Podcasts & & Premieres


John Carpenter’s five best soundtracks

John Kowalski selects the horror master's favourite works.

For the last two Halloweens, John Kowalski has shared his favourite Halloween soundtracks with us. This year, with the master of horror music John Carpenter is coming to Dublin next week to perform themes from his classic films and new compositions in Vicar Street, John picks his favourites from his catalogue. Like many people of… Read more »

Photo: Kathrin Baumbach.

Premiere: Orchid Collective’s hushed folk-rock debut EP Courage

The Dublin-based four-piece impress with harmonic-filled release.

One of the best sets I saw at Hard Working Class Heroes earlier this month was from the Dublin-based four-piece Orchid Collective. Their set in Wigwam showcased a considered, sonorous folk-rock sound from four lads who have been growing into their music. This week, the band release their debut EP Courage and over four songs,… Read more »


The Nialler9 Weekly Cork Gig Guide

Mike McGrath-Bryan picks his highlights for Cork including Friary Cork Festival, Homebeat @ Leap, Marc O'Reilly & Sam Clague.

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 »

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