Take Me to Odessa: The Revelator Orchestra, Kevin Nolan, Rob Doyle, Cait O’Riordan and Swords play Dublin’s Odessa during February

February spoils Dublin based music fans with gigs in Odessa

Dublin based band Swords emerge from writing- hibernation on Feb 12th for a one- off headline show in Odessa for "HomeBeat Presents: The Last Mixed Tape's 1st Birthday".

Dublin based band Swords emerge from writing- hibernation on Feb 12th for a one- off headline show in Odessa for “HomeBeat Presents: The Last Mixed Tape’s 1st Birthday”.

WITH the January blues gradually subsiding and the pockets of the average Irish person a little fuller than was the case during the first half of January, February is already serving up a host of gigs for Irish music fans.

Novelist Peter Murphy brings Revelator Orchestra to Odessa with Kevin Nolan, Rob Doyle, Cait O'Riordan and more in tow.

Novelist Peter Murphy brings Revelator Orchestra to Odessa with Kevin Nolan, Rob Doyle, Cait O’Riordan and more in tow.

This week at the Dame Court venue, on Thursday February 5th @8pm, novelist and journalist Peter Murphy brings his Revelator Orchestra to Odessa with a fleet of special guests: singer- songwriter and poet Kevin Nolan, whose début album Fredrick & The Golden Dawn was one of the better releases from Irish artists in 2014; Rob Doyle, author of Here are the Young Men; and former Pogues bassist Cait O’Riordan. More guests to be announced.

On Thursday 12th February, Dublin based trio Swords emerge from writing- hibernation for a one- off show Odessa as part of “The Last Mixtape’s 1st Birthday”. What’s more, the trio have served up a fully- mastered, live cover of Portishead’s dirge ‘Glory Box’, recorded at a live show at Derry’s Smalltown America Records. The cover of the Bristol trio’s genre- defining, trip- hop classic is fitting, given that Swords have been undoubtedly influenced by Beth Gibbons and Co. Still very much feeling in festive spirits, Swords have dropped the cover as a free stream and download on YouTube, DropBox and SoundCloud.

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