Month: October 2016

Jimmy Crowley set to showcase collection of Cork music in White Horse

Jimmy Crowley brings his extraordinary collection of music to The White Horse in Ballincollig on November 4. He will be joined on the night by special guest Cork singer songwriter Ger Wolfe for what promises to be a special celebration of Cork traditional music. Jimmy Crowley has been a central figure in the Irish folk scene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album The Boys of Fairhill in 1977. As a song collector Jimmy Crowley has specialized in collecting and playing traditional songs from County Cork. His recordings popularised local songs such as Johnny Jump Up, Salonika, The...

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Ian Whitty And The Exchange return with Cash Crop

Review By Bobby Green There’s something enchanting about a story teller, someone whose craft is about taking the listener somewhere, anywhere, will have me captivated every time. The stories seem to flow effortlessly from Ian Whitty but the records, Ian admits, seem to be less of a free flowing experience but more of a labour of love. ‘Making a record is a genuinely difficult thing to do, simply put its easier to make a mess of it than to get it right. That said we are ready to walk away from this one feeling like we have captured something...

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B.A.R.E. goes mobile

Ireland’s fastest growing festival, BARE in the Woods, has announced a partnership with Mobstar – the first mobile platform for global talent – to offer Irish musicians and artists a chance to play at BARE in the Woods 2017. Acts can now upload video to the BARE in the Woods category through the MobStar app, which in turn are reviewed. Selected acts will then get to play at various BARE events throughout 2017. Additionally, acts who are chosen to play at BARE events via the MobStar app will have their music reviewed by music industry mentors. BARE in the...

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Sun.Set.Ships invite you to come exploring

Monaghan trio Sun.Set.Ships released their EP Man.Must.Explore in September and are following up the release with several live dates including a Halloween Ball in Bello Bar on October 30th. The 6 track EP is loaded up with space themed samples underpinned with clippy programmed drums. Sounding other worldly and atmospheric and taking inspiration from CHVRCHES the pop tinged tracks are ear wormy with electronic driven melodies. The band of Conor Bellew (vocals, keys), Ciaran Curley (vocals, lead guitar) and Ryan Mulligan (percussion, Ableton Live) combine electric guitars, analog and digital synthesizers with themes of home, family and romance. Whatever...

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October Bank Holiday Weekend

Thursday Coughlan’s, Cork – Ian Whitty & The Exchange 9pm Tickets: Here Cyprus Avenue, Cork – Hudson Taylor 7:30pm Tickets: The Oliver Plunkett, Cork – The Niall McCabe Band 8:30pm Tickets: Crane Lane Theatre, Cork – Bow Street Sessions feat Wyvern Lingo & Pleasure Beach 7:30pm Tickets: Friday The Oliver Plunkett, Cork – Fire & Water 7pm Tickets: Connolly’s, Leap – Oriental Jazz Band 8pm Tickets: Cork Opera House – Loah & Colm K 9pm Tickets : Cork Opera House – King Kong Company 11:30pm Tickets: Whelan’s, Dublin – Brian Deady 8pm...

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