oscar-300x300Now we all know that a dog isn’t just for Christmas it’s for life. So this week sees a host of Ireland’s hottest talent come together for Dogs In Distress. A great cause, some of our best loved homegrown talent on a Friday night in The Workmans Club, Oscar The Hypno-Dog has all the makings of this weeks Gig of the Week. The line up is set to include Conor O’Brien (Villagers), The Divine Comedy, Cathy Davey, Sharon Shannon, R.S.A.G, David Turpin, Harry Holler and many more. Tickets are still available and are €20, there’s also an album to coincide with the gig and everybody involved has given their time and royalties free of charge, so every cent from the gig and album go to this worthy cause.

Elsewhere, tonight Florence and the Machine are hosting a fancy dress ball down in The o2 tonight, tickets for that one are sold out. Christy Moore is over in Vicar Street.

Maria Doyle Kennedy is playing one of the prettiest venues in Dublin on Thursday. Tickets are €25 and still available.Those lovely Delorentos chaps are touring round Ireland at the moment with their Bullet In A Gun tour. They’ll be in Roisin Dubh in Galway on Thursday. Tickets are still available and are €18.

Friday sees The Coronas take on the mighty O2, with support from Roisin O and Ryan Sheridan. Tickets for that gig are from €39 and still available.

The Academy will be packed out on Saturday night for Ham Sandwich‘s sold out gig. Meanwhile Orla Gartland will be bringing her infectious beats downstairs to The Academy 2. Tickets are still available and a bargain at €6.50, there’ll be lots of Orla Gartland merchandise too if you’re stuck for stocking fillers. If neither of those tickle your fancy head over to Vicar Street for God Is an Astronaut. Tickets still available and are €23.

Wrapping up the week, those folky lads Mumford & Sons will be playing to a jam-packed O2 on Sunday night.

Everything else, as ever is below:

2012-12-11BorisCyprus Avenue€20.4Ticketmaster
2012-12-11Boris (Japan)Cyprus Avenue€20.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-11Christy Moore With Declan SinnottVicar Street€39.5 – 49.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-11HeathersPepper Canister Church€17.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-11Kris KristoffersonOlympia Theatre€44 – 57.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-11Lionel RichieOdyssey Arena€44 – 55Ticketmaster
2012-12-11The 1975Academy 2€12Ticketmaster
2012-12-12Christy Moore With Declan SinnottVicar Street€39.5 – 49.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-12David O’DohertyWhelan’s€17.50Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-12Florence + The MachineThe O2€39.05 – 44.05Ticketmaster
2012-12-12Kris KristoffersonWaterfront Hall Auditorium€38Ticketmaster
2012-12-12The 1975Oh Yeah music Centre€11.25Ticketmaster
2012-12-12Thin LizzyLimelight€29.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-12VerseChorusVerse + SOAKThe Workman’s Club€8.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-12Vladimir’s Viennese ChristmasOlympia Theatre€27.9 – 29.9Ticketmaster
2012-12-13Brian KennedyThe Workmans Club€25Ticketmaster
2012-12-13David O’DohertyWhelan’s€17.50Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-13DelorentosRoisin Dubh€18.35Ticketmaster
2012-12-13In Tua NuaThe Button Factory€16Ticketmaster
2012-12-13Jack BeatsFactory at Electric Garden and Theatre€From EUR 8.00 – 10.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-13KatatoniaThe Limelight 2€20Ticketmaster
2012-12-13Maria Doyle KennedyPepper Canister Church€25Ticketmaster
2012-12-13Sigur Ros – The Valtari Film ExperimentCyprus Avenue€From EUR 0.00 – 50.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-13Thin LizzyOlympia Theatre€27.5 – 39.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-13Willie White plus GuestsThe Laughter Lounge€From EUR 15.00 – 29.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-14Beth OrtonPepper Canister Church€22Ticketmaster
2012-12-14Christmas with Discovery Gospel ChoirChurch of St George & St Thomas€From EUR 12.00 – 15.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-14Colin Murphy plus guestsCity Limits Comedy Club€22.50Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-14Damien DempseyRoisin Dubh€33.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-14David O’DohertyWhelan’s€17.50Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-14DelorentosMasons Bar & Venue€7Ticketmaster
2012-12-14HorslipsOlympia Theatre€33.5 – 39Ticketmaster
2012-12-14KatatoniaThe Button Factory€25.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-14Mick FlanneryDolans Warehouse€22.9Ticketmaster
2012-12-14SpectrasoulThe Twisted Pepper€14.35Ticketmaster
2012-12-14The CoronasThe O2€39 – 41Ticketmaster
2012-12-14The StunningVicar Street€28Ticketmaster
2012-12-14These Charming MenVoodoo€11.25Ticketmaster
2012-12-15BENEFITMandela Hall€9Ticketmaster
2012-12-15Body&Soul Presents: John Talabot liveThe Button Factory€20Ticketmaster
2012-12-15Christmas with Discovery Gospel ChoirChurch of St George & St Thomas€From EUR 12.00 – 15.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-15Colin Murphy plus guestsCity Limits Comedy Club€22.50Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-15David O’DohertyWhelan’s€17.50Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-15David O’Doherty – MatineeWhelan’s€14.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-15DelorentosThe Limelight 2€14.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-15Fairyhouse Racing (National Hunt)Fairyhouse Racecourse€From EUR 8.00 – 12.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-15God Is an AstronautVicar Street€23Ticketmaster
2012-12-15Ham SandwichThe Academy€17Ticketmaster
2012-12-15HorslipsOlympia Theatre€33.5 – 39Ticketmaster
2012-12-15Kassem MosseThe Twisted Pepper€11.95Ticketmaster
2012-12-15KatatoniaDolans Warehouse€21.9Ticketmaster
2012-12-15Katherine JenkinsThe O2€50 – 70Ticketmaster
2012-12-15Lower DensThe Grand Social€16Ticketmaster
2012-12-15Mick FlanneryRoisin Dubh€28.9Ticketmaster
2012-12-15Mumford & SonsOdyssey Arena€31.5 – 35.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-15Orla GartlandAcademy 2€6.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-15PleasuredomeEmpire Music Hall€10Ticketmaster
2012-12-15RedlightThe Stiff Kitten€9Ticketmaster
2012-12-15The High KingsINEC – Gleneagle Hotel€25Ticketmaster
2012-12-15The ProclaimersLimelight€23.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-15Willie White plus GuestsThe Laughter Lounge€35.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-15Young WonderThe Workman’s Club€10.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-16Adolf Fredrik’s Youth Choir – A Carol ConcertChrist Church Cathedral€16.65Ticketmaster
2012-12-16Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Liam O’Flynn, Paddy GlackinVicar Street€35Ticketmaster
2012-12-16Bjorn AgainWaterfront Hall Auditorium€22.5 – 29Ticketmaster
2012-12-16David O’DohertyWhelan’s€17.50Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-16Glen HansardUlster Hall Belfast€24.5 – 27.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-16Grant Hart Band (Hüsker Dü)De Barra’s€12.00Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-16JAMES HUISHEmpire Music Hall€13.5Ticketmaster
2012-12-16Katherine JenkinsOdyssey Arena€40 – 70Ticketmaster
2012-12-16Mick FlanneryINEC – Gleneagle Hotel€22.65Ticketmaster
2012-12-16Mumford & SonsThe O2€39.05 – 44.05Ticketmaster
2012-12-16The Nualas Christmas SpecialThe Button Factory€19.50Gig Listings standard buy tickets now
2012-12-16The ProclaimersOlympia Theatre€29 – 30Ticketmaster