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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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This weekend’s Hay Festival programme in Kells is full of talks about books, food, art and history among other things and includes speakers like Lynda La Plante, Anne Enright, Myles Dungan, Diarmaid Ferriter, Rosanna Davidson and Brian Eno… Wait, what? Eno and Rosanna at the same festival. Amazing. Eno will be in the Meath town… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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John Grant’s third album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure has been announced for release on October 2nd The press releases references synthesizer merchants John Carpenter and Bernard ‘Black Devil Disco Club’ Fevre and suggests the album will be a mix of Grant’s electronic pop side and his ballad side. Guests include Tracey Thorn, Amanda Palmer and… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2015

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon  Ticket giveaways: Saturday: Absolut Pride Mother’s Dublin Block Party @ District 8 (5pm – late) Sunday: Electric Eel Shock @ The Workman’s Club How to enter ticket comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2015

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After their main stage appearance at Body & Soul, Meltybrains? are celebrating the overdue appearance of the vinyl of their recent ‘Donegal’/’IV’ release with a series of activities starting today. From their melty mouths: Today: MeltyMask Painting Master Class We will be providing a ‘master class’ in how to paint your very own melty mask…. Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2015

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It must have been the oncoming rush of festival season and this weekend’s Body&Soul Festival that resulted in a fresh sense of urgency about snapping up tickets as on Saturday, Electric Picnic sold out. Opium Rooms’ 1st birthday will be celebrated with two shows from Hollywood’s Sound Nightclub resident Lauren Lane and house and disco… Read more »

Posted on June 22nd, 2015

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With the proliferation of technology, the ease in which we fall asleep and wake up to music in the 21st century is something accomplished with ease. The composer Max Richter has gone further with SLEEP, his newest piece of music. At eight hours long, it is intended to soundtrack your sleep and to help get… Read more »

Posted on June 17th, 2015

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Promoters Bedlam launched their biggest event yet – Boxed Off, a new dance music festival in Fairyhouse, Co. Meath. Playing on Friday September 19th at Boxed Off will be: Daniel Avery, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set), Nina Kraviz, Patrick Topping, Detroit Swindle, Andhim, Jonas Rathsman, Pete Oak, Dense & PIka, HNNY, Breen, Kaily, Kophi,… Read more »

Posted on June 17th, 2015

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The annual Irish music showcase Hard Working Class Heroes has opened its application process for bands to apply to this year’s event which takes place from Thursday October 1st to Saturday October 3rd in Dublin. 100 acts will be picked by a panel of judges and bands who have played in venues across the city… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2015

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