The Olympia Theatre “This Sunday’s show ‪The Boomtown Rats‬ and Trouble Pilgrims is now completely sold out, sorry no more tickets available!”

Trouble Pilgrims 8:00
Boomtown Rats 9:15

Trouble Pilgrims_Boomtown Rats SOLD OUT at The Olympia Theatre Dublin


MCD Presents Boomtown Rats The Olympia Theatre Sun 6th Dec 2015 SPECIAL 40th ANNIVERSARY GIG!! With Trouble Pilgrims who will be playing The Radiators from Space T.V. Tube Heart 1977

The BOOMTOWN RATS with Trouble Pilgrims

Chevon Lives! with finishing note from St Francis Hospice Raheny.


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Chevron Lives at The Sugar Club Dublin with over €2,000 raised for St Francis Hospice Raheny.

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“Chevron Lives” was a special night for all involved and, hopefully, a diverse evening that Philip would have enjoyed.
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The idea was to try and encompass as many different strands of his interests as we could in one evening from readings by Roddy Doyle and Joseph O’Connor to Puca Puppets tribute to Agnes Bernelle through to a range of different musical styles from the folk of Larss Vincent with his Philip tribute song to Raymond Meade from Glasgow.

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A friend who had the Chevron magic on one of the songs on his last album. His brother Daniel forceful country songs included a tune from Hank Williams a firm Chevron favourite.
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Gavin Glass and his band played some tasty Americana.MC and DJ Karl Tsigdinos did a great job of keeping the music flowing and introducing the acts and Paddy McPoland clocked the stage times to a tee.
The evening closed with Philips former band mates, including Cait O’Riordan – who joined the Trouble Pilgrims for Kitty Rickets and Thousands Are Sailing as did Raymond Meade who took the lead vocals on the song.
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The Pilgrims set included songs from all four Radiators From Space albums which energised the attentive audience and closed the evening in fine rock’n’ form.

“Chevron Lives”will be back in some form next year and it will be, hopefully, something as successful as this evening was in raising funds and awareness for the great work of the St. Francis Hospice in Raheny and to the memory of Philip Chevron.

Special thanks TXFM Dublin, The staff at The Sugar Club, Paddy Mc Poland, Ian and Tom Ryan
Next Trouble Pilgrims Liveshow at The Workman’s Club Dublin Sunday 28th December 2014
Trouble Pilgrims-Workmans Club December 28th 2014

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Billy Bragg’s Jail Guitar Doors initiative come to Irish Prisons as one of Philips Chevron’s last wishes.

Jail Guitar Doors initiative comes to Ireland.
Jail Guitar Doors founder Billy Bragg said it so well “these guitars are not a gift, they are a challenge, a key to unlocking the door out of this place and for you to never return”. After the official handover Billy delivered a classic rendition of the Bob Marley’s Redemption Song. It was one of Philip Chevron’s last wishes to see his favorite guitars become part of The Jail Guitar Doors initiative.

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It proved the perfect vehicle to bring the initiative to Ireland. Master of ceremonies Paddy McPoland guided the presentation which included Billy’s emotive speech to the inmates as well as loving words from Philip’s sister Deborah Blacoe who also read a supportive letter from President Michael D. Higgins. After a performance from a number of inmates, prison band The Offenders and others, which included a rendition of Philip Chevron classic Faithful Departed, there were smiles all round which were a reflection of the restorative powers of music. It also was a tribute to the brilliant work being done by the music teaching staff in Mountjoy. The guitars were then formally handed over to Mountjoy campus governor Brian Murphy.

Remembering Philip – Chevron Lives!

Chevron Lives is an evening to celebrate the life and work of Philip Chevron .A number of friends and fans of his work are performing for a special night of celebration in The Sugar Club on Sunday 23rd of November (tickets at the door or at Details HERE

Photography by Aidan Oliver