The Dolldrums

The Dolldrums


Lock up your daughters, the Pre-Renaissance Navan massif are coming to town!!


The Dolldrums, hailing from Navan, Co. Meath, are a four-piece rock outfit with a keen focus on melody and lyrics. The group was born when the band's front men and main songwriting force returned from a hedonistic summer of excess on a Grecian Isle. The two in question are Paul Clarke and Cormac 'Beef' O' Keeffe. The pair returned weary yet their thirst for music remained unquenchable. They recruited gifted drummer Baz Fitzgerald, (nephew of legendary guitarist Jimi Smith), with whom Beef had played in several bands prior to his departure to Greece. More recently bassist Paddy Smyth has joined The Dolldrums, and despite a broken bone here and a ruptured appendix there, the Dolldrums have hit the ground running. Evolution they say was the creation of no man but a band with a plan.

In an otherwise inauspicious weekend in September '07 The Dolldrums set off to Cherrybomb Studios in Dundalk to record three new songs courtesy of studio time won in a Battle of the Bands in bandit country. Two of these tracks, Magic Car and Ballad of a Wheeler Dealer feature alongside Sarcastic Swipes on the new ep, which you'll find at gigs.

With a large local following, one that is increasingly eager to traipse to venues afar, The Dolldrums are keen to spread their wings and in recent months the Dolldrums have begun to take flight on the live circuit. Gigs with class acts such as The Flaws and Ilya K have not gone unnoticed and in March, the Dolldrums played to a boisterously appreciative audience as part of the current IMRO Showcase tour.

The summer months see the Dolldrums embark on a tour of sorts taking in venues from Waterford to Enniskillen, with one of the highlights being a support to Cathy Davey at Le Cheile in Oldcastle.

Find out more about The Dolldrums at the following sites.


The new ep has no name. It does, however, have three rockin' tracks.

Set List

Set list is currently 10 original songs, it clocks in at approx 1 hour, here is a typical setlist:

Dead Dog
Balled of a Wheeler Deeler
Magic Car
Dream with me
Sarcastic Swipes
See me cry (and make me die)
Beat Kicks
The Other Ones..