Gigs You Need To See in Dublin This October
September 27, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

October days are sure to experience some traditional temperamental Irish weather and it can of course be difficult to keep spirits high. Nevertheless, a bit of live music and a lively gig or two in Dublin might just be the cure needed to shift those Autumn blues!

In the height of Oktoberfest, alcohol is flowing in our fair city and so too is homegrown high quality music. Feast your attentions on some of these acts as we have a surprise or two in store this month!

5) Little Hours

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Donegal Indie-Pop duo Little Hours are the first on our list of gigs in Dublin this October. Ryan McCloskey and John Doherty started their venture into music together as best mates at school in their small Killybegs fishing village. They toured local venues doing covers of various artists like Thin Lizzy and Van Morrison before signing with Son several years later. This kick-started their launch into music professionally and saw the release of their début single, Water, in 2016 which was inspired by the refugee crisis.

The lads are working hard, making music with a sound that can be compared to that of Hudson Taylor and Hermitage Green. Their latest single How Could I Love You? is available on Spotify now.

Where: The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street

When: Wednesday October 11 and Thursday October 12, 8pm

Tickets: €16.35

4) Lisa Canny

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Mayo will triumph in Dublin this October when Lisa Canny arrives to inject some good ol’ Trad music into The Bowery in Rathmines. Lisa spent six years performing in the US with Celtic Crossroads and The Young Irelanders when she decided to forge a solo career for herself in 2015. Multi-talented, Lisa can sing along with playing a variety of instruments including the harp and banjo.

Lisa has won many accolades for her performances including the UK Future Music Songwriting Winner in 2016, which acknowledged Lisa’s contemporary and powerful themes and lyrics in her songs. Her 2015 début solo single Lifeline also successfully reached the top 10 in the Irish music charts. Lisa holds her own as a strong, modern female in music with a style that draws similarities with Kate Bush, Sineád O’Connor and Enya. Her single Lady With A Bite is available on iTunes now.

Where: The Bowery, Rathmines

When: Monday October 2, 5pm

Tickets: Free Of Charge

3) Ryan McMullan

Ryan McMullan

This 26 year old singer-songwriter is coming to Dublin with the promise of spreading some traditional folk vibes and shaking up the music scene. Hailing from Portaferry, Co. Down, in 2015 Ryan launched into performing by playing in small venues in Ireland and showcasing his own signature tunes. In the space of three years, he catapulted from playing small gigs to large venues after amassing a dedicated fanbase. All of this without being signed to any major record labels. In 2015, his début track Listen, turned many heads and one ear he managed to capture was that of Ed Sheeran.

We can look forward to seeing Ryan in the future gigging with Ed in his UK and European leg of his upcoming world tour so watch this space! Ryan can be compared to that of Bon Iver and Foy Vance in style and his latest single Oh Susannah is available on iTunes now.

Where: Whelan’s, Wexford Street

When: Thursday October 12, 8.30pm

Tickets: €12.50

2) Paddy Casey

Paddy Casey

In celebration of Oktoberfest at the Bowery in Rathmines, Paddy Casey is one of the great acts lined up to mark the event. Paddy started his musical journey busking in his teens and was scouted by a Sony A&R agent at the age of 24. This led to Paddy establishing a career in music full-time and in 1999 he released his first album entitled Amen (So Be It). Paddy’s album went triple platinum in Ireland and over the coming years he scored hit after hit, with his songs even appearing on US television such as the TV drama Dawson’s Creek and of course Paddy’s own performance on The Late Show With David Letterman.

In March 2008, MTV USA also awarded Paddy the title of “MTV Buzzworthy Artist” after having such success with his music globally. All of Paddy’s albums including his most recent Out of Control are available on iTunes now.

Where: The Bowery, Rathmines

When: Wednesday October 4, 5pm

Tickets: €20

1) Beoga and RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Beoga

Here to grace the stage with symphonies and tunes galore, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be supporting Irish Trad musicians, Beoga, to provide a musical night worth remembering this Autumn. Beoga (translated as ‘lively’ in Irish), are a five piece that consists of lead singer Niamh, accordion players Damian and Sean Óg, Bodhrán player Eamon and keyboard player Liam. The group first established 15 years ago and since then, they have been awarded many prestigious accolades for their performances, including being shortlisted for a Grammy award.

It was however their recent involvement in the making of Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl that saw the group reach out to a new audience. Beoga’s album Before We Change Our Mind is available on iTunes now and you can also listen out for their influence in an upcoming album with Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and Foy Vance.

Where: The National Concert Hall, Dublin

When: Wednesday October 4, 8pm

Tickets: €20-€30

It really is a mega month of gigs in Dublin this October so make sure you get out there and support some of these fantastic Irish artists. As always we will be back again next month to let you know about the best local music coverage for November, so stay tuned!

