The Vaccines are an English indie band who formed back in 2010. Their debut album, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?, was released on March 2011 and reached number 4 in the UK Album Chart's . They toured extensively last year playing a large variety of festivals. And that is where I discovered The … Continue reading The Vaccines
I'm not a musician and I've never claimed to be. And so naturally, I'm often asked why I write a MUSIC blog. I can't sing (although try telling me that after a few drinks) nor can I play an instrument, yet. I have recently acquired an electric guitar but that's a story for another day/blog. … Continue reading A hipo-critic no more
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
OK so here we go, I think it's about time that I got back up on the proverbial horse and returned to the faithful blog. I do apologise for my lengthy absence but I had the small matter of my final year of College to deal with. But now as I write this post I … Continue reading I’m Back!!
So this Summer is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet for Music Festivals in Ireland. Be it the recently announced Oxegen and Electric Picnic line-ups, the newcomers Longitude or the small but reliable host of boutique festivals, it's safe to say that there is something to suit all musical tastes (unless of … Continue reading Summer Music Festivals Round-up
Vladimir Jablokov is a Slovakian violinist renowned for his classical take on modern music. Since arriving in Ireland back in 2004 he has forged a solid following for his own unique genre of 'Classical Twist'. His normal set-list usually encompasses everything from Bach to Bowie. But on the 7th of March, accompanied by his sister Olga on … Continue reading Vladimir and Olga’s Classical Concert – Sol y Sombra Killorglin (7th March)
Bluegrass, folk, a big double bass and an ole banjo thrown in for good measure. Sound familiar? Of course it does! Corner Boy are relatively new kids on the tweed covered block, can a block be covered in tweed? We'll it was only a metaphor, but disprove me if you must. The 'Irish Folk Rockers' formed under … Continue reading Corner Boy – Morning Morning E.P.
Rohan Healy is an Australian born singer songwriter currently based in his 'ancestral home of Dublin'. To date he has recorded no less than 10 solo albums and somehow manages to fill the remainder of his free time as an author, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, blogger and professional music producer. Rohan has written and published two books, … Continue reading Introducing: Rohan Healy
The Introducing section is starting to fill up nicely here on my blog. Over the last few days I've received some albums and EP's from a number of exciting Irish and International artists who I will be featuring in the coming weeks. But first, here's something I was sent last month. Singer, Songwriter, Pianist and Composer, … Continue reading Introducing: Madeline Mondrala