Primal Scream join Walking on Cars & Jake Bugg as Indiependence headliners 2018
Feb21

Primal Scream join Walking on Cars & Jake Bugg as Indiependence headliners 2018

UK indie legends, Primal Scream, are the latest headliner added to Indiependence Music & Arts Festival, taking place on August Bank Holiday Weekend at Deer Farm, Mitchelstown, Co Cork this summer. They join a growing line-up that already features Walking on Cars, Jake Bugg, Cast, Le Galaxie, Sigala and a whole new cohort of stand out Irish talent.     Primal Scream have released some ground breaking albums (Screamadelica, Vanishing Point, XTRMNTR) over an amazing career that has seen the band meld garage rock to psychedelia, indie pop to electonica, in a constantly evolving collective with a huge Irish fanbase. INDIE18 offers up its annual top class Irish and international mix and today announces more excellent acts alongside an already top class bill.     Back with their first album in four years, Delorentos return to Deer Farm, with other INDIE favourites And So I Watch You From Afar and Little Hours, while INDIE18 sees Circa Waves, Sam Fender, Aine Cahill, Ryan McMullan Bad Bones, DAY_S, LOAH, Ailbhe Reddy, Marc O’Reilly, Roe, Fontaines DC, Brass Phantoms, True Tides, Inhaler and Thanks Brother all joining the bill.   There’s high quality accommodation at INDIE18 with the arrival of Pink Moon Camping, offering a variety of comfortable sleeping options; complete with hot private showers, ‘posh toilets’, fresh water and sinks. Tickets are also on sale for the INDIE VIP Garden, which offers a secluded chill out area with private bars and entertainment.    Tickets have been selling fast for INDIE18 with several tiers for the fesitival already sold out. Other acts already announced for Deer Farm include King Kong Company, HamsandwicH, Mylo, Everything Everything, Tom Grennan, Wild Youth Le Boom and The Blizzards. Weekend Camping Tickets are currently available.     Now in its 13th year, 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. There are more announcements in store over the coming months! Ticket...

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Wild Youth set to headline  Leopardstown Spin 1038 Student Raceday
Feb21

Wild Youth set to headline Leopardstown Spin 1038 Student Raceday

Ireland’s biggest student event returns to Leopardstown Racecourse this April  4th with a packed programme of horse racing, entertainment and great music.  The Spin 1038 Student Raceday has been a 12,000 capacity event for the last two years and headliners Wild Youth look set to ensure a third sold out year at Leopardstown Racecourse. The breakthrough band of 2017, Wild Youth have seen their first two singles ‘All or Nothing’ and ‘Lose Control’ clock up well in excess of one million streams, while the band finished a triumphant year playing alongside the likes of Niall Horan and Picture This. The young quartet are no strangers to festival stages this early in their career, having already played the likes of Longitude, Indiependence and Sea Sessions. It’s with huge anticipation that Leopardstown Racecourse invites Wild Youth to play Student Raceday, taking place on Wednesday, April 4. The Spin 1038 Student Raceday is an all ticket event and pre-purchase is required. Tickets start at only €12 and rise to €16 before the event. Gates are open at 1pm and the race card will feature seven races during the day, starting at 3.25pm, completing a vibrant afternoon of fun, sports, celebrity, fashion and music. The Best Dressed Guy & Gal Competition is once again supported by Jack & Jones & Vero Moda and there are fantastic prizes on offer for those who put in the extra effort. Shuttle buses will run from DCU, UCD & Maynooth to Student Raceday, operated by JJ Kavanagh & Sons, while Leopardstown Racecourse is only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre on the Luas Green line. Leopardstown is located off exit 14 or exit 15 on the M50 southbound or exit 15, M50 Northbound. Ample FREE parking is available onsite. Vicki Donlon, Leopardstown Racecourse – “Leopardstown SPIN 1038 Student Raceday is one of the highlights of the calendar; this sell-out event gets better each year welcoming students for a day of fantastic racing, entertainment and fun. The younger generation are so important for the future of racing and we are delighted when we see students returning to Leopardstown for other race meetings after first sampling the product at Student Raceday”. Check www.leopardstown.com for further information and to purchase...

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The Beat announce Irish Dates
Feb21

