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Paying tribute to Derek Nally

The sudden death of promoter, manager and booker Derek Nally in July came as a huge shock to many in the Irish live music industry and a number of tribute shows have been planned for Dublin venues in the coming …

Wed, Sep 29, 2010, 16:06

   

The sudden death of promoter, manager and booker Derek Nally in July came as a huge shock to many in the Irish live music industry and a number of tribute shows have been planned for Dublin venues in the coming weeks.

The first, Songs for Derek, takes place at the Grand Social (the venue formerly known as Pravda on Lower Liffey Street) this Saturday (October 2). Originally scheduled for Vicar Street, it will feature live sets from Bell X1 (acoustic), Howe Gelb, Mundy, Richie Egan (Jape/The Redneck Manifesto/Vision Air), James Vincent McMorrow, Freddie White, The Walls, Tír na nÓg and David Kitt. Doors open at 8pm, admission is €20 and all proceeds go the Nally family.

The following Saturday (October 9), the Tribute to Derek Nally show will take place at Whelan’s, the venue he booked for many years. This show will star Ham Sandwich, Blink, The Ganhis, Pugwash, Bronagh Gallagher and many more. Tickets are €20 and again, all proceeds will be donated to the Nally family.

Other tribute shows will include The Frames (at Whelan’s on December 15) and Christy Moore (Whelan’s on October 19).