A new festival to take place by the seaside Enniscrone, Co. Sligo has been announced for 26th and 27th of May and the lineup features predominantly indie, rock, pop. folk and jazz.

The all-ages family-friendly festival will feature headliners like Hothouse Flowers, The Riptide Movement along with Rusangano Family, Wyvern Lingo, Meltybrains?, Interskalactic, The Side Up, Disco na mBo and more.

Weekend tickets start from €100 and Saturday tickets are €60 from Eventbrite.

Full poster below. Win tickets to the festival via the Gleam widget:

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Posted on March 28th, 2017


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Having just released her album At Swim, Lisa Hannigan has has announced an Irish tour for December. The dates are:

December 1st Seapoint Ballroom, Galway
December 2nd O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford
December 8th The Glassworks, Derry
December 10th Vicar Street, Dublin
December 12th Cork Opera House, Cork
December 16th Limetree Theatre, Limerick
December 17th Beaulieu House and Gardens, Drogheda, Co Louth
December 18th Unitarian Church, Dublin (all ages show at 2.30pm)
December 19th The Empire Music Hall, Belfast
December 22nd St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny
December 21st An Ghrianán Theatre, Donegal
December 23rd Theatre Royal, Waterford

Tickets on sale for all shows Thursday September 15th at 9am from Ticketmaster.

National Concert Hall announced its Autumn season and as part of it, the American drone-based ambient music duo Stars of the Lid will play Sunday October 9th. They will be joined by a crew that includes Luke Savisky, visual collaborator & projectionist; MFO, German lighting designer; Echo Collective (A winged victory for the Sullen’s string ensemble); Francesco Donadello (collaborator); Bobby Donne (from Kranky label-mates Labradford) and support comes from Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Tickets are €25 NCH

Wyvern Lingo have announced a headline show at Button Factory on December 3rd. In the meantime, they are supporting James Vincent McMorrow on his Irish dates. Tickets for The Button Factory cost €17.50 + fee and are on sale today from TM.

Here are all of their dates coming up:

24th Mike the Pies, Listowel, Kerry
25th INEC, Killarney, Kerry
26th Roisin Dubh, Galway
27th Cypress Avenue, Cork

1st Dolans, Limerick
2nd Kavanaghs, Portlaoise
3rd Button Factory, Dublin

Saint Sister are playing a unique headline show on November 5th at Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral. Tickets from €19 + fee from TM.

Lyra will make her Irish debut Upstairs at Whelans on 4th October. Tickets €13 inclusive of booking fee available from Ticketmaster.ie and outlets from Wednesday September 7th at 9am.

Vinyl & Wine, the vinyl listening club is to to exclusively premiere David Bowie’s lost 1976 album, The Gouster on Thursday, September 22nd in The Liquor Rooms. Tickets on Eventbrite now from €15.

Keaton Henson, the brittle English folk singer-songwriter is set to play the Olympia on Saturday February 11th 2017. Tickets for the seated show from €34.50 including booking fee and restoration levy on sale now from Ticketmaster.

Brian Deady is playing headline show at St Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny on Saturday December 17th. Deady recently signed a major label deal on the back of his excellent Non Fiction album. Support is from brother Colin Deady. Tickets priced at €17.50 plus booking are available from www.tickets.ie and Rollercoaster Records, Kieran Street, Kilkenny. Tickets on sale now. Doors 7.30pm.

Cathy Davey has released her new album New Forest today (album of the week for the Irish Times) and she’s embarking on a tour as follows.


Posted on September 9th, 2016

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Indiependence’s first lineup for Mitchelstown festival on August Bank Holiday was quite an established indie-rock announcement with names like Ash, Editors, The Strypes, The Kooks and Idlewild in there.

Today, the festival have added a local indie stalwart, The Frank & Walters along with these names:

  • Wyvern Lingo
  • Otherkin
  • Bitch Falcon
  • Mind Riot
  • CC Smugglers
  • Picture This
  • Elm
  • FangClub
  • Elephant
  • Wolves of Youth
  • State Lights
  • Bairbre Anne
  • Model Aeroplanes
  • Go Swim
  • Barq
  • Neon Wolf
  • Parliament Square
  • Jupe
  • Danny Battles
  • Brave Giant
  • Third Smoke
  • Cider Wasps

Weekend camping tickets for the festival now on sale at €119.

Posted on April 7th, 2016


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With each passing song, Wyvern Lingo show a new facet of their developing sound, especially on their forthcoming EP release on March 4th through Rubyworks.

‘Letter To Willow’ has them giving a Dirty Projectors-style vocal to a 90s-style song, ‘Subside’ also recalled a 90s feel, specifically the work of Fiona Apple with a jazzier influence.

‘Beast At The Door’ has Caoimhe Barry, Saoirse Duane and Karen Cowley confounding expectations somewhat with a song that delves into an suspenseful filmic darkness and the warning that “she will eat us alive,” as the song grows to match that foreboding warning.

