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Fastnet Film Festival Reveal ‘Film Music in Focus’ Programme

IMRO support ‘Film Music in Focus’ at Fastnet Film Festival in their 10th year.

This year at Fastnet Film Festival, which will run from the 23rd to the 27th of May, Film Music in Focus Curator Maurice Seezer has put together a very special programme for visitors to Schull to enjoy. The partnership with IMRO will help facilitate some very ambitious and collaborative performances this year, details of which have just been announced.

Opening Gala Performance

On Wednesday the 23rd of May, following the opening party, Carl Davis will conduct the Trio Apachés in a live performance of his musical score, written for Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925) as the film plays out on the screen. A Q&A session with Carl, Kevin Brownlow and Maurice Seezer will follow the show.

Lady Windermere’s Fan is based on Oscar Wilde’s classic play set in London in the 1890s. Lady Windermere suspects her husband may be having an affair. When he invites the other woman, Mrs. Erlynne, to his wife’s birthday ball, his wife is shamed and leaves the party. Mrs. Erlynne attempts to persuade her to return, sacrificing her reputation by explaining that she is her mother, having abandoned her 20 years earlier.

Following his performance at the Festival in 2017, Carl set about writing a new musical score for Lady Windermere’s Fan, specifically for the Trio Apachés to perform at Fastnet 2018. This is a unique opportunity to experience a true masterpiece.

Carl’s 1980 score for Abel Gance’s epic silent film Napoleon (1927), triggered an extraordinary revival of interest in the silent film. His talent composing original music for silent era films, from 1916 to 1927, when film and live orchestral music were in perfect synchronicity is compelling.

Trio Apachés, are three of the UK’s most respected soloists, praised for the infectious joy, virtuosity and innovation of their performances. Definitely the highlight of FFF 2018.

€25pp to include a glass of prosecco.

Wednesday 23rd May, 19.30 – 21.30 at the Schull Harbour Hotel. Tickets available online http://www.fastnetfilmfestival.com/tickets-bookings or from the Box Office on Main Street, Schull, 028 28600.

Round table discussion
That Essential Element

Lenny Abrahamson and Ed Guiney are joined by award-winning score composer Stephen Rennicks for this round table discussion. Stephen is best known for his collaborations with Lenny Abrahamson, making one of Irish cinema’s most successful partnerships – Adam and Paul, Garage, What Richard Did, Frank, and Room.

Best Original Music

€3000 Prize

The addition of a €3,000 Music in Film Prize, sponsored by W. Michael Satke, will be judged by Bill Whelan.

Screening of Song of Granite

After the screening, Colm Seoighe who plays young Joe in the film, will be performing some seannós. Join on Thursday at the Palace Cinema from 19.30 – 22.00, tickets €5.

Screening of Making the Grade

Screening of Ken Wardrop’s Making the Grade, depicting the relationship between piano students and their teachers.

FFFringe Music Around Schull

Various live Music in Film performances around Schull over the weekend, including: Accapellabella and Mick O’Callaghan’s ‘Between Storms’ who will perform at the Opening Party.

Screen Composers Guild of Ireland.
Discussion Forum with Sarah Glennane & Composer Members

The newly formed Screen Composers Guild of Ireland, is a professional association of composers who provide music for film, television and media. The Guild will work to improve and promote the creative element of music for screen, represent and improve the status and rights of composers working in Ireland, both domestically and internationally, and offer advice and resources to anyone seeking to employ and work with a composer.

Sarah Glennane is an independent music supervisor and consultant working in the Irish audio-visual and music industries. In 2017 Sarah authored a report, commissioned by music rights collection organisations IMRO and MCPS Ireland, into the Music for Screen Sector in Ireland. The report is available online at www.imro.ie. Sarah is currently working with some of Ireland’s most notable Composers for Screen to establish a Screen Composers Guild, launching this spring.

http://www.fastnetfilmfestival.com/

One Horse Pony Release Debut Single This May

From the muddy waters of Ireland’s deep south come One Horse Pony, an alt-roots outfit whose DNA can be traced to the swamp lands of Louisiana, smouldering with earthy Cajun tones and raucous intent.

One Horse Pony have already played with and received plaudits from legends like Blind Boys of Alabama (“we thought we were at church!”) and in a short space of time have racked up festival appearances at Electric Picnic, Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Indiependence, Kilkenny Roots Festival and more.

