Music Cork Reveal Music Showcase
Mar31

Music Cork Reveal Music Showcase

The inaugural Music Cork will be showcasing a small selection of new Irish artists in a series of shows over two days, combining the newest talent and some of the best acts emerging from the Irish scene.  It is now confirmed that on Thursday 11th May, showcases will take place in Cyprus Avenue, Crane Lane, Triskel Christchurch and The Old Oak.  There will also be a special show on the opening night, Wednesday 10th May, in Cork Opera House. The artists and venues announced today include a Nialler9 curated Cyprus Avenue showcase featuring Ailbhe Reddy, Le Boom, Lyra. A Triskal Arts Centre show will be curated by IMRO and presents Cry Harridan, Jafaris, Little Hours, Super Silly. Music Cork organisers present a showcase in The Crane Lane Theatre with acts Alex & Echoes, BARQ, Rob Burch. The final announcements for these shows and the full lineup for The Old Oak and Cork Opera House are also coming soon. Taking place over three days in May, Music Cork will create a unique opportunity in Ireland to listen to some of the best industry professionals talk about their work and experiences, see the best new talent perform and enjoy plenty of opportunities to network with speakers and delegates over three days of intimate social gatherings and shows. Music Cork has already confirmed a wealth of industry speakers for the event, including Key Note Speaker, Darcus Beese, President of Island Records. In addition to Darcus, Music Cork will also welcome Mike Smith MD of Warner/Chappell and Rob Stevenson Executive Vice President of Republic/Casablanca. Music Cork will also bring together agents of the calibre of Geoff Meall (UTA / Muse), Steve Zapp (ITB / Biffy Clyro) and Josh Javor (X-Ray / Coldplay), alongside people who understand publishing like Martin Toher (B-Unique) and Tommas Arnby (Locomotion).  Other speakers include manager of Kodaline and Stephanie Rainey, Ricardo Zambak,  Adam Barker, Director of Business Affairs for Universal Music UK, Rebecca Allen, Managing Director of Decca and Marc Robinson, Managing Director of Globe. “We aim to provide an opportunity for some of the best new Irish artists to be seen by the highest possible calibre of international industry professionals”, said Jim Lawless, one of Music Cork’s organisers. In addition to this, there will be opportunities for attendees to network with some of the industry’s top minds on the Music Cork Pub Crawls, at Networking Breakfasts and during Friday’s Networking Day Trip – more details on these to follow. Early Bird Tickets priced €110 plus booking fee are almost sold out with full details available on MusicCork.com Further information and ticket details can be found...

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Townlands Carnival Reveal Lineup For 2017
Mar29

Townlands Carnival Reveal Lineup For 2017

Townlands Carnival returns for a third summer to the idyllic grounds of Rusheen Farm Estate, Macroom, Co. Cork. Promising three days of pure escapism. Townlands Carnival is set in a purpose-built village playing host to an eclectic mix of performers of all persuasions and disciplines from Ireland and abroad.   Townlands Carnival 2017’s music bill features Irish creative acts alongside eclectic international performers. Ranging from Comedy to Hip Hop, Soul, Reggae, Circus, to the visually spectacular.   Rubber Bandits, Bushy One String, Stomptown Brass, Le Boom, Krafty Kuts, MC Dynamite, Slamboree, Soothsayers, Goulash Disko, Dj Red I, Swinging Travelers, Jack O Rourke, James Or, Cork Samba Band, Paddy Dennehy, Hvmmingbyrd, Shookrah, Sillk, Mama Kasbah, My Fellow Sponges, The Elation Band, Deadly Light Shades, Sister Hyde and the Pesky Magpies, Chalk Outlines, and Grand.    The Village Green area will host talks and spoken word in The Town Hall, and children and families will be catered for by the Big Bubbles Kids Area. Townlands Carnival has also extensively added to their environmental sustainability programme in 2017 (see notes below).   Leave the camping gear at home arrive in style as Townlands Carnival offers glamping with Silk Road Tents and Airstream. Enjoy the luxury and adventure of the boutique camping experience in American Indian Tipis, Mongolian Yurts or Bell Tents. Alternatively, enjoy the comfort offered when you rent an Airstream at Townlands Carnival. Also on site will be the Big Blue Bus offering award-winning pizza.   With Early Bird and Tier 1 tickets sold out, Tier 2 three-day camping tickets are now on sale. A limited amount of campervan tickets are also still available. Day tickets are also on sale for €50. Festival goers will find point of sale operators including JC Murphys Bar (Macroom), Organico Cafe (Bantry), Toons Bridge Cafe (Toonsbridge), Shire Bar (Killarney), Spin Dizzy records(Georges Arcade, Dublin), Plugd Records (Cork) and Siopa Gan Ainm (Coal Quay Cork).   Tickets on sale now at...

