The Workman’s Club – The New Original

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The Workmans Club are only delirra to announce a brand new night of brand new music in their Vintage Room. Get into their cosy retro gaff upstairs and prepare to check out some very seriously deadly music! The New Original Club is a brand new music showcase night bringing you live intimate performances from up and coming bands and solo artists.

This is a FREE FREE FREE event and will take place every second Tuesday. All you gotta do is show up, They’ll take care of the rest. The first night kicks off on Tuesday, 2 May at 8 bells. This inaugural gig will feature some awesome bands.

First up, we’ve got ZAR! This guy is an incredible singer and guitar player. Check out his great new cover of Ben Howard’s Old Pine right here to get a taste of what to expect.

We’ve also got GRIFF, the frontman from hard-rocking trio New Secret Weapon coming along to perform for you!

Fancy some off-beat melodic rock/funk performed through unorthodox guitar phrasing, soaring vocals, metronomic drums and thunderous low-end with sultry saxophone? ‘Course ya do. Us too, so we’re bringing you CHASE NOVA & THE EVER CHANGING BANDNAME

Finally, CARRON are the cherry on top! They’re an indie-folk duo from Dublin, led by the sisters Meabh and Mella Carron. These siblings are unique in their style of singing and songwriting, attempting to capture far more than just melody or rhyme. Through the frequent use of unison vocals, they create a sense of one shared voice between them reinforced by a strong familial bond, while singing in harmony highlights their differences. Their EP ‘Roots’ was released last year, and they’re working on a brand new LP for release imminently.

So there you have it. Brilliant brand new music in the comfy surrounds of our Vintage Room, the second Tuesday of every month. Did we mention it’s FREE?

BARE in the Woods

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BARE in the Woods 2017 has announced more block rockin’ beats for this summer’s rapidly expanding festival at Garryhinch Woods inPortarlington on June 9 – 11. Joining headliners House of Pain and Helmet is Canadian electro-pop sensation Kiesza, who’s hit ‘Hideaway’ has clocked up an impressive 350 million views on YouTube. The BARE17 Dance Arena line up has also been revealed with acts of the calibre of Dan ShakeCinema, Damiano Von Eckert, Phare, Mr Beatnik and Josh McGowan leading the way.

Irish indie stalwarts HamsandwicH join a sensational and diverse bill at BARE 17, that already features Mike Skinner & Murkage present Tonga, UK hip hop/grime artist Akala, Danish experimental pop trio WhoMadeWhoRubberbandits,  Right Said FredAlvarez KingsJon Stevens (INXS)The Frank & Walters and RSAG. A Spoken Word Stage brimming with talent will host Dublin Slam Poet Champion Jon Cummins, Ri Ra, David Jackson, Cormac Lally, Stuart Wilde, Tempermental Missy Elayneous and more, while the Comedy Stage will be headlined by Andrew Maxwell and Karl Spain.
With a limited amount of Tier Two tickets still on sale, BARE in the Woods is bolstered by a fantastic Irish bill that has been programmed with the help of a new partnership with Mobstar. New names announced today include Brave GiantSuper Silly, Katie Laffin, Pranks, Katie Cassidy and Emma Jai.

BARE in the Woods’ bespoke woodland site features a party island on a lake, chill out spots hidden amongst the trees and a full sized Crannog hosting the Spoken Word Stage.

JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW

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JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW

‘ONE THOUSAND TIMES’ MUSIC VIDEO

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN SHOW ON FRIDAY JULY 7TH

Check out his new video here

James Vincent McMorrow has released the third music video from his latest album ‘We Move’ for the song “One Thousand Times.” The video was directed by Bob Gallagher [www.bobfilmsthings.com] and McMorrow said in a statement, “I hate being in my own videos. I said to Bob that if we were going to make a performance video then something had to happen in it to elevate it into more interesting territory, that it had to have a point that was more than just ‘guy on stage plays music’. So we gave it a point…. Bob can articulate it better than I can.” Gallagher is an award-winning director based in Dublin and has directed videos for Girl Band and Floor Staff among others. He describes the concept for this video in a statement below:

