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Body & Soul 2019 (Sunday)

Published on June 26th, 2019 | by Jack Rudden

There is a chill in the air as drops of rain pitter-patter down on the tents that litter the grounds of Ballinlough Castle, County Westmeath. The final day of Body and Soul is upon the hordes …... Read More

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Body & Soul 2019 (Friday)

Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Jack Rudden

Underneath a blazing sun and azure blue sky hoards of punters are flooding into the fields and woodlands of Westmeath for Body and Soul 2019. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the festival is set to be a …... Read More

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Body & Soul 2019 (Saturday)

Published on June 25th, 2019 | by Jack Rudden

It’s early Saturday morning and the first few fragile souls have emerged from their tents to grab those precious few start of the day necessities: water, a greasy sandwich and a cup of tea. At the …... Read More



Billy Corgan @ Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Published on June 23rd, 2019 | by Loreana Rushe

Billy Corgan (or William Patrick Corgan as he formally likes to be known as these days) has taken an unprecedented opportunity to perform a short tour of Europe alone, airing out new work and well trodden, …... Read More

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Scullion @ Lost Lane, Dublin

Published on June 20th, 2019 | by Stu Fletcher

The pre-show murmur before the second of Scullion’s sequence of three “Down in the City” shows at Lost Lane is somewhat muted but polite and convivial. Critically it is dry. Just prior to doors opening the …... Read More

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Oh Sees w/ The Dreads @ Limelight 1, Belfast

Published on May 22nd, 2019 | by Brian Coney

In the lead-up to their return to Belfast tonight, Oh Sees attracted many familiar (read: suitably towering) platitudes: the greatest live band on the planet; the best rock n’ roll band in existence; deliverers of the …... Read More

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John Cooper Clarke @ Ulster Hall, Belfast

Published on May 1st, 2019 | by Ian Patterson

“It’s let’s see who’s still alive in Belfast night”, the fifty-something-year-old man said, entering the foyer of the Ulster Hall. For the city’s former punks any gig by the movement’s old guard is reason to turn …... Read More

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