Whelans May 2019 on in Whelans

Wednesday 1st May
DECLAN GREENE plus support ^ Upstairs ^ DECLAN GREENE is a soulful Dublin-born musician who began his songwriting journey at 14. He has hit the top spot on iTunes multiple times and is currently touring Europe as a special-guest-support to GAVIN JAMES.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: SOLD OUT

Thursday 2nd May
FELONIES
ON SALE FRI 15th MAR, 9AM FELONIES plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Formed in 2015, Wicklow-based alt-punks Felonies have striven to define themselves as one of Ireland’s most exciting live acts. Taking inspiration from the reemergence of distorted garage rock and post-punk, the band combines raw lyricism, harsh musicality and melodic hooks to carve their unique […]
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10

Friday 3rd May
RYAN MACK
ON SALE FRI 15th FEB, 9AM MCD proudly presents RYAN MACK plus support _ Main Venue _ Kildare native Ryan Mc Loughlin (aka Ryan Mack) was previously a member of the boyband Hometown who enjoyed a successful but short career with two number one singles and multiple tour dates under their belts
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €15

Friday 3rd May
V98
VIA EVENTBRITE.IE V98 plus support ^ Upstairs ^ V98 (Darragh Geoghegan – vocals, Conor Healy – lead guitar, Craig Geoghegan – bass guitar and Richie O’Brien – drums) are an alternative indie band making their presence felt on the Irish music landscape.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €8

Saturday 4th May
TOM STADE: I SWEAR TO…
ON SALE FRI 12th OCT, 9AM Aiken Promotions presents TOM STADE: I SWEAR TO… _ Main Venue _ Following last year’s smash-hit UK & IRE tour, Canadian comedy legend Tom Stade is back with a new show. Welcome back to ‘I SWEAR TO…’ as an hour just wasn’t long enough…
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €22

Saturday 4th May
THIS IS DUBLIN SKA FESTIVAL
WEEKEND TICKET May 4th & 5th / €35 [BUY] DAY TICKET May 4th or 5th / €20 [BUY] THIS IS DUBLIN SKA FESTIVAL SAT 4th & SUN 5th MAY _ Main Venue _ IRISH SKA.. we are here to promote what is Ireland and to show every Ska lover the amazing talent we have here.
Doors: 4pm Tickets: €35 wknd / €20 day

Sunday 5th May
LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL
Whelanslive.com presents THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL – PLAY THE FRONT BAR – 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, […]
Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan’s Bar Tickets: NO COVER CHARGE

Sunday 5th May
THIS IS DUBLIN SKA FESTIVAL
WEEKEND TICKET May 4th & 5th / €35 [BUY] DAY TICKET May 4th or 5th / €20 [BUY] THIS IS DUBLIN SKA FESTIVAL SAT 4th & SUN 5th MAY _ Main Venue _ IRISH SKA.. we are here to promote what is Ireland and to show every Ska lover the amazing talent we have here.
Doors: 4pm Tickets: €35 wknd / €20 day

Monday 6th May
CHERRY COMEDY
CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring TBC ^ Upstairs ^ Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5 adv / €7 door

Tuesday 7th May
EASTBOUND: WHENYOUNG
Aiken Promotions presents EASTBOUND Dublin’s New Music Festival 2019 featuring WHENYOUNG plus support EMERSON SNOWE _ Main Venue _ Aiken Promotions is proud to launch EASTBOUND – a six-night stand at venues across Dublin – taking place May 7th – 12th 2019. EASTBOUND is about capturing the spirit of new and breaking artists and capturing the imagination […]
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €13.50
Wednesday 8th May
MINI MANSIONS
ON SALE THUR 21st FEB, 9AM MCD proudly presents MINI MANSIONS plus guests _ Main Venue _ Los Angeles’ Mini Mansions are the type of gang whose charm lies in their individual idiosyncrasies.
Doors: 7:30pm Tickets: €18.45

Wednesday 8th May
MILK
ON SALE MON 1st APR, 9AM MILK plus guests ^ Upstairs ^ “milk.” are a four-piece pop band from Dublin, Ireland made up of Mark McKenna (vocals/guitar), Conor Gorman (guitar), Conor King (bass) and Morgan Wilson (drums).
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €6 adv / €8 door

