Reggae legend Horace Andy @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jun 04, 2009

HORACE ANDY is best known for his work with Massive Attack in the 1990s, but to reggae fans he is an icon, gifted with one of the most distinctive voices in reggae music.

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Lisa Hannigan @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jun 04, 2009

Singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan (pictured) will play the Róisín Dubh on Thursday July 9 at 8pm and Friday 10 at 8pm. Tickets are €23/21 and available from the Róisín Dubh and Zhivago.

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Dark Room Notes @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, May 21, 2009

GALWAY/DUBLIN electronic-pop band Dark Room Notes play the Róisín Dubh on Saturday May 23 at 9pm and will play songs from their debut album, We Love You Dark Matter.

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Anti-Pop Consortium @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, May 07, 2009

ANTI-POP CONSORTIUM, widely regarded as cutting edge innovators by b-boy purists, experimental electronic heads, and indie rockers, play the Róisín Dubh on Friday May 15 at 9pm.

Even if hip hop was not going through a very stale patch, Anti-Pop Consortium would still, and very easily, stand out as innovators. They have been praised for their stream-of consciousness lyrics, their ability to give seemingly unrelated word clusters hidden meaning, and their sonic backdrops that provide the perfect canvas for their lyrical paintings.

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The Enemy @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Apr 16, 2009

WHEN THE Enemy released their debut album We’ll Live And Die In These Towns in 2007, it went straight to Number 1 in the British albums chart.

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Paul O’Reilly album launch @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Apr 02, 2009

GALWAY BASED singer-songwriter Paul O’Reilly is set to release an album with The Hollows’ Greg O’Brien in the Róisín Dubh this weekend.

Ships Leaving is a split album featuring separate songs from both artists. There are five tracks from O’Reilly and five from O’Brien (who goes under the name At Last An Atlas when solo).

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Rarely Seen Above Ground @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Feb 19, 2009

RARELY SEEN Above Ground is quite unusual because he takes the entire notion of ‘the one man band’ into extreme and unusual places.

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The Zombies @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

Zombies mainmen Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone (pictured) play the Róisín Dubh on Saturday at 9pm. They will perform songs from The Zombies’ classic 1968 album Odessey & Oracle, Zombies’ hits like ‘She’s Not There’, Blunstone’s solo hits, classic songs by Rod’s 1970s band Argent, and material from the albums arising from the duo’s recent collaborations. Tickets are available from the Róisín Dubh and Zhivago.

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Albert Niland @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jan 22, 2009

ALBERT NILAND, the Mountbellew born guitarist and songwriter, who shot to prominence with his cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’, plays the Róisín Dubh on Sunday at 9pm.

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Paddy Casey @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

Paddy Casey (pictured) plays the Róisín Dubh on Friday January 23 at 8pm. Tickets are available from the Róisín Dubh and Zhivago.

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One Day International @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

DESPITE BEING named after a type of cricket match, none of the members of the highly promising Irish band One Day International is actually interested in cricket.

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Fred @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Dec 18, 2008

Fred (pictured) play the Róisín Dubh this Friday at 9pm. The band’s third album, Go God Go has been described by Hotpress as featuring “startlingly good music” while State declared the Corkonians “saviours of pop”. Tickets are available from the Róisín Dubh and Zhivago.

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Erik Mongrain @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

“Erik Mongrain is a self-taught French-Canadian guitar player that absolutely shreds. It’s like Van Halen meets James Taylor; furious but soothing,” said the Boston Herald about the Quebecois guitarist (pictured) who plays the Róisín Dubh this Sunday at 9pm. Tickets are available from the Róisín Dubh and Zhivago.

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Sinnerboy @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Nov 06, 2008

THE SPIRIT and the extraordinary music of the late, great, and much missed Rory Gallagher will be heard loud and clear when Sinnerboy play the Róisín Dubh.

Sinnerboy, the renowned Rory Gallagher tribute band, return to the Róisín on Sunday November 16 at 9pm.

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One Day International @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL may be named after a type of cricket test-match but none of the members of this Irish band is actually interested in cricket.

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Trojan Sound System @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

THE TROJAN label was launched in July 1967 to showcase productions by Duke Reid. Since then it has been a key player in presenting the best in Jamaican rocksteady and reggae.

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The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

NAMED AFTER the Hollywood actor who has the enviable distinction of having been hubby to Jennifer Aniston and now Angelina Jolie, The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra play Galway this weekend.

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Edinburgh previews @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

THERE ARE two more Edinburgh previews to go in the upstairs bar at the Róisín Dubh.

Those few Galwegians not going to Blondie tonight will be instead having a great laugh upstairs at the Róisín Dubh when Jarlath Regan presents Relax The Cax at 8pm. Featuring stories, jokes, films, and greeting cards, the show is about Jarlath facing his fears and his experience of white collar boxing.

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Carmina return with Crane Bar show and new album

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

THE BRITISH jazz-folk band Carmina return to Ireland to play The Crane Bar, Sea Road, on Thursday July 24 at 9pm.

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