‘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… Read more »

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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Sea Sessions have announced the acts lined up to play the festival in Bundoran, Co. Donegal from Friday June 23rd to Sunday June 25th. Headlined by Primal Scream, who had to drop out last year the lineup is: Primal Scream The Coronas SIGMA Foy Vance All Tvvins Badly Drawn Boy Mr Scruff Dreadzone Little Hours… Read more »

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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In typical cyclical fashion, that ’90s R&B sound we all discovered through Atlantic 252 and later, (if you were lucky to have a satellite dish a home), The Lick with Trevor Nelson is making its way back into the charts. Starting back in 2013 with AlunaGeorge’s cover of Montell Jordan’s ‘This Is How We Do… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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Win Free entry: Wednesday:  The Redneck Manifesto @ Whelan’s Saturday: Lumo Club @ Yamamori Tengu To enter: Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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Castlepalooza have announced the first bands and comedy acts for this year’s festival in Charleville Castle, Tullamore from August 4th to 6th this year (the festival moves back to its original dates this year). Announced today are: Wild Beasts Girl Band Waze & Oddysey I Have A Tribe Shit Robot David Kitt Lumo Club Heroes In… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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The Grammys took place last night and the winners list is here, though it must be said, the Grammys have repeatedly shown themselves to be culturally irrelevant in the winners of the awards. Adele’s OK album winning over Beyoncé’s for album of the year continues the problem that a black artist has in winning one… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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As rumoured last week, Arcade Fire have been announced for a Dublin gig at Malahide Castle in North County Dublin on Wednesday June 14th. Tickets are €69.50 + fee on sale at 9am this Friday, February 17th from Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.ie on sale at 9am this Friday from Ticketmaster. Also announced, for the first… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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As rumoured and confirmed in the last week, Prince’s back catalogue is now on Spotify, Google Play, and Amazon Music Unlimited to coincide with the Grammys. Other services including Apple Music and Deezer are expected to get it tomorrow. It features music from the years 1978 to 1996 and then his two most recent albums… Read more »

Posted on February 12th, 2017

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