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Upcoming Song Collector Sessions with Roy Buckley

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SCSMayMike and Leslie 2The Song Collector Sessions is a show that gets up close and personal with Ireland’s most established, leading and promising artists, allowing audiences to get an insight into the minds and music of some of this country’s greatest songwriters and indeed, song collectors.

Dreamed up and created by Cork singer/songwriter Roy Buckley (www.roybuckleymusic.com), The Song Collector Sessions gives each artist a platform to perform and speak about their songs, their music, their influences, as well as some stories from the road and lets the fans experience and enjoy the huge musical talent that our country has to offer.

Monday 28th April

Wallis’ Bar

Midleton

Cork

Featuring…

Phil Coulter

Tickets: €25 via Wallis’ Bar 021 463 3185

Wednesday 30th April

The South County

Douglas

Cork

Featuring…

Phil Coulter

Dave Browne

Tickets: €25 via The South County 021 489 1574

Friday 2nd May

INEC Acoustic Club

Killarney

Co. Kerry

Featuring…

Phil Coulter

Mike Hanrahan

Tickets: €25 via Ticketmaster

Thursday 8th May

O’Halloran’s

Blackpool

Cork

Featuring…

Derek Warfield & The Young WolfeTones

The Black Donnellys (Dave Browne & Dave Rooney)

Tickets: €10 from O’Hallorans | Ph: 021 467 9651 | Em: ohalloransbarblackpool@gmail.com

Wednesday May 28th

The South County,

Douglas,

Cork

Roy Buckley with guests:

Mike Hanrahan (Stockton’s wing)

Leslie Dowdall (In Tua Nua)

Tickets: €10 from South County | Ph: 021 489 1574 | Em: info@thesouthcounty.com

Thursday May 29th

O Halloran’s

Blackpool,

Cork

Roy Buckley with guests:

Mike Hanrahan (Stockton’s wing)

Leslie Dowdall (In Tua Nua)

Tickets: €10 from O’Hallorans | Ph: 021 467 9651 | Em: ohalloransbarblackpool@gmail.com

Friday 15th August

The Round Tower Hotel

Ardmore

Co. Waterford

Featuring…

Mike Hanrahan

John Spillane

George Murphy

For info see: www.roundtowerhotel.ie

 

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Moya Brennan & Cormac de Barra come to Riverbank Arts Centre

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ARK0114BB08This April world-famous Irish trad music legends Moya Brennan (the voice of Clannad) and Cormac De Barra (celebrated Harper) perform in this beautiful music show that they have created especially for children and families.

Commemorating 1000 years since the Battle of Clontarf, Ten14 uses gorgeous music and lyrics to evoke the adventures of our first High King, Brian Boru, and his love of the harp.

As part of its ongoing focus on music, The Ark commissioned Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra to create a new music concert for children and families. Both Moya and Cormac were fascinated by the history of Brian Boroimhe as children. They also shared with him a love of the harp which furthered their interest in the man, the music and the myth. Brian Boru’s ‘March’ was one of the first pieces both Moya and Cormac learned on the harp and they jumped at this chance to celebrate the hero himself, his last battle, his harp and to bring his story to life through music and song. The concert will combine brand new music and well-loved trad tunes as you’ve never heard them before.

Join Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra on a magical musical journey for everyone aged 4 to 104 on Thursday, April 24th at Riverbank Arts Centre.

Ten 14 is brought to you by The Ark with the support of an Arts Council Touring Award.

For more information, visit www.riverbank.ie.
To book tickets, visit box office or call 045 448327.

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Debut Album from Yearning Curve

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themurdermachinecoverhighresCork duo, Yearning Curve, are set to release their debut album, “The Murder Machine”. The album launch will take place on 8th May in Coughlan’s of Cork and on 8th June upstairs in Whelans, Dublin.

Songs are inspired by Wikileaks (The Whistleblower), the corporatisation of our world (Control Inc.), famine past and present (Sometimes) and grinders in personal relationships (On The Wheel). Some explore empathy (Cruel, The Politician), consumer effects on the Third World (Distant Drum) and the 1913 Lockout/modern sweatshop abuses (The Soldier).

For more see www.breakingtunes.com/yearningcurve

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John Blek & The Rats on Tour

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johnblekandtherat_WORKMANSJohn Blek and The Rats are on the road this month with a few dates in venues throughout the country. As part of the tour, the guys will be showcasing some new material they are currently working on for album number two. John and Anna have just finished performing as a duo after being invited to open up for Simone Felice on his Irish tour and now the full band return to headline duties a series of dates.

 5/4 Workmans Club , Dublin                                    

16/4 Cobblestone Joes , Limerick  

17/4 De Barras , Clonakilty                       

20/4 Pine Lodge , Myrtleville

Further info on tour available here

Check out their live video for “Calling Out My Name”, taken from their debut album “Leave Your Love at the Door”, recently filmed in RTÉ by Colm Walsh.

http://johnblekandtherats.com/

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Wild Promises launch gig details announced

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HomeBeat Wild Promises (1)Amongst the first glut of bands ever to play with Homebeat The Dirty 9s stood out for many reasons.

Immediate hooks, soaring choruses and delicate musicianship were their hallmark sound, but what made them special was the heart they played it all with and we were lucky to have them perform for us a number of times.

