Spooks & Deathships in Whelan's on Halloween Night (1 Viewer)


Oct 5, 2009
Whelanslive presents Halloween Night with

& very special guests
Wednesday 31st October
Whelan's Of Wexford St
Doors 8pm
Tickets €10 including booking fee avalaible to buy online from www.wavtickets.ie or call the WAV Box Office [1890 200 078]

“One of the best pieces of contemporary Irish rock music we’ve heard in an age”The Irish Times

“The best album I have heard from Ireland since Fionn Regan’s ‘The End Of History’ and like that masterpiece this a record that is exceptionally beautiful and inspired”Americana UK

“This is as vital and progressive an Irish traditional album as there has been in the past decade”Irish Examiner USA

“the best tunes are wrapped in the kind of guitar blizzard mostly associated with Sixteen Horsepower or early Dirty Three”Uncut

Named after a poem about a haunted canal lock, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock match Irish folk and traditional sounds with more modern experimental rock sounds. With the release of their new album The Brutal Here and Now they have refined their craft, creating melodic folk rock with with a dark, modern feel. They veer away from their peers in tracing a line from the Irish 60’s folk revival through progressive, kraut and post rock.

Lyrically springing from English and Irish folk song, the compositions deal with complex themes of personal and national identity, alienation, Irish history and mythology, revolution and the cynical cyclical nature of greed and power. Live they are a powerful five-piece, overlaying intricate folk melodies with swirling squalls of feedback, delay and soaring
three-part harmonies.

First coming together in Dublin in late 2005, the band was formed by Allen Blighe with the aim of writing songs in the idiom of Irish folk. Gathering friends Enda Bates, Donnchadh Hoey and Brian O’Higgins the band recorded their self-titled debut which was released on Transduction Records in 2008. Since then they have played all over Ireland and Japan. After recruiting fifth member Ronan Hayes they returned with their sophomore album The Brutal Here and Now in 2012, which widened their sonic palette, taking in Italian and Indian folk influences and sees them singing in English, Irish and Italian.

Melodica Deathship

Melodica Deathship are purveyors of some of the darkest & smartest hip hop to ever emerge from this fair land of Ireland. They have just released a new EP called 'The Sunken Path' which is a follow up to 2010's acclaimed 'Doom Your Cities, Doom Your Towns'. Both releases are wonderful and should be heard by as many people as possible.



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Oct 5, 2009
This is happening tomorrow night! Tune into Paul McCloone show on Today FM tonight for a chance to win tickets...

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