Iceland has really shown other small countries (by other countries, I mean Ireland primarily) how to make yourself a music destination. With Airwaves keeping things lit in Reykjavik, ATP having touched down there earlier this year and now, recently Sonar has been taking itself north for a couple of years along with its regular spot… Read more »

Posted on October 15th, 2015


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This year’s Hard Working Class Heroes lineup of new bands is a tough one. Primarily because there are so many new bands to see for the first time and secondly, because the quality of those unseen is greater than in previous years. This year, the tracks on the Breaking Tunes profiles are well-produced and suggest… Read more »

Posted on September 28th, 2015


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Homebeat’s very tiny festival in Cahirdaniel, Co. Kerry, Fading Light is back at the end of October from the 23rd to the 26th and will feature music from: Conor Walsh, Margie Lewis, Lasertom (DJ set), Wounded Healer, AE Mak, Anna Mieke Bishop and Colour Canyon. The whole thing is like a house party/retreat but there’s… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2015




After this weekend’s inaugural Sounds From A Safe Harbour went down a treat, two more festivals have returned with news of lineups for Cork. The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has announced its lineup for its 37th year for 22nd – 26th October, which includes non-jazz acts The Coronas, Gary Numan, The Drifters, Booka Brass, Jerry… Read more »

Posted on September 23rd, 2015


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This Saturday, Boxed Off Festival featuring Daniel Avery, TEED, Nina Kraviz, HNNY, Detroit Swindle, DJ Deece, Patrick Topping, Jonas Rathsman, Kaily, and many more are hitting Fairyhouse, Co. Meath for a brand new dance festival by Bedlam – Boxed Off. 4 concrete/indoor stages will host the acts and stage times are here. BOXED OFF FESTIVAL… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2015


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Metropolis Festival in the RDS in Dublin on 7th and 8th of November has just added a load of acts to its lineup: Hot Chip, Vic Mensa, Le Galaxie, Formation, Booka Brass Band, Flight Facilities, Omar Souleyman, Vince Staples, Trinity Orchestra (performing LCD Soundsystem), Floating Points, Four Tet, White Collar Boy, Gemma Dunleavy, CLU, Benji… Read more »

Posted on September 10th, 2015


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Next weekend, the Sounds From A Safe Harbour festival will take over the port and city of Cork. Curated by Bryce Dessner of The National, the festival will feature shows from The Gloaming, Wild Beasts,Julianna Barwick, My Brightest Diamond, Sam Amidon, a collaboration between Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Amiina, This Is How… Read more »

Posted on September 9th, 2015


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Please enjoy my hour-long mix of tunes from artists playing Electric Picnic this weekend as first broadcast on TXFM last night. Take it with you in the car to Stradbally! Here are the Electric Picnic stage times and My Spotify playlist with a track from each act playing.. Nialler9 Electric Picnic mixtape Hundred Waters – ‘Show Me… Read more »

Posted on September 4th, 2015


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Just when you thought it was too late. I had a pair of Electric Picnic tickets to giveaway courtesy of Bacardi who have a great lineup of DJs in Stradbally this weekend including Maurice Fulton, The Reflex, George Fitzgerald, Kelly-Anne Byrne and Jackmaster among others. All you have to do is enter the Gleam comp… Read more »

Posted on September 2nd, 2015