Month: January 2018

First Acts Announced for Townlands Carnival 2018

Townlands Carnival 2018 is set to bring it up a notch this summer with the announcement of UK legends Leftfield as the festival’s first headliners set for Rusheen Farm, Co Cork, this July. The hugely influential UK pioneers are set for a classics inspired DJ set and will be joined by Irish festival legends-in-the-making King Kong Company, along with a Ghetto Funk Takeover featuring Stanton Warriors, JFB, WBBL & Ghetto Funk Allstars. To say that Townlands Carnival has left an impression on the Irish festival scene is an understatement. Bringing together Music, Art, Circus and Carnival, the team is...

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Le Crunch Apple of My Eye Song contest calls all singers and musicians as the search returns in 2018 for Ireland’s greatest cover version!

The hunt for Ireland’s greatest cover version begins afresh this January as the Le Crunch Apple of My Eye returns for another nationwide search. Having established itself as one of Ireland’s most popular song contests, thousands of promising Irish musicians have entered the competition since its inception in 2013, many of whom have continued on to aspiring careers in the music industry, such as Stephanie Rainey, Hvmmingbird and Brave Giant. Running in partnership with Ireland’s leading digital platform, JOE, the Le Crunch Apple of My Eye contest asks musicians from all over Ireland to choose and record their favourite...

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Ballincollig Winter Music Festival 2018 brings rising stars Kaia Kater & Lavinia Mancusi 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.   Rising star of the Canadian folk scene, Kaia Kater, supports Wallis Bird on Thursday January 25. Based in Tornoto but spending a lot of time in West Virginia Kaia Kater’s old-time banjo-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities have landed her in the spotlight in North America and the UK, garnering critical acclaim from outlets such as Rolling Stone, CBC Music...

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