Author: Musician IE

Townlands Carnival announces line-up for Riddim Shack stage

The Riddim Shack is the latest addition to one of this summer’s most visually and sonically diverse festival – Townlands Carnival. Following headline announcements that include Sister Sledge, Leftfield (DJ set), King Kong Company, Kíla and the new Rising Sons Stage which features some of the best in new Irish music, the Riddim Shack is a welcome addition. Bringing a taste of Notting Hill Carnival and true sound system culture to Ireland, the Riddim Shack is one of the biggest dub, reggae and dancehall stages in Ireland, featuring a mix of eclectic beats, dub and sound system vibes to...

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Townlands Carnival reveals new Irish music line-up for  Rising Sons Stage  and Battle of the Bands contest to play TLC18

  Having nailed their colours to the mast with a first wave of announcements that includes soul legends Sister Sledge, UK electronic icon Neil Barnes (Leftfield) for a special DJ set, Waterford festival favourites King Kong Company and Kila, Townlands Carnival continues its commitment to supporting local music with the announcement of both its Rising Sons Stage and a county-wide Battle of the Bands, with seven heats during May and June. Working with Rising Sons craft brewery, a proud product of Cork city, the initiative sees an eclectic array of the best and brightest in Leeside music spotlighted over...

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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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