Month: November 2017

Ballincollig Winter Music Festival 2018 brings more exciting and eclectic artists to Cork in January

Now in its ninth year and well established as one of Ireland’s best Winter Festivals, The Ballincollig Winter Music Festival returns in January 2018, with another fantastic and eclectic mix of artists and events centered around the festival hub at The White Horse. One of Ireland’s most invigorating female performers of the last decade, Wallis Bird, gets proceedings under way on Thursday January 25, joined by a rising star of the Canadian folk scene, the 22-year old Kaia Kater. The following evening at The White Horse will see multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams’ bring a touch of Americana...

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Leopardstown celebrates the best of Dublin and announces headliners Damien Dempsey and Stockton’s Wing 

The Dublin Racing Festival is the newest addition to the Irish festival calendar and is a weekend that will celebrate Dublin’s richness and diversity across culture, comedy, music, racing and food. Taking place at Leopardstown Racecourse on Saturday February 3 and Sunday February 4, Leopardstown has announced the two music headliners for the festival – Damien Dempsey (Feb 3) and Stockton’s Wing (Feb 4).While Grade 1 horse racing and top class music will top the bill over the weekend, Leopardstown Racecourse is set to bring the ‘the best of Dublin’ to the racecourse, celebrating the fair city’s famous wit,...

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Video of the Day: Anna Mitchell’s ‘All These Things’

‘All These Things’ is the opening track off Anna Mitchell’s self titled second album which has already been released through Tonetoaster Records in Germany and will have an Irish release show in Coughlan’s on February 8. ‘All These Things’ holds on to Mitchell’s bluesy roots but is a departure from her debut album. It has left the Americana behind and brought in something darker, richer and shows a new side to Mitchell and her songwriting. The accompanying video directed by Robin Guiton with direction from Anna Mitchell depicts this new direction as it explores the self. Check it out...

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Wild Front play Cork date

Organically formed, UK South Coast Band, Wild Front, aim to pair the unrestrained emotions of music with the capricious nature of life. It came as no surprise when the band formed, as the 4 had been musically working together for years. Although 80’s rock and alternative indie is a love they all share, their primary musical influences are so different. Jack offers his love of folk and Josh studied classical music at university, whereas Mike and Joe’s musical repertoire ranges from West Coast hip hop to indie folk. It’s this exotic mix that creates their unique and distinctive sound....

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Early Bird tickets for Indiependence go on sale

Following a sold-out stomper at INDIE17 this summer featuring headliners Manic Street Preachers, Tom Odell and The Coronas, Indiependence Music & Arts Festival has announced tickets will go on sale this Saturday November 4, with INDIE18’s first acts set to be revealed next month.   Since its first festival in 2006, Indiependence has grown into one of Ireland’s biggest and most loved events, drawing international acts like Basement Jaxx, Public Enemy, De La Soul and Editors to play alongside the best names in Irish music, in the scenic foothills of the Galtee Mountains.   “We’ve managed to grow the festival...

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