Cornershop, Wheel, Jam Jar Jail – Dublin 1993

Feb 28 1993 Cornershop, Wheel, Jam Jar Jail Fibber Magees (Anarchy Night Cafe) Technically this isn't a Hope gig but we arranged the accommodation and made the provision for Cornershop to play in the Anarchy Night Café. The band was looking to play Dublin on that date which was a Thursday. Rather than clashing with … Continue reading Cornershop, Wheel, Jam Jar Jail – Dublin 1993

Headcleaner Irish tour 1993

Feb 24 1993 Headcleaner, Holemasters Barnstormers Feb 28 1993 Headcleaner, Slunk, Flexihead Barnstormers Headcleaner used many of the contacts they had made to organise an Irish tour. I loved their enthusiasm. They were willing to travel anywhere for a gig. They became regular visitors to the country and struck up many friendships. They may not … Continue reading Headcleaner Irish tour 1993

Downcast, Groundswell – Dublin 1992

Nov 4 1992 Downcast, Groundswell Barnstormers After 16 gigs in 8 and-a-half months in Barnstormers this was a depressing one to finsh the year on. As you will read below, DOWNCAST were not on friendly terms with each other and that carried forward onto the stage and also in any activities we had with the … Continue reading Downcast, Groundswell – Dublin 1992

Revenge Of The Carrots, Donkey – Dublin 1992

Oct 9 1992 Revenge Of The Carrots, Donkey Barnstormers The first time I met Ajay he was throwing pieces of paper up in the air in perfect time to Membranes songs, no mean feat I can tell you. He travelled everywhere with the Membranes, going to as many of their gigs as possible, until they … Continue reading Revenge Of The Carrots, Donkey – Dublin 1992

Crane Irish Tour 1992

Sep 20 1992 Crane, Mexican Pets - Barnstormers   Sep 17 1992 Crane, Mexican Pets - Fibber Magees Sep 18 1992 Crane - Our Price Records Crane were good friends with Slum Turkeys and after that band's successful tour the previous year they looked to come over and do something similar. Mexican Pets had also … Continue reading Crane Irish Tour 1992

Dawson, Long Fin Killie Dublin 1992, 1993

Sep 11 1992 Dawson, Long Fin Killie Barnstormers                                                                          Aug 18 1993 Dawson, Long Fin Killie, Pet Lamb Attic When … Continue reading Dawson, Long Fin Killie Dublin 1992, 1993

Cowboy Killers Irish tour – 1990

Jan 18 1991 Cowboy Killers - NCAD Jan 19 1991 Cowboy Killers, Shred, Paranoid Visions - Attic Jan 21 1991 Cowboy Killers, Paranoid Visions - Grattan Through SKETCH I came into contact with the drummer of Cowboy Killers, Kip Xool. They were based in Wales and really wanted to come over to Ireland. Paddy was … Continue reading Cowboy Killers Irish tour – 1990

Suburban Rebels, Violent Phobia – Dublin 1990

Dec 30 1990 Suburban Rebels, Violent Phobia Attic Morty was the aforementioned editor of Sunny Days fanzine so when he asked could his band play Dublin with another Cork band I was only too be involved and to be one of the 30 people to pay in and see them

The Umbrellas – Dublin 1990

Dec 23 1990 The Umbrellas Attic Benefit for Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children My musical influences in early life come from my family. I can't claim anything else. It was my brothers who turned me onto to Punk, returning from their weekly  expeditions to Advance Records and Golden Discs on Liffey … Continue reading The Umbrellas – Dublin 1990

Sloth – Dublin 1990

Dec 16 1990 Sloth Attic Benefit for Vegetarian Society of Ireland The five charities were picked out after discussions with Valerie, Miriam and the Bearded Lady. We could have run a gig every week for a year and still have had more  than enough good causes. We decided to go with ones that meant something to … Continue reading Sloth – Dublin 1990