Rocking out the decade


New Year’s Eve Gigs

It’s all over bar the shouting, the carousing and the loving, and still there are premium gigs by Irish acts across the country.

Dublin, inevitably, has the most activity, seeing the likes of Jerry Fish & the Mudbug Club(Vicar St), Redneck Manifesto(Whelan’s), Delorentos(Academy), and The Amazing Few(Village) making it with the swizzle sticks, paper umbrellas and New Year resolutions.

In Cork (Opera House), Mick Flannerydoes his accomplished singer- songwriter thing, while in Galway (Róisín Dubh) Fight Like Apes, Messiah J the Expert, Disconnect 4, Le Galaxieand Feed the Bearspave the way for a sore head on New Year’s Day.

In Mayo (Theatre Royal, Castlebar), The Saw Doctorswhip up a right old hooley with their mix of rousing roots and rock. Post-New Year gigs, meanwhile, include The Coronas(Donegal, January 2), Sister Sledge(Dublin, January 2), Juliet Turner(Dublin January 2) and the 24th Vibe for Philo(Dublin, January 4).

Over in the Roots department, you have the redoubtable Christy Mooreonce again playing Dublin (January 5/6).