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In partnership with Vodafone Centre Stage, I’ve been previewing the summer festivals and this weekend two of the most established medium-sized festival take place in Tullamore and Mitchelstown. There are previews for Castlepalooza and Irish debuts to check out to, with more to come this week, here is a playlist of acts playing Indiependence and… Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2015

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With Castlepalooza around the corner, I’ve teamed up with Vodafone Centre Stage to give you some festival anticipation through a guide to 12 bands to see and a Spotify playlist too. There’s also a competition for tickets too so get on that. You can also catch me DJing at the festival on Saturday night. 1…. Read more »

Posted on July 23rd, 2015

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Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Spotify | Stage Times With a festival like Longitude, you probably already know who you’re going to see from the bigger names (if not: Friday: Todd Terje, SBTRKT, Metronomy, Little Dragon / Saturday: Caribou (+Daphni), Glass Animals, Jungle, Alt-J, Hud Mo, Le Galaxie / Sunday: Chemical Brothers, James Blake,… Read more »

Posted on July 15th, 2015

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Here are a list of my most listened and loved records of 2015 so far with Spotify playlists for overall and Irish albums of 2015. Plenty more playlists on Spotify and Soundcloud and on the site. Don’t forget: you can also catch me on 105.2 TXFM every Thursday night from 10pm to midnight. Top 25… Read more »

Posted on July 7th, 2015

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Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail’s Sea Legs project birthed beguiling music that takes in Donegal fishing, coastal town living and moving music on their joint recent EP. Lavery himself is playing a Nialler9 show in Fitzwilliam Square this Sunday. In conjunction with their label, Quiet Arch, we are offering the stems of the song ‘The… Read more »

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

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If you were to pick the single best festival in Ireland at the moment, it’s certain to be Body&Soul. As I said last year, it’s the most beautiful festival in Ireland. The weather always helps but also does putting it on during the summer solstice, the brightest weekend of the year. It’s the attention to… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival  happens this weekend in Bundoran, rechristened Fundoran for those who make the trip to the edge of The Atlantic to what will probably be a sunny haven of surf, sand and tunes. Here’s my guide for who to catch at the festival and if you want more on Sea… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2015

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Body & Soul Festival does things differently. The festival on the grounds of Ballinlough Castle doesn’t just erect some tents and hire stages, it builds bespoke areas to house music and people, it embellishes them with installations, art and a thoughtfulness that makes for a special experience, taking in a walled garden, custom-built bars, an… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2015

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In an age where music festivals have become our de facto way of letting loose, it takes a lot for one festival to stand out from the crowd. Body&Soul does things differently. Combining a holistic approach with a creative one means an attention to detail that manifests itself through its location, its custom-built stages and… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2015

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