Indie Week Ireland 2009


The third annual instalment of Indie Week Ireland is taking place this week in four Irish cities. It begins tonight, July 1st, at An Cruiscín Lán, Cork, before moving up to the Roisín Dubh, Galway, tomorrow (July 2nd). The next day it’s on to Whelan’s, Dublin, on Friday the 3rd before finishing up at Dolan’s, Limerick, on July the 4th. Each gig features a performance from New York’s Paper Dolls, Bella Clava from Canada, and two of Limerick’s finest, Vesta Varro and Walter Mitty & the Realists. In addition, the Dublin and Limerick legs will see a number of Irish acts competing to represent Ireland at Indie Week Canada in October of this year. The winning act will have a lot to live up to as Vesta Varro, Irish victors in 2007, and Walter Mitty & the Realists, who won the Irish leg last year, won the whole kit and kaboodle at Indie Week Toronto in 2007 and 2008 respectively. The bands competing for a place in Galway are Pinky, Sweet Jane, Sixteen Layers and The Kinetiks. The four Limerick hopefuls are Meet n Greet, Saccade, Cutaways and Cowboy X. Doors open at 7.45pm on each of the first three nights, but at the earlier time of 7.00pm on the final day in Limerick. The music will begin at each venue just over half an hour after the doors open. Check local listings or with your venue beforehand. The price of the tickets, particularly for the Dublin and Limerick legs, represents extremely good value at just €10 per ticket. It’s only €8 if you can get your hands on a flyer. I really enjoyed the last two Indie Weeks in Ireland and I’m looking forward to the Limerick leg on Saturday. My advice is to get into Dolan’s early as it was pretty packed last year


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