These teenagers from Foróige in Cork, Trisha Sexton (14), Paul Woods (17) and Shane Keane (20) got together with Garry McCarthy from GMCBeats Workshops to make a song about bullying, depression & suicide. The teens are part of the Mayfield Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force Project and made the video themselves. The group also… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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After this past weekend, where Ballymaloe hosted the food and drinks-focused Litfest (which takes a break next year), another festival weekend is set to take place there from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July. The Ballymaloe Malt & Music Weekend takes place in the Big Shed in Shanagarry, East Cork and the music lineup… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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The Science Gallery Dublin’s latest exhibition is based around music, the tools that make them and the people who play them. Sound Check launches on June 9th and runs til September 24th and features: Sonic Bikes: Ya slip ta bang by artist Kaffe Matthews and Irish writer Mia Gallagher — Exclusively commissioned for SOUND CHECK,… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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BARE in the Woods went from a one-day festival to a three day this year but now the 2017 edition that was due to take place in Garryhinch Woods in Portarlington from June 9th – 11th has been postponed. The festival which was to have performers Kiesza, Right Said Fred, Helmet, House of Pain and… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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The Irish Museum of Modern Art has announced details of its summer party – Sunset Birth – on July 15th which is curated by artist Linder and musician Maxwell Sterling. The lineup includes the debut Irish performance by the Kuwait electronic and visual artist Fatima Al Qadiri, DJ king Greg Wilson, Cork electronic musician WIFE,… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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Life Festival is taking place in Belvedere House Westmeath this weekend and it’ll feature 5 stages of dance and electronic acts across 3 days including Dixon, Duke Dumont, Nina Kraviz, Maya Jane Coles, Eat Everything, DJ EZ and over 80 local acts. Below you’ll find the stage times for all 5 stages: Main, District, Index,… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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Wednesday May 24 Seu Jorge presents The Life Aquatic @ Vicar Street (€40) A Tribute to David Bowie from the actor/musician who performed the songs in the film. Maria Kelly @ The Bowery (€10, WIN PASSES) Launch of the The Things I Should EP CreateSound Social with Daithí @ MVP (Free) Aimed at supporting local producers & helping… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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The Tivoli Theatre will not be turned into a six-storey 289-bed aparthotel for now as Dublin City Council has rejected the owner, Anthony Byrne’s application to level the building, as was originally reported in January. Concerns were brought to the council over the potential loss of a cultural facility in the Dublin 8 area. Those… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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THURSDAY MAY 25TH Somerisesomefall @ Coughlan’s Live (9pm, €10) Americana with an Irish touch from the Cork folk-rock supergroup, launching new album ‘Some Climb.’ Eve Clague @ The Brú (9pm, free) Cork-based singer-songwriter unveils a setlist of new material at the McCurtain Street venue/hostel. The Fontaines @ Crane Lane Theatre (midnight, free) A double-dose of… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

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Atmospheric indie rock band Pumarosa released their debut album The Witch today on Fiction and it coincides with the announcement of a Dublin date at the Workman’s Club, Dublin on Friday 24th November. Tickets priced €16 go on sale Monday 22nd May at 9am through Ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide. Check out ‘Priestess’ and the… Read more »

Posted on May 21st, 2017

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Body&Soul’s new stage The Library of Progress at the festival in Ballinlough Castle is pitched a place to “champion critical thinking & human curiosity.” The Library of Progress’ is inspired by Body&Soul’s original ethos of being an incubator of great ideas and being ahead of the curve. The Library of Progress is a positive subversion… Read more »

Posted on May 19th, 2017

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Room For Rebellion will follow up their simultaneous London/Dublin parties for the Repeal the 8th campaign with two more Friday in Belfast’s Pavilion Bar and London’s The Yard for Abortion Support Network. Lineups: London: Shanti Celeste, Peach, Cáit, Jay D Belfast: Lolz, Elll, marion Hawkes

Posted on May 18th, 2017

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