Donal Dineen – BACKSTORY – Sat 23rd sept


Dónal Dineen’s Backstory Dances have gone from strength to strength recently with a new residency at the Commercial Rowing Club in Dublin and a series of acclaimed stages curated by him at Irish festivals making it a year to remember.

He returns to Connolly’s of Leap on September 23rd for the second installment of a new quarterly  residency in one of his favourite venues with very special guest, Hewan Mulugeta.

Tickets are €15 + booking and are on sale now.  all sales are final.

The impetus to start the night back in 2015 stemmed from his desire to find a home for the kind of dance music fire that he was unearthing in his search for tunes in dusty basements of record stores worldwide to write about for his Sunken Treasure column in the Irish Times.
It began as a project to gather together all the sounds he was collecting on vinyl from every part of the world and became a place for the like-minded to revel in the joy of music and the uniquely special experience of discovering it together on a dance-floor. The unerring attention to detail on the quality of the music has seen its reputation soar to become something of a touchstone for discerning dancers both in Dublin town and further afield.
The Backstory motto “All the colours, every dancing mood” has served it well and the atmosphere generated on one heady night after another has become the stuff of legend from its genesis in its spiritual home of the much-missed Jigsaw in the north inner city to its current incarnation by the Liffey Banks. 

The first Backstory in the Connolly’s series in July was an unforgettable night and for the second installment, Donal will be joined by an esteemed member of the Backstory family, Hewan Mulugeta.

Born and raised in Ethiopia, she brings an immense amount of knowledge to each and every one of her singular sets. Playing mainly grooves from the 1960s and 70s golden era of modern Ethiopian music, she also incorporates a range of other African sounds into a glorious melting pot that never fails to set the night on fire.

Dónal and Hewan DJ’ing together is a combination not to be missed.