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Cork Chocolate Festival

The Cork Chocolate Festival & Baking World will take place at the Cork International Hotel on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of November 2017. The event will take place on both days from 11am to 5.30pm. The 2 day event which is being hosted in association with La Rousse Foods is the inaugural Chocolate Festival in Cork and the only one of it's kind in Ireland. The weekend will feature a variety of events and the main exhibition area will have chocolatiers from all over Ireland displaying and selling the best of Chocolate, there will be Chocolate workshops & talks, discussing the bean to bar process and Cookery Demonstrations from amazing chefs, bakers and chocolatiers. The theme will be Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Willie Wonka and the Oompa Loompa's might even make a very special appearance over the weekend event. Tickets are €5 for entry into the exhibition area and children under 12 are FREE to attend. There are a multiple of other events taking place during the weekend including a cookery demonstration with Mr Paul Kelly, Judge of the Great Irish Bake Off & Executive Pastry Chef of the Merrion Hotel (tickets for this demonstration will be sold separately). There will also be an incredible Chocolate Themed Dinner on the evening of Saturday 25th November 2017. We have some amazing chefs on board to create each dish that will contain Cocoa. The dinner will be paired with matching wines. Michelin Pastry Chef, Mr Paul Kelly, will be doing the dessert for guests on that evening. Tickets for this dinner are priced at €70 for dinner and wine. **Tickets will be sold separately and are limited due to the exclusive nature of the dinner** There will be a Wine & Chocolate tasting event taking place on the Friday evening from 7.30pm with Tindal Wines. You will get to taste a selection of wines and we will pair the wines with chocolate. Tickets for the wine and chocolate tasting are €25 per person and again, due to the nature of this event, tickets are very limited...

Curve: John Digweed - Button Factory

Curve with John Digweed (Bedrock) Button Factory - Saturday, November 25th Support: To be announced Tickets on sale 9am Friday July 7th via Ticketmaster Bio: If you’re not an avid follower of dance music but are tuned into popular culture at all you’ve likely experienced music touched by the hands of John Digweed. Originally hailing from England but having clearly arrived on the global scene nearly a decade ago, John has long since cemented his name in the pages of dance music history. His list of achievements is groundbreaking to say the least. Highlights would be the first proper dj mix compilation (“Renaissance”, done with Sasha), being the first British dj to hold a residency at what was then the world’s most well known club in NYC (Twilo, also with Sasha) as well as having remixed tracks by Danny Tenaglia, Underworld and New Order. John Digweed is a DJ's DJ. The beauty of what he does lies in just how different he really is from his contemporaries. From his early beginnings in Hastings, England at the age of 15 in the blossoming scene of acid house to the apex of the international dj'ing world, he has created and maintained a level of integrity that is the benchmark for both dj’s and producers globally. In fact, he has reached the very top of his profession, being voted #1 in a voter's poll by DJ magazine in 2001. John Digweed has become the people’s choice while maintaining his longstanding presence in underground dance culture. His popularity as both a dj and a person seems to have no limits, but his efforts transcend dj'ing alone, he is as much a producer and promoter. His moniker “Bedrock” is actually three things: a record label, a promotions company and a studio production partnership (with Nick Muir). His management and creative direction for the Bedrock record label has helped launch the careers of Danny Howells (with Dick Trevor as Science Department), Jimmy Van M, Chris Fortier and Phil Thompson (Moonface). He has had the vision and creative insight...

Saturday 25 November 2017

Cyprus Avenue

Caroline Street

Cork

HUDSON TAYLOR

Dublin duo Hudson Taylor return with their brand new single - ‘Feel It Again’, the first fresh music from Alfie and Harry in two years. Since the release of their debut album in 2015, the brothers have been busy touring around Europe, writing songs for their next record, and jamming and hanging out with musical pals both here and in the UK. ‘Feel It Again’ is the first track from a forthcoming EP release. It was produced by Ryan Hadlock, best known for his work with The Lumineers and Vance Joy, and mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran) in Dublin. The Hudson Taylor boys are currently splitting their time between the studio, putting the finishing touches to their new recordings, and the summer festival circuit.

