Gig Guide

2021

  • Fri
    22
    Jan
    2021

    Blanck Mass w/Hillary Woods

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Ben John Power, founder of Fuck Buttons, brings his experimental electronic project Blanck Mass to the Ulster Sports Club in his first Belfast show in a few years on January 22.

    He went solo and has been working under the moniker since 2010, working on a great deal of collaborations (including for the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony), EPs and albums, with the most recent being Animated Violence Mild.

    Supporting is Irish Sacred Bones-signed songstress Hillary Woods.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb, priced at €16. Doors open at 7.45pm.

  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2021

    Primordial w/Mourning Beloveth

    Opium

    Dublin

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    Celtic black metal outfit Primordial will play Opium, Dublin on Saturday, 6th February.

    Supporting are Athy death-doom merchants Mourning Beloveth. Both bands will perform sets including rarely (if ever) played tracks. Check out Dust.

    Tickets are priced €25 from Ticketmaster and the Sound Cellar. Doors open at 6pm.

  • Fri
    19
    Feb
    2021

    Disclosure (DJ Set)

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    As part of their Energy club tour of 2021, UK electronic duo Disclosure are set to perform a DJ set at the Limelight 1 on February 19.

    Tickets, priced £22.5o, are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar. Doors open at 10pm.

  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2021

    Black Country, New Road

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Jazz-influenced, spoken word post-hardcore outfit Black Country, New Road play Whelan's on February 27 in their first Irish show. Riding the same kind of wave of hype as Black MIDI and the likes, we're rather excited by the prospect of a debut LP. Check out 'Sunglasses' live. 

    Tickets are available from Flowte.

  • Tue
    02
    Mar
    2021

    Hans Zimmer

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    One of this era's most distinguished film composers Hans Zimmer returns to the 3Arena on March 2.

    The show will feature a choir and full band & orchestra, showcasing the highlights from a career that recently includes The Lion KingInterstellarDunkirk, and goes back to GladiatorThe Thin Red Line and Thelma and Louise. He has scored more than 200 projects, grossing more than $28 billion worldwide.

    Tickets are priced upwards from €77.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Tue
    02
    Mar
    2021

    William Duvall

    Limelight 2

    Belfast

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    Following the release of his first solo album, One Alone, current Alice In Chains frontman William DuVall comes to Ireland, playing the Limelight 2 on March 2. With an air of Laurel Canyon folk and gospel, check out ''Til The Light Guides Me Home'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Wed
    03
    Mar
    2021

    William DuVall

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Following the release of his first solo album, One Alone, current Alice In Chains frontman William DuVall comes to Ireland, playing Whelan's on March 3. With an air of Laurel Canyon folk and gospel, check out ''Til The Light Guides Me Home'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, priced €28. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Fri
    05
    Mar
    2021

    The Who

    3Arena

    Dublin

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    Following the November release of their first album in 13 years, WhoThe Who headline the 3Arena on March 5, following its postponement from Coronavirus. 

    Drawing together themes of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, music theft, spirituality and beyond, the band have renewed their creative juices and written & recorded the album over the last two years.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Sat
    06
    Mar
    2021
    Sun
    07
    Mar
    2021

    Other Voices Cardigan

    Cardigan, Wales

    Online

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    Now in its 20th year, Other Voices has announced that it returns to Cardigan in Wales for a weekend of music and comedy over March 6 & 7. Announced so far are Ani GlassAoife Ní Bhriain, BERWYN, Juice Menace, Catrin Finch, The Gentle Good, and Sinead O'Brien.

    The vent will go out online via Facebook, Youtube & Twitter, with UK viewers able to watch here.

  • Sat
    13
    Mar
    2021

    Scott Matthews

    Unitarian Church

    Dublin

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    Wolverhampton-born musician Scott Matthews plays Dublin's Unitarian Church on March 13.

