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….
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..
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…
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.
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….
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.
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.
Taking over the entire venue on the quays including the restaurant, Out To Lunch is hosting three days of live electronic acts and DJ sets in four different rooms.
Guest selectors include snooker champion turned DJ Steve Davis, Ben UFO, DJ Sprinkles, Laurel Halo, Mark Ernestus, Call Super, Kenny Hanlon, Damien Lynch, Lolz and Cáit Dip. There’s also a record fair and Firehouse Skank in the courtyard.