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Knockanstockan have revealed the first 50 bands to play the festival at Blessington Lakes from Friday 22nd to 24th of July for its 10th year. They are: Æ MAK Raglans Overhead, The Albatross August Wells Beach The Altered Hours Booka Brass Band Vernon Jane Pretty Beast Enemies Sample Answer ETC. Feather Meltybrains? i am niamh… Read more »

Posted on April 8th, 2016

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The Nialler9 radio show airs live every Thursday night from 10pm to Midnight on 105.2FM TXFM. TXFM will close some time this year but the show continues until further notice. Like this website, it’s a new music show featuring myself presenting my favourite tunes. Listen: Part One | Part Two. Part One Imarhan – Imarhan Lil Silva… Read more »

Posted on April 8th, 2016

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Sherkin Island in West Cork will host a new festival called Open Ear on the June Bank Holiday weekend all about experimental music of Irish original from 3rd-5th of June. Open Ear is inspired by alternative festivals like from Unsound in Krakow and to Rathlin Island (which has hosted regular electronic weekenders) off the coast… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2016

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The Belfast house duo Bicep have been on some roll of late. Everything they touch has a sense of magic to it. Last year’s output included two tunes that due to heavy rotation were basically instant classics. The bleeping minimalism of ‘Just’ dominated but their collaboration with Hammer ‘Dahlia’ was equally moving. For a 2016… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2016

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Forbidden Fruit have added some names to its lineup in Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June Bank Holiday weekend June 3rd- 5th. First up are additions to the Friday lineup which include: Dizzee Rascal, Young Fathers, Katy B, Bodhi On Saturday, Mmoths and Steve Mason have been added. On Sunday, The Field (live) & Klingade (live)… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2016

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This Friday, Rusangano Family, who are God Knows, MuRli and MynameisjOhn, the Limerick-based rap trio will cement their status as Ireland’s finest rap group with the release of their second album Let The Dead Bury The Dead, the follow-up to their blistering debut. Here we have the band’s new video for the track ‘Lights On’… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2016

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Ceol Ar An Imeall will be back on TV screens from Thursday April 7th for its seventh season on TG4. The Irish-language-based music television show is one of the few remaining shows aimed at a youth audience interested in new and alternative music. This season new presenters Cian Ó Ciobhain and Eithne Shortall have taken… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2016

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Email to be in the draw for free entry: Friday/Saturday: Reverberation Weekend @ The Grand Social Saturday: Musictown: Bottlenote & the Irish Film Institute presents Sound of Silents (2pm) Cancelled due to health reasons: Saturday: Solar Bears, Sunken Foal, MMoths DJ @ Whelan’s (€14) Saturday: Sinead White aka White_Mice, Katie Laffan @ Unitarian Church (€11) How to enter free entry comps –… Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2016

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Out To Lunch is a monthly party which takes place in Yamamori Tengu. For their August summer party they’ll be doing two days in the venue from mid-day across the whole spot. Lined up for the weekender are Ben UFO, Damien Lynch, Steve Davis (yeah, the Oneohtrix Point Never-loving snooker-player), Mr Ties, Mark Ernestus, Traxx, Peggy… Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2016

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