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Noreena Gill set to launch “Something About You” EP

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.

Songwriters In The Round returns on Nov 13th in Kilkenny’s Hole In The Wall

songwritersintheroundSONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND is back for its third month on Thursday 13th November at Hole in the Wall, Kilkenny. Last month’s event saw a full house captivated by the songs of Ultan Conlon, Clive Barnes, Mike Ryan (New Blue Sioux) and Jimmy Trigger (We Are The Riot).

Hosted by Martin Bridgeman, this month’s Songwriters in the Round is going to be another very exciting and popular event with Carol Keogh, John Hegarty, Celine Carroll and Justin Cullen (Frankenstein Bolts) taking to the stage to share their songs and an insight into their writing. Tickets are 7 Euro on the door.

See the Facebook page Songwriters in the Round Ireland for updates:

Billy Treacy releases ‘Temple Bar’ single

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’

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

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

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

Inflyte Launches Groundbreaking Music Promo Delivery Platform

Belfast based inflyte-004music and technology company Inflyte has announced the launch of a groundbreaking, user-friendly mobile platform that allows music companies and PR firms to send promo material direct to DJs, programmers and journalists for instant, smarter feedback.

Founded by former BBC presenter, DJ & producer Paul Hamill and technology developer Paul McConnon, Inflyte was established earlier this year with the aim of creating a way for promotional music to be distributed and listened to in a much more efficient way that offers a better user experience for everyone involved.

The Inflyte team also includes Darren Hemmings, who is the founder of digital marketing consultancy Motive Unknown and curator of influential music industry newsletter The Daily Digest.  Hemmings has assumed a business development consultancy role with the company.

Inflyte allows promotional music to be sent directly to users mobile phones where it can be cached and listened to offline at any time on any device. It allows recipients to listen to promotional music and deliver feedback when it suits them making it much more lifestyle compatible.

Outstanding musicians to present workshops especially for children

Outstanding Halloween_ART_Blues_Train_2musicians from the worlds of jazz, blues, rap, swing, pop and dance music to present workshops and performances especially created for children this mid-term break

The Ark, in Temple Bar Dublin, consistently brings world class artists, musicians, writers and actors together all with the common goal of creating exciting work designed especially for children. This mid-term there is a real treat in store as internationally renowned musicians gather at The Ark to bring young audiences on a musical adventure through the worlds of blues, jazz, dance, pop and swing.

With a programme of events running from 25 Oct – 1 November there is something for all musical tastes and talents.

The Ark welcomes back Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden for a gig full of songs, imaginative sound play, unusual instruments and a little bit of joyful chaos. To co-incide with the re-launch of Out of the Door of The Ark, an album of songs by Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden two very special concerts will be held on Sat 25 Oct at 12pm and 2.30pm. Aimed at ages 3-8, family audiences will hear the sounds of the double bass, singing saw, harp, accordion, thumb pianos, mandolin, concertina, swanee whistle, guitar and other strange instruments they might have never even seen before.

For ages 2-4, saxophonist Nick Roth is creating a very special magic-themed workshop for ages 2-3 and ages 3-4, Inspired by the work of Miles Davis in the 1970s and given a suitably Halloween twist! (26 & 27 Oct)

Harmonica player and guitarist Michael McInerney will bring audiences on a journey into the mellow world of the blues. This is a hands on workshop suitable for total beginners and participants will have a chance to try their own hand at the harmonica small wind instrument you play with your mouth to make groovy blues sounds. (27 Oct & 1 Nov)

Angie (Minnie) McLaughlin and her band (the Illywhackers) are known for their quirky and fun mix of swing, Hawaiian, jazz/blues songs and on Bank Holiday Monday 27 Oct at The Ark will perform a Transylvanian themed concert especially for children and families. Presented in partnership with the Bram Stoker Festival.

Jape shows us ‘The Heart’s Desire’

Premiering this JAPE-This-Chemical-Sea-1000x1000pxmorning on Nialler9, Jape‘s first single from their forthcoming album ‘This Chemical Sea’ is titled ‘The Heart’s Desire’.

With the album release date in January 2015 and hopefully some tour dates to coincide with the launch it’s going to be a busy Christmas for Richie Egan & Co.

You can follow Jape on Facebook and Twitter.

The Songwriter Club celebrates it’s 3rd Birthday Party Tonight

songwritersclubThe Songwriter Club celebrates it’s 3rd Birthday Party at Anseo on Camden Street on Tuesday 14th October from 8pm. The club was set up by Sinead McNally and Keith McLoughlin on October 15th 2011 to get musicians to meet up and get chatting about the music industry, the lives of songwriters and much more. Over the last three years we have met some of the most amazing people in the industry from people in record labels, managers, producers, songwriters, organisations etc.. We have had the Club expand to Galway and that has been running since September 29th 2013 hosted by Noreena Gill.

We will be inviting guests back for this special event which starts at 8pm and getting everyone to play at our open mic after the meeting at around 9.30pm.

The idea behind the club is to bring songwriters together every couple of months to chat about all sorts of songwriting stuff, share ideas, set up collaborating groups and also to have fun getting to know each other. There will also be special guests from different areas of the industry. All songwriters, whatever the genre, whatever the standard are welcome to attend.

@songwriterclub on twitter.


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