Lady Grew June 8th

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You might remember her from RTE 2s- groundbreaking and award-winning docu-drama Connected, from playing one of many Irish festivals or possibly as a prominent activist for sex workers rights –  Lady Grew is set to launch her brand new track “Sixes” at The Underground this June 8th.

Her candour about her experience in the sex industry shocked the nation and she was catapulted onto the front lines of sex workers’ fight for their rights in Ireland. Lady Grew takes inspiration for her lyrics from experience within the sex industry as well as bringing attention to gay rights.

Her 2016 track “Stonewall” was inspired by the Stonewall riots of 1969 and directed attention to gay equality. Her new track “Sixes” is sultry yet catchy hip-hop reggae track and will be launching in The Underground venue, Dame street June 8th.

Kate McGrew moved from New York City to Cork City in 2008, quickly gaining notoriety as Lady Grew: writing and performing vocals for dancehall reggae/hip-hop tunes, releasing EPs, appearing on vinyl with Dublin labels Ghetto Quietly and !kaboogie, and making music videos. She’s performed in clubs and at festivals all over Ireland, the UK, Germany, Australia, and America. Her two comedy musicals “Sweet Pang!” and “Hooker P.I.” – which combine her skills of acting, singing, clowning, rapping, and pole-dance – sold out shows and won 4-star ratings at Edinburgh Fringe Fest and two awards at the San Diego International Fringe Fest.

Lady Grew will be performing her brand new track “Sixes” June 8th with Support for Minnie Marley and Adrain Lenz.

Minnie Marley hails from Cork and is an International Singer/Songwriter & Performer of Alternative Soul, RnB, Jazz, hip-hop, Trap, Dancehall, Reggae, Afro-beat, House & Dance, she is a talented performer.

Adrain Lenz moved to Ireland in 2011 form Grenada. In 2012, Adrian joined forces with London based record Label “Blank Mind”, Releasing the remix of “Cover Me”. 2017 Adrian Lenz with his own unique identity as a singer, songwriter and Lyricist has released his multi-genre Single and Video “Play my Love”,
He received an award as Best Male Artist at the Irellywood Recognition Award 2017, Dublin.

June 8th is set to be a great night with fantastic performers from 8 pm at The Underground. Tickets only €10 and can be got on Eventbrite on Lady Grew Live!

Lady Grew is also appearing for Repeal the 8th hosted by Jam Forest “Tipperary for Yes” Nenagh May 18th and a host of festivals yet to be announced.

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Boomchild – New track – I Want To Shift Your Sister

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Boom Child are a chaotic rock trio from Dublin. Their music is an irreverent mix of punk, funk, and power pop. They released their debut “The Super Edible EP” in 2016 on the first 100% edible music format.
“the spread of guitar-based genres Boom Child can run through is impressive. You will rock out, experience an abrupt jazz breakdown without warning, and get whipped by some disco-funk,” – Remy’s Music Blog
“…to sum them up they are crazy, chaotic and fun. Go see them live if you get a chance.” – Outcast Magazine
“Boom Child are really really good” – Musician.ie
“I can’t tell if this trio is just very funny or if they are taking the piss” – Larry Little, former Killers Manager, Fortress Music
Playing Fibbers March 5th. Check out their new track below 🙂

 

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Donal Quinn – ‘Precious’

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Drogheda-based indie dance artist Donal Quinn has just released his brand new track ‘Precious’. 

Mentioned by Hot Press as saying it “sounds quite unlike anything else we’ve come across”.

Described by Indie Buddie as “‘Precious’ is that wiggle and shimmy track that could coax the most stubborn person onto the dance floor. Get your sunglasses out, cocktails at the ready Mr. Quinn has brought the summer early”.

Played by the BBC Introducing it as – “the definition of a feel good track”.

Donal Quinn is gearing up for more releases. You can catch him:

Feb 26; Circle Sessions, The International Bar, Dublin

Mar 2; Dundalk Fm Live Session, The First Cut, Dundalk Fm

Mar 18; Mods, Skins and Soulies for Repeal; The Underground, Dame St.