    The Ivor Novello winner continues the lineage of folk dreamers of the 60s & 70s like Simon, Buckley, Drake & Martyn, check out new single 'Cinnamon'.

    Tickets are available here, priced €20. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Sun
    14
    Mar
    2021

    Scott Matthews

    The Duncairn

    Belfast

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    Wolverhampton-born musician Scott Matthews plays Belfast's Duncairn on March 14 for Moving On Music.

    The Ivor Novello winner continues the lineage of folk dreamers of the 60s & 70s like Simon, Buckley, Drake & Martyn, check out new single 'Cinnamon'.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from £12. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    16
    Mar
    2021

    James Vincent McMorrow

    Galway Leisureland

    Galway

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    Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow plays a run of 5 Irish dates in spring 2021, coinciding with the release of his fifth album. Watch the video for 'I Should Go'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Thu
    18
    Mar
    2021

    James Vincent McMorrow

    The Big Top

    Limerick

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    Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow plays a run of 5 Irish dates in spring 2021, coinciding with the release of his fifth album, performing at the Big Top, Limerick on March 18. Watch the video for 'I Should Go'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Fri
    19
    Mar
    2021

    James Vincent McMorrow

    The Telegraph Building

    Belfast

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    Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow performs a run of 5 Irish dates in spring 2021, playing Belfast's Telegraph Building on March 19. Coinciding with the release of his fifth album, watch the video for 'I Should Go'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sun
    21
    Mar
    2021

    Squid

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    One of the most forward thinking indie rock prospects out there at the moment, Squid are set to headline the Button Factory on March 21. Watch the video for 'Broadcaster'.

    Tickets cost €15 from Tickets.ie. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Mon
    22
    Mar
    2021

    The Handsome Family

    Liberty Hall Theatre

    Dublin

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    Brett and Rennie Sparks, aka The Handsome Family, are set to play Belfast's Black Box on September 10 as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

    They've been covered and an inspiration to a huge range of artists, including Jeff Tweedy, Jason Lytle, and even Christy Moore. This year, they reissue their 1994 & 96 albums Odessa & Milk and Scissors. Check out early classic, 'Arlene'.

    Tickets cost £17.50 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 8pm.

  • Thu
    25
    Mar
    2021

    This Is The Kit

    The Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Contemporary folk singer-songwriter This Is The Kit plays The Button Factory on March 25 in support of her new album, Off Off On.

    Also known as Kate Stables, her fifth LP follows acclaimed 2017 LP Moonshine FreezeWatch the video for 'This Is What You Did'.

    Tickets are available from Tickets.ie, priced €24.50. Doors open at 7.30pm/

     

  • Fri
    26
    Mar
    2021

    Joshua Burnside

    The Grand Social

    Dublin

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    Having released his long-awaited, and hugely acclaimed second album in September, Award-winning NI alt. folk singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside plays the Grand Social on March 26. Watch the video for lead single 'War On Everything'.

  • Fri
    26
    Mar
    2021
    Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021

    SoFFT Nights: Cormac Begley, Bunoscionn, Lemoncello

    Dunderry Park

    Co. Meath

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    Following October 2020's two SoFFT Nights events in Dunderry Park, Meath, another run of shows take place in Spring. Amongst the first acts to be announced for March 26 & 27, Cormac BegleyBunoscionn and Lemoncello

    Tickets are priced €67 from Tickets.ie.

  • Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021

    The Lovely Eggs

    Ulster Sports Club

    Dublin

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    Psych-punk duo The Lovely Eggs play the Ulster Sports Club on March 27. The northern English pair released their new album I Am Moron, and will bring its raw, minimal immediacy to the city for the first time, having won fans like Iggy Pop. Watch the video for 'The Decision'.

  • Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021

    Joshua Burnside

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Having released his long-awaited, and hugely acclaimed second album in September, Award-winning NI alt. folk singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside plays the Ulster Sports Club on March 27. Watch the video for lead single 'War On Everything'.

