Paddy McKenna hears from Delorentos about the art and craft of songwriting, investigating some of the themes and techniques they draw upon to create their music.
Date: Thursday 18th December
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: IMRO, Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.
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Musicians by vocation and occupation, one of Delorentos’ best asset is the intuition with which they interact with one another. Those idiosyncrasies make this band what it is, firmly rooted in the unspoken ties that bind; collaboration, mutual respect, and the art of pushing things forward.
Delorentos released ‘Night Becomes Light’, the follow up album to the critically acclaimed ‘Little Sparks’, on October 10th this year on Delorecords/Universal Music Ireland. Night Becomes Light features the electrifying single ‘Show Me Love’.
Night Becomes Light is the fifth album from Delorentos, following their debut In Love With Detail, second album You Can Make Sound, the Meteor Choice Music Prize-winning Little Sparks, and limited edition acoustic record Unbroken, Untied.
They are currently being hailed as one of Ireland’s finest and most imaginative bands. As well as their recording success, Delorentos have always been a touring band, having played extensively in Ireland, as well as the UK, Europe and North America.
Success and ability come dropping slow, and Delorentos bottle it with increasing sophistication, safe in the knowledge that the long game, the slow burner, the incremental improvement, is how the greatest work is crafted. They have two goals: to be as good a band as they possibly can be, and to write the best songs they possibly can.
This week the Church of St. James’, Dingle, will open its doors to Other Voices from 12th – 14th December. All the signature elements that make Other Voices so special will be there in abundance. The full lineup includes performances from Ben Howard, Buke & Gase, Ibeyi, King Creosote, The Lost Brothers, Damien Rice, Melanie De Biasio, Wild Beasts, Young Fathers, All We Are, Delorentos, Jessie Ware and Walking On Cars. This year
the Other Voices Music Trail will be bigger and better with over 30 new and more established bands playing in venues and unusual locations around Dingle, ranging from Trad to Hip Hop and beyond. Surprise guests are always a feature. All Music Trail events are free and take place before and after the church performances. For the full line-up including bands such as Lethal Dialect, Hawk, Somerville, Jape you can click on the link above or click join on the Facebook event page. Jim Carroll’s Banter Salon will be taking place in Foxy John’s Bar on Saturday and Sunday and full details on all speakers can be found on Other Voices’ Banter page.
Each year, Other Voices and RTÉ provides a TV and online platform for new acts in the IMRO Other Room. Applications for a performance slot in the IMRO Other Room were received and a shortlist of five acts were compiled – Come On Live Long / Staring At Lakes / Little Xs for Eyes / Wyvern Lingo /Zaska with the public choosing Staring At Lakes as the Viewer’s Choice for the IMRO Other Room. Each year, Other Voices and RTÉ provides a TV and online platform for new acts in the IMRO Other Room – Joining Staring at Lakes are Cloud Castle Lake, Somerville, Booka Brass Band, God Knows + mynameisjOhn and Ye Vagabonds.
All acts will all be filmed as part of next year’s series. Tickets, once again, will be free and can be won through various online and media competitions so keep an eye on othervoices.ie. To stay up to date with announcements follow on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat & Twitter with the hashtag #othervoices. The music from the church is streamed live to venues and pubs around the town each night. Other Voices is supported by RTÉ, Fáilte Ireland, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and IMRO.
For more than ten years, Other Voices has welcomed some of the world’s most eclectic music-makers and captured on film scores of unique, one-off live performances. Beginning in the humble St James’ Church in Dingle, Co. Kerry, the show has recently branched out to Derry-Londonderry and London. As part of the series, Other Voices provides a TV and online platform for a collection of emerging musicians and bands in the IMRO Other Room. The IMRO Other Room aims to shine a light on these rising home-grown talents and give them an opportunity to be seen and heard by a global audience. For information and full submission details for the ‘Viewer’s Choice IMRO Other Room’ initiative, please go to othervoices.ie
Dublin based singer – songwriter Ailbhe Reddy’s unique blend of fervent, emotive song-writing, laced with compelling chord changes and entrancing melodies has quickly garnered her an exciting reputation on the Irish music scene, attracting the attention of media broadcasters such as TodayFM, who featured her original track ‘Cover Me’ as the accompaniment music to their ‘Shave or Dye’ advertising Campaign.
The holiday-themed song comes out on December 1st, just under a month after the release of the singer-songwriter’s debut album sung in English, “Perfect As I Am.” All profits from the single’s sales will be donated to the charity.
Special Christmas is special in several ways. A story behind it is very special to Larissa Tormey, and the song is going to become special to many children in need this December. And of course, it’s a song for the most special of all holidays.
A recent writing collaboration between James Cramer, lead singer and song writer with folk/roots band Tupelo, and Eleanor McEvoy has resulted in a new Christmas song called ‘Snowflakes Fall’ to get you in the festive mood.
Everyday, on every main street in Ireland, singers and musicians busk for the public. Now they’ll have the chance to busk to the nation.
If you’ve performed on the street, or in front of a small or large audience; whether it’s just you with a guitar, or a group of singers or musicians, then this is the stage for you.
The series will be recorded in RTÉ Studios in late February, but applications for the show are being accepted now. From the applications, 100 acts will be chosen for the recordings and they will have their chance to showcase their talent to the nation.
Over the series a panel of 3 expert judges, from the world of music and song, will whittle all the acts down to an elite group of 10. The Top 10 will then battle it out, head to head, for the title of Ireland’s Top Busker and a cash prize. Competition is open to all ages.
To apply for the series, please email ei.snoitcudorperada@arual
A new study published by EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and presented today to Commissioner Oettinger, Commissioner Navracsics and Vice-President Ansip shows that cultural and creative industries are among the EU’s biggest employers and have experienced sustained growth even through recession.
The EY study published today emphasises that creative works are one of the main sources nourishing the digital economy, which has been placed at the forefront of the European Commission’s future policy plan. Jean-Noël Tronc, CEO of French authors’ society Sacem, commented that “The creative and cultural sectors are an integral part of the digital economy. Creative works are instrumental in the value generated by the digital networks and platform”.
At a meeting later today with European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Culture, Youth and Sports Tibor Navracsics, and Vice-President Andrus Ansip, the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers (GESAC) and its partners for the study, will invite EU politicians to give the necessary consideration to the importance of creators who provide the life blood of the creative and cultural industries and the digital economy.
Christophe Depreter, President of GESAC, said “Today’s study shows that the creative and cultural industries create 5 times more jobs than telecommunications and far more than conventional sectors like chemical, automotive and metal and steel industries. We are in the information age and creative works are the main source of its digital economy. Creators need to be at the centre of EU policy on authors’ rights/copyright that would also feed a more diverse and future-proof digital economy.”
The top five have been compiled as follows (in no particular order):
Voting is open now on the RTÉ website and will close at 8pm on Wednesday 3rd of December.
The Other Room Viewers’ Choice will be announced at 12pm on Thursday 4th of December. The winner will travel to Dingle in December to record their winning track for Other Voices Series 13.
To vote for your favourite band – click the link below.