Month: February 2018

Over to the public as ten semi-finalists are chosen in the Le Crunch Apple of My Eye Song Contest

Following an extensive nationwide search, ten semi-finalists have been chosen in the Le Crunch Apple of My Eye song contest. Hundreds of young musicians from across the country entered the talent search and from a huge pool of songs, the final ten will be whittled down to five who will play live in the National Final at Whelan’s in Dublin on Wednesday March 14th.   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...

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Flash Harry – A Celebration of Queen set for Cork Opera House

Following their barnstorming show in April which had the audience dancing in the aisles from the outset Flash Harry return… Flash Harry presents a show that embraces the very essence of live music, talent, energy, enthusiasm, passion and pure showmanship. Audiences will see the band rocking out Queen’s greatest hits from Radio Gaga, to We Are The Champions, to Bohemian Rhapsody and everything in between. Quite simply it’s live music entertainment at its best. The band Flash Harry has been celebrating the music of Queen for over 20 years. These days – to carve out a career of that...

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Deuce – A Tribute to Rory Gallagher play Fred Zeppelins, Cork

Deuce – A Tribute to Rory Gallagher will pay homage to their hero with a 70th Birthday show at Fred Zeppelins in Cork on the night of his birth date.   Gallagher was a self taught virtuoso who forged a musical revolution in his native land and became a universally acclaimed international folk hero. Friday March 2nd would have marked Rory Gallagher’s 70th birthday. Born in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal in 1948, Rory resided in Cork and tragically passed away at the age of 47 in 1995 .   Deuce were formed by three friends who met busking at the Rory Gallagher Festival...

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Le Galaxie reveal new single The Day Of the Child

  Review by Bobby Green Le Galaxie are hitting the dancefloors again with the second single ‘The Day Of The Child’ from their forthcoming album Pleasure which will be landing the shops April 6th. “The Day Of The Child” features MayKay on vocals who has now become a full time member of the band following the breakup of her former band Fight Like Apes and her vocals couldn’t be suited better to a band who always deliver exactly what you want, exactly when you want it. Le Galaxie are as perfect pop as Soft Cell were, Classy but a bit...

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Third Smoke release new single Maya

  Review by Bobby Green Somewhere between the alternative and mainstream is a place where some artists drown in their own dreary self-worth of trying to be a bit…. different. But when a band naturally walk that path because you just can’t pigeonhole their sound then we sometimes get glimpses of true beauty. Third Smoke are a group of multi-instrumentalists from Dundalk that deliver a performance built on raucous gang vocals, sweat and the fluid swapping of instruments throughout.  Their sound is full and glorious and the video for Maya (directed by Greg Corcoran and Steve Mac Devitt )...

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