The National Concert Hall is presenting its Perspectives series 2018 a series of gigs that aims to ‘get you thinking, open your mind and stretch your imagination’.

Gigs include:

Ambient musician Harold Budd on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st April 2018. Tickets priced at €25

American vocalist Haley Fohr orCircuit des Yeux on Sunday, May 13th. Tickets priced at €20.

Pianist and producer Thomas Bartlett and contemporary classical composer Nico Muhly performing Balinese Ceremonial music on Wednesday, June 6th. Tickets priced at €25.

Founding member of The Velvet Underground John Cale on Saturday, June 16th. Tickets priced at €30.

Norwegian pop artist Susanna performing her Go Dig My Grave album on Tuesday, September 25th. Tickets priced at €20.

All tickets go on sale this Friday March 2nd and are available from

Posted on February 28th, 2018


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I spend most of my day listening to music of all tempos and styles, so when I get close to the night, and bed is calling, I rarely put on music. I used to fall asleep with headphones in my ears but those times are gone and sleep is more precious. Occasionally, my head will be buzzing too much with work and plans that I can’t relax. Music can help then.

Here’s a 3-hour Spotify playlist featuring music for such an occasion, for sleep-inducing, quiet times, for background noise, for night-marches into a deep consciousness or whatever you’re having your self.

It features music, ambient, atmospheric and minimal from Aphex Twin, M83, Brian Eno, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Jon Hopkins, Ebauche, Burial, John Foxx, Julianna Barwick, Tangerine Dream, Air, Stars Of The Lid, Boards Of Canada, Harold Budd, Laraaji, Arca, Nils Frahm and more. It will be updated again in future so subscribe. In the meantime, press shuffle and drift off when appropriate.

Next up on the themed playlists? Halloween, Running, morning time or something else? Let me know.

Listen to the ambient playlist

Nialler9 on Spotify.

Posted on October 22nd, 2015


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