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2022-12-23 Cat Dowling - Workmans Club, Dublin

This is kind of strange I started 2022 going to see Cat Dowling in Whelan's and I ended 2022 going to see Cat Dowling in the Workman's Cellar.

It certainly wasn't planned like this though. I'd tickets to see Paddy Casey on December 28th in Whelans and had arranged with Le Boom to take some sexy photos at their gig on New Years Eve in the Centre Point.  Unfortunately, a stubborn chest infection decided to kick my arse and I spent the last week feeling like death warmed up and I rang in 2023 in bed, asleep.


How was the show?  It was fantastic. Can I remember much more than that?  Well, given the fuzzy state of my head at the moment, no, no I can't.  I did meet Cat afterwards for a chat, but I didn't hang around too long, it was a work night after all!  Oh, support on the night was from the rather fabulous Zoe Hayter.

Here's a short clip of Cat performing 'I Never Knew', perhaps my favourite track from her album 'Animals'.

Right, on to the photos of Cat:

And now Zoe:

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