The original meaning of Corcaigh, the band’s hometown, is a marshy place and maybe there is a deeper connection here between the sounds of America’s Mississippi Delta and Leeside. This is not music with straight sides and sharp corners; it is music born of rough edges, crooked lines, with fire in its belly and alt-roots at its heart.

Their debut single ‘Muddy Waters’ could be taken as a homage to the great man himself, a tribute to where they are from or simply a rhythmic-roots tour de force whose screeching harmonica and foot-stomping drive sets the stall out perfectly for a band intent on capturing their much-heralded live performances.

‘Muddy Waters’ is taken from an EP, ‘Hot One’ (produced by Gavin Glass) due out later this year. In the meantime, enjoy the sounds of Ireland’s freshest, yet simultaneously dirtiest, no-good, shack-in-the-swamps outfit that go by the name of One Horse Pony.

Live Dates:
May 20 – Whelans, Dublin
May 26 – Coughlan’s, Cork
June 1- Ballyvolane House
June 2 – Cronin’s Crosshaven
June 2 – K Fest Kilorglin
June 3 – Vantastival
June 6 – Crane Lane, Cork
June 9 – Kavanagh’s, Portlaoise

Eurovision Representing Video Revealed

RTÉ is delighted to unveil the song and accompanying video that will represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entitled ‘Together’ penned by Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Mark Caplice and Laura Elizabeth Hughes.

The video depicts a young couple strolling through the streets of Dublin’s Temple Bar.

Speaking about the video singer- songwriter Ryan said, “It was amazing seeing the video come to life in the way it did, sticking with the original concept that love is universal and there are testing moments in every relationship. I can’t wait for all Eurovision fans to hear the track and check out the video!”

The video was directed by Christian Tierney who has worked with artists including The Weeknd, Macklemore, Demi Lovato, Kendrick Lamar, Drake,The 1975, James Bay as well as for organisations like TIDAL, Universal, Sony and Warner Music.Christian also creates video and photo content for UFC champion Conor McGregor. http://christiantierney.com/about/

The video was choreographed by Ciaran Connolly who has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, on television and major arena tours, including Take That, Robbie Williams, Katherine Jenkins, Darcey Bussell, Michael Buble, Will Young, Cheryl Cole, Girls Aloud, Five, Liberty X, Atomic Kitten, Blue, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing and Royal Variety Performances. Ciaran has worked as assistant choreographer on The Daniel O Donnell Rock and Roll UK Tour and on Sir Cliff Richard’s ‘Soulicious Tour.’

The dancers performing in the video are Alan McGrath (who previously performed as a backing dancer and drummer for Ryan Dolan’s ‘Only Love Survives’ Eurovision performance in Malmo in 2013) and Kevin O’Dwyer.

Ryan also took to Instragram to share photos of his mother’s reaction when she listened to the Eurovision track for the first time in New York this week. In an Instagram post he said: “My number one critic, who just so happens to be my mother listened to my latest single ‘Together’ during breakfast in NYC this week, and it’s the first time I’ve seen her more excited than I am about an up and coming release. My mam is the reason why I started singing, the reason why I love what I do, and the reason why I’m on this planet. So basically don’t blame me, blame my mother (emoji love heart) #IrelandForEuro2018 #Together”

https://www.instagram.com/ryan_acoustic/?hl=en

Singer-songwriter Ryan O’Shaughnessy will perform the ballad in the first Eurovision Semi Final in Lisbon on Tuesday May 8. ‘Together’ was purposefully written for the Eurovision Song Contest by writers working in The Nucleus, a new Irish songwriting team and hub, founded by Hamlet Sweeney, that brings the international model of collaborative songwriting to Ireland.

In August of last year, RTÉ held a Eurovision Song Contest Forum and invited key industry professionals, songwriters and performers to come to RTÉ to gain a deeper insight into the present day contest from international Eurovision experts and key RTÉ decision makers. The forum created debate and fostered new ideas as to the way RTÉ might approach the song contest this year. Over 300 songs were submitted to RTÉ for consideration before the November deadline. The song ‘Together’ was chosen after being selected by a panel of music industry professionals who listened to and judged the shortlisted final entries.

The Eurovision Song Contest semi finals take place in Lisbon, Portugal this summer on Tuesday May 8 and Thursday May 10 with the grand final taking place on Saturday May 12. Ryan will perform ‘Together’ in the first semi final on Tuesday in the Altice Arena which has a capacity of 20,000 and is one of the largest indoor arenas in Europe.

