6 Unmissable Irish Gigs Over St. Patrick’s Weekend
March 13, 2018 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

It’s that time of the year again where you can show everyone exactly why it’s so great to be Irish. What better way to start off the St. Patrick’s Weekend celebrations than with a nice dose of homegrown music! There are gigs taking place in every corner of the country so get your dancing shoes on, grab a friend and get going!

1. Zion Train

If you are in Cork on St. Patrick’s day, you sure are lucky because Zion Train are playing in the Crane Lane Theatre. In 2014, they’re Land of the Blind album was a big hit and they are looking to release another new album soon.

zion-train

It’s 30 years of music and it still sounds fresh to young ears. Zion Train have been one of the most prolific groups due to their mammoth recorded output and innumerable production credits remixes with song collaborations. Definitely a treat if you are going to be around on St. Patrick’s Day in Cork. So, grab a pint and head on over for a great night.

Where: Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix Street, Cork City

When: Saturday 17th March, 9pm

2. The Clandestinos

For all the families out there who would like to hear some good tunes this Paddy’s day. In Galway there will be a family orientated concert following the parade at the Plaza on Eyre Square. The event will include live music from local lads, the Clandestinos. They will play a mix of their finest Reggae, Ska and Latin tunes to liven up the vibe in their hometown.

the-clandestinos-gig

There’s also going to be a vintage carousel and lots of children’s entertainment. So, if you are heading out in Galway city with the family, there’s lots of fun you can have while also listening to some top class free music.

Where: Eyre Square Plaza, Galway

When: Saturday 17th March, 11.30am – 1pm

3. Aston MerryGold

Heading to Belfast this weekend? Following the parade, people can make their way to Custom House Square to enjoy the annual concert. This year is being hosted by Q Radio presenters Gareth Stewart and Eoghan Quigg, featuring local musicians and dancers along with special guest appearances. Headlining will be Aston MerryGold. The former JLS member and Strictly Come Dancing Star with not just a great voice but incredible dance moves.

aston-merrygold

Offering a high energy performance, it’s something you wouldn’t want to miss. Some other musicians performing over the weekend are Pure Blarney, The Rare Aul Stuff, JORD and Tanaka so there really is something for everyone!

Where: Custom House Square, Belfast

When: Saturday 17th March, 1.30pm – 4pm

4. Celtic Knights

If you want to get in the mood on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, four piece rock and funk band Celtic Knights are playing upstairs at the Oliver Plunkett to their native Corkonians. As you can see in the video below, these lads are guaranteed to get a crowd on the dance floor!

The bar brings punters the best in live gigs by covering jazz, blues and more seven days a week in one of the very best music spots in the city. There is free admission too so you can have a great night without reaching too far into the pocket.

Where: The Oliver Plunkett, 116 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City

When: Friday 16th March, 9.30pm

5. Chualainn

Local lads, the Kelly Brothers, Enda and John now called Chualainn, are launching their new single the night before St. Patrick’s Day. Their new single is called Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain and takes place in The Hot Spot Music Club, a centre for live arts, music gigs and private gatherings.

chualainn

You can also tune in to hear some of the live music sessions on St. Patrick’s Day. Both days promise to hold lots of fun for those who join in, don’t forget to bring your friends along so you can see who can recreate the best Irish classics on stage!

Where: The Hot Spot Music Club, Victoria Road, Greystones, Wicklow

When: Friday 16th March, 8pm

6. Live Music at Johnnie Foxes Pub

There’s no better Irish place to go to than Johnnie Foxes Pub in the Wicklow mountains. Planning the best gigs and entertainment for all of St. Patrick’s weekend, live music starts at 3:30pm every day. The final weekend of Six Nations action will also be shown as Ireland look to finish their campaign with a Grand Slam victory over England.

So, join the lads down at Johnnie’s to hear some traditional Irish music in a lively atmosphere while also being entertained non-stop. Stunning views also for those who decide to travel, what more could you want!

Where: Victoria Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

When: Friday 16th March – Sunday 18th March, 3:30pm onwards

Now that you’ve heard all about these unmissable Irish gigs over St. Patrick’s weekend, you can go out and enjoy the best of the best. Wear your finest green shirt and don’t forget, you’re lucky to be Irish, be loud and proud! If you’re one of the unfortunates ones who is working over the long weekend, fear not, there are still lots of other great Irish gigs you can see this March.

Zuzanna Piasek
Passionate about all things creative including food and hoping to spread a few good messages. I believe the most important thing you’ll ever do is stay true to yourself, so be free and be you!

