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John Field: Ireland’s Forgotten Composer

On the 26th of July 1782, Dublin would contribute its own renowned composer to the classical music narrative with the birth of John Field. This was a time of great shifts in the world - the American Revolution had recently succeeded,…


One from the Crate: Le Galaxie

Over the past year, there have been no less than four occasions on which I had the chance to see Le Galaxie play live. For a plethora of reasons, not one of these instances actually saw me stand in front…


One from the Crate: Ghost Estates

Ghost Estates, it has to be said, are owed substantial credit for turning me on to the Irish music scene. While the first vinyl album I ever bought was Daft Punk’s disco-centric ‘Random Access Memories’, the second – Ghost Estates’…


Kevin O’Reilly talks to Rhos Horan of Raglans about the easy-going band’s upward trajectory and success.

Having met through a collection of different bands and through school Ste, Conn, Rhos and Dan came together to make some “good music” and that’s certainly what they did. Drawing from various influences and trying out new concepts with each…


Wyvern Lingo: Subside

Bray Trio Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane and Caoimhe Barry sit down with Kevin O’Reilly ahead of their Ireland and UK Tour to talk about where they’ve come from and where they’re going. And so how did it all start, you…


One to Watch- The Academic

The activities of most Mullingar teenagers are often questionable, not so this quartet of talented young fellows who are breaking into the Irish music scene with a very refined and fresh sound. The four lads have an abundance of energy…