From Skerries, Ryan O’Shaughnessy was born in 1992 into a musical family, and became a student of Billy Barrie at the age of 4. When he was 8 years old an opportunity arose for Ryan to play the character Mark Halpin in RTÉ’s Fair City, a role he played for almost a decade. He matured as Damien Halpin’s younger brother and spent his teen years on the Irish screens. By the age of 17, music had become a priority for the North County Dublin native, and he left Fair City to pursue a career in music.

While studying at BIMM Dublin as a songwriter in 2012, Ryan penned his first collection of songs. Prior to the release of these songs, Ryan appeared on the finals of both The Voice of Ireland and Britain’s Got Talent in the same year. In his opening audition on Britain’s Got Talent, Ryan performed his now well known, self-penned song No Name which has had over 45 million hits on YouTube. He then returned to the semi finals with another self penned song First Kiss. Ryan was signed to Sony UK under Colin Barlow. While there, he worked on his EP which reached No.1 in Ireland for three consecutive weeks and reached No.9 in the UK charts. During this time Ryan toured the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland.

In July 2013, it was announced that Ryan would be one of the artists taking part in the new Irish songwriting competition The Hit, going up against his former The Voice of Ireland coach Brian Kennedy. O’Shaughnessy chose to release Who Do You Love? to enter the chart battle against Kennedy and won the battle with the single charting at No.3 in the Irish single charts.

Being placed on the global songwriting map at a young age, Ryan has had the pleasure of travelling and writing with some of the world’s greatest, including, Julia Fordham, Grammy Award winner Joy Williams, Mark Nevin, and multi platinum selling songwriter Kimmie Rhodes, as well as writing and working for different publishing companies and studios. In the last three years O’Shaughnessy has toured the USA and Canada. His love for songwriting and producing has seen him release music for himself and other artists through his recording label and studio Bayview. His latest album Back to Square One shows a maturity in his songwriting and musical taste. Ryan plays guitar, piano and saxophone.

The ESC is the largest entertainment show in the world and is consistently one of the most popular annual television events both in Ireland and across Europe. Last year’s Eurovision, hosted by Kyiv in Ukraine reached a total of 182 million viewers across 42 markets. The number of people watching the Eurovision Song Contest online more than doubled from 2016. There were 6 million live streaming sessions in 233 territories across the 3 shows on the official ESC YouTube channel and a total of 8.5 million on-demand requests.

Ireland still holds the record for most Eurovision wins with seven songs:

1970 Dana ‘All Kinds of Everything’

1980 Johnny Logan ‘What’s Another Year’

1987 Johnny Logan ‘Hold Me Now’

1992 Linda Martin ‘Why Me?’

1993 Niamh Kavanagh ‘In Your Eyes’

1994 Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan ‘Rock n Roll Kids’

1996 Eimear Quinn ‘The Voice’

True Tides Release Debut Single ‘Higher’

‘Higher’ is the debut release from True Tides, on Faction Records, home of James Vincent McMorrow, All Tvvins, DAY_S, and Search Party Animal.

The track was produced by Phil Magee (Kodaline, The Script, & Miles Kane) and mixed by Ross Dowling (James Vincent McMorrow, Bellx1, & Talos)

Formed in 2017, True Tides is the intrepid pop project of Cian, Conor and Eoghan McSweeney, three brothers from Cork, now living in Dublin. Through a reasonably simple set-up of drums, guitar, bass, electronics and vocals, they create bold and expressive guitar music that’s at once shamelessly catchy and sneakily complex. Although the brothers have technically been making music together their whole lives , they played their first gig as True Tides in January 2018 at, arts and mental health festival, First Fortnight, on a bill curated by ALL TVVINS.

They play this years Castlepalooza and Indiependence Festivals

True Tides are currently writing their debut album.

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Strange Attractor Release ‘Ain’t That Strange’ (feat. Clodagh Kearney)

Strange Attractor have just released the single ‘Ain’t That Strange’ (feat. Clodagh Kearney).

Strange Attractor are a festive Funk/Pop band from Dingle Co. Kerry, who draw influence from artists, such as Bruno Mars, Chic and James Brown. The band consist of Ben Bickerdike on lead vocals, Fionn O’ Neill on vocals/guitar, Mattie Barker on lead guitar, Cian O Sullivan on drums and Ben Janning on bass. Various session musicians often feature with the group including keyboardists, brass sections and guest vocalists.

