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Tune of The Week 02/09/2011: Liz Lawrence

Last night I managed to see Liz Lawrence for the second time in The Sugar Club in Dublin (accompanied by Harry on the cajon and backing vocals), the first time she was opening for Brooke Fraser, the second for The Civil Wars. When I was deciding what...

Dreamboats and Petticoats at The Gaiety: Review

The mood was building in The Gaiety before the curtain was raised thanks to the sounds of early sixties music. With a musical that was born from a musical compilation series, Dreamboats and Petticoats immediately had the audience on its side, thanks to the familiarity of the...

Florence + The Machine: What The Water Gave Me (video)

Who doesn’t love Florence & The Machine? This is the first glimpse of what’s to come from the new album due for release on November 4th (which is the week before my birthday so guess what I’ll be getting) oh by the way I’m liking how VEVO...

First Thursdays Dublin – September 1st

If you haven’t wandered around Dublin City on one of the First Thursday nights, you really are missing out. Last month I checked it out Temple Bar and there was a brilliant buzz. It’s a night where reative spaces and galleries open their doors to the public...

Culture Cafe on RTE 2XM Show 6 Playlist and Podcast : 31/08/2011

Thanks to all my guest for today’s show. As well as the interviews, the podcast now features Kev’s Event Guide. Here’s what happened: 1. DJ Flip & Freezemaster Slick: Crossroads 2. Bombay Bicycle Club: Shuffle 3. Chat with Paula Hanely from Cork County Arts Office about Culture...

Culture Cafe on RTE 2XM: Nightbox Interview

As a follow up to the interview on last week’s Culture Cafe and the written piece on my blog, I’ve been asked by some people if I would share the audio from my interview with Nick and James from Canadian/Irish Band Nightbox, who are based in Toronto....