February 15th at Whelans will be their last gig
(support from Rachael Lavelle)
After 10 years together as a band, SPIES have announced that their February 15th show in Whelans will be their last. They have also shared a new mix of their song ‘Constancy’ by producer Rían Trench (Solar Bears). Since their 2013 single ‘Distant Shorelines’, the band have been working with Trench who featured as the mix engineer on their 2018 single ‘Watchman’. This is the first of two remixes done by Trench for the band with a remix of ‘Young Dad’ coming on the 11th of February.
Speaking on their decision to end the band, the members have this to say –
Dear friends, families, and fans,
We have decided to call it a day as SPIES.
The five of us have had an amazing time playing music together over the last 10 years but we feel the time is right to move on.
There are no hard feelings, we are still very close friends, but with members spread across different countries and with our lives moving in different directions we felt it made sense to make this show our last.
We are really proud of all of the music we released, in particular our album Constancy and look forward to making music individually and together in different projects.
We are incredibly grateful to everyone who worked with us, encouraged us, listened to us, and came to our shows. Thanks also to the artists that influenced us, our families, better halves, and friends who supported us over the years. It has always meant a lot.
Come join us for a dance in Whelans next month.
Michael, Conor, Neil, Jeff, & Hugh xxxxx
On February 15th, SPIES will play their last ever show in Whelans, joined by special guest Rachael Lavelle. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
Live At The Marquee, Cork
Thursday 28th May 2020
Tickets on sale Friday, 31st January at 9AM
Following multiple sold out shows including Iveagh Gardens Dublin on 4th July, Fontaines D.C. have announced two more shows for 2020. The Band will appear at Live At The Marquee, Cork on 28th May followed by Live At Botanic Gardens in Belfast on 29th May. Both Shows are proudly presented by Aiken Promotions and will go on sale Friday 31st January at 9am from all usual outlets.
Fontaines D.C. has been crowned as one of the most exciting live acts to emerge out of Ireland in recent years.
Their long-awaited and highly-anticipated debut album, Dogrel, was released last April with exceptional reviews locally and internationally. Along with a run of sell out shows in Ireland and beyond, highlights of 2019 also included a remarkable performance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon which can be viewed here.
With a summer filled with festival dates and headline shows, Fontaines D.C. are most definitely living up to their hype.
Quotes from media:
Brilliant, top to bottom” – The Guardian (★★★★★)
“One of guitar music’s most essential new voices” – NME (★★★★★)
“An inspired debut album from a special band” – CLASH (9/10)
“Exceptional” – DIY (4.5/5)
“Poetic and powerful” – Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
“Open intensity and proud sensitivity might explain why a traditional white-dude rock band has hit a nerve, when the world seems to need anything but more white-dude rock.” – The New York Times
“Burly, relentless, and surprisingly tuneful, Dogrel is an anti-capitalist gut check with a relevance that extends far beyond the Emerald Isle.” – Pitchfork (Great Records You May Have Missed: Spring 2019; 8.0/10)
“Some of the most gripping underground guitar music the world has seen in years” – NME
“A striking debut” – Q (★★★★)
Live at Marquee, Cork – Thursday, 28th May 2020
Gates 6.30PM – Show 8PM
Tickets €38.00 on sale this Friday, 31st January at 9AM
Live at Botanic Gardens – Friday, 29th May 2020
Gates: 6.30PM – Show 8PM
Tickets £36.00 on sale this Friday, 31st January at 9AM
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ASH announce details of
Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash
Released February 14th 2020 via BMG
Having successfully outlasted their self-described ‘guaranteed real teenagers’ tagline when they first burst in earshot in 1994, ASH have today announced the release of Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash released on 14th February 2020 through BMG and available in limited quantities with a special lenticular sleeve both on vinyl and CD.