In their 5 years together Strange Attractor have performed in many venues across Ireland whilst playing the country’s most prestigious festivals, including Electric Picnic, Cork Jazz Festival and Other Voices. The group have toured Germany and played UK festivals, such as Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire. The bands latest single “Ain’t That Strange” (feat. Clodagh Kearney) released on April 1st 2018 is an impressive example of what the band are capable of musically and has set the tone for the next two singles, which are due later this year.

Strange Attractor have received much praise by media and prominent musicians, having been described as:

Seriously funky! The kind of band made for outdoors on a sunny Sunday afternoon.” – Jackie Hayden (Hotpress)

Keepin’ the funk alive!” – Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliament/Funkadelic)

A vibrant blend of soul, jazz and R&B sounds brought to life by on point musicianship and a booming brass section.” – Stephen White (The Last Mixedtape)

Live Dates

The Kino – Cork – April 19th

Feile na Bealtaine – Dingle – May 6th

The Workman’s Club – Dublin – May 14th.

Links

  • Website: https://www.strangeattractormusic.com
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StrangeAttractorOfficial
  • Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/StrangeAttractorBand
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SAOfficialMusic
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Strange_Attractor_Official

Paul Doran Releases Debut Album ‘Sand’

‘Sand’ is the debut album from singer/songwriter Paul Doran, released on 1st May.

Known for songs like ‘Natives’ (Christy Moore and Paolo Nutini) and ‘Poison Words’ (Mary Black and Mary Coughlan), Paul is joined by some legendary names to record his debut album ‘Sand’. Featuring nine songs written by Paul, including ‘Natives’ and ‘The Gardener’ both recorded by Christy Moore and a cover of Tim Hardin’s ‘The Lady Came From Baltimore’ it brings together quality songs, a unique voice and musicians who have performed with Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher, Chuck Berry, Sinead O Connor, Ron Wood, Paul Brady and The Fleagh Cowboys

‘That Was My Heart’ has received a great reaction with airplay on RTÉ Radio 1, WLR, Ocean FM and KCLR 96FM.

Paul began performing his own material in Dublin venues in the 1980s supporting acts like Moving Hearts, John Martyn and Christy Moore while also working as a session singer for producer Bill Whelan and others mostly singing jingles’ for radio and TV. He co-wrote ‘Make It Work’ for the Self-Aid concert with Christy Moore who first recorded ‘Natives’ in 1987 leading to several other covers of the song. Over the years Paul’s songs have been performed by Christy Moore, Movin’ Hearts, Paolo Nutini, Mary Black, Mary Coughlan, Eleanor Shanley and others. He co-wrote ‘Make It Work’, the for the Seld-Aid Concert as featured on RTE’s National Treasures.

‘Natives has touched listeners round the globe with it’s universal quality’ – Christy Moore

“Paul Doran’s brilliant ‘Poison Words’ will doubtless see The Holy Ground hovering at or around the top of the charts till year’s end” – Hot Press

‘I was dying to sing this song for years but I didn’t have the guts’ – Mary Coughlan

Van Morrison Returns with ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, have just released Van Morrison’s new 39th studio album, ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’, a musical collaboration with Hammond organ virtuoso and trumpet master Joey DeFrancesco.

The successor to ‘Versatile’, Van’s chart-topping jazz album from 2017, ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’ will be available in 1CD/2LP physical configurations. A limited edition 7″ single–featuring Van Morrison’s ‘Close Enough For Jazz’ b/w Morrison’s stunning rendition of Guitar Slim’s ‘The Things I Used To Do’–will be available for Record Store Day 2018 (celebrated at independent record stores nationwide on Saturday, April 21).

A new milestone in Van Morrison’s ever-expanding catalog of essential recordings, ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’ finds the iconic Irish singer-songwriter-performer exploring a variety of jazz and blues standards and classics (‘Miss Otis Regrets’, ‘The Things I Used to Do’, ‘Every Day I Have the Blues’) alongside fresh interpretations of songs from Van’s own catalog (‘Have I Told You Lately’, ‘The Way Young Lovers Do’, ‘Magic Time’).

‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’ finds Morrison collaborating in the studio with DeFrancesco and his band–including Dan Wilson (guitar), Michael Ode (drums) and Troy Roberts (tenor saxophone). DeFrancesco, who signed his first deal with Columbia Records at the age of 16, has performed with Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Grover Washington, Jr. and many more while leading his own band, and is responsible for bringing the classic Hammond organ sound back to the world of jazz in the late 1980s.

The release of ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’ caps more than a year of non-stop activity for Van Morrison, who released his 37th and 38th studio albums (‘Roll with the Punches’ and ‘Versatile’) in quick succession in the fall and winter of 2017. ‘Roll With The Punches’ became his 13th album to reach the Top 10 of the U.K. charts, while ‘Versatile’ topped Billboard’s jazz chart.

