River Matthews

Following his incredible performance on RTE’s The Late Late Show, River Matthews has confirmed a return to Dublin with a date for Whelans on 23 May 2018.

River Matthews is an artist for whom the stars seem to have aligned since the days of playing cover songs in local pubs. A career as a musical therapy teacher, and no small amount of heartbreak has led to working with world-renowned songwriter, Jamie Scott, and more recently supporting Rag‘n’Bone Man on his sold-out ‘Human’ tour.

River’s first forays into music came at the age of 7 learning classical guitar. Then, as with most young lads, he lost interest in his teenage years as he embarked on an informal education of The Beach Boys, Cat Stevens, the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, from the school of Mum and Dad. After fanning the musical flames, River soon found himself performing 60’s & 70’s hits at local pubs & venues, alongside some more crowd-friendly tracks from Oasis & Radiohead. Still, it was a long time before he ever put pen to paper.

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Whelan's is a bar & venue frequented by local, Irish and international artists. Located on 25 Wexford Street, Whelan's is at the heart a thriving scene of bars and venues along Wexford St & Camden St and lies in the epicentre of Dublin city centre where all the artistic, musical and cultural life is focused. This pub is recognized as an institution in terms of music and concerts in the capital. The Backpacker's Guide 2012 describes it "In general the evening begins with a pint in this lovely rus

Dates: Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Telephone: 01 478 0766

Website: www.whelanslive.com/

Buses that serve Whelan's

65b, 83, 122