  • Sun
    28
    Mar
    2021

    Bird On The Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen by Pauline Scanlon & The Whileaways

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Following sellout shows at the likes of Pepper Canister Church, Pauline Scanlon & The Whileaways bring their tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen to the Olympia Theatre on March 28 (rescheduled from 2020).

    The Whileaways and Pauline Scanlon will celebrate many of Cohen's best-loved live works, leading a masterful collective including Will Merrigan on bass, Dave Clancy on keys, Beoga legend Eamon Murray on drums, alongside string and brass sections. The Whileaways are Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce, who combine to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies.

    Tickets cost €31.90 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Mon
    05
    Apr
    2021

    Everything Everything

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Manchester art-pop act Everything Everything are set to play the Olympia Theatre on April 5 as part of the tour for their latest album, Re-Animator.

    Formed in 2007, the band have received nominations for the Mercury Music Prize & 3 Ivor Novellos. Ever-eclectic, they meld R&B rhythmic conventions with stream-of-consciousness Radiohead-esque vocals, with A Fever Dream more dynamic than ever before - check out the video for 'Arch Enemy'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Tue
    06
    Apr
    2021

    Doves

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Doves return with their first indoor headline dates in over a decade, headlining Dublin's Olympia on April 6.

    The Chesire band returned from a decade-long hiatus in 2018 with their fifth album, The Universal Want in 2020. Check out 'Prisoners'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

  • Wed
    07
    Apr
    2021

    Doves

    Limelight 1

    Belfast

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    Doves return with their first indoor headline dates in over a decade, headlining the Limelight 1 on April 7.

    The Chesire band returned from a decade-long hiatus in 2018 with their fifth album, The Universal Want in 2020. Check out 'Prisoners'.

    Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and Katy's Bar.

  • Wed
    07
    Apr
    2021

    Andy Shauf

    Button Factory

    Dublin

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    Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf plays his first headline show in Ireland at the Button Factory on April 7. Having released his sixth album, The Neon Skyline, in early 2020, he'll bring his 6-piece band over for the show. Check him out Live On KEXP.

    Tickets are priced €20, available from Selective Memory.

  • Thu
    08
    Apr
    2021
    Fri
    09
    Apr
    2021

    Dead Can Dance

    Olympia Theatre

    Dublin

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    Led by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, and accompanied by a full band, Australian act Dead Can Dance are set to play the Olympia Theatre on April 8 & 9. 

    Their three-decade career has drawn from neoclassical, worldwide traditional music, darkwave, gothic music, post-punk and the avant-garde to create a singular discography that includes The Serpent's Egg and Aion. These dates come in support of their latest album, Dionysus. Check out 'Act II: The Invocation'.

    Tickets, priced from €44.5o, are available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

  • Sat
    10
    Apr
    2021

    The Lost Brothers

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Irish songwriters & musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, aka The Lost Brothers, are set to play Belfast's Ulster Sports Club on April 10, over a year on from their originally scheduled date.

    It's over a decade since the release of their debut album, Trails of the Lonely. Five albums on, with collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello & M Ward in tow, this show will be a wonderful gathering of song and friends.

    Tickets are available from Ticketweb. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Tue
    13
    Apr
    2021

    Tim Burgess

    Whelan's

    Dublin

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    Charlatans frontman, label boss, DJ & author Tim Burgess is set to headline Whelan's on April 13.

    2020 saw the release of his fifth solo LP, seeing him in a later-period creative fertile patch. Check out 'Empathy For The Devil'.

    Tickets are priced €27 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7.30pm.

  • Wed
    14
    Apr
    2021

    Tim Burgess

    Ulster Sports Club

    Belfast

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    Charlatans frontman, label boss, DJ & author Tim Burgess is set to headline the Ulster Sports Club on April 14.

    2020 saw the release of his fifth solo LP, seeing him in a later-period creative fertile patch. Check out 'Empathy For The Devil'.

    Tickets are priced £19 from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm.

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