The Workman’s Club – The New Original

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The Workmans Club are only delirra to announce a brand new night of brand new music in their Vintage Room. Get into their cosy retro gaff upstairs and prepare to check out some very seriously deadly music! The New Original Club is a brand new music showcase night bringing you live intimate performances from up and coming bands and solo artists.

This is a FREE FREE FREE event and will take place every second Tuesday. All you gotta do is show up, They’ll take care of the rest. The first night kicks off on Tuesday, 2 May at 8 bells. This inaugural gig will feature some awesome bands.

First up, we’ve got ZAR! This guy is an incredible singer and guitar player. Check out his great new cover of Ben Howard’s Old Pine right here to get a taste of what to expect.

We’ve also got GRIFF, the frontman from hard-rocking trio New Secret Weapon coming along to perform for you!

Fancy some off-beat melodic rock/funk performed through unorthodox guitar phrasing, soaring vocals, metronomic drums and thunderous low-end with sultry saxophone? ‘Course ya do. Us too, so we’re bringing you CHASE NOVA & THE EVER CHANGING BANDNAME

Finally, CARRON are the cherry on top! They’re an indie-folk duo from Dublin, led by the sisters Meabh and Mella Carron. These siblings are unique in their style of singing and songwriting, attempting to capture far more than just melody or rhyme. Through the frequent use of unison vocals, they create a sense of one shared voice between them reinforced by a strong familial bond, while singing in harmony highlights their differences. Their EP ‘Roots’ was released last year, and they’re working on a brand new LP for release imminently.

So there you have it. Brilliant brand new music in the comfy surrounds of our Vintage Room, the second Tuesday of every month. Did we mention it’s FREE?

BARE in the Woods

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BARE in the Woods 2017 has announced more block rockin’ beats for this summer’s rapidly expanding festival at Garryhinch Woods inPortarlington on June 9 – 11. Joining headliners House of Pain and Helmet is Canadian electro-pop sensation Kiesza, who’s hit ‘Hideaway’ has clocked up an impressive 350 million views on YouTube. The BARE17 Dance Arena line up has also been revealed with acts of the calibre of Dan ShakeCinema, Damiano Von Eckert, Phare, Mr Beatnik and Josh McGowan leading the way.

Irish indie stalwarts HamsandwicH join a sensational and diverse bill at BARE 17, that already features Mike Skinner & Murkage present Tonga, UK hip hop/grime artist Akala, Danish experimental pop trio WhoMadeWhoRubberbandits,  Right Said FredAlvarez KingsJon Stevens (INXS)The Frank & Walters and RSAG. A Spoken Word Stage brimming with talent will host Dublin Slam Poet Champion Jon Cummins, Ri Ra, David Jackson, Cormac Lally, Stuart Wilde, Tempermental Missy Elayneous and more, while the Comedy Stage will be headlined by Andrew Maxwell and Karl Spain.
With a limited amount of Tier Two tickets still on sale, BARE in the Woods is bolstered by a fantastic Irish bill that has been programmed with the help of a new partnership with Mobstar. New names announced today include Brave GiantSuper Silly, Katie Laffin, Pranks, Katie Cassidy and Emma Jai.

BARE in the Woods’ bespoke woodland site features a party island on a lake, chill out spots hidden amongst the trees and a full sized Crannog hosting the Spoken Word Stage.

The Irish Youth Music Awards

 

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The Irish Youth Music Awards Returns To The Aviva Stadium on 22 April 2017

Youth Work Irelands Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) marks its ten-year anniversary this year returning to the Aviva Stadium for its all ages National Day festival on Saturday,April 22, 2017. The National Day will see young musicians aged 12 – 19 from across the country representing their community and performing across two stages throughout the day. The IYMA’s also brings together some of Ireland’s top music industry personnel as it hosts a large educational hub supported by BIMM Institute Dublin. Featuring masterclasses and workshops in vocals, songwriting and more, festival goers can also attend panels led by music industry professionals including BIMM Institute Dublin lecturers and RTÉ 2FM Director of Music Alan Swan.

 Tickets for the IYMAs National Day are available from Eventbrite priced €20 including booking fee. The event is an all-ages, alcohol-free event. Group tickets are also here for youth clubs or projects priced €120 (including booking fee) allowing admission for five young people, two youth leaders and include a set lunch on the day.