The world of jazz has provided a vital ongoing influence on the music of Van Morrison, whose acclaimed 1968 studio masterpiece, ‘Astral Weeks’, showcased jazz musicians Connie Kay, Jay Berliner, and Richard Davis.  Inspired by the spontaneity, soul and sound of jazz, Morrison has performed on stage and/or in the studio with a variety of jazz and blues musicians including John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Mose Allison, Bobby Bland, Solomon Burke, Jeff Beck, Georgie Fame, Robbie Robertson, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Maceo Parker, Candy Dulfer and others.

Joey DeFrancesco is a prolific American jazz organist, trumpeter, and vocalist and Grammy-nominee who signed his first record deal (with Columbia Records) at the age of 16 and has gone on to release more than 30 albums. He has performed on stage and in the studio with a wide variety of artists including Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Larry Coryell, Frank Wess, John McLaughlin, Danny Gatton, Elvin Jones, and many more. DeFrancesco is a nine-time winner of the Down Beat Critics Poll (organ) and has won the Down Beat Readers Poll every year since 2005. He has won a number of JazzTimes Awards and is an inaugural member of the Hammond Hall of Fame.

YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY 

  1. Miss Otis Regrets (Cole Porter)
  2. Hold It Right There (Terry, Grey, Vinson)
  3. All Saints Day (Van Morrison)
  4. The Way Young Lovers Do (Van Morrison)
  5. The Things I Used To Do (Eddie Jones)
  6. Travellin’ Light (John Mercer, James Mundy, James Young)
  7. Close Enough For Jazz (Van Morrison)
  8. Goldfish Bowl (Van Morrison)
  9. Evening Shadows (Van Morrison / Acker Bilk)
  10. Magic Time (Van Morrison)
  11. You’re Driving Me Crazy (Walter Donaldson)
  12. Every Day I Have The Blues (Peter Chatman)
  13. Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
  14. Sticks and Stones (Titus Turner)
  15. Celtic Swing (Van Morrison)

Gavin Glass Shares ‘Thirty Somethings’ Taken from ‘OPUS POCUS’

Irish songwriter & producer, Gavin Glass returns with his new single, ‘Thirty Somethings’, a song that hits you like an overdue notice

The song ruefully relates the realities of modern Ireland now that the housing crisis is back, and how living in an age dominated by social media platforms, supposedly designed to bring people closer together, can leave one feeling nothing but alone.

Glass’ song writing chops are as sharp as ever and their perfectly matched by his unique approach to record production on this epic mini rock opera. Don’t let that scare you though, the only pin-balling going on here is that of hard working-class heroes bumping up against the ropes, being flipped into the out-lanes of negative equity, dependent on the bank of Ma & Da, and bouncing from one early-morning Tinder walk of shame to another. It’s all set against a big, wide sound that evokes Roy Orbison, Berlin era Bowie, a set of verses Elvis Costello would be happy with, and, of course, Glass’ unique blend of American folk, soul & pop music, beloved by discerning pop fans across the land.

This is the second single to be taken from Glass eagerly anticipated fifth long-player, ‘OPUS POCUS’, which lands in June The single’s release follows last year’s ‘Break Your Daddy’s Heart’ which was THE most played song on our national broadcaster Radio 1 for a three month period, and with good reason.

Glass continues to run his now legendary Orphan Recording Studios and since 2015’s album, ‘Sunday Songs’, acts such as Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, Lisa Hannigan, Paul Brady, David Keenan, The Young Folk, The Eskies, The Hot Sprockets, Mongrel State, Fangclub, Pillow Queens & Brass Phantoms have all recorded music within the walls of the sonic sanctuary that is Orphan Recording.

Gavin Glass plays the East Side Tavern in Dublin on Thursday 10th May

Davie Furey Releases ‘Flames On The River’

‘Flames On The River’ is the second single from Davie Furey’s forthcoming album. The first single, ‘Secret Light’ received huge airplay support helping it go straight to No1 on iTunes (singer/songwriters charts).

The song is inspired by Trumps’ destruction of America and subsequent response from those inspiring kids who were caught up in the school shooting in Florida. “The lyrics are not an in your face protest song, I wanted to say it differently” Davie says. They do however represent a resistance to Trumps’ policies, in particular immigration, The NRA and Syria. “Bound by fear, you know I can’t look back. The past is near and under attack.” Whether we like it or not, what happens in The White House reverberates around the world. “Can you feel it?” Can you feel the change that could happen, the momentum, the togetherness that can overcome this tyrant in the White House.

