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They’re back.

Literally by popular demand.

Barry writes:

“After a fantastic set last March we are delighted to welcome back Minnie and the Illywhackers [performing ‘Make Me Yours, above]for their second gig with us at the Alternative Sunday Social Club [Upstairs] in The Stag’s Head [Dame Court, Dublin] from 4.00pm. They will be playing the glorious blend of early jazz, country & blues and tunes before and after the band’s set will be provided by DJ Karl Tsigdinos. All this for a mere €8. Sure where would you get better value of a Sunday afternoon?”

Alternative Social Club (Facebook)

SpiritRiders ASSC Album Launch Poster

SpiritRiders at the Alternative Social Club, upstairs in the Stag’s Head, Dame Court, Dublin at 4pm.

Barry writes:

“SpiritRiders are a Dublin based 5-piece country rock band. Primarily a live act, their natural habitat would be pubs, clubs and outdoor festivals. They have no ambitions other than to be a great pub band and to earn a living. As well as originals their set contains songs by Hank Sr, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, J.J. Cale & John Prine…”

€8 (includes FREE CD)


Stag’s Head Raw (Facebook)


The Hidden Highways (performing The World Began With A Waltz on RTE’s The Works).

The Hidden Highways – Carol Anne from Donegal and Tim V. Smyth from Clare – play the laid-back Alternative Social Club, upstairs in The Stags Head, Dame Court, Dublin on Sunday at 4pm. €8.

Let their dark, melodic folk and country remove your Sunday fear.

Stags Head Raw (Facebook)


From the people behind Stag’s Head Raw.

Care to spend a leisurely late Sunday afternoon in the lovely room above The Stag’s Head, Dame Court, Dublin with soulful Dj Karl Tsigdinos and the Trouble Pilgrims?

Barry writes:

The Trouble Pilgrims were named after the third Radiators from Space album at a time when Philip Chevron was unable to work with the band due to the resurgence of his cancer. Philip Chevron passed away on the 8th of October. This has meant that his three Radiators band mates Pete Holidai, Steve Rapid and Johnny Bonnie will in future be joined by Paddy Goodwin and Tony St Ledger to play a mix of Radiators songs with a selection of well chosen covers and songs from Pete Holidai’s “Devil’s Guitar” album.


The Trouble Pilgrims


The Chapters – Videotape

Stag’s Head Raw, the lovely and intimate music venue above The Stag’s Head, Dame Court, Dublin celebrates its second birthday this Sunday.

Celebrants will include Biggles Flys Again, The Chapters, The Annulments, Heritage Centre, Dani & more.

The Raw’s mission statement remains the same as it did in August 2011.

Sez Raw founder James Ellworthy

“What we are aiming to create with The Stags Head Raw is the warn vibe of Other Voices but in the heart of Dublin. Here you will get to enjoy a performance with some of the music scene’s best acts essentially in their company; the room is that intimate.”


There may be tay.

€10. 8pm.


Hidden Highways [Tim V. Smyth and Carol Anne McGowan, top} – In Defence Of Magpies

Live at the Stag’s Head Raw.

Barry writes:

This Sunday  sees the return of Rocky deValera & The Rhythm Kings to the Stag’s Head, Dame Court, Dublin for another afternoon show and then that evening we are delighted to welcome back our old friends Hidden Highways for the launch of their debut album “Old Hearts Reborn”.


Rocky deValera & The Rhythm Kings at 4pm/ Hidden Highways.at 8pm.

Both €8.

Hidden Highways (Facebook)



We’re going to party like it’s the early 1980s.

Drink cider to Soft Cell and argue over a five spot

Because YOU controversially asked for it.

Rocky DeValera and The Rhythm Kings [performing John Wayne above in 1982] will be taking to the stage this Sunday AFTERNOON at the Stag’s Head Raw, upstairs in The Stag’s Head, Dame Court, Dublin.

The ‘Raw’s Barry writes:

What we’re trying to do with this is recapture the vibe of those Sunday afternoons from way back when which saw many waiting for the boozer to reopen after Holy Hour so we could watch some bands and drink some pints.
Doors are 4.00pm and admission is a mere €8.00. Alternatively you can reserve tickets by mailing stagsheadraw@gmail.com. It’s going to be magic…




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Should you enjoy accomplished musicianship, nifty swooping camera work and beardy lads.

Niall Thomas performing ‘Spillin’ Diamonds with George Guilfoyle on double bass
Scott Davis drums and Christophe Capewell on fiddle.

Directed by Steve ‘Swoopy’ Mogerley.

-1Niall plays the Stag’s Head Raw (the intimate home of new Irish music) on Sunday night upstairs in the Stag’s Head, Dame Court, Dublin. With support from Baker Jr.

8pm. €6

Niall Thomas Spillin’ Diamonds (iTunes)