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Old Dec 24th 2009, 11:49 am
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Hi all

Myself and the wife might be moving to Abu Dhabi in August to teach English for a couple of years and was wondering about live music there.

Essentially I am a semi professsional musician (vocalist/guitarist) doing covers in pubs/nightclubs/private functions etc. I have played in a band here in Dublin for years and also play solo doing acoustic stuff. It has always been a nice sideline to supplement my income and also it is just something I enjoy doing.

Are there any pubs in abu dhabi that have live bands/musicians on? I would assume some of the Irish themed pubs would but I just don't know for sure. Anytime I look it up all I find out is information about DJ's and dance clubs etc.

Any info greatly appreciated
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Theres live Music is The Crowne Plaza Hotel most nights and a lot of the regulars are Irish..this is were they have the St Patricks day ball and most of the Irish events.

There is also Pj o reilleys but I think this mostly DJ music.

If you look at the Irish society in Abu Dhabi website you will see loads of pictures from past events in the crown plaza.
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i think there are a quite a few places with live music...heroes for sure, but i've forgotten where that is, although it was a filipiina band...the ad crowd should be able to fill you in more...

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PJ's used to have a band playing...
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You don't mention what type of music but if it's traditional Irish you could try contacting this lot: http://www.inis-oirr.com/
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Cheers to all for the replies

Just to elaborate for Hawkwind on the kind of music I play. Well basically I play anything and everything depending on the crowd. Ranges from The Beatles, Stones, Kinks through to more modern stuff like The Killers, U2, Snow patrol etc etc. I do a few Irish tunes depending on the crowd and as I play harmonica also I will do a few Neil Young/Bob Dylan tunes again depending on the crowd.

It is interesting to see you mention gigs in hotels like The Crowne Plaza, as I actually play once a month in The Hilton and The Marriot hotel here in Dublin so I am used to that kind of gig as well

This is actually a vid of me playing in The Hilton last summer. Forgive the darkness and the sideways nature of the clip as well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YIj0XuMfQY
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Hi all

Myself and the wife might be moving to Abu Dhabi in August to teach English for a couple of years and was wondering about live music there.

Essentially I am a semi professsional musician (vocalist/guitarist) doing covers in pubs/nightclubs/private functions etc. I have played in a band here in Dublin for years and also play solo doing acoustic stuff. It has always been a nice sideline to supplement my income and also it is just something I enjoy doing.

Are there any pubs in abu dhabi that have live bands/musicians on? I would assume some of the Irish themed pubs would but I just don't know for sure. Anytime I look it up all I find out is information about DJ's and dance clubs etc.

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You teach English and start a sentence with 'myself and the wife'? Not to mention the other errors.

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You teach English and start a sentence with 'myself and the wife'? Not to mention the other errors.

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FWIW there are entire lessons in the EFL program on how to write informal emails and posts. Slang/elipsis/collocations etc. This would be a model example. Were I to write you a formal letter, the content would be rather different
Read your first sentence again. It's awful, as well as ungrammatical and incorrect, even in informal use.

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Really not looking to get into an internet tit for tat here, and my query is solely on the live music scene in Abu Dhabi. I am posting on an internet forum. I am well aware that my opening salvo is grammatically incorrect. This forum is informal, therefore I am just rattling off in an informal fashion. As mentioned above, were I to write to you in a formal letter, the content would be very different.

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You teach English and start a sentence with 'myself and the wife'? Not to mention the other errors.

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I think that anybody who entertains in the UAE..singing or Dj'ing etc need to be licensed by the municipality. A friend of mine was over and we wanted to do an informal "jam session" at a club but he couldn't because of the above.

I do know musicians here who work full time at "day jobs" and work evenings at clubs/ pubs etc, but the venue needs to license them
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That is great info everyone.

Thanks
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Read your first sentence again. It's awful, as well as ungrammatical and incorrect, even in informal use.

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