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Glen Hansard @ Grand Opera House, Belfast

Published on October 25th, 2019 | by Ross Thompson

Those familiar with Glen Hansard’s long-rambling career – three decades and counting – will no doubt be fascinated by the various left turns and changes in musical direction the songwriter has taken during his years of …... Read More

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Soulé @ Lost Lane, Dublin

Published on October 2nd, 2019 | by Kayley Hardiman

Off the back of a very successful year, young Balbriggan artist Samantha Kay aka Soulé upped her game at the end of September by headlining her own show at one of Dublin’s newest music venues, Lost Lane. …... Read More

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Bill Callahan @ Vicar Street, Dublin

Published on October 2nd, 2019 | by Podge McNamee

I found myself in the smoothest taxi ride I’ve ever fell upon, gliding from leafy Portobello to its friendly neighbour Mr. Vicar Street on a light mellow Sunday evening to witness my first ever Bill Callahan …... Read More

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Pixies @ Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Published on September 28th, 2019 | by Conor Callanan

As soon as this gig was announced a few months ago, it was always going to be a scramble for tickets, and so it transpired as it sold out in a matter of minutes. Having the …... Read More

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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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