• Front of House: Conor Friel

    We’re pleased to present a new regular feature, Front of House, in which we will be chatting with the people behind the scenes who bring live music to life. Sound engineers, lighting technicians, roadies, tour managers to name a few will all be delving into what goes into their job and the bands they work with. First up is Conor Friel, a sound engineer working primarily in the Button Factory in Dublin. Photos by Shaun Neary. Hi Conor! Can you tell us about yourself? My name is Conor Friel, I am a Front Of House Audio Engineer. I am completely freelance so I…

  • In Photos: Barretstown Inspirations @ Olympia

    Paddy Casey, The 4 of Us, The Hot Sprockets, Eve Bell and Jerry Fish (above) were amongst a whole host of Irish acts who performed at this year’s fundraiser for children’s charity Barretstown at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. See Owen Humphreys’ photos from the annual event below!

  • AAA: The 4 of Us w/ Chris Keys @ The Empire

    Having been given exclusive unrestricted access before, during and after their long-awaited performance, Dublin photographer Shaun Neary travelled up to Belfast on Friday, March 14 to capture Newry pop/rock band The 4 of Us in the altogether scenic surroundings of the city’s Empire Music Hall. Singer-songwriter Chris Keys supported the band on the night. Check out Shaun’s fantastic photos from the soundcheck, backstage and show itself below