireland, the UK and The US as a result of their powerhouse live shows.

ded in Sweden and Ireland over a 14 month period, “Evolution” includes a number of co-writes with Lasse Anderson, who boasts Emilia’s “Big Big World” amongst his credits. His Dad, Stig, was ABBA’s manager and occasional songwriter. Tarantella Fall. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20h. €6. Dublin based four piece folk-rock band Tarantella Fall are looking forward to the launch of their first single “Home” from their forth coming second album. It has been produced by Dave ‘Skippy’ Christophers, whom they worked with on their first long player ‘Abandoned Road’, and he is currently putting the finishing touches to the eagerly anticipated new Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters and In Their Thousands records. This homecoming gig will feature a lot of new material along with a number of the old faithfull’s.

Friday 7 th B&Q Hardcore Blues. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. Put together In memory of the late Dick Buckley, sax player and educator, father of Richie and Michael whom you all know well. Richie Buckley tenor sax has long been recognized on an international level as one of the finest jazz musicians of today. His performing credits include Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Dave McForKenna, Jiggs Wigham, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello and many more. Girls on Film. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). John Field Room. 13.05h. €15. A journey through the catalogue of music performed by the icons of the silver screen over the decades. Kathryn Grayson - Deana Durbin – Virginia O’Brien – Judy Garland – Ann Blyth and more. An absolute treat for lunchtime music lovers performed by singer Liz Ryan. John Blek & The Rats. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). 20h. €5. Come along and celebrate the release of John Blek & the Rats. Debut album. Leave Your Love at the Door. Mark Morriss. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €14.35. Mark Morriss famously made his name as vocalist and songwriter with English indie outfit The Bluetones. Mark fronted the four piece over a successful and fruitful 15 year period, scoring 14 top ten singles and 3 top ten albums, whilst touring the UK, Europe and Japan. At the back end of 2011 the decision was made to disband The Bluetones, resulting in a celebratory farewell tour. Hordes of loyal Bluetones fans turned out in their thousands to give the band they called their own, a fond, if slightly sad farewell. Picturehouse. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €23. Fresh off the back of their sold out show at The Village and appearances on The Late Late Show and The Pat Kenny show, the recently reformed and new look PictureHouse enlisted fans to help name their new album “Evolution”. Recor-

Saturday 8 th Bill Blood. BEWLEY’S CAFE THEATRE. 2nd Floor, Bewley’s Building, 78-79 Grafton St. (Dublin 2). 20h. €7. Bill Blood plays guitar and sings. On Come Softly To My Wake, Bill Blood’s debut album for Temporary Secretary Recordings, he is taking things down a notch. You might say he is taking things underground or beneath the earth or even to another world we all know but prefer to stay on the outskirts of. Simple dark melodies sung over impeccable folk guitar pickings (you may be familiar with his guitar work for instrumental indie pioneers The Redneck Manifesto). He sings of life, death, hope, despair, solace and redemption in a world weary yet welcoming voice that pours over his guitar lines like silver. The Business. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. One of the original and experienced blues bands around ‘The Business’ return to JJ’s to deliver their renditions and tribute to the music of the greats such as the great Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters and Leadbelly to name but a few. The band comprises some of the finest and foremost of Dublin’s musicians, the superb Pat Farrell, sporting a new 335 guitar is playing out of his skin. The band gets better and better every time I see them. Always worth it! 21


H.O.T. as Phuck. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). 20h. €20. Ireland’s most celebrated collective of performers, djs, and visual artists, Horny Organ Tribe, is planning a wildly transgressive 20th anniversary shindig. Hosted by Big Chief Random Chaos, (no stranger to afficionados of the Alternative Miss Ireland and currently making noise on the continental European burlesque scene), the birthday bash promises a mash-up of live and programmed music, djs, visual artists, burlesque and freak-out cabaret; all the elements of a truly mixed-media, multi-disciplinary event that Horny Organ Tribe staked its claim to in the mid-90’s and which ultimately changed Irish people’s expectations of a good night out. Immortal Technique. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €22.90. Immortal Technique (Felipe Coronel) is a revolutionary. Born in Peru, he immigrated to Harlem, NY and eventually ended up in prison. He left with a new focus on music. His aggressive style gained him instant notoriety as a battle rapper, and his first album was a word-of-mouth sensation. Unwilling to change his message for mainsteam, he remained completely independent. His subsequent projects have permanently found their way into the hearts and minds of truth seekers worldwide. Going behind the scenes, The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique is an exploration of one man’s global journey to fight injustice through music. Philharmonia Orchestra. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €40- €85. The Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the world’s great orchestras. Acknowledged as the UK’s foremost musical pioneer, with an extraordinary recording legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing, and for its innovative approach to audience development, residencies, music education and the use of new technologies in reaching a global audience. The Jigsaw Jam. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €10. The Jigsaw Jam return to the Whelans stage for their final headline show before embarking on recording their debut album. Their style fuses the singer/ songwriter genre with generous and tantalising helpings of traditional/ country folk and pop. Their live sound is both energetic and exciting and definitely worth checking out. Matias Aguayo. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 23h. €11. He is one of the few artists that can nowadays claim true originality in the music they make. Whether it be curating music events, overseeing the tremendous Cómeme label imprint and most recently joining Warp’s favourite New York band Battles as a vocalist for the lead single “Ice Cream”, we are excited about seeing him on the Button Factory stage. A member of the Cologne-based label Kompakt, his DJ sets integrate the microphone with what is sometimes just a couple of instruments, all performed live. Matias holds a futuristic vi22

sion of underground house, groove driven techno and plenty of energised vocal stabs. Scott Ian. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20h. €18. Scott Ian will be heading out for a full UK ‘Speaking Words’ tour next May/June 2013. The tour comes in light of his highly successful spoken word evening at The Garage, London in November 2012. In a career spanning three decades, Scott Ian, as the co-founding member of Anthrax, helped to create the “New Wave of American Heavy Metal” or as it’s more commonly known, “Thrash Metal” in the mid-80’s. Scott is widely known as the face of Anthrax, and for being a constant and extremely recognizable figure in the worlds of music, poker, comics, movies and television. The Who - Quadrophenia and More. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €69.50-€89.50. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. The Who’s 2012–2013 tour was their third to feature the 1973 album, Quadrophenia. Billed as “Quadrophenia and More,” the band played Quadrophenia in its entirety, followed by a selection of their greatest hits. Before starting the tour, the group gave a special performance at the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Sunday 9 th Cara Luft. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20h. €15. Singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Cara Luft is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth yet willing to alter that fabric, stretch the boundaries, not afraid to bend genres, styles and integrate what others might regard as a disparate set of influences. Her music has been described as “a rich roots travelogue whose traditional heart beats with a wholly contemporary pulse spanning the distance between the mists of English folk balladry and Middle East mysticism, through to the Mississippi Delta and the rustic wonders of the Appalachian Hills, with a certain fearless reverence and no small amount of soul. Vintage Trouble. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €14.50. First formed in Hollywood, California in 2010 by Ty Taylor (vocals) and Nalle Colt (guitar) whose love of all the greats, like Otis Reading, Ray Charles,


The Rolling Stones, Funk Brothers and the Beatles spawned them to start the band. They recruited Rick Barrio Dill (bass) and Richard Danielson (drums) to complete the band, Vintage Trouble was born. The four piece band have described their sound as live wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth’d, pelvis-pushing juke music.

Monday 10 th Colm Wilkinson. BOARD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE. Grand Canal Square, Docklands (Dublin 2). 20h. €36.50. One of Broadway’s most distinctive voices, Ireland’s Colm Wilkinson is best known as the original Jean Valjean and the Phantom, roles he created and embodied in London, Toronto and New York productions of Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera. He played Jean Valjean in the 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (1995) and has gained many new fans since his guest appearances on both 25th Anniversary Concerts of Les Misérable at the O2 London (2010) and Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011). The Paperboys. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20h. €12. The Paperboys were formed by Mexican born, Tom Landa in the mid nineties in Vancouver. In a music scene dominated by flannel and grunge, Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass music with Pop and Rock. He was armed with a dozen of self penned tunes and a lot of drive and ambition. After finding a group of musicians who shared common musical interests, they recorded their 1st CD and set to tour across Canada in a used van they bought for 500 bucks. What has happened since is 7 albums, countless tours of North America and Europe, TV and Movie appearances, Movie Scores, Industry Accolades, Rave Reviews by Press & Media, and several Music awards including Canada’s version of The Grammy’s, The JUNO Award. Slayer. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €42.50. Slayer were one of the most distinctive, influential, and extreme thrash metal bands of the 1980s. Their graphic lyrics deal with everything from death and dis-

memberment to war and the horrors of hell. Their full-throttle velocity, wildly chaotic guitar solos, and powerful musical chops paint an effectively chilling sonic background for their obsessive chronicling of the dark side; this correspondence has helped Slayer’s music hold up arguably better than the remaining Big Three ‘80s thrash outfits (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax). Naturally, Slayer have stirred up quite a bit of controversy over the years, with rumors flying about Satanism and Nazism that have only added to their mystique. Over the years, Slayer put out some high-quality albums, including one undisputed classic (Reign in Blood), and saw the numbers of naysayers and detractors shrinking as their impact on the growing death metal movement was gradually and respectfully acknowledged.

Tuesday 11 st RTÉ Concert Orchestra Lunchtime Concert. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 13.05. €10. - Copland Fanfare For The Common Man. Anderson Jazz Pizzicato, Mancini Moon River. Arlen Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Sondheim Send In The Clowns, Bernstein I Feel Pretty, Gershwin Summertime, Copland Rodeo: Saturday Night Waltz, Buckaroo Holiday, Corral Nocturne and Hoe-Down. Slayer. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €42.50. Slayer were one of the most distinctive, influential, and extreme thrash metal bands of the 1980s. Their graphic lyrics deal with everything from death and dismemberment to war and the horrors of hell. Their full-throttle velocity, wildly chaotic guitar solos, and powerful musical chops paint an effectively chilling sonic background for their obsessive chronicling of the dark side; this correspondence has helped Slayer’s music hold up arguably better than the remaining Big Three ‘80s thrash outfits (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax). Naturally, Slayer have stirred up quite a bit of controversy over the years, with rumors flying about Satanism and Nazism that have only added to their mystique. Over the years, Slayer put out some high-quality albums, including one undisputed classic (Reign in Blood), and

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saw the numbers of naysayers and detractors shrinking as their impact on the growing death metal movement was gradually and respectfully acknowledged. Walking Papers. THE PINT. Eden Quay (Dublin 1). 19h. €16.50. Walking Papers is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 2012. Formed by Jeff Angell (vocals, guitar) of The Missionary Position and Barrett Martin (drums, percussion) formerly of the Screaming Trees, they would add former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, and The Missionary Position’s Benjamin Anderson (keyboards) to the lineup following their contributions to the debut album.

