Live acts take to the ’burbs

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Tonight sees the open­ing of a new venue that aims to lure mu­sic fans from Dublin city cen­tre with its Ir­ish-ori­ented gig pol­icy. Parker Brown’s, a bar and night­club at Dun­drum Town Cen­tre, tonight kicks off their mu­sic se­ries Fri­day Night Live with a gig by pop-rock trio Fox Av­enue, while Os­car-win­ner Glen Hansard will play a solo gig on Au­gust 5th.

“There’s an un­de­ni­able wealth of Ir­ish mu­si­cal tal­ent in the coun­try at the mo­ment, and we want to pro­vide an out­let for this tal­ent,” said pro­moter Kevin Caf­frey. “It also gives those liv­ing in the sub­urbs the op­tion of hav­ing a night of live mu­sic and club­bing with­out hav­ing to travel into the city cen­tre.”

The venue is the lat­est in a grow­ing num­ber of mu­sic venues open­ing in Dublin’s sub­urbs and be­yond: last year Cap­tain’s Live opened at Blan­chard­stown shop­ping cen­tre; Na­van’s Swan Lane venue opened re­cently and has gigs by Whip­ping Boy, Fight Like Apes and Mick Flan­nery in the pipe­line; the Forge Club in Coote­hall, Co Roscommon, has fea­tured acts such as Hal and Jinx Len­non. thek­ingkong­club.com

Mick Flan­nery: headed for Na­van’s Swan Lane venue

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