Listen at Arthurs

8pm Saturday the 21st of January

Eleanor Tiernan

Eleanor Tiernan

Eleanor Tiernan is an Irish comedian well-known among Irish audiences for her live stand up performances and her work in TV, theatre and on radio. She was featured on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central and has played Latitude, Glastonbury, Montreal Just For Laughs and all of the top Irish comedy festivals.

Eleanor wrote and performed on the critically-acclaimed political satire show Irish Pictorial Weekly. She plays Dolores in the RTÉ sitcom Bridget and Eamonn.

Eleanor lives in the UK where she habitually makes social faux pas and loses personal items on public transport.

Elizabeth Hilliard

Elizabeth Hilliard

Elizabeth Hilliard is a soprano from Dublin. She sings a wide range of repertoire, bringing a dramatic quality and emotional intensity to her performances. She combines pinpoint accuracy and razor-sharp musicianship with her passion and relish for performing music by living composers.

Elizabeth is a co-director (with David Bremner) of Béal, a production company committed to exploring the relationship between sung and spoken word.  The pair have brought international figures such as Robert Ashley, Tom Johnson, Jennifer Walshe and Christopher Fox to Dublin.

In October 2016, Divine Arts Records are releasing ‘Sea to the West’ Elizabeth’s debut disc, featuring works for soprano plus electronics by Gráinne Mulvey, David Bremner, Christopher Fox and Linda Buckley. She also features on Mulvey’s CD Akanos released on the Navona Records Label.  From December 2015 to March 2016 she was musician in residence at dlrLexIcon supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Grainne Holland

Grainne Holland

Gráinne Holland, is a singer / songwriter from Belfast with unique vocal strength and beauty. Dedicated to forging new territory for Gaelic song, Gráinne’s innovative approach breathes new life into the verses of old. Gráinne’s passion for the creation of new contemporary ambiences for traditional Gaelic song has conceived two stunning albums to date; 'Teanga na nGael' (2011) & 'Gaelré' (2015).

Gráinne’s love of Irish music and song began at an early age.  A product of the Gaelic language revival in the North of Ireland, she was raised in both Gaelic and English and attended the first Gaelic-medium school in Belfast.  It was here that her love of traditional song was fostered.
Gráinne released her debut album ‘Teanga na nGael' in 2011 to great critical acclaim.  Produced by renowned musician Dónal O’Connor (At First Light), the ground breaking album has launched a career which has seen Gráinne perform at many major festivals and venues at home and abroad such as Celtic Connections in Glasgow, The Milwaukee Irish Festival USA, The Irish Festival of Oulu in Finland, The Gaelic Voices Festival in London, The Copenhagen Irish Festival, The Irish Folk Festival Tour in Germany, The Irish Heartbeat Tour in Germany, and many, many more. Gráinne is also a songwriter and recently performed her own songs on stage for the first time at The New York Irish Arts Centre as part of their renowned 'Songlives' series.

The Tolka Hot Club

The Tolka Hot Club

The Tolka Hot Club are a hot swing quartet formed by the banks of the river Tolka on Dublin's north side. The group bring a body of music from the Roaring 20's and 30's, from both sides of the Atlantic right into the twenty-first century, with a few modern surprises! All this is delivered with the lush yet percussive ambiance that only strings can provide in the hypnotic Gypsy jazz style.

Stephen Daly – Guitar
David Harrington – Guitar
Nick Cooper – Violin
Thomas Mulrooney – Double Bass
Eugene Ryan – Mouth Harp
Holly Pereira – Vocals

Where is Arthurs

28 Thomas Street Dublin

Arthur's is the nearest pub on the route to The Guinness Storehouse, one of the city's foremost tourist attractions. It is popular both with locals and tourists. Naturally it has the freshest pint of Guinness in all of Ireland.
Arthurs is a classic Dublin pub, old style but well appointed. It has been a pub for over 200 years, and has many historical connections, being beside St. Catherines Church, outside of which the patriot, Robert Emmet, was hung, drawn and quartered in 1803.
We light a real turf fire everyday, play an eclectic mix of Irish music and have live music sessions in the evenings. We offer wholesome food at reasonable prices, seven days a week.

Arthur's Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin


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Eclectic line-up

An eclectic monthly night that encompasses a variety of styles drawing from jazz, classical, singer-songwritery and the bardic across the spread of creative music and spoken word

About Listen at

About Listen at Music

Embracing musical diversity in a cosy environment, just sitting back to listen, is something we are passionate about. Following the success of Listen at Lilliput, in Lilliput press, we wanted to expand this ambitious “Listen” project across the city and perhaps eventually, the country, with collaborative evenings of music and spoken word. Audiences can enjoy a showcase of Irelands finest musicians and artists and will unquestionably hear something new that will inspire them.

Also look out for our posters and flyers as visual artist John O'Reilly ( and graphic designer Peter Murray, will be creating bespoke artwork for each event.

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We are hugely grateful to these organisations for all their help and support: