Maitiú Ó Casaide & Ciarán Mac Aodhgáin

The Five Lamps Arts Festival 2018 opening night will be in The Pipers Corner. Dublin’s newest and most exciting traditional music bar. We will see piper Maitiú Ó Casaide, a leading member of the group The Bonneymen, perform with fiddle player Ciarán Mac Aodhgáin for the very best of Irish music.

07/03    12am         Piper’s Corner (105-106 Marlborough St, North City, Dublin 1)
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Don Baker & Rob Strong Band

Two of Ireland’s best known rock/blues musicians have collaborated to record an album together and tour many of Ireland’s best known venues in 2018.

Don Baker is known as a prolific singer/songwriter/musician for over 50 years and has had two number one singles ‘Winner in You’ on the RTE label and ‘Inner City’, which was recorded by The Jolly Beggarmen.

Rob Strong, from Derry, on bass guitar and lead vocals, is another of Ireland’s Living Legends, who also has been performing for more than five decades! Rob still has that unique and sensational voice that saw him pull in huge crowds with one of the top showbands in the ‘60s The Plattermen, and his own band The Rockets in the 1970s.

08/03     8pm     10-15€     Belvedere House (6 Denmark Street Great, Rotunda, Dublin 1)      Facebook  | Documentary    Music


Rock Hard Women

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day this March 2018.  A female led event, the night will showcase some of the most interesting groups of the music and dance scene.

Enjoy a great variety of live music from numerous acts followed by the premiere of Sibéal Davitt’s new dance piece, ‘Surrender Navigation’.  Jade O’Connor will close the event with a DJ set and prepare to continue the dancing until the early hours in The Grand Social. All welcome to the celebrations.

08/03     8pm     10€     Grand Social (35 Liffey Street Lower, North City)


Circle Sessions

Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight between a musician and a poet?

Tales Vs. Tunes is a competition between musicians and spoken word artists to finally determine which is superior – music or spoken word! In this context, spoken word covers prose, poetry and comedy. Each performer gets the same 2 words and they must create a brand new piece which uses these words in some capacity. Musicians and spoken word artists are then paired off in a versus format in the live show, with the winner being decided by public vote. Performers compete on behalf of their team, #TeamTales and #TeamTunes, and the winning team is awarded prizes at the end of the night.  

09/03     9pm     5€     Lloyds Pub (46 Amiens St, Mountjoy, Dublin 1)
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Traditional Music

Philip Lonergan and friends – Trad & Blues

An explosive mix of traditional music and blues like you have never heard before. Musician, stuntman, actor, farmer with a wonderful stage presence.

10/03     8pm     5€      Annesly House (70 N Strand Rd, Ballybough, Dublin 3)      Music