Thursday 9th May
UNLOVED
MCD proudly presents UNLOVED plus support DAVID HOLMES DJ SET _ Main Venue _ Unloved are David Holmes, Keefus Ciancia, and vocalist Jade Vincent, the musical project that evolved out of a late-night Hollywood bar in 2015.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €17.45

Thursday 9th May
GRAHAM MITCHELL plus support ^ Upstairs ^ This is the first ever headline show from Raheny native, Graham ‘Milky’ Mitchell. Graham has been cutting his teeth live on the local pub and club circuit
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €8 adv / €10 door

Friday 10th May
THE EMMA BYRNE FOUNDATION
Turning Pirate presents THE EMMA BYRNE FOUNDATION ANNUAL FUNDRAISER featuring very special guests _ Main Venue _ The Emma Byrne Foundation holds its second annual fundraiser to raise money for leukaemia patients and their families in Ireland. The night was a huge success last year and includes a very exciting, well known Mix Tape playlist
Doors: 7:30pm Tickets: €20

Saturday 11th May
YOLA
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE ACADEMY SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID * * * * * MCD proudly presents YOLA plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Yola to make Dublin Debut at Whelan’s. For a girl raised on the coast of Southwest England, where she […]
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: MOVED TO THE ACADEMY

Saturday 11th May
EASTBOUND: THE MURDER CAPITAL
ON SALE THUR 28th FEB, 9AM Aiken Promotions presents EASTBOUND Dublin’s New Music Festival 2019 featuring THE MURDER CAPITAL plus support MELTS _ Main Venue _ “Murder Capital are one of those most oddly entertaining prospects – a punk band that can truly instill can’t-look-away levels of captivation.

Saturday 11th May
ELKAE (Single Launch)
ELKAE ‘I FEEL’ SINGLE LAUNCH plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Electronic soul sensation ELKAE is back this April carrying the success from her debut single ‘Sold’ and equipped with her follow up summer track, ‘I Feel’
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €8 earlybird / €10
Sunday 12th May
EASTBOUND: RHYS LEWIS
Aiken Promotions presents EASTBOUND Dublin’s New Music Festival 2019 featuring RHYS LEWIS plus support LEILA JANE _ Main Venue _ Aiken Promotions is proud to launch EASTBOUND – a six-night stand at venues across Dublin – taking place May 7th – 12th 2019. EASTBOUND is about capturing the spirit of new and breaking artists and capturing the […]
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €13.50

Sunday 12th May
JESS KLEIN
JESS KLEIN plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Jess Klein—who possesses what Mojo magazine calls “one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to”
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €18

Sunday 12th May
LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL
Whelanslive.com presents THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL – PLAY THE FRONT BAR – 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, […]
Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan’s Bar Tickets: NO COVER CHARGE

Monday 13th May
CHERRY COMEDY
CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring TBC ^ Upstairs ^ Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5 adv / €7 door

Wednesday 15th May
KAWALA
ON SALE FRI 1st FEB, 9AM MCD proudly presents KAWALA plus guests ^ Upstairs ^ Starting their musical journey while studying in Leeds, North London duo Jim (vocals) and Dan (acoustic guitar, vocals) quickly developed a distinctive sound.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €14

Wednesday 15th May
THE NUDE PARTY
ON SALE FRI 1st MAR, 10AM Aiken Promotion presents THE NUDE PARTY plus support _ Main Venue _ “…their wiry, twangy garage-rock comes free of inhibition, as well it should from a band who once played naked at campus parties back in North Carolina.” – Rolling Stone
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €13

Thursday 16th May
MONGOOSE (Album Launch)
MONGOOSE “SUCK THE WOUND” ALBUM LAUNCH plus support LAURA RYDER AMPERSAND _ Main Venue _ Mongoose is a musical melty-pot, combining the vocals, instrument-playing and songwriting of four women – Molly O’Mahony, Ailbhe Dunne, Muireann Ní Cheannabháin and Cara Dunne.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €18.50