Kilkenny on ICE

Kilkenny on Ice is back for Christmas 2017, bigger and better than ever. This year’s event with 600 square meters of real ice plus the ever popular 30 meter Mammoth Ice Slide will be the coolest event this Christmas! Also making a reappearance this year are our very popular Bungee Trampolines. Mums and Dads can relax while enjoying a nice hot drink from the Ice Café. If you are looking for a fun family day out, something fun to pass the time with friends, a group or school tour or birthday party then be sure to see the various packages on offer with various group packages and seasonal passes for regular skaters – a great way to improve skills, get fit and have fun! The ice is real so that this skating experience is totally authentic! With over 500 pairs of skates you’re bound to find a pair to fit all sizes so what are you waiting for! Unleash your inner Torvill and Dean at Yulefest Kilkenny.

Saturday 25 November 2017

Hangar

Andrews Lane

D2 Dublin

Format B at Hangar

Abstract & The Building Society Presents: FORMAT B Hangar 25/11/17 €15/18 [Via Eventbrite & RA] + + + TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 9AM + + + ** FREE ENTRY for the first 20 people to write "FORMAT B AT HANGAR" on the event wall, plus shared the event ** ** €15 CHEAPLIST for the first 75 through the door who have wrote "FORMAT B AT HANGAR" on the event wall, plus shared the event ** + + + Abstract and The Building Society team up once again in Hangar to welcome the massive, Format B back to our warehouse. After a string of sellout shows in Dublin, we've a feeling this one is going to be rather wild... + + + MAIN ROOM Format B Kaily Jack Jennings b2b Ste McAdam + + + THE HITS Format:B - Chunky youtube.com Format:B - The Scoop youtube.com Format:B - Okeey Yaaah youtube.com Format:B - Magic Button youtube.com 1LIVE DJ Session - Format:B (30.04.2017) youtube.com +++ twitter.com twitter.com twitter.com

Sold Out // Dopplereffekt - Live [Leisure System

As part of the the Ocean after Nature exhibition, Dopplereffekt will be performing live in the Sculpture Room at the Hugh Lane Gallery over the Dublin Gallery Weekend series of events. The evening will commence with a talk from Stephen Rennicks (Drexciya Research Blog) and Richard Be (First Cut) while also appearing is Sharon Phelan with a DJ performance & visual accompaniment. Inimitable electro duo Dopplereffekt are one of the most mysterious, thrilling and consistently challenging entities in electronic music. Originated by Gerald Donald, one-half of Drexciya and responsible for era-defining releases under a variety of enigmatic aliases, the current iteration of the group includes Donald and fellow explorer To-Nhan. Together, the pair’s razor-sharp production and a peerless capacity for transportive soundscapes are as likely to reference concepts embedded in physics and biology as they are capable of moving crowded dancefloors. Dopplereffekt inhabit a unique contemporary sonic world, with a restless creativity and intense commitment to carving out their own musical space. In recent years, the duo resurfaced on Berlin’s Leisure System label with 2013’s Tetrahymena EP, the wildly well-received split Hypnagogia 12” with Objekt and 2017’s Cellular Automata, their first LP in ten years since 2007’s Calabi Yau Space on Rephlex. Cellular Automata approaches mathematical growth and decay as an iterative process, with each data input considered individually relative to the overall model. The result represents one of the group’s boldest creative endeavors, defying expectations while remaining unmistakably Dopplereffekt. Sharon Phelan [IRE] is an artist, musician and researcher working primarily with sound in site-specific contexts. Her practice includes sound installations, field recordings, audiovisual compositions, and collaborative performances with voice and electronics.

Saturday 25 November 2017

Whelan's

25 Wexford St

Dublin

Bitch Falcon - Whelans

BITCH FALCON With special guests THUMPER Whelans 25 November 2017 Dublin’s Bitch Falcon announce their biggest headline show to date with a Whelans play this November. Hard to pin down, Bitch Falcon's music is full of punch and grit with a rawness that defies. Saying the band excels at rock doesn’t sum them up, they simply excel at whatever it is they do. Their music is a blur of genres; hardcore, grunge and electro-pop blend seamlessly to create an unforgettable wall of sound. Exploding onto the scene in 2014 with future anthems ‘Wolfstooth’, ‘Syncope’, ‘TMJ’ and ‘Clutch’, their advancement has been relentless. Not to be missed, the band’s live shows make an even bigger impact and they’ve quickly worked themselves up a reputation as of the best live bands in the country. The band have packed rooms from Dublin to Toronto as well as becoming a firm fixture on the festival scene playing Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza, Other Voices and Sea Sessions amongst others as well as sharing the stage with a broad range of artists such as Glen Hansard, Fucked Up and Les Butcherettes. Tickets priced €15 are on sale now through ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide. bitchfalcon.com

