Whelans 20th Anniversary Independent Records GigsAs part of Whelan’s 20th Anniversary, Independent Records present a series of October gigs with Mark Geary, Emmett Tinley and Josh Ritter.

As part of Whelan’s 20th Anniversary, Independent Records present a series of October gigs with Mark Geary, Emmett Tinley and Josh Ritter.

2009 marks the 20th anniversary of Whelan’s, by now Ireland’s most legendary live music venue. To mark the occasion we’ve be planning very special events, live broadcasts, surprise parties and numerous re-appearances of some of our favourite artists. Upcoming in October in conjunction with Independent Records we have singer songwritter Mark Geary on Oct 6th, Emmett Tinley on Oct 14th and world-renowned songwriter Josh Ritter on Oct 21st, 22nd & 23rd.
Tues Oct 6th – Mark Geary
Wed Oct 14th – Emmett Tinley & band perform the Prayer Boat’s Polichinelle
Wed Oct 21st – Josh Ritter & the Love Canon String Band – SOLD OUT
Thurs Oct 22nd – Josh Ritter & the Love Canon String Band – SOLD OUT
Fri Oct 23rd – Josh Ritter & the Love Canon String Band – SOLD OUT
Josh Ritter after-show & signing sessions Upstairs @ Whelan’s Wed 21st, Thurs 22nd, & Fri 23rd @ 11pm
MARK GEARY
With free copy of the live album Live in NYC with a ticket for the show
Whelan’s, Tuesday 6th October, Doors 8pm
Mark Geary returns to Dublin, and to Whelan’s, with a live album of songs recorded in the city that has influenced his life the most, New York. For this show only ticket holders are entitled to a very special and exclusive copy of “Live in New York”, the follow-up to 2008’s “Opium”.

EMMETT TINLEY & BAND
Performing THE PRAYER BOAT’S POLICHINELLE
Whelan’s, Wednesday 14th October, Doors 8pm
The Prayer Boat’s Polichinelle is being remastered and repackaged for 10th Anniversary. Emmett Tinley and band will perform the album in its entirety in Whelan’s on 14th October as part of the venues 20th Birthday celebrations. A copy of the anniversary album is included in the ticket price.
Having been remixed and re-ordered for various record companies in its lifetime, the Prayer Boat’s Polichinelle became a classic music industry cliché. An album that found favour and love amongst many in the music business, media and record companies but only ever found its way into a few record collections. It’s not that nobody tried. The album came out in the US in 2001 on Atlantic and was well received but it’s momentum was lost after 9/11 as Atlantic, like most, were in disarray and a tour at that time was pulled.

JOSH RITTER
WITH THE LOVE CANON STRING BAND
October 21st performing The Golden Age of Radio – SOLD OUT
October 22nd performing Hello Starling – SOLD OUT
October 23rd performing The Animal Years – SOLD OUT
Josh will be playing with a brand new string band (The Love Canon String Band) comprising upright bass, mandolin and acoustic guitar and he will be reinterpreting some of his older material from the acoustic reissue series (Golden Age Of Radio, Hello Starling & The Animal Years) with 3 Special Dublin Shows as part of Whelans 20th Birthday Celebrations which will focus on a different album each night.
The special series of deluxe 2 CD back catalogue releases in Ireland on Independent Records each come with expanded artwork, lyrics and a special bonus disc of each album recorded acoustically and exclusively for these releases. The Golden Age Of Radio and Hello Starling are available now and the Collector’s Edition of The Animal Years will be available in Ireland from 9 October.
Tickets for all shows on sale through Ticketmaster, Tickets.ie & WAV [lo-call 1890 200 078]