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
“Empty Vessels”. Produced by Joe Cross (Hurts, Chloe Howl, The Courteeners), “Empty Vessels” was recorded in Dublin’s Cauldron Studios (Hozier, The Coronas, Ryan Sheridan).
“Empty Vessels” is a thrilling three minutes of bouncing beats, dreamy guitars, and tropical synths. This video comes just two weeks after the band’s last release, “Be American”, and is the latest in a run of previously unreleased material that Neon Wolf will be sharing over the coming weeks. “Over the last few years we have built up a catalogue of great recordings that until this point have never been heard by the public”, says Neon Wolf frontman Rob Grace, “so we decided that we’d put them out there, so everybody can hear and enjoy the songs”.
Neon Wolf’s debut EP, Love Lost In Design topped iTunes charts in Ireland and was also released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, receiving both national and regional airplay. In 2012, the band were also awarded the RTÉ RAAP Breakthrough Bursary, having been chosen out of a list of thousands of entrants.
Since then Neon Wolf have built a staunch fan-base in both Ireland and around the world. They have entertained crowds at festivals throughout the country, such as Electric Picnic, Longitude, Sea Sessions, Other Voices, and Indiependence. They have also been invited to play support to many internationally famous bands, such as Stereophonics (Kilmainham Hospital), Feeder (The Academy), The 1975 (The Academy), Alabama Shakes (The Academy), and Hudson Taylor (Olympia Theatre).
In studio: THE STATICS
Featured album/EP: ‘The Cadences of Others’ – We Cut Corners (deferred)
Sunday 20th November 2016
8pm – 9pm
|1||Alright||Peter Smith Nov1 T9|
|2||Landslide||Nousom Knots Nov3 T6|
|3||Yeah Yeah Yeah||
|4||Say – live|
|5||She Calls, Rainfall|
|11||Iona||Strawboy Nov2 T7|
|14||Peace , Love and Rock n Roll||Francie Conway|
9pm – 10pm
‘The Cadences of Others’
We Cut Corners
|3||The End Has Already Happened|
|4||Shake||Emma O’Reilly Nov3 T8|
|5||Way You Planned It||North Lotts Oct1 T6|
|6||Dance Again With Me||State Lights Nov3 T2|
|7||What You Trying||Oddsocks|
|8||What Do you Want||Corrina Jay Nov3 T11|
|9||Alchemy||Marlene Enright Nov3 T1|
|10||Something Worth Saving||Ping|
|11||Trash Club||O Emperor Nov3 T10|
|12||Bear||Barq Nov1 T8|
|13||Get Away||The Stoles Nov3 T5|
|14||Bad Habit||Ghost Robots|
Dublin duo We Cut Corners have released their latest music video for their moving opus ‘Of Whatever’ from their new, acclaimed album ‘The Cadences of Others’.
The video was created and directed by Jon Hozier-Byrne of Stoneface Films, and features the model/actress Megan O’Malley sleeping, before drowning in her own bed.
The video communicates a sense of anxiety and of comfort being torn away by an unexpected, unwelcome wave of panic. What begins as an intimate, warm vignette slowly evolves into a gripping moment of real terror, all scored with We Cut Corner’s haunting, timely refrain; “A wave of whatever is sweeping the nation.”
“Jon draws from such a deep well of knowledge and nous that he instantly articulated as concise a vision for this song as we could have ever imagined,” says John Duignan of We Cut Corners. “The idea of ‘sleeping through’ the pivotal moments of your life is the ultimate expression of apathy, the major theme underpinning the song. The Klimtian tableaus that build toward the nightmarish denouement make for the most fitting visual foil to our favourite song on the new record.”
Jon Hozier-Byrne previous work includes music videos for Irish acts such as Little Hours, Hometown, and Hozier, as well as an entry in the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. He remarked, “We Cut Corners are one of those rare bands that you listen to once, and immediately know how special they are. John and Conall are real artists, they have a unique viewpoint and express it beautifully. With such rich source material, creating a video that tried to visually represent a specific, generational anxiety seemed the only fitting accompaniment.”
We Cut Corners are John Duignan and Conall Ó Breacháin. The pair have carved out a place in the Irish music scene with their unique mix of songs, from angular pop and garage rock to wistful indie-folk, always coupled with their unique lyrical deftness. Both We Cut Corners’ debut and sophomore albums were nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year.
