Paddy’s Weekend at the Workman’s Club
Venue: The Workman’s Club Website: http://www.theworkmansclub.com/ Price: FREE Date: March 17-19th Time: Ongoing
Ever been to the Workman’s? No? You’re missing out on one of Dublin’s best loved venues for antics, music and socializing—if the non-Irish masses in town are getting you down, be sure to dive into the Workman’s for a pure Dublin oasis.
Celebrate your Oirishness this Paddy’s Weekend at The Workman’s Club, where they’re planning to show the Yanks (that’s you) how it’s really done, Workman’s-stylie like, with TWO DAYS of hardcore fun. This holiest of holy snake chasing days obligates you to get your shillelaghs in gear and get your green tinged bums down to Wellington Quay for a giant feast of music, dancing, and patriotic floor stamping. Yes, many a salty tear will be shed on the national feast day, whilst pretending to know all the words to Amhrán na bhFiann…
Doors will be flung open at 4pm on Saturday March 17th, Paddy’s Day. In the First Floor Bar, the Somewhere indie crew – Dave Salacious and all the Workman’s indie residents – will kick off the two-day party, rocking The Workman’s with everything from indie to ska, punk to northern soul, disco to funk (and even a light sprinkling of house) for a colossal marathon of 9 freakin’ hours! And it won’t cost you a single solitary cent! And as if that weren’t enough, The Venue will be hosting an outrageously Irish performance from one of Ireland’s greatest ever trad groups, The Bonny Men. They will be taking over the gig room with a cacophony of instruments, voices, beats and lots of sweat to bring you a Paddy’s Day shindig you won’t forget. Doors for the show are at 8pm and tickets are €10 on the door. Can you handle it? Of course you can! You’re in The Workman’s, its Paddy’s Day and wherever you’re from, today you’re Irish!
Once you have picked yourself up and eaten a huge fry, we urge you to roll yourself gently into the Bank Holiday Sunday spirit. Remember, it’s Sunday but its Sunday with the whole of Monday to stay in bed, order pizza and drink Lucozade. So return to the Workman’s waiting arms at 5pm on Sunday March 18th. The First Floor Bar will see the Workman’s indie residents ferociously battle it out on the decks with fantabulous Mass resident DJ Sister Lisa Marie. Plus the delectable Folie a Deux DJs will join in the fun later, so expect plenty of indie, funk, soul and lashings and lashings of 80s and 90s guilty pleasures. Meanwhile in The Nine Bar, Somewhere’s Niall ‘Charming Man’ D’arcy hosts a full-fat day of hip hop and house, inviting Ghostscene DJs and hip hop Legend Willo Healy down to add to the fun…and it’s all free.