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5 Gigs You Need To See in Dublin This November

By Alannah Kenny November 1, 2017 (No)
As the Halloween festivities draws to a close, the cold, dark November nights will start to creep in. If you’re sick of staying indoors binging Netflix boxsets then our next gig guide is the perfect excuse to get you out on the town in Dublin. We have some great local music acts performing this month that are well worth checking out. So whether your on a dry November, growing out the mustache or just planning a few pints, here are the five gigs that you should definitely keep in mind! 5) Moxie First on our list and hailing from Limerick and Sligo we have Moxie, a group described as a […]

8 Unsigned Irish Bands That Are Turning Heads Right Now

By Zuzanna Piasek October 30, 2017 (No)
If you’re bored listening to the same old mainstream music over and over again, then this is the perfect place for you. Why not dive into some unsigned Irish bands that are turning heads right now. The music range includes lots of genres and if you can’t stop listening, why not check out one of our gig guides? That way you can go support them too! So lets go ahead and dive right in. 1) Empathy Empathy are an alternative rock band, citing bands like Placebo and Interpol as their influences. They are known for their ability to blend delicate and distorted guitar tones and a vocal style similar to […]

Gigs You Need To See in Dublin This October

By Alannah Kenny September 27, 2017 (No)
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 Donegal Indie-Pop duo Little Hours are the first on our list of gigs in Dublin this October. Ryan McCloskey and John […]

5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This September

By Alannah Kenny September 6, 2017 (No)
Summer may be nearing its end as the cold, autumn nights start to approach but it’s not all doom and gloom. Fancy a night on the town or just hungry to taste the best in Irish music? Well there’s guaranteed to be a few gigs in Dublin this September for you. Local artists will be demonstrating their talents to fans and continuing to make a name for themselves. We’ve got 5 gigs that you need to see if you’re in the capital over the next few weeks. 5) Silverbacks One act on our must see list is five piece Dublin Indie-Rock band, Silverbacks. The group consists of lead singer Daniel, […]

5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This August

By Alannah Kenny August 1, 2017 (No)
Starting to feel allergic to the same summer anthems played on loop? Well Dublin is the place to be this August for those looking for a change of scenery and a few live gigs during the last month of the holidays. It’s no secret that we at The Sharpe are big supporters of local talent and hidden musical gems. There have been some blisteringly good gigs involving Irish musicians this year and there there are still plenty more to come. With that, we’d like to introduce you to five fantastic Irish acts who will all be performing in Whelan’s this month. 5) Oh Bryan An edgy Alternative Rock band hailing […]

5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This July

By Alannah Kenny June 28, 2017 (No)
We knew it wouldn’t last forever and our mini-heatwave seems all but a memory as the grey skies roll in again. No need to let a little detail like the weather dampen the fun though, if it’s a bit of music and craic you’re looking for, well Dublin has a few surprises in store on the music front this July! If you plan on visiting the home of the boys in blue this coming month, you might well check out one of these must see gigs to liven up the Summer spirits. 5) Fireplace Dragon If an intimate Indie Jazz gig in the city would get your fires lighting this […]

Five Gigs You Need to See in Limerick this Year

By Alannah Kenny June 1, 2017 (No)
Limerick is a county that has continued to spawn some of Ireland’s greatest musical treasures and it was rightly awarded the title of ‘National City of Culture’ in 2014. It is a thriving hub for both local and international musicians to share their talents and sure enough there are some great gigs lined up throughout the coming year in the city, and here’s five that you definitely can’t miss! 5) All Our Exes Live in Texas Brace yourselves, this all-female four-piece from Sydney with a penchant for Folk music are coming to Limerick to shake things up the Aussie way! Hannah, Georgia, Elana and Katie have been on the music […]

Five of the Best Festivals in Ireland this June

By Felipe Wasserstein May 30, 2017 (No)
We are getting closer to June and better weather which can only mean one thing, pack up the car and head off for a long weekend. With the June bank holiday coming up, it’s an ideal opportunity for us to spend time outside, enjoy the great outdoors attend local arts, sports and music events. We have come up with five of the top festivals taking place around Ireland this June that you need to know about. 1. Cork Harbour Festival 2017 When: June 3rd – June 11th Where: Cork Harbour, Cork. How Much: Free events & Ticketed events. This festival is a week long celebration of Ireland’s maritime heritage, set […]

5 Gigs You Need To See In Belfast This Year

By Tahlia Peppard May 19, 2017 (No)
One of the most enjoyable things you can do in Ireland is check out local gigs and concerts. Whether it’s because you like the people, group or singers in concert or you simply just enjoy the buzz and atmosphere that comes with a great gig. We’re looking up north at 5 gigs you need to see in Belfast in 2017. 1. The Beatles Are Back Date: Saturday 01 July 2017 Location: Crumlin Road Gaol, North Belfast Arguably one of the best bands, The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Made in Liverpool, Beatles tribute Band are […]

5 Gigs You Need to See in Kilkenny This Year

By Alannah Kenny April 21, 2017 (2 Comments)
Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s top competitors when it comes to priding itself in Irish craft and heritage. It maintains a historical element throughout, even on the music scene. If there’s a bit of Irish trad and country to be had, even better! Therefore, why not grab a pint if you’re down in the Short Grass County, enjoy the great gigs that will be on offer and fully experience this fantastic pocket of culture. 5) Marah If you are not shy for some classic American Rock ‘n’ Roll jams, then you will be well at home with this group. David and Serge Bielanko were responsible for the formation of Marah […]

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