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Nialler9 writes:

Hozier will play a rare show on September 20th in Dublin as part of SoFar Sounds and Amnesty International’s Give A Home campaign in support of refugees worldwide.

The gig will take place in someone’s house with very limited space.

Enter for a chance to win tickets here

Hozier to play rare house show for SoFar Sounds in Dublin (Nialler9)

Hozier and Lewis Kenny (SoFar Sounds)


This afternoon.

Apollo House, Tara Street, Dublin 2

Glen Hansard sings the Auld Triangle at the occupied Nama-controlled property as a ‘thank you’ to supporters.

Pic via Daryl Hogg



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This afternoon.

Supporters of the Home Sweet Home occupation of Apollo House – including Social Democrats TDs Catherine Murphy and Roisin Shortall (fourth pic) – gather outside the building on Tara Street, Dublin 2.

Glen Hansard is playing a free gig to say ‘thank you’ to supporters of the occupation of the building which is now being used to offer accommodation for homeless people.

Earlier: Free At 1pm?

Pics: Karin Carthy, Mark McDonnell,  Social Democrats, Aaron McAllorum


Glen sings This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie.





From top: Apollo House, Tara Street, Dublin 2; Glen Hansard and members of the High Hopes choir, Kathleen Twomey and Emma Richardson in November

Further to the news that Dublin City Council has granted permission for the demolition of Apollo House – which is currently being occupied to help provide accommodation for homeless people in Dublin…

Home Sweet Home writes:

To say thank you to the people who have supported Appollo House the opening of NAMA building Appollo House for homeless people, Glen Hansard will play a free gig outside the building this afternoon at 1pm.

The Irish Housing Network have said that they have had an overwhelming amount of donations and over 1,000 people in touch to volunteer various skills – including doctors, social care workers, chefs and medics.

‘It’s very clear that this is a people’s movement, so many people have given their time and energy to this freely, and that’s why we’re organising this gig at lunch time today – to say thank you to people in Ireland for their incredible generosity of spirit,’ said one member of the group

The Irish Housing Network and the Home Sweet Home group opened the building last Thursday and so far have 30 residents and are currently at capacity.

They also asked that donations be offered to other homeless hostels in the area as they have what they need for now, but will put out specific call outs when they need specific things.

We would love if people could come to see the gig today, and we thank everyone for their generosity from the bottom of our hearts,‘ said one representative.


On the Home Sweet Home Facebook page…


Home Sweet Home (Facebook)

Permission granted for demolition of Apollo House (Irish Times)



One of a small number of extremely fortunate Bowie fans from back in the day writes:

It was very cloak and dagger. Can’t remember exactly how I heard about it initially, but the procedure was that you had to attend a drum and bass gig run by Quadraphonic in The Kitchen nightclub [Clarence Hotel, Temple Bar, Dublin] a few days before, and find the person who would then give you a ticket (like the one above).

I did this, and went on my own, as no one else I knew seemed to grasp how important this was/. I spent a night in a small room with less than 200 people with free drink and food as Bowie and his band did a whole concert. I am extremely grateful to life now for providing this amazing experience.

Related: Did David Bowie Take Your Picture With Tracey Emin in Dublin In 1997?

David Bowie’s secret gig at the Factory, Ringsend in May 1997 (Cormac Larkin, irish Times)

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Planet Parade -‘Cardiac’

Joseph Furlong writes:

I play in Planet Parade’s live band, we’re playing in the Workman’s [Wellington Quay, Dublin] TONIGHT with support from Dundalkians We, The Oceanographers.