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6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This June

By Alannah Kenny | June 5, 2018 | (No) | 2015
Well, the summer is officially upon us folks, we made it! After experiencing some fine weather lately and with the longer evenings taking hold, what better way to accompany the beginning of the summer holidays than a celebratory gig or two? If you’re in Dublin this month there is something for everyone. From Jazz to Pop, young and old, groups and solo artists, there are so many great musicians taking to the stage soon and at a price that thankfully won’t likely break the bank! So get plannin..

6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This May

By Alannah Kenny | May 4, 2018 | (No) | 1333
With the summer just around the corner and the evenings getting brighter, it’s time to start enjoying the longer days. Dublin has some top class gigs lined up this month that will leave you feeling exhilarated without breaking the bank. So forget the Ed Sheerans and Demi Lovatos that usually tour around this time because you can still listen to some great music for a fraction of the cost and support home-grown talent along the way! 6) Philip Dunne As we have said before, The Sharpe is not shy ..

Unique Irish Record Stores That Are Making a Difference

By Alannah Kenny | April 12, 2018 | (2 Comments) | 9589
One of the most disheartening announcements that we hear more and more frequently these days are the closures of once popular record stores as a result of the digital age taking over. When you can stream everything online, the desire for buying a physical copy of music just isn’t as strong as it used to be. However, there are some Irish record stores that are defying all odds and are succeeding. So what’s their secret? Well to mark the upcoming Record Store Day on April 21st, we have compile..

5 Irish Gigs You Need To See This March

By Alannah Kenny | March 6, 2018 | (No) | 1424
With Paddy’s Day getting closer, it’s time to get in the swing of things this March as we have a Country and Trad takeover to celebrate. They say that Country-Western music got its origins from the Irish and with the list of gigs coming up on Paddy’s Day with an Irish Country theme, we can certainly believe it! So if you’re looking for a good line dance, hoedown, jig or a good Rattlin’ Bog chorus to suit the spirit of the weekend that’s in it, look no further! Check out some of these..

The Unsigned Irish Music Scene – How Are Small Bands Surviving?

By Alannah Kenny | March 1, 2018 | (No) | 1616
Have you ever wondered how unsigned Irish artists can prosper in our current music industry against some big national and international labels? Well having encountered many a signed and unsigned Irish artist, we at The Sharpe have wondered the same. Therefore we decided to do some digging to find out the secret recipe… if one exists! Maybe you are an unsigned artist or know someone who is enduring these struggles. For those who want to break into the music scene independently, this is certainl..

5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This February

By Alannah Kenny | February 3, 2018 | (No) | 3157
The January blues are well and truly behind us and with spring finally here, it brings us to yet another fresh line up of local acts gigging in the capital this February. One very special act that will be performing soon is singer-songwriter Kevin Casey, who The Sharpe had the privilege of interviewing last November. You can check out that that interview in full right here. We have a variety of genres and musicians picked out to suit all interests this month. So if you’re heading for a ..

The Best Irish Health & Wellbeing Events in 2018

By Alannah Kenny | January 20, 2018 | (No) | 8229
If there is one New Year’s resolution that you are guaranteed never to regret, it is looking after yourself and taking the time to maintain a healthy body and mind. We live in a world that is becoming increasingly pressurised and it’s easy to neglect our mental and physical wellbeing as a result. Thankfully there will be plenty of special events set up around the country this year that can help everyone to hone these skills. The events differ greatly to cater for everyone so there can be no ..

5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This January

By Alannah Kenny | January 3, 2018 | (No) | 4023
You guessed it, it’s that time of year once again – the unavoidable January blues have arrived. With Christmas now only a fading memory and the New Year in full swing, the celebrations have nearly come to an end. If spirits are low this month, a great cure can be found in the capital with some cracking shows on the way. There are fantastic gigs in Dublin this January, including a huge tribute show in Whelan’s and some great local names ready to entertain. So if you still can’t decide..

5 Gigs You Need To See in Dublin This December

By Alannah Kenny | December 3, 2017 | (No) | 4298
The countdown to Christmas is officially underway and whilst many are fully embracing the festive cheer, a distraction from the chaos is no doubt welcome too. If you’re hitting the town in Dublin this month and you’re looking for some quality entertainment, then you won’t be disappointed with the local musical line-up in store. As always, we at The Sharpe are keen to help spread the word regarding emerging and talented names so don’t miss the opportunity to check out their tunes live! 5)..

The Ultimate Guide For Black Friday Bargins

By Alannah Kenny | November 22, 2017 | (No) | 2811
Calling all Irish bargain hunters, the 2017 Black Friday sales are almost upon us! Yes, it’s that time of year when people worldwide go absolutely bonkers over a kettle in a shopping haze that makes ‘The Walking Dead’ zombies look tame. On Friday November 24th, expect large crowds of people scrambling to get that 20% deal with many major retailers taking part. What is Black Friday? So who are we to blame for this shopping madness that has seemingly gripped the nation over the past few year..

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6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This June

By Alannah Kenny | June 5, 2018 | (No) | 2015
Well, the summer is officially upon us folks, we made it! After experiencing some fine weather lately and with the longer evenings taking hold, what better way to accompany the beginning of the summer holidays than a celebratory gig or two? If you’re in Dublin this month there is something for everyone. From Jazz to Pop, young and old, groups and solo artists, there are so many great musicians taking to the stage soon and at a price that thankfully won’t likely break the bank! So get plannin..

6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This May

By Alannah Kenny | May 4, 2018 | (No) | 1333
With the summer just around the corner and the evenings getting brighter, it’s time to start enjoying the longer days. Dublin has some top class gigs lined up this month that will leave you feeling exhilarated without breaking the bank. So forget the Ed Sheerans and Demi Lovatos that usually tour around this time because you can still listen to some great music for a fraction of the cost and support home-grown talent along the way! 6) Philip Dunne As we have said before, The Sharpe is not shy ..

Unique Irish Record Stores That Are Making a Difference

By Alannah Kenny | April 12, 2018 | (2 Comments) | 9589
One of the most disheartening announcements that we hear more and more frequently these days are the closures of once popular record stores as a result of the digital age taking over. When you can stream everything online, the desire for buying a physical copy of music just isn’t as strong as it used to be. However, there are some Irish record stores that are defying all odds and are succeeding. So what’s their secret? Well to mark the upcoming Record Store Day on April 21st, we have compile..

5 Irish Gigs You Need To See This March

By Alannah Kenny | March 6, 2018 | (No) | 1424
With Paddy’s Day getting closer, it’s time to get in the swing of things this March as we have a Country and Trad takeover to celebrate. They say that Country-Western music got its origins from the Irish and with the list of gigs coming up on Paddy’s Day with an Irish Country theme, we can certainly believe it! So if you’re looking for a good line dance, hoedown, jig or a good Rattlin’ Bog chorus to suit the spirit of the weekend that’s in it, look no further! Check out some of these..

The Unsigned Irish Music Scene – How Are Small Bands Surviving?

By Alannah Kenny | March 1, 2018 | (No) | 1616
Have you ever wondered how unsigned Irish artists can prosper in our current music industry against some big national and international labels? Well having encountered many a signed and unsigned Irish artist, we at The Sharpe have wondered the same. Therefore we decided to do some digging to find out the secret recipe… if one exists! Maybe you are an unsigned artist or know someone who is enduring these struggles. For those who want to break into the music scene independently, this is certainl..

5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This February

By Alannah Kenny | February 3, 2018 | (No) | 3157
The January blues are well and truly behind us and with spring finally here, it brings us to yet another fresh line up of local acts gigging in the capital this February. One very special act that will be performing soon is singer-songwriter Kevin Casey, who The Sharpe had the privilege of interviewing last November. You can check out that that interview in full right here. We have a variety of genres and musicians picked out to suit all interests this month. So if you’re heading for a ..

The Best Irish Health & Wellbeing Events in 2018

By Alannah Kenny | January 20, 2018 | (No) | 8229
If there is one New Year’s resolution that you are guaranteed never to regret, it is looking after yourself and taking the time to maintain a healthy body and mind. We live in a world that is becoming increasingly pressurised and it’s easy to neglect our mental and physical wellbeing as a result. Thankfully there will be plenty of special events set up around the country this year that can help everyone to hone these skills. The events differ greatly to cater for everyone so there can be no ..

5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This January

By Alannah Kenny | January 3, 2018 | (No) | 4023
You guessed it, it’s that time of year once again – the unavoidable January blues have arrived. With Christmas now only a fading memory and the New Year in full swing, the celebrations have nearly come to an end. If spirits are low this month, a great cure can be found in the capital with some cracking shows on the way. There are fantastic gigs in Dublin this January, including a huge tribute show in Whelan’s and some great local names ready to entertain. So if you still can’t decide..

5 Gigs You Need To See in Dublin This December

By Alannah Kenny | December 3, 2017 | (No) | 4298
The countdown to Christmas is officially underway and whilst many are fully embracing the festive cheer, a distraction from the chaos is no doubt welcome too. If you’re hitting the town in Dublin this month and you’re looking for some quality entertainment, then you won’t be disappointed with the local musical line-up in store. As always, we at The Sharpe are keen to help spread the word regarding emerging and talented names so don’t miss the opportunity to check out their tunes live! 5)..

The Ultimate Guide For Black Friday Bargins

By Alannah Kenny | November 22, 2017 | (No) | 2811
Calling all Irish bargain hunters, the 2017 Black Friday sales are almost upon us! Yes, it’s that time of year when people worldwide go absolutely bonkers over a kettle in a shopping haze that makes ‘The Walking Dead’ zombies look tame. On Friday November 24th, expect large crowds of people scrambling to get that 20% deal with many major retailers taking part. What is Black Friday? So who are we to blame for this shopping madness that has seemingly gripped the nation over the past few year..

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