The IYMAs is a youth music educational programme helping young bands and musicians aged 12-19 to learn new skills within the creative and music industries and acting as a stepping stone between further education or employment opportunities. With our exciting new partners RTÉ 2FM, BIMM Institute Dublin and LinkedIn Learning, we are providing added media exposure for young up and coming acts in the programme, an opportunity to apply for a musical equipment support bursary if accepted on to a BIMM institute Dublin course and use of Linkedin’s Learning platform to those participating in the programme. As part of the programme we further plan to develop progression paths for young people, and most importantly to create a space for the participants to perform, learn new skills and express themselves”, said Irish Youth Music AwardsDirector Barry Lennon.

Aimed at creating teamwork and friendship at local level, the Irish Youth Music Awards also provides first-hand work experience in all areas associated with the music business such as PR, stage management, graphic design, photography and much more. The programme honours the most effective music projects run by groups of young people based on the entire project from the band, to the crew, to the promotion and to the representing bands’ performance at the Aviva Stadium.

The overall recipient region will win recording time in a professional recording studio, a recording session in RTÉ’s legendary Studio 8 and a full backline provided by Music Maker Dublin. They will also produce an album of their own original tracks released on physical CD with a professional design. Last year’s IYMAs album stormed the Irish compilation charts entering at number five. The album will be digitally distributed worldwide through all major outlets including iTunes and Spotify.

Last year’s recipient act JANAJ from Team Galway who went on to support The Strypes with President Michael D Higgins in attendance said, “Taking part in the IYMAs has opened so many doors for us as musicians and individuals. We got a glimpse into the depth of work that goes into promoting, creating, and selling an act and their music. The IYMAs has helped the young people from our team in Galway grow our passion for music, as well as gaining skills and experience in areas that we may not experience in a traditional school setting.”

The Irish Youth Music Awards National Day takes place in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 22 April 2017.

IYMAs partners and supporters include The Department of Children and Youth Affairs, RTÉ 2FM, BIMM institute Dublin, LinkedIn Learning, IMRO, Music Maker, Gaisce – The President’s Award and Youth Action Northern Ireland.

Tickets on Sale Now For All Ages Youth Music Festival 

Featuring Education Hub with Music Industry Professionals

 

For More Information:
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www.facebook.com/irishyouthmusicawards

https://www.instagram.com/official_iymas/

https://twitter.com/officialiymas

 

JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW

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JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW

‘ONE THOUSAND TIMES’ MUSIC VIDEO

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN SHOW ON FRIDAY JULY 7TH

Check out his new video here

James Vincent McMorrow has released the third music video from his latest album ‘We Move’ for the song “One Thousand Times.” The video was directed by Bob Gallagher [www.bobfilmsthings.com] and McMorrow said in a statement, “I hate being in my own videos. I said to Bob that if we were going to make a performance video then something had to happen in it to elevate it into more interesting territory, that it had to have a point that was more than just ‘guy on stage plays music’. So we gave it a point…. Bob can articulate it better than I can.” Gallagher is an award-winning director based in Dublin and has directed videos for Girl Band and Floor Staff among others. He describes the concept for this video in a statement below:

“When the dictator enters James and the band become prisoners within their own performance, and the complacent audience who try to ignore the malicious presence in the theatre gradually come under attack. No one stands up for anyone else so eventually everybody becomes a victim of the regime. At the end you have a reversal where James’ and the dictator become locked in an exchange where James uses the stage to acknowledge him directly. He sort of pleads with the dictator and you get the sense that he might have made some small impact on him. The video is obviously an exaggerated surreal scenario, with no intention to trivialize complex political issues, but we’ve reached a point where fact and reason aren’t the powerful mind changing tools they should be. We don’t have the middle ground of debate so much as we have streams of diametrically opposed opinions flying back and forth. I think that art can be the middle ground or abstract space where these subjects can be humanized and discussed, and where perceptions can potentially be changed. That may be optimistic but you’d hope that at some point the dictator realizes why he’s the only one clapping.”  – Bob Gallagher

Additionally, McMorrow has announced a Dublin show at Trinity College on Friday July 7th, and is one of the ten shortlisted acts for the RTE Choice Album of the Year, for We Move, and the Song of the Year shortlist for Rising Water. The winners will be announced at the event in Vicar Street on Thursday March 9th.

