Noreena Gill set to launch “Something About You” EP

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Noreena PhotoNoreena Gill’s EP Launch Night “Something About You” will take place on Wednesday 26th November from 9pm in Monroes, Galway. Support on the night comes from The Songwriter Club which includes Dennis Mockler, Mike O’Connor, Padraig O’Flaithearta, Padraig Stevens, Pete Duffy & Carla Merrigan. Followed by Noreena Gill with Live Band and finishing off the night with The Galway Jazz Jam.

Noreena Gill is a Singer/Songwriter from Galway. She began her music career in musical theatre and gigging on the local circuit singing jazz and performing with local bands.


Billy Treacy releases ‘Temple Bar’ single

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billytreacyBilly Treacy is a Folk/Roots Singer Songwriter and this is a narrative of his personal experiences around Temple Bar.

“This song came about from my observations of both playing around Temple Bar or warning tourists of the perils surrounding them. Sure, it might be expensive in parts, but can you really put a price on “The Craic”. One things for sure if you’re looking for somewhere that’s lively and open late you’re inevitably going to find yourself in the Temple Bar area”

I had been messing around with the idea of this song and then after a meeting with John Spillane he had mentioned to me that he was surprised there was no song about Temple Bar and I thought I better write one before he does.”

“Temple Bar” is Billy Treacy’s new single from his forthcoming album “Head Above Water”. A proud Dub originally from Capel Street. He plays regularly in The Ha’Penny Bridge Inn and is one of the musicians on The Traditional Musical Pub Crawl.

Love it or Hate it. Like it or Loathe it. Temple Bar is here to stay and now here is the soundtrack for it. Provided by musicians who ply there trade in the area.


Love/Hate star Aoibhinn McGinnity features in the video for Tupelo’s new single ‘Yesterday’s News’

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tupeloAoibhinn who plays Nidge’s wife ‘Trish’ on the hit TV series LOVE/HATE takes on the lead role in the video for the latest single ‘YESTERDAYS NEWS’ from Tupelo’s album ‘Push On’. The song itself also features another Irish star in songstress Eleanor McEvoy. The single is released on 24th October.

Also released on 24th October is the Deluxe edition of the album “Push On”. Exclusively featuring the singles “Yesterday’s News” with Eleanor McEvoy and “The Shifting Ground” with Sharon Shannon as well as six storming Live tracks from Whelans, the 20 track set is out on iTunes and all digital stores.



Cormac O Caoimh is due to release ‘Yellow Crumbs’ single

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cormacCormac O Caoimh is due to release the second single (Yellow Crumbs) from the “The Moon Loses Its Memory” cd this Friday – November 7th

Songs from the cd have already been played on RTE Radio 1, Newstalk, BBC Radio , KCLR and many more
He will also be playing a special gig in the Beggarman pub November 30th with Martin Leahy

November 30th 8pm.
Admission : 10 euro (includes a free album..your choice of one of four)
Cormac O Caoimh & Martin Leahy

Cormac O Caimh will be doing a very special intimate gig November 30 th in The Beggarman pub in Gillabbey Street, Cork.  There is an amazing 35 seat cinema upstairs in the Beggarman and he will be doing a gig there with Martin Leahy (on drums and bass) . Martin regularly plays with Ger Wolfe and John Spillane and has played with Christy Moore, Declan Sinnott, Jimmy McCarthy, North Cregg and many many more.


Swords release live EP

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On September Artwork27th Swords played to a live audience at Smalltown America Records studio in Derry.

The set was mainly new material that the band had been quietly working on lately.

The EP; Swords – Live at Smalltown America contains live versions of 4 new songs and also the track ‘Wicklow’ from their album Lions & Gold.

Purchase Link:

Available Until: Tues 4th Nov 2014.

You can follow Swords on Facebook & Twitter


Upcoming Irish tour for Luan Parle

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Meteor Award luan parleWinner Luan Parle has kicked off her Irish Tour playing dates around the country.

She has just put the finishing touches to her much awaited new EP release which has been produced by Gavin Glass, mixed by Ingmar Kiang with a single release due for early next year.

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Oct 18th – Upstairs at Whelan’s  Dublin

Nov 14th – Cleeres Kilkenny

Nov 21st – Hugh Lynches Tullamore

Nov 22nd – Sirius Arts Centre Cobh

Nov 28th – Upstairs at Roisin Dubh Galway

Nov 29th – McCarthys Dingle

Dec 06th – The Castle Inn Newcastle

Jan 23rd – Wexford Arts Centre

You can follow Luan Parle on Facebook and Twitter


Jason Makes It 10,000

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The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO), the organisation which represents songwriters, composers and music publishers reached a significant milestone this week with the help of Jason Boland, bass player/songwriter with leading Irish band Kodaline.Kodaline's Jason Boland reveives his certificate from Keith Johnson of IMRO making him the 10,000th member of the Irish Music Rights Organisation.

Jason has just been announced as the 10,000th member of the organisation which collects royalties for songwriters and music publishers for the public performance of their songs.

Kodaline were in studio recently recording tracks for their new album which follows on from their critically acclaimed hit album ‘In a Perfect World’.

As they head out later this month on a series of live dates across the USA playing to their ever growing American fanbase, 2015 is certainly shaping up to be a big year for the band.

Pictured: Kodaline, Jason Boland (Kodaline) & Keith Johnson (Director of Marketing & Membership IMRO)

Photography: Ruth Medjber / Ruthless Imagery Photography




Pearse Halpin Releases Follow-up Single ‘Your Story’

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pearse halpinIrish Pop-Rocker Pearse Halpin has just released his latest self-penned single, ‘Your Story’, taken from his recently released album ‘The Trick To Living’.

Pearse, who is originally from Dublin, initially began to make his name in the music world after relocating to Kells, Co.Meath. He released his debut independent album, ‘Found It’ in March 2012, and since then has amassed a growing local following with his charismatic live performances with his band.


Lethal Dialect announces 1988 album launch show in Dublin

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lethal dialectLethal Dialect released 1988 last weekend to great acclaim. Produced by JackKnife-J and with guest vocals from Damien Dempsey, Jess Kav and 4Real, the album marks the rapper’s emergence to the forefront of Irish hip-hop. The album is currently available on iTunes.

This will be Lethal Dialect’s only headline show for the remainder of 2014.