HomeBeat & Nialler9 in association with O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beers proudly present the second season of Future Proof – a series of events showcasing essential emerging and established acts who are weaving themselves into the present and future fabric of the Irish music scene.
We are back for October 11th, November 9th and December 7th with Wednesday October 11th serving as our autumnal reintroduction with folk brothers Ye Vagabonds, dark electronic pop SYLK and violinist and vocalist Éna Brennan aka Dowry.
Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn aka Ye Vagabonds are Carlow brothers who have found a place for themselves in the music scene in Ireland through the help of more-established musicians like Glen Hansard, Villagers, Roy Harper, Lisa Hannigan and videographer Myles O’Reilly.
Their resonant folk style has been picking up fans ever since 2014 and has been picking up of late.
With their debut album on the way on October 13th, the brothers have released a preview track in ‘Song Long Forgotten’. Regular champion Myles O’Reilly provides the visual for the song along with artist Conor Campbell. The song is built with droning harmonium, strings and the brothers’ elegant harmonies.
Preorder the album on Bandcamp & catch the band at the next Future Proof on October 11th in Bello – full lineup and tickets tomorrow.
Wednesday 11th October Nialler9 x Homebeat present Future Proof in association with O’Haras @ Bello Bar Friday 13th October 2017 Official Album Lunchtime Launch at Marrowbone Books, The Coombe, Dublin at 3pm Official Album Launch evening show at The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin at 8pm
Saturday 14th October 2017 Pembroke Club D’Art Carlow, at 8pm
‘My Ireland’ is a poem by Stephen James Smith (you will know him from ‘Dublin You Are’, at least) commissioned for St. Patrick’s Festival set to visuals by Myles O’Reilly and music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Inni-K, Saint Sister, Loah, Ye Vagabonds. It was all produced, recorded and mixed by Conor O’Brien.
It’s a poem about the good, the bad and the ugly of Ireland: Savita, Magdalene laundries, Zig & Zag, Apollo House, thanking bus drivers, notions, Skelligs and Star Wars, Jobsbridge, The Fear, executions at Kilmainham jail, getting the ride in Copper Face Jacks. My Ireland “knows Dunphy is a spoofer”…
Written & narrated by Stephen James Smith Filmed & edited by Myles O’Reilly Produced, recorded & mixed by Conor O’Brien Violin & bouzouki by Colm Mac Con Iomaire Backing vocals by Morgan MacIntyre & Gemma Doherty (Saint Sister), Loah & Ye Vagabonds. Harp by Gemma Doherty (Saint Sister) Bodhrán by Stephen James Smith Closing song Guí by Eithne Ní Chatháin (Inni-K)
Knockanstockan Festival happens this weekend in Blessington Lakes and here are four bands and one DJ to check out per day.
Friday, The Burrow, 9pm
Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon met while studying music at BIMM. Their debut track ‘ I Can Feel It In My Bones’ takes influences from the energetic pop of tUnE-YarDs, African harmonies and jazz singer Anita O’Day. Live, they are a bright and bubbly melodic pop outfit.
Friday, The Burrow, 8pm
A newly formed band they may be, but BARQ are seasoned musicians having played with Hozier, Kodaline, Monster Monster, Damien Dempsey, Loah, Lethal Dialect, Ryan Sheridan and Zaska in the past. BARQ takes its cues from a love of soul, R&B and Radiohead. Debut track Gentle Kind Of Lies introduces their “Agrosoul” and rides a neo-soul groove with a fierce attitude and a touch of class.
Friday, Dimestore, 2am
Five years on from the first time I caught a Toby Kaar live set and he remains one of the most engaging electronic performers in the country. This year, he finally released a debut EP and the tracks on it give a flavour of what to expect from his live set: emotive cut-up Hud Mo-style electronic (‘SnapDragon’), Madlib-style beats (‘Fowl’) and hyperactive dayglo productions (‘Like Sapphire’).
Friday, Animal Barn, 11pm
Carlow brothers Diarmuid and Brían make Traditionally-rooted folk music with harmonies, fiddle and guitar. They’ve recently toured Europe with Glen Hansard and supported Villagers. The pair are currently recording their debut album so this is will make for a nice restorative break for both audience and band alike.
Sally Cinnamon & Donal Dineen
Friday, Caravan Club, Midnight
Two of the best in the business going back to back. Swell.
Body&Soul have announced the lineup for the Wonderlust Stage, in the walled garden in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Meath (There aren’t many tickets left for the festival by the way)
By day, there will be talks (with Goldie MBE), performances, stories and idea and by night, music takes hold.
Friday night, in association with Turning Pirate, presents Anderson, Ye Vagabonds, Old Hannah and Interskalactic. Other highlights including David Lyttle Jazz Trio, Altered Hours, Silences, The Great Balloon Race, Buffalo Woman, Anna B Savage, Evertides and Mongoose, along with DJ sets from Donal Dineen, Sally Cinnamon, Glammo and Cork’s Sunday Times crew.
Experiences, stories, exchanges and performances that feature the people, ideas and current happenings that are animating culture and society right now.
Expect participation from people and collectives that are upgrading the system and changing the way change happens. We are delighted to host Legendary Drum ‘n’ Bass DJ & Street-Art Pioneer, Goldie MBE in a special conversation with Una Mullally titled How Creativity Saved my Life. We have also commissioned DJ MEK to mix a rebellion inspired set, which adds to the revolutionary themes that runs throughout the Wonderlust weekend.
Other Highlights include: Revolution 101 – a toolkit for change with Senator Lynn Ruane, Mairead Healy & Grace Dyas (THEATREClub) (This conversation will be hosted by Kathy Sheridan and recorded for The Irish Times Women’s Podcast), Extraordinary Everyday Feminism with Margaretta D’Arcy, Lian Bell and Róise Goan, Cumann Rhyme with Me with Vickey Curtis, Una Mullally & guests, Power As Medicine with Ruairí McKiernan, Ruth Meehan, Emmet Kirwan, & Noeline Kavanagh, Slow Series with Aoife McElwain, Lisa O’Neill and Mari Kennedy and Thrive School with Clare Mulvany and Emmet Condon. Saturday and Sunday will also start with live immersive experiences brought to you by House of Yoga and The Yoga Salon.
Turning Pirate’s annual New Year’s Eve shindig is back in Vicar Street on December 31st and this year’s edition features:
Lisa Hannigan, Booka Brass Band, Niamh Farrell (Ham Sandwich), Ye Vagabonds, TooFools, Adam Matthews (Late Fragments) , Joe Hearns, Michael Hopkins (Planet Parade), Old Hannah, The Young Folk AND MC Karl Spain among with special guests promised.
Tickets TBC on sale at 9am on Monday 30th of November from Ticketmaster.