Wednesday 12 nd Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne. NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). 21h. €20. The Festival is proud to present two of the international music scene’s brightest musical stars, Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova and Scottish pianist Steven Osborne, in this unique location on water, the Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre. Individually these artists enjoy busy performing careers, working with a roster of such internationally celebrated musicians as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev, Alban Gerhardt, Paul Lewis, Christian Tetzlaff and Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and in concerto have worked with many of the world’s finest orchestras from the London Symphony Orchestra to the Oslo Philharmonic. Fidlar. ACADEMY 2. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €14. Fresh off the heels of a West Coast run with The Hives, FIDLAR are pleased to announce another sneak peek from their forthcoming self-titled debut album. The band, who have racked up an impressive array of tastemaker / blog love on both sides of the Atlantic, will release their debut album on Wichita Recordings in the Europe and Mom and Pop in North America. Hibernian Orchestra Summer Concert. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €20. Heavily influenced by Norwegian folk music, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor was a big hit with Franz Liszt back in 1870 and continues to delight. Glinka’s rousing Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila combines the winning elements of 1800s mainstream European repertoire, Russian folk music and Italian opera. Tchaikovsky himself had to admit that his Sym24

phony No. 4 was pretty good, referring to the work as “better than anything I’ve done so far”. Mastodon. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €29. Mastodon have never really done anything the “conventional” way. The Atlanta-based band formulated their own brand of highly-skilled hard rock over a decade ago when others were rehashing 80s metal, and went on to mastermind a string of complex concept albums while much of the music world was centered on making digestible singles. The fact that Mastodon has received an outpouring of critical kudos along with public praise from respected icons from Metallica to The Melvins, The Flaming Lips and CeeLo Green and back, they’ve been humbled by the magnitude of appreciation. But rather than taking time to revel, they prefer to focus their attention on pushing musical boundaries even deeper by exploring their own creative process to the fullest. Niall Thomas. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20h. €8. Niall Thomas has just released his debut album Breathe Easy in April 2013. It was engineered and produced by Karl Odlum who has worked and performed with artists such as Gemma Hayes, The Frames, Declan O`Rourke. The album was mastered in Abbey Road Studios by Steve Rooke Mastering Engineer for The Beatles, The Cure and Wilco. Breathe Easy is a collection of ten songs and features Karl Odlum, Martin McCann, Petra Odlozilikova, Scott Davis, Kevin Murphy, Aidan Courtney and Christophe Capewell all of whom have lent their time and talent to the recording. Paul McNamara and Philip Mayers. PEPPER CANISTER CHURCH, Mount St. Crescent (Dublin 2). 19h. €15- €20. When the first-ever Bayreuth Festival was held in 1876, it wasn’t only Wagnerians, aristocrats and the inevitable cultural tourists who attended. A great many of the composer’s colleagues also wanted to be there when Richard Wagner consecrated his own opera house and his “Ring of the Nibelungen” was heard for the first time exactly as the composer had imagined it in his wildest dreams. Members of this circle included the Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford, as well as Grieg, Tchaikovsky, and Engelbert Humperdinck, there as Wagner’s assistant. Princess. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). 20h. €6. Princess have decided to release an EP, It’s called


Black Cat and they are throwing a party to celebrate! In conjunction with this party, they are also holding a fundraiser to help their friend Robin travel to Peru in October.

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Angela Hewitt. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €25- €35. Canadian Angela Hewitt’s performances of Bach have drawn universal acclaim, marking her as one of the great interpreters of Bach’s keyboard music. Her eleven year recording project of all the major keyboard works of Bach has been described as “one of the record glories of our age”. The Great Music in Irish Houses Festival was privileged to procure her only Irish performance of the composer’s extraordinary “Well Tempered Klavier” during her world tour in 2008. This concert offers an opportunity to experience Angela Hewett’s interpretation of Bach again with Art of Fugue, in addition to waltzes by Schubert and Liszt’s gargantuan Piano Sonata in B minor.

Chromatics + Glass Candy. THE VILLAGE. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €20. Dark electro quartet Chromatics have announced they’ll play their first ever Dublin headline show this summer, at The Village. Cult superstars since the release of 2007’s acclaimed album “Night Drive”, the Portland-based synth-poppers garnered mainstream acclaim for their work on the sound track for 2011 film “Drive”. Their long-awaited fourth studio album “Kill For Love” was released to universal praise last year. FREE Croupier. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. Free Entry, but must be reserved online. Croupier, as if you didn’t already know, are one of the country’s most dynamic and kinetic live acts. The Wicklow five-piece released their self-titled debut album at the end of the summer last year, following it up with a 21-date European tour. A brand new EP is set to be unveiled in the coming months too, of which we got a sneak peak at Camden Crawl, and allow us to be the first to

say that it’s sounding pretty darn special. Mastodon. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €29. Mastodon have never really done anything the “conventional” way. The Atlanta-based band formulated their own brand of highly-skilled hard rock over a decade ago when others were rehashing 80s metal, and went on to mastermind a string of complex concept albums while much of the music world was centered on making digestible singles. The fact that Mastodon has received an outpouring of critical kudos along with public praise from respected icons from Metallica to The Melvins, The Flaming Lips and CeeLo Green and back, they’ve been humbled by the magnitude of appreciation. But rather than taking time to revel, they prefer to focus their attention on pushing musical boundaries even deeper by exploring their own creative process to the fullest. Kye Sones. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20h. €14.85. Kye Elliott Sones is a former chimney sweep and musician from Pinner, London. Prior to his audition on Factor-X, Sones previously fronted an electro-pop band, Diagram of the Heart, and was a member of short-lived boyband 365, who released only their debut single, “One Touch”. Sones impressed the judges at his audition, but struggled at judges’ houses. Liam Ó Maonlaí & Rónán Ó Snodaigh. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €15. With a common musical background two of Dublin’s best known gaeilgóirs come together to mix their unique blends of trad, rock, folk, soul and world music. Both separately known as musical shamans, they have a common experience of the world stage through their bands Hot House Flowers, Kíla and Dead Can Dance (Rónán) and their level of musicianship is second to none. This is a unique opportunity to see the two ex Colaiste Eoin pupils reunite on Dublin stage to perform a joint set. Expect primal energies to be summoned and a lot of fun. Tommy Halferty Trio. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €20. Featuring Tommy Halferty (guitar), Dave Redmond (bass) & Kevin Brady (drums). Leading jazz guitarist Tommy Halferty brings his trio back to JJ’s on Thursday the 20th of June. Expect exciting new original compositions penned by Halferty and new arrangements of jazz standards. FREEVerse Chorus Verse. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. VerseChorusVerse (aka Tony Wright) will be taking to the stage on June 13th upstairs at Whelans for a very special show, Tony will be performing tracks from his forth coming debut album, with for the first time, a full band in toe. He could have stayed the same. He could have made complex instrumental music. But instead, he wrote words and music that come right from his heart, and he played them beautifully. Holding a mirror up to the world at large and seeking positivity from the darkest recesses of the human condition. 25


Friday 14 th The Breeders. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €33.50. Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson played their first show together on Friday June 19, 1992, in a snooker hall behind Warrington Rugby Club in the north of England, near Manchester. Two days later they supported Nirvana in Dublin and Belfast, and then played at Glastonbury. Back in the US, after playing 27 sold-out shows that fall, they made their way to San Francisco to record Last Splash. Figo Fagot. THE VILLAGE. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €15. Music performed by the Figo Fagot Brothers is commonly ranked among the disco polo genre. However, Figo Fagot’s music is a sophisticated version of this genre with elements of humorous irony. After releasing their debut album “Na Bogatosci”, the Figo Fagot Brothers became extremely popular and now sell out all their shows. Their lead single has almost 8,000,000 views on Youtube, while their second video has almost reached 3,000,000 views in just 3 months. The Fresh & Onlys. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €12. The band, a project shared by Tim Cohen and Shayde Sartin, goes much further than a simple revival taking a little from here and a little from there, sometimes from fifties rock, or from elastic garage or from the immaculate pop of the Byrds. With a handful of self-edited singles and cassettes, a self-titled debut from 2009, sophomore full length “Grey Eyed Girls” from 2010 and the EP “August in my Mind” the Californians newest release “Play It Strange” , is an incredible record of cheerful pop that can sound like R.E.M at times and the Cramps at others. The World Music Party. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). 20h. €5. Spanish+Brasilian party with DJ’s and Baque Soul Band.

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Hard Skin. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1).20h. €TBC. London punk band, with a nifty line in tongue in cheek lyrics and razorblade riffs, headline. Harvest - a Tribute To Neil Young. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €10. Harvest are Ireland’s premier Neil Young tribute band and have toured all over the country since 2009. Harvest play a selection of songs from Neil Young’s classic albums “Harvest”, “After The Gold Rush”, “Harvest Moon” & “Freedom”. Fans can expect a 2hr+ set of songs from a career and back cataloguewhich spans over 40 years, including “Heart Of Gold”, “Old Man”, “Harvest Moon”, “Rockin’ In The Free World”, “Cowgirl In The Sand”, “Down By The River”, “Helpless”.”Southern Man”, “Comes A Time”, “Cinnamon Girl”, “Powderfinger”, “Words” and “Ohio”. In Defense of Satie. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). John Field Room. 13.05h. €12. In 1948 John Cage said: “We need an art that is paradoxical; it reflects both unanimity of thought and originality of thought.” Few composers are as popular and as original as Satie: he is the perfect illustration of Cage’s paradox. Pianist Ivan Ilić dedicates this concert to Satie and three American composers he influenced. Ivan Ilić, pianist. John Cooper Clarke. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 20h. €24.90. By 1976 and the arrival of punk, he was initially the support act for many seminal punk bands such as the Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, The Fall, Joy Division, Elvis Costello and Siouxsie and the Banshees, to name but a few; His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse delivered in a rapid-fire performance style. Before long, John was headlining his own gigs and drawing huge crowds of fans. John had an striking visual appearance; tall and thin with a mess of black hair, black sunglasses, drainpipe trousers and cuban-heeled boots. As a result of the current popularity of the 70’s punk phenomenon, John has been seen and heard more in the media over the last few years than in the last few decades. Sky TV recently dedicated an entire night’s programming to John, the Culture Show on BBC interviewed him for a special feature, and he made a brief cameo as his younger self in the Ian Curtis biopic, “Control”. Michael Collins and Heath Quartet. CHRIST CHURCH CATHREDRAL. ChristChurch Pl (Dublin 8). 20h. €20-€50. The majestic surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral provides the perfect backdrop for a programme of chamber music greats, the clarinet quintets of Mozart and Brahms, in which the English clarinettist Michael Collins collaborates with the young and vibrant Heath Quartet on their first visit to Ireland. An indisputable favourite of Irish audiences,


Michael Collins’ dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship have earned him recognition as one of today’s most distinguished soloists and a leading exponent of his instrument, whilst the Heath Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting and original voice on the international chamber music scene. A concert must for chamber music aficionados. Mike Brookfield. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. Mike Brookfield (guitar & vocals), Rod Patterson (bass) & Jason Duffy (drums). Mike returns to JJ’s to play a set of SRV tunes in tribute to another of his heros Stevie Ray Vaughan - possibly the most ferocious blues guitarist ever! This themed gig follows on from Mike’s popular Eric Clapton night, promising to respect SRV’s much loved repertoire in the same way. Expect a night of passionate blues guitar from the Liverpool guitarist, composer & teacher. Rathmines & Rathgar Centenary Birthday Gala. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main auditorium. 20h. €32-€45. Join in the birthday celebrations of Ireland’s premier musical society as it marks its 100th year of musical theatre. The renowned Chorus of the R&R is joined by the RTE Concert Orchestra and many famous soloists from down the years for a night of musical theatre and light opera . Robbie Williams + Olly Murs. AVIVA STADIUM. Bóthar Lansdún (Dublin 4). 18h. €89.50-€129.50. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. Robert Peter “Robbie” Williams is an English singer-songwriter, and occasional actor. He is a member of the pop group Take That, but has found greater commercial success as a solo artist. Williams rose to fame in the band’s first run in the early- to mid-1990s. After many disagreements with the management and group members, Williams left the group in 1995 to launch his solo career.

