Christmas Ahoy! It has finally arrived. Christmas week is here and we are very very excited!
Throughout the month we have been celebrating Decemberfest with Captain Morgan on The Rewind. We've brought you event guides, videos and some great giveaways, and as we enter the final days of December we've decided there's nothing you and your crew should bother checking out this week...
There's lots of great stuff happening all around the country and to help you decide what to go to we've picked out five events that are sure to be memorable. So sit back, enjoy some time with family on Christmas Day and then get ready to hit the town for a fantastic weekend.
Whelan's, Dublin, 27 December
If you're looking for some local talent, there are so many Irish artists playing around the country this Christmas season that you are spoilt for choice. The likes of Mick Flannery, The Fureys and The Wolfe Tones are all playing this week but Paddy Casey's gig in Whelan's on Friday has caught our eye in particular.
It's incredible to think that more than 15 years have passed since Living was the highest selling album of the year in Ireland, yet Casey is still better than ever. Doors open at 8pm on Friday and tickets are €23.50.
Breaffy House, Castlebar, 27 December
If you and your crew are looking to be both wowed and freaked the hell out then Keith Barry never fails to deliver. The mind magician's 'Insanity' tour will run throughout the early part of 2020 but kicks off this week in Breaffy House, Castlebar on Friday.
It should be a great night's entertainment and be ready in case you get called up on stage! The show is at 8pm and tickets cost €34.
Cyprus Avenue, Cork 27 December; The Spirit Store, Dundalk, 29 December
It’s been something of a renaissance year for The Blizzards. 2019 has seen the Mullingar band not only return with a new album, but they even released a film. ‘The Blizzards: Behind The Music’ was released in tandem with their album ‘The Great Algorithm’ and was showcased at the Galway Film Fleadh as well as the IFI in Dublin.
To round-off the year, the band have made their way around the island of Ireland, playing everywhere from Warrenpoint to Wexford. The final two legs of ‘The Great Algorithm’ Tour take place in Cork and Dundalk.
Doors are at 7:30pm in Cork, whereas things kick-off at 8pm in Dundalk.
Block Party Jam
The Sugar Club, Dublin, 28 December
The third annual GoldenPlec Block Party Jam comes to The Sugar Club on December 28th. The event showcases a who’s who of talent from across Ireland, with acts such as Kojaque, Wyvern Lingo and God Knows having previously played the event.
This year, an eclectic line-up is headlined by the likes of Jess Kav, Gemma Dunleavy, Nealo and Damien Lynch of Soda Blonde. The beauty of the Block Party Jam is that you never know what might happen. Last year, Hozier turned up to perform John Lennon’s ‘Jealous Guy’.
Doors at The Sugar Club open at 8pm, with the party going late into the night.
Royal Theatre and Event Centre, Mayo, 28 December
Given the interest we had in our ticket giveaway a few weeks ago there is absolutely no need for us to explain to you why The Coronas are such a big deal. Their live performances have lit up the festive period and the good news is that they're not finished yet. The lads are back on the road again at the weekend, this time hitting up Mayo on Saturday night in the Royal Theatre and Event Centre.
Tickets cost €35 and are selling fast so be sure to get booking ASAP. Doors open at 8pm.