Boots & Kats at BRÚ House Navan

Boots & Kats. BRÚ House Navan, Co. Meath. Saturday 25th November. Doors 8pm. Limited €10 Early Birds (On Sale Friday 6th October): eventbrite.ie Boots & Kats takeover the beer garden in BRÚ House Navan.. We bring you possibly the biggest party of the year with Boots & Kats in the completely covered and heated beer garden at BRÚ House Navan. If you've been to any Irish festival this year chances are you were dancing away to these lads playing anything from Fleetwood Mac to Daft Punk. They know how to throw a party! Support acts: - Jamie Harris *Over 18's - right of admission reserved!

HomeBeat presents : Grandbrothers live in Dublin

Homebeat are especially delighted to announce the return of incredible piano / electonica duo Grandbrothers to these shores. Melding incredible musicianship with groundbreaking technological nous - Grandbrothers return to Dublin (after a sold out debut show as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2016) to showcase material from their new album 'Open' released on City Slang Records. Grandbrothers Erol Sarp and Lukas Vogel, first met sevenyears ago, forming the synth-free Grandbrothers in Düsseldorf only a short while later. Pairing Sarp’s piano skills with Vogel’s talent for building the formidably intricate mechanics with which he exploits his partner’s instrument and also designing its software, 'Open' explores dimensions at which their debut, Dilation, only hinted. On stage, Sarp works at his ivory keyboard while, from behind his computer keys, Vogel live-samples his partner’s notes, triggering further effects with the aid of homemade apparatus that physically manipulate the piano’s strings and body. Live, the inventive contraptions at the heart of their work provide a physically astounding and visually astonishing display, so it’s no wonder their music was once memorably described as “open heart surgery on a grand piano.” Their performances underline the complexity and vigour of their work, bringing their love of techno and club music to the fore. As Sarp points out, “We don’t only make music for listening to, after all. As much as we enjoy playing concert halls with the audience seated we also love to play at sweaty clubs where people are standing and dancing around us.“ grandbrothersmusic.com Tickets : €15 - €25

DiVISION x Culture Shock present Margaret Dygas

DiVision & Culture Shock Dublin present Margaret Dygas Date: Saturday November 25th 2017 Support: Aaron Nolan & Con Allen Perlon mainstay; former Panorama Bar resident; avid collector and DJ of sublime electronic music in all styles, rhythms and textures. She has a penchant for long, sweeping productions that cherry pick elements from techno to melodic dub to jazz and everything in between. Her appearances at the legendary Panorama Bar regularly leave revellers astounded by the breadth of her selections. Making only her second appearance on Irish soil we are delighted to present the elusive and utterly amazing Margaret Dygas for a night that you simply cannot miss. On support is Pyg resident Aaron Nolan and Memberships Con Allen.

BAN BAM: creative women - changing the standard

A full day blow-out this November, BAN BAM is a new one-day festival from Improvised Music Company with a focus on female artists in jazz and improvised music, packed full of new ideas, new sounds and new music in The Complex, Dublin 7 on Saturday 25th November. A play on ‘bean’, the Irish word for woman, BAN BAM is an exciting new festival event which heralds a longer term initiative by IMC to highlight female musicians playing jazz, improvised and experimental music, while supporting and empowering the wider scene and next generation through a variety of activities in 2018 and beyond. Kicking off with some late afternoon panels and discussions from 4pm, BAN BAM looks at the issues surrounding the gender imbalance within the Irish jazz scene, examining studies around unconscious bias, how gender-based social conventions influence choice of instrument, the long standing stereotypes of jazz, early music education and the role of promoters and media in addressing a gender imbalance in the wider world of live music. Our panelists include British composer Issie Barratt renowned for her high profile work in jazz education, Angela Dorgan from First Music Contact, and broadcaster, musician and composer Ellen Cranitch. From 7pm til late, BAN BAM presents a vibrant programme of live music at The Complex, headlined by London-based Afrobeat band-of-the-moment KOKOROKO. KOKOROKO (meaning 'be strong' in Urhobo) is a London collective of musicians led by a stonking all female horn section embodying the BAN-BAM ‘chicks with chops’ ethos. They will let loose with their original brand of brass-fuelled rhythms steeped in an urban London attitude. Ruba Shamshoum ربى شمشوم’s music mixes the harmony and improvised playfulness of jazz, with tinges of her native Middle Eastern and Arabic musical influence, creating a distinctive and vibrant sound in the company of a 5 piece band. One of BAN BAMs highlights is our specially commissioned collaboration between two of our most innovative and...

Abba Forever

This happy sing-a-long event is pure escapism. It celebrates ABBA’s music with a loud and proud production and terrific audio visuals! It’s the perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations. Their music is the most played on radio stations around the world and the musical based on their life is still packing theatres from Waterloo (Pardon the pun!) to Timbuktu. It has played to full houses all over Ireland during tours here for the past 7 years.

Ben Sims & Psyk at District 8

Subject at District 8 // Machine w/ Ben Sims psyk Ben Sims, one of Techno’s biggest names and long time Irish fave brings ‘Machine’ back to Dublin after a memorable night w/ Machine cohort and Techno stalwart Kirk Degiorgio, back in 2011... This time Ben is joined by Non Series label head Psyk, for a night of fresh and upfront Techno... Tickets: bit.ly & Resident Advisor.

Saturday 25 November 2017

Dolans Pub

4 Dock Road

Ireland Limerick

Dora Gola

Dora Gola is Polish singer-songwriter and dancer based in Limerick. Her soulful sound and passionate songwriting style successfully blends the styles of pop, jazz and indie. Through her sensuality of a dancer and strong embodiment of the music, Dora creates an intimate and personal relationship with the audience during her performances. In 2016, Dora has realised her debut music video to the song “I’m Not”, which was successfully launched at the Richard Harris International Film Festival, followed by screening at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. After completing the BA in Voice & Dance (Limerick) and MA in Music Performance (Cork), Dora continues her work in music, holding true to her sound and vision as an independent artist and she’s ready to debut with her new material. You might also recognize Dora as one of the singers at the Crooning at Christmas with Liam O’Brian.

Launch of Live Crib in aid of St Mary’s Church

Join us on Saturday for the launch of the first ever LIVE crib situated in front of Westport House. The Live Crib is a fund-raising effort in aid of the roof restoration fund for St. Mary’s Church. Come and see the donkey, goat, sheep and alpaca (yes, you heard that right!). All donations gratefully accepted and will go toward the roof fund. Join us for a glass of mulled wine and some festive cheer. We hope you can join us for the launch!

Songhoy Blues // Dublin

Songhoy Blues + Special guests The Button Factory, Dublin Saturday 25th November 2017 West Africa’s Songhoy Blues announce date for The Button Factory in support of their second album 'Résistance’. Listen to ‘Bamako’, the first track taken from the album here: youtube.com Released on Transgressive Records on Friday June 16th 2017, Résistance is a bold, inspiring, outward-looking record that perfectly reflects the position the band have found themselves in following the massive success of their breakthrough debut, Music In Exile, released in 2015. The band have recently unveiled Bamako, the first track taken from the album. With a lyrical refrain of “Il Ma Fata”, which translates as "Let's Go Out”, the track documents and celebrates the night-life of Bamako. Talking about the track, leader singer Aliou said: With Bamako we just wanted to write something fun and positive about where we come from. So much of what people hear about Africa is negative, bad news stories about war and famine just dominate the common image of Africa. But this track is about dispelling that image by describing something everyone can relate to, going out on a Saturday night, to show that Africa isn't just what people see in the news, there's so much more to it than that. The album was recorded in the autumn of 2016 at The Pool studio in London with producer Neil Comber (MIA, Django Django, Crystal Fighters, Declan McKenna) and in keeping with their spirit of collaboration which saw them previously work with Nick Zinner, Julian Casablancas and Damon Albarn, Resistance features additional synths by Lxury and vocal contributions from the likes of Iggy Pop, Elf Kid and Stealing Sheep. Beyond this, the album features beautiful string parts (Hometown) and in one particularly surprising, moving instance (One Colour), a children’s choir. Lyrically and sonically, Résistance is a huge leap forward for Songhoy Blues, a musical snapshot of a band at the...

Research & Friends | A night for Crumlin Children

We've decided to get together with a bunch of our friends and throw a nice big party with all proceeds going to Crumlin childrens Hospital in the run up to christmas. The hospital provides amazing support to the children and their famalies that they help look after and we thought it's time we showed a bit of support for them. We will be taking over the whole building, so we've been able to put together a pretty impressive line up: Line up Frank B b2b Lumigraph [Repeater] Ineagh b2b PJG [Real Sound] RIFT b2b Aeron [Research] Pineal Navigation b2b Liam McHugh [Vision Collector] Andy Johnston [Research] Fintan Lalor b2b Eavan O'Donoghue [Subject] Jon Kelly Betty Jiminez [Minisoul] Oisin Butler Doyle b2b Kayemme [Rytm] DJ Mc Stuffins [Terry's Chocolate Tunes] So as you can see we've pulled together with lots of our favourite people from different collectives all over the city. We'd love to see there you on the night, it's for a great cause. Suggested donation is €5 or whatever you'd care and you can make donations at the entrance to the basement.

Sim Simma: Amy Becker

Amy Becker (Acrylic - LDN) + Sim Simma DJs Yamamori Tengu 25th November 11pm | €10 Tickets at dice.fm Amy Becker is one of the best DJs coming up in London right now. Blending the city's own grime and cutting-edge club tracks with Jersey club, hip-hop, and dembow rhythms from around the world, her monthly Radar Radio show is essential listening, and her budding club night Acrylic is on a mission to take eclectic, diverse DJs around the U.K. Amy Becker has stormed her way through the past few years, displaying a unique ability to mix genres, while expressing an impeccable selection of everything from garage and grime to hip hop and footwork to UK funky and bassline. Spotted by BBC 1Xtra at the beginning of 2012, she held a fortnightly Daily Dose Mix residency on Mistajam's show for 13 months - exceeding any other resident on the show. Since then, Amy has appeared on Boiler Room, Rinse FM and NTS, and released mixes for Fabric London, Outlook Festival and Thump. Inspired by the likes of Oneman, EZ and Benji B, her radio and gig presence has received international acclaim from some of the biggest names in the industry and propelled her to the forefront of the UK's thriving bass scene.

Saturday 25 November 2017

Index

39-40 Arran Quay

Dublin 7

Index: Jonas Rathsman + Alex Virgo

Bedlam // Index at 39/40 Jonas Rathsman + Alex Virgo Tickets: bit.ly Jonas Rathsman Since being named BBC Radio 1’s ‘Future Star of 2013’ by one of dance music’s most respected DJs - Pete Tong, Jonas Rathsman has gone on to exceed all expectations with a string of first-class releases, remixes and an undoubted ability to work a dancefloor. Rathsman has cemented his profile in the electronic music scene with releases on Solomun’s Diynamic imprint, Crosstown Rebels, KX - an imprint from the Kompakt Records Store crew, and an unforgettable moment with ‘Wolfsbane’ to launch Disclosure’s Method White label. His ever-growing ELEMENTS mix and label series has been gaining serious acclaim, already scoring a Beatport #1 by only it’s third release, with the mix series building a dedicated following worldwide. He is no stranger to North American shores, clocking up performances at Electric Daisy Carnival and Coachella, whilst being ever present in South America and Australia. His 2015 set at Boxed Offset the bar for him in here in Dubin, and after selling-out his previous shows at the Grand Social and Opium Rooms, we cannot wait for Rathsman to mark his return this November at Index - the perfect setting to experience his signature extended set. Make sure you get involved in the ELEMENTS Mix Series to hear loads of new and exclusive music. You can listen via Soundcloud, Spotify (as a playlist) or download directly to your iPhone on iTunes: po.st Support on the night comes from rising star Alex Virgo who is quickly picking up support from The Black Madonna, Patrick Topping and Eats Everything to name a few. He is one to watch for the future...

Emmet O'Brien Book Launch (Free Event)

"A perspective From The Corrupt Mind of the Youth" is a story told through a collection of poetry, it shows the life of a man growing up, and how certain events have an impact on not only his life, but his thoughts, which form a conclusion about his perspective of life, I will be releasing my book on November 25th in the clockwork door. This is a moment in my life that I have waited so long to do, and so I am encouraging everyone to come down and be a part of it, absolutely free in and the cost of the book is 10 euros, supporting the night will be the amazing Greg Clifford with the mc and other opening act being non other than Geoff Raffe.

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