Yesterday, I revealed the full lineup of acts for the church at Other Voices, now here’s the full music trail list of acts, which are the events that are free and open to the public throughout the day and after the main gigs.

The previously announced artists are below. New are:

  • AE MAK
  • Ailbhe Reddy
  • Barq
  • Bernie Pháid
  • Brass Phantoms
  • Daoirí Farrell
  • exmagician
  • For Foresters
  • Hoodman Blind
  • Ivy Nations
  • Jafaris
  • Malojian
  • Meltybrains?
  • Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers)
  • Moon Looks On
  • New Jackson
  • Nialler9 DJ set
  • Óg
  • Phil Kieran
  • Planet Parade
  • Rosie Carney
  • Search Party Animal
  • Ships
  • Síle Denvir
  • Slow Riot
  • Stephen James Smith
  • Susie Blue
  • Swords
  • The Fontaines
  • Thumper
  • Ultan Conlan
  • We Were Giants
  • + Special guests

Yes, that’s a lot and it adds to the existing acts below. All Free. I’ll be DJing on the Friday night after the main event.

  • Bad Bones
  • Arborist
  • Soulé
  • TooFools
  • Jack O’Rourke
  • Farah Elle
  • Orchid Collective
  • Windings
  • David Kitt
  • Damolo
  • Ports
  • Rosa Nutty
  • Craig Gallagher
  • Cry Monster Cry
  • Beauty Sleep
  • Strange Attractor
  • Fangclub
  • Emily Barker
  • Majia Sofia
  • Marlene Enright
  • Land Lovers
  • Katie Laffan
  • Ruth
  • Jealous Of The Birds
  • John Cummins
  • Pat Dam Smyth
  • Ryan Vail

Posted on November 23rd, 2016

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Dublin duo Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon’s Æ MAK burst onto the Dublin music scene with the colourful ‘I Can Feel It In My Bones’.

The song’s exuberant pop harmony and rhythm stand out as much for their sound (influenced as they are by Merrill Garbus’ Tune-Yards and jazz singer Anita O’Day) as their theatrical performance style.

McCann and McMahon’s debut 3-track EP establishes those touchstones as their foundations. ‘I Can Feel It In My Bones’ kicks things off on the right path, ‘Sing Hey Love’ is positive pop that takes its lifeforce from the two singers’ alchemic tones and its simple construction of bassline and percussion while ‘Celestial’ and its snaking rhythm and childlike vocal lines shake off with delight.

Æ MAK’s music can be a bright light in a world that feels increasingly dark.

AE MAK are on the Nialler9 New Irish Music Playlist.

Posted on November 14th, 2016

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The brilliant new Dublin duo Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon aka Æ MAK are influenced by tUnE-yArDs and Anita O’Day and perform with an emphasis on rhythmic vocal lines and harmonies.

The joyous ‘I Can Feel It In My Bones’ is their calling card, an exuberant call indeed, and here, for their first proper single release for the track, the pair are joined by dancers for this heartening dance video, directed by Graham Patterson and choreographed by Ryan O’Neill.

The song is from Æ MAK’s upcoming debut EP due in November. Catch the girls live in Dublin:

Æ MAK gig dates

October 27th: The OB’ Live’s Repeal IT gig @ FOAM Cafe
November 11th: “Some Kind of Gathering” alongside Beach, Spudgun and Wastefellow @ The Sugar Club
December 15th: The 5 Band Bash Xmas Party @ The Academy

Posted on October 13th, 2016

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On Saturday April 16th, I am putting on a gig as part of Musictown, the festival celebrating music talent and culture in the capital of all genres by Dublin City Council.

It’ll be a part of the Minimum Maximum series of special events in unique spaces and it will take place in the Dublin Food Co-Op in Newmarket Square, Dublin 8 (previous places have included Monster Truck Gallery, Block T and Wood Quay Amphitheatre).

On the night, there will be a lineup Irish emerging talent and established artists featuring:

David Kitt, I Have A Tribe, AE Mak and more.

Following his nationwide solo tour that included a sold out Whelan’s date, David Kitt will be playing songs from his revered albums past along with new ones from his forthcoming seventh album due this year. Patrick O’Laoghaire’s piano-based missives under the I Have A Tribe name brim with emotion, honesty and storytelling. New duo AE Mak, Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon are influenced by tUnE-yArDs and Anita O’Day and perform with an emphasis on rhythmic vocal lines and harmonies. More artists to be confirmed.

The event is BYOB. Early bird tickets are sold out but late birds are on sale now priced at €20+.

Posted on March 16th, 2016

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Homebeat’s very tiny festival in Cahirdaniel, Co. Kerry, Fading Light is back at the end of October from the 23rd to the 26th and will feature music from:

Conor Walsh, Margie Lewis, Lasertom (DJ set), Wounded Healer, AE Mak, Anna Mieke Bishop and Colour Canyon.

The whole thing is like a house party/retreat but there’s also talks called Fred Talks, Righteous Verse spoken word, cycling, surfing, yoga and film screenings.

Tickets are on sale Monday at €65 + fees.

Posted on September 24th, 2015

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