Month: May 2017

Bobby Green writes about his love for “Oh Why” by The Henry Girls

  Review by Bobby Green From time to time a song will hit you right between the senses and before the chorus you know you’re in love. ‘Oh Why’ is one of these songs and is by far the most beautiful thing I’ve heard this year. The Henry Girls comprise of 3 sisters Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin and their voices combine like a swarm of butterflies fluttering around until you’re enraptured by the quality of the song. ‘Oh Why’ is taken from their album Far Beyond The Stars  where these sisters tap into what has become their own...

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Song of the Day: Stoat “Try Not To Think About It”

  Review by Bobby Green Stoat are back again, this time to let us know that things didn’t quite turn out the way they hoped with this beautiful honest look at adult male life today. The single has a punkish reggae feel to it that gives the song an energy that draws you in and holds you down while you dismantle the bitter sweet lyrical journey Stoat are bringing you along. “I never get to see my wife naked anymore. We’re just partners in chores.” As with all of the singles from the forthcoming album you don’t have to...

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Townlands Carnival Reveal More Headliners

Townlands Carnival 2017 adds yet more acts and stages to its eclectic lineup. Taking place the weekend of July 21-23, at Rusheen Farm Estate, Macroom, Co Cork. Townlands Carnival are thrilled to reveal new headline act Hermitage Green. The Limerick 5-piece have built a dedicated legion of fans since forming in 2010 thanks to their captivating live sets. Their unique arrangement of instruments sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish Music. Having signed to Sony Music Ireland and with the release of their album Save Your Soul Hermitage Green have shown they are here to stay.  ...

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Bobby Green reviews Che Horgan debut album “When The Rivers Rise Again”

  Review by Bobby Green Che Horgan is a songwriter from The Peoples Republic Of Cork embarking on a journey evoking images of rivers and seas that permeate this debut album as Horgan navigates the uncharted waters of new and old relationships. This independently released album would normally be a brave step for some but when you hear the quality sprinkled across these exquisitely arranged and perfectly delivered songs you’ll understand that it’s a no brainer. On first listen I was taken aback by the jolly beauty of this little gem, but on further listens I’m astonished that this...

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Clonmel Junction Festival presents exciting programme for summer festival

Clonmel Junction Festival is set to bring a diverse and unique programme to County Tipperary this summer. Carefully curated around the theme of the Black Sheep, festival goers will have the opportunity to experiment as well as experience something new and completely different when the festival takes place the week of July 3-9th.   One of the most sought after shows in Ireland and the only Irish performance in 2017, CJF17 will present the award-winning Swan Lake/Loch na hEala by Teac Damsa  a magical adaptation of one of the most famous of all ballets, Swan Lake.  Michael Keegan-Dolan  has forged a searing new vision for...

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