Upcoming Show

The Salmon Leap Festival - Leixlip

The Salmon Leap Festival is a new folk and traditional music celebration taking place Friday 29 – Sunday 31 May 2015 at The Salmon Leap Inn, Leixlip.   Our show starts at 4pm on the Saturday.  

This year’s line-up features incredible homegrown talent such as Damien Dempsey, Kila, Sharon Shannon, Altan, Mundy, Luka Bloom & many moreCheck out www.salmonleapfestival.com for tickets and details of the tasty lineup!

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...and we're back....Christmas Gig Announced!


Christmas Gig at home in Campbells Tavern

After a lovely break since July, Nic and Noelie are now married and I have a little 3 month old boy. We're excited to march back on stage fresh faced and full of new material. We're keeping it local playing the gorgeous Campbells Tavern in Headford. Many people know the venue as it is the first place to sell out during the Galway Arts Festival.  It is to many a hidden gem ;Tim O'Brien, John Prine, Iris Dement, Guy Clarke are some of the few legends that have performed there. To us it's home.  Noelie teaches guitar in the Cloughanover music school upstairs which is fast churning out Headford's next generation of young musicians. The famous Thursday night singing session is hosted by Nic and Noelie and has been running for 15 years! Its walls have housed our engagement parties, birthdays, christenings and even Nic and Noelies wedding...for our first gig back and while my little Jimmy is still only 3 months, it is  the obvious choice of venue. As always with the Tav in December expect a bit of homely Christmas magic!  Looking forward to seeing  you all again and singing together on stage.  For tickets click here. Norianaxx

Upcoming Shows

May 20th 2014

Doolin Folk Fest - June 14th 2014

Where: Hotel Doolin
Details: Doolin, Co Clare
When: 5pm - 6pm // Sat June 14th 2014
Ticket info: www.doolinfolkfestival.com

Open House Festival / Belfast - June 21st 2014

Where: Open House Festival
Details: The Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast
When: 2.30pm // Sat June 21st 2014

Ticket info: www.openhousefestival.com


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More Recording!

February 2nd 2014

The Whileaways are gearing up to record some new tracks for release later this year. They are moving shop from Larrys Log Cabin in Tuam where the album was recorded to Nic and Noelies thatched cottage in Headford, Co Galway. The wonderful Liam Caffrey again is engineering the tracks. A great weekend in store. Pics and videos to be posted soon on the progress! Check out the upcoming festival tour dates filling out for the year.

Nic poses before doing a take!


The Whileaways at Campbells Tavern, Cloughanover, Galway

Nov 13 2013

The Whileaways will be taking part in Campbells Tavern Americana Music and Arts Month with a performance on Saturday November 15th - Doors at 8pm and tickets 12euro.  Campbells Tavern is homeground for Nicola and Noelie - check out their sessions in the front bar every Thursday night!. The Campbells website has all the details.  We will also be headed to Denmark next weekend for a night in Copenhagen...we look forward to seeing our Tonder Festival Fans there!  See details at The Greve Theatre Website.

Upcoming October Shows

October 4th 2013

Delighted to announce our upcoming gigs;
Oct 11th  - Whelans Live (upstairs), Wexford St, Dublin  - Doors 8.30pm - Tickets 10euro online or 12euro at door
Oct 17th Cleeres Bar and Theatre, Kilkenny - Doors 8.30pm - Tickets 10euro

RTE Radio 1 Big Music Week and October Tour

Sept 22nd 2013

The Whileaways are looking forward to performing in Killarney INEC on Tuesday October 1st as part of RTE Radio 1 Big Music Week along with Lumiere, John Spillane and a team of other great musicians. We'll also be doing a number of dates around Ireland in October and November which will be soon announced so keep in touch...so far we can confirm that we will playing Whelans upstairs on October 11th and Cleeres Kilkenny on October 17th. Below are a few photos we'd like to share of our fabulous shows at Tønder Festival in Denmark. That is one hell of a festival! We'll be back in Denmark in November 21st playing in the Greve Teater and Musik Hus in Portalen.



RTE Radio 1 Album of the Week

August 5th 2013

We were delighted to announce that The Whileaways Debut album is Radio 1 Album of the Week in Ireland this week (August 4th - 11th).  Big thanks to the Radio 1 team. Keep an ear out for tracks from our album and if you like make a request to play our music! 

August Tour Dates - for full details see Tour Guide

August 15th - Campbells Tavern - Headford, Co Galway  - Support for Tim O'Brien
August 18th - The Crane Bar, Sea Road, Galway - full gig featuring guitarist Gerry Paul
August 19th - Whelans, Wexford St, Dublin - Support for Tim O'Brien
August 22nd - 25th - Tonder Fest, Denmark - 5 piece band with Kelvin Busher and Eimhin Cradock

The Irish Times Review - 4 Stars

 Delighted with The Irish Times review of our album  describing it as "an audacious debut" "rich in its lyrical tapestry".  Have a read below. 

Upcoming Gigs in June 2013

After four wonderful launch gigs in May we have decided to hold an extra launch gig in Campbells Tavern, Headford, Co Galway on Friday June 14th. We travel to Westport Co. Mayo. June 15th to take part in the Westport Bluegrass Folk Festival. Further details are in our website tour guide.

The Whileaways Debut Album now out

The Whileaways album is now available on CD Baby and itunes and from our website of course - go to the 'shop' page to download the MP3 or order a copy.


CD Launched!

May 23rd 2013

Many thanks to the lovely audiences we had in Tralee, Dingle, Dublin and Galway for our CD Launches. We really enjoyed the show's and debuting at last as The Whileaways! We look forward to Westport next month. We plan to do a few more gigs during June and will keep ye posted.