Saturday, February 24, 2018

Take out the callipers – the thick-skinned return of Paddy Hanna

Having put aside his demons and tackled the dramas of recording an album that really didn’t go to plan, Paddy Hanna’s had a rocky...

Celebrating David Bowie – a tribute

THERE are loads of great gigs and events happening across Dublin in the coming week (see below), but a celebration of the late, great...

Future Stars?

“As we edge into another year, we can’t help but look ahead to 2018 in Irish music, casting a glance the way of the...

Bring the punk bring the noise

Punk two-piece Vulpynes are only three singles old, but already look a good bet for Dublin music’s next big thing. So what has the...

Lankum: sixteen years of trad exploration, delivered with an angry punch

The Guardian hailed them as the best folk act out of Ireland in years. Here’s the story behind research-loving Dublin trad-folk miscreants Lankum. IN MID...

Wonderfully weird

From (kind of) faking his own death to releasing a single album with enough tracks to fill an entire radio show, No Monster Club’s...

A comeback adventure in Balian beats

Combining her plethora of talents, Julie Feeney exploded onto the Irish music scene in 2005 with ‘13 Songs’, a delicately perfect Choice Music Prize...

Haunting music from Famine tales

SAT somewhere in the realm where storytelling and music meet, Dubliner Declan O’Rourke has spent more than a decade researching his latest offering. It...

Too Much Love in the Internet Age

American indie icon Alec Ounsworth talks fame, and how you get past it

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Belfast’s most enigmatic man turns his musical lense on another poignant theme

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