Tag: Spook of the thirteenth lock
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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. […]

land lovers

An incomplete roundup of the new Irish music released this week. What did I miss? What should I listen to? Tweet me your abuse and recommendations. Land Lovers – ‘Springtime for the Mystics’ Clocking in at just under five minutes, ‘Springtime for the Mystics’ is the opening track of Dublin five-piece Land Lovers‘ new album, […]

quarter block party

After a successful inaugural year, Quarter Block Party, presented by Makeshift Ensemble and Southern Hospitality Board, returns to North and South Main Street, Cork City, on February 5-7, 2016. The likes of Elastic Sleep and Altered Hours starred on last year’s music programme and this second installment looks like being just as exciting. Here’s the […]

A nice, plaintive video for a gentle but defiant song. Some grey images, representative of Ireland in 2012, wrap around a seisĂșin by Spook of the Thirteenth Lock. The video was directed by Dylan Phillips. The band play the Pavilion in Cork on Saturday at 9pm. Free gig. ‘The Rattling Hell’ is taken from Spook’s […]