Archive: September 2015
altered hours album

To say I’m excited about Altered Hours‘ debut album would be an understatement. I’m ecstatic about the news, delirious about the idea of around ten tracks from the five piece all in one place. But let’s try and get through this post first, and the fact that they’ve given us the first taster of In […]


It’s a big weekend in Cork as Culture Night tonight combines with Sounds From A Safe Harbour for a stellar lineup. There are too many highlights on both programmes, but for our latest The Point of Everything show we managed to pick out a few things that should make for a great weekend. Everything on […]

Sam Balloons balloons

Sam Clague has been playing music for a long time – I remember walking down the main street in Clonakilty years ago and seeing Sam, barely in his teens busking. He’s only gotten better since, with plenty of shows, solo and with various bands, under his belt. And Clague is now ready to reveal his […]

clonakilty guitar festival

In the latest episode of The Point of Everything, I went to Clonakilty to chat to Ray Blackwell of De Barra’s and Kevin McNally of various guises, including the music department at UCC, West Cork Ukelele Orchestra and Cork Gamelan Ensemble – the pair are also members of the organising committee for Clonakilty International Guitar […]


While it’s been relatively quiet on the blog over the last little while, if you’ve been paying attention you’ll have notices the podcast that we’ve started up. We started at the height of summer (when it was raining) and we’re now eight episodes in by the start of September (when it’s still raining). For the […]

great balloon race

Cork band Great Balloon Race released debut album Cardboard almost three years ago and in the interim have set about becoming one of the most intense and exciting live bands around – their set supporting Jennifer Evans in Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh earlier this summer was stunning. The four piece – Marcus Gordon (guitar/vocals), […]