Elijah Miller
Old Swing
Coby Tom
Dublin Castle
Thu 24 May
RADIO RAGE feat. Tadeo Man
(Tribute to Rage Against The Machine)
Ghost Note City
Dublin Castle
Fri 25 May
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Sun 27 May
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Wed 13 June
I Love Rock And Roll Book Club...

Wed 6th June
The Dublin Castle Rock And Roll Book Club
D J Taylor’Rock And Roll Is Life’
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‘The True Story Of The Helium Kids By One Who Was There: A Novel’
‘Rock and Roll is Life’ is the new novel from the country’s leading man of letters, D. J. Taylor. Click on the fabbo image above to hear the latest Bugbear Soho Radio show including special guest DJ Taylor, not to mention The Cockney Rejects’ Jeff Turner chatting beautifully about his new ‘Canning Town Beach’ project with The New Deal. Meanwhile on June 6th in the Dublin Castle DJ Taylor will be in conversation with Tony Bugbear whilst Julie Hamill provides the sixties seventies soundtrack.

‘Rock and Roll is Life’ is a vastly entertaining, picaresque and touching novel inspired by the excess and trajectories of the great ’60s and ’70s supergroups, and of the tales brought back from the front line by a very special breed of Englishmen who made it big in the States as the alchemists and enablers, as well as the old making way for the new in the era of the baby boomers. At its heart is one man’s adventure, and the poignancy of the special relationships that dominate his life. D.J. Taylor’s novels include English Settlement (1996), which won a Grinzane Cavour Prize, Trespass (1998) and Derby Day (2011), both long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Kept: A Victorian Mystery(2006), a Publishers Weekly book of the year, and The Windsor Faction (2013), joint winner of the Sidewise Award for Alternate History. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including Orwell: The Life, winner of the 2003 Whitbread Prize for Biography and, most recently, The Prose Factory: Literary Life in England Since 1918 (2016).

Wed 20th June
The Dublin Castle Rock And Roll Book Club
‘Growing Up With Punk’ Julie Hamill Q And A with Nicky Weller
Pictorial Punk Sounds Provided by DJ Tony Bugbear

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Growing Up With Punk is a beautifully presented coffee table book packed from cover to cover with celebrity memories paying tribute to the bands that inspired an entire generation. Written by Nicky Weller, Barry Cain, Russell Reader and Den Davis who brought you ‘Growing Up With The Jam’ and ‘About the Young Idea’ exhibitions. A host of household names from the world of music contribute (Rat Scabies, Hazel O’Connor, Billy Idol, Glen Matlock , Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton, Rick Buckler, Hugh Cornwell, Captain Sensible, Clem Burke, Toyah, Gaye Advert and many many more).


Heart-warming personal recollections, accolades and unseen photos, including work by Virginia Turbett, Jill Furmanovsky and Martyn Goddard, this really is a must read for any music fan. With a punk era DJ set topping and tailing tonight’s proceedings, Julie Hamill interviews Nicky Weller on stage in the world famous Dublin Castle, where so many of the afore mentioned people have previously soaked up the mojo. We will invite questions from the audience and you can purchase the book and get it signed by Nicky her good self. “Punk was both a political and social movement. I fitted into the social side of it. The community was the first time I experienced people listening to my ideas without being openly scornful to my face. Punk was my refuge and my home.”

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