New Sounds In An Old Place [Click for the latest tickets]

We started New Sounds In An Old Place in September 2017. It’s a great privilege to be able to hold these events in the wonderfully atmospheric setting of St John the Baptist Church. Huge thanks to Reverend Garth Bunting and his parishioners who were fully behind the idea. We want to bring the best music to this neighbourhood and by programming events in historic buildings in the area bring an awareness of the richness of our locality.

We are in our second year with a series of extremely successful gigs that have attracted an audience from Drumcondra, Glasnevin and the greater Dublin area. We want to have great music within easy access of all who live in the neighbourhood and beyond.

We are a voluntary group of arts professional who live or work in this area and our policy is we volunteer – the artists get paid. We are passionate about live music and want to support these amazing performers and keep this as a sustainable career for outstanding musicians. We’ve had great support to make this possible, including for this series from the Croke Park Community Fund.

We are delighted that following acts have played New Sounds In An Old Place: Maria Kelly, John Cummins (poetician), Soulé, Sorcha Richardson, Malojian, ROE, Ailbhe Reddy, Ryan Vail, Saint Sister. We are planning new performances and you’ll find information about these below

You can view photos from past gigs on our Gallery

Friday September 14th 2018

Tickets available here

GlasDrum is delighted to bring you the first in our Autmn series of NEW SOUNDS IN AN OLD PLACE.  On September 14th LOAH’s amazing voice will be heard in the evocative setting of St John the Baptist Church of Ireland in Drumcondra. KITT PHILLIPPA will join her with her thoughtful soulful sound in a gig not to be missed! 

This promises to be a very special performance. Loah’s wonderful tapestry of sound creating a magical fusion of folk, soul and RnB which she calls ArtSoul, together with the effortless grace and richness of her extraordinary voice results in a spellbinding live performance. Her roots in Sierra Leone  and Dublin are both drawn in to  the musical inventiveness of her beautiful compositions.  Kitt Philippa’s accomplished urban sound builds on a classical background that  embraces other styles and electronics to shape a very personal sound that brings an emotional honesty to performances. With a voice that has been described as from heaven this songwriter shapes a luminous sound that explores human sensibilities in what Nialler 9 has described as a hopeful call to humanities kindest urges.

Both performers have had recent new releases to strong reviews.

You can listen to their music here:




Friday 27th April

GlasDrums’ April gig is not to be missed! The captivating etheral harmonies of Saint Sister and the minimalist florish of Ryan Vail will match the wonderful athmosphere of Drumcondra Church of Ireland on Friday the 27th of April.

Glasdrum are especially delighted to bring you this one off intimate show, from two of Ireland’s foremost acts, Saint Sister and Ryan Vail, in the serene surroundings of St John The Baptist Church, Drumcondra, on Friday 27th April 2018. Doors will open at the earler time of 7.30 for this extended performance.  The beautiful textures and emotional rawness of Ryan Vail’s music and the magical vocal syncronisity of Saint Sister’s unique atmosfolk sound promise an unforgettable performance.

Both performers are in the midst of new releases. 2018 will see new albums from both acts with Ryan Vail releasing his second album ‘Distorted Shadows’ on Friday 20th April and Saint Sister set to release their debut album, pencilled in for a September release.


Friday March 23rd rescheduled 2nd march due to  Snow red alert

GLASDRUM presents the rescheduled NEW SOUNDS IN AN OLD PLACE on on March 23rd in the beautiful Church of Ireland in Drumcondra

We are thrilled to be able to bring you AILBHE REDDY’s unique mix of traditional folk and modern indie influences together with the versatile multi-instrumentalist ROE who describes her music as “grumpy electro pop”,  and which HOT PRESS describes as “Sassy streetwise pop with a voice that is reminscent of Florence Welch”.

Both singers have garnered rave press reviews and are marked as ones to watch in 2018.

AILBHE has been making huge waves since the release of her raw and haunting breakout single Distrust that attracted critical acclaim and over a million streams on Spotify. Her live shows have been described as ‘Euphoric’ and ‘Ethereal’ by the IRISH TIMES and HOT PRESS.

ROE’s brand new single Wasted.Patient.Thinking has just been released and is already gaining strong reviews for what CLASH describes as “endearingly infectious melodies intermingling with the kind of self-effacing lyricism that makes her “grumpy” tag seem well-earned’.


Friday 17th November


Malojian Lurgan’s Stevie Scullion has been recording under the Malojian moniker since 2012. His Americana sound with softly-sung lyrics has its own distinct tone. With a knack for crafting great lines and memorable tunes tinged with nostalgia, every Malojian performance creates a world of its own. Over the last few years, Malojian has released 4 stunning solo albums, along the way collaborating with some musical legends, including Steve Albini, who earned his chops producing Nirvana, The Pixies etc.

His latest album Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home released on 6th October 2017 features Joey Waronker (Beck, REM, Atoms For Peace) on drums, and Gerard Love (Teenage Fanclub) on bass. But it’s Malojian’s own voice and songs that sets him apart from the crowd. Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home has been universally well received since its release. You may already know and love Malojian’s sound. Lots of people do: 

Have a listen to Ambulance Song from Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home:

Sorcha Richardson Sorcha Richardson is an indie songstress from Dublin, based in Brooklyn, New York. Since releasing an EP of bedroom-made demos in 2012, she has been honing her style of alternative-pop music with singles Petrol Station, LostRuin Your Night and 4AM, receiving airplay from BBC Radio 1 and praise from Zane Lowe. Sorcha launched her latest single Waking Life in September 2017 to a packed room at the Grand Social in Dublin. October 2017 sees Sorcha play as special guest for Imelda May on her Irish Tour. 

Her gorgeous voice and honest lyrics have captivated audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Richardson has played sets at the Brooklyn Northside Festival and New York City’s CMJ, and several other festivals, as well as a number of headlining shows. 

Check out the Waking Life video:

Clash Magazine describes this as ‘a wonderful piece of electronic pop, mature of lyric and resplendent of vocal’.