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.
Formerly known as the Rock-N-Roll Conference, Dublin Rock-N-Roll Festival is a three-day event centered on retro rock’n’roll, rockabilly and all things vintage that go along with it: cars, pomp hairstyles and dance competitions.
Music wise, there are gigs in 10 venues from The Strypes, Donna Dunne, Slim Jim and the Bone Breakers, The Slick Hicks, The Dublin City Rounders, The Jive Cats, Mushburgers, Sunset Kings (USA) and more. Some gigs are free.
A mid-week charity fundraiser and 10th anniversary for Pieta House featuring a load of prominent Irish musicians including Ham Sandwich (above), Hudson Taylor, The Young Folk, Roisin O, Elephant, Sinead White aka White Mice, Roisin El Cherif and Galia Arid playing until 1am. All proceeds go directly to Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm and suicide.