Posted:
9 March, 2020 - 12:33

Okay, so it isn't ideal that St.Patrick's Day falls on a tuesday this year, and yes you're probably going to have to prepare to be dying in work on Wednesday morning, but let's make the best of the hand we're dealt! We're planning a full weekend of music from Friday till Tuesday, so you have plenty of nights to choose from to get out and celebrate!

Kicking off the weekend on Friday 13th, is the hottest new gig to hit the East coast, the Dublin/Drogheda Band Exchange. This will be the third installment of this latest industrious venture between Odd Mollies and Drop Dead Twice, Dublin. This traditional band exchange has been set up in order to provide up and coming Drogheda acts with a platform to perform to an audience in the city. It also gives Dublin acts the chance to get out of the city and showcase their music to an untapped audience in the north east. Proudly supported by Abbeylane Recording & Rehearsal Studios.

Headlining the night is local alt-rock outift, Rowdy Outsider, who on this night release their eagerly await single 'I Only Said Goodbye To The Moon'. Also performing on the night are Brain Donation(Dublin), a three-piece powerhouse of hard hitting, no nonsense alternative rock. Their close harmonies, grungy guitar, sucker-punching bass lines and heavy dance beats produce an enormous sound that could drive even the most miserable of men to dance. Stolen City (Dublin) who pride themselves on their fun, energetic performances with an upbeat pop-rock sound. And last but not least, Syrens (Dublin) a female two-piece who fuse many genres such as pop, folk and jazz. Consisting of raw, powerful call and response harmonies. This night is value for money, four quality acts and the door tax is just €5! Doors 8PM.

On Saturday 14th we welcome the long-awaited return of our resident reggae maestros, Jaméire. They are renowned for bringing the celebrations to Odd Mollies BeerGarden on many occasions last summer! They bring you the finest grooves to dance to, expect to hear a blistering set of tunes by Bob Marley, The Specials, Toots and The Maytals, UB40, Madness and more!

We also have another reason to celebrate, as local legend DJ Paddy Connor joins the Clarkes team to deliver a night of top quality music in the traditional setting of our front bar. Paddy is well known by punters, he has a legendary status as a tune selector from owning his own record store to his involvment in making The Boxing Club an elite venue in Drogheda. We are excited to have him join our disc jockey ranks!  

This Sunday we host two of Droghedas top acts, The Cacks and a stripped back set from memebers of Grand, going under the guise of 'Yer Nan's Umbrella'. Kicking off at 7PM in the Venue of Odd Mollies.

The Cacks, or The Great Okwardo as they're sometimes reffered to as, are an eight piece band born out of a road trip to New Orleans. They hail from Drogheda, Bettystown, Mornington and Laytown and have a wide variety of musical styles as they all hail from different bands with completely different styles of music. Traditional, folk, acoustic rock, alternative and roots might start to explain their roots. Each member is a multi instrumentalist which only adds to the styles of the music being created plus their seven strange personality disorders make for an entertaining encounter any time you see them!

On Monday we host what is expected to be an event of manic proportions! Local counsellor Paddy McQuillan has drafted in the help of The Marxmen, Trenchtown, Notion and Clarkes resident DJ Jiffy in order to raise some much needed funds for The Red Door Project. The Red Door Project (formly known as Louth Community Drug and Alcohol Team), was founded in 2009 following growing concerns of the affect of drug and alcohol use within the local community. Check out their website at http://www.thereddoorproject.ie/history/ to hear about the important work that they do! Doors 8PM, Admission €5, all proceeds towards the Red Door Project. 

Tuesday is the big big day as we gear up for a sensational bill of non-stop music for the entirety of the day and night. Clarkes wouldn't be the same without the traditional bowl of stew and traditional music on the day itself. This is followed by DJ Andrew Kearney brining out a selection of the best of alternative Irish music, from Irish greats as well as local acts, from 4:30PM.

In Odd Mollies we are proud to deliver a fitting bill of music as folk rock favourites Hudwink kick the day off at 5PM, followed by Irelands premier Pogues tribute act, Bhoys From County Hell. We just can't wait to get stuck in to belting out some tunes with a pint of plain in hand!!