• Treasures & a Cup of Tae: A tribute to Martin A. Egan.

    Last November we sadly said goodbye to a well loved character and champion of Irish culture, Martin A. Egan. Musician, author, artist, poet, raconteur and most importantly a friend- Martin had many strings to his quare aul bow. In a special tribute to his life and work, we’ve compiled reminiscences from friends, family and musicians who felt his influence and his loss with equal impact. Pop the kettle on and have a cup of tae in his honour. “I first met Martin Egan when Planxty played on The Aran Islands in 1972. He sailed out to Kilronan with Mary Coughlan and…

  • Watch: Brian Conniffe – Mercy Mine

    When he’s not playing with Patrick Kelleher, Catscars (feat. Robyn Bromfield of Everything Shook’s) and Tenro AKA Marc Aubele of Nanu Nanu and Bell X1, Dublin cross-genre, experimental musician Brian Conniffe is concocting his own warped, psych-soaked brand of electronic noise. According to Conniffe, his new track ‘Mercy Mine’ is a “surreal, ghostly and strangely misshapen take on elements of contemporary electronic pop fused in deep darkness with a distinctly vintage warped VHS video, producing a luminous and poisonous, kinetic and frenetic result.” Took the words right out of our mouth. Delve in below. Photo by Maricarmen Copca