Friday, August 14, 2009

Bits and pieces - What's On guide

Plenty going on at the weekend in this here city, full listings below.

If classical music is your thing, the Summer Music on the Shannon festival draws to a spectacular close in the UCH this weekend, with a performance of The Mermaid - music by acclaimed composer Carl Davis, who wrote the music to the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale as a "bribe" to get his daughter into a prestigious London school.

For music/film fans, Davis will be leading the SMS orchestra through his own compositions for two Charlie Chaplin silent films, Easy Street and The Pawn Shop. Live music and film - this is a truly breathtaking experience.

On Sunday fledgling band Funeral Suits play Upstairs in Dolan's, with support from the excellent Heritage Centre.

Funeral Suits have been together a little over a year, yet have already supported Franz Ferdinand, the Breeders and played at Electric Picnic. Not bad for this electro-rock outfit. Featuring Cappamore man and former LIT student Greg McCarthy on drums, Funeral Suits are also made up of Dubliners Michael McKeogh and Brian James, and have already caused a stir with the release of their debut EP ‘Oh Dear - which from which the track 'Black Lemonade' was included in Steve Lamacq's (BBC Radio 1) top 60 records of the moment last year - and follow up Eye Spy, which was released in May.
Now about to launch a new single this Limerick/Dublin outfit are embarking on a national tour that includes a date in Dolan’s this weekend.
FRIDAY - 14.08.09
Dolan’s Upstairs, 8pm. €6.
Dolan’s Warehouse, 8pm, €15.
The Mermaid - SMS Orchestra SMS 2009 Festival.
UCH. 8pm.
The Demise
Baker Place, 9pm. Free.
The Release Party Aubars.
Doors 11.30pm, €5.
Trinity Rooms, 9pm.
Chart. 10pm.
Sin Bin
Chart. 10pm.
SATURDAY - 15.08.09
The Sound of Silence SMS 2009 Festival.
UCH. 8pm.
99 Problems
Trinity Rooms, 9pm.
The Navigators
Dolan’s Warehouse, 9pm. €10
Barry Barnes - Sinnerboy
Dolan’s Upstairs, 8pm. €11.
The Last Tycoons
Baker Place. 9pm. Free.
Chart. 10pm
Sin Bin
Chart. 10pm
Access All Areas
Trinity Rooms, 11pm.
Saturday Night Party With DJ Rob Quigley
The George Hotel.
SUNDAY - 16.08.09
Homage to Mendelssohn
Lunchtime Concert, 1.30pm. UCH.
Funeral Suits
Dolan’s Upstairs, 8pm.
Bad Reputation Ireland
Oliver Dawson Saxony and Soloway.
Baker Place, 9pm. €10.
Trinity Rooms. Doors from 9pm.
Les Dimanches du Monde
Mickey Martin’s, 9pm.

1 comment:

Omaniblog said...

Greetings Alan,
Great to find your blog. I got to it via a Google Alert for "Summer Music on the Shannon" (SMS) S.
Fraternal best wishes from the blog of SMS.
You can find the SMS blog from the SMS website or simply google "summermusicontheshannon blog"
Paul O'Mahony
born Limerick, now living Cork