Podcasts & Premieres

Irish rapper JyellowL reaches for something deeper on ‘Cold in the Summer’

The Word Up Collective artist addresses racism and oppression.

Upcoming Irish rapper JyellowL just dropped ‘Cold In The Summer’, a seven minute track detailing the issues that effect him as a young man of Nigerian / Jamaican heritage growing up in Ireland. “The title is a euphemism for racism, black oppression, police brutality and death”, he says. “It is an artistic reminder that racism… Read more »

Ensemble Ériu to release Stargazer, an album inspired by paintings of Jack B. Yeats

Hear 'Eileen Eile Well Ah' now.

Modern Irish traditionalists Ensemble Ériu have released some superb music that moves between trad and contemporary in recent years. For their forthcoming album, Stargazer, the band were commissioned to write the release based on the paintings of Jack B. Yeats by the Model arts centre in Sligo in 2014. It was recorded at the same… Read more »

Maria Doyle Kennedy – ‘Pride’

The actress trails a new album with an expansive folk track about accepting love.

The actor (Orphan Black, Redwater, The Conjuring 2, Sing Street), writer, filmmaker (she’s just completed her own film A Different Kind of Day) and musician Maria Doyle Kennedy returns to the latter with a new song ‘Pride’ to trail the release of a as-yet untitled album due later this year. The song has an expansive… Read more »

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