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mary hickson

The second edition of Sounds From A Safe Harbour (SFASH) returns to Cork city next week, Thursday to Sunday, September 14-17, with a stellar lineup including three humongous shows at the Opera House: Lisa Hannigan, the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra and Aaron Dessner on Thursday, Bon Iver on Friday, and the National on Saturday. Needless to […]

hare squead

After a couple weeks off (computer problems – damn you automatic Windows 10 update – and Primavera holiday) the weekly roundup of new Irish music is back. Below are nine new tracks from Irish artists released in the past week as well as the new album from Brigid Mae Power, which is reportedly one of […]

printer clips cover

Paul Noonan has stepped away from Bell X1 for a sideproject he’s calling Printer Clips. He’s roped in plenty of friends for the project, including (deep breath): Joan As Policewoman, Martha Wainwright, Gemma Hayes, Amy Millan, Julia Stone, Danielle Harrison, Cathy Davey, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh. Oh my. ‘Apparatchik’ is the first track […]

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 […]

Directed by Myles O’Reilly, of course. Taken from the album of the same name. I got to see Lisa Hannigan play at Liss Ard festival in Skibbereen, Co Cork, in August. My first time seeing her, I thought she was brilliant, managing to capture my attention as well as the people around me: three generations […]

Myles O’Reilly captures the essence of the suptuous and soothing ‘Home’, taken from Lisa Hannigan’s second solo album Passenger.

Yet another wonderful video from Lisa Hannigan. After the colour frenzy of ‘Knots’ and the water-filled tub of ‘Little Bird’, ‘What’ll I Do’ ratchets up the fun once more. When they were thinking up video ideas for Passenger, Hannigan’s second album, which is also up for the Choice Prize, she must have thought of the […]

We’re not two weeks into 2012 yet but there has already been an enormous amount of sniping going on as regards Irish music. I realise Ireland couldn’t exist without a healthy dose of cynicism but it seems that we’ve reached a crescendo already.

It’s widely accepted that 2010 was a classic year for Irish bands, one that was always going to be difficult to reciprocate. Last year, the Point of Everything did a Best Songs of 2010 list that featured a measly six Irish bands. Looking back, so many more Irish bands deserved to feature. Irish music is […]