Category: Pictures/Live
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Louise Bruton, in the Irish Times, wrote of Bantum‘s second album Move: “With familiar names such as Rusangano Family, Loah and newcomer Farah Elle featuring, it’s an exact guide of who we should be listening to right now.” At Bello Bar last Friday night, which me and two fellow Cork people stumbled across after consulting […]

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It was a solid lineup of new music at Dublin’s Academy last night as Rocstrong headlined a ‘five band bash’. Harbouring Oceans got things started before AE Mak, Barq and Zaska (featuring Jess from Barq, who is, instantly, one of the most arresting live performers in Irish music) showed why they’re likely to be on […]

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Well that was pretty good, wasn’t it!? Altered Hours launched their debut album In Heat Not Sorry at the Kino in January, promoted by Southern Hospitality Board, and returned to the venue at the end of the year, Saturday, December 10, as part of the promoters’ Sudden Club Weekender. Supported by the Bonk, a self-described […]

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Rusangano Family ripped it up at the Kino on Friday night, opening Southern Hospitality Board‘s Sudden Club Weekender. Anybody in doubt that they’re the most exciting live band in the country is surely convinced now. The three piece, comprising the non-stop energy of rappers God Knows and Murli and beatmaster mynameisj0hn, were supported by Bantum, […]

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Brid O’Donovan (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) was back behind the camera for Hard Working Class Heroes last week. Here are her shots from the third and final day, Saturday, featuring Oh Boland, Galants, Rusangano Family, Shaker Hymn, Participant and Nocturnes.

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All photos by Brid O’Donovan Last weekend, September 15-18, saw the 11th edition of the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival take over the West Cork town. I’ve seen some great shows down the years as part of the festival, Girl Band on Saturday night two years ago was probably the best show I’ve seen from them. […]

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There was loads on in pretty much every venue in Cork city over the weekend as the jazz festival took over. The likes of Ginger Baker in the Everyman and Lee Fields and Sharon Jones in the Opera House were always going to wow, while the Sextant is turning into the place to go for […]

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East India Youth was one of the opening acts at the 36th annual Cork Jazz Festival, taking to the Cyprus Avenue stage last night, Thursday, October 23. Nominated for the Mercury which is announced next Wednesday, debut album Total Strife Forever would be more than a worthy winner. I’ve seen William Doyle live twice this […]

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Dublin trio Women’s Christmas have just released their excellent debut album, Too Rich For Our Blood, and played a free gig in the Crane Lane in Cork to showcase it. Released on Out On A Limb – the second album the label has put out this year, after the Windings/Land Lovers split – the 12 […]

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Girl Band played their final Irish show at the weekend, filling the TDC in the Triskel Arts Centre for their first sold-out show in Ireland. They’re easily one of the best live bands in the country so expect plenty more sell-out gigs to follow in 2015, a year which should also see the Dublin four […]