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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. […]


Coasting in on an underwater bassline, ‘Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon’ is an unexpected treat from Richie Egan aka Jape and Conor ‘Villagers‘ O’Brien. Egan says he had been sitting on it for a while but because of some upcoming Irish dates supporting Villagers, including the Savoy in Cork on Monday, December 16, he decided to forge […]

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Last weekend, June 21-23, the fourth edition of Body & Soul was taking place in Ballinglough Castle, Co Westmeath. The lineup seemed like a real step-up on previous years, with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds a massive coup for the Saturday night. It was my second time seeing the band in less than a […]

Body & Soul lineup

The fourth outing of Body & Soul takes place this weekend at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. You’ve probably heard about the big international artists playing over the three days: James Murphy, Kurt Vile, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PiL, Charles Bradley, Solange and Jon Hopkins (seriously don’t miss Solange and Jon Hopkins). This is […]

This is an interview I did with Richie Egan, aka Jape, for the Irish Examiner (my first print article). I haven’t changed anything, bar adding some italics, inverted commas for song titles and adding some links/embeds. You can read the original version here. IN 2008, Jape’s album Ritual took home the Choice Music Prize, the […]