Sunday 30th October 2016
6.30pm – 7pm
|1||Peace Love & Rock n Roll||Francie Conway|
|2||The Call||All Tvvins|
|3||Hospital||Heroes In Hiding|
|4||Every Time I See A River||Van Morrison|
|5||Stages||The Frank and Walters|
7pm – 8pm
|1||A Day Without Me||U2|
|2||To The End||Track Dogs|
|3||Of Nothing||Marc O’Reilly|
|4||On The Downlow||Jack O’Rourke|
|6||Crying Shame||Barry Jay Hughes|
|7||Time||Pete Cummins/Fleadh Cowboys|
|8||I’ll Be Alright||Malojian|
|10||Cuckoo||I Have a Tribe|
|12||Greatest Show on Earth||Darwins Daughter|
8pm – 9pm
|1||The Strangler||The Elusives|
|2||Oh||We Cut Corners|
|3||Interview +Ambivalence Blues||Steve Ryan IV + windings||21.01|
|4||Attitude||Strength In Numbers (album)|
|5||Miss You In The Dark||Rews|
|6||Spotless (The Protecting Veil)||The Grey Merchant(Enda from Neon Atlas)|
|7||What You Trying||Oddsocks|
|8||I’ll Be Waiting||Hello Casanova|
|9||Do The Mess Around||No Monster Club|
|10||Hot Tongue||BP Fallon|
|12||Crazy Child||Friends of Emmet|
|13||Fake Memory||Bell x1|
9pm – 10pm
|1||I OWN YOU||Featured Album
I Own You
|3||ONE OF THE GOOD ONES|
|4||The Fever||Changing Gears|
|5||The Great Wall of America||The Blades|
|6||August 6th||Pale River|
|7||Bottom Line||Ian Whitty & The Exchange|
|8||The Hearts Reminder||Mark Daly|
|9||Every Time I See a River||Van Morrison|
|10||Sweet Thing||Pixie Geldof|
|11||The Vatican Rag||Stargazers|
|12||Break The Chain||Anna – Liese|
Releases video for new single ‘Of Nothing’ – Out Now
Taken from ‘Morality Mortality’ – the new album released October 28th 2016 on Virgin Records
Irish singer-songwriter Marc O’Reilly has released the official music video for single ‘Of Nothing’ taken from his new album ‘Morality Mortality’ released 28th Oct 2016 on Virgin Records.
Following the release of his critically acclaimed albums ‘My Friend Marx’ and ‘Human Herdings’ Marc O’Reilly has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver.
Marc has toured all over Europe including appearances at major festivals like Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Boardmasters. He also squeezed in a trip to the US to appear at the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California.
Featured album/EP: MORALITY, MORTALITY – Marc O’Reilly
Sunday 23rd Oct 2016
8pm – 9pm
|1||Torrents||Gypsies on the Autobahn|
|2||Peace Love and Rock n Roll||Francie Conway|
|3||The Great Wall of America||The Blades|
|4||Bottom Line||Ian Whitty & The Exchange|
|5||One of the Good Ones||Mick Flannery|
|6||I Never Knew That I Was Anyone||Paper Trail|
|8||Mandinka||We Cut Corners|
|9||The Few and Far Between||Ports|
|10||To The End||Track Dogs|
|11||Hot Tongue||BP Fallon|
|12||On The Downlow||Jack O’Rourke|
|13||Black Dahlia||Aine Cahill|
9pm – 10pm
28th October release
|4||All The Things You’ve Done||Barry McCormack|
|5||The Greatest Show On Earth||Darwins Daughter|
|6||Every Time I See a River||Van Morrison|
|7||If Love Was Enough||Hvmmingbird|
|9||Ghost||The Riptide Movement|
|10||Desert Road||Propeller Palms|
|11||Clap Both My Hands||Brian Deady|
|12||Turning||The New 52|
Belfast singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy has announced the release of his Double album “The Essential Collection” on Friday, September 30th, 2016. The album is filled with all of Brian’s most beloved songs, re-recorded for a new era of Brian’s career by Irish producer Billy Farrell. 2016 is a challenging year full of positivity for Brian. Not only will he celebrate his 50th birthday but also the 20th anniversary of the original release of “A Better Man” album and regaining full health following his recent battle with Cancer. The album will be available on CD, iTunes plus available on Spotify and streaming services. “Life, Love and Happiness 2016”, the lead single, will be at radio to support the release and get the celebrations started.
