Skip to day: | Mon | Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun Monday October 17 Rushad Eggleston @ Connolly’s of Leap (€11) Improvisational cellist, singer, and concertina player, support from Cormac Begley. Tuesday October 18 Abrústic Sessions: Clerk 5 & Spekulativ Fiktion @ The Brú, McCurtain St. (free) Cork rapper. Cuttin’ Heads… Read more »

Posted on October 17th, 2016

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Photos: Rich Gilligan. It’s not as much of a stretch to draw comparisons between the town of Dingle, Co Kerry and Austin, Texas as you’d think. Both have been magnets for musicians, artists, hippies and freaks of all kinds for years. Austin also happens to be located in what’s known as the Hill Country where… Read more »

Posted on October 13th, 2016

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Ramona Gonzalez aka Nite Jewel is an Los Angeles-based electronic artist. With a sound that moves between electro, synth-pop, avant-garde, R&B and funk across three albums, most recently Liquid Cool, released in June. Nite Jewel plays Dublin on Thursday night with support from Patrick Kelleher and Gemma Dunleavy in the Grand Social courtesy of U:mack…. Read more »

Posted on September 13th, 2016

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The annual Culture Night where buildings, museums, galleries and more open their doors to the public for the night is happening this Friday night. Here’s a selection of  music highlights of Culture Night events happening around the country. Free unless stated otherwise.  Full regional programmes. Website versions.  Apple Store and Google Play apps are also available. Dublin RTÉ… Read more »

Posted on September 12th, 2016

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‘“Stand On The Word”’ is a song that is steeped in club culture history. The original recording was made in 1982 by Phyliss McKoy Joubert and the children of the Celstial Choir at the First Baptist Church in Crown Heights, New York. A gospel album called Somebody Prayed For This was recorded and ‘Stand On… Read more »

Posted on September 8th, 2016

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Returning to Stradbally for Electric Picnic every year on the cusp of the seasons is like returning to your hometown at this point. Most things are in the place you expect, others have had a lick of paint and there are new attractions to check out, some gaudy and some just right. Electric Picnic 2016… Read more »

Posted on September 6th, 2016

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It used to be easy. When a musician wanted to send their music to a radio show or journalist, they’d get the relevant address, stick it in an padded envelope and send it in the post. But the internet complicated that system and now some people prefer digital (me, my laptop doesn’t even have a… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2016

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Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Spotify playlist | Stage Times & Map Knockanstockan Festival happens this weekend in Blessington Lakes and here are four bands and one DJ to check out per day. 1. AE MAK Friday, The Burrow, 9pm Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon met while studying music at BIMM. Their debut track… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2016

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Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Spotify Longitude playlist | Stage Times & Map Longitude Festival is this weekend in Marlay Park and as is customary here are the acts to highlight on your lists and timetables. 12 acts playing, 4 per day – you simply must see, according to Nialler9. 1. Kelela Friday, Heineken… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2016

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