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Come On In – Pine Lodge Special


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Once upon a time Michael O’Brien was proprietor of a venue called the Pine Lodge. And to this fair venue he did invite many an excellent band. That venue has since changed direction but they can’t take away our memories. Speaking of which, special guest Patrick O’Brien who took over the reins after Mick seems to have a particularly sharp one. For example Leagues O’Toole recorded an interview for ‘No Disco’ with I Am Kloot in Myrtleville. This is the second installment of Micheal’s ‘Come On In‘ radio show looking at some of the acts to have performed at the famous/infamous venue. To hear a tasty mix of tunes selected by Paddy check out this YouTube playlist. Anyone else think he should be invited back for installment number 3? 🙂

Pine Lodge Playlist #2
01. Hey Ya! – Supersuckers
02. Corona – Minutemen
03. All of My Senses – Grant Hart
04. Man On The Box – Trost
05. Blood Sweat & Murder – Scott H. Biram
06. 1922 Blues – Charlie Parr
07. The Firing Of The Midnight Rain – Howlin Rain
08. Dream All Day – The Posies
09. It’s Yours – David Kitt
10. Northern Skies – I Am Kloot
11. So Long, Lonesome – Explosions In The Sky
12. Log Bomb – Bob Log III
13. Straight At Me – Josh T. Pearson
14. GMF – John Grant (not featured due to time restrictions!)

Come On In – Pine Lodge Radio

the apes at the pine lodge, myrtleville. photo (c) marcus pina

the apes at pine lodge photo (c) marcus pina

Finally Myrtleville has the radio station it deserves – well for one hour a week at least. Mick Lodge ex Pine Lodge promoter, manager, DJ and general dogsbody has been at the helm of ‘Come On In‘ for a few months (actually Mick says it’s been a year – oops!) and we are hooked. We teased that if he dedicated a show exclusively to artists who have played that fine venue on the Atlantic coast we would resurrect this site for one night to give him a plug and that day has come. In our opinion the show is a cracker, although for reasons which will become clear if you listen we may be biased. It features music from American Analog Set, The Handsome Family, Windings, The Vincents, Elastic Sleep, The Altered Hours, Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, August Wells, Willard Grant Experience, And So I Watch You From Afar, Boa Morte, Jeffrey Lewis and The Czars. Emmet of Bandicoot Promotions gets a shout out for all the outstanding gigs he brought to the Pine Lodge over the years.  We hear there may be a second installment so tune to Room101 at 8pm on Thursday night to find out.

End of an era..


Sad news folks, the Pine Lodge is now under new management. The venue is currently closed for repair and renovations and it is not expected that the new owners will have the same interest in live music. Thank you to Paddy & crew for flying the flag for so long and to the many top acts who performed in Myrtleville, you will not be forgotten. The final gig was Dyin Breed and by all accounts it was a good ‘un. Thanks to Siobhan Russell for the photo.


RIANÓIR – 28th December 2016



RIANÓIR are an accoustic folk blues duo featuring Ari Sheehan and Mick Hoey. They launch their third album ‘Meeting Of Minds’ at the Pine Lodge on Wednesday Dec 28th. Entry is €10 and includes a copy of the new album. Doors are at 8pm.

Festive Gig List 2016



Good news folks, Paddy says the Pine Lodge will reopen on Friday December 9th!

Here are the December listings..

Sun 18th – SANTA 5pm & THE BLUESTARS, 6-8pm
Fri 23rd – HEAD OVER HEELS, 9pm
Mon 26th – FRANKLIN funk soul rnb, 10pm
Tue 27th – BOOSTER blues rock, 5-7pm
Wed 28th – RIANOIR accoustic folk blues featuring Ari Sheehan, Micky Hoey and special guests. pay in show €10, doors 8pm
Sat 31st – New Years Eve silent disco with DJ Mick, doors 9pm


Temporary Closure – 21st October 2016


21st October 2016

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FaBaRu – 16th October 2016



FaBaRu, Trio Du Monde are Fabienne (silver flute, whistle, maracas), Barry (guitar, mandolin) and Ruti (piano accordion, trombone). They bring their delightful mix of folk music and gypsy jazz back to the Pine Lodge on Sunday 16th October at 6pm.