Alannah Kenny
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Gigs You Need To See in Dublin This October
September 27, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

October days are sure to experience some traditional temperamental Irish weather and it can of course be difficult to keep spirits high. Nevertheless, a bit of live music and a lively gig or two in Dublin might just be the cure needed to shift those Autumn blues!

In the height of Oktoberfest, alcohol is flowing in our fair city and so too is homegrown high quality music. Feast your attentions on some of these acts as we have a surprise or two in store this month!

5) Little Hours

Image may contain: 2 people

Donegal Indie-Pop duo Little Hours are the first on our list of gigs in Dublin this October. Ryan McCloskey and John Doherty started their venture into music together as best mates at school in their small Killybegs fishing village. They toured local venues doing covers of various artists like Thin Lizzy and Van Morrison before signing with Son several years later. This kick-started their launch into music professionally and saw the release of their début single, Water, in 2016 which was inspired by the refugee crisis.

The lads are working hard, making music with a sound that can be compared to that of Hudson Taylor and Hermitage Green. Their latest single How Could I Love You? is available on Spotify now.

Where: The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street

When: Wednesday October 11 and Thursday October 12, 8pm

Tickets: €16.35

4) Lisa Canny

Image may contain: one or more people

Mayo will triumph in Dublin this October when Lisa Canny arrives to inject some good ol’ Trad music into The Bowery in Rathmines. Lisa spent six years performing in the US with Celtic Crossroads and The Young Irelanders when she decided to forge a solo career for herself in 2015. Multi-talented, Lisa can sing along with playing a variety of instruments including the harp and banjo.

Lisa has won many accolades for her performances including the UK Future Music Songwriting Winner in 2016, which acknowledged Lisa’s contemporary and powerful themes and lyrics in her songs. Her 2015 début solo single Lifeline also successfully reached the top 10 in the Irish music charts. Lisa holds her own as a strong, modern female in music with a style that draws similarities with Kate Bush, Sineád O’Connor and Enya. Her single Lady With A Bite is available on iTunes now.

Where: The Bowery, Rathmines

When: Monday October 2, 5pm

Tickets: Free Of Charge

3) Ryan McMullan

Ryan McMullan

This 26 year old singer-songwriter is coming to Dublin with the promise of spreading some traditional folk vibes and shaking up the music scene. Hailing from Portaferry, Co. Down, in 2015 Ryan launched into performing by playing in small venues in Ireland and showcasing his own signature tunes. In the space of three years, he catapulted from playing small gigs to large venues after amassing a dedicated fanbase. All of this without being signed to any major record labels. In 2015, his début track Listen, turned many heads and one ear he managed to capture was that of Ed Sheeran.

We can look forward to seeing Ryan in the future gigging with Ed in his UK and European leg of his upcoming world tour so watch this space! Ryan can be compared to that of Bon Iver and Foy Vance in style and his latest single Oh Susannah is available on iTunes now.

Where: Whelan’s, Wexford Street

When: Thursday October 12, 8.30pm

Tickets: €12.50

2) Paddy Casey

Paddy Casey

In celebration of Oktoberfest at the Bowery in Rathmines, Paddy Casey is one of the great acts lined up to mark the event. Paddy started his musical journey busking in his teens and was scouted by a Sony A&R agent at the age of 24. This led to Paddy establishing a career in music full-time and in 1999 he released his first album entitled Amen (So Be It). Paddy’s album went triple platinum in Ireland and over the coming years he scored hit after hit, with his songs even appearing on US television such as the TV drama Dawson’s Creek and of course Paddy’s own performance on The Late Show With David Letterman.

In March 2008, MTV USA also awarded Paddy the title of “MTV Buzzworthy Artist” after having such success with his music globally. All of Paddy’s albums including his most recent Out of Control are available on iTunes now.

Where: The Bowery, Rathmines

When: Wednesday October 4, 5pm

Tickets: €20

1) Beoga and RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Beoga

Here to grace the stage with symphonies and tunes galore, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be supporting Irish Trad musicians, Beoga, to provide a musical night worth remembering this Autumn. Beoga (translated as ‘lively’ in Irish), are a five piece that consists of lead singer Niamh, accordion players Damian and Sean Óg, Bodhrán player Eamon and keyboard player Liam. The group first established 15 years ago and since then, they have been awarded many prestigious accolades for their performances, including being shortlisted for a Grammy award.

It was however their recent involvement in the making of Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl that saw the group reach out to a new audience. Beoga’s album Before We Change Our Mind is available on iTunes now and you can also listen out for their influence in an upcoming album with Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and Foy Vance.

Where: The National Concert Hall, Dublin

When: Wednesday October 4, 8pm

Tickets: €20-€30

It really is a mega month of gigs in Dublin this October so make sure you get out there and support some of these fantastic Irish artists. As always we will be back again next month to let you know about the best local music coverage for November, so stay tuned!

Alannah Kenny
Interested in big events and likes to keep up to date with celebrity culture as a personal interest. An avid reader and movie lover, enjoys in depth discussions about anything related to dystopian fiction!

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