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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

2020-02-29 Jane Willow - The Cobblestone

I've seen Jane Willow play a few times, most recently when she supported Tracy Gallagher in the Workmans Club last December.

She mentioned that she was playing her own gig in The Cobblestone in Smithfield in February, so I obviously said I'd be there.

I like The Cobblestone, it has a well deserved reputation for traditional Irish music and there is always a great buzz in the pub.  Gigs are held in a dedicated venue at the rear of the pub which means that out front, you could have a trad session in full flow and something completely different  out back!

Anyway, the gig.  What to say?  Well, it was great fun.  The crowd were hanging on every word, singing along with choruses and calling out for more and more at the end of the gig! That's always a good sign. Oh yes, on the night, Jane was ably supported by Alice Grollero on bass guitar!

If you haven't heard of Jane before, check out her website for her bio, more information and some of her music videos.

Check out the photos below:










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