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2022-05-19 Sive - Workmans Cellar, Dublin

  Sive just recently released her latest album, ' We Begin in Darkness ', and what a superb album it is! Every album deserves a launch night and that's what tonight, in the Workman's Club Cellar , was all about, and what a night it was! With the backing of a full band, we were treated to a superb night featuring songs from the aforementioned We Begin in Darkness, Sive (EP) and more. Sive is always gigging, so if she comes to your local venue, I'd really recommend checking her out! Now for some photos:

2022-03-15 Power of Dreams - Whelan's, Dublin

I can't remember the last time I saw Power of Dreams live.  What I do know is that it wasn't this century!  They hit the Irish scene back in 1990 with the launch of their superb debut album 'Immigrants, Emigrants and Me'.  If you haven't heard it, I suggest checking it out.

Some time in the summer of '21, they announced that they were going to play a show in Whelan's in Dublin, so I made sure to get a ticket fast!

Anyway, on to the gig.  It was a full house, not a lot of room to roam in there, and a slightly older crowd who, like me, were reliving their youth!  The question is though, was it any good?  And the answer is, yes, yes it was!  The older songs still hold up well to this day and the new album 'Ausländer' also sounds good live.

Support on the night was from Insubs, a band I'd not heard of before, but worth keeping an eye out for. 

My one gripe on the night was the lighting, it was very dark and made it so difficult to take photos that I eventually gave up.  I can only presume the band wanted it that way, as the lighting is normally spot on.  Apart from that, all in all, it was a great night in Whelan's.

Anyway, on to the photos! First up are the headliners, Power of Dreams.




Now for the support act on the night, Insubs.





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