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6 Unmissable Irish Gigs Over St. Patrick’s Weekend
March 13, 2018 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

It’s that time of the year again where you can show everyone exactly why it’s so great to be Irish. What better way to start off the St. Patrick’s Weekend celebrations than with a nice dose of homegrown music! There are gigs taking place in every corner of the country so get your dancing shoes on, grab a friend and get going!

1. Zion Train

If you are in Cork on St. Patrick’s day, you sure are lucky because Zion Train are playing in the Crane Lane Theatre. In 2014, they’re Land of the Blind album was a big hit and they are looking to release another new album soon.

zion-train

It’s 30 years of music and it still sounds fresh to young ears. Zion Train have been one of the most prolific groups due to their mammoth recorded output and innumerable production credits remixes with song collaborations. Definitely a treat if you are going to be around on St. Patrick’s Day in Cork. So, grab a pint and head on over for a great night.

Where: Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix Street, Cork City

When: Saturday 17th March, 9pm

2. The Clandestinos

For all the families out there who would like to hear some good tunes this Paddy’s day. In Galway there will be a family orientated concert following the parade at the Plaza on Eyre Square. The event will include live music from local lads, the Clandestinos. They will play a mix of their finest Reggae, Ska and Latin tunes to liven up the vibe in their hometown.

the-clandestinos-gig

There’s also going to be a vintage carousel and lots of children’s entertainment. So, if you are heading out in Galway city with the family, there’s lots of fun you can have while also listening to some top class free music.

Where: Eyre Square Plaza, Galway

When: Saturday 17th March, 11.30am – 1pm

3. Aston MerryGold

Heading to Belfast this weekend? Following the parade, people can make their way to Custom House Square to enjoy the annual concert. This year is being hosted by Q Radio presenters Gareth Stewart and Eoghan Quigg, featuring local musicians and dancers along with special guest appearances. Headlining will be Aston MerryGold. The former JLS member and Strictly Come Dancing Star with not just a great voice but incredible dance moves.

aston-merrygold

Offering a high energy performance, it’s something you wouldn’t want to miss. Some other musicians performing over the weekend are Pure Blarney, The Rare Aul Stuff, JORD and Tanaka so there really is something for everyone!

Where: Custom House Square, Belfast

When: Saturday 17th March, 1.30pm – 4pm

4. Celtic Knights

If you want to get in the mood on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, four piece rock and funk band Celtic Knights are playing upstairs at the Oliver Plunkett to their native Corkonians. As you can see in the video below, these lads are guaranteed to get a crowd on the dance floor!

The bar brings punters the best in live gigs by covering jazz, blues and more seven days a week in one of the very best music spots in the city. There is free admission too so you can have a great night without reaching too far into the pocket.

Where: The Oliver Plunkett, 116 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City

When: Friday 16th March, 9.30pm

5. Chualainn

Local lads, the Kelly Brothers, Enda and John now called Chualainn, are launching their new single the night before St. Patrick’s Day. Their new single is called Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain and takes place in The Hot Spot Music Club, a centre for live arts, music gigs and private gatherings.

chualainn

You can also tune in to hear some of the live music sessions on St. Patrick’s Day. Both days promise to hold lots of fun for those who join in, don’t forget to bring your friends along so you can see who can recreate the best Irish classics on stage!

Where: The Hot Spot Music Club, Victoria Road, Greystones, Wicklow

When: Friday 16th March, 8pm

6. Live Music at Johnnie Foxes Pub

There’s no better Irish place to go to than Johnnie Foxes Pub in the Wicklow mountains. Planning the best gigs and entertainment for all of St. Patrick’s weekend, live music starts at 3:30pm every day. The final weekend of Six Nations action will also be shown as Ireland look to finish their campaign with a Grand Slam victory over England.

So, join the lads down at Johnnie’s to hear some traditional Irish music in a lively atmosphere while also being entertained non-stop. Stunning views also for those who decide to travel, what more could you want!

Where: Victoria Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

When: Friday 16th March – Sunday 18th March, 3:30pm onwards

Now that you’ve heard all about these unmissable Irish gigs over St. Patrick’s weekend, you can go out and enjoy the best of the best. Wear your finest green shirt and don’t forget, you’re lucky to be Irish, be loud and proud! If you’re one of the unfortunates ones who is working over the long weekend, fear not, there are still lots of other great Irish gigs you can see this March.

Zuzanna Piasek
Passionate about all things creative including food and hoping to spread a few good messages. I believe the most important thing you’ll ever do is stay true to yourself, so be free and be you!

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