Stu Daly. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20h. €5 or €8 with EP. Stu Daly has toured in Ireland, The US and The UK as a member of punk band Chewing on Tinfoil, singing and playing his bass in every venue imaginable, including Maida Vale Studios, where he recorded a live session for BBC Radio One with the band.

Saturday 15 th Azymuth. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €22.90. Azymuth return for a full world tour playing their most famous album ‘Light as a Feather’ in full for the first time. In 1979 the band’s first Milestone Records release, ‘Light As A Feather’ quickly became one of the best-selling LPs of the year. The album took Azymuth to international fame with a string of hit singles taken from it including the worldwide top ten chart-buster ‘Jazz Carnival’. Ben Prevo Band. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. Get ready to enjoy a special evening of genre bending roots and original music with expatriate New Yorker Ben Prevo. Playing with Ben on the night will be Dominic Mullan on drums . Bill Bergin on bass and Johnny Taylor on keys. Considered one of Eire’s best kept secrets tone-twisting guitarist and vocalist Ben has performed with Levon Helm, Jaco, Pee Wee Ellis, Public Enemy & Jorma just to name a few...bring an open heart and ears…!!! Bon Jovi + The Coronas + Bressie + Ham Sandwich. Slane Castle (Meath). 15h. €79.50- €90. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band’s lineup has remained mostly static during its history, the only exception being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald. In 1986, Bon Jovi achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet. Finnebassen. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). We have long been admirers of Norwegian producer FINNEBASSEN. Although he has been producing music and playing gigs in his hometown of Oslo for a long time, 2012 has when he first found his way on to the Hidden Agenda radar with his anthemic track ‘If You Only Knew’. He followed that up with an imaginative remix of Prince – When Doves Cry, which saw his profile rise even further. Gloria DLGC & Friends. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €20-€30. Glória DLGC celebrates its 18th birthday with LGBT choral groups from Dublin, Cork and Belfast in an evening of music and song that is sure to surprise and delight! 27


Heath Quartet and Iulian Pusca. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Freemasons’ Hall. 12h. €10- €20. For its second concert in the 2013 Festival, the Heath Quartet is joined by the extraordinary young Moldovan pan-flute player, Iulian Pusca, winner of the 2012 Freemasons’ Young Musician of the Year Competition. Having already worked with such exceptional artists as the Tokyo Quartet, percussionist Colin Currie, pianists Joanna MacGregor and Stephen Hough, and composers Brett Dean, Sofia Gubaidulina and Steven Mackey, the dynamic musicians of the Heath Quartet are delighted to collaborate with this exceptionally talented Irish-based musician, well known for his astonishing pan-flute skills across a wide range of genres including classical, jazz and Moldovan folklore music, for his Festival début. In This Moment. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €14.50. Change. Some people welcome it. Others resist it. Some seek it out. Others fear the unknown. Sometimes it happens beyond our control. Whatever one’s mindset, change is inevitable. The challenge comes with how we face it and deal with the consequences. For vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth, the duo at the heart of In This Moment, change came unexpectedly when they found themselves rebuilding the walls around their foundation. Stripped down to their essence, the core of In This Moment is on fire with their fourth album, aptly titled Blood. Neil Young & Crazy Horse. RDS Arena. Merrion Road, Ballsbride (Dublin 4). 17h. €60- €86. Young’s work is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature alto or high tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica, his idiosyncratic electric and clawhammer acoustic guitar playing are the defining characteristics of a varyingly ragged and melodic sound. While Young has experimented with differing music styles, including swing and electronic music throughout a varied career. Red Sail. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs 19:30h. €5. Red Sail, who formed in 2011, are a Dublin based alternative folk act with it’s three members originally hailing from Meath, Wexford and Roscommon. Their songs use the simple building blocks of piano, guitars and vocal harmonies to create music that sounds new and familiar all at once. They released their début EP ‘Paper Cutouts’ in May 2012 which gained them regional, national and UK radio play. They also made appearances at Hard Working Class Heroes Festival and Electric Picnic. Sorcha Richardson. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €8. New York City based Irish musician Sorcha Richardson makes atmospheric folk that has been poetically described as “bedroom songs sung from a big city window”. Sorcha released her debut EP, Sleep Will Set Me Free, on June 28

29th 2012, which she recorded in her bedroom in Manhattan. The EP was received praise both at home and abroad from the likes of New York City’s Deli Magazine, ourvinyl.com, and Goldenplec and was also included in Nialler9′s top 10 Irish EPs of 2012.

Sunday 16 th Chelsea Light Moving Feat. Thurston Moore. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 19:30h. €17.50. Chelsea Light Moving is the current group led by Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore. He is the songwriter and plays over-amped hyper electric guitar and sings with raw-glam-destructo vocals. The band is a four piece featuring Samara Lubelski, who has played violin with TM on his last two solo LPs (Demolished Thoughts and Trees Outside The Academy) and with Chelsea Light Moving plays deep psyche pop metal bass guitar. Keith Wood, who records under the aegis Hush Arbors, plays electric guitar with a pick forged from angel wing and John Moloney, aka “Pegasus”, approaches the drums like an asteroid hurtling toward Earth. Dani Brown. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €22. Danny is an unconventional hip hop artist employing multiple flows and cadences thus the moniker of “The Hybrid”. His style varies from low pitched gravelly tones to a manic, high pitched, squawk. His lyrics, often dealing with the truth of living in Detroit; poverty, drug abuse, desperate circumstances, etc and his own experiences in the motor city, from selling drugs to underground parties in Detroit’s rave scene juxtaposing those topics with a humorous narrative told ferociously over avant-garde production choices.

Monday 17 th Colm Wilkinson. BOARD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE. Grand Canal Square, Docklands (Dublin 2). 20h. €36.50. One of Broadway’s most distinctive voices, Ireland’s Colm Wilkinson is best known as the original Jean Valjean and the Phantom, roles he created and embodied in London, Toronto and New York productions of Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera. He played Jean Valjean in the 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (1995) and has gained many new fans since his


guest appearances on both 25th Anniversary Concerts of Les Misérable at the O2 London (2010) and Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011). Dani Brown. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €22. Danny is an unconventional hip hop artist employing multiple flows and cadences thus the moniker of “The Hybrid”. His style varies from low pitched gravelly tones to a manic, high pitched, squawk. His lyrics, often dealing with the truth of living in Detroit; poverty, drug abuse, desperate circumstances, etc and his own experiences in the motor city, from selling drugs to underground parties in Detroit’s rave scene juxtaposing those topics with a humorous narrative told ferociously over avant-garde production choices. The Gaslight Anthem. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €27.90-€30.40. On January 18, 2012, The Gaslight Anthem piled into their old tour van and headed across the New Jersey state line for a 14 hour road trip to Nashville on their own quest for the truth. Their destination was 2806 Azalea Place, Nashville, Blackbird Studio, where the New Brunswick quartet had booked five weeks recording time with producer Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, AC/DC). Their mission: to reconnect with rock ‘n’ roll in its most feral, pure, stripped-raw form.

Tuesday 18 th The Gaslight Anthem. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €27.90-€30.40. On January 18, 2012, The Gaslight Anthem piled into their old tour van and headed across the New Jersey state line for a 14 hour road trip to Nashville on their own quest for the truth. Their destination was 2806 Azalea Place, Nashville, Blackbird Studio, where the New Brunswick quartet had booked five weeks recording time with producer Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, AC/DC). Their mission: to reconnect with rock ‘n’ roll in its most feral, pure, stripped-raw form. RTÉ Concert Orchestra Lunchtime Concert. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 13.05h. €10. Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture, Elgar Sea Pictures, Ciaran Farrell Spirit Of The Sea, Zimmer Pirates Of The Carribean. Red Fang. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 19:30h. €16. Red Fang is the latest effort from long time bros and collaborators Bryan Giles (Last of the Juanitas, Party Time), Aaron Beam (Dark Forces, Lachrymator), David Sullivan (Party Time, facedowninshit, Shiny Beast) and John Sherman (Party Time, Bad Wizard, Trumans Water, All Night). The four have boiled down their disparate sounds to create the only sound: Red Fang.

in summer 2013, she will bring her daring bluesy sound, steeped with inimitable slide guitar and soulful vocals, to the UK for much anticipated live shows. There’s no doubt that Raitt is re-energized. ‘Slipstream’ marked her biggest chart debut in the United States in two decades and is one of the top 5-selling independent albums of the year & ‘Slipstream’ has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Americana Album. Céilí For Summer Solstice (Tac). THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). 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? Fionnuala Hunt - A Reflection. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €20. The first in a series of concerts devised by one of Ireland’s foremost soloists highlighting the most important aspects of her performing career: directing a chamber orchestra, chamber music (including works by Irish composers) and her love of Tango music After studies in Ireland and London, Fionnuala spent eight years in Vienna so it is fitting that the great Viennese baritone, Wolfgang Holzmair, will join Fionnuala for the opening concert; Two contrasting, rarely performed works for voice and strings are framed by two of the most famous works for string orchestra. Mark Owen. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). €29.50 - €34.50. The Art Of Doing Nothing by Mark Owen will be released by Polydor on 10th June. It is the singer/songwriter’s fourth solo album and most collaborative today, and his first since Take That reunited in 2006. It is, says Owen, an album about each everyone’s “massively significant, tiny little speck life”. ‘Stars’ will be the first single from the album both to be released on June 10th.

