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Canalaphonic 2015 timetable


The timetable for this weekend’s Canalaphonic festival 2015 (Friday, May 8th – Saturday, May 9th) has been announced. 

Canalaphonic 2015 will take over the Rathmines/Portobello area this weekend with a plethora of events happening across several venues, including: Blackbird, Bello Bar, Portobello, The Barge, MVP, Rody Bolands, Mother Reilly’s, Toast, Mart, Slattery’s, 52 Square, Moda, Bark, 6th Lock, Third Policeman, Martcade, Harbour Playhouse, Omni Cinema, Copan, Rathmines Library & Grace’s.

Included in the Canalaphonic line-up are: The Hot Sprockets, Gavin Glass and the Holy Shakers, Sinéad White, Stomptown Brass, Corner Boy, Featuring X, Ruditrixx, Mother Mooch, Cave Ghosts, The North Sea, Carriages, Maria Sommerville, Cut Once, Swimmers, Steve Young and the Union, Jem Mitchell, plus many more.

Admission to all Canalaphonic 2015 events is FREE. The festival is also ‘Play for Pay’ (meaning all the acts taking part will be paid for their work). For more information visit See full daily breakdown below the playlist.



8.00 Gavin Glass and the New Shakers
7.00 The Viking Project
6.00 New Secret Weapon
5.00 Mother Mooch

MART (Curated by Homebeat commencing at 8.00)

MVP (Curated by The Man in the Hat)
11.00 Carol Keogh
10.30 Elephant
10.00 Ailbhe Red
9.30 Mikey McDonnell
9.00 Wilbury Music

The Bello Bar (Mother Fuzzers Ball)
10.30 Wild Rocket
9.30 Mother Mooch
8.45 Solid Gold Rocketship
8.00 Crafty Fuzz
DJ set by Chloe Ni Dhuada (Mother Mooch/Eclectic Ballroom)

Portobello (Curated by Saucy Sundays and commencing at 9.00pm)
Buffalo Sunn
My Tribe Your Tribe
Tell No Foxx
Enda Reilly

The Barge Pub
11.00 Mick Heslin
10.00 Jemson Green
9.00 Watson Ace

11.00 The Ground Will Shake
10.00 Red Moon Bayonets
9.00 Glimmerman

Toast – Bang Bangs (Curated by Keiron Black)
11.50 Created By Comets
10.50 The Dodgy Few
9.45 Mongrel State
9.00 Julyo
DJ Keiron Campbell Black

DJ Set

Rody Bolands
11.00 Stephen Young & The Union
10.15 Gypsy Rebel Rabble
9.30 Funzo
8.45 We Went Down

Mother Reillys (Curated by Oxjam)
11.00 Third Smoke
10.00 Monster Monster
9.00 The Needables

Slatterys (Upstairs – Comedy Night Commencing at 9.00pm)
MC on the night – George Fox
Bernard Casey
Áine Sammon
Pauline Shanahan

Slatterys (Downstairs – Commencing at 9.30pm)
Traditional Session with Trad Rocks

Graces (Commencing at 9.30pm)
Traditional Sessions with Sugán

The Harbour Playhouse (Portobello)
Colm Keegan and Friends Spoken Word, Music and Comedy featuring
Pearse McGloughlin
Alvy Carragher
Allie Blunnie
Paul Curran
The Brownbread Players

Omniplex Rathmines Cinema (Commencing at 6.45pm – doors 6.30pm)
“How rock ‘n roll taught me to make movies”
featuring live music,short films and original ideas by Nick Kelly
Admission free, advance tickets from

Lock 6
Djs from 17.00,
20.30 Heroes in hiding
21.30 Dj Burkenstein.


8.00 The Hot Sprockets
7.00 Sinead White
6.00 Stomptown Brass
5.00 Kicking Bird
4.00 Johnny Stewart
3.00 Mongoose
2.00 Suzanne Savage
1.00 Blue Moon Barbershop Choir

4.10 Street Céilí with Shay McGovern
3.20 Eleanor Shanley, Paul Kelly, Mike Hanrahan
3.00 The Dorians
2.15 Daoírí Farrell
2.00 Ceoltóir Traditional Group BCFE

MART (Curated by the Last Mixed Tape)
10.20 The North Sea
9.45 Cut Once
9.00 Cave Ghosts
8.15 Swimmers

MVP (Curated by Ceol Collective)
Session 1 – 2.30 – 6.00 pm
5.20 “Special Guests”
4.30 Nella
3.50 Paul Timoney
3.10 Amano
2.30 Alex Smyth

Session 2 – 9.00pm – 12.00am
11.20 The Last Garcias
10.30 Steve Duffy
9.45 Alan Marshall
9.00 Allie Blunnie

Bello Bar – Mother Fuzzers Ball
10.30 Electric Taurus
9.30 Twinkranes
8.45 Venus Sleeps
8.00 Akytera
DJ Set by Nall Keogh (GOD HATES DISCO/Little Gem)

The Portobello (Curated by Hazel Lake – The Noisy Plug Sessions)
11.30 Franko Franko
10.30 The Witch Trials
9.30 Mannequin Sex Drive
8.30 Barefoot Magicians

The Barge Pub
11.00 Ray Scully
10.00 Frankenstein Bolts
9.00 Davina Brady and the Messengers

11.00 Silent Noise Parade
10.00 FeaturingX
9.00 Riot Tapes

Toast – Bang Bangs (Curated by Keiron Black)
12.00 The River Fane
11.00 The Statics
10.00 The Shades
9.30 Marcus Carcas and the Trail Gang
9.00 Nella Dwyer

DJ Set

Rody Bolands (Curated by Jem Mitchell and the Dead Flowers Songwriters Club)
11.30 CC Brez
10.30 The Daily Howl
9.45 Johnny Stormcrow
9.00 Jem Mitchell

Mother Reillys (Curated by Oxjam)
11.00 White Chalk
10.00 Touchwood
9.00 Gillis

9.30 Traditional Sessions with Arís Arún

Slatterys – Upstairs (Curated by Jack of Diamonds Rhythm and Roots)
11.00 Those Responsible
10.00 Hvmmingbird
9.30 Rev J M Panic Worship
9.00 Brian Roche

Slatterys – Downstairs
9.30 Traditional Sessions with Trad Rocks

The Harbour Playhouse (Portobello) Curated by Sober Sessions
Miriam Donohue
We Raise Bears
Laura Ann Brady
Sarah Gleeson
In The Willows

Rathmines Library
2.00 The Hibernian Poets & Guests
MC Brian Kirk
Declan McGauran Beckett (All in a dream)

Lock 6 Coffee
17.00 Dj Rez Lowe
20.30 The Snails
Djs until late

Abner Browns Barbershop
12.00 DJ Pipes (playing ska and reggae) until 5.00pm

Third Policeman
3.00 Participant
4.00 David McDermott (Speaking on the Law of Attraction and all that you desire in life)
5.00 Selk

5.00 Pine Marten
4.00 Sinéad White
3.00 Kicking Bird

Guerilla Poetry –
Stephen James Smith
John Cummins

3.00 Gar Tiernan
3.30 Neev Kennedy
4.00 Niall Thomas
4.30 Sarah Redg
5.00 Jesse Heffernan
Two Fifty Square Coffee
7.00 Staring at Lakes
6.20 Brona Keogh
5.40 Dan Bradley
5.00 Daniel Vezoja
4.20 Dylan Walshe
3.40 Chase Nova
3.00 Shrubs

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