“So it’s a song of revolution, a song of protest, a song of praising courage, a song of defiance, a song that says you can’t do what you like in the name of people you are supposed to represent.”

Fureys’ debut album ‘Easy Come Easy Go’ was very well received in audiences across the country having been showcased by RTE, BBC Radio both home and abroad, resulting in a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music. Nominated three years in a row by The Pure M Awards, for Best Newcomer, Best Male Artist and Best Irish Solo Act 2018 . Davie’s knack for telling a story through song and his ability to engage a crowd have resulted in many sold out shows on his previous tours.

Website : www.daviefurey.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daviefureymusic1/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/daviefurey?lang=en
Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/davie-furey-music
Spotify  https://open.spotify.com/artist/0pJVfAuuVnqtwbSbwGPFwe?si=SHLtpXxfTd-XYVje1BdryA

Derry Clarke Awarded Best Chef Award at the 2018 Good Good Eating Guide to Ireland Awards

Derry Clarke, proprietor L’Ecrivain Restaurant took the overall best chef award at the IMRO sponsored Good Eating Guide to Ireland annual award presentations in Dublin’s Conrad Hotel last week.  Dublin born Clarke trained in the classical French tradition in the Man Friday in Kinsale. He came home to Dublin to continue his training under the direction of John Howard in Le Coq Hardi for four years. He then spent 8 years as Head Chef in le Bon Appetit Restaurant where his aspirations were always to open a place of his own. He and Sallyanne married in 1987 and opened l’Ecrivain Restaurant in July 1989.  l’Ecrivain has been awarded many accolades over the past twenty nine years, including a Michelin Star first awarded in 2003. A highly popular television personality he has headlined a number programmes over past years and more recently he has teamed up with Paul Flynn and Catherine Fulvio for RTÉ’s series Lords & Ladles which takes the viewer on a historical journey to celebrate our past through the wonders of food and the glories of cooking. The award  presentations were made by the Chairwoman of the Oireahtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government Maria Bailey TD.

Full list of Good Eating Guide to Ireland 2018 Award Winners

Best Restaurant Overall    Shanahans
Best Restaurant Munster  Ballymaloe House
Best Restaurant Leinster  Ananda
Best Restaurant Connaught  The Pullman Restaurant @ Glenlo Abbey
Best Restaurant Ulster  The Old Inn Crawfordsburn
Best Chef Overall  Derry Clarke ( Lecrivain )
Best Chef  Munster  David McCann ( Dromoland Castle )
Best Chef Leinster  Kevin Arundel  ( Chop House )
Best Chef  Connaught  Jonathan Keane (The Lodge @ Ashford Castle. )
Best Chef  Ulster    Noel McMeel  ( Lough Erne Resort )
Best Gastro Pub  Overall    Fade Street Gastro Pub
Best Gastro Pub Munster  The Courtyard
Best Gastro Pub Leinster   Gleesons of BooterstownBest Gastro P
ub Connaught  Buffalo Boy Carrick-on-Shannon
Best Gastro Pub  Ulster  Murphs Gastro Pub Butlersbridge
Best Seafood Overall  Matt the Thresher
Best Seafood Munster O’Connors Bantry
Best Seafood Leinster  Lobstar
Best Seafood Connaught Sage Westport
Best Seafood Ulster Olde Castle Bar
Best Hotel Restaurant Overall  Coburg @ The Conrad
Best Hotel Restaurant Munster Faithlegg Hse
Best Hotel Restaurant Leinster  The K Club
Best Hotel Restaurant Connaught Renvyle House
Best Hotel Restaurant Bushmills Inn
Best Newcomer Forno 500
Best Wine List Montys
Best Cocktail Bar  Koh
Best Ethnic Overall Indie Spice Sandymount
Best Ethnic Restaurant Leinster  Cinnamon Garden
Best Value Restaurant  Rolys Bistro
Best Value Seafood  Restaurant  Klaw Seafood Café
Most Stylish Restaurant Peploes
Best Tapas Restaurant   Salamanca
Best Tourist Venue Overall Oliver St John Gogarty
Best Tourist Venue Munster  River House  Cahir
Best Social Media   Fade St Group
Best Front of House Amy O’ Brien ( Darwins )
Special Award 50th Anniversary  Cavistons, Dalkey

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