Having regained ownership of his back catalogue, Brian set about re-recording many of his most popular songs. Quite a number of songs on “The Essential Collection” are taken from his album “A Better Man”. It’s hard to believe, listening to the songs, that they originally were released in 1996, they sound so fresh with their new 2016 sound. “A Better Man” was certified 3 X Platinum in Ireland, held the #1 slot in the Irish charts for weeks and led to numerous sell out tours of Ireland including a run of 6 nights at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, then 2 sold out shows at the then Point Theatre now called the 3Arena.
Brian also celebrates his 50th birthday in October and he will celebrate in style with a show at Dublin’s Vicar Street (October 13th) where he will perform the entire “A Better Man” album from start to finish, marking the 20th anniversary of its release. This will be some party; Brian has lots to celebrate!
Brian brings his legions of fans, 32 brand new versions of his songs they love so much:
“The Essential Collection” tracklisting
Captured // A Better Man // Hollow // Crazy Love // Now That I Know What I Want // Best Friend // Christopher Street (feat. Boy George) // A Case of You // The Ballad of You & Me // Put The Message in the Box // Every Song Is A Cry For Love // Best Days // Get On With Your Short Life // Sunday Morning // New York // You Raise Me Up
Please Say Yes // Different God // So What If It Rains // Mountain Road // Cloudsong/At The Edge Of The World // Town // Silver Hearts On Chains // Life, Love and Happiness // You’re The Only One I Want // You Turn Me On I’m a Radio // Carrickfergus // The Reason We Are Here // The Ballad of Killaloe // Crying // Turn To Me // Christmas Morning.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA
Sligo Live 2016
Ireland’s Folk, Roots & Indie Festival enters a second decade of quality music on the Wild Atlantic Way
26th– 31st October 2016
SLIGO LIVE is delighted to announce RODRIGO Y GABRIELA will perform live on Friday, October 28th 2016 at 8pm in the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo. Tickets are €36.50 plus service charge. A limited number of Tiered Seated Tickets are available at €39.50. Tickets for this exciting show are on sale now from http://www.sligolive.ie , Ticketmaster.ie and from Hawk’s Well Theatre (071 916 1518) There is a limit of 8 tickets per order.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA join the line-up at SLIGO LIVE which includes PAUL BRADY, THE SAW DOCTORS, LITTLE GREEN CARS, LYNCHED and SARA WATKINS, MAIRTIN O’CONNOR, CATHAL HAYDEN & SEAMIE O’DOWD TRIO with Special guests RANT (4 gorgeous ladies), ORCHID COLLECTIVE, KING KONG COMPANY, CHRIS MEEHAN AND HIS REDNECK FRIENDS, FESTIVAL CLUB, ARRIVALS which is a free SLIGO LIVE programme strand that introduces emerging artists to a wider audience and this year’s featured artists include Enda Reilly, Saramai, Aural Air, Nocturnes, Stephen A Murphy, Comrade Hat, Ann Scott, Pine ¶he Pilcrow, Moon Looks On, The Wranglers, Tomorrows, and Etain.
A limited number of Weekend tickets, which include all SLIGO LIVE 2016 performances remain on sale from http://www.sligolive.ie and http://www.Ticketmaster.ie, all Ticketmaster outlets and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo (071 916 1518), priced at €119.00.
Since they left Mexico for Ireland in 1999, Rodrigo y Gabriela have established themselves as one of the most popular acoustic instrumental bands in the world. They have sold in excess of 1.5 million albums worldwide, and have sold out venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Radio City New York, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Le Zenith in Paris on numerous occasions.
Their film work includes the soundtracks to ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ and ‘Puss In Boots’, and they have collaborated onstage and on record with artists as diverse as Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Al Di Meola, Zack De La Rocha (Rage Against The Machine) and Anoushka Shankar. In 2010 Rodrigo y Gabriela played at The White House in Washington for President Obama.
From humble beginnings as buskers on Dublin’s Grafton Street, endless touring and a great word of mouth buzz carried the band forward until their international break out with the release of their self-titled 2006 album, which spawned the hits ‘Tamacun’, ‘Diablo Rojo’ and their cover of ‘Stairway To Heaven’. The duo appeared on Jools Holland, BBC TV’s Glastonbury coverage, plus Letterman and Jay Leno in America.
“11:11” followed in 2009, and the band went to Cuba in 2012 to record with local musicians for “Area 52”. The band’s last studio album release was 2014’s “9 Dead Alive”.
Rodrigo y Gabriela performance at Sligo Live comes at the end of their biggest ever world tour which took in twenty five countries all over the globe.
For more information on Sligo Live – Ireland’s premier folk, roots and indie music festival, see http://www.sligolive.ie