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RTÉ Choice Music Prize 2017

Published on March 10th, 2017 | by Brian Coney

The Choice Music Prize is a pivotal point in the Irish music industry calendar and a celebration of the best of the best of Irish music. Last year’s winner was Derry’s SOAK, who won for her debut, Before …... Read More

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The Redneck Manifesto @ Whelans, Dublin

Published on February 17th, 2017 | by Conor Callanan

It says a lot about a band who having not released any new music in over six years and who play live so intermittently, that they still manage to more or less sell out two nights …... Read More

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Atlantic Sessions 2016

Published on January 10th, 2017 | by Christopher Flack

In a slightly delayed review we take a look back at Atlantic Sessions 2016 and look forward to the next session. Words and Images by Chris Flack, additional images by Tim Swart courtesy of Atlantic Sessions. …... Read More

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Fairport Convention @ Black Box, Belfast

Published on February 6th, 2017 | by Ian Patterson

Who knows where the time goes? For Fairport Convention, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2017, and for its legion of fans, Sandy Denny’s song and lyric from Fairport Convention’s 1969 album Unhalfbricking has never been more …... Read More

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Lisa Hannigan @ Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Published on December 21st, 2016 | by Brian Coney

Whether it’s the respite from the heady daytime rush or simply the nature of taking stock of the twelve months just gone, there’s something about this time of year that resonates so strongly with the deeply …... Read More



Enemies Final Show @ Vicar Street, Dublin

Published on December 20th, 2016 | by Eoin Murray

For Enemies’ final show to land at this stage of an already turbulent year for Irish independent music felt significant. Throughout the course of a Sunday night in Vicar Street there was a sense of one …... Read More



Irish Tour: Super Furry Animals

Published on December 3rd, 2016 | by Brian Coney

Cathal McBride and photographers Aaron Corr and Dee McEvoy capture the return of Welsh psychedelic rock legends Super Furry Animals to Dublin and Belfast. Olympia Theatre, Dublin Photos by Aaron Corr Limelight, Belfast Photos by Dee McEvoy …... Read More

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Meltybrains? @ The Academy, Dublin

Published on November 28th, 2016 | by Eoghain Meakin

The underappreciation of musicians and bands is a hot topic at the moment. The fact that creative output is criminally undervalued isn’t news but it seems that, here in Dublin at least, we’ve reached a moment. …... Read More

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