Not only does Young Hearts Run Free raise money for a very worthwhile cause in the Simon Community, it also puts on unique imaginative events that draws people of different creative persuasion together.
No Idle Days is their mini-festival running this weekend features a community games, a magical mystery tour, a secret location gig, a their own take on The Sunday Game, a walking tour, paint classes and talks.
Participants include Donal Lunny, Mícheál Ó’Muircheartaigh, Alison Spittle, Banter, Don Conroy, No Monster Club, Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock, Donal Dineen, Joanna Walsh and and more….
A free festival of Irish music of all sorts in 24 venues, bars and shops of Rathmines and Portobello. Acts playing include AE MAK, Sample Answer, Zaska, Rocstrong, Elephant, Gavin Glass, Feather, Barq, The Eskies, Cut Once, New Valley Wolves, Bad Bones, Katie Laffan, RSAG and many more. The big attraction is the 5,000 capacity gig at Leinster Cricket Club.
A brand new club night brought to you by pop music writer Jennifer Gannon and Cian McHugh, Lime & Fancy is a self-described mix of the “most day-glo of Italo Disco mixed with your faves from the early 90s & a dash of some 80s oddities served with a cute cocktail umbrella.
“Before Hotline Bling there was the Hotline with Tony Fenton. Before a time of songs shrouded in irony there was fun times with friends. Lime & Fancy is your magic door back to a time without judgement, when pop was the secret language of the heart…You are among friends – in the words of Mel & Kim: It only takes a moment to feel alright.”
As TXFM Dublin prepares to close down later this year…
Tonight’s TXFM Dublin show at 10pm is my last for the station. It’s been a great two and a half years where I’ve fallen for radