Month: March 2018

My Fellow Sponges

By Bobby Green Have you ever fancied the cool kid at school but had no idea how to talk to them? They’re witty and intelligent, charming and beautiful all in equal measure and you’re worried that you’ll come across all foolish when you tell your friends how you really feel about them. That’s exactly how I feel about My Fellow Sponges. When they entered my life on what was as mundane a day as ever they not only took my heart along with them on every note they played but they gently caressed my soul with every word they...

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Dan Elliot wins Le Crunch Apple of My Eye Song Contest 2018

Following a superb live final at Whelan’s in Dublin, Dan Elliot was crowned winner of the 2018 Le Crunch Apple of My Eye Song Contest. The songwriter from County Cork walked away with a cheque for €1500 and a slot at this summer’s Indiependence Music & Arts Festival. Dan fought off strong competition on the night from fellow finalists, Sparkle, A Perfect Friction, Liam Geddes and The Rush, to be announced as winner. Judges Jess Kavanagh from BARQ, songwriter Jack O’Rourke and JOEshow presenter, Paddy McKenna, declared it “an extremely tough decision, as all five finalists went for it with some...

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Music Cork brings international programme to Cork city for three-day event in April

Returning for its second year to Leeside, Music Cork once again welcomes a host of music industry professionals to the city for a three-day event comprising insightful discussion, workshops, high calibre panels and some fantastic live music taking place throughout Cork venues. Delegates to music Cork will have the opportunity to meet and network with music industry figures from Ireland and abroad, hear about and discuss industry trends and innovations, benefit from years of experience and knowledge while enjoying a relaxed three days around the vibrant steets of Cork. Music Cork 2018 follows the inaugural event with another very...

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The Sick New Single From The New 52

The New 52 Accidents and Emergencies single Review by Bobby Green Accidents and Emergencies is the new single from the New 52 that singer Darragh Cullen penned Following a harrowing anxiety seizer that had the talented front man up in hospital overnight. Darragh says of the experience. “I wrote the song following a seizure I suffered in 2016, a particularly harrowing anxiety incident which landed me in hospital for a night. I wanted the music (and lyrics video) to reflect the manic, overactive, and loud thoughts that anxiety produces. Plus, I wanted the song to really rock, because the...

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Headline acts announced for Cork’s Right Here Right Now festival

Presented by Cork Opera House and Coughlan’s Live Promotions, Right Here Right Now is the festival of Cork and of Irish music. Right Here Right Now are delighted to be announcing a wonderful collaboration between Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra and Cork based musicians.  On Saturday 2 June the audience will be immersed in a rare and specially curated experience as the orchestra under the baton of John O’Brien will perform on stage with Marlene Enright and Band, Ye Vagabonds and Cork legends The Frank & Walters. This unique arrangement will allow the audience to hear the music of these performers in...

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