Teenage Wildlife traces the band’s recording career from exuberant debut Jack Names The Planets through to the likes of BuzzKill from 2018’s top twenty album Islands whilst also including a brand new offering Darkest Hour Of The Night alongside thirteen Top 40 singles such as Girl From Mars, Gold Finger, Oh Yeah amid an array of the band’s recorded history. Teenage Wildlife also comes in a limited lenticular three CD set that will include an eighteen track collection of rarities including a version of The Buzzcocks’ classic Everybody’s Happy Nowadays (featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin), the eternal Teenage Kicks and the collection’s infamous title track.
From their mini-album Trailer, a volley of intent with Jack Names The Planets, Uncle Pat and Petrol recorded whilst still at school debut album proper, 1996’s Number One album 1977, almost imploding with the follow-up Nu-Clear Sounds, the addition of teenage guitarist Charlotte Hatherley, 1998’s historic Northern Irish Referendum show in Belfast before a return to the number one spot with the universally acclaimed Free All Angels seeing Tim Wheeler awarded with an Ivor Novello for Shining Light, consolidating a reputation for a run of extraordinary singles.
Whether the original trio or expanded four-piece with the multi-talented Hatherley, ASH have continually excelled both live and on record – an edited overview of reflection, Teenage Wildlfe encapsulates the past twenty-five years perfectly.
The release of Teenage Wildlife will be accompanied by extensive live itinerary throughout Europe and Scandinavia, re-visiting many of the towns, cities and venues they have previously played over the years. Dates are as follows:
21 Aeronef Club LILLE, FR
22 Botanique Rotonde BRUSSELS, BE
23 Das Bett FRANKFURT, DE
25 Universum STUTTGART, DE
26 Gebaude 9 COLOGNE, DE
28 Mascotte ZURICH, CH
29 Covo BOLOGNA, IT
01 Strom MUNICH, DE
03 Futurum PRAGUE, CZ
04 Hydrozagadka WARSAW,PL
05 Bi Nuu BERLIN, DE
07 Bar Brooklyn STOCKHOLM, SE
08 Vulkan OSLO, NO
10 Hulen BERGEN, NO
11 Folken STAVANGER, NO
13 Beta COPENHAGEN, DK
14 Knust HAMBURG, DE
15 Paradiso Noord AMSTERDAM, NL
17 Stylus LEEDS University, UK
18 O2 Academy NEWCASTLE, UK
20 SWG3 TV Studio GLASGOW, UK
21 O2 Ritz MANCHESTER, UK
22 Rock City NOTTINGHAM, UK
24 O2 Academy BRISTOL, UK
25 Pyramids PORTSMOUTH, UK
27 The Roundhouse LONDON, UK
28 Gibus Club PARIS, FR
29 Le Rex TOULOUSE, FR
31 Razzmataazz 2 BARCELONA, ES
01 Kafe Antzokia BILBAO, ES
02 Joy Eslava MADRID, ES
04 RCA Club LISBON,PT
05 Capitol SANTIAGO de COMPOSTELA, ES
“The Snakes Farewell to The Emerald Isle” is an iconic Horslips track and one that Johnny Fean, Jim Lockhart, Barry Devlin and Ray Fean – the touring Horslips line up – certainly plan to play when they take to the stage in The Olympia Theatre Dublin for St Patrick’s Night.
It’s a chance for Dublin audiences to rock out in the company of a band who have been described as ‘defining a generation’
‘It’s been a while since we played a gig in Dublin’ says drummer Ray Fean ‘so when St Patrick’s Night in the Olympia was suggested, we thought “that might be fun” and signed up for the gig. And yeah… the oul snakes are well associated with St Patrick, all right…’ Ray – guitarist Johnny Fean’s brother – has been playing in the hit show Come From Away in London’s West End (and has an Olivier Award for his pains). He flies in for Horslips gigs, which in 2019 have included the Fleadh in Drogheda and Feile in Thurles.
‘The last time we played the Olympia’, recalls flautist and keyboard player Jim Lockhart ‘was another big public holiday, the Christmas shows back in…would you believe over eight years ago, 2012? Gosh, time flies when you’re having fun.”
Since their triumphant return to playing in the O2 – back in 2009 – the band has played in America, the UK and Europe: ‘and we hope to do a few more English and European appearances over the next while as well as our Irish gigs’, says bass player Barry Devlin. He points out that the band has been on the road longer this time around than first time out. ‘St Patricks Day will make it almost eleven years of gigs. First time out it was just under ten: we still get a kick out of live gigging, and we play material from most of the albums.’
The band have released 10 studio albums and 2 live albums as well as many singles in the years between 1971 and 1980 – all are still available as CDs and downloads. They recently rereleased vinyl copies of two of their best known albums ‘The Tain” and ‘The Book Of Invasions”.
TICKETS FROM €35 ON SALE FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER AT 9AM FROM TICKETMASTER
Third Annual IrelandWeek Returns to Los Angeles
November 1 – 8, 2019
Event Patrons Include Anjelica Huston, Chris O’Dowd, Fionnula Flanagan and Roma Downey
Citywide Events to Celebrate Irish Culture, Creators, and Innovators
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA / DUBLIN, IRELAND (October 4, 2019) – IrelandWeek is proud to return to Los Angeles and present a breadth of exciting events held cross the city November 1-8, 2019. Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston, Emmy Award winners Chris O’Dowd and Fionnula Flanagan, and Multiple Emmy Award nominee Roma Downey, will serve as IrelandWeek patrons, with further announcements coming very shortly. IrelandWeek will present 15-plus events over eight days.
Celebrating the close cultural, trade, entertainment, and economic ties between Ireland and Los Angeles, IrelandWeek will feature a series of educational and cultural activities, including live music and theatre, visual arts, film, TV, sports and animation offerings. This year it kicks off again with IrelandCon, the flagship conference which has sold out the last two years and attracted city and government officials, celebrities, and a who’s who of industry leaders in tech, trade, and entertainment.
The Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (Prime Minister), wrapped up a two-day trade mission to Los Angeles on Friday, where he opened the new Irish Consulate. The new Consulate hosted a series of events across the city to mark it’s opening, one of which, held at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), was proudly supported by IrelandWeek and LMU.
Held in Silicon Beach at LMU for the third year-in-a-row, IrelandCon will present an expanded schedule, with panel discussions covering a range of topics such as Brexit, Ireland’s tech innovation and rise in successful start-ups, the country’s strong tax incentives for film productions, and its economic boom which has fueled major corporate investment from around the world. For more information please visit www.irelandweek.com.
IrelandWeek Co-Founder Deirdre O’Neill-Machin explains, “IrelandWeek has emerged as a perfect platform to showcase and promote the wealth and breadth of Irish creative talent and innovation on the international stage. With sold out events the last two years, IrelandWeek has continued to build upon its success, and we’re thrilled to return again to celebrate in the city of LA.”
IrelandWeek is sponsored by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Culture Ireland, Loyola Marymount University, Aer Lingus, Kennedy Wilson, IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Tourism Ireland, The Ireland Funds and Silicon Valley Bank.
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Clannad announce Irish tour dates as part of their 50th Anniversary Farewell Tour
Waterfront Hall, Belfast, 29th February 2020
Cork Opera House, 2nd March 2020
Tickets from £40.00 / €49.20 inclusive of booking fees
On sale this Friday at 10AM
Clannad are celebrating an exceptional award winning 50 year career with the announcements of a farewell world tour which includes two Irish shows. They will perform in Waterfront Hall, Belfast 29th February 2020 and Cork Opera House, 2nd March 2020.
Tickets from £40.00 / €49.20 inclusive of booking fee, available from this Friday at 10AM.
Clannad have sold out 15 million records worldwide and with eight Top 10 U.K. albums to their name. The Grammy and BAFTA award winning quartet will also release a new Anthology ‘In a Lifetime’ deluxe set to be released worldwide on 13 March 2020 via BMG.
Their world tour will last a year and a half incorporating territories such as Europe, Australasia, North America, Japan, and South East Asia dates which will be announced over the next coming months.
To coincide with this very special live tour, BMG are proud to be releasing ‘In a Lifetime’ Anthology; a multi-format, career-spanning anthology containing tracks from Clannad’s 50-year recording career. It will be available as a 38 track 2CD set, 2CD deluxe, 2LP, 2LP deluxe and an expanded deluxe 100+ track set as well as digital versions. The anthology will both delight and excite Clannad’s enormous and loyal fanbase as well as introduce this legendary, influential and culturally important band to a whole new generation of music fans.
The multi-award winning Clannad have without doubt done more than any other group to take Irish music and the Irish language to a worldwide audience. Fusing elements of traditional Irish music with more contemporary folk, new age, and rock they have created a beautifully unique and ethereal sound which combines haunting melodies and mesmerising vocals to transcend the sands of time whilst appealing to a worldwide audience of all ages.
BORN OPTIMISTIC PRESENTS…
MIC CHRISTOPHER’S 50TH
Featuring special guests Paddy Casey, Lisa Hannigan, Tim Burgess,
Mark Geary, Ailbhe Reddy & many, many more
8pm-11pm, Saturday 21st September, 2019
Tickets €29, with all proceeds going to Aidlink
Saturday September 21st would have been Mic Christopher’s 50th birthday. In his honour, friends, fans and admirers will stage a concert for him in his spiritual home of Whelan’s. There’s a vast array of talent gathering to sing Mic’s well-known songs together. The line-up for the concert is a mixture of close friends of Mic’s, and people he never met, who will be collaborating on his songs. With each passing year more people discover Mic’s incredible songs and this concert celebrates that.
The line-up includes:
Acko, Ailbhe Reddy, Alice Jago, Ann Scott, Aoife Carton, Clare Sands, Cry Monster Cry, Davy Lyons, Eve Darcy, Inni-K, Jane Willow, Karl Odlum, Leslie Keye, Lisa Hannigan, Margaret Healy, Mark Dignam, Mark Geary, Muireann, Nina Hynes, Paddy Casey, Sharon Horgan, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Q, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Saoirse Casey, The Daydreamers, The Pale, Ultan Conlon.
All proceeds from the event will fund Aidlink’s local partner charities in Kenya and Uganda. The core focus of the work Aidlink funds is based on capacity building within society by empowering women, which begins with education, but also includes irrigation and sanitation. The welfare of children was a huge concern of Mic’s, so it’s fitting that the funds will be used in this way.
Tickets (€29) are close to selling out. Book at: www.bornoptimistic.com
All Together Now
August Bank Holiday Weekend
31 July – 3 August 2020
Curraghmore Estate, County Waterford
All Together Now... As the dust settles we look back and take stock of our second chapter. Firstly, the All Together Now Team would like to say we are absolutely and fully committed to making sure that the issues that arose this year’s festival are not repeated. We have taken in every comment, every email and are carefully taking note of where we need to improve. We have met and are working closely with An Garda Siochana and our other partner agencies to ensure that the traffic experienced traveling to this year’s festival does not happen again. We aim for the highest standards and plan to deliver the best festival experience possible. We are deeply disappointed that some areas of this years All Together Now fell short of expectations, and for this, we are truly sorry.
Secondly, we would like to thank the All Together Now community for its continued support, we are indebted to those who took a chance on us and joined us on our maiden voyage in 2018 and those who returned again this year, sticking with us through heavy traffic, rain and even wasps, but you still came together in celebration to make All Together Now truly special and memorable.
We have been heartened by the All Together Now community that has taken the time to share their experience with us. Although there were negatives, which we have to and will address and improve for our third edition, there were some amazing and memorable moments. You were respectful of each other, of the beautiful landscape and all our wonderful performers. You enjoyed feasts of food, bespoke cocktails, hidden stages, and hot tubs and a host of different and quirky gems. The Arcadia, Afterburner shot its flames into the night sky, whilst Tigre’s 20 foot wooden Redwood Stag installation looked on down the Road To Nowhere toward the illuminated Curraghmore House. Brunch on the Bandstand with Blindboy had you captivated on Sunday afternoon, overlooked by Tigre’s new wooden Lion. Memorable music moments from Patti Smith to The Murder Capital, The National to Loyle Carner, even the sideways rain couldn’t stop you enjoying The Wailers and Sing Along Social. Our youngest festival-goers enjoyed the dedicated kids’ space, Kids Together, where face painters and performers enthralled both parents and kids alike – the little ones even danced in the rain as George Fitzgerald took over the annual Arcadia Kids Rave.
Look Back: Check Out the Chapter Two aftermovie
We now have the privilege & responsibility of getting back to work on the third edition of All Together Now, which will again take place on the Bank Holiday Weekend – July 31 – August 2nd 2020.
Festival Capacity: We can confirm that our capacity will not increase next year, as we endeavour to improve the overall experience for our loyal audience. All Together Now will remain again Strictly Over 21s. Children between the ages of 12 and under can attend free of charge, accompanied by a parent with a family ticket.
The Loyalty Presale: Presale General & Family prices will remain the same as our second chapter prices from €179.50 – €208. The Loyalty Presale which allows those who attended All Together Now Chapter One or Two a chance to avail of early bird ticket prices before the festival goes on general sale. And first chance to avail of General & Family Campervan passes priced at €75.
Plus the first chance to avail of our limited five series Instalment Plan. Meaning you can get yourself a General or Family Weekend Ticket to All Together Now and spread the cost across five payments. General & Family Weekend Tickets priced – €44.00 per month for 5 withdrawals.
Please note that pre-sale tickets are subject to availability.
Maximum of x2 festival tickets per customer on pre-sale.
Maximum of x1 campervan pass per customer on pre-sale.
The Loyalty & Members’ pre-sale opens this morning
Presale link will be issued to Ticketmaster Previous Purchasers at 8AM this morning &
ATN Members Mailing List + ATN Iphone & Android APP – 1PM Thursday, 22 August and will run until 8AM Thursday, 29 August.
General & Family Ticket Release: Tickets will go on general sale at 9AM Thursday, 29 August via Ticketmaster Ireland & usual outlets priced at €220.00 including booking fee. All Together Now is again Strictly Over 21s. Children between the ages of 12 and under can attend free of charge, accompanied by a parent with a family ticket. General & Family Campervan passes also go on sale priced at €75.
We are delighted to announce a five series Instalment Plan. Meaning you can get yourself a General or Family Weekend Ticket to All Together Now and spread the cost across five payments. General & Family Weekend Tickets priced – €44.00 per month for 5 withdrawals. On the following dates:
1st payment – Day of purchase
2nd payment – 25th November 2019
3rd payment – 27th January 2020
4th payment – 24th February 2020
Final Payments – 30th March 2020
Please note that instalment tickets are subject to availability.
Instalment tickets terms & conditions apply –
Maximum of x4 festival tickets per customer on General Sale.
Maximum of x1 campervan pass per customer on General Sale
Thank You: We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Lord and Lady Waterford for opening up Curraghmore Estate to us all. We thank Waterford County Council, Tramore Gardai, Waterford Fire Brigade, and the HSE – all of whom have been so helpful and supportive in all aspects of the development of this festival. We want to thank all the residents of Portlaw and Carrick-On-Suir for their continued hospitality and kindness. We thank all the performers, volunteers.
Our creative team that comes together in Curraghmore from all around the world, are already hard at work dreaming of new ideas to enhance next year’s festival. Pod will continue to fly the flag for independent promoters and we will endeavour to bring you the best show we can. We hope that you will join us for All Together Now 2020.
General Weekend Camping –
Allows access into the campsite village as well as the main arena/night time arena.
General Campervan –
You must purchase a general weekend camping ticket per person & one general campervan ticket per campervan to gain entry to the campervan site.
Family Weekend Ticket –
Allows access for 1 adult & up to 2 children aged 12 and under to enter the festival & to camp in the family campsite. You must have children with you to enter the campsite. Adults arriving without children will be refused entry and directed to general camping.
Family Campervan –
You must purchase a Family Weekend Camping ticket per adult & one family campervan ticket per campervan, which allows 1 adult and up to 2 children aged 12 and under to enter the family campervan site.
Instalment Plan –
The initial deposit of €44 euro per ticket + Service Charge per ticket is payable on your credit/debit card and this deposit is non-refundable and not transferable. You then authorise Ticketmaster to auto debit 4 (FOUR) further payments of €44 euro, which will be charged to the same credit card in or around the following dates: 25th November 2019, 27th January 2020, 24th February 2020 & 30th March 2020. You further understand and agree that if Ticketmaster does not receive such Balance on the dates stated above that you will forfeit the Deposit and your tickets, and you consent to event organisers retain the Deposit and re-selling the tickets.
Subject To License – Over 21’s
For any ticket queries please contact Ticketmaster directly on 0818 903 001 or via the ‘Help Chat’ tab on www.ticketmaster.ie and they will be happy to advise you.
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FOR ITS SECOND EDITION, A SMALL WINTER FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE NEW WAVE OF IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL FOLK, TRADITIONAL, AND EXPERIMENTAL, TALENT
QUIET LIGHTS – FRIDAY 22 – SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2019
VARIOUS VENUES, CORK CITY
Islander presents the second edition of ‘Quiet Lights’, an exciting new small-scale festival with a big heart, which aims to shine a light on the new wave of Irish and International folk, traditional, and experimental talent that are quietly forging new paths, recollecting old tales, and making new stories.
From Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th November, music from the heart and for the soul will fill Cork city’s nooks, crannies, chapels, and bars.
In terms of traditional music, the line-up features musicians at the very forefront of the genre – Cormac Begley and Liam O’Connor in concert together, launching the festival, and Lankum will have a whole album of groundbreaking music to share. It has been an exciting year for traditional and folk music with the emergence of River Lea – the new folk imprint of the legendary Rough Trade Records – and Quiet Lights presents two of their signed acts, Ye Vagabonds and the Scottish small piper Bríghde Chaimbuel for a celebration of River Lea, upon the River Lee!
In a showcase of their ambition for the future, Quiet Lights 2019 invite international acts for the first time: Peter Broderick – a transcendent American artist, who is constantly pushing both himself and his audiences to produce and experience music in new ways. And bringing new songs from her recently released album ‘What a Boost’, London-based singer and musician Rozi Plain makes a welcome return to Cork. The new album is a collection of songs that she wrote and honed whilst on tour with This is The Kit, of whom she is a member. The result is this earthy, fun, beautiful record.
The festival bill also features live shows from Junior Brother, Anna Mieke, Maija Sofia, Sun Collective, Elaine Malone, John Francis Flynn, Crevice, Lemoncello, Rosa Nutty, Eve Clague, Lowli, All The Brave Hunters, Mide Houlihan, Mantua, and there’s lots of more yet to announce from their conversations strand, which will feature thought-provoking commentary, discussion, and panels, on a number of topics.
Participating venues to house the sounds of toes tapping and string plucking include: Triskel Christchurch, Live at St Luke’s, Coughlan’s Live, Sirius Arts Centre, The Roundy, St Peter’s, The Chapel at Griffith College, and the newly reopened Kino.
Festival Director Jonathan Pearson said: “I’m really excited to have this year’s Quiet Lights music line-up out in the open at last! Marjie, Louise, Shane, and myself, have been working very hard to make sure that this year, its second edition, is a continuation of what made the first year so special. Looking forward to seeing you in November! We promise to bring a little warmth as the winter draws in.”
Tickets are on sale now. To check out the full line-up details and book, visit www.quietlights.net