As the evenings get longer and darker, and the party season still seems a long way off, why not check out some of the fantastic gigs that are taking place around you this November. From larger venues to small intimate clubs there is something for all musical tastes.

 

Dates for your diary

 

Lisa Hannigan

On Friday 16th November one of Ireland’s top performers Lisa Hannigan will be appearing at The Venue Theatre in Ratoath. Her haunting voice has been honoured with awards both here and in the USA. This is sure to be a sell-out gig so don’t delay. Find out more here.

In Limerick’s top music venue Dolans there is an amazing line up throughout the month of November. Our pick is Stephanie Rainey on Saturday 17th. This Irish singer-songwriter became an internet phenomenon when her fabulous song ‘Please don’t go’ created an online storm. Her voice has been described as ‘authentic and honest’ and she is sure to pack this venue to the rafters. For full details see here.

 

Dublin gigs

 

Now Vs. Now

 

The Sugar Club on Leeson Street is one of our favourite venues. As well as the fantastic location and plush interior, there is always a varied program of international and Irish artists and movie screenings. On Nov 18th Now Vs Now brings Jason Linder from New York to Dublin. One of the pioneers of the New York jazz/ analog electronica scene, the band’s new release Earth Analog has topped the iTunes Jazz charts. Find out more about this rhythmical magic here.

Whelan’s of Wexford Street is another top musical venue in the heart of Dublin City. Anyone with an interest in the music scene keeps a close eye on the event listings. Friday Nov 23rd sees Dublin indie/folk artist Ailbhe Reddy take to the stage. With her deeply personal lyrics and distinct vocals she has been wowing audiences at all the major festivals. Just back from a tour of the UK, her new single Shame has been wowing the critics. For all the details see here.

 

Great venues

 

Join Me In The Pines

Heading West the Roisin Dubh in Galway City is always guaranteed to have a top list of gigs. And this November is no different. On 24th November, David Geraghty will be taking to the stage. Previously a member of Bell X1 his musical credentials are well established. And now as a solo artist he is taking his most recent singles to a wider audience. Find out all the details here.

Meanwhile in the real capital the White Horse Pub in Ballincollig is one of Corks best venues for live music. On Sat 24th November Mundy will be making a much-anticipated appearance. With a catalogue of hits that includes ‘July’ and ‘Galway Girl’ amongst others, this is a gig that is guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles (or on the seats). For full details see here.

 

Back to the Capital

 

Shane Hennessy

Or on Wednesday 28th in Whelan’s of Wexford Street why not check out Shane Hennessy, the Carlow-born guitarist and composer. Shane has previously sold out the National Concert Hall and has toured internationally. His unique style blends traditional and world music in his two most recent albums. Find out more here.

Around the corner at Dublin’s Temple Bar in the Button Factory on November 29th the three piece Ambi-Groove band Dreaming of Jupiter will be celebrating the launch of their debut EP ‘Fading’. Their soulful sound and visual spectacular will be sure to capture your imagination. The perfect way to finish out a very long month and to ring in the festive season. Find out more here.

 

These are just a few of the amazing gigs that are taking place around the country this November. For more inspiring events near you check out www.inspireme.ie. All details were correct at time of publication. Please confirm all details with organisers before you travel.