Wednesday 19 th Bonnie Raitt. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €49. In April 2012, Bonnie released her first new album in seven years ‘Slipstream’ to widespread acclaim. Now, 29


Parkway Drive. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €25. Over 14’s - Strictly no alcohol served. Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall had the following to say about the upcoming tour: “To say we’re excited to be spending the summer in Europe is an understatement. We’re doing our best to pack as much into our time as we can, awesome festivals, crazy clubs shows and some new adventures. For Parkway, summer in Europe is unbeatable!” The band will be playing key festivals - including Download Festival (UK), Southside & Hurricane (Germany), Hellfest (France) and Graspop (Belgium) - as well as club shows throughout the continent including three Irish shows in Dublin, Limerick and Belfast.

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Walking On Cars. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €10. Walking on Cars much anticipated and stunningly beautiful EP ‘As We Fly South’ will be released on Thursday 20th of June in Whelan’s. It’s produced by Tom McFall ( R.E.M, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, Editors). Special Guests on the night will be Ríona and Neon Wolf. Walking On Cars are creating sounds as beautiful and dramatic as the landscape that envelops them. From the Dingle Peninsula, the five creatives friendship gave way to a tuneful collaboration, borne out of a desire to write music. With songs reflecting both the isolation and consolation of Dingle, this year Walking On Cars look set to add to their increasing number of admirers.

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Darragh Cullen. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €8. Darragh Cullen is regarded as one of the most inventive, unique and exciting acts to emerge on the Irish music scene in recent years, and he launched his eagerly anticipated debut album “The Finish Line” in November 2010. The album contains 10 songs all written, arranged and played by Darragh. He co-produced the album with Ivan Jackman at Silverline Studios, and it was mastered by Richard Dowling. Die Antwoord. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €26. Comprised of vocalists Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, Die Antwoord have garnered a cult following from the release of their debut album $O$. Originally released solely online the record was re-released a year later when the group signed to Interscope Records. The video for the single “I fink you freeky” has amassed over 25 million views on You Tube. Hardware. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2).21h. €8. Tight ensembles, dynamic soloists and propulsive rhythm sections were the hallmarks of hard bop, the exhilarating idiom that reached its pinnacle on the seminal albums of bandleaders like Art Blakey, Woody Shaw and Horace Silver. Its a style that continues to motivate players and audiences alike, among them Phil Ware (piano), who’s again convened leading Irish musicians in bop homage, including Ray Martin (trumpet), Michael Buckley (sax), Damian Evans (bass) & Dominic Mullan (drums).

A Night for Christy. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19h. €30. The Olympia Theatre are proud to present ‘A Night For Christy’. This unique event will feature the best of Aslan songs performed by the best in the industry as they come together to show their support for Christy Dignam on this very special night. The one-off event will feature performances from Bressie, Danny O’Reilly (The Coronas), Horslips, Ryan Sheridan, Paul Brady, Shane MacGowan, Mary Black, Don Mescall,Tom Dunne (Something Happens), Jerry Fish, Steve Wall (The Stunning), Gavin Friday, Mark Feehily of Westlfe, Paul Walsh (Royseven) and a host of very special guests yet to be announced. Claudia Boyle. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). John Field Room. 13.05. €12. In 1948 John Cage said: “We need an art that is paradoxical; it reflects both unanimity of thought and originality of thought.” Few composers are as popular and as original as Satie: he is the perfect illustration of Cage’s paradox. Pianist Ivan Ilić dedicates this concert to Satie and three American composers he influenced. Gerry Hendrick Band feat. PJ Salmon. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. Gerry a veteran with 25 years of guitar playing under his belt is probably best known for the time he spent as lead guitarist for our very own blues harp player Don Baker. During his time he has also worked with The Business, Andrew Strong, Sinead O’Connor to name but a few.

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My Pyrrhic Victory. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €12.50. During the summer of last year, the group finished the final recording sessions for their debut album, Equinox, in Grouse Lodge Studios, West Meath. The final months of 2012 and into 2013 have seen the band perform many shows throughout their extended promotion tour around Ireland. Now, My Pyrrhic Victory are excited to announce a headline show to launch Equinox on the day of the albums’ release. With a live show that has been widely received and reviewed as “interactive, energetic, moving and on any given night leaves the crowd with something new”, the band invite everyone to come and be part of this event. O Emperor. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €18. The band release their second album Vitreous in June and will also play a number of dates around Ireland This is a follow up to their debut album Hither Thither released in October 2010. Vitreous was self-recorded and produced in the band’s very own studio (Big Skin HQ) in Cork. Big Skin was (literally) built from the ground up and everything from label administration to recording happens inside its grubby, fire-stained walls. The resulting recordings are a direct representation of this operation, being the band’s most potent and distinct work to date; a stamp moulded from their many meandering sessions there. Rihanna. AVIVA STADIUM. Bóthar Lansdún (Dublin 4). 18h. €59.50 - €99.50. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. Rihanna established her dance-pop credentials in summer 2005 with her debut smash hit, “Pon de Replay,” and continued to demonstrate hit potential in subsequent years (e.g., “S.O.S.” in 2006; “Umbrella” in 2007; “Disturbia” in 2008). However, it was the singer’s third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, that made her a full-fledged international pop star with a regular presence atop the charts. Seb Fontaine & Friends. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19h. €TBC. Seb Fontaine is an English house music DJ. Fontaine had his first DJ gig at Crazy Larry’s on the Kings Road, London, but he soon progressed to residency at the Fridge in Brixton in 1989. Having worked at various other clubs in London (Subteranea, Billion Dollar Babes), he eventually became a resident DJ at one of the UK’s largest club nights at Cream,[3] and also went on to feature at its Ibiza nights. The Young Europeans Concert with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €10-€25. As Ireland’s European Presidency draws to a close outstanding young musicians from Austria, Poland, Portugal and Ireland celebrate their success at some of Europe’s leading music competitions with the RTÉ NSO, and French conductor Jean-Luc Tingaud. Programme includes Carmen Fantasy (Sarasate), Flute Concerto (Nielsen), and popular arias: Deh per questo istante solo from La clemenza di Tito

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Saturday 22 nd Ben Reel Band. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. A native of South Armagh, and basing himself in Monaghan, The Ben Reel Band have just released their 4th album, ‘New Horizon’, to rave reviews and some major airplay around the world, which also has not gone unnoticed by some of the world’s biggest record companies, in particular Sony Columbia NY which has recently offered them a deal. Bryn Terfel. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €34.50- €69.50. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra is delighted to announce, as part of its Signature Series 2013, the sensational Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, for one powerful Dublin performance in June 2013. One of the most sought after international voices, Terfel has won two Grammy Awards, four Classical Brit Awards and Her Majesty the Queen’s medal for Music. Carmel McCreagh. BEWLEY’S CAFE THEATRE. 2nd Floor, Bewley’s Building, 7879 Grafton St. (Dublin 2). 20h. €12. Carmel McCreagh’s beautiful, soulful singing and the sensitve accompaniment by Fiachra Trench on piano and Keith Donald on saxophone and clarinet promise you a magical evening of music. Get Back - the Story of the Beatles. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h . €25. Imagine walking down the stairs to the Cavern Club in Liverpool to watch a four-piece band on the cusp of greatness. What would it have been like to experience the excitement of being among the 74 million viewers who watched the Fab Four on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964? Or picture yourself in 1967 walking home with your copy of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, putting the needle to the record and being met with a totally new sound. Get Back: The Story of The Beatles sets 33


out to put you in those crucial moments in the Beatles’ musical journey. Greg Lloyd Group. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Kevin Barry Room. 20.30h. €15. Irish/Australian pianist and composer Greg Lloyd fronts his latest band, the Greg Lloyd Group (GLG), at the National Concert Hall.The GLG amalgamates Cuban, Jazz, Funk and North African Algerian ‘Chaabi’ music in a new way with original instrumental composition. Lir. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €13.50. LIR’s reputation as a legendary live act was built through Concerts in the capital and particularly in Whelan’s that became unmissable for many. Following the release of their debut album ‘Magico Magico’ and the hit single ‘In a Day’, Lir signed to US label ‘War’ and based themselves in the States for a number of years, touring North America relentlessly with ‘Magico’ and the follow-up album ‘Nest’ to rave reviews across the USA.

Sunday 23 rd Fat Freddy’s Drop. VICAR STREET. 58 Thomas Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €39.50. Lock up your bass bins! Perennial soul shakers Fat Freddys Drop are ready to lift the lid on their new album Blackbird. Fresh from a run of barnstorming, sold-out shows across Europe in late 2012, where they road-tested and refined the music that has formed the basis for their third full- length studio album, Freddys are bristling with new ideas. The third full-length studio album from the seven-headed soul monster documents a rich period of writing, recording and playing, and continues the band’s aim to stretch themselves by integrating diverse styles and approaches into their music. Jim Doherty & Louis Stewart. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 16.30. €10. Tunes is the title of a soon-to-be released CD featuring pianist Jim Doherty and the world-renowned master of the jazz guitar Louis Stewart. In the fifty or so years since these two guys first met they have worked on literally

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hundreds of musical projects together, while always promising that someday they’d record an album of duets- just guitar and piano. Josh Groban. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 20h. €52. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. Josh Groban is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable and unparalleled among his peers. Josh’s latest record ‘All That Echoes’ features a stunning version of the traditional Donegal song “She moved Through The Fair”. This continues his long association and love affair with Irish songs, having previously recorded Brendan Graham’s,”You raise me up” and Declan O’ Rourke’s “Gallileo”. His unique take on these songs have rightfully gained him a loyal following in Ireland. Matt Andersen. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20h. €15. Matt Andersen is a Canadian blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, from Perth-Andover, New Brunswick,. His musical career started in 2002, with the New Brunswick band, Flat Top.

Monday 24 th Left, Right & Centre. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. A conglomeration of some of the most experienced blues players around ‘Left Right & Centre’ come to the Blues Club to deliver their renditions and tribute to the music of the greats such as the great Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Leadbelly and all the Kings, Freddie, Albert and BB. The band comprises some of the finest of Dublin’s musicians, Ed Deane on guitar, John Quearney on bass, Noel Bridgeman on drums and featuring Trevor Kinght on keyboards.

Tuesday 25 th Blondie. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €44.05- €54.65. One the great pop icons of New York’s celebrated late ‘70s new wave punk scene, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Blondie are set to release their latest album Panic Of Girls later this year.


In an incredible career spanning over 30 years Blondie have sold more than 40 million records worldwide and have a back catalogue containing hits such as Denis, Atomic, Heart of Glass and Hanging On The Telephone. JD Wilks & The Dirt Daubers. THE GRAND SOCIAL. 35 Lower Liffey Street (Dublin 1). 20h. €15. The Dirt Daubers have come down from the mountains and landed squarely in the Mississippi Delta, and this former old time band have decided to plug in(!) to both their blues roots and a regular socket. Lunchtime Fantasy with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 13.05h. €10. Take your lunch break in France as Catriona Ryan, RTÉ NSO Flute Section Leader, takes centre stage with Parisian conductor Jean-Luc Tingaud for an hour of sunny French music. Simone Felice Group. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €15. Fresh from his sold out Barbican show and European tour with Conor Oberst and following his Autumn 2012 sold out Union Chapel concert, acclaimed American songwriter Simone Felice returns to the UK and Ireland to preview new songs. As well as debuting material from his next release, the acclaimed wordsmith will be performing many of the classics his devoted followers hold dear from his time with The Felice Brothers and The Duke & The King.