The Beat announce Irish Dates

Following two sold out shows in 2017, their first in Ireland for 30 years “The Beat starring Dave Wakeling” return to Ireland for two shows in June. One tempestuous weekend in March 1979 was not only the date of the Three Mile Island nuclear incident, but also, in Birmingham, England, the very first show by a nascent band known as The Beat. Introduced as “the hottest thing since the Pennsylvania meltdown”, the band had a sense that the next few years could well be explosive! The Beat hailed from working class, industrial Birmingham, England. When The Beat rushed on to the music scene in 1979, it was a time of social, political and musical upheaval. Into this storm came The Beat, trying to calm the waters with their simple message of love and unity set to a great dance beat. The Beat were all about inclusion, rather than exclusion, and this showed in their personnel and their music influences. The original band consisted of Dave Wakeling on vocals and guitar, Andy Cox on guitar, David Steele on bass, and Everett Morton on drums – later additions Ranking Roger (toasting) and foundational First Wave Ska legend Saxa (saxophone) completed the outfit. The band crossed over fluidly between soul, reggae, pop and punk, and from these disparate pieces they created an infectious dance rhythm. Along with their contemporaries The Specials, The Selecter, and Madness, the band became an overnight sensation and one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Two Tone Ska movement. By Christmas of 1979, The Beat were riding high in the UK charts with their first single, a smoking remake of the classic Smokey Robinson tune Tears of a Clown. Over the course of the next five years The Beat toured relentlessly and released three studio albums: I Just Can’t Stop It, Wh’appen, and Special Beat Service. The band toured the world, touring with such artists as David Bowie, The Police, REM, The Clash, The Talking Heads, The Pretenders, and The Specials, to name but a few. The Beat kept scoring hits with tunes that have now become so popular that it’s hard to remember a time when they didn’t exist, such as Mirror in the Bathroom, Save it for Later, I Confess, Stand Down Margaret, and their serene cover of the Andy William penned Can’t Get Used To Losing You. Despite their huge success, The Beat continued singing about and acting on the problems we all face. They donated all the profits from their highly successful single version of Stand Down Margaret to the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament. They donated their music to causes...

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Breathe for Cork Opera House Show
Feb21

Breathe for Cork Opera House Show

Following sell out shows at Dublin’s Vicar Street, Cork Opera House, Belfast’s Market Square and Galway’s Black Box Theatre; Breathe – The Pink Floyd Experience return with a brand new show “Wish You Were Here”, a 2 hour + Pink Floyd Experience featuring the very best of Pink Floyd. This explosive new show will feature a live performance of the band’s 1975 classic album “Wish You Were Here” along with a selection of fan favourites including; Arnold Layne, One of these Days, Hey You, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Another Brick In The Wall pt2, Time, Learning to Fly, High Hopes, Sheep, Pigs on the Wing, The Great Gig In The Sky, Money, Comfortably Numb, Run Like Hell and many more.   Breathe – The Pink Floyd Experience celebrate Pink Floyd’s incredible musical legacy, playing songs from 1967’s “Piper at the Gates of Dawn” right up and including 1994’s “The Division Bell”. With the iconic 15ft circular “Pink Floyd” screen, an incredible light display and unique Floydian style visuals, a Breathe – The Pink Floyd Experience show is a real Pink Floyd Experience, a psychedelic rock trip not to be missed…   Breathe – The Pink Floyd Experience formed in 2015 over a shared love of Pink Floyd and a desire to emulate and recreate the sound and look of Pink Floyd’s legendary live shows, featuring the very best of Ireland’s session musicians, its members have previously played with an array of Ireland’s top talent including; Sinead O’Connor, Westlife, Sharon Shannon, Mary Black, Shane McGowan, Imelda May, The Commitments, Donovan, Clannad, Gavin Friday, Jack L, Brian Kennedy, Rebecca Storm, The Irish Tenors, The RTE Concert Orchestra, Brian Downey and Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy). Breathe – The Pink Floyd Experience play Cork Opera House March...

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White Raven  to release new album “Like A Wind O’er The Ocean”
Feb16

White Raven to release new album “Like A Wind O’er The Ocean”

  Review by Bobby Green When the voice is used as a musical instrument rather than just the vehicle for the story the journey  takes on new meanings. The art of singing is seldom noticed in modern culture with the production values of albums often lauded on ‘this sound’ or ‘that sound’ and even the great singers of today, and there are many, are almost all backed up multimillion dollar production. So an album of acapella songs would almost be revolutionary today if it wasn’t for the fact that their art is so crafted for this format. This new album presents a selection of traditional songs which transcend the boundaries of the ocean that separates the three singers from their countries of birth. Irish, Scottish, Icelandic and American songs are all represented and celebrated in this collection. White Raven has cast its spell on this beautiful collection of songs. This collection highlights the subtle differences between these complementary styles of folk / traditional songs so beautifully laid out for the listener’s pleasure. This is very much an international trio, also featuring  American Tenor, Robert Getchell, resident in France and French Baritone, Mathias Spoerry who is now resident in Iceland. All three singers are active in the field of early music and all have an ocean between the land of their birth and the places where they now call home. Like a wind o’er the ocean’ is the fourth album by a cappella trio White Raven, who are bringing their elegant and dynamic show to Ireland for three dates preceding the release. . The songs on the album resonate deeply within all three, and you can’t help but feel that emotion resonating The new album “Like a wind o’er the ocean” set for release March 2 Live dates:   Friday February 16th – Holmpatrick Church of Ireland, Skerries, Co Dublin, 8pm €20/€15      ...

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