Giveaway: WIN tickets to “DEEP” – A play about one of Cork’s most iconic clubs

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This week we saw the closure of one Cork’s most important late night venues, The Pav. Cork is a vibrant and thrilling city with a variety of clubs and bars in which to revel.

 Corkonians may also recall another iconic club,  Sir Henry’s;  a bar and nightclub on South Main Street in Cork, Ireland, which opened in 1978 and closed in 2003.

Once upon a time Sir Henry’s was thee place to go for dance/trance , not to mention it’s popularity as a live rock music venue where the likes of Thin Lizzy and Mick Jones performed.

Anyone who was into house music belonged in Sir Henry’s.

Ray Scannell is set to take his stage play ‘DEEP’ on a nationwide tour of summer festivals and venues this year which kicked off with Limerick’s Make A Move Festival on July 3rd.

Featuring interviews with Sir Henry’s main figures and footage of nights at the club, ‘DEEP’ is part fiction, part documentary and explores the spiritual home of Cork’s first generation of House Fanatics.

It’s the summer of 1988 and Cork’s emigration generation are following the beat… in perfect time, for a Music Movement simmering from Ireland’s first House Club. ‘DEEP’ is the story of an era told through the personal journey of a hapless Vinyl Junkie Larry Lehane who, at 35, is turning the tables on the peaks and troughs of two decades, from the rise of Acid House to the Euro Changeover.

Larry is growing up in a society slowly becoming disillusioned with Institutions. Henry’s dance floor evinced an unprejudiced cross-section of class, race, sex & creed. A sense of communion for those disenfranchised from the wider community. Looking back now, Larry wonders how much of it is remembered through smiley-faced, rose-tinted glasses?

Sounds great eh?! 

This play will appeal not only to those who was part of Sir Henry’s regular clientèle, but anyone who gets a thrill from the effects of music on our lives.

Win tickets to see DEEP at a venue of your choice

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The winner gets to choose from the following dates/venues:

August 9th-10th| 13th -17th: Kilkenny Arts FestivalCleere’s Theatre, Kilkenny

October 14th: The Dock, Leitrim 

October 25thRiverbank Arts Centre, Kildare

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Giveaway: WIN Tickets to Culture Vultures with Cat Dowling and More.

Win tickets to Culture Vultures with Cat Dowling, Glenn Patterson and Eleanor Tiernan.

Cat Dowling’s The Believer was my favourite release of 2013, so this new montly night of top notch Irish music, comedy and literature  comes heavily recommended by me, particularly as Cat will be joined by Glenn Patterson and Eleanor Tiernan.
To win tickets to the inaugural Culture Vultures on March 12th in the Odessa Club, just answer the question below in the form.
Question: Who curates Culture Vultures?

Odessa Live in association with Temple Bar’s Crow Bar presents Culture Vultures with curator Tony Clayton – Lea. The new monthly salon-themed multi-cultural night will feature music, comedy, performance poetry / theatre, and public interviews with writers, actors, directors and the like.The inaugural Culture Vultures event takes place on Wednesday March 12th, and features music by Cat Dowling, comedy from Eleanor Tiernan, and a public interview with Belfast-based author and BAFTA nominee Glenn Patterson.Tickets priced at €10 (plus booking) are available now from

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Doors: 8.30pm

Winner will be randomly selected on March 10th. 

Giveaway: Tickets to the Curators Club with September Girls, Mark O’ Rowe & Three Men Talking

September Girls

The Curators Club is returning to Odessa with the fabulous September Girls, Mark Rowe and more on Thursday Februrary 20th.

Running each month, The Curators Club sees a guest curator invite talent across various genres and disciplines  to provide an eclectic night of entertainment.

The first club of 2014 will be curated by Tony Clayton-Lea of the Irish times. It features comedy from Three Men Taking About Things They Kinda Know About, an interview with playwright Mark O’ Rowe and pop rock offerings from the wonderful September Girls.

Sounds good, eh? I have two tickets to giveaway for this fantastic night of culture. All you have to do is fill in the form:

Giveaway: Win two tickets to see Liam O’ Maonlai in The Chancery Lane Theatre

Hothouse Flowers front man Liam O’ Maonlai opened his 2 week residency in Dublin’s newest venue, Chancery Lane Theatre.

Liam O ' Moanlai

The singer is taking his unique solo sound to the stage

on the 18th and 25th of February, also and has tickets to giveaway!

If you want to catch Liam O’ Maonlai at the beautiful Chancery Lane Theatre on Tuesday the 18th of February, this is your chance! Just fill in the form below.

Birthday Giveaways!: Win Tickets King Kong Company

One of Ireland’s most unusal music acts The King Kong Company are taking their disco inspired show to The Set Theatre in Kilkenny.

I’ve got tickets to give away in this, the final giveaway to celebrate’s first birthday.

The show takes place in Kilkenny’s best music venue on the 15th of March, and one lucky winner will nab the tickets!

Winner will be chosen on the 2nd of February, so be quick!

Enter below:



Birthday Giveaways!: Win tickets to see John Murry in Set Theatre

John Murry is being coined as a modern day Dylan. The America singer has received acclaim from The Guardian, Mojo, Uncut and more for his album ‘The Graceless Age’. John Murry Set Theatre

This could be the opportunity to catch the next biggest thing in one of Ireland’s best music venues.

All you have to do is fill in the form below. Closes on the 30th of January.


Birthday Giveaways!: Win two tickets to The Curators Club at The Odessa

This one is fabulous and will tantalise the musical taste buds of those with an eclectic interest in music.

The Curators Club was established by Adrian Crowley and it aims to bring together the best in Irish Jazz, Electronica and Experimental music. It takes place in the beautiful Odessa Club in Dublin every first Thursday of the Month.

If you want to catch something a little more interesting that your average Thursday night gig, you’ll want to win these tickets. Tickets are for the 20th of February

Just enter below:

Tickets for The Curator’s Club are priced at €15.00. Doors: 8.30pm.

Competitions ends 30th of Jan.