“When the dictator enters James and the band become prisoners within their own performance, and the complacent audience who try to ignore the malicious presence in the theatre gradually come under attack. No one stands up for anyone else so eventually everybody becomes a victim of the regime. At the end you have a reversal where James’ and the dictator become locked in an exchange where James uses the stage to acknowledge him directly. He sort of pleads with the dictator and you get the sense that he might have made some small impact on him. The video is obviously an exaggerated surreal scenario, with no intention to trivialize complex political issues, but we’ve reached a point where fact and reason aren’t the powerful mind changing tools they should be. We don’t have the middle ground of debate so much as we have streams of diametrically opposed opinions flying back and forth. I think that art can be the middle ground or abstract space where these subjects can be humanized and discussed, and where perceptions can potentially be changed. That may be optimistic but you’d hope that at some point the dictator realizes why he’s the only one clapping.”  – Bob Gallagher

Additionally, McMorrow has announced a Dublin show at Trinity College on Friday July 7th, and is one of the ten shortlisted acts for the RTE Choice Album of the Year, for We Move, and the Song of the Year shortlist for Rising Water. The winners will be announced at the event in Vicar Street on Thursday March 9th.

Praise for ‘We Move’: “On the aptly-titled ‘We Move’, a focused and excitable McMorrow ditches the acoustic and breaks a few shackles, turning over a brand new bag of genre-defying treats.” Eamon Carr – Evening Herald

“Musically brilliant, and lyrically permeated with anxiety, regret, and social unease, ‘We Move’ is a fascinating third chapter.” Olaf Tyaransen – Hot Press

“The songs are probably McMorrow’s finest to date, a clutch of tracks dealing with the doubts and fuzzy-headed approach with which everyone deals with love, life, health and the future.” Jim Carroll – Irish Times

IDINA MENZEL LIVE IN CORK

TONY AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS & SINGER IDINA MENZEL 

LIVE AT THE MARQUEE, CORK Sunday 25th June 2017

 Tickets on Sale Monday 6th February at 9am

Click on the link to check out her voice on Frozen

After releasing her fifth solo studio album idina. last autumn, Tony Award-winning superstar IDINA MENZEL announced today that she will play Live at the Marquee this June.  The Cork show will be part of her 50+ city global spring & summer tour and Idina’s first return to Ireland since her last show at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin on 20 June 2015, which sold out immediately when tickets were released for sale.

Called “the Streisand of her generation” by The Denver Post, Idina has captivated audiences at sold-out concerts around the world with her irresistible charm, wit and unparalleled vocal prowess. Throughout the tour, Idina will lead audiences through a special journey of songs from idina.,as well as other classic pop, musical theatre favourites and her own personal catalogue.

“[Idina] sings beyond anyone’s idea of reasonable vocal or emotional limits…” – New York Magazine

“[Idina has a] tear-down-the-house voice and commanding personality…” –Variety

Idina played the role of CC in the contemporary remake of the classic filmBeaches, which premiered in the USA on January 21 on Lifetime.. Her voice is also featured on the Beaches EP, which includes classic songs from the 1988 original film, along with new tracks recorded specifically for the remake. The EP was released on January 13 by Warner Bros. Records and is available for purchase now at https://wbr.ec/wbmw.

About Idina Menzel

Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Idina’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash FROZEN, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” and in the follow-up short, FROZEN FEVER. After Idina’s performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Idina capped 2016 with the release of her fifth original solo studio album idina., and filmed Lifetime’s remake ofBeaches, which aired January 21, 2017, in which she portrays the role of ‘CC,’ made famous by Bette Midler. Idina earned her first Tony nomination as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize winner Rent, and won the award for her performance as Elphaba in Wicked. Other notable roles include Rachel Berry’s mother, Shelby Corcoran, on the hit television show Glee as well as starring opposite Susan Sarandon and Amy Adams in Disney’s Enchanted.Idina starred in her own PBS special, Barefoot at the Symphony, with an accompanying live album of the same name, and her highly successful 2015 international concert tour included a sold-out performance at Radio City Music Hall. Idina also performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX in February 2015, which was the most-watched television program in U.S. history. In addition to cast albums, Idina’s prolific recording career includes the solo albums idina., I StandHere and Still I Can’t Be Still. Her first-ever Christmas album Holiday Wishes, released October 2014 on Warner Bros. Records, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart and received rave reviews. Idina’s most recent Broadway role as ‘Elizabeth’ in the original production IF/THEN earned her critical acclaim and her third Tony nomination.

For more information, please visit www.idinamenzel.com.

Tickets for IDINA MENZEL at Live at the Marquee Cork on Sunday 25 June 2017 go on sale Monday 6th February at 9am and will be available from Ticketmaster, all usual outlets Nationwide and www.idinamenzel.com/tour.

