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Whelan’s at 20

It’s 20 years since Whelan’s opened for business on Dublin’s Wexford Street. It sure was a different world back in 1989. The venue will be marking 20 years in business with a rake of one-off gigs in the coming months. …

Tue, Apr 7, 2009, 08:07

   

It’s 20 years since Whelan’s opened for business on Dublin’s Wexford Street. It sure was a different world back in 1989. The venue will be marking 20 years in business with a rake of one-off gigs in the coming months. They are also planning a special publication on the venue and want people who have any posters, tickets or memorabilia to get in touch.

We’re in the mood for some nostalgia today and want to hear your memories of the venue. Me, I’ve seen some great shows at the venue down through the years, but my most abiding memory is watching Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy dancing away happily at the venue’s indie disco after one of his shows there in 1999.

Now, over to you: what are the gigs you remember best from 20 years of gigging at Whelan’s?