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“My Soul waits for Monday at The International.”
Review of The Monday Echo

The Monday Echo
Ranked #147 of 289 Nightlife in Dublin
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Monday Echo is a songwriter and spoken showcase every Monday night. Each week, a different line up of about 7 local artists perform short sets of their own work. The night takes place in a traditional pub setting with no microphones or amplification. This "listening venue" makes it possible to hear every detail in the music and voices. The show happens every Monday in the basement of the Mezz bar in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar district. The audience can reach the candlelit basement venue via a series of corridors and back stairs. Best to ask for directions at the main bar.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed 16 May 2014

The best place in Dublin to be on a Monday night. An actually, honest to god intimate venue (you're practically sitting on the stage) where you can just hear exciting poets and musicians in real life. For aspiring performers it's the safest, most welcoming space in Dublin try out your stuff in front of a crowd. The stew's pretty good too.

Thank John G
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

♫Lets go Monday Echo la la la la
It's great craic from the get go la la la la
Aidan Murphy makes the sets flow la la la la
he hosts a pretty great show la la la la ♫

A great evening of poetry and song in a very cosy venue. A real gem.

Thank Chrismclaughlin84
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

A truly eclectic mix of all things weird and wonderful, this weekly acoustic night boasts the entire spectrum from supreme talent to extreme characters. Hosted with endless patience, tact and good humour, the night starts with a showcase of singers/spoken word performers and finishes up with an open mic section where anything can happen. More diversity than a box of odd socks, this night is a must do for visitors looking for a cross section of natives, blow ins and some damn good homegrown entertainment.

Thank Lorraine M
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

For anyone looking for a night that is truly Dublin. This is it. A home to new and old voices, a way to start each new week with dreams in your eyes.There are a lot of poetry/songwriter type nights in Dublin. But none like this. None that will sit in your heart longer. None that will haunt you or revisit you so many times. Aidan Murphy provides the perfect balance on the night, hosting, selecting and introducing the acts with his usual humor and charm. There's always a new face on the stage, a new talent. There's always a perfect blend of acts, an open mic at the end and a few of Dublin's lunatics to keep things hilarious. So many of the big names in performance poetry and songwriting...first found their feet in this little basement and revisit it time and time again. My only regret is that I can't be sitting in that little audience, supporting Ireland's wonderful culture for words, more often.

Thank AlvyCarragher
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

This weeklly songwriter and poetry showcase is an underground (literally) cultural night that features different local acts every week. It's a completely acoustic in the tradition of Dublin pub sessions.

Thank Aidan M
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