Archive for the Music Category

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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Hot 8 Brass Band at the Button Factory

By Dermot Carmody The Hot 8 Brass Band brought the second line parades of their native New Orleans to a heaving, happy and hopping July night at The Button Factory in Temple Bar. The band was formed from the fusion […]

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Kevin Morrow at McClosky’s

By Dermot Carmody Singer and songwriter Kevin Morrow has been playing regularly on Thursday nights in McCloskey’s pub in Donnybrook for the last five years. The place itself is an old-school shop where a guest or customer can expect the […]

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Come crawling faster! … obey your master : Metallica at Slane review

Come crawling faster! … obey your master : Metallica at Slane review

Last week an estimated 75,000 headbangers swarmed to Slane Castle to see San fran legends Metallica and I was one of them. Waiting for us at the 3arena collection point was a myriad of buses and coaches lining the walls […]

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Sheriff St boy finally comes home

Sheriff St boy finally comes home

  Yesterday a ceremony took place at half-three on Sheriff Street revealing a new statue erected to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Luke Kelly’s death. There was a great turnout from the public and the event was attended by President […]

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