Tonight (Saturday, 16th), Bagatelle are bringing over three decades worth of hits – Leeson Street Lady, Second Violin and Summer in Dublin – to the stage at Monroe’s Live, Galway. A trip down memory lane for some, and for others, a chance to see one of the great Irish bands for the first time; it’s sure to be a fantastic night out for all. Doors open at 8 p.m. / tickets are €22.50/€20 online.
On Sunday (January, 17th), punk-rock legend Henry Rollins brings his spoken word tour Charmingly Obstinate to Vicar Street, Dublin – his first time back on Irish shores since 2012. Best described as a renaissance man, Rollins is an author, front-man, TV and radio show host, actor and God knows what else! The Washington Post described him as “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humourist, even motivational speaker. . . his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Doors kick open at 7:30 p.m. with the show kicking off at 8 p.m. Tickets are €28.
Meanwhile, in our southernmost county, Keith Barry is bringing all manner of black magic to Cork for the last two of his three nights run in the Everyman. He’s been praised by the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Woody Harrellson and papers and magazines the world over, as one of the planet’s leading mentalists. Barry’s brand of entertainment blends hypnotism and humour into one of the most dangerously fun nights out you’ll ever experience. Tickets are €30 and the show starts at 8 p.m.
And finally, tonight (Saturday, 16th) at 8:30 p.m., the funniest man in the land, Tommy Tiernan, brings his twisted humour to PSLC Portmarnock, Dublin. The Out of the Whirlwind Tour sees him taking in almost every small venue in County Dublin and it’s going to be a painfully funny night out. Tickets are €28 and ID is strictly required.