Author: Musician IE

Cork Loves Music comes to UCC

After a busy 2017 including events in venues and festivals all over Cork County, and an appearance at February’s Quarter Block Party festival, #CorkLovesMusic presents the latest in a series of talk and performance events, designed to open up discussion and provide a place to share ideas in Cork music. In a new partnership with UCC’s Áras na Mac Léinn (Student Centre), #CorkLovesMusic and UCC Music Society are proud to present their debut event on campus over the course of two nights, on Wednesday April 11th and Thursday April 12th, featuring a variety of speakers and musical performers.Wednesday April...

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Rebellious Jukebox YEAH! – A Celebration of The Fall

Solo Ensemble and The Grand Social present Rebellious Jukebox YEAH! No. 4: A Celebration of The Fall, in memory of Mark E. Smith, featuring live music, video, spoken word/poetry and DJs. Bands confirmed so far: The 202s, Afterwardness, Niall Colfer, Dez Foley, Oranges, Richer Than Astronauts, Soft on Crime, Twinkranes and many more to be announced.   Mark E. Smith was celebrated for his biting and targeted wit, evident in his acerbic but highly quotable interviews, for which he was much in demand by music journalists throughout his career. He was deeply suspicious of the trappings of fame, and...

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VINYL announced for Bank Holiday Weekend in Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Popular music is the cultural generator of the 20th century. At its heart has always been the vinyl record, that object of near fetishistic desire and a stimulus for wild debate. We pursued our records insatiably, hunting them down to obscure cramped shops teeming with like-minded souls, rushing them home to our quiet little rooms. We carefully slipped them out of their thin, white sleeves and played them from start to finish, side after side, flipping them over lovingly, longingly, again and again. We loaned them out reluctantly, borrowed them greedily, pored over the sleeve-notes and artwork in moments of peace. We cherished...

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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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