Re­claim­ing the soul of Tem­ple Bar

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Tem­ple Bar is not just for tourists and hen par­ties – that’s the mes­sage that the Made in Tem­ple Bar fes­ti­val aims to em­pha­sise. The area will live up to its des­ig­na­tion as the city’s cul­tural quar­ter from July 15th to 24th, when more than 70 events will take place across its cob­bled streets. It also marks the 20th an­niver­sary of the Tem­ple Bar Cul­tural Trust.

Of course, given Tem­ple Bar’s his­tory, there will be plenty of mu­sic on of­fer, with many of the gigs free to at­tend. The Jimmy Rig Slip Jig Work­shop, an ex­er­cise in “mu­si­cal ar­chi­tec­ture”, takes place in Ex­change Dublin from Mon­day, July 18th, to Wed­nes­day, July 20th. Sounds on the Square pays tribute to the area’s busk­ing her­itage, with per­for­mances by Ryan Sheri­dan, Ver­tigo Smyth, We Cut Corners and more from 1pm at Tem­ple Bar Square on July 24th.

Some more high-pro­file tick­eted gigs booked by pro­mot­ers Choice Cuts will also take place at The But­ton Fac­tory, in­clud­ing a late night show by for­mer Juras­sic 5 man Cut Chemist (July 15th) and a dou­ble bill of De La Soul and Hyp­notic Brass En­sem­ble (July 22nd). tem­ple­

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