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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

2018-10-06 Scene of the Rhyme - Ranelagh Arts Centre

I headed along to Ranelagh Arts Centre last night for the first time ever for Scene of the Rhyme. SOTR is a night of poetry, song and comedy normally based out of Offaly, but for one night only, it was part of the Ranelagh Arts Festival.

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Poetry on the night was from the MC Richard Brennan and Nuala Leonard.  Comedy was from David Hynes.

Much as I enjoyed the poetry and comedy, I was there for the music. 

First up was Aleigh. I’ve seen her play many many times before, but tonight was the first time I’d seen her do an acoustic set in a long time.

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She played a mix of songs, some I hadn’t heard in ages, some brand new.  Really enjoyed her set.

Next up was someone completely new to me, Kieran Mulvihill.

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Again, I really enjoyed Kierans set, good songs and really nice style of guitar playing.

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Kieran has an EP out called “From The Outside Looking In”  Check it out, give it a listen and buy it!

Anyway, that was Scene of the Rhyme. Excellent night with some fantastic artists.  What more could you ask for?

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