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Music | Gig News: 23 September 2016

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Following the release of his long-awaited, critically acclaimed second album “After The Rain”, Benjamin Francis Leftwich has announced he will be headlining Whelans, 4 March 2017.

Tickets – €17.50 available from Ticketmaster here and outlets Nationwide & WAV

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After a sold out show at The Grand Social in September, Brilliant Trees return to the venue for a second night, showcasing their new single ‘I Know, I Know’ on 14 October.

Admission is €15 on the night.

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Jon Bellion will visit Europe for his first headlining run in March 2017, with a show in The Academy, Dublin, on 12 April . Kicking off at Parkteatret in Oslo, Norway on March 18, 2017 and later onto London, Paris and Amsterdam.

Tickets €26.00 including booking fee go on sale Friday 23 September from Ticketmaster

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Joan As Police Woman returns to Dublin, three years since selling out her last Button Factory show in April 2014. Her brand new album “Let It Be You” is due out in October as a collaborative project with fellow Brooklyn musician Benjamin Lazar Davis.

Tickets for the show on 15 March 2017 at The Button Factory, Dublin, are on sale now for €24.50 including booking fee from

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Selkirk’s finest Frightened Rabbit have announced a Winter UK and Ireland tour of their album “Painting of a Panic Attack”.

The band play four dates on the island in February 2017, all of which you find listed below with tickets on sale from each venue.

2 February – Spirit Store, Dundalk

3 February – Walsh’s Bar, Micthelstown

4 February – Dolan’s, Limerick

5 February – The Academy, Dublin

7 February – Limelight, Belfast

8 February – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

9 February – Roisin Dubh, Galway

10 February – Roisin Dubh, Galway

11 February – The Set Theatre, Kilkenny

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Saint Sister have announced a run of additional shows around Ireland to tie in with their November date at Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral.

The electro folk duo will play the following shows:

Saturday 5 November                            Dublin, Christchurch Cathedral

Sunday 6 November                               Cork, Cyprus Avenue

Monday 7 November                              Belfast, The Empire

Wednesday 9 November             Galway, The Loft

Friday 11 November                              Derry, The Delacroix 

Tickets for Dublin are currently on sale now whilst the newly announced dates will go on sale tomorrow at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets and online at

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The 2FM Xmas Ball will take place at 3Arena on Saturday 3 December, 2016. The line-up for this year is as follows:





In aid of the ISPCC – Tickets €39.50 go on sale next Thursday 29 September at 9am, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, via the 24 hr Hotline: 0818 719 300, or online at

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The Gloaming return to the National Concert Hall in March for four very special performances from Saturday 11 – Tuesday 14 March. The run of shows in the spectacular venue will be the only chance to see the band play live in Dublin in 2017.

Tickets from €35.00 go on sale at 10am on Friday 30 September.

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Due to demand Brian Deady has added a second show at Whelan’s on Friday 28 October.

Tickets for the extra date are priced €17.50 incl. booking fee and on sale this Monday, 26 September at 10am from Ticketmaster outlets and online

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Joe Fox released hisAcoustic Alley Sessions” EP on the Blue Flowers label called.

Joe will be playing the following series of gigs around the UK and Ireland in October and November. A list of Irish shows are below.

1 November – Dublin – Ruby Sessions

2 November – Dublin – Whelan’s – This show is over 18s, I.D required

3 November – Limerick – Dolan’s

4 November – Belfast – Voodoo

5 November – Galway – The Loft

Tickets for Upstairs at Whelan’s are on sale now for €13 on sale.