 

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Bulmers Live at Leopardstown

 

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It is just a week to go until Bulmers Live at Leopardstown kicks off, and to celebrate 8 great years of music, racing, fashion and festival food, Bulmers Live at Leopardstown now has a limited Countdown Ticket Offer running until midnight Wednesday June 8. Only available online at www.leopardstown.com. This 8th birthday offer sees tickets priced at an amazing €15 for each of the 8 concerts during the summer.

Over the years, Irish music lovers have already experienced some fantastic shows at the Bulmers Live at Leopardstown series, including Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Johnny Marr, Alabama 3, The Happy Mondays, The Charlatans, The Human League and more.

This summer promises to be one of the best ever at Leopardstown, with a line-up featuring Aslan (June 9), The Academic (June 16), Nathan Carter (June 23), Jack L (July 7),Hermitage Green (July 14), Booka Brass Band (July 21), The Strypes (August 4), The Boomtown Rats (August 11).

When the Countdown Ticket Offer concludes, tickets for the 8 shows will be priced at the standard €18. This year also introduces the Leopardstown Summer Pass, allowing race goers access to 10 Race days, including all 8 Bulmers Live at Leopardstown concerts for just €90. The Summer Pass also gives you access to the Members Bar, two complimentary guest passes, exclusive discounts and more. To purchase visit www.leopardstown.com.

As always, the performances will be preceded by a top class card of horse racing and a wide selection of hospitality options available for everyone from the great value ‘Summer Bundle’  to the premium ‘Summer Party’. The music and racing festival would not be complete without the Style Stakes and The Beacon Hotel will return this summer as sponsors of The Beacon Hotel Dare to be Different Style Awards with over €17,000 worth of prizes to be won. Every week at Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, over €2,000 worth of prizes can be won by contestants, who will be judged by a high profile panel of personalities and celebrities.

Leopardstown Racecourse is only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre on the Luas Green line, with dedicated shuttle buses running from the Sandyford stop. Leopardstown is located off exit 14 or exit 15 on the M50 southbound or exit 15, M50 Northbound. Ample FREE parking is available onsite.

For Tickets and hospitality options – go to www.leopardstown.com or call the Leopardstown ticket line on 01 289 0500. There are also discounts for advance group bookings available online.

Follow on Facebook – Leopardstown Racecourse & Twitter @Leopardstownrc for updates and exclusive competitions. Use hashtag #liveatleopardstown

BARE in the Woods 2016

Paul Woolford, The Hardy Bucks and more join The Sugarhill Gang @ BARE in the Woods 2016

 

June 11!

Garryhinch Woods, Portarlington, Co Laois Day Tickets €40 €50 with camping

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If you go down to the woods  . . . BARE in the Woods 2016 is only two weeks away and promises to kick off the Irish festival season in style. Already confirmed for their only Irish festival appearance of the summer are New York hip hop legends, The Sugarhill Gang – and they will now be joined by one of the most innovative dance producers of the last few years Paul Woolford and motley Irish comedy crew The Hardy Bucks

Paul Woolford headlines an expanded Dance line-up this year to incorporate two of the most amazing stages on the Irish festival scene, The Island and The Crannog. These will host some of the UK and Ireland top DJs and collectives, featuring Made by PeteDJ MEKDess & Connor CMix & FairbanksDean Heavy & Shane BerneyCinema (DJ SET)Maebh O’ ConnorDistrict Magazine DJsSean SavageJosh Mc GowanJesse JacksonStephen Courtney and Kev Kinsella.

Also announced today is BARE of the Rhyme – a showcase of the country’s best talents in poetry, comedy and spoken word taking place in The Crannog, and guerrilla performances around the festival site, with Lady GrewAidan MurphyDavid HynesRichard BrennanDavid MallaghanMC Cormac Lally and special guests Wasps Vs Humans. Also along the spoken word and comedy lines, The Word of Breda is a one-woman tour de force with Breda Larkin and Fergus Costello brings his Tell Me Lies Horse show to BARE in the Woods, while Tony Clayton Lea’s Culture Vultures makes its first appearance at the festival.

Already announced for the growing boutique festival are Natty Wailer, The Pale, King Kong Company, Raglans, Fangclub, Fox Jaw, Jupe, Dah Jevu, Pretty Beast, Slow Motion Heroes, Everything Shook, My Tribe Your Tribe, Suan, Mongrel State, Made by Pete, CPNHGN, Megacone, Laurie Shaw, Damsel, Whiskey Dick, Gemma Bradley, Peter Njihia and Cua.

