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Gigroll: new gigs at Dublin’s Button Factory and elsewhere

Some interesting additions to the gig calender at Dublin’s Button Factory. Top of the bill for me are Trash Talk, an act who slayed ‘em at this year’s SXSW. They play the venue on August 21 (tickets €15 plus charges). …

Thu, May 24, 2012, 08:48

   

Some interesting additions to the gig calender at Dublin’s Button Factory. Top of the bill for me are Trash Talk, an act who slayed ‘em at this year’s SXSW. They play the venue on August 21 (tickets €15 plus charges). Other acts heading to Temple Bar include Shackleton (July 5. €14), Gonjasufi (June 14, €13) and The Crazy world Of Arthur Brown (November 3, €16)

Free gig alert: the awesome Walls play Dublin’s Bernard Shaw tonight and admission is 100 per cent free. Go, go go etc. And listen to their ace “Coracle” album from last year.

Arthur’s Day is back. Yes, we thought it wasn’t coming back either, but it’s back. September 27 is the date to avoid, sorry, note.

Better news: Spirit of Folk is back. Last year’s new festival debutant returns for more at Dunderry Park, Co Meath from September 21 to 23. Acts on the bill include John Spillane, The Lost Brothers, Lisa O’Neill, I Draw Slow, OTR favourites The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Tucan, The Hot Sprockets, the excellent Mossy Nolan, The Henry Girls, The Young Folk, Tir na nOg, Aoife Scott and tones more. Limited early bird weekend tickets and day tickets now on sale until the end of the month at €65 and €35 respectively, before increasing to €85 and €45 (plus ticket agency jigs and reels)

The Stendhal Festival of Art takes place at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady, Co. Derry on August 17 and 18 with four stages and 45 acts such as Henry McCullough, Silhouette, Trucker Diablo, Axis Of, The Inishowen Gospel Choir, The Barley Mob, Furlo The Gorgeous Colours, Pat McManus and many more. Tickets are £20 (day ticket), £25 (weekend camping) and £35 (family weekend camping) plus Ticketmaster Ulster fry.