We got a nice little interview and write up in the Beachcomber recently that talks all about the band, how we formed, our new album and of course our St. Patrick’s Day shows! You can read the whole article on the Beachcombers website:
A New Year And A New Album On The Way
Yep! You read it right! We have just begun work on our second album! Our first release was done just a few months after we got together as a band and reflects the more traditional side of our shows, but we want to make an album that really reflects our hi-energy live shows that our fans & friends have come to love.
The new album will include mostly original songs we have been working on the past year and you may have even heard us playing a few at our live shows like “Defend the Stout” or “Everyone’s Irish Tonight”. Of course we will include a few of our favorite traditional Irish tunes on the album as well really do cherish the culture and history that surrounds this Irish music genre.
Look for a sampler to come along soon!
Video, Video, & MORE Video!
Finally got around to editing a MASSIVE amount of video from last years Talk Like A Pirate Day Party, and all of our St. Patrick’s Day shows with videos from The Red Leprechaun, The Queen Mary, and a special in-store we did at Fingerprints Records with a bunch of our friends.
Go to the Videos section and go check out all the fun new songs including two previously unrecorded originals, “Everyone’s Irish Tonight” & “Defend The Stout“.
We survived the month of March and we have been busy resting up for the summer! We have some great shows lined up including dates at the BIG Irish Fair of Irvine, the OC Fair, and our favorite pubs like the Auld Dubliner, Shenanigan’s, and Gallagher’s! Make sure to catch us at your favorite venue this summer. Check out our Shows page for all the up to date information on where we are playing.
Road to St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us and we are celebrating early! The Road to St. Patrick’s Day consists of some great shows leading up to the big day and some great ones later this month as well. We started things off with a bawdy show at The Shamrock in Murrieta and continue down the road to play back-to-back shows at Muldoon’s on Friday, March 8th and then our first time at Gallagher’s Pub in Long Beach on Saturday, March 9th.
Leading into St. Patrick’s Day weekend we have a special in-store performance at Fingerprints music store on Wednesday, March 13th. This will be a special show with some great surprises so bring the family and start the celebration early. There will be Guinness specials, giveaways, traditional food, and good times!
We play all St. Patrick’s Day weekend starting Friday at the Red Leprechaun starting at 7pm then Saturday, March 16th we make a stop aboard the Queen Mary for the Shamrock & Roll show kicking things off from 7pm-8pm then we skip across the pond to finish the night out at the Auld Dubliner at 10pm. On St. Patrick’s Day we will be setting up shop at one of our very favorite places to play; Shenanigan’s Irish Pub! We will be there starting at 2pm and play 2 full 4 hour sets keeping the craic going ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT!
To round out the month we play shows at Muldoon’s on March 24th, The Auld Dubliner on March 29th, and the Tam O’Shanter March 30th!
Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhuit!
It’s over! 2012 was a great year for us and we played some amazing shows for even better people and we are continuing to improve our show and keep you on your toes dancin’ and singin’ along! We have a brand new venue we will be playing at this Saturday, and hopefully many nights to come, called the Red Leprechaun! It’s a great family-friendly place with amazing food and a warm atmosphere. We will be playing an early set from 7pm to 10pm which is PERFECT to bring the kids out for dinner and stay for a proper Irish Sing-Along! We will have wee song books for everyone to join in on some of our favorite tunes.
The Red Leprechaun
4000 E Anaheim St Long Beach, CA 90804
Phone: (562) 494-8726
Review Of Our Album By Celtic Music Magazine
We Hit The Streets For Long Beach’s Buskerfest!
We are very excited and pleased to announce that we have been chosen to play at this years Buskerfest here in our hometown of Long Beach! This is a great ALL AGES event that showcases some great local bands unplugged playing on the streets “busker” style for wooden nickels that are given to event patrons. We get a REALLY sweet prize if we get the most wooden nickels! Bring the family and help us get the most wooden nickles!! Here is more info about the event:
“When: August 25th @5pm – 11 pm
Where: East Village Arts District | Broadway & Linden (map here) | FREE & All -Ages
Designed to be the pièce de résistance of SAM, BuskerFest stemmed from the notion that Long Beach’s untapped wealth of extremely talented musicians deserved a unique celebration all their own. It’s a notion that, in its fourth year, was pretty well-founded. The fourth annual BuskerFest will close out Summer And Music 2012 on Saturday, August 25.
After a few BuskerFest veterans open the busking stagers at 5 p.m., nearly a dozen local bands will fill Downtown Long Beach’s East Village Arts District with stripped-down street sets. From 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., performers will play unplugged or “busk” for the wooden nickels given by event attendees. The band that collects the most wooden nickels will win a grand prize. The winner will be announced at the end of the night.
Headlining is Beachwood Sparks, Sub Pop’s long-standing country-indierock band making vintage Laurel Canyon sounds for more than a decade. Taking a break from recording their second full-length, Long Beach’s homegrown indie-rock band The Fling will be opening up for Beachwood Sparks on the main stage.
Before the headliners, Sea Funk Brass band and last year’s BuskerFest winner Wild Pack of Canaries will open up the busking stages, followed by performances from 10 deep-rooted and up-and-coming Long Beach groups listed below.
