What is it about love that makes us keep coming back for more, even when we know that it’ll all probably end in tears…?

For one thing, a broken heart often leads to some of our most moving art, whether it’s a painting, a poem, a movie or an album.

Some of the greatest songs ever written were composed through a haze of tears, and it is these heartbreaking creations that devilish divas Flo McSweeney and Carmel McCreagh will be delivering at The Whale – especially for Valentine’s Day.

Aided and abetted by the legendary Fiachra Trench on the piano – this is the man, incidentally, who has provided strings, expert knob-twirling and inspiration on numerous classics, from Astral Weeks to Fairytale Of New York – the ladies will sing the blues for all those who have been there, kissed that, and have the emotional scars to prove it.

So, whether you’re currently lucky or unlucky in love, this is a night when the sweet, seductive sting of careless love will be presented in all its towering, cowering glory. Are you ready to be heartbroken all over again…?


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