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A Love Letter to Music Venues

I was in Dublin city centre this morning for the first time in 12 months.  The last time I was there was to see Jane Willow perform in the Cobblestone Pub  on February 29th 2020.  I never, not for a moment, thought things would turn out as they did.  I was looking forward to a year full of gigs and excitement.  I think we all know how that turned out. After doing what I had to workwise, I took a spin around Dublin before I headed home.  I drove by the aforementioned Cobblestone Pub , the Voodoo Lounge , The Grand Social , The Workmans Club , The Sugar Club and ended up outside Whelans . I've had great nights out in each of those venues and in many more around the country!   Dolans of Limerick, Crane Lane Theatre and Kino in Cork,  Odd Mollies in Drogheda, the Moat Theatre in Naas, the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge, the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, Visual in Carlow...  The list goes on and on. 2017 and Helmet played Whelans.  There I am partying with them after the s

2018-03-22 Bell X1 - Vicar Street Dublin

Bell X1 … If ever an Irish band deserved to make it big, it’s these guys.  They write perfect pop songs,  but for some unknown reason, remain one of Irelands best kept secrets. Anyway, they announced a 5 night residency in Vicar Street, so I just had to go see them! For the first three nights of the residency, they played an album in full,  and I got to hear “Music In Mouth”.  Obviously the gig didn’t stop there and we were treated to a selection of their greatest hits also. Fantastic gig by an amazing band in a damn fine venue.  What more could you want? Check out the photos below: