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The Specials @ Open House, Bangor

Published on August 29th, 2019 | by Brian Coney

In the tour-heavy years since reforming back in 2008, The Specials have continuously re-affirmed their status not simply as bona fide 2-tone legends, they have underlined their ironclad rep as one of the all-time greats. Vital and …... Read More

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Villagers @ Open House Festival, Bangor

Published on August 26th, 2019 | by Ross Thompson

Put succinctly, Villagers make beautiful music. The reason that their songs are quite so beautiful, and the reason that they connect on such a deep level with their audience, is that all of the white noise, …... Read More

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Beatyard 2019 @ Dún Laoghaire

Published on August 6th, 2019 | by Kelly Doherty

Beatyard is a very different festival to your standard Irish festival. Boat parties and a concrete setting make for a different experience than the typical field fare. Families litter the audience and Bodytonic pieces are everywhere …... Read More

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Knockanstockan 2019

Published on July 23rd, 2019 | by Kelly Doherty

2019 will be remembered as a phenomenal year for fans of Irish music with so many genres showing substantial growth and development. Hype has been reverberating throughout the whole scene but too often these acts that …... Read More

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Foals w/ Yak @ Trinity Summer Series, Dublin

Published on July 3rd, 2019 | by Jack Rudden

Spirits are high on the grounds of Dublin’s Trinity College, as British psychedelic outfit Yak perform for a sizeable crowd of early punters. With a sound that blends elements similar to contemporaries Boy Azooga and Ireland’s …... Read More

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