The actor (Orphan Black, Redwater, The Conjuring 2, Sing Street), writer, filmmaker (she’s just completed her own film A Different Kind of Day) and musician Maria Doyle Kennedy returns to the latter with a new song ‘Pride’ to trail the release of a as-yet untitled album due later this year.

The song has an expansive acoustic folk vibe to it with Doyle Kennedy addressing the judgement of love between two people. She says of the track:

“The idea that two people find love with each other and want to celebrate and share that, I can never understand why there would be an objection to more joy in the world. Why some folks feel that they need to sit in judgement of others and that they may prescribe how others should love and live. I believe that the freedom to declare and celebrate your love with your chosen partner (as long as it’s their choice too!) is a human right”.

The song will be released on June 10th 2017 via Mermaid Records.

Posted on June 6th, 2017


Paul Noonan (Bell X1), Maria Doyle Kennedy, Gavin Glass, Ollie Cole, and Ian Doyle (The Man Whom) will perform at The Set Theatre, Kilkenny on April 26 to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.

The gig proceeds, at €25 per person, will go towards in aid of Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International. Tickets available from Set Theatre direct. Doors 7.30pm. More guests to be announced. Tickets go on sale this Thursday March 30 at 10am.


On April 26, 1986, the world’s largest nuclear disaster, Chernobyl occurred. 31 years on, it continues to affect millions of people all over the world, most of them children.

Adi Roche began working on Chernobyl in the immediate aftermath of the accident and founded Chernobyl Children International (CCI) in 1991. CCI develop programmes that restore hope, alleviate suffering and protect current and future generations in the Chernobyl regions.

Programmes include summer Rest and Recuperation to Ireland, de-institutionalisation, building and reconstruction, independent living and cardiac care.

A night for Chernobyl to mark the 31st anniversary will raise funds for Vesnova Orphanage and this summers rest and recuperation programme for Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children’s International.

Posted on March 29th, 2017

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Paul Noonan will take a break from Bell X1 with a new project called Printer Clips, an album of duets with Joan as Policewoman, Martha Wainwright, Lisa Hannigan, Gemma Hayes, Julia Stone, Amy Milan, Cathy Davey, Danielle Harrison & Maria Doyle Kennedy.

The songs were recorded in hallways, basements & bedrooms in Montreal, New York, Dublin & London. They’ll get their live premiere at The National Concert Hall on 24th May. The live show will feature Paul with Lisa Hannigan, Gemma Hayes, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Cathy Davey, Danielle Harrison & Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh. Music will be streamed online soon.

Pic by Rich Gilligan.

Posted on February 26th, 2014

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