10 Things to see at Townlands Carnival
Jul17

10 Things to see at Townlands Carnival

Townlands Carnival returns for a third year to Rusheen Farm this weekend, July 21-23, with headliners Jeru the Damaga, Brushy 1 String, King Kong Company set to take the stage over the three day event. Here at Musician.ie we compiled 10 things to see at this years Townlands Carnival 1. King Kong Company are bringing the Buckie to Rusheen Farm with a show full of noise and rumble. After tearing down the tent at Glastonbury 2017 King Kong Company bring to Townlands Carnival some inimitable “21st century swagger” (Irish Times), whose “live shows are events, built from sweat soaked late-night electronic buzz and rumble” (Last Mixed Tape) and who were recently crowned the Best Irish Live Act 2016 (Pure M Awards). 2. Limerick comedy/hip hop duo The Rubber Bandits a satirical stage and television act, have performed throughout Ireland, the UK and the US with shows at events such as Electric Picnic, Oxegen and the Bulmers International Comedy Festival. 3. Meanwhile, Cork’s favourite spandex-wearing duo are on a mission to change the world with dance. Lords of Strut make an exhilarating addition to a diverse and highly charged line-up in the Village Hall. 4. Slamboree is a live band with a Smörgåsbord of circus performers, daredevils and entertainers fusing bass-driven beats with live orchestra, guitars, percussion, loops, visuals, brass, accordian, pyrotechnics and circus. 5. The Cirque Du Freakout Big Top will be parking up at Townlands Carnival 2017. Bringing with it the great LIZAÏA who will present to you its most enchanting dances, acrobats, musicians, dishevelled and introduce to you Rosa the great fortune-teller. Let yourself be bewildered by our most crazy magicians, dissimulating in their sleeves their diabolical tricks. The festival will be in full swing with new attractions. Try your luck, test your strength and abilities in the funfair. The merry electronic fanfare will play through the day, its most beautiful tunes, accompanied by dirty bass, for demanding music lovers. Don’t be afraid! Let yourself be surprised, and fall into the universe of Le Cirque Du Freakout. 6. In a society where talent abounds and opportunity is scarce, a genuinely unique and courageous underground artist fights to rise up from obscurity into the pages of history This is Andrew Chin—a.k.a. Brushy One String—the son of the late great Freddie McKay, one of Jamaica’s most renowned artists. Brushy has reached the hearts of many through the power of original song,With a soulful voice and infectious guitar melodies, Brushy “soothes souls and rough hearts” as he continues to perform from Jamaica to a worldwide on his one string guitar. 7. Theatrical walkabouts roam the Townlands breathing new life into...

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Bobby Green finds his groove with new single from Siomha
Jul17

Bobby Green finds his groove with new single from Siomha

Review by Bobby Green One of the perks of writing for musician.ie is that I often come across music I would never normally come across. I’m not going to sit here and lie about how long I’ve been into certain bands or singers and I hope my honesty comes across in my reviews. For instance, Friday evening after ‘one of those’ weeks I came home and sat by my back door to write about an artist I’d not heard before by the name of Siomha and her latest track “July Red Sky”. I poured myself a glass of wine, put on my headphones and clicked on the link for the video. For the next 4 and a half minuets I was at one with the world and all my surroundings. As the beautiful video played away I had the breeze of the open doors gently caress my brow while my own July Red Sky provided the backdrop as I fell in love with the music that was absolutely perfect for that moment in time. Perhaps it was the wine, or the fluke of having a perfect sunset while the video for “July Red Sky” showed Siomha and the band playing live in the Burren to their own perfect July Red Sky that made me fall head over heels for this track. So I closed the laptop to see how the music would stand up in the morning. So the next day as I sat down to write this review, I pressed play on the link again and once more I was taken somewhere beautiful. This jazzy soulful infusion played live on the edge of the unmistakable limestone slabbed landscape of The Burren, in her native Co. Clare along the Wild Atlantic Way is a stunning way to show a live performance. The video highlights the rocky grey of The Burren and is offset by the stunning backdrop of the sun rising across the sky in a blaze of red. All the while Siomha’s vocal strides across this beautiful landscape, owning it, her voice belongs there. “July Red Sky” is the second in a series of live videos by this emerging new Irish talent. ‘FLY!’, filmed and recorded live in a beautiful converted cottage in Feakle in East Clare, was released earlier this year and racked up 25,000 views in the first few days of its release. If you’re looking to be transported somewhere beautiful this July then click on the link...

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