LAOISE RELEASES INFECTIOUS NEW TRACK ‘BOTHER’ FROM UPCOMING SECOND EP

Originally from Galway, in Western Ireland, Laoise grew up surrounded by traditional Irish music. The 21 writes ambitious, frank, and dreamy pop songs which cover topics such as relationships and heartbreak, often with dark and moody, introspective undertones. Laoise (pronounced Lee-sha) pulls apart her own experiences and examines them with a gritty and impressive honesty and bravery. Laoise’s latst song, ‘Bother’ tells the very familiar story of a love gone wrong – a relationship that’s turned sour and spiteful.

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Áine Cahill Performs ‘Fairytale Of New York’ With Kodaline At Brixton Academy

Irish breakthrough artist Áine Cahill is one to watch in 2018 following the release of her new single, ‘Blood Diamonds’, as well as mamoth tours with JP Cooper and Kodaline.

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Essential Advent Calendar: Circuit3 – ‘I Believe In Father Christmas’

Irish synth artist Circuit3 (aka Peter Fitzpatrick) has released his take on the classic, ‘I Believe In Father Christmas’. Originally released in 1975 by Greg Lake (Emerson Lake & Palmer) with lyrics by Peter Sinfield, the instrumental riff between the verses on ‘I Believe In Father Christmas’ comes from the ‘Troika’ portion of Sergei Prokofiev’s ‘Lieutenant Kijé’ Suite. Circuit3’s synthy version was recorded in Dublin using classic retro analogue synthesisers, giving the song a charmingly warm vibe.

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Essential Advent Calendar: Festive Double A Side From Irish Rockers Heavy Soda ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ And ‘It’s All So Easy (It’s Christmas Time)’

Heavy Soda describe themselves as “three people who were once in the same band at different times came together to reform an old band with a new name that only one of them had been in before.” It’s clear from the outset that the Dublin trio are fun guys, and their choice of Christmas songs, a brilliant, almost as good as the original, cover of ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ and their own composition, ‘It’s All So Easy (It’s Christmas Time)’ go further to prove this.

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Essential Advent Calendar: Junior Brother Is ‘Hungover At Mass’ With Ode To Drink And The Fear Of God

Junior Brother, real name Ronan Kealy, is an Irish experimental folk singer from County Kerry, but is now based in Dublin. His track, ‘Hungover At Mass’, is behind the 6th door on our Essential Advent Calendar.

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RING IN 2018 WITH IRELAND’S BIGGEST NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Ring in 2018 with New Year’s Festival Dublin, Ireland’s biggest New Year Celebration. Dublin City will light up with imagination and wonder over 2 days with 4 spectacular events from 31 December 2017 until 1 January 2018. The Custom House, Dublin’s iconic landmark, will be the centre for NYF Dublin’s countdown and New Year’s Day celebrations this year.
Today, New Year’s Festival Dublin announced the ticket details for their FREE Midnight Moment countdown events taking place on New Year’s Eve and details for the 3NewYear’s Day Celebration on 1 January 2018.

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Percolator – ‘Sestra’

Percolator, based in Dublin, Ireland, are a three piece group formed in 2009. With influences drawn from such diverse sounds as Krautrock, shoegaze, avant garde, experimental and prog rock, Percolator released their debut album, ‘Sestra’, in April this year. It’s out through Penske-Recordings, a Cork-based independent label which has also released albums from the likes of up and coming Irish bands including The Altered Hours and Magic Pockets.

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New Year’s Festival Dublin Announces New And Exciting Programme

Now in its fourth year, New Year’s Festival Dublin has announced a new and exciting programme of events to ring in 2018. Dublin city will light up with imagination and wonder over 2 days with 5 spectacular events from 31 December 2017 until 1 January 2018.

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Josh Ritter – ‘Gathering’ Album Out Today Ahead Of Shepherds Bush Empire Show December 5

‘Gathering’ is the ninth full length album from singer songwriter Josh Ritter and is out today on Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers.

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Hard Working Class Heroes Conference 2017 – 28-30 September

Hard Working Class Hereos 2017 will open on Thursday, September 28th with a targeted networking event in The Chocolate Factory. This will give international delegates an opportunity to meet with their Irish counterparts and the artists attending the HWCH Music Conference.

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Dublin’s Hard Working Class Heroes Festival Sees 50 Bands Chosen

50 of Ireland’s most exciting bands will play live in 5 venues across Dublin city on September 29th and 30th for this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes Festival.

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The Crayon Set – ‘Lost Languages’

Dublin based 6 piece band, The Crayon Set, will release their new album, ‘Lost Languages’, on October 10.

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Robert Plant Releases ‘Bones Of Saints’ Ahead Of New Album And Tour

Robert Plant’s new album, ‘Carry Fire’, will be released October 13th on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. His new single, ‘Bones Of Saints’, is from the album and is out now, accompanied by a great animated video.

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IMELDA MAY TO PERFORM IRISH NATIONAL ANTHEM AHEAD OF MAYWEATHER VS MCGREGOR FIGHT IN LAS VEGAS

Imelda May will perform the Irish National Anthem ahead of the historic boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor tonight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Irish singer and songwriter will sing her national anthem – ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ – for fellow Dubliner McGregor.

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Ger Fox Sailing Merge Wexford Talent With Debut Self Titled Album

The self titled debut album from Wexford band Ger Fox Sailing is not what you first expect. Initially the listener might think they’re all grunge and inward looking, but a closer inspection reveals a quality album filled not with angst, but contemplation.

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Amber Run To Release Acoustic EP ‘Alaska’ Ahead Of UK/Eire Tour

Nottingham’s Amber Run will release a new digital acoustic EP, ‘Alaska’, on 22 September, ahead of their Autumn UK and Irish tour that month.

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