Wednesday 26 th Azealia Banks. THE ACADEMY. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1). 19.30h. €22.90. Fast becoming a global phenomenon, Azealia’s controversial single 212 catapulted the 21 year old Harlem native into the ears and eyes of the music and fashion elite. With the video for 212 reaching47.5 million views, Azealia Banks has firmly established herself at the cutting edge of popular culture. Cassia and Milo. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). Upstairs. 20h. €5. Cassia + Milo formed in May 2012, performing the original songs of Milo’s solo project Sasquatch Fortnight. What followed proved to be a whirlwind 12 months playing sold out gigs in the Grand Social, dates in The Academy and Whelan’s alongside recent radio exposure surrounding their Block C Sessions performance of Kid Cudi’s pursuit of happiness. Devendra Banhart. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €19.90. Devendra Banhart releases his Nonesuch debut, Mala, on March 12, 2013. The singer/songwriter co-produced the record with his longtime bandmate, guitarist Noah Georgeson. The complete track list is on the next page. Spring tour dates will be announced soon. Mala may be pre-ordered now on CD and vinyl and includes: a limited-edition, autographed print; an instant download of the album track “Für Hildegard von Bingen”; and a download of the complete album available starting release day. The Mala

LP is pressed on 140-gram vinyl and includes the album on CD, an additional 7” with two bonus tracks, and an exclusive poster. Jamie XX. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 23h. €25. Apart from his massive success as part of The xx, one of his first successes with his solo work was for the album “We’re New Here” which is a complete remix of the entire Gil-Scott Heron album “I’m New Here” and features the tracks “I’ll Take Care Of You” and “NY Is Killing Me”. He’s gone on to remix a number of artists from Adele to Koreless, Four Tet to Radiohead and he’s recently released remixes of tracks from The xx’s latest album Coexist, bringing his own slant on the original tracks - as well as producing the album in the first place! The xx. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €32.50- €36.50. The xx are currently riding a wave of success having recently released their second album ‘Coexist’ to effusive praise from fans and media like. After hitting the No.1 spot in the UK charts and No.3 here in Ireland, they fullfilled one of their long-standing dreams by performing with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 27 th Alabama 3. THE BUTTON FACTORY. Curved Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 19.30h. €22.50. Inimitable techno-gospel rabble rousers Alabama 3 are set to return to Dublin this Summer. After a busy year on the road in 2012, “the best live band in the country”* have been back in the studio, working on material for their next album. The Reverend D Wayne Love, the band’s iconic rapper and spiritual leader, has let it be known that at the moment they are revisiting and reimagining their roots in techno music. The Cabin Collective. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €17.50. The Cabin Collective, a new nine-piece Galway rock band, featuring members of The Saw Doctors will play their debut headline Dublin show in Whelans. Featuring some of Irelands best songwriters and musicians such as Keith Mullins, Noelie McDonnell, Larry Kelly, Dave Clancy, Éimhín Cradock, Spud Coen, Rickie O’Neill, Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite the band are a formidable live force. Kevin Brady Trio featuring Bill Carrothers. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €10. Drummer Kevin Brady brings his trio featuring the innovative U.S. pianist & composer Bill Carrothers and double bassist Dave Redmond back to perform at JJ’s. Brady has performed for many years playing with some of the World’s most prominent jazz performers, such as: Norma Winstone, Ronnie Cuber, Ian Shaw, Bobby Watson, Guy Barker and has supported groups such as EST and Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters. Samba Résille. THE WORKMAN’S CLUB. 10 Wellington Quay (Dublin 2). 20h. €5. Samba Résille is one of France’s leading Samba Bands, with an impressive 20-year history of wowing crowds throughout Europe. 35


Friday 28 th Bats + Jogging & Croupier. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. BATS are a group of mammals comprised of various molecules based mainly on carbon. They began their musical quest in 2006, releasing an EP ‘Cruel Sea Scientist’ in 2007 and their debut LP ‘Red In Tooth & Claw’, produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, in 2009. Sporting their own brand of science inspired post-hardcore and danceable post-punk, they’ve played support to such big-name acts as The Locust, These Arms Are Snakes, Gang Gang Dance, Sebadoh and Chrome Hoof. Dermot Lambert. THE VILLAGE. 26 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €13.50. 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. The Celine Byrne Summer Gala. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €15-€40. Back by popular demand, the sensational Irish opera star Celine Byrne performs favourite arias from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, La Bohème and Madame Butterfly, Dvořák’s Rusalka, Catalani’s La Wallyalong with Viennese operetta favourites from Die Fledermaus, Giuditta, Der Favorit and The Merry Widow. Love Minus Zero. J.J. SMYTH’S. 12 Aungier Street (Dublin 2). 21h. €10. Love Minus Zero play the music of Bob Dylan. Whether you’re a die hard Dylan fan from the start or a new fan, you won’t want to miss this gig … Love Minus Zero guarantee a great set of classic Dylan tunes and more on the night, taking in material from the 60’s and onwards. The band also put their own stamp on some of their own favorites, such as “One More Cup Of Coffee”, “Shelter From The Storm”, “ Thunder On The Mountain “ “Hurricane” and many more. Raglans. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €12.50. ‘NATIVE’S’ is the follow up to Raglans’ highly successful “Long Live” EP and is released through Faction Records, it was produced by Kieran Lynch, (Elvis Costello, U2, Declan O Rourke) and mixed by Rob Kirwan (Depeche Mode, U2, The Horrors). Raglans have teamed up with acclaimed director Finn Keenan again for the video which will be airing soon. Renowned for their energetic, crowd embracing live shows, Raglans have gigged constantly during the last twelve months amassing a huge following around the country. This summer will see them performing at virtually every festival, fitting for a band that came together in a festival tent three years ago. Susannah de Wrixon, Cian Boylan, Hugh Buckley. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). John Field Room. 13.05h. €15. For her brand new show Susannah reels in the years and celebrate two decades of exceptional popular song writing.With a breath of material that ranges 36

from Bacherach to The Beatles, from Randy Newman to Paul Simon there is a wealth of musical genius on offer.Hear fresh interpretations of “ Vincent” ,“ 50 ways to leave your lover”, “ Your Song” and many more. Susannah always serves up an entertaining and fresh approach to her shows and this new departure will be no exception.Joined By musical director Cian Boylan and guitar legend Hugh Buckley Vann. ACADEMY 2. 57 Middle Abbey Street (Dublin 1).19h. €10. The New Wave Electro style of VANN MUSIC combines elements of Dance, French House Music & pop and gives them a distinctive upbeat sound that stands out from the crowd. The outfit comprises of Aaron Smyth (Lead Vocals, Guitar & Synth), Phil Costello (Lead Guitar, Synth & Backing Vocals), Robert von Bergen (Drums) and Dublin electro producer Ross Fortune (Bass, Synth & BackingVocals). 2013 has seen VANN MUSIC go from strength to strength playing sold out shows at the Button Factory & Whelans, whilst taking in International support slots with UK indie group Egyptian Hip Hop & the US based Wilde Belle.

Saturday 29 th BELL X1. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Main Auditorium. 20h. €25-€35. The National Concert Hall Dublin is pleased to announce a special show on June 29th as part of its ESB Live Series with Bell X1 to premiere their luminous new album Chop Chop. Chop Chop is a bold, unique and beautiful new direction for the band produced by Peter Katis (The National) and Thomas Bartlett (of The Gloaming). To mark the release the band will perform the entire album in sequence before taking an interval and returning to play selections from their beloved back catalogue. Chop Chop will be available in stores on June 28th. The Cujo Story. THE SUGAR CLUB. 8 Lower Leeson Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €12. “Hear yee, hear yee, the hour of the beast is upon us... After nearly two years of Blood, Sweat, Tears, Artistic Differences, all the cash we could lay our grubby hands on, and a successful fundit campaign they are absolutely thrilled to be finally releasing their second album, Stories of Ruin. To mark the occasion were throwing a whopping great big session in the Sugar club in association with ChoiceCuts, do yourself a favour and be sure to come along, Twill be the night to end all nights. Honor Heffernan & Jim Doherty. BEWLEY’S CAFE THEATRE. 2nd Floor, Bewley’s Building, 78-79 Grafton St. (Dublin 2). 20h. €12. Irelands First Lady of Jazz! After a sold-out concert in April... Honor Heffernan returns to Bewleys Cafe Theatre, joined by three stalwarts of the Irish music scene, Jim Doherty on Piano, Dave Fleming - Double Bass, and Kevin Brady on Drums. Honor brings her own unique voice to some wonderful songs. Renowned for her interpretation and soulful take on the music of some of the greatest songwri-


ters in the world,Honor delights and excites her audience. She loves the intimate setting of Bewleys Cafe Theatre so book early and don’t miss this enchanting performer. Maroon 5. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €39.50 - €44.50. U16’s must be accompanied by a Parent / Guardian. Multiplatinum pop-rock superstars Maroon 5 will play The O2 Dublin, with special guest PJ Morton. This 3 time Grammy-winning quintet are considered one of the most popular bands of the last decade and have topped the charts with massive hits including “This Love”, “She Will Be Loved”, “Makes Me Wonder” and more recently the Multi-Platinum selling #1 Single Moves Like Jagger, which held the #1 spot in the Irish Chart for over 4 Weeks and was one of the most successful singles of 2011. Rod Stewart. RDS ARENA. Merrion Road, Ballsbridge (Dublin 4). 18h. €76- €106. During Rod Stewart’s iconic five decade-long career, he has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, scored countless hits, earned 18 Grammy nominations – winning one for ‘Stardust - The Great American Songbook: Volume III’ – and in 2007 was bestowed the prestigious CBE title by the Queen. He found his solo voice with a string of classic albums: ‘An Old Raincoat Will Never Let You Down’, ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’, ‘Never A Dull Moment’ right through to ‘Atlantic Crossing’, ‘A Night on The Town’ and ‘Blondes Have More Fun’, and went on to record five acclaimed volumes of his ‘Great American Songbook’ series.

