This is from aaaaages ago. I thought I had posted about it here but it was stuck in the drafts folder. My guitar playing got a mention when I played as part of the BeatleMania2 charity night in Blanchardstown, a long time ago. Better late than never. http://issuu.com/uandimusicmagazine/docs/beatlemania_2
Tonight is the very first broadcast of my new Radio show – In Context. My show will be looking at contemporary classical music and all of the related genres linked to it so you could hear solo piano music, orchestral, alternative band music and electronic music too. On tonights show I have a feature interview with Fergal Dowling … Continue reading In Context – My New Radio Show
This review was written for and was originally posted to Louderthanwar.com on 19/05/2013. PVT The Button Factory, Dublin May 4th 2013 Australian experimentalists PVT are on tour in Europe – Chris Ledwidge caught their show in Dublin. Camden Crawl Dublin is a strange little mini festival. Your ticket gets you either a one or two day pass which … Continue reading PVT – Camden Crawl Dublin Review
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
Record Store Day 2012 is happening tomorrow 21st april and there are plenty of things going on in Ireland for it. This will be the 5th Record Store Day since it was first set up in 2007 to celebrate independent record store in the U.S. and around the world. It aims to bring record stores … Continue reading Record Store Day 2012
I came across this vending machine at the Grand Social venue in Dublin recently selling Guitar and bass strings, slides, picks and other Guitar accessories. I can only imagine how often guitarists need to quickly run down from playing a show to get a change of strings, I can’t imagine many are so underprepared. It seems … Continue reading Guitar Nerdarama!