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#310 Hot Press - Covered In Glory (Hothouse Flowers) @ London Nell's Jazz and Blues (June 6th 2018)

Line Up: Hothouse Flowers / Damien Dempsey / Seamus Fogarty / NC Grey

This 'Covered in Glory' gig celebrated 40 years of Ireland's Hot Press magazine (more than just a music mag). Turns out the venue, the 400 capacity Nell's Jazz and Blues in London's West Kensington, is a bit of a hidden gem. The signs on the wall say 'shhh...during the performance'. That is good to see as too often smaller venues with a big bar are full of noisy folk not looking in the direction of the stage. It's not too bad here though, a nice venue with great staff and an attentive crowd.

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#226 Bruce Springsteen @ Kilkenny Nowlan Park (July 27th 2013)

Support: Glen Hansard / Damien Dempsey / Josh Ritter

I have been going to gigs since 1989. In 2010 I began writing a book on live music, specifically the 226 gigs (so far) that I have attended myself. Maintaining this site can be time consuming yet I love doing it. It is my ‘labour of love’; my passion. Through the power of the Internet I get to talk to people with the same love of music. In the last three years I have

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