The Silver Seas. WHELAN’S. 25 Wexford Street (Dublin 2). 20.30h. €19. The Silver Seas’ Daniel Tashian and Jason Lehning were raised deep within the Nashville music scene. Tashian’s dad Barry was lead singer of the Boston-based, mid-sixties cult combo The Remains and subsequently toured with Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band. Lehning’s dad Kyle is a well-respected country music producer and the former president of Asylum Records Nashville. While the young Lehning apprenticed behind the boards, Tashian was developing into a formidable singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Sunday 30 th Brian May. OLYMPIA THEATRE. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €36.50- €41. Queen’s legendary guitarist Brian May is teaming up with rock Goddess Kerry Ellis for a stunning candlelit, acoustic show at The Olympia Theatre Schubertreise IV. THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Kevin Barry Room. 15h. €15. One of the most ambitious classical music projects Ireland has ever seen Schubertreise will take the listener on an exciting journey through six hundred songs: thirty five recitals at the rate of four a year. It has become commonplace in recent years to hear of complete performances of the Beethoven piano sonatas, the Bach cantatas or the Haydn symphonies, but most of Schubert’s extraordinary songs are never performed.

Cooming soon Bruno Mars. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €44.05. 3rd October. Sold Out. Blur. ROYAL HOSPITAL KILMAINHAM (Dublin). 16h. €68.60. 1st August. Tickets now on sale. Depeche Mode. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €TBC. 9th November. 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. Justin Timberlake. PHOENIX PARK (Dublin). 18h. €79. 10th July. Tickets now on sale. The Killers, Frank Ocean, Two Door Cinema Club, Haim. PHOENIX PARK (Dublin). 15h. €61.50. 13th July. 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. Leonard Cohen. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €TBC. 11th & 12th September. Mumford & Sons + The Vaccines + Ben Howard + Edward Sharpe + the Magnetic Zeros. PHOENIX PARK (Dublin). 15h. €61.50. 14th July. Tickets now on sale. Stereophonics. THE O2. East Link Bridge, North Wall Quay (Dublin 1). 18.30h. €42.05. 12th November. Tickets now on sale. 37


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The Forbidden Fruit Festival is returning for another Bank Holiday feast of music, art and comedy this June in one of Dublin’s most beautiful settings on the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. For further information visit http://forbiddenfruit.ie/ Venues Grounds of Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin. TICKETS Day Tickets: €54.50 / Two Day Tickets: €99.50. - Saturday, 1st Kasabian, Crystal Castles, James Blake, Neon Neon, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, IAMAMIWHOAMI, Ghostpoet, HEALTH, Jagwar Ma, Le Galaxie, Fight Like Apes, Kormac’s Big Band, Swim Deep, Halves, Tieranniesaur, Girls Names, Daithí, The Hot Sprockets, Trinity Orchestra, Ghost Estates, The Mighty Stef, Hot Colossus - Sunday, 2nd Primal Scream, Chic (Feat. Nile Rodgers), Four Tet, Everything Everything, Woodkid, Daphni, Daughter, Toro Y Moi, Flight Facilities, Austra, Cyril Hahn, Simian Mobile Disco (Dj Set), Bondax, Mykki Blanco, Solar Bears, Trust, New Jackson, Frank B, Koreless, I Am The Cosmos, Hidden Agenda DJ’s, Rainy Milo. - Comedy Tent Cracking Comedy Coming to Kilmainham.. Kevin Mc Aleer, David Mc Savage, The Nualas, Colin Murphy, John Colleary, Foil Arms And Hog The Hairy Bowzies Feat. Ding Dong Denny O Reilly & Scribbler O’donohue & many many more & many more.. Following on from its massive maiden success last year, the Bulmers Pear Comedy tent at the Forbidden Fruit Festival is back. And it’s bigger. Bigger acts, and a bigger tent can only mean one thing.. Bigger laughs. Some of Ireland’s finest comedy prodigies to the up & coming comedy gems will take to the stage over the 2 day festival this June bank holiday weekend in Kilmainham, Dublin. 38


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SEA SESSIONS is Europe’s best surf, skate and music festival from the 21st - 23rd June 2013, Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland. A 3 day long event of surfing, skating, partying and music. For further information visit the website: http://http://seasessions.com/ Venues Main Beach TICKETS Weekend Ticket €89 / Weekend Ticket with Camping €99 / Friday Day Ticket €49.95 - Friday, 21st. 18h. Bastille. With a number one album in the UK, a sold-out UK and Irish tour and have also been steadily creeping up the Irish charts. There’s a real buzz about Bastille especially here in Ireland. They’re a favorite on Irish Radio and now the excitement continues with their announcement at two of Ireland’s most prestigious festivals. Beardyman. After winning the well renowned Lyric Pad Beatbox Battle twice in 2004, he went on to win the title of London champion and UK runner up in the 2005 Championships and the following year became UK Beatbox Champion 2006. He successfully defended his title in June 2007 to become the first beatboxer in UK history to win the national championships twice in a row. Therapy? A Brief Crack Of Light is the new album by Therapy? Co-produced by the band and Adam Sinclair (New York Dolls, The Unthanks) in Blast Studios in Newcastle, it’s the influential Northern Ireland trio’s thirteenth studio album. The follow-up to 2009′s acclaimed Crooked Timber and their first recording for new label Blast Records, it also just might be the most compelling album of Therapy?’s distinguished career. - Saturday, 22nd. 12h. Fat Freddy’s Drop. ‘Fat Freddy’s Drop throws a fun party. Get into it’ Erik Thybony, San Francisco Critic, USA Fat Freddy’s Drop’s pirate soul train has seen them beat a resolutely independent path to the ears and feet of audiences around the globe for over a decade. The Strypes. The Strypes are 4-piece rhythm and blues band hailing from Cavan, Ireland, formed in 2011. The group has spent the past 18 months launching their explosive R&B assault on the clubs and festivals of Ireland, the UK and Europe, viciously hammering out a no-nonsense blues repertoire drawing from the songbooks of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, and more with the passion and venom of British blues groups such as Dr. Feelgood, The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones and The Animals. The Milk. The Milk are four spirited young men from Essex (and proud of it), though they spent their formative years dreaming of being cool kids in Camden, and thrashing around somewhat aimlessly in a punk band. Having slogged up and down the M1 one too many times, with selfbooked tours that took them to Hull via Exeter and Edinburgh, the band realised punk was dead, and split. Remaining a true gang of friends, the boys took a break to re-evaluate what they wanted to do. - Sunday, 23rd. 12h. Xavier Rudd. He becomes one of the most iconic voices in Australian music, literally and figuratively. With each new album, this journey has wound like a river making its way toward the ocean – twisting and turning, flowing and cascading as it relentlessly pushes forward. The Original Rudeboys. From Dublin they were formed in March 2011 when a unique realisation occurred between all three members. Offering a distinct and refreshing sound with a combination of acoustic guitar and ukulele blended with soulful and hip hop voices, The Original Rudeboys have created a new fusion of music whilst continuing to respect their different influences. Gilles Peterson. When all is said and done, whichever role Gilles is performing – DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss or plain old record collector – the music is always the bottom line. His passion and enthusiasm is unfailing and deeply infectious. And Le Galaxie, Aeroplane, Greg Wilson, Mud Morganfield, Norman Jay, Renegade Brass Band, Walking on Cars, Ashley Beedle. 39


Other Festivals Dublin Port Riverfest 2013. Saturday, 1st – Monday, 3rd. (DUBLIN) This June Bank Holiday, North Wall Quay will play host to the Dublin Port’s Riverfest. Organised by the Dublin Port Company and the Docklands Business Forum, expect a unique celebration along the historic quays with a jam packed programme of entertainment and family fun. In addition the festival coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Old Gaffers Association. This special event will culminate with a rare demonstration of skills with the Howth 17′s racing on the River Liffey on Saturday 1st June. For further information: http://dublinriverfest.com/

FREE Dublin Shakespeare Festival. Monday, 3rd– Saturday, 8th (DUBLIN) The Trinity College Dublin Shakespeare Festival, which is now entering its fifth and final year, is surprisingly one of the only celebrations of Shakespeare’s works in Ireland, and also the largest outdoor theatre festival in the country. Dedicated to bringing a fresh approach to the greatest dramatist of the English language, the Festival brings performers out onto thestreetsofDublininover60performancesofShakespeare’s work acrossthesixdaysoftheFestival.For furtherinformation: www.dublinshakespeare.com.

Taste of Dublin. Thursday, 13th – Sunday, 16th (DUBLIN) From June 13-16 2013, fine dining will be transported to Iveagh Gardens with Taste of Dublin for four days of summer eating, drinking and entertainment. 20 of the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will be dishing up their finest in an unbeatable alfresco gourmet feast, while 100 producers provide a bounty of the best food and beverages, ensuring that guests sample and shop for a range of produce in the laid back atmosphere of a boutique foodmarket.Forfurtherinformation:http://www. tasteofdublin.ie/ 40

Dalkey Book Festival. Friday, 14th – Sunday, 16th (DALKEY) Dalkey Book Festival was set up to celebrate and hopefully foster the wealth of literary talent in and around the town. Festival directors, David McWilliams and Sian Smyth, work with the support of a superb team of volunteers and the Dalkey Business Group to ensure the festival’s success. We rely on the goodwill of many in the Dalkey community and the local businesses who have offered support and provided venues for the festival events. And of course without the authors and performers, there would not be a book festival. For further information: http://www.dalkeybookfestival.org The Dance Expo 2013. Saturday, 22nd – Sunday, 23rd. The Dance Expo is aimed at bringing all aspects of the da dance industry. The Dancers in Ireland are estimated to be over 40,000 with at least 3,000 dance teachers. Dance is essentially also a part of everyone’s life in some form whether for leisure, fitness, sport or as a profession people in the whole country dance. Where there is music there is dancing. The DANCE EXPO is the only event in Irelands that creates a platform for all and is targeted for both Business 2 Business and consumer markets. Dancers begin dancing from a very young age and so this makes the event a family event where a 4 year old can come with his/her parents to explore the opportunities available for her to dance and at the same time her brother and sister will be looking for the Course or Agency contact to further their career. For further information: http://www.danceexpo.ie/

Drogheda Samba Festival 2013. Friday, 28th – Sunday, 30th (Louth) Drogheda Samba Festival began in 1994 as part of the Drogheda 800 celebrations and proved such a hitthatitbecameanannualevent.Ithasbecomethe get-together for Irish samba groups who are joined by others from abroad for a 3-day party of Samba, Latin and African music and dance. There are pub and street gigs, workshops and concerts. Highlights are the 5-hour non stop samba session in the main street and the carnival parade and there is also a special Samba Mass. Bands from as far as Singapore and Sao Paulo and famous percussionists such as Dudu Tucci and Mestre Esteve have played and conducted workshops at the festival. For further information: http://droghedasamba.com/


The Annual John Ford Ireland Film Symposium (6 th-7 th)

Venues: Gresham Hotel. 3 Upper O Connell St. (Dublin 1) Light House Cinema. Market Square, Smithfield (Dublin 7). Meeting House Square in Temple Bar. (Dublin 2) The National Concert Hall. Earlsfort Terrace (Dublin 2). Savoy Cinema. O’Connell Street (Dublin 2).

