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Tradfest is one of those annual events that you have saved in your calendar, afraid of ever double booking and being denied the opportunity to revel in the marvels of some rollicking trad and folk. The festival occurs at the beating heart of Dublin’s arts and culture district, Temple Bar. It’s a place where buskers traditionally test out their newest songs and galleries open late for exhibition openings. In January, Meeting House Square is set alight with the luminescent joy that Irish traditional music brings to proceedings. There will be international acts performing shoulder to shoulder with the most awe-inspiring session musicians you’ve ever heard. You’ll be moved by lilting celtic airs or perhaps you’ll let your feet do the talking with a jig or a reel. Either way, Temple Bar Tradfest 2018 is a weekend to dive into, heart and soul. Experience the true essence of Irish life, with good times soundtracked by great music. Tom Doorley – Dublin City Hall, Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 Big Country – St. Patrick’s Cathedral , Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 The Mulcahy Family & Mick O’Brien and Family – Dublin City Hall, Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 Radiant […]

Dara O’Briain is back on tour in autumn 2017, with a brand new show.

Freedom Child sees the band presenting a collection of urgent, timely, future-facing anthems that speak of both real-life events and real-time sonic adventurism. The album was recorded between London and Los Angeles and for the first time, the band chose to work with some outside writers and producers including Toby Gad and Nasri Atweh. The follow up to 2014’s No Sound Without Silence can be purchased/streamed from http://smarturl.it/FreedomChild. The first single from Freedom Child, Rain, was immediately added to playlists up and down the country and stormed straight into the Top 10 on iTunes – where it still sits! Rain is picking up a phenomenal amount of support around the world – it has been playlisted by Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital and many more and is currently the 3rd most played song on national radio. It’s also been added to over 300 playlists on Spotify and the video has already been viewed almost 10 million times (see it here). The Script are one of the world’s most successful bands and have sold over 29 million records. The Irish three-piece have scored x3 multi-platinum albums, all of which were #1 in the UK. The Script have also picked up a […]

2017, marks the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album, “In The City”, which he released with The Jam in May 1977. For most artists such a landmark would be greeted with extensive retrospective celebrations: lavish reissues and all that jazz. But Paul Weller is not like most artists, instead releasing a new studio album, because releasing new albums is what Paul Weller does. Always moving forwards, almost clinically averse to nostalgia or checking his progress in the rear-view mirror. And so, continuing his never-ending creative peak, Paul Weller releases his eagerly awaited 13thstudio album “A Kind Revolution”, out now on Parlophone Records. Weller started work on “A Kind Revolution” immediately after finishing 2015’s “Saturns Pattern”, first tickling out the funky strut of “New York” and the beautiful slow-mo gospel of “The Cranes Are Back” – a song that ties in the changing face of London with the power of nature. The album’s title is taken from a line in the aforementioned song. Musicians on the album feature most of the touring band faithful with Andy Crofts and Ben Gordelier being the top mainstays. Steve Cradock and Steve Pilgrim also feature on several tracks. Opening track “Woo Sé Mama” sees legendary soul […]

2018 Marks the year of the Dog – see whats on around the capital Scroll-Making Workshop Venue Chester Beatty Library Date Fri 16 Feb Time 10:30 – 13:00 Fee Free, Booking Required Guinness Storehouse Tours In Mandarin Venue Guinness Storehouse Date Fri 16 Feb – Sun 4 Mar Time 10:30 Fee €15 When Pre-Booked Tall Tail Venue Smock Alley Theatre Date Fri 16 & Sat 17 Feb Time 11:00 (Fri) | 13:00 (Sat) Fee €6 Children / €10 Adults Dumpling Day Venue Asia Market Date Fri 16 Feb Time 11:00 – 18:00 Fee Free, No Booking Required friday Lunchtime Chinese Culture Tal The World Of Dumplings Venue Asia Market Date Fri 16 Feb Time 13:00 – 14:00  Fee €15 Rock Dog (2017) Venue Light House Cinema Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:00 – 15:30 Fee Free, Booking Required How Lucky Are You? (Fully Booked) Venue Chester Beatty Library Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:00 – 15:30 Fee Free, Booking Required Chinese New Year Family Workshop Venue National Museum Of Ireland – Collins Barracks Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:30 – 16:00 Fee Free, Spring Festival Gala Ireland 2018 Venue The Convention Centre Dublin Date Fri 16 Feb Time 19:30 (Doors […]

Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-noo and Sun Baby in a fun, bright and safe world which captures young children’s imaginations and encourages them to explore the world around them.  Join in and enjoy beloved features from the TV series along with brand new songs. Saturday 17th February 2018 – doors 9am / show 10am Saturday 17th February 2018 – doors 12pm / show 1pm Sunday 18th February 2018 – doors 9am / show 10am Sunday 18th February 2018 – doors 12pm / show 1pm

