For the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend here’s some Irish music played on the Guitar that I’ve been working on recently with some of my students. There’s two tunes here, one slow and one quick. There’s ‘The Rakes of Kildare’ which is a Grade 6 RGT exam piece and before that ‘She Moved Through the Fair’. … Continue reading Something For The Weekend
RTE today announced a series of Bursary Awards in 4 different categories for new and breakthrough artists. Awards of €5,000 will be awarded in the areas of Pop / Rock / Dance Country / Roots / Folk Traditional Irish Classical Solo / Jazz. €500 will also be awarded to runners up. Terms & Conditions and … Continue reading RAAP | RTÉ Bursary Awards
This morning I came across this newly set up Facebook page called ‘Underage Bands Dublin’. It was set up by local drum teacher and drummer from Bennett vs. Matrix, Martin Cullinan. He is looking for bands with members under the age of eighteen to play at monthly gigs at the Draíocht Arts centre’s Studio space (Blanchardstown) from … Continue reading Get your band gigging this Autumn.
If you’re going to watch one thing this week, just put an hour aside to watch this documentary on the independent music culture which has been building in Ireland. It has interviews with everyone involved in creating great new music that it’s even worth hearing from. This includes Niall Byrne from Nialler9.com which is where … Continue reading One thing you should watch this week. A documentary on Irish independent music