Wyvern Lingo’s biggest Dublin show will take place at The Button Factory on Friday 1st April.

The EP was recorded in Cologne with Sierra-Leonean / German artist-producer Patrice Bart-Williams, while the songs were mixed in Paris by Philippe Weiss (Dragonette, George Clinton, K’naan). Additional recording for the title track took place in Dublin with Rob Kirwan (Hozier, PJ Harvey) at the controls.

Letter To Willow track-listing

1 Letter To Willow
2 Subside
3 Running
4 Beast At The Door

Posted on February 22nd, 2016



Bray three-piece Wyvern Lingo have a new EP out called Letter To Willow on March 4th. The EP’s title track harks back to a 90s pop/rock sound and vocals akin to the expressive power of the Dirty Projectors.

The video for the song by Simon Eustace just dropped and it’s a simple yet effective one-shot confetti-featuring clip.

Karen Cowley says: “It’s a really simple, one shot video. We had a lot of fun with the confetti cannons and special effects… In a nutshell, the song is about refusing to respond to someone who is trying to blame you for problems they have within themselves.”

Wyvern Lingo play a headline show in Dublin’s The Button Factory on 1st April after gigs Roisin Dubh, Galway on 11th March and Cypress Avenue, Cork on 26th March.

Letter To Willow track-listing

1 Letter To Willow
2 Subside
3 Running
4 Beast At The Door


Posted on January 28th, 2016

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Joanna Newsom is to return to Ireland to play a fully-seated show in The Olympia Theatre on Thursday 3rd March 2016. Expect plenty of songs from new album Divers. Tickets are €40.05 + fee (and restoration levy for the venue) on sale Friday December 11th at 9am from Ticketmaster.

As part of NYF Dublin, and an event called Street Feast at Stephen’s Green South (Between Leeson St. and Harcourt St.), Le Galaxie, All Tvvins and Wyvern Lingo will ring in the new year in an outdoor setting.

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve show are just €7.50 plus fee from Ticketmaster on sale Friday December 11th. More about NYF Dublin.

Harmonic pop act Lucius have returned with new music from their forthcoming album Good Grief due in March and to coincide, they announced a show at The Academy on the 5th April. Tickets are on sale today at €18 plus fees.

Blossoms, who you might have heard on the radio with the song ‘Charlemagne’ will play The Academy Green Room in Dublin on February 5th with support from The Vyrll Society. Tickets are just €10.25 + fee on sale now.

Posted on December 8th, 2015

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The Bray trio of Caoimhe Barry, Saoirse Duane and Karen Cowley aka Wyvern Lingo have been itching to get some new music out into the world, so much so that we gave you a live version of ‘The Worst Light’ back in June.

In the meantime, the band have been playing with the Hoze and by all accounts, went down a storm at Electric Picnic (video below). And now, I can give you a full preview of some of that new music in recorded form.

New song ‘Subside’ has a definite Fiona Apple feel to it, buoyed by a spacious bassline and jazzy rhythm. The girls’ melodic sensibility remain at the core of what they do. The single is released on Rubyworks on Friday 27th November. Tour dates around the release are below.

Tour dates

Thursday 12th McHughs – Belfast
Friday 13th Atlantic Sessions – PortStewart
Saturday 21st Shortts – Waterford
Sunday 22nd Dolans – Limerick
Thursday 26th Spirit Store – Dundalk
Friday 27th Kavanaghs Bar & Venue – Portlaoise
Saturday 28th Whelans – Dublin

Posted on September 23rd, 2015


Rising Irish trio Wyvern Lingo have been growing their audience and their songs in recent months since the release of their The Widow Knows EP and as the band prepare to release a new EP later in the year on Rubyworks, the Bray band have given us an exclusive look at a live video of a new song called ‘The Worst Light’ filmed by Lagoon Pictures and recorded and mixed by Gary White (Lamplight Studio).

Next week, the band rejoin Hozier for his UK tour.

Posted on June 23rd, 2015


The annual Faces magazine from State which features 20 of Ireland’s best new bands as picked by the site’s writers is here and it might be their best yet.

20 acts including Bitch Falcon, Profound, Dear Desert, Booka Brass Band, Wyvern Lingo, Loah, Pockets, Rocstrong, Buffalo Woman and more are featured. Check out the mag edited by Phil Udell, designed by Simon Roche with great photography by Olga Kuzmenko, Ste Murray, Debbie Hickey, Sean Clarke and Mark McGuinness.

There’s also a mixtape featuring a track from each. Check both out below or on their site. 4 of the bands featured: Bitch Falcon, Loah, Dah Jevu and Robocobra Quartet are playing a free gig in The Mercantile Friday night to launch it.

Posted on January 15th, 2015


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