The night’s festivities will also include a fantastic beer garden, the TacoRog food truck and a post-BuskerFest dance in the streets with long-time favorite DJ Lithuanian Prince. As the event is located in the East Village, there are plenty of nearby restaurants and cafes to frequent between busking sets. Stage decoration will be handled by Gypcee Trunk Show.
Ride Your Bike! Free Bicycle Valet Parking (Courtesy of Long Beach Cyclists)!
BuskerFest 2012 Schedule/Line-up
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BuskerFest Stage Openers (non-competing) | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sea Funk Brass Band
Wild Pack of Canaries
Competing Buskers | 6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Brother C & Sister J
Brown & Blue
Headlining Bands | 8:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Post-Busking Dance Party in the Streets | 10:30 – the cows come home…
Spins by DJ Lithuanian Prince!
Nate’s Birthday Show! Lets Get Pissed!!!
The infamous gob that just won’t shut, the member with the biggest wood between his legs, the man of the month, our bass player Nate Morefield will celebrate his birthday this July 20th. In honor we have set up a super special show right here in Long Beach at Clancy’s Irish Pub! We invited our good friends the Brick Top Blaggers to join us for the festivities and share their musical prowess with you all, and of course this is all FREE! We open the show at 9pm and play just one long 1:30 minute set so we can get Nate, and ourselves who’s kidding right?, pissed to the wind!
CD Release At The BIG Irish Fair This Weekend
Join DUBLIN PUBLIC for the largest Irish festival on the West Coast! The BIG Irish Fair has a beautiful location along side Lake Irvine with TONS of stuff to see and do for the whole family. Join us for 2 full days of music!
We are proud to also be releasing our debut CD of Irish drinking songs and it will be available for purchase at the festival. We did a LIMITED run of only 200 CD’s and each one is packaged in a 100% recycled sleeve and is HAND DECORATED by a member of the band. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a unique and fun CD for just $5!!!
Here is the time and info for the show:
June 16th – 2:15pm @ Sean Baun’s Pub inside the BIG Irish Fair
June 17th – 11:00am @ Sean Baun’s Pub inside the BIG Irish Fair
The BIG Irish Fair
more info at: www.IrishFair.org
Return Of The Kilt!
Have you seen us in our mighty fine kilts yet??? We look damn sexy! It’s all thanks to our local sponsor Sport Kilt and what better place to wear them then to our next show at the Tilted Kilt in Long Beach! We return to the Kilt after a crazy St. Patrick’s Day there, ready for a cold pint served by a hot lass! Join us for a full night of Irish music for SINGIN’, DANCIN’, DRINKIN’, & CLAPPIN’!
May The 4th Be With You!
A St. Patrick’s Day Recap
WE MADE IT! But Still Might Be Hungover…
St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, and we had the best time ever! With 2 shows at both Rock & Reilly’s St. Patrick’s Day Block Party and closing out the night at The Tilted Kilt in Long Beach it’s no wonder why we are still hungover! A BIG thanks to all the people that helped us celebrate our favorite holiday of the year, because with all of you there it’s more then music… its a damn good time! We have a few pictures up in our “pics” section and are working on a video of the day! Our next show is not for a while so rest your drinking arm and your singing voice and we will meet you at Clancy’s Irish Pub on April 14th for a HUGE Grand Prix of Long Beach celebration!
St. Patrick’s Day Cometh!
IT’S ALMOST HERE! This is the day we drink copious amounts of Guinness and sing for you while you drink copious amounts of Guinness! We will be playing at the Tilted Kilt in Long Beach start at 8pm and going ALL NIGHT LONG! We have a bunch of new songs for you as well as some cool swag to give away! Join us for a pint!
Enter the Mist….
Hey all! Dublin Public will be back at it again this Thursday, March 1st at Nadine’s Irish Mist in Sunset Beach, Ca. We are only doing 1 set so make sure to get there early as we go on at 9pm sharp! This is a trial gig for both us and the Mist as we have never played there before. If you live close and want us to play there regularly then make sure to come out and voice your opinion by drinking copious amounts of Guinness and singing loudly!
Dublin Public @ the Tilted Kilt
Debut Show is February 2nd @ Clancy’s Irish Pub
That’s right! Dublin Public’s first official show is set for February 2nd at Clancy’s Irish Pub in Long Beach. Music will start at 9pm sharp so come on out for a late dinner and a pint to warm up for some fun. It just so happens to be “Pint Night” as well, where you get to keep the special glass the featured beer of the night comes in as well as enjoy $1 off each refill!.
This is a FREE show, so come out and enjoy great Irish Music for Singin’, Dancin’, Drinkin’, and Clappin’!
Welcome to the new DublinPublic.com!
Sláinte! We just got this shiny new website up and running so all our fans can keep up to date on all things Dublin Public. Hope you like it! We have been in the studio working really hard getting ready for gigs in the new year. We have some real fun songs ready for you to sing and dance along to, and if both hands aren’t holdin’ a pint we hope you’ll clap with us! Our show schedule will be posted soon, see you at the pub!