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Sun, 20 Dec


The Grand Social

A. Smyth - Social Connections

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A. Smyth - Social Connections
A. Smyth - Social Connections

Time & Location

20 Dec 2020, 21:00

The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01 C3N0, Ireland

About The Event

The Grand Social Presents 

" Social Connections ' Live on the internet. 

A. SMYTH Sunday, Dec 21st 9pm 

Get your FREE tix here

We are delighted to have this new and outrageously moving lightning speed onto the scene songwriter. It is an absolute joy too have A. SMYTH with us. 


A. Smyth

New Single ‘River’- 20th November (Lover Records)

Announcing the debut album Last Animals out February 19th 2021

‘River’ video

Following on from Don’t Let Me Down at the start of October, the new single ‘River’ will be released  digitally on 20th November via Lover Records.

As A. Smyth expands “River is a song I wrote about that sense of loss you feel when you’re struggling to find your place in the world. Or even in your own life. It’s a kind of companion for those times, a song I’ve been leaning on a lot myself lately, and I hope others can find the same kind of comfort in it that I have”.

Also announced is news on the debut album, Last Animals, which will be released early next year on 19th February. The album was produced by Darragh Nolan (Asta Kalapa) and mastered by JJ Golden. “…we made Last Animals in January of this year, moments before the world was to change forever. Throughout the record I reflect on the effect we as humans are having on our home, little did I know what was to come.... Last Animals is made up of 10 songs, some big, some small, but all with something to say”.


1 Rain Boys / 2 Yeah You Said / 3 Don’t Let Me Down / 4 Say You Won’t Mind / 5 Me And My Old Man / 6 River / 7 Hero / 8 Out of the Disappear / 9 When It Calls / 10 Tempt


The forthcoming album’s first taster ’Hero’ (Oct 2019) racked up 338k streams with inclusion on Easy, Your Coffee Break and Breath of Fresh Eire Spotify playlists. It followed a series of equally well-received early singles released by A. Smyth over the last two years, including ‘Second Moon’, another add to Your Coffee Break playlist (alongside many other discovery playlists) with 642k Spotify streams to date, ‘Coming Back To You’ and ‘Fever’, both  of which featured in ‘Made In Chelsea.’  With the singles gaining early support by major Irish radio stations RTE Radio 1 and Today FM.

A. Smyth has sold out Whelans in his hometown Dublin, and performed at Ireland Music Week and Other Voices festivals  - with an appearance also on Other Voices TV show which aired this Spring. As well as performing UK/international showcases at Primavera Pro, Eastbound Festival and All Together Now (among others).

Video editing by Grace Cotter.

A. Smyth photographed by Mark Duggan.

Artwork Illustration and design by Ian Clarke.

Connect with A. Smyth via Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

For further information contact: lizageddes /

This project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme.

Social Connections is a series of 16 recorded live performances by a wonderful multi genre collection of Irish based artists. The Grand Social is delighted to open it’s doors with this fresh mixture of showcases by some of Ireland's most iconic artists and a chance to explore the new breed of songwriters who are taking the scene by storm. The Grand Social has teamed up with collectives, booking agents, other venues and a multiple of friends to create Social Connections.

The Grand Social is also delighted to be a part of the Live Music Venue Collective which has created numerous days of work for the live entertainment industry during the pandemic by working together across the country. Find out more here.

Please join us this December for any or even all of these amazing performances that will embrace you in the magic of music. Invite your friends and families from anywhere to the Grand Social. All tickets are free of charge and a live link will be mailed to you once you have registered.

Line up and date is here.

Dec 15th N.C. Lawlor 9pm

Dec 16th Jem Mitchel 9pm

Dec 17th Oliver Cole + Friends

Dec 18th Aoife Nessa Frances 9pm

Dec 19th Leila Jane 9pm

Dec 20th A.Smyth 9pm

Dec 21st The X Collective w/ Toshin, Shiv, Shy Mascot 9pm

Dec 22nd The Young Folk ( Elgin) 9pm

Dec 23rd Mongoose 9pm

Dec 24th Lemoncello 9pm

Dec 25th Liam Ó Maonlaí 9pm

Dec 26th MUNDY 9pm

Dec 27th SACK 9pm

Dec 28th SON 9pm

Dec 29th The Zen Arcade (former members from the Strypes) 9pm

Dec 30th Ryan O'Shaughnessy 9pm

Each performance will be accompanied by the work of Douglas O’Connor, a Dublin based photojournalist, who has spent a life time walking the streets of Dublin, camera in hand. Since the lockdowns began in 2020 he has continued to document the city in all of it’s nakedness, shy of people.  Walk the quiet streets of Dublin through the eyes of Douglas O’Connor.

This series of images is taken from his book “Eat Yer Rent, Dublin Lockdown 2020” and can be seen at:

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