Apr 5: Near Fm Live Session; Near Fm

 

LISA CANNY, FREEDOM

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Lisa Canny, a Mayo native living in the UK, has amassed over two million streams online, sold out shows across the UK and US and co-written with a host of artists including Kaiser Chiefs, Melissa Etheridge and Akon. 

Now, Lisa Canny is set to release ‘Freedom‘, the debut single from her upcoming EP, on Friday 23 March 2018 and has also announced a nationwide tour taking in shows in Dublin, Galway, Belfast, Mayo, Limerick this April and May.

Lisa Canny has travelled the world and worked with a plethora of highly regarded names in the industry and was dubbed “Ireland’s next big female artist” by Miles Copeland of The Police. Heavily involved in traditional Irish music, Canny is the seven-time All Ireland Champion on harp and banjo. She was also named UK Future Music Songwriting Winner 2016, placed in the top ten of “Irish acts you don’t want to miss” by BBC America, has appeared on two PBS Specials, the Late Late Show, shared the stage with the likes of Gavin James, Lisa Hannigan and The Coronas.

Her awe-inducing and highly innovative performance style cannot be faulted and mirrors perfectly her organic and captivating song style. The release of ‘Freedom’ stands as a huge statement of intent for Lisa, and one that’s not to be ignored.

Born and raised in County Mayo, Ireland, Lisa Canny is a notably talented musician who creates expertly crafted modern traditional Irish music that’s distinctive, upbeat and effortlessly entertaining. Best known for her incredible covers sold out live performances and her reputation for driving, propulsive and heartfelt delivery, Lisa’s mastering of technique and tradition is nothing short of astounding. Gifted with empowering confidence and a charming sense of honesty, the most exciting and consummate stage of Canny’s career is now pouring vehemently over the horizon.

NATIONWIDE TOUR DATES:
April 1: The Bowery, Dublin
April 21:  Monroe’s, Galway
April 27: The Empire, Belfast
April 28: Town Hall Theatre, Claremorris
May 18: Dolans, Limerick

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:
www.iymas.ie
www.facebook.com/irishyouthmusicawards

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

https://twitter.com/officialiymas

 

We Cut Corners

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Live at Whelan’s Dublin Saturday March 25th

We Cut Corners return to the live stage this Saturday, March 25th, with a headline show at Whelan’s, Dublin. Support on the night will come from Laoise (https://facebook.com/laoisemusic). This follows the recent nomination of their 3rd album, ‘The Cadences of Others’, for the RTE Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year.

Current single ‘Reluctant Recluse’ Taken from the album ‘The Cadences of Others’

Current Irish dates…

Whelans, Dublin, Saturday 25th March

Roisín Dubh, Galway, Thursday 13th April

Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Saturday 22nd April

The Cadences of Others is available now at www.delphilabel.com, and in all the usual places, for streaming and download.

Praise for ‘The Cadences of Others’

The Irish Times – Album of the Week ****

“Irish duo, We Cut Corners’ third album is a gem.”

Irish Independent

“The third album from the Dublin duo is a tour de force from start to finish.”

Hot Press – 9/10

“The album pulls you in and doesn’t let you go for its full ten tracks.  A fantastic album.”

Irish Mail on Sunday ****

“This group just don’t allow you to settle, and you may not have heard or hear a better Irish album this year.”

COLUMBIA MILLS

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Irish indie/electronic quintet, Columbia Mills, have released a live video for their recent radio hit ‘Battles’. The video was recently recorded in the Dr. Tony Ryan Gallery at the RHA in Dublin (www.rhagallery.ie), with acclaimed artist Leah Hewson’s artwork as a backdrop.

Check out Colmbia Mills new video here

Gig dates:

March 31st – The Kasbah, Limerick

April 1st – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

April 6th – The Harbour Bar, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Columbia Mills’ debut album is set for release in early Summer 2017.