Jim Carroll

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Spirit of change

The prize for the Irish venue with the most names goes to the club on Dublin’s Middle Abbey Street. First known as HQ when it opened in 1999, it then became Spirit in 2001. Last October, it became Spirit 57 …

Fri, Jan 25, 2008, 10:40

   

The prize for the Irish venue with the most names goes to the club on Dublin’s Middle Abbey Street.

First known as HQ when it opened in 1999, it then became Spirit in 2001. Last October, it became Spirit 57 and now, it’s to be known as The Academy.

The latest name change coincides with the venue booking more and more live acts.

Those on their way to the Academy include José Gonzalez (April 6th), The Sawdoctors (March 22nd), Aiden (March 31st) and Flogging Molly (June 5th).