BARE in the Woods’ ambition is to create one of the best boutique festival sites in Europe and bring an event that has something different to offer the festival season in Ireland. The BARE festival site compliments its natural surroundings using timber sourced from the site itself to build some very creative stages and structures. It is also one of the best priced festivals in Ireland with camping tickets for the 24-hour event priced at only €40 for a Day Ticket and €50 with camping.

This is will be the third BARE in the Woods festival – the previous two were sell outs – and it was the winner of an Irish Festival Award this year for ‘Best One Day Festival’ 80% of timber used on the site has come from storm damaged trees and has been milled on the site bythe BARE crew. The site itself is nestled beside the River Barrow and overlooked by the Slieve Bloom mountains and features a traditional Irish Crannog and a lake with a party island that will run late in to the night. Stage times for BARE in the Woods will be announced shortly.

BARE in the Woods is located only 50 minutes from Dublin and is accessible via motorway networks to all major Irish cities in under two hours. The site is located close to Portarlington railway station and serviced by Dublin Coach, with a 24-hour service to Dublin, Limerick and Cork. 

 

ELECTRIC PICNC STAGE TIMES 2015

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Its all happening this weekend!! At last the stage times have been announced!! Read it and weep!! 

Friday

Main Stage

18:00-18:45: Ham Sandwich

19:15-20:15: The Coronas 

20:45-22:00: Grace Jones 

22:30-00:00: Underworld

Body and Soul

16:15-16:45: Damsel

17:15-17:45: Joni 

18:15-19:00: New Valley Wolves 

19:30-20:15: Daithi 

20:45-21:15: Simi Crowns

21:40-22:30: CLU

23:00-23:45: Bleeding Heart Pigeons

00:15-01:00: Ho99o9 

01:30-02:15: Vaudou Game 

02:45-03:30: LA Priest 

Saturday

Main Stage

13:00-14:00: Yurodny

14:30-15:00: Bry 

15:45-16:45: The Riptide Movement 

17:15-18:15: Future Islands 

19:00-20:00: George Ezra 

20:30-21:30: Hot Chip

22:00-23:00: Sam Smith 

23:30-01:30: Blur 

Body and Soul

12:00-12:30: Big Jelly

13:00-13:30: Frankenstein Bolts 

14:00-14:30: Formidable Veg Sound System 

15:00-15:30: Silences 

16:00-16:30: GIRO 

17:00-17:45: Bitch Falcon

18:15-19:00: I’m Your Vinyl 

19:30-20:10: The Hard Ground 

20:40-21:15: Everything Shook 

21:45-22:45: Meltybrains?

23:15-00:15: Natalie Prass 

00:45-01:30: Tanya Tagaq 

01:50-02:30: EMBRZ 

03:00-03:45: Shamir 

Rankin Woods

14:15-15:00: We Cut Corners

15:30-16:00: Declan McKenna 

16:45-17:30: SOAK 

18:00-19:00: The Staves

19:30-20:30: Battles 

21:30-22:15: Yasiin Bey

23:00-00:00: Jon Hopkins 

Sunday

Main Stage

13:00-14:00: Dublin Gospel Choir

14:30-15:15: Legend

15:45-16:45: Jurassic 5  

17:30-18:30: The Boomtown Rats 

19:00-20:00: Interpol

20:45-22:00: Manic Street Preachers 

22:30-00:00: Florence and the Machine 

Body and Soul

12:00-12:30: The Inishowen Gospel Choir

13:00-13:30: Shookrah 

14:00-14:30: Rosie Carney 

15:00-15:45: Iron Mountain 

16:15-16:45: Dear Desert 

17:15-18:00: My Tribe Your Tribe 

18:30-19:15: Hayes & Leslie

19:45-20:30: Plutonic Dust 

21:00-21:45: Buffalo Woman 

22:15-23:00: Young Wonder 

23:45-00:45: Hundred Waters 

01:30-02:30: Puts Marie 

03:00-03:45: Hare Squead 

Rankin Woods

14:30-15:15: Here We Go Magic

15:45-16:30: Thomston 

17:00-17:45: MS MR 

18:15-19:00: Gavin James 

19:30-20:30: MK 

21:00-22:30: Paul Kalkbrenner 

23:00-00:00: Le Galaxie