Thursday 16th May
SHAWN JAMES
ON SALE MON 25th MAR, 9AM Whelanslive.com in assoc with MPI presents SHAWN JAMES ‘The Dark & The Light’ Tour 2019 plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Take one listen to Shawn James’ music and you can hear his roots in the Mississippi delta by way of growing up on the fabled South Side of Chicago
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €16

Friday 17th May
TONY LAW
ON SALE THUR 31st JAN, 9AM Aiken Promotions presents TONY LAW A LOST SHOW plus guest _ Main Venue _ Tickets €20.00 inclusive booking fee, on sale Thursday 31st February at 9AM “Takes post-modern stand-up to a dangerously funny new level” ★★★★ – The Guardian
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €20

Friday 17th May
OH BRYAN
ON SALE FRI 8th FEB, 9AM MCD proudly presents OH BRYAN plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Tickets from €13.00 incl booking fee on sale Friday February 8th at 9am from Ticketmaster Oh Bryan are a Dublin based alternative rock band consisting of Stephen O’Brien, Shane Power and Billy Campbell. They are joined by Gonzalo Gutiérrez on […]
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €13

Saturday 18th May
BEAK>
Aiken Promotions presents BEAK> plus support GRAVE GOODS _ Main Venue _ On sale now from Whelanslive.com and Ticketmaster.ie >>> by Beak> TICKETS €22 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F) – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €22

Saturday 18th May
MONTAUK HOTEL
MONTAUK HOTEL plus support LAURA ANN BRADY ^ Upstairs ^ Montauk Hotel make their return to Whelan’s following a successful 2018. Montauk Hotel are Claudia, Shell, Aoife and Karima from Dublin, Ireland.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10

Sunday 19th May
KERN
KERN plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Kern is a contemporary folk band from County Louth, Ireland, made up of Brendan McCreanor (uilleann pipes), SJ McArdle (voice and guitar) and Barry Kieran (fiddle). The band has released a debut album
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12

Sunday 19th May
LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL
Whelanslive.com presents THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL – PLAY THE FRONT BAR – 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, […]
Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan’s Bar Tickets: NO COVER CHARGE

Monday 20th May
BEOGA
THIS GIG HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO DEC 5th ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID OR REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED * * * * * Aiken Promotions presents BEOGA plus support _ Main Venue _ Aiken Proudly proudly presents Beoga live at Whelan’s, 20th May 2019. Tickets […]
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €22.50

Monday 20th May
CHERRY COMEDY
CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring TBC ^ Upstairs ^ Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5 adv / €7 door

Tuesday 21st May
AARON McCANN
ON SALE MON 4th MAR, 10AM Shine Presents AARON McCANN CULCHIE IN AMERICA plus guests ^ Upstairs ^ After a sell out debut hour show in Mandela Hall and a year in Los Angeles gigging infront of the likes of Tom Segura and Tony Hinchcliffe Aaron McCann is about to embark on his debut tour
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €8 adv / €10 door

Tuesday 21st May
DREAMGUN FILM READS: TOY STORY
VIA EVENTBRITE.IE Lisa Richards presents DREAMGUN FILM READS TOY STORY TUE 21st + WED 22nd MAY _ Main Venue _ Toy Story (1996) Dreamgun Presents a Film Read of Toy Story. Woody and Buzz are toys. And this, is their story.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €14

Wednesday 22nd May
DREAMGUN FILM READS: TOY STORY
VIA EVENTBRITE.IE Lisa Richards presents DREAMGUN FILM READS TOY STORY TUE 21st + WED 22nd MAY _ Main Venue _ Toy Story (1996) Dreamgun Presents a Film Read of Toy Story. Woody and Buzz are toys. And this, is their story.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €14

Wednesday 22nd May
BESS ATWELL
ON SALE FRI 22nd MAR, 9AM Aiken Promotions presents BESS ATWELL plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Aiken Promotions proudly presents Bess Atwell live at Whelans (Upstairs) 22nd May 2019. Tickets €13.50 inclusive of booking fee, on sale Friday at 9AM.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €13.50

Thursday 23rd May
SARAH BUCKLEY
SARAH BUCKLEY SINGLE LAUNCH plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Sarah first recorded a number of demos in college. Thanks to these demos, Sarah has performed her song ‘You’ve Got Me’ on RTE television, her song ‘Wedding Bells’ at RTE’s Reflecting on the Rising live event
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €7 adv / €10 door

