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English nightclubs reopened for the first time in 16 months last night

Today is what some have dubbed Freedom Day, the day that England drop all COVID-19…

Record Store Day Drop 2 is this Saturday – here’s a list of recommended releases and Irish shops participating

After the first run of Record Store Day on June 12th, the second drop day…

15 underrated Irish albums from 2021 so far

At just over the half-way point of the year, It’s time to shine a spotlight…

Podcast: CMAT on 5 examples of great songwriting

Like the podcast? Show support for Nialler9 on Patreon With five fine singles of countrified…

Pilot gigs are a step towards normal events NOT a glimpse of the fenced-in future

On Saturday, for the first time in 15 months, 3500 people attended a day long…

Podcast: Kojaque on sampling, accents, videos, Girl Band and MF DOOM

On the making of Town’s Dead, Dublin as a liveable city and
staying independent.

Gemma Bradley: BBC Radio 1’s newest Introducing presenter on her ascendant career

Derry native Gemma Bradley is a BIMM graduate and the host of BBC Radio 1’s…

Record Store Day is this Saturday – here’s all the info and releases you can get

It’s a different kind of Record Store Day than before but at least it’s happening.…

The Visual Artists of Irish Music #3: Emer Kiely

The Visual Artists of Irish Music series In Association with regular. Visual Art, talks to…

Aby Coulibaly on quitting her day job & building a rep during the pandemic

Aby Coulibaly is an up and coming artist in the Irish R&B scene. Her music…

Guestlist: Phil Taggart wants you to chill with his nature-themed playlist he made for us

The fizzy energy of Phil Taggart has not dissipated since leaving BBC Radio One earlier…

Are gigs coming back to Ireland this year? Here’s the latest

There has recently been – whisper it – some positivity around the vaccination rollout and…

Dublin cultural space Jigsaw has closed – the city needs spaces like it

The pandemic’s effects on our city’s landscape is currently hard to ascertain when everything is…

The Visual Artists of Irish Music #2: Julie Weber

The Visual Artists of Irish Music series In Association with regular. Visual Art, talks to…

“When writing electronic music you never have to consider when someone needs to take a breath.” ELLLL on creating music for Crash Ensemble to perform at New Music Dublin

“When writing electronic music you never have to consider when someone needs to take a breath.”

Podcast: An introduction to Italo Disco

Niall and Andrea take you deep into how US disco morphed into Italo, how Moroder and Hi-NRG fits in, the characteristics of Italo disco, the glitz, the glamour and the keytars. Plus, we talk about the Nialler9 Podcast theme song..

The Visual Artists of Irish Music #1: Aaron Fahy

The Visual Artists of Irish Music series In Association with regular. Visual Art, talks to…

For Those I Love – A deep dive into the samples featured on the record

When Dubliner David Balfe first released For Those I Love, the album dedicated to his…

Podcast: How To Win a Grammy

Support Nialler9 on Patreon It’s Grammys week and Niall and Andrea are asking the big…

Billie Eilish at Electric Picnic. Photo credit: Charles Reagan
€50 million of measures announced to support the Irish live industry in 2021

The Irish government’s Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin has…