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2024-04-27 The Dirty Circus - The Grand Social, Dublin

I'd seen The Dirty Circus pop up on my Instagram feed many times and it always piqued my interest, so, one night I decided to message them about shooting the show, and sure, here we are, in The Grand Social , Dublin, in the middle of the madness! What is the Dirty Circus?  Well, it's a little bit of burlesque, a little bit of circus, a lot of innuendo and a dash of fire...  Basically, what I'd call a good night out! Would I recommend the show?  Oh hell yes, most definitely.  If you get the chance to see the show, either in Dublin or on its travels, you really should go.   Now for some photos (this will be updated over time!!!)

2024-04-13 Tolka Hot Club - Unitarian Church, Dublin

The last time I set foot in the Unitarian Church on St. Stephen's Green was for the recording of Cathy Davey's live album,  Live at Dublin Unitarian Church , back in March 2018.  What a night that was! Well, it might have taken 6 years to get back, but tonight I'm back baby, and it's to see the fantastic Tolka Hot Club . For those that have not heard them play before, Tolka Hot Club play Jazz with a dash of Swing, some French cabaret with a healthy dose of the Balkans mixed in and it sounds delightful. They are the type of band that when their gig is over, you have a huge smile on your face.  It's just good for your soul, it makes you happy.  Even if you don't have a soul, you'll still have a great time! I'm not quite sure what else I can say here about Tolka Hot Club really, they are superb live, just go see them.  Don't be stupid and skip their next gig, but a ticket and go.  Would I steer you wrong??? Earlier in the night, Mosatrïc performed a ro

2024-04-12 Driven Snow - Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

It was a busy weekend for the first time in a while.  It all started in the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire, where Driven Snow were opening for Bressie on his Where Is My Mind tour. I arrived at the theatre for 7:30pm, introduced myself to the staff, and was then given a brief tour of the venue where they told me how to get to the various vantage points to take photos.  After that, it was time to kick back and relax for 30 minutes. Just in case you weren't aware, Driven Snow are Kieran from Deleorentos and Emily from Republic of Loose , so they're a talented duo! The show started a little after 8:00pm and the room was practically full.  It's always nice, or at least I think it is, when the support acts get to play to a full house, and they really seemed to enjoy Driven Snows set. Their album, A Kind of Dreaming , is a beautiful affair.  The perfect album to curl up with on the couch, in front of a nice fire, with the one you love.  Or, in my case, driving down the M5