Thursday 23rd May
LESS THAN JAKE
ON SALE FRI 22nd FEB, 10AM Aiken Promotions presents LESS THAN JAKE plus support BUSTER SHUFFLE _ Main Venue _ Aiken Promotions proudly presents Less Than Jake and special guests Buster Shuffle, National Tour 2019 making a step off at Cork, Belfast and ending in an intimate performance in Dublin from 21st – 23rd May.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €25

Friday 24th May
BLAITHIN CARNEY
BLAITHIN CARNEY plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Irish singer-songwriter and gifted pianist, Blaithin Carney, writes lyrical, relatable songs underpinned by powerful lyrics, emotional depth and classical influences.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12 / €10 Students

Friday 24th May
SORCHA RICHARDSON
ON SALE WED 13th MAR, 10AM MCD proudly presents SORCHA RICHARDSON plus support _ Main Venue _ Sorcha Richardson is a singer/songwriter from Dublin. She formed her first band with two friends from school when she was 10-years-old and has been making music ever since.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €17.50

Saturday 25th May
THESE CHARMING MEN
THESE CHARMING MEN plus support _ Main Venue _ Formed in 1995, These Charming Men are well known as being the premier Smiths and Morrissey tribute act around.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12 early bird / €14

Saturday 25th May
RUSHES
ON SALE FRI 29th MAR, 9AM MCD Proudly presents RUSHES plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Rushes is an artist that will instantly catch you with his sound, then encourage you to dig deeper with each listen.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12.80

Sunday 26th May
WHISKEY MYERS
Aiken Promotions presents WHISKEY MYERS DIE ROCKIN’ TOUR plus support WARTOAD _ Main Venue _ NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers have built a loyal following through their hard-rocking live shows and will soon take the in-demand set overseas for the 2019 Die Rockin’ Tour.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €18.50

Sunday 26th May
LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL
Whelanslive.com presents THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL – PLAY THE FRONT BAR – 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, […]
Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan’s Bar Tickets: NO COVER CHARGE

Monday 27th May
CHERRY COMEDY
CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring TBC ^ Upstairs ^ Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5 adv / €7 door

Wednesday 29th May
EAGLE-EYE CHERRY
ON SALE FRI 9th NOV, 9am MCD proudly presents EAGLE-EYE CHERRY plus guest _ Main Venue _ A chance meeting with a city that revived his desire to record and perform. A new professional environment that saw opportunities instead of problems in the new music business era. Not least the chance to play live so […]
Doors: 7:30pm Tickets: €30

Wednesday 29th May
CHERRY COMEDY: OPEN MIC
CHERRY COMEDY presents OPEN MIC @ The Parlour Bar LINE-UP Catch the stars of tomorrow at The Parlour Bar in Whelan’s alongside established comedians giving you the first taste of their upcoming shows. Hosted by Fiona Frawley. Acts TBC WHAT THEY SAY One of the top comedy clubs in Ireland, favoured by acts new & […]
Doors: 8:30pm in The Parlour Bar Tickets: €5

Thursday 30th May
NNIC
MCD proudly presents NNIC plus support ELKIN & MARK RICHARD ^ Upstairs ^ Nnic announces highly anticipated Dublin headline show in Whelan’s Dublin native Naoise Nic aka ‘Nnic’ is an exciting female solo artist with a neo-soul /electronic edge. With over 10 years of classical vocal training under her belt, Nnic’s sound and writing passion brings […]
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €11.80
Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks

Friday 31st May
STRAND OF OAKS
ON SALE TUE 19th FEB, 9AM Aiken Promotions presents STRAND OF OAKS plus support _ Main Venue _ Aiken Promotions proudly presents Strand Of Oaks, live at Whelans 31st May 2019. Tickets €16.50 inclusive of booking fee, on sale Tuesday 19th February at 9AM
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €16.50

Friday 31st May
NIX MOON
NIX MOON plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Nix Moon are five spirited scallywags not shy of a little bit of musical experimentation. More like brothers than friends, their live energy is both invigorating and infectious, never failing to get a crowd moving with their performances.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10