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Title: St Patricks House Party Weekender @ The GPO, Galway, Ireland
Date Added: 04 Mar 2002

GPO St Paddy Weekend

Friday 15th March - Dj's Marshall Jefferson (Chicago), Noel Phelan, Dave Ingham & Desy Balmer

Saturday 16th March - Dj's Kerri Chandler (NYC), Greg Dowling, Shane Johnson & 091 DJs

Sunday 17th March - Stevie G, Kingsize, Cian O'Ciobhan & Cyril Briscoe

Club Doors 11pm Fri & Sun, 10pm Sat
Admission - Fri 10 Euro, Sat 15 Euro, Sun 10 Euro

Pub Trail DJs in Drum, Blue Note & Massimo From 9pm - Admission Free
Featuring Aran McMahon, Barry Redsetta, Graham Finn, Stevie G, Disconauts, Cyril Briscoe, John French & More

Enter a competition on DHN to win passes. We are giving away 2 weekend passes and a pair of tickets for each night. Closing date is 12th March 2002 Thanks & shouts to Ken @ the GPO for the passes.

This coming St. Patricks weekend we have invited some of Irelands house music DJ cognoscenti & two of the most influential International DJs / producers to join us in Galway for what is loosely titled "the house party" a weekend of pure house grooves. The main features of which take place in GPO nightclub with the added bonus of DJs in all the bars on the pub trail Massimo, Blue Note & Drum Bar.

Friday 15th March - Marshall Jefferson, Noel Phelan, Dave Ingham & Desy Balmer
Doors 11pm Adm. 10 Euro

Noel Phelan plays host on the mainfloor to "the godfather of house" and true originator Marshall Jefferson. Back as far as 1986 / 87 Marshall was responsible for producing two dance music classics "the house music anthem" - "Move your Body" & Phutures "Acid Trax". In 1990 having influenced and launched the careers of what reads like a whos who of dance music, Ten City, Kym Mazelle, Frankie Knuckles, Steve "Silk" Hurley & Lil Louis amongst others, Marshall took a 4 year sabbatical. He returned to his first love DJing in 1994 & today 8 years later he is still one of the most in demand DJs / producers worldwide. Nice & Nasty records Desy Balmer & Dave Ingham spin an eclectic alternative in Drum bar from 9pm.

Saturday 16th March - Kerri Chandler, Greg Dowling, Shane Johnson & 091
Doors 10pm Adm. 15 Euro

This is the night for house music devotees as Corks finest Greg Dowling & Shane Johnson team up once again with Kerri Chandler. Kerri has built up a huge following in Ireland and this can be credited to his many appearances with Greg & Shane at their legendary clubnight "Sweat" in Sir Henrys. These are three DJs who have remained true to their beliefs, expect deep & soulful "real" house music on the mainfloor.
Dropping hip hop breaks & beats Galways 091 DJs Frenchy, Lynam & Tiddlerz take control of Drum from 9pm

Sunday 17th March -Early - Greg Dowling, Shane Johnson, Disconauts, Graham Finn & Very special guests
Doors 12 noon - 6pm Adm. Free

Late - Cian O'Ciobhan, Cyril Briscoe, Stevie G & Kingsize
Doors 10.30 Adm. 10 Euro

Two very special treats in store, to ease the pain or maybe just an excuse to continue the party, (it is Paddys day after all !) doors open again from
noon for the legendary "hangover service" but with a difference as Disconauts Keith & Padraic, Greg & Shane, Graham Finn & "special" guests (?) man the decks till 6pm. Later (from 9pm) Cian O'Ciobhan, Cyril Briscoe, Stevie G & Kingsize take you into the late hours with a mix of r n'b, hip hop, funk, soul & block party beats spread over two rooms.

For pre clubbing over the weekend check out Massimo, Blue Note & Drum bar with DJs in all the bars from 9pm. Catch Aran McMahon, Stevie G, Disconauts, Graham Finn, Barry Redsetta, Cyril Briscoe, Cian O'Ciobhan , John French & many more.

Marshall Jefferson

There are a few DJs given the title " Godfather of House" and while most are deserving of the title, one stands out from the crowd as being the one that defined house music. His name is Marshall Jefferson. Marshall has been there since the beginning, when in 1986 he produced the platinum selling universally acclaimed "house music anthem" - "Move Your Body" a record first introduced by legendary club DJ Ron Hardy at Chicagos Music Box, seen as a defining moment for house music. In 1987 he produced another house music classic Phutures "Acid Trax" simultaneously launching the career of DJ Pierre.
Since then Marshall has continued to produce classic house music and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many of dance musics most successful DJs & Artists notably Ten City whose career he masterminded from '88-'92 co writing & producing the classics "Devotion" & "That's the way love is",
To add to his list of accomplishments Marshall has contributed to the success of Kim Mazelle, Frankie Knuckles, Lil Louis, Felix da Housecat & Roy Davis Jnr. amongst others.
So when finally we look at the house music spectrum in all its forms "deep house, acid house, garage & techno" you can be sure he has influenced them all.
Its 2002 and Marshall Jefferson is still one of the most in demand producers & DJs worldwide.

Kerri Chandler

Influenced at a young age by his father Kerri Chandler has been DJing since he was 9 years old & producing tracks in his own right from the tender age of 15. Growing up in New Jersey with Tony Humphries & Michael Watson he quickly developed a rich understanding of the New York underground sound and became one of the most successful artists of the last decade. Producing tracks for King St., Strictly Rhythm, Large, Nervous & his own Madhouse imprint Kerri has developed his own unique style with a mastery of rhythm & space fusing vocals, rhythms, heavy basslines and a thundering kickdrum.
Despite this success Kerri has always remained true to the spirit of the underground. In demand worldwide Kerri spins a sublime mix of deep, soulful, vocal & latin house, his goal is to enjoy what he does & to continue to make good house music. One thing for sure is he will continue to startle us as he has done from the very beginning with his first remix, redefining house music at every turn. Kerri has established an enviable reputation with Irelands house music devotees selling out venues on every visit.

Cillian []

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