Event Guide: February/March 2014

Music & Craic

In this event guide there’s some originality, a bit of 1950s, something obscure and something freaky but to calm it all down some Irish roots on Paddy’s Day with lots of traditional Irish music.

Guitarist and band member of Jupiter and The Infinite Robert Kelly from Ballsbridge, tells NewsFour about their up and coming EP Launch on Friday 7th February in the Mercantile on Dame Street. Their music is a mixture of blues and rock with claims to be the most exciting rock band on the Irish music scene today. Gig starts at 8pm till late with the Hoochi Kews as their supporting act.

If you like jiving, 50s rock n roll or something a bit obscure then maybe you should check out what’s going on at Dublin’s rockabilly scene. UK band LP & His Dirty White Bucks will be playing at the Pint Pub on Eden Quay on Saturday February 8th. Rockabilly DJs Korky and Gerry Robinson will also be playing a mixture of rockabilly music too so it’s sure to be a late one. Gig starts at 8.30pm.

If you can’t get to that, the Globe Bar on George’s Street also hold rockabilly nights every Sunday from 9pm to 11pm with The Pavement Kings being one of their regular bands. Lead singer and double bass player Simon Farrell has starred alongside some of the biggest names on the rockabilly scene, including Imelda May. The Pavement Kings play in the Globe on the 9th and 16th February.

The Squidling Brothers Circus is one of the world’s finest and freakiest carnival side shows. They come all the way from the US making a special stop to Dublin on their world tour. They will be performing at The Twisted Pepper on Middle Abbey Street on the 9th February at 8pm.

To all you punk rockers, The Oppressed are playing at the Grand Social on the 15th February. The Rockin’ Riot, Section 4, Hardcase and The Jollars will also be playing on the night. €10 in so that works out to be two quid a band… Gig starts at 8.30pm

On St Patrick’s Day, the Amigos will be playing in Paddy Cullen’s in Ballsbridge. If it’s Irish traditional music you’re in search of, O’Donoghues on Merrion Row will be the place to be.

St Patrick’s Day Festival in Dublin will be held from the 14th to the 17th of March. The celebration started out as one day and one night but us Irish couldn’t get enough so it’s now a four-day event. The festival will have marching bands coming from all over the world, fun fairs, street performances, Ceilís and more.

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Above: The Pavement Kings.

By Donna Dunne