Tag Archives: Nialler9’s Gig Of The Week


TONIGHT! Hennessy Lost Fridays: Valerie Francis, Bad Bones, Lime & Fancy DJs & more @ RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2 (€20)

Nialler9 writes:

A lineup of music, art, poetry and visuals which also feature the electronic A/V musician Bad Bones, singer-songwriter Valerie Francis, poet John Cummins, DJs from the Lime & Fancy club night playing pop of the ’80s and ’90s, and interactive art from illustrator and animator Holly Pereira. There’s also two complimentary Hennessy cocktails on entry. Win tickets in the Nialler9 gig guide (at link below).

Nialler9’s Gig Guide (Nialler9)


TONIGHT, Friday February 17: Girl Band, Rusangano Family, Lynched & more @ Vicar Street (€30)

Nialler9 writes:

Tonight three of Ireland’s finest and very different bands in the genres of rock (Girl Band, above), rap (Rusango Family) and trad (Lynched) play in Vicar Street in aid of Pieta House. There’s also a DJ sets from James Vincent McMorrow Geoff Travis (Rough Trade) & Aisling O’Riordan….

Nialler9’s Gig Guide (Nialler9)


Saturday January 7: I Heart Bowie @ Opium Rooms, Wexford Street, Dublin 2( €17.50)

Nialler9 writes:

As part of the Dublin Bowie Festival, which takes over venues across Dublin this week with singalongs, discussions, screenings and gigs, I Heart Bowie features a cast of Irish musicians paying tribute to the Starman. Previous editions included appearances from Glen Hansard, who performed Ashes To Ashes (above), Bell X1, The Young Folk, Sinead White, Nanu Nanu and Fiach Moriarty. All proceeds to Home Sweet Home..

Nialler9’s Gig Guide until January 9 (Nialler9)



Saturday, December 3: Young Hearts Run Free’s Yule @ The Co-Op, Newmarket Square (Dublin 8, BYOB, €22)

Nialler9 writes:

Young Hearts Run Free’s annual Yule event serves as a fundraiser for the Simon Community and a BYOB knees up to some of the best Irish talent around. This year’s gig in the Co-Op in Dublin 8 starts early and goes late with performances by hahaman David O’Doherty, Booka Brass Band, Sligo rappers This Side Up, Dublin electronic duo Le Boom, Scottish songwriter Alaisdair, indie songwriter Paddy Hanna and more…

Nialler9’s Gig Guide November 29-December 5 (Nialler9)




Saturday, November 19: Jinx Lennon’s Big Protest Night @ The Workman’s Club, Wellington Quay,, Dublin 2 (€10)

Nialler9 writes:

As part of Temple Bar Fest, comes this timely night of music of artists who challenge and question, politically and socially. Heading up the night is Dundalk outlier Jinx Lennon (top and above the video for Jink’s Bonus Ball who just released two albums along with music and words from Avant Gardaí, Temper-Mental MissElayneous and Fiach Moriarty.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide Noveember 15-21 (Nialler9)


Friday October 21 – Sunday October 23: No Idle Day mini-festival @ various locations in Dublin

Nialler9 writes:

Not only does Young Hearts Run Free raise money for a very worthwhile cause in the Simon Community, it also puts on unique imaginative events that draws people of different creative persuasion together.

No Idle Days is their mini-festival running this weekend features a community games, a magical mystery tour, a secret location gig, a their own take on The Sunday Game, a walking tour, paint classes and talks.

Participants include Donal Lunny, Mícheál Ó’Muircheartaigh, Alison Spittle, Banter, Don Conroy, No Monster Club, Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock, Donal Dineen, Joanna Walsh and and more….

Tickets here

Nialler9’s Gig Guide October 18-24 (Nialler9)


Friday Sept 23/ Saturday Sept 24: Canalaphonic @ Rathmines, Portobello, Dublin 6 and 8

Nialler9 writes:

A free festival of Irish music of all sorts in 24 venues, bars and shops of Rathmines and Portobello. Acts playing include AE MAK, Sample Answer, Zaska, Rocstrong, Elephant, Gavin Glass, Feather, Barq, The Eskies, Cut Once, New Valley Wolves, Bad Bones, Katie Laffan, RSAG and many more. The big attraction is the 5,000 capacity gig at Leinster Cricket Club.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide September 20-26  (Nialler9)


Thursday September 15: Music For 18 Machines @ Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar Dublin 2  (€15)

Nialler9 writes:

Music for 18 Machines is a live reimagining of Steve Reich’s minimal 1976 piece Music for 18 Musicians by Simon Cullen (Synth Eastwood, Lasertom, Ships) and Neil O’ Connor (Somadrone)..

Nialler9’s Gig Guide September 13-19 (Nialler9)


Saturday September 10: Sunil Sharpe @ District 8, Francis Street, Dublin 8 (€10, 10pm)

Nialler9 writes:

As techno goes, there’s no Irish producer with a better rep than Sunil Sharpe, who has gained extra recognition of late globally through European tours, Boiler Room and Resident Advisor features and and old-fashioned perseverance. Saturday’s set is a full five-hours that allows Sharpe to showcase what he does best.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide, September 6-12 (Nialler9)


This Friday, August 19: Lisa Hannigan @ Tower Records Dawson Street, Dublin 2  (1pm, Free)

Nialler9 writes:

A free instore for the lunchtime crew to celebrate the release of Lisa Hannigan’s third album At Swim (produced by Aaron Dessner of The National) the same day. Above is ‘Fall’ from the same album.

Nialler9’s Gig Guide August 16-22 (Nialler9)