Townlands Carnival Reveal More Headliners
May16

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.   Already announced are headliners Bushy One String, Krafty Kuts, MC Dynamite featuring an exciting lineup of rising Irish talent with Jack O’Rourke, Le Boom, Shookrah and Sillk.   Brooklyn rapper Jeru Da Damaja is also confirmed to play the festival, bringing with him a back catalogue that includes acclaimed Hip Hop album The Sun Rises In The East.   Headlining the Sub Atomic stage, Bristol-based producer Om Unit brings some of the most innovative Drum and Bass sounds to Rusheen Farm Estate.   Housed in a big top tent, Cirque de Freakout is a crazy burlesque circus consisting of trapeze, comedians, giant puppets, live video mapping and a world of upbeat exotic music, from Balkan beats to Tropic to Gypsy Punk to Klezmer. It’s hosted by three of the finest impresarios; Dj Kyem, Al-Jive Mestizo and Maximilian Magic, complete with a sprawl of Steampunk funfair games to immerse festival goers in the Freakshow theme. Music is interspersed with cabaret performances featuring Les Freres Zeugma, Le Molecule Frendleyks, Marcel Bouffard & the Family, DJ Spoilt Bastard, Moonanga, DJ Tibobo, DJ Sadou, and DJ Trooblemaker.   The Village Green Area is a diverse community of artists, musicians, activists, slam poets, craft workers, farmers, environmental technologists and foodies who aim to build community spirit whilst keeping carbon emissions to a minimum. This green edge of the festival will showcase musical acts, offer healthy food and drink options and host discussions on topics that affect us all. Craftcamp offers interactive craft experiences for children and adults. Earthmatters will set the stage for discussions on social and environmental issues in an open and light hearted way. The Village Hall will be home to an eclectic mix of musical acts, DJ’s, and comedy featuring Scene of the Rhyme led by Cormac Lally as well as TED style talks and panel discussions. Shake off a fuzzy head from the night before with morning yoga and join the debate in what was voted last year’s favourite area. With more acts from the worlds of Dancehall, Grime, Drum and...

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Bobby Green reviews Che Horgan debut album “When The Rivers Rise Again”
May16

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 is a debut album. These songs sound like a seasoned troubadour in full stride. I fell in love instantly when I heard the melodies and arrangements, the sway and flow from track to track over this complete album, because this is an album that needs to be heard as a whole like all great albums should. There’s no low points along this journey that is heavily influenced by Lennon/McCartney, Harry Nilsson and David Gates, but the highly individual approach which runs through track after track transcends any influence to reveal a uniquely personal vision and sound. When The Rivers Rise Again should introduce Che Horgan and his music to an audience way beyond these shores and I believe that his star will ascend to glorious heights. These delightful songs will flirt away with you every time you hear them and you’ll be seduced by their charm as you drift along the rivers with them as they rise to meet you and take you through the nine turns along this journey you’ll remember for a long time to come. When The Rivers Rise Again is available from June 1st...

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