Well...after some months looking for that, finally I am in the dear Ireland, its certainly a magic place, you can feel it when u leave the plane and step on the Irish floor for the first time. I was in front of the Christ Church yesterday at midnight, it was a great moment. Irish people are so nice and kind. I am really falling in love for Dublin, now I hope to find someone from The Swell Season or The Frames...lol.
In Ireland!(6 posts)
Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Happy New Year and Fáilte (Welcome)
Wrap up well. "Tis cold.
Did you get to the countdown? http://www.ireland.com/leisure/music/new-dublin-festival-hosts-new-year-s-eve-countdown-concert-on-college-green/631530
If not check out the following
Ye can’t miss Christy Moore. He’s a legend.
If you like Phil Lynott’s music, go to the Vibe for Philo
Sliotar also looks like fun.
2. http://www.livetrad.com/festivals/ has info about festivals but the next one is in Clare (far side of the country)
Better option if you’re staying in Dublin is to check out the Comhaltas site http://comhaltas.ie/locations/detail/culturlann/ You could go to the Monkstown session if it’s open. I’d recommend phoning them first and telling them who you are and where you come from and how you’d love to see Irish music played live. Moderate Session - Sessions: Every Tuesday at 9.15pm. I’d visit Dalkey and climb Killiney Hill first if it’s not too windy. Get the tourist Board to give you clear directions. You can get the Dart some of the way. I hope you have good walking shoes.
3. Some info about pubs: http://www.thecircumference.org/pubs-dublin
I’d phone to see if they have sessions on or ask the people you’re staying with. Here are good music pubs.
• The Dame Tavern- A tiny little pub located off the beaten track behind Dame Street on Dame lane. A really friendly and lively little pub with live music most nights(where the musician is nearly on top of you). Does get very crowded but great craic.
• Eamonn Dorans - Famous old venue with live music most nights. Located in Temple Bar.
• Oliver St John Gogarty's - Sister pub of the Left Bank, this is yet another of the temple bar tourist pubs. Alway gets pretty pack and you will meet all sorts, pretty much the same as all temple bar pubs. Live music upstairs some nights or evenings.
• The Olympia Theatre - Although this is not a pub, it does have 8pm and Midnight shows which include live bands, comedians, etc. There are a number of bars and usually a great atmosphere (depending on what your going to see of course). You can book tickets and view upcoming events at Ticketmaster.
• Temple Bar Music Centre - Large music venue in Temple Bar with live music every night, sometimes with world reknowned artists, and a late bar.
• The Village - Located just beside Whelans on Wexford Street, this like Whelans has live gigs most night and also a late club/bar.
• Whelans - Probably Dublin’s most popular and famous live music pub, Whelans is a great place to go and catch a live band with a late club/bar after. Located on Wexford St.
As a Swellies fan, don’t miss Grafton Street, Bull Island Strand ( Beach scene), Killiney Hill, St. Stephen’s Green, Walton’s music store…(don’t ask to play Falling Slowly)
As someone in Ireland don’t miss a tour of Newgrange if it’s open and if you can get to it. Also, Trinity College library and the Book of Kells...
Ara shure I’ll stop tellin’ ye where to go and let the locals guide you.
Safe travels my friend and have lots of craic (fun).Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam
Waw...thanks a lot my friend! I loved ur tips...I am going to follow them for sure...u know I was going to ask someone exactly about the name of the piano store where Glen and Mar recorded Once scenes, coz I didnt bring my DVD with me and I forgot the name...is it mentioned in your post? Walton's Music? Where is it? Id like to go there =)
Waw I went to Walton's music store.... its a little different from the period of the film, but still a nice place and nice people. I didnt ask to play Falling Slowly of course, however I'd love to...lol. I bought a piano song book about the Once's songs, I relly couldn't find that in Brazil. Ive also visited a pub called O'Donoghues; a warm place, nice people; this pub is showed in an interview which Glen walk around Dublin, pointing good places in Dublin, the guy from the pub told me Glen always goes there when he is in Dublin and I also took a lot of pictures, of course! =)
Darn! I'm sad they changed Waltons:( I used to go there a lot and buy instruments for my students. Maybe we'll see you on Youtube playing songs from ONCE on the piano though?
I guess you're home now and I hope all went well. Here's a little souvenir of places you may have seen when in Dublin: http://alturl.com/m8zdr
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