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All Together Now 2022

Published on August 4th, 2022 | by The Thin Air

Returning after its forced hiatus, Waterford’s All Together Now festival was back with a bang this weekend, bringing with it one of the most diverse and interesting lineups of any festival this summer. Armed with just …... Read More

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Parquet Courts at The Helix, Dublin

Published on June 14th, 2022 | by Conor Callanan

As the stage crew carry out the last of their tasks, the countdown to Parquet Courts’ arrival draws imminently closer. The stage of Dublin’s Helix is bathed in a low red hue, which gives off more …... Read More

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Arborist at First Presbyterian Church, Belfast

Published on May 2nd, 2022 | by Aurelien Noyer

On any day, Belfast First Presbyterian Church offers a quite spectacular setting for a concert. It’s even more so the case when the event organiser, namely Arthur Magee, decides to use the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival …... Read More

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Mitski at Vicar Street, Dublin

Published on April 27th, 2022 | by Sarah Deegan

A large white wooden door hangs in the centre of the stage. Five musicians dressed in black step into position. Mitski begins to sing a capella, her haunting vocals emanating from the wings while her band …... Read More

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HousePlants at Cyprus Avenue, Cork

Published on April 5th, 2022 | by Mike Ryan

The brainchild of electronic music wunderkind Daithí and Irish rock veteran Paul Noonan of Bell X1, HousePlants formed during lockdown and, through back and forth emails and messages, quickly started knocking out tunes. Their debut album …... Read More


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Big Thief at the National Stadium, Dublin

Published on March 1st, 2022 | by Jonny Currie

Carrying five albums in just seven years under their belt, Big Thief weigh in at the endearingly well-worn National Boxing Stadium with the towel very much not-thrown. Following warm-up act KMRU’s opening platform of ambient environmental …... Read More

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Richard Dawson @ Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Published on February 26th, 2020 | by Pádraic Grant

After recuperating from crossing freezing Scandinavia and France, Richard Dawson ended his rest period by performing in Belfast for the first time since his appearance at the Black Box in 2017. This time the setting was …... Read More

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