Following on from the brilliant success of last year, the 2nd John Ford Ireland - Film Symposium takes place 6 – 9th June with a four day focus on Contemporary filmmaking, inspired and informed by the timeless work of legendary Irish-American director John Ford. Film fans from far and wide can enjoy four days of Screenings, Lively debates & Discussions, incisive lectures, public interviews with filmmakers, anecdotal stories, music nights and plenty more. For further information: http://www.johnfordireland.org/

The Indian Film Festival of Ireland – IFFI (7 th-10 th) Venues: Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum (Dublin 14) Rua Red Arts Centre Tallaght. (Dublin 24). Filmbase. Curved Street, Temple Bar(Dublin 2)

The Indian Flim Festival of Ireland is an annual event held each June. The only Indian film festival across Ireland. It is founded on the back of over twenty years of independent film distribution and exhibition organisation under the rubric of Bollywood Ireland Ltd. A company owned by Siraj Zaidi, the Festival Director. Siraj introduced a hugely popular Indian cinema slot over ten years ago in the Irish Film Institute. He decided to start a dedicated festival two years ago to make Indian films more mainstream and to introduce people in Ireland to the global appeal and popularity of Indian cinema. The festival also aims to create an environment of collaboration between Irish and Indian film makers and to enable the making of Indian-Irish films. For further information: http://indianfilmfestivalofireland.ie/index.html 41


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). 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.

Friday 7 th The Last Exorcism (Part II). 88 min. Horror. Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly. Starrring: Ashley Bell, Julia Garner. As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.

After Earth. Action, Sci-Fi. Dir.: M. Night Shyamalan. Starring: W. Smith, J. Smith. A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

The Company You Keep. 121 min. Thriller. Director: Robert Redford. Starring: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte. A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.

Thérèse Desqueyroux. 110 min. Drama. Director: Claude Miller. Starring: Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche. The unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting.

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Bachelorette. 87 min. Comedy. Director: Leslye Headland. Starrring: Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan. hree friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school. 42

Man of Steel. 108 min. Action Adventure. Director: Zack Snyder. Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams. A young journalist is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.

Much Ado About Nothing. 107 min. Comedy Romance. Director: Joss Whedon. Starrring: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof. A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.


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Friday 21 st Now You See Me. 90 min. Thriller. Director: Louis Leterrier. Starring: Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo. An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

Stuck in Love. 97 min. Comedy. Drama. Director: Josh Boone. Starring: Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman. n acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Summer in February. 100 min. Biography. Drama. Director: Christopher Menaul. Starring: Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning. A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists’ colony in Cornwall.

World War Z. Action Sci-Fi. Director: Marc Forster Starrings: Brad Pitt, James Badge Dale. United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to decimate humanity itself.

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Despicable Me 2. 90 min. Animation Family. Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. Starring: Kristen Wiig, Steve Carell. Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Redemption. Action. Director: Steven Knight. Starring: Jason Statham, Lee Asquith-Coe. Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London’s criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man’s identity -transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

This is the End. 107 min. Comedy. Director: Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen. Starring: James Franco, Paul Rudd. While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

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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 44

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 Chinese 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 45


traditional furniture and furnishings as Ireland’s social and economic circumstances changed through the 19th and 20th centuries. 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 dis-

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play 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 weaponry 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


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.

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. Meeting House Square, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Tuesday – Saturday: 11h – 18h. Sundays: 13h – 18h. http://www.galleryofphotography.ie/ Since its inception in 1978 the Gallery of Photography has become Ireland’s premier venue for photography. It has staged exhibitions with many of the major names in contemporary photography. The Gallery moved to its new location, a purpose built space with fully fitted darkrooms and digital imaging facilities in Meeting House Square in 1995.

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 47


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. TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS 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.”

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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 Admission 17.15h. Free except for occasional special exhibitions. Formal Gardens: Open Museum hours. TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS Until 1 st of September Willie Doherty: Secretion, 2012. IMMA presents the haunting film work Secretion, 2012, by leading Derry-born artist Willie Doherty in the Annex space at Earlsfort Terrace. First shown to critical acclaim at documeta 13, this site-specific film installation draws on the possibilities of lost and forgotten narratives located somewhere between recent history and a near future. I Know You. I know you is a dynamic exhibition by a new generation of young European artists. The exhibition takes a fresh look at contemporary art in Europe as a reflection of the exchange and openness that exists between artists working today. I know you examines the idea of cultural capital; what it means to be European; and ideas at the core of the financial heart of Europe. 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

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at 16.30h. Sunday: 10 – 18h. Last admission at 17h. Adult: €6. Senior / Group: €4. Child / Student: €2 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 3 rd June 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). 6 th June–20 th July- The Abbey Stage Drum Belly. It’s 1969. . Shush. This June, the Abbey Theatre presents the world premiere of Shush, a new comedy from Elaine Murphy, the award winning writer of Little Gem. It’s Breda’s birthday but life’s not been going according to plan of late. She’s in no mood to celebrate. Her friends however have other ideas. Homemade birthday cake and too many Bacardis later – it turns out Breda’s not the only one with problems! Shush is a funny and insightful story of female friendship and its power to overcome life’s adversities. Join five Irish women with five different stories on a girls’ night in to remember. Monday-Saturday. 19.30h. €13-€40. Saturday.14h. €13-€27. Preview. Thursday 6th June – Tuesday 11th June. €13-€22.

10 th - 22 nd The Dubliners Dilemma. The year is 1914. London publisher Grant Richards has determined to re-read Joyce’s controversial manuscript, eight years after rejecting it over fears it might breach strict British and Irish obscenity laws. As the racy, comic stories of Joyce’s childhood and young adult world spring to life around him, Richards relives his frustrating correspondence with the arrogant Irish writer. Should he risk everything now second time around and be the one to launch this volatile but brilliant genius on a world about to descend into the madness of war? 13h. Monday, €8. Tuesday-Thursday, €10. Friday & Saturday, €12. Sunday, €15.

The Back Loft Theatre, 7-11 Augustine Street (off Thomas Street) (Dublin 8) 16 th June – 31 st August Mr Joyce is Leaving Paris. Mr Joyce is Leaving Paris is a play about James Joyce when he was living in Trieste in Italy with Nora Barnacle and their children. He was teaching in The Berlitz College and was also the opera critic for the local newspaper. His brother Stanislaus comes from Dublin to support them as they were living in dire poverty while Joyce was drinking and not writing. The second part of the evening is set in Paris in 1939 as the Germans are advancing on Paris and Joyce is about to travel to Zurich in Switzerland. He is now an ageing, nearly blind man and he is confronted by ghosts/ friends from his past that he has used in his famous novels –Ulysses, Finnegan’s Wake, and The Portrait of The Artist As A Young Man. Monday- Saturday, 20h. €18

Until 8 th June 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. 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

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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.

being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre. With almost 25,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of! And to celebrate 60 incredible years on stage it’s going on tour for the first time, with a star cast to give you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this masterpiece at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Tuesday – Thursday. 19.30h. €30-€44. Matinee: Wednesday, 26th & Saturday, 29th . 14.30h. €18- €35. Friday & Saturday. €35-€48. South King Street (Dublin 2). 5 th, 7 th & 8 th La Traviata. La Traviata tells the story of how Violetta, the beautiful but fragile social butterfly, sacrifices her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation. A tragic and resonant tale of society and morality, it combines compelling characters with hugely powerful, moving and instantly recognisable melodies, making it one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time. 19.30h. €25- €60.

25 th - 29 th The Mousetrap. Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – the legendary, record-breaking, box office smash-hit thriller, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion the show’s first ever UK & Ireland tour is coming to Dublin! Famous around the world for

10 th - 15 th Abigail’s Party. Donna Summer is playing on the stereo. Dishes of cheese and pineapple are on the coffee table…the social get-together from hell is about to begin. Beverly, and estate agent husband Laurence, have invited round new neighbours Tony and Ange and nervous divorcee Sue, twitchy about the party her fifteen-year-old daughter, Abigail, is throwing over the road. As Beverly plies the guests with alcohol, cigarettes, Demis Roussos and nibbles, this horribly compelling evening descends into drunkenness and debauchery. Comedy, drama and tragedy combine into an iconic piece of theatre. Monday – Thursday. 19.30h. €28-€33. Friday & Saturday. 19.30h. €33-€38. Matinee: Wednesday, 12th & Saturday 15th 14.30h.

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17 th - 22 nd The Love-Hungry Farmer. Des Keogh, one of Ireland’s foremost actors and entertainers, is celebrating 50 years in show business this year. Marking this anniversary his hugely successful show. Based on John B. Keane’s best-selling book: Letters of a Love-Hungry Farmer, and adapted for the stage by Des himself, the show has been one of the most popular shows in Ireland and abroad in the last decade and continues to find new audiences. It tells the story of John Bosco McLane, a bachelor of indeterminate age and according to his own assessment: ‘past his best’ and evidently still a virgin. Monday- Wednesday . 19.30h. €19.65€24.65. Thursday – Saturday. 19.30h. €24.65- €30.20. 27 th June - 1 st September Riverdance. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. In the 17 years of touring since the Premiere in Dublin in 1995, the show has been experienced live by over 23 million people worldwide across six continents and boasts a worldwide television audience in excess of two billion people. An innovative and exciting fusion of Irish and international dance, Riverdance propels traditional dance and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Riverdance is a truly global phenomenon. Tuesday– Thursday, 19.30h. €25- €50. Friday – Saturday, 19.30h. €25-€55. Sunday. 17.30h. €25-€55. Matinee. Saturday. 15.30h. €20-€50. Sunday. 14.30h. €20- €50. Cavendish Row, Parnell Square (Dublin 1) Until 13 th July An Enemy of the People. A small town has just begun to win fame and fortune for the supposed health-giving properties of its spring waters. The town is expecting a surge in tourism and prosperity from the new baths, which are a source of great local pride. When Dr. Stockmann, resident physician in charge, discovers that the waters are poisoned he is shocked to find that instead of being rewarded for his efforts to bring this important secret to light he is attacked, denounced and shunned by the authorities and his fellow townspeople. Originally written by the great Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen and then adapted by American playwright Arthur Miller. Mondays. 19.30h. €25. Tuesday & Wednesday. 19.30h. €28. Thursday & Friday. 19.30h. €30. Saturday. 19.30h. €32 Matinees : Saturday, 8th June, 6th and 13th July. 14.30h. €25 52

