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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from Bibio, Tourist, David August, Kaytranada, Shura, Kelly Lee Owens and more. Hit the last page for the Soundcloud playlist. 1. Empress Of Woman Is A Word A strong offcut from the recent album from the electronic pop musician. Empress Of’s… Read more »

Posted on March 21st, 2016

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The Nialler9 radio show airs live every Thursday night from 10pm to Midnight on 105.2FM TXFM. Like this website, it’s a new music show featuring myself presenting my favourite tunes.Last night’s show was Patrick’s Day so Listen: Part One | Part Two. | Part Three Part One Kendrick Lamar – I All Tvvins – Unbelievable… Read more »

Posted on March 18th, 2016

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The talented Cavan singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill has made a welcome return with news of her third album, and followup to the 2013 Same Cloth Or Not album. ‘Pothole In The Sky’, the title track is a pleasing reintroduction to her storytelling sound. “On my way to heaven, I hit a pothole in the sky,” she… Read more »

Posted on March 16th, 2016

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Email to be in the draw for free entry: Wednesday: Mother with Crazy P, Kelly-Anne Byrne &  Nialler9 @ The Church (€16, 10pm) Wednesday: Out To Lunch with Young Marco & Intergalactic Gary @ Bar Tengu (€12.50, 10pm) Paddy’s Day: Local Talk Records with Mats & Tooli @ Tengu (10pm) Saturday: BoNs Synth Ensemble: Rounds @ St Patrick’s Cathedral (€8) How to enter free… Read more »

Posted on March 15th, 2016

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For the last couple of years, I’ve been compiling an up to date playlist of modern Irish music to celebrate and coincide with St. Patrick’s Day. This year, I wanted to do something more to date and to roll it out across the year to coincide also with my weekly Irish Times column of new… Read more »

Posted on March 14th, 2016

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Terribly sad news has reached today that the Mayo musician and composer Conor Walsh passed away suddenly yesterday. My thoughts are with his family. Update: His family posted a moving tribute on his Facebook page as per below. Conor was an immensely talented pianist and composer from Mayo who has been making music since his… Read more »

Posted on March 12th, 2016

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As a measure of how next level Kendrick Lamar has become in the last two years, last week’s surprise collection of demos unfinished or displaced is better than most artists’ regular albums. While To Pimp A Butterfly‘s sprawling dense ambition invited much listening and interpretation, untitled unmastered. is unburdened by any grand narrative. Its pleasure… Read more »

Posted on March 11th, 2016

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It’s been an unusually long journey for Jack Colleran from the time he first appeared as Mmoths to now. As he tells Jim Carroll in the Irish Times today, it’s been five years, some waiting around included. When the Newbridge kid first arrived, his music’s central appeal was that it was a naive, warm-hearted and… Read more »

Posted on March 11th, 2016

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It’s been a term of regrouping for Come On Live Long in the past year or so since the album cycle of Everything Fall felt complete. As a group of people, they’ve moved to different countries, and experienced major life events and as musicians, they’ve explored some once-off projects and tracks like ‘Trough’. Robert Ardiff… Read more »

Posted on March 11th, 2016

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