Praise for ‘We Move’: “On the aptly-titled ‘We Move’, a focused and excitable McMorrow ditches the acoustic and breaks a few shackles, turning over a brand new bag of genre-defying treats.” Eamon Carr – Evening Herald

“Musically brilliant, and lyrically permeated with anxiety, regret, and social unease, ‘We Move’ is a fascinating third chapter.” Olaf Tyaransen – Hot Press

“The songs are probably McMorrow’s finest to date, a clutch of tracks dealing with the doubts and fuzzy-headed approach with which everyone deals with love, life, health and the future.” Jim Carroll – Irish Times

An Intimate Evening & Drum Masterclass with Ralph Rolle (Chic)

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Drum Clinic – Q&A – Live performance – Banter – Live Jam Session.

Ralph is best known as Chic’s drummer (yes, that’s him singing Let’s Dance!) but he has also played with Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, John Legend, Elvis Costello, Smokey Robinson & many more. Tonight sees this legend of the sticks take to the stage for an intimate night incorporating a drum clinic, stories from Ralphs incredible musical journey, some songs, a Q&A and to finish up, a live jam session with some of Dublin’s top funk musicians.

Ralph Rolle is a drummer from The Bronx New York (Bronx River Projects). As far back as he can remember he has always marched to the beat of a different drum. He has been playing professionally since the age of 18 and It is no surprise that with more than 3 decades of professional experience, within the music industry, he enjoys an illustrious career as a much sought after drummer and producer.

His performance and recording list include Nile Rodgers and Chic (for which he is best known), Sting, Bono, Bette Midler, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, Slash, Eric Benet, Erykah Badu, Toshinobu Kubota, D’Angelo, John Legend, Paul Simon, India Arie, Elvis Costello, Smokey Robinson, Slash, Mickey Dolenz and many more. Ralph also appeared in the Lady Gaga, David Bowie Tribute in the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in 2016. N.Y.U invited Ralph to be guest speaker to classes of graduating students where he utilized his lesser known talent as a motivational speaker. The drum clinics that he delivers are sessions in music and life, which attract not only drummers but all types of musicians, singers and those who are interested in growing in a positive way. He has also delivered masterclasses in his craft as well as being L.A .Reid’s personal drum coach. In the last three months, he has delivered drum clinics in Japan, New York and Dublin as well as delivering an incredible solo performance at the Electric Picnic.

For 14 seasons, Ralph was the Drummer for NBC’s “It’s Showtime at The Apollo” with Ray Chew & The Crew and have also played on “The David Letterman Show”. In 1990 he founded Phat Kat Productions, Inc., a music production company. For more than 18 years, Phat Kat Productions has produced and arranged both orchestral and vocal musical segments for commercials such as Nike, Burger King, Miller Genuine Draft, and Dark & Lovely. Movie soundtracks credits include: Beat Street Soundtrack, Love Jones Soundtrack, On the Ropes Sound Track (nominated for an Academy Award), Going In Style (coming in 2017). Ralph was a band member in the recent remake of the movie, Annie Ralph also owns a highly successful bakery business which operates in New York and Tokyo, called The Soul Snacks Cookie Company. His desire is to motivate and inspire others to pursue and to live their dreams

Drum Clinic – Q&A – Live performance – Banter – Live Jam Session.

Video of Ralph at Electric Picnic 2016: https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=0s_aymbOswI

@The Grand Social, Dublin 2.

 

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown

 

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It is just a week to go until Bulmers Live at Leopardstown kicks off, and to celebrate 8 great years of music, racing, fashion and festival food, Bulmers Live at Leopardstown now has a limited Countdown Ticket Offer running until midnight Wednesday June 8. Only available online at www.leopardstown.com. This 8th birthday offer sees tickets priced at an amazing €15 for each of the 8 concerts during the summer.

Over the years, Irish music lovers have already experienced some fantastic shows at the Bulmers Live at Leopardstown series, including Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Johnny Marr, Alabama 3, The Happy Mondays, The Charlatans, The Human League and more.

This summer promises to be one of the best ever at Leopardstown, with a line-up featuring Aslan (June 9), The Academic (June 16), Nathan Carter (June 23), Jack L (July 7),Hermitage Green (July 14), Booka Brass Band (July 21), The Strypes (August 4), The Boomtown Rats (August 11).

When the Countdown Ticket Offer concludes, tickets for the 8 shows will be priced at the standard €18. This year also introduces the Leopardstown Summer Pass, allowing race goers access to 10 Race days, including all 8 Bulmers Live at Leopardstown concerts for just €90. The Summer Pass also gives you access to the Members Bar, two complimentary guest passes, exclusive discounts and more. To purchase visit www.leopardstown.com.

