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All pictures by Brid O’Donovan (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) Emmet Condon, organiser of Another Love Story, which took place last weekend at Killyon Manor, Co Meath, was telling me recently that the done thing with a ‘successful’ festival is to expand things, to grow bigger the following year. But ALS isn’t like other festivals. […]

another love story 2017

The fourth edition of Another Love Story, a festival presented by Homebeat and Happenings, takes place in Co Meath this weekend. Tickets (there were only 600 or so) are long gone. It’s supposed to be a very special thing, with a bill featuring mostly Irish acts such as Katie Kim, Tomorrows, Ailbhe Reddy and Ellll, […]

indiependence 2014

Indiependence returns to Deer Park in Mitchelstown, Cork, on the August bank holiday weekend, August 1-3, with a pretty stellar lineup. Public Enemy are the big name that jumps out, while I can’t remember when Cork legends Sultans of Ping last played a gig. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip are always great live while […]

MGMTSummer 13

I wasn’t expecting this gig. I especially wasn’t expecting to hear about it late on a Sunday night. MGMT have been revealed as the headliners for Murphy’s Little Big Weekend, which runs from October 18-20, with all the gigs taking place in the Savoy. Whether or not MGMT are really festival headliners – there’s a […]

Lisa Hannigan knots

Coughlan’s Bar in Cork City is planning a pretty great musical extravaganza for September 26-30. Plainly called the Coughlan’s Live Music Festival 2013, the name doesn’t do it justice. Over the course of the four days we’ll see Lisa Hannigan take to the stage – her first gig in Cork for ages; could she have […]

Camden Crawl Dublin took place last weekend, with tonnes of bands playing across 15 venues in the capital. Brid O’Donovan headed up with camera in tow to capture some of the action. After the jump you can see all the action, from Wife in the Village, through what looked like a great show from Sleep […]

It didn’t help that I saw the Glastonbury lineup a minute before I saw what Indiependence had to offer. Unlucky timing, I guess. We knew beforehand that Bastille and Kodaline were already playing Indiependence, held in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, and now we know who’ll be joining them. And it’s hard to get excited about it, […]

There had been worries when it was announced that Oxegen would be taking place on the August bank holiday weekend that Indiependence and Castlepalooza might be squeezed out. But fear not, dear festival lover, because both are going ahead and one has announced its first official band for the weekend. Indiependence takes place August 2-4 […]

Click to enlarge. Chic at 11pm, followed by Nicolas Jaar until 2am? Yes please. See you there. Liss Ard Festival.

Last year’s Ones to Watch mini-fest in Whelan’s threw up some previously unheard bands that went on to do great things last year. Cashier No 9 are the band who spring to mind. Soon after playing the January 2011 bash, their album came out and became one of my favourites of the year. A lot […]