Best Irish Music Blogs – Shortlist

Blog Awards Ireland - Music Blog

Well boys and girls, it's that time of the year again and I'm delighted to announce that for the third year running, my humble music blog has been included amongst the country's best and brightest. (I am of course talking about the Irish Blog Awards.) And whilst 2014 may not have been the most fruitful where … Continue reading Best Irish Music Blogs – Shortlist

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Introducing: Asgeir

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Let me introduce you to my latest obsession. Asgeir, or Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson, is an Icelandic singer songwriter who has been on a sort of meteoric rise (never really knew what that last expression means) since his emergence back in 2012. Having been forged in the land of Ice and Fire, Asgeir has had somewhat of … Continue reading Introducing: Asgeir

Introducing: Gangs

Gangs

Irish four piece Gangs have turned many a head following their formation back in the not so distant 2012. And in the relatively short space of time wedged in between their conception and the present day they have achieved some fairly solid accolades. Hot Press (one of the very few Irish music magazines) may have … Continue reading Introducing: Gangs

A Song For The Weekend: Ordinary Love

U2 Ordinary Love

U2 are very much the human embodiment of Marmite. Some people love them whilst more love to hate them. Of course the Dublin four-piece differ greatly from the notorious sickly brown goo. These differences can be quantified in the form of the Irish bands Grammy success, record album sales or even their high protein content … Continue reading A Song For The Weekend: Ordinary Love

Album of the Year: 2013

Album of the year

So with 2013 finally at a close, there really is nothing better to do then to look back and dissect the musical offerings of past 12 months. And what better way to do so then with a top album's of the year countdown list. Whilst I don't particularly like making lists or even having to … Continue reading Album of the Year: 2013

What’s Happening

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Two years ago on this very day, a certain somebody decided to put fingers to keys and start a blog. The blog was of course this one and the person, have you guessed yet? It's been a busy couple of years, starting with a handful of film reviews and even fewer followers. But somehow, against … Continue reading What’s Happening

A Song For The Weekend: Devils

analoge wave

Remember Analogue Wave, the Dublin based electro duo I wrote about a couple of months ago? (https://keelanfoley.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/introducing-analogue-wave/) Well they've only gone and released an album, a debut album to be exact. And it's a cracker. But don't worry, you won't have to rely on my solitary opinion for long. I'm working on an exclusive album … Continue reading A Song For The Weekend: Devils

Blog Awards Ireland: 2013

As I write this post I am currently siphoning free wifi from a local cafe, so I'll try to keep this short.  The Blog Awards Ireland shortlist was announced over the weekend and I can gladly report that my blog has been included in not one but five different categories. The shortlist nominations are as follows: … Continue reading Blog Awards Ireland: 2013

10 Acts You Should See At The Indiependence Music and Arts Festival, or I Will Find You, and I Will Kill You

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Okay sorry I couldn't come up with a better title. We can blame either my lack of creativity or my abundance of such, and surmise that the title is so good a better replacement could not be found. Yeah let's go with that!! The following top 10 list does not appear in any particular order … Continue reading 10 Acts You Should See At The Indiependence Music and Arts Festival, or I Will Find You, and I Will Kill You

Tara Rocks! Music Festival Line Up

Tara Rocks

The line up for the Tara Rocks! Music festival has been announced. Taking place on the 24th of August, the legendary Hill of Tara  is set to come alight with a whole host of Irish music. The venue, famous for its tradition of Irish Royalty, will now see Irish Rock Royalty The Stunning take to the hills. … Continue reading Tara Rocks! Music Festival Line Up