Morrissey is proud to announce his first full UK & Ireland tour since 2015, giving fans the chance to hear tracks from Low in High School. Morrissey will play 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on February 20th. Ticket Information Tickets for Dublin are priced from €69.50 inclusive of booking and facility fees on sale now via Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.ie In further Morrissey news, this week, I Wish You Lonely was released as a download and to stream plus as an Instant Grat track for people pre-ordering the album via iTunes or the official Morrissey store. Two unique pop-up shops have been previously announced to celebrate the release of Low in High School. London will be at Provender Building, Camden Market, NW1 8AH and will open at 8am on Friday 17th  Nov. Los Angeles will be at 8250 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048. The shops, will have 100 album Test Pressings available for purchase at each location on a first come, first served basis each day. (40 on Friday and 30 on Saturday and Sunday). These will also be the one of the only physical stores stocking all of the Language Edition coloured LPs and the 7” limited edition boxset. […]

Elbow returned with their seventh studio album in February 2017. As with the previous three elbow albums it was produced by Craig Potter. ‘Little Fictions’ is emphatically a band album. Having written individually for its chart-topping predecessor, ‘The Take Off and Landing of Everything’, sessions this time were collective affairs, with all four members gathered initially in a house in Scotland before moving to Guy’s attic in Prestwich and finalising recordings in the familiar setting of Blueprint studios, Salford. ‘Little Fictions’ is an upbeat album. All the band talk of the sessions being ‘joyful’, Mark summarises it as ‘the sound of four people who love what they do and each other’, of an album that came into being naturally and, at times even unconsciously. Lead single ‘Magnificent (She Says)’ was embraced for the joyous, thrilling piece of music it is, positive and outward looking. Mark never even considered his audible switch towards electric guitars, most notable on the psychedelic lushness of ‘All Disco’, until the very end of the process. The departure of drummer Richard Jupp prior to commencing the writing and recording process in earnest saw early sessions characterised by new approaches to rhythm, with the band utilising percussive […]

Country to Country; Europe’s biggest country music festival is back for its sixth year from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March 2018 with another incredible line up that fans can expect from the C2C team. Joining Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Little Big Town will be one of America’s biggest country stars; Kacey Musgraves who will headline the festival for the very first time. Joining the stellar headliners are multi-platinum and acclaimed artists Emmylou Harris, Kip Moore, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Margo Price and Midland. The festival brings three days of the best in country music and programming that fans have come to love and expect with performances from the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, Ireland, UK and Europe. For the first time and due to popular demand C2C Glasgow will now take place at The SSE Hydro having grown out of the Clyde Auditorium. Chris York, C2C Festival promoter for SJM Concerts commented: Once again Country to Country is delighted to be bringing the finest in US talent to the UK and Ireland. Our sixth year brings some welcome returning stars as well as a wealth of new and up and coming artistes […]

One of Britain & Ireland’s best live bands Stereophonics will embark on a major UK & Ireland arena tour in February & March 2018 following the release their new album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’. Twenty years after their debut ‘Word Gets Around’; Stereophonics tenth studio album released on October 27th via Parlophone Records follows ‘Keep The Village Alive’ which went straight to #1 when it was released in 2015 and became their sixth chart-topper after ‘Performance and Cocktails’ (1999), ‘Just Enough Education To Perform’ (2001) ‘You Gotta Go There To Come Back’ (2003), ‘Language. Sex. Violence. Other?’ (2005) and ‘Pull The Pin’ (2007). ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ was primarily recorded in the band’s HQ in west London with a further session at RAK Studios. Created with the help of regular collaborator Jim Lowe, it’s an album in which creative sonic touches add to the band’s emphasis on songwriting and melody. ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ will be released on digital (standard and deluxe), CD (standard and deluxe) and vinyl formats. It’s available to pre-order from http://www.stereophonics.com with new singles ‘Caught By The Wind’ and ‘All In One Night’ provided as an instant downloads. As one of Britain & Ireland’s best live […]

Aslan’s debut album Feel No Shame was released in 1988 and the band are celebrating the albums 30th anniversary with The Feel No Shame Tour. These gigs will see the band dusting the cobwebs off songs from the album that have not been played in a very long time. But don’t worry they will also be playing the songs that everyone loves to sing along to. Aslan’s gigs in The OLYMPIA always sell out so early purchase of tickets is advised. The band are very excited about the Feel No Shame Tour and are delighted that a Dublin date is happening as part of it. They have a lot of things planned to celebrate Feel No Shame’s 30th anniversary including a new single which is being released in January. For more info go to www.aslan.ie Aslan, who took their name from the heroic lion in C.S. Lewis’s series of books chronicling the fictional land of Narnia, (Aslan is the Turkish for ‘Lion’), emerged from the working class areas of Finglas and Ballymun in Dublin’s Northside, in the mid 1980s. They released a demo single, ‘This Is’, in the Spring of 1986, which was a huge hit and became the longest […]

Following an acclaimed run of shows across the UK and Europe this summer, Arcade Fire have announced a headline tour for Spring 2018, which will see “one of the most popular and essential bands of the century” (NME) play dates in Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, as well as two dates at London’s Wembley Arena, kicking off in Dublin on 6th April 2018. The live show will feature songs from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Everything Now’, due out on 28th July, featuring the title track as well as the likes of Creature Comfort and Signs of Life.