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Walking On Cars announced for LATM
Mar28

Walking On Cars announced for LATM

Following their amazing sold out show at Live at the Marquee last summer, Walking On Cars today announced that they will return to play a headline show at the Marquee again this year on 26th June. Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 31st March via Ticketmaster and walkingoncars.com. Fresh from a fully sold out European tour, the band were recently awarded the prestigious European Border Breakers Award following in the footsteps of previous winners Adele, Mumford & Sons, Disclosure and Years & Years for the international success of their debut album ‘Everything This Way’. Debut album Everything This Way has now gone top five in seven countries and top twenty in a further twenty-three on the iTunes charts making the band amongst the top selling British signed breakthrough acts of the last 12 months, selling over 250,000 albums worldwide and going double platinum in Ireland, with hit single ‘Speeding Cars’ having had an astronomical 42 million Spotify streams worldwide. Walking On Cars’ huge radio sound has led to solid support over the past year with recent single ‘Speeding Cars’ charting top 20 on iTunes in 12 countries, securing A list at Radio 2, Radio X and Absolute and was also Radio 1’s Track Of The Day. Hailing from Dingle, Walking On Cars (Patrick Sheehy, Sorcha Durham, Dan Devane, Paul Flannery and Evan Hadnett) have sold out five UK tours in the past 12 months including Koko, The Scala, Electric Ballroom, the Forum and the iconic Roundhouse in London. Tickets for Walking On Cars, Live at The Marquee Cork go on sale this Friday 31st March at 9am and will be available from all usual Ticketmaster outlets...

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Tickets on sale Friday for Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard at LATM
Mar07

Tickets on sale Friday for Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard at LATM

Eddie Vedder has announced that he will perform a a show at Live at the Marquee in Cork on June 11 as part of a series of European concert dates in May and June. He will be joined by special guest Glen Hansard for the series of shows including the Cork date. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 10.   Eddie Vedder has served as Pearl Jam’s frontman since 1990. His debut solo release was the 2007 soundtrack album for the film Into the Wild for which Vedder won a Golden Globe for the song “Guaranteed”. In 2012, Vedder’s sophomore solo album, Ukulele Songs, received a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. Vedder will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam on April 7, 2017.   Glen Hansard has remained active on the Irish music scene as well as abroad from his days in The Frames to winning an Oscar for ‘Falling Softly’ to appearnces with Interference. His is outspoken about the homelessness crisis in Ireland supporting the Peter McVerry Trust as well as the Home Sweet Home campaign this winter. His new Digital EP ‘A Season On The Line’  is out now.   Tickets will be available Friday March 10 on...

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The Stunning and Sister Sledge for Leopardstown
Mar07

The Stunning and Sister Sledge for Leopardstown

In the history of music, there have been only a handful of musical groups which have managed to transcend time, genre, and culture . . . and Sister Sledge is indisputably one of them. The sisters, Debbie, Joni, and Kim have created some of the most defining tracks of the disco era, with ‘Lost in Music’ (co-written and produced by Nile Rogers) and ‘We Are Family’ spanning decades of playlists; dazzling audiences with a heady mix of jazz, soul, gospel, disco, and R&B. It’s with huge anticipation that Bulmers Live at Leopardstown welcomes them to Dublin this summer on Thursday, August 10.    The Stunning meanwhile have set the bar high for Irish music with a string of hit singles including ‘Half Past Two’, ‘Romeo’s on Fire’ and the legendary ‘Brewing Up a Storm’. Not resting on their laurels, Steve and Joe Wall have also had huge success with a second outfit, The Walls and remain after nearly three decades of playing together, two of the most charismatic musicians on the Irish music scene, continuing to put out fresh new music today. The Stunning play Bulmers Live at Leopardstown on Thursday, July 27.   These great additions to this summer’s line up join Something Happens (June 8), Hot House Flowers (July 13) and The Riptide Movement (July 20), with a further three shows still to be revealed.    Building of the success of previous Live at Leopardstown events,  the summer of 2017  promises to be another season of top class horse racing, superb live music, festival food and fun at Leopardstown Racecourse. Taking place over eight Thursday evenings during June, July and August in 2017,  the live performances will be preceded by a top class card of horse racing and a wide selection of hospitality options available for everyone from the great value ‘Summer Bundle’  to the premium ‘Summer Party’. For more information and tickets go...

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Irish acts invited to apply to BARE in the Woods using Mobstar
Mar06

Irish acts invited to apply to BARE in the Woods using Mobstar

As festival line ups across the country fill up quickly, new Irish artists are being offered the chance to play at the quickest growing event of the summer, BARE in the Woods.   Taking place at Garryhinch Woods, Co Laois, on June 9-11, BARE in the Woods has already announced hip hop legends House of Pain and Mike Skinner with more headline acts due to be released imminently. In the meantime, BARE17 is directing new Irish artists to download the Mobstar app and upload an entry for an opportunity to play this year’s festival.   Mobstar is the first and largest open network of authentic music talent that will allow users and fans to immediately discover, share, engage, follow and directly support their favourite rising talent.   Already, Heroes in Hiding, Craic Appeal, Mind Riot, Scoops, Chasing Abbey, Buniscionn, Wolves of Youth, Exiles, The Revellions, Emma Jai, The Kilo 1977, Dreaming of Jupiter, Montreal State, Not Monsters, Gemma Bradley and Quangodelic have been chosen to play BARE17 through the Mobstar app.   Festival organiser, Peter Dunne, said: “The quality of the acts that have entered through Mobstar so far have been amazingly good. We still have slots to fill over the three-day event, so we are encouraging anyone who would like to find out what its like to play a great Irish festival to download the app and get involved!.” BARE in the Woods is located only 50 minutes from Dublin and is accessible via motorway networks to all major Irish cities in under two hours. The site is located close to Portarlington railway station and serviced by Dublin Coach, with a 24-hour service to Dublin, Limerick and...

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