But sometimes, in art as in life, the light dims a little and you need to glimpse at each other through a new perspective.. life moves on, people move on, music moves on and bands move on…

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Dave Geraghty launches new ‘Join Me In The Pines’ project

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Join Me In The Pines (1)Bell X1’s David Geraghty released his debut solo album ‘Kill Your Darlings’ in 2007, to critical and fan acclaim. The album was also nominated for a Choice Music Prize that year. 2009 saw Geraghty return with his second solo offering ‘The Victory Dance’. Both of these albums were written and recorded between stints in the hectic Bell X1 touring schedule.

Similarly, Dave’s new project, ‘Join Me in the Pines’ was written and recorded over a year and half while on and off the road. JMITP is a return to the somewhat isolated creative process under which his debut album was made. This time around the process benefits from a newly built home studio, (which was tried and tested on the demos for Bell X1′s “Chop Chop” album). “Finally there’s a place, other than their flight cases, where all these instruments can reside. Every musician’s dream is to have their own home studio. However, this dream is of the double-edged sword variety. Being a workaholic, it’s sometimes difficult to switch off knowing that the studio is attached to your living room.”

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Debut Single from Cork Songwriter, Clare Sands

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Clare SandsClare Sands is a 20 year old musician, composer and songwriter based in the vibrant musical city of Cork. Having spent the summer of 2013 playing around New York City and making beelines into the NYC music scene, Clare is gearing up to release her debut single ‘Change Is A Comin’ on April 4th worldwide via iTunes.

With deep roots in Irish traditional and folk music her music emanates from these family traditions, combined with her love of Jazz and the Blues. ‘Change Is A Comin’ is Sands’ first single, and the song really captures Sands’ unique voice and gritty lyrics, which demand the attention of the listener. Accompanied by her backing band The Cranes, the song presents a unique texture which recognises Sands’ influences, whilst presenting them in a new and energetic way.

In support of her debut single Clare will be hitting up Ireland with a 15 date tour, accompanied by fellow songwriter and harpist Aisling Urwin. The quirky blues/folk duo have fifteen dates in venues around the country, followed by dates in Holland and Germany in the early summer.

Discussing the release of her brand new single, Clare said “I feel beyond excited and proud of it. A pleasure to play with such amazing musicians on it.”

For more see http://claresands.com/

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D.F.F.’s debut album “Pouric Songs” out on April 4th

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Dave Flynn Band_0116D.F.F. is one of the most exciting groups to emerge from Ireland in recent times with their African-tinged Chamber Pop Songs featuring glorious vocal harmonies and outstanding musicianship!

D.F.F. began in 2011 when Dave Flynn (guitar/vocals) had the desire to create a fresh sounding band. Flynn is best known for his work as a composer in the classical and traditional music worlds, particularly through his collaborations with Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (The Gloaming). However, there is another side to Flynn’s work which was set aside whilst he was concentrating on classical/traditional music. Long before he composed classical and traditional music he was a songwriter and electric guitarist. This project is a result of his yearning to return to the song-writing world where his music career began.

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Other Voices Season 12

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RTÉ Two from Sunday March 30th 2014 10:30 PM

Other Voices returns for it’s 12th season and takes to the air on RTÉ Two television on Sunday March 30th 2014 at 10:30 PMother voices

Series 12 began shooting last December in its spiritual home of St James’ Church, Dingle Co Kerry and then headed North in February along that line of longitude that connects Dingle to Derry to set up shop for the second year in a row at The Glassworks, Derry. Both of these locations; the Dingle Peninsula and the Foyleside City of Derry provide a beautiful visual backdrop for brilliant musical performances.

Over six weeks, presenter Aidan Gillen will take you on a musical trip with each programme featuring a compelling soundtrack of songs, conversations and unique acoustic performances.

Other Voices Season 12 will feature one-off performances, intimate acoustic sessions and interviews with some well known artists including David Gray, George Ezra, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, John Grant, Bell X1, Mogwai, Patty Griffin, Agnes Obel, David Arnold; platform rising stars Hozier, The Gloaming, Ásgeir, Lisa O’Neill, East India Youth, Poliça, Public Service Broadcasting, Foy Vance, Walking On Cars and introduce new artists, Willis Earl Beal, The Amazing Snakeheads, The Bohicas, Josef Salvat, Little Matador, Rosie Carney, Samantha Crain and Lulu James.

Programme 1 on March 30th at 10.30pm will feature music and conversation with The Gloaming, William Doyle aka East India Youth, ‘Take Me To Church’ singer Hozier and newcomer Roise Carney. In The IMRO Other Room are The Clameens and Slow Skies.

Speaking of Season 12, executive producer Philip King said

“There is truly remarkable music in Ireland just now The Gloaming reached No1 and are acclaimed worldwide, Hozier and Walking On Cars are engaged with Major Labels and Publishers, Rosie Carney is a voice of the future. To capture and transmit brilliant new music from this Island to the world to have that music endorsed and mentored by some of the most exciting artists who come to Derry and Dingle is at the heart of what Other Voices is about”

 

Other Voices is supported by DCAL, Derry City Council, RTÉ, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, IMRO, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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