As always, the performances will be preceded by a top class card of horse racing and a wide selection of hospitality options available for everyone from the great value ‘Summer Bundle’  to the premium ‘Summer Party’. The music and racing festival would not be complete without the Style Stakes and The Beacon Hotel will return this summer as sponsors of The Beacon Hotel Dare to be Different Style Awards with over €17,000 worth of prizes to be won. Every week at Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, over €2,000 worth of prizes can be won by contestants, who will be judged by a high profile panel of personalities and celebrities.

Leopardstown Racecourse is only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre on the Luas Green line, with dedicated shuttle buses running from the Sandyford stop. Leopardstown is located off exit 14 or exit 15 on the M50 southbound or exit 15, M50 Northbound. Ample FREE parking is available onsite.

For Tickets and hospitality options – go to www.leopardstown.com or call the Leopardstown ticket line on 01 289 0500. There are also discounts for advance group bookings available online.

Follow on Facebook – Leopardstown Racecourse & Twitter @Leopardstownrc for updates and exclusive competitions. Use hashtag #liveatleopardstown

BARE in the Woods 2016

Paul Woolford, The Hardy Bucks and more join The Sugarhill Gang @ BARE in the Woods 2016

 

June 11!

Garryhinch Woods, Portarlington, Co Laois Day Tickets €40 €50 with camping

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If you go down to the woods  . . . BARE in the Woods 2016 is only two weeks away and promises to kick off the Irish festival season in style. Already confirmed for their only Irish festival appearance of the summer are New York hip hop legends, The Sugarhill Gang – and they will now be joined by one of the most innovative dance producers of the last few years Paul Woolford and motley Irish comedy crew The Hardy Bucks

Paul Woolford headlines an expanded Dance line-up this year to incorporate two of the most amazing stages on the Irish festival scene, The Island and The Crannog. These will host some of the UK and Ireland top DJs and collectives, featuring Made by PeteDJ MEKDess & Connor CMix & FairbanksDean Heavy & Shane BerneyCinema (DJ SET)Maebh O’ ConnorDistrict Magazine DJsSean SavageJosh Mc GowanJesse JacksonStephen Courtney and Kev Kinsella.

Also announced today is BARE of the Rhyme – a showcase of the country’s best talents in poetry, comedy and spoken word taking place in The Crannog, and guerrilla performances around the festival site, with Lady GrewAidan MurphyDavid HynesRichard BrennanDavid MallaghanMC Cormac Lally and special guests Wasps Vs Humans. Also along the spoken word and comedy lines, The Word of Breda is a one-woman tour de force with Breda Larkin and Fergus Costello brings his Tell Me Lies Horse show to BARE in the Woods, while Tony Clayton Lea’s Culture Vultures makes its first appearance at the festival.

Already announced for the growing boutique festival are Natty Wailer, The Pale, King Kong Company, Raglans, Fangclub, Fox Jaw, Jupe, Dah Jevu, Pretty Beast, Slow Motion Heroes, Everything Shook, My Tribe Your Tribe, Suan, Mongrel State, Made by Pete, CPNHGN, Megacone, Laurie Shaw, Damsel, Whiskey Dick, Gemma Bradley, Peter Njihia and Cua.

BARE in the Woods’ ambition is to create one of the best boutique festival sites in Europe and bring an event that has something different to offer the festival season in Ireland. The BARE festival site compliments its natural surroundings using timber sourced from the site itself to build some very creative stages and structures. It is also one of the best priced festivals in Ireland with camping tickets for the 24-hour event priced at only €40 for a Day Ticket and €50 with camping.

This is will be the third BARE in the Woods festival – the previous two were sell outs – and it was the winner of an Irish Festival Award this year for ‘Best One Day Festival’ 80% of timber used on the site has come from storm damaged trees and has been milled on the site bythe BARE crew. The site itself is nestled beside the River Barrow and overlooked by the Slieve Bloom mountains and features a traditional Irish Crannog and a lake with a party island that will run late in to the night. Stage times for BARE in the Woods will be announced shortly.

BARE in the Woods is located only 50 minutes from Dublin and is accessible via motorway networks to all major Irish cities in under two hours. The site is located close to Portarlington railway station and serviced by Dublin Coach, with a 24-hour service to Dublin, Limerick and Cork.