43 East Essex St.,Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 10 th - 22 nd A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. In the name Stephen Dedalus, he adopted in this, his early masterpiece, Joyce signalled his need to escape the nets he claimed Ireland would trap him in – religion and nationality. He would seek to fly “above these nets”. Unique among his contemporaries he laid claim for the artist’s freedom from such temporal concerns to “forge the uncreated conscience of his race”. Thus began his life long task of sketching the universal human condition he had observed around him in Dublin in the real lives of ordinary people. Monday – Saturday, 19.30h. €15. 73 Dame Street (Dublin 2). 6 th - 9 th Barney. It’s always nice to share your toys - but in a rush to share their favourite toys with the audience, Barney’s friends BJ, Riff and Baby Bop accidentally break their toys. As always, Barney finds the silver lining behind the dark cloud he’ll take the little dinos, and the audience, to a marvellous, magical toy factory where the toys can be repaired by the Imagination Machine - a fantastic device powered by children’s imagination! Join your favourite dinosaur at The Olympia Theatre for ninety minutes of song, dance and fun…and when it comes to fun, Barney knows that nothing beats imagination...and friends you love! Thursday – Sunday. 16h. €18. Matinee. Friday – Sunday. 13h. €18. 12 th - 15 th These Halcyon Days. Deirdre Kinahan’s (MOMENT, BOGBOY) laugh-out-loud, bittersweet new play THESE HALCYON DAYS features Anita Reeves and Stephen Brennan in a celebration of the human spirit and our quest for meaning in even the most seemingly hopeless circumstance. It took a while. But they found each other. Seán (Brennan) sits alone in a nursing-home conservatory, abandoned to


his memories when in storms Patricia (Reeves), a feisty woman with a zest for life and for handsome men in wheelchairs. A wary intimacy soon develops between the two, an unforeseen relationship by turns charming and combative, tender and funny.Nominated for BEST NEW PLAY at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2012. Wednesday,– Saturday. 20h. €20- €25. Matinee. Saturday. 15h. €25- €30. 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). Until 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. 4 th - 8 th - Cube Kiss Me And You’ll See How Important I Am. Sunday’s Child return to Dublin with their smash hit Edinburgh Fringe success Kiss Me And You Will See How Important I Am. Spend an evening in the lives of four people searching for themselves in the madness of the world around them. Sunday’s Child use their unique style of physical theatre to bring the audience into a world dominated by memories and secrets – secrets that will tear some apart and bringing others together. Visceral and touching, the show propels forward towards a shattering conclusion and leaves you wondering - if you had the choice to save or abandon someone, which would you choose? 20.15h. €7.50 - €10.

11 th - 15 th - Cube Solpadeine is My Boyfriend. What happens when the class clown graduates and is no longer funny? We drink, we smoke, we dance, we eat, we book online and pack suitcases, we turn off our phones, we turn on our computers, we log in and log on, we pretend. What do YOU do to escape? Solpadeine is My Boyfriend is about change. It’s more than a hair cut or going to college. It’s the changes you can’t control, can’t come back from, like growing up, emigrating, and that moment you realise: you’re not who you thought you were going to be when you wrote about it in 3rd class. 20.15h. €12 - €14. 13 th June-6 th July - Space Upstairs HOWIE THE ROOKIE. Howie tells a story. Then Rookie takes it up. Mark O’Rowe’s electrifying, epic tale is a wild, urban odyssey through a nightmare landscape, hilarious and grotesque by turns. Meet the enormous Avalanche, monstrous on the bar stool in her white skipants. Meet Ladyboy, a dangerous gangland thug with Siamese fighting fish and – it is rumored – three sets of teeth. Meet Mouse, Howie’s younger brother. Meet the Howie. Meet the Rookie. Previews: Thursday, 13th – Saturday, 15th June. 20h. €25. Sunday, 16th. 18h. €25. Midweek performances: 20h. €32. Friday & Saturday performances. 20h. €35. Matinees: 22nd & 29th June & 6th July,15h. €27. 27th - Cube Gis A Shot Of Your Bongos Mister (With Chico). A Dubliner loses himself in Dakar and brings his Sengalese teachers to a very white 1990s Dublin - this is a story told in music, pictures and anything else Brian Fleming can get his hands on. A musical story-telling, from Dublin’s inner city flats to the suburbs of Senegal, experience the world through a drummer’s ear. Between the music and laughs, first world problems fall into perspective. 20.15. €15.

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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. 56

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. Friday, 21st – Sunday, 30th Dublin Pride Festival is the largest Pride festival in all of Ireland and this year is their 30th anniversary so its going to be bigger than ever!!!! The ten day festival officially starts on Friday the 21st of June and continues until Sunday 30th June. It will be a non-stop celebration of diversity. With popular club nights for both the lads and the ladies, pub quizzes, literary evenings with famous writers, theatre nights and talent shows, Dublin Pride Festival has something for everyone. For further information : www.DublinPride.ie Parade Parade day will be on Saturday 29th of June and starts at 12h. The Grand Marshall this year will be Anna Grodzka, currently the only transgendered MP in the world. Starting at the Garden of remembrance, moving down O’Connell street winding around Trinity and ending at the Pride Village in Merrion Square, Dublin Pride Parade is the second largest parade in Ireland. At the Pride village everyone is welcome to enjoy a fabulous line up of talented artists and well known celebrities on stage. We will also have


a funfair, food vendors, community stalls and a full onsite bar. Pride Programme Thursday, 6th FREE Pride Programme Launch. The Morgan. 10 Fleet St, Temple Bar, (Dublin 2). 18.30h. Official Launch of the Dublin Pride Festival Programme containing complete event listings, articles and festival information. Saturday, 15th FREE Craft Fair. The Outhouse. 105 Capel Street (Dublin 1). 13.30h. ‘Craftylicious Ireland’ Craft Fair at Outhouse This event is open to all, so bring along your partners, your wife/husband, children, parents. sisters, brothers. Bring all of your family and friends to experience the great creativity and talent of these women. Included in the craft display will be: Woodturning , Stained glass , Handmade cards, Paintings, Mixed Media , Textile art, Jewellery. The theme of Pride will be incorporated into some of the exhibits ensuring a rainbow of colour (but you won’t need a pot of gold to take one home with you!) Craftylicious Ireland is a craft group made up of women who are members of ‘Running Amach’ and LGBTQ in Dublin and surrounding areas. Friday, 21st FREE Nurses & Midwives LGBT Seminar. Gresham Hotel. 23 Upper O Connell St, (Dublin 1). 13.30h. Liam Doran, General Secretary of the INMO will kick off proceedings, followed by the Fine Gael openly gay TD Jerry Buttimer. Dr Lesley Hannon representing Gay Doctors Ireland will share some personal ex-

periences and anecdotes, and importantly will propose that marriage discrimination is a health hazard that severely negatively impacts on the health of society. On a similar vein, Dr Mel Duffy and her colleague, Dr Vera Sheridan, will speak about the effects of gendered workplaces on lesbian and gay workers. The very topical issue of marriage equality will be addressed by Moninne Griffith, CEO of Marriage Equality; a subject that will also be addressed by Michael Cashman, MEP. The seminar will also hear from nurses and midwives including Marianne McGriffin, and the seminar will close with a lively panel discussion, followed by a well earned glass of wine! The conference is free, and open to non-nurses. Booking is essential, contact Noeleen@inmo.ie or 01 6640611 Saturday, 22nd FREE Newstalk’s Global Village Dublin Pride Special - “Feel Good About Yourself!” The Morgan. 10 Fleet St, Temple Bar, (Dublin 2). 13.30. Newstalk’s annual Dublin Pride Special will broadcast live from The Morgan Hotel. Global Village, an award winning radio show in its 5th year of broadcasting is presented by Dil Wickremasinghe and is Ireland’s only social justice and mental health live radio show. The theme this year is “Feel Good About Yourself!” and will focus on the importance of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our vibrant LGBTQ community. Dil will be joined by well-known guests working on bringing about positive change, feature inspiring personal stories and even have some live music! So join us and “Feel Good About Yourself!”


Where I am. Irish Film Institute. IFI Irish Film Institute. 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 18.45h. €9. In this moving and heartfelt documentary, Gay American writer Robert Drake journeys from downtown Philadelphia to the small town of Sligo in Ireland to reconcile the violent events which left him for dead after a night out in 1999. Sunday, 23rd FREE Family Day. Fairview Park (Dublin 3). 14h. A great day out for all the family. We will have sports and games and the popular dog show. Bingo with Shirley Temple Bar. The George. 89 South Great Georges Street (Dublin 2). 20h. Free before 22h. Tuesday, 25th GAZE Pride Event Screening. The Light House Cinema, Smithfield. Market Square, Smithfield (Dublin 7). 19.30h. €10 adult, €8 concession. GAZE Dublin International LGBT Film Festival will host a special event screening with pre-film cocktails and tunes in the Light House Bar to put you in the mood! And remember the GAZE film festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the Light House Cinema Smithfield see www. gaze.ie for details and updates! FREE Voice of Pride Grand Final. The Front Lounge. 33-34, Parliament Street (Dublin 2). 22h. Join April Showers at The Casting Couch for the grand final with celebrity judges. Thursday. 27th My Big Fat Gay Pub Quiz. The Front Lounge. 33-34, Parliament Street (Dublin 2). 20h. €40 per table of four. A night of gorgeously gay, quintessentially queer, lucisiously lesbian, bootylicious bi and terrifically trans questions as GCN’s My Big Fat Gay Pub Quiz rolls into The Front Lounge once more. Now with 20% easier questions, fantastic prizes and plenty of twiss, turns and laughs along the way, all proceeds will go to the GCN Forever fund, so its a win-win. The action kicks off at 8pm and it’s €40 for a table of four. Go to www.gcn.ie to book your tickets now!

Friday, 28th Dyke Night. Sin Night Club. 17-19 Sycamore Street, Temple Bar (Dublin 2). 22h. €15 or €10 online. An evening for the ladies, the massively popular Dyke night will be one of the highlights of the festival with top DJs pumping out the choons in the SIN nightclub. See www.DublinPride.ie for details and regular updates. FREE Pride Karma Chameleon. The George. 89 South Great Georges Street (Dublin 2). 19h. Karma Chameleon is returning to Bridie’s Bar (one of Dublin’s oldest & longest-running gay venues) for Pride so come join El Styra & the gang for an all-request night of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Red, Gold and Green pop classics. Saturday, 29th FREE Pride Village. Merrion Sq (Dublin 2). 15:30h. This open air concert gets bigger every year. With live onstage performances starting at 3 until 7pm this year’s line-up has something for everyone. Dublin Pride in an attempt to be more family friendly and promote inclusion have arranged for a funfair and various community stalls to be at the village in addition to the usual food vendors. There will also be bar facilities available onsite. FREE El Styra’s Pride Pop Party. Jack Nealon’s Bar. 165 Capel St (Dublin 1). 17h. El Styra hosts her annual disco extravaganza downstairs in Nealon’s, on Capel Street starting immediately after the parade. Expect camp classics, iconic hits, merriment and mayhem from 5pm ‘til late. In conjunction with Dublin Bears. Sunday, 30th. FREE Ceremony of Love & Remembrance. Fairview Park (Dublin 3). 18h. It is only fitting that this year as we celebrate 30 years of the Dublin Pride parade we remember Declan Flynn who’s tragic murder was the catalyst for the first Pride Parade. We will meet at the newly renamed “Declan Flynn Memorial Bridge” to pay tribute to Declan. Closing Party. The George. 89 South Great Georges Street (Dublin 2). 22.30h. €5.


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