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Roddie Cleere’s Irish Music Show
Sunday 11th March 2018
International Women’s Day/Mothers Day Special

8pm – 9pm




1 Running Vokxen  
2 Of Heart Bitch Falcon  
3 If I Could I Would Riona Moore  
4 Despite it All Elga Fox  
5 Big Love Birdwoman  
6 Hey Baby Linda Em  
7 ALL WILL BE SHIPS – Choice Prize Winner 2017 (Precession)  
8 Wasted Patient Thinking Roe  
9 Listening to Hank Williams Remedy Club  
10 Boy From the Blue Eve Belle  
11 PrettyPure When Young  
12 Freedom Lisa Canny  


9pm – 10pm




1 Man on A Mission


Katie Gallagher

2 Blue  
3 Man On A Mission (Unplugged)  
4 Counting song Mongoose  
5 Strange & Beautiful Spyres  
6 Question Mark Stephanie Rainey  
7 Quiet Giant Emma Langford  
8 See Me Dovile Lee  
9 Jameson Blues Susan O’Neill  
10 Nothing to Doubt Ailbhe Reddy  
11 Rambling Romeo Sophie Coyle  
12 So Long Ago Karrie O’Sullivan  
13 Warn Me of Silence Roisin O


2018 CAMP FOR 12-17 y.o. GIRLS!

3rd – 7th July 2018

Sound Training College & Temple Lane Rehearsal Studios

Girls Rock Dublin 2017Applications are now open for our 2018 Girls Rock Dublin camp. Running this Summer from July 3rd to July 7th, the camp provides a positive, non-competitive environment where 20 campers, aged 12-17, will learn to express themselves through a unique programme that combines music tuition,
collaborative workshops and a refreshing DIY spirit.


  • 20 Campers: 5 days
  • Form a band; Write a song; Learn an instrument; Perform on stage
  • Previous music experience not required
  • All details and registration at ​www.girlsrockdublin.com/camp​

After successfully running Dublin’s first girls rock camp in 2017 (18-24 y.o.), Girls Rock Dublin are delighted to announce a new camp tailored to 12-17 year olds.
The five day event will be hosted in premium Dublin music facilities Sound Training College and Temple Lane Studios, and will be run by an all-woman team of coaches and volunteers including musicians active in the local independent music scene (last year’s coaches included Maykay of Fight Like Apes and Le Galaxie, Niamh Farrell of Ham Sandwich as well as guests SOAK, Soule, Wyvern Lingo and Hvmmingbyrd).

GRD value diversity: applicants from socially underrepresented groups are welcome.
Two scholarships​ will be granted to applicants from low-income households.
Girl Rock Dublin is proudly sponsored by IMRO, MusicMaker, Sound Training College, Some Neck Guitars and Full Aeon.

About Girls Rock Dublin:
Launched in 2016, non profit-group Girls Rock Dublin (GRD) run summer camps and events aimed at growing girls’ self-esteem through music creation and performance. Our events are for, and run by, people who self-identify as female (trans and cis) or gender non-binary. Providing workshops and technical training, we create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills.
GRD are part of a global movement (Girls Rock Camp) that brings this type of camps in more than 100 cities around the world. Music is the means through which the movement seeks to create a positive impact at both a personal and community level.

For enquiries, to join as a volunteer or to support the project as a sponsor, please reach out to girlsrockdublin@gmail.com or through​ ​www.girlsrockdublin.com/contact​.

More about GRD:
Website: http://www.girlsrockdublin.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/girlsrockdublin

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/girlsrockdublin

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/girlsrockdublin

Where’s Your Loving Gone – Deaf Joe

Pine the Pilcrow – Only Ghosts

Since their formation a little over two years ago, Pine the Pilcrow have
enjoyed a busy and warm reception to the Irish music scene. The Dublin
based quartet of Kevin Murray, Hannah Ryan, Shay Sweeney and Robert
Campbell create original and imaginative music by combining folk, classical
and traditional influences with gruff and angelic vocal harmonies.
The release of their self-titled debut E.P. in March 2016 saw them
nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2016 Pure M awards, winning The Last
Mixed Tape’s ‘Readers EP of the Year’ award and nominated for Best Song
at the IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Competition for their ambient and
emotive ballad ‘Don’t Need Me’.
The rest of an exciting year for the band featured performances at the Ruby
Sessions, Connolly’s of Leap, Whelan’s and slots at Irish summer festivals
including the main stage in the Body & Soul area at Electric Picnic, Body
and Soul Festival, Arcadian Fields and Vantastival.
The band sold out their first headline performance at the Civic Theatre in
Tallaght and added support slots with Joe Chester at the Unitarian Church
and John Spillane, to the growing list of impressive live shows.
With 2018, Pine the Pilcrow are releasing their second E.P. ( Only Ghosts)
and continue to build upon their incredible debut year.
Working with acclaimed photographer and film maker Donal Moloney to
create a beautiful and haunting video for the single ‘Only Ghosts’ and
having a work with legendary songwriter Brendan Graham in the works
2018 looks like it will be one to remember for Pine ¶he Pilcrow!
Allow this band, born with a sound all of their own, to sweep you away with
delicate harmonies and heartfelt songs.

Sara Ryan – Euphoric Recall – Official Video (2018)

“I’ve known Sara since childhood.Its been a joy to witness her young career, to hear her songwriting develop and her singing mature.
This young lady has a huge career ahead of her.” – Christy Moore. Jan 2018.

Sara Ryan, Folk Artist of the Year 2018, announces her brand new single Euphoric Recall
Sara Ryan has had an exciting start to her career. Last year she released her debut single Belle, which won “Best New Comer” and “Best New Single” on Dublin CityFM. And to top the year off, she was crowned New Folk Artist of the Year at the Irish Folk Music Awards, alongside Damien Dempsey, Johnny McEvoy, The Druids and Aoife Scott. The Kildare-born songwriter, now based in Cork City, built a strong and loyal following touring with Mick Flannery, Martin Harley, John Spillane, Wally Page, Luka Bloom and Cry Monster Cry.

2018 sees the release of her second single Euphoric Recall on February 23rd and Sara embarks on a double headlining tour with Emma Langford, dates of the tour are listed below. http://emmalangfordmusic.com/

Sara’s much anticipated Debut EP Glitter Skies will be released this coming March.

Sara Ryan brings a unique voice to the Irish music scene with memorable lyrics conveying stories as real as they are raw.
2018 is the year the world will discover this wonderful voice.
3rd of March – Nelliefreds, Dingle.
16th of March – The Moat Theatre, Naas.(supporting Mick Flannery)




Introducing…RTÉ Choice Music Prize “Conversations” In Association with IMRO and Culture Ireland

Introducing…RTÉ Choice Music Prize “Conversations”
In Association with IMRO and Culture Ireland
Morrison Hotel, Dublin – Thursday 8th March



RTÉ Choice Music Prize “Conversations” is a thoughtfully curated international-leaning music forum designed to encourage an exchange of learning and discussion and challenge the biggest prevailing issues facing both artists and industry professionals.

It will take place on the day of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, Thursday 8th March from 10.30am at the Morrison Hotel. Tickets, priced at €5.00, are on sale now via http://choicemusicprize.ie/conversations

The event will provide an opportunity to learn from and challenge leading figures and experts working in the International Industry and examine some of the critical components of today’s constantly changing music industry landscape.

The panels will be moderated by Jim Carroll from RTÉ.

RTÉ Choice Music Prize “Conversations, Morrison Hotel, Printworks Room 1

Registration : 9.30am

Conversation 1: 10.30am- 11.15am Public Interview with Alan Swan (Director of music at RTE 2FM)

Conversation 2: 11.30am – 12.20pm The Record Label

Why Do I Need A Record Label in 2018.

Conversation 3: 1.30pm – 2.20pm Money / Synch

Where’s the money “The Publishing / Copyright Panel” – “The Art of Income from Songwriting & Synch”.

Conversation 4: 2.30pm – 3.20pm The Women In Music

Women in the industry: a celebration and reinforcement of the proliferation of women in the music industry – particularly important in Ireland where certain key roles are still traditionally occupied by men.

For further information:


Inni-K – Edges

nni-K (Eithne Ní Chatháin), a now well established presence in Irish music has received consistent praise for her distinct, fresh style of contemporary-folk since the release of her acclaimed debut album ‘The King has Two Horse’s Ears’ in 2015.

“An album designed to make the world a better place, even if just for a moment in time” – State Magazine

Inni-K’s brand new single ‘Edges’ heralds a confident new departure from the Dublin-based singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter: and offers an exciting taste of what’s to come in the form of her next album later in the year. ‘Edges’ was recorded partly in Dublin, and partly at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, where Eithne spent a 6-week residency.

Edges’ is a daring, vocally rich yet spacious aesthetic; a maturation of Inni-K’s vocal and songwriting abilities; along with the skill of the tight band who have her back – Cormac O’Brien on double bass, and Brian Walsh on drums. The release is accompanied by a beautifully vibrant video by Myles O’Reilly (Arbutus Yarns) https://youtu.be/Z1jc2tlH75Q

The release of ‘Edges’ will be followed by a 6-date Irish tour by Inni-K and her band:

23 Feb – The Roundy, Cork City :: €12 on the door

24 Feb – Levis, Ballydehob, West Cork :: Pass the Hat

02 March – Cleere’s, Kilkenny :: €12

09 March – The Cobblestone, Dublin :: €12

14 March – The Black Gate, Galway :: €10

23 March – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast :: £15 :: Double bill with Ger Wolfe

Ticket links: http://www.inni-k.com/tourdates/

Anna Mitchell – It Pours

Taken from Mitchell’s upcoming sophomore album release (due out on January 19th), ‘It Pours’ marks something of a sea change in sound for the songwriter.

With it’s buzzing electric feel, highly-stylised production and neon video to match, the whole milieu of ‘It Pours’ speaks of the musical evolution Anna Mitchell is undertaking.

Tour Dates:
February 8th: Coughlans Live – Cork
February 9th: Coughlans Live – Cork
February 10th: Levi’s Corner House – Ballydehob
February 15th: Mike The Pies – Listowel (double headline with Orchid Collective)
February 16th: Whelans – Dublin (double headline with Patrick Freeman band)
February 18th: Cleere’s – Kilkenny


As premiered on The Last Mixed Tape

MCD announce Dublin & Belfast dates for REWS

MCD Promotions have announced Dublin and Belfast shows for fast rising Irish-London duo Rews.

23rd March – Dublin – Whelans
24th March – Belfast – McHughs
Tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster.ie
Check out the band’s current single ‘Your Tears’ taken from their debut album ‘Pyro’.

Hotly tipped Irish/London female rock duo Rews have released their new single, ‘Your Tears’ which is taken from their debut album Pyro. The album was released in November’17 on Marshall Records and was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

‘Your Tears’ is a raw, riff-driven anthem burgeoning with distorted guitar and thunderous drums, seething through an infectious chorus into a deadly breakdown. Kerrang! magazine have described it as, “Lush melodies meet hooky guitars on this newie from the alt.rock duo”.

Lead singer/guitarist Shauna Tohill comments, “’Your Tears’ paints a broad colourful brushstroke of our Rews sound and style! It is dynamic, high energy rock, rhythmic and laced with pop sensibilities that allow people to get involved and sing and dance along. We LOVE playing this one live!”

Drummer Collette Williams continues, ‘Your Tears’ is the adrenaline driven, musical rendition of the boy who cried Wolf’

The track is the third to be taken from their debut album and follows the singles ‘Miss You In The Dark’ and ‘Shine’ which have both been met with great acclaim.

‘Shine’ has been a staple on both Kerrang Radio and Planet Rock in the UK and played on Radio X and Radio 1, where they were named as Huw Stephens’ ‘Track Of The Week’.

Rews had a jam-packed 2017 playing various festivals and showcases across Europe to a rapturous response including a critically acclaimed performance at the Glastonbury Festival.

BBC 6 Music’s Mark Radcliffe named the band as one of his highlights of the festival live on BBC TV’s coverage, describing them as ‘like a female Royal Blood’.





iMS Featured albums & EP’s 2017


featured Albums 2017

This is a list of all the artists whose albums or EP’s I have featured on the Irish Music Show during 2017. It’s just the tip of the iceberg. The downside of a weekly two hour show is that I cannot play all the albums I’d like to so I have to make that choice each week. Even from this list you can see the wealth of talent that exists  in Ireland


15th – Tommy Keyes– An Irish Life
22nd  – Barry McCormack – Tilt Of The Earth
29th – The Blades – Modernised


5th  – Our Krypton Son – Fleas & Diamonds
12th –  Switzerland – Long Gone
19th – Jonny Rep – Cold Sunbeam
26th – Joe Chester – Easter Vigil


5th – Amanda St. John – Grow
12th – Waldorf and Cannon – Old Dogs, New Tricks
19th – Key Regimes – Key Regimes EP
26th – Mountain Man Band – Killer Wails EP


9th April  – Marlene_Enright – Placemats and Second Cuts
16th – Ian Whitty – Cash Crop
23rd – Blackbird And Crow – Shock Shatter Convince
30th April  –  I Draw Slow – Turn Your Face To the Sun


7th – Great Balloon Race – Gently Gently
14th – King Bones -King Bones EP
21st – Micko Roche – Bleu
28th – Guilty Optics – Colossal Velocity


4th – Harvest Ministers – Back To Harbour
11th – Emma O’Reilly – Fractures EP
18th – Eamonn McCormack – ‘Like There’s No Tomorrow’
25th  – Screefy – Everything Is Connected


2nd – Che Horgan– When The Rivers Rise Again
16th- Michelle Walsh – Fire Away EP
23rd – Andrew Conroy – Sleep EP
30th – Ape Rising – Ape Rising
9th – Chirpy – Real Life EP


20th- The Needables – Deep Down at the Bottom of it All
27th – PictureHouse – How Can I Explain How This Came To Be


3rd  – Terry Conlon – Homegrown
10th – Crayon Set – Lost Languages
17th – Radiators – TV Tube Heart|
24th – Brookfield – Brookfield


1st – Niall Connolly– Dream Ur Way Out Of This One
8TH  – Ciara Sidine – Unbroken Line
15th – Emma Langford – Quiet Giant
22nd  –  Anna-Liese – Stand On My Own


5th – Shag Haired Villains – There Is A Noise
12th – Declan O’Rourke – Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine
26thGhost Accuser- Empty Orchestra


3rd – Dovile Lee – My Fairytale EP
17th – Ailie Blunnie – West To the Evening Sun