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Milky Teeth sees Robbie Barron, guitarist in the Cork-based bands Shaker Hymn and John Blek and the Rats, take centre stage for the first time. ‘Sleepiness and Weary Wit’, his debut single, sees him channel the Beatles for an upbeat soundtrack to the end of a relationship. The chorus: “I don’t get it at all, […]


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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Hard Working Class Heroes takes place across Dublin from Thursday to Saturday, October 6-8. I talked to a couple acts ahead of the festival for the latest TPOE podcast (iTunes/Soundcloud), including Caoilian, the singer/guitarist with Cork four-piece the Shaker Hymn. You can hear the full interview on the podcast but below are a couple of […]


There were a plethora of good bands and acts playing around the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork City over the weekend, APril 19 and 20, in a joint celebration of Record Store Day and our launch of We Play Here issue 2. On Saturday night, Twin Lights, Nativism and the Keep on Jumpin’ DJs kept […]

The Shaker Hymn lo-res

The Shaker Hymn are readying their first 7″ single and are releasing it this Saturday, Record Store Day. It comprises their two singles to date, the still utterly exhilarating ‘Hunter and the Huntsman‘, and ‘The Runaway‘. The single comes ahead of their debut album, Rascal’s Antique, which should be out soon enough. The double-A side […]

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Cork band the Shaker Hymn follow-up the ‘Hunter and the Huntsman‘ single with a similarly growling effort in ‘The Runaway’. Skittish drums make way for classic rock style strikes of guitar with Caoilian Sherlock saying he would like to run away: “Would you please come with me, I never thought I’d say this, you’re the […]


I think it’s been a really good year for Cork music, from new releases to new bands, venues and more. On Saturday night at the Pavilion, Fred called it a day with a stunning show, drawing the curtain on 15 years of music. But the show must go on, and the following night, Sunday, December […]

SH Connolly video

We got to hear ‘Hunter And The Headman’ last week and now we get to see the Shaker Hymn in action performing it live in Connolly’s of Leap (in west Cork). It was recorded by Feel Good Lost, who are just off one of their most successful shoots, making the video for Hozier’s ‘Take Me […]


More and more down-sized boutique music festivals have been popping up all over Ireland over the past year or two. But Colm O’Herlihy, who started the MDR label earlier this year, has been holding probably the smallest boutique festival for a few years now. Mountain Dew takes place in his own back yard in Macroom […]


Cork band the Shaker Hymn played the Crane Lane on Tuesday night, July 23. I really enjoyed the set, an hour of confident, classic rock. Led by Caoilin Sherlock, who appeared on the blog earlier this week, they don’t have any music up online – they have promised to put something up this week though, […]