Archive for the Music Category

Ragerra: new alt-rock sound

Michael Greene A play on the Irish word ‘ragaire’, meaning late-night rambler and one who sits up all night talking into the wee small hours, Ragerra are an exciting Alternative Rock trio from Dublin, comprising of Mark Boyle (Vocals, Guitar), […]

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Girls Rock Dublin Gear Library Update

Eoin Meegan Last year we reported on an initiative that started in Pearse Street Library where teens can loan out musical equipment, the brainchild of Rossella Bottone and Girls Rock Dublin. We are happy now to announce that post covid […]

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Book Review: Rememberings

Brian Quinn A self-portrait of faith and courage I’m calling it right now: 2021 is the year of the O’Connaissance. Don’t believe me? Scroll through the comment section of any Sinéad O’Connor video on YouTube, and you’ll find hundreds of […]

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A History of Music Festivals

By Peter McNamara The term “festival” first showed up in the English language in the middle of the 16th century. It derives from “feast” and is most often centred around the harvest. Ireland, and the wider Celtic world, has been […]

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Turntable Takeover

Brian Quinn Vinyl sales soar to the highest level since 1990 I’m very good at the past; it’s the present I can’t figure out. I’ve gotten to the point where I can’t remember song titles, or at least they don’t […]

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Kevin Morrow – Running Out Of The Black

Dermot Carmody Back in the days when we had actual gigs with crowds and pints and no masks, many of you will have experienced Kevin Morrow live in his residencies at McCloskeys in Donnybrook or O’Reilly’s of Sandymount. We can’t […]

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Live Aid: the “Global Jukebox” 35 years on

Peter McNamara This summer will see the 35th anniversary of Live Aid, the greatest charity rock concert the world has ever seen. Masterminded by Dublin-born Bob Geldof, the event was organised in aid of Ethiopia, and the terrible famine it […]

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Together at Home: The Virtual Concert with an Irish Connection

Peter McNamara “One World: Together at Home,” the two-hour star-studded virtual concert featuring Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Elton John, and numerous other artists, took place on Saturday April 18th. This unprecedented musical event, organised by Global Citizen and […]

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Latest Streaming Options

David Prendeville As we remain encouraged to stay at home as much as possible and the re-opening on cinemas is still some way off, here I take a look at some of the latest streaming options for film and TV. […]

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Radio Snowflake returns on first Advent

BY Kathrin Kobus Irelands Original Christmas radio station is back for this year’s run from the 1-25th December. Radio Snowflake started out back in 1982 in Dublin 4 as part of Dave Reddy’s community Radio stations. During this season the station […]

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