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If you’re like me, you’re currently obsessing over the Netflix TV show Stranger Things and its mix of ET, The Goonies, Pan’s Labyrinth, Close Encounters, Stand By Me, Silent Hill and Super 8. Stephen King meets Steven Spielberg meets Guillermo Del Toro. While the four kids are the big stars of the show, the music… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2016

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Knockanstockan is this weekend and as they told me in the Irish Times, the festival is taking a break in 2017. That means that this year’s event, with three days and special surprise guests will be even more cherished by the people in attendance. To that end, here is some homework, a preparatory playlist of… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2016

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Knockanstockan is fast approaching this weekend and today, on the Irish Times, I talked to festival director Bettine McMahon about why after ten years of championing Irish music, the festival will take a break. We also talked sponsorship, the lack of hierarchy, the secret bands playing the festival this year and more. Check that out… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2016

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon  Tuesday July 19 Ruby Sessions:  Bad Sea / Eve Belle / Where Seas Collide, The Bootleg Beach Boys @ Doyle’s (€6, 9pm) [Acoustic showcase] Read my interview with Conor Ruby Sessions. Wednesday July 20 Rufus Wainwright @ NCH (Sold out) [Singer-songwriter] Seated show…. Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2016

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I’m a big fan of Spotify for hearing new songs and I already offer you regularly updated playlists including the best new music and the best Irish tracks, DJ chart and albums list. While those playlists are added to regularly, I thought it’d be nice to have a new weekly one a la Discover Weekly… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2016

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Richie Egan (Jape) is the latest guest on Jarlath Regan’s An Irishman Abroad podcast and the interview features some frank and honest words from Egan. Egan talks about his thoughts on his position as an artist in the world and where he fits in, he talks about moving to Malmo and the cultural and social… Read more »

Posted on July 18th, 2016

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from Body Language, Alunageorge, Banks, Roisin Murphy, Trim, Darkstar and Fonkynson. Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud playlist. 1. Talos – ‘Your Love Is An Island’ The Cork musician drops a lush new song. Cork man Eoin French has… Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2016

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Canalaphonic Festival returns on September 23rd and 24th and in May, the organisers teased some first names in May but we’ve got some more for the Rathmines based festival today. Additions Sample Answer Mick Pyro Maud in Cahoots Gavin Glass Nick Kelly The Sour Seeds Flecks CC Brez Aine Cahill New Valley Wolves Fox Jaw… Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2016

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Another Love Story, that magical little small festival in Killyon Manor is back in August from the 19th to 21st near Kinnegad, County Meath and Homebeat and Happenings have put together an appropriately bespoke and throughtful lineup of music, art, performance, talks and food to cater to your loved up hearts in the 18th century… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2016

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