By Sarah Gill
Joel Corry @ DNA
If you haven’t been playing ‘Sorry’ at every pre-drinks of the year so far, you really need to re-evaluate your Prinks Playlist. Joel Corry really made Summer ‘19 his with the smash hit, so I can say with certainty that bopping around DNA to this DJ set will be the highlight of the month.
9 October – DNA Nightclub and Venue
Hoolie w/ Boots & Kats
With performances at Life and Yurt City under their belt, Boots & Kats are back and better than ever. The Dubliners are well known at this stage for embodying the Hoolie spirit and curate one of the most distinct part vibe going. As well as that, the Gash Collective girls will be occupying Factory while the Rooftop’s left in the hands of their trusty resident DJs.
10 October – Electric Galway
Having sprung to fame from Youtube success, Harry and Alfie are always springing up here and there to delight their fans with some feel good tunes. The folk-singing brothers are best known for ‘Chasing Rubies’, and if you say you don’t know it, you’re lying! Good craic is guaranteed.
10 October – Black Box Theatre
Surely we all saw Sinéad O’Connor’s superb comeback on the Late Late Show last month, the songstress will be touring the heartlands of Ireland for a succession of exciting and legendary gigs. We’re all fully familiar with the enchanting tone of Sinéad’s voice, but nothing compares 2 seeing her perform in the flesh. Get it? No? I’ll see myself out.
16 & 17 October – Róisín Dubh
Uniting indie, electro, house and pop in one bright and shiny package, you’re going to want to head along to Le Boom. If you’re up for sweating it out and jumping around to some serious tunes, this is one gig you definitely shouldn’t miss. Christy Leech and Aimie Mallon perform together beautifully and their live shows are nothing if not energetic. Listen to ‘Dancing Bug’ to get you in the mood.
October 18 – Róisín Dubh
If folk/bluesy music is more your thing, this is a must-see. While the name Brother Dege might not ring any bells, look up his song, “Too Old to Die Young”, which featured in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”, and the bells in your mind will be ringing like crazy. From the Deep South, Brother Dege’s music brings that dark, opiated element of small-town, rural USA to life. Supported by West of Ireland Dobro player, guitarist and songwriter, Tom Portman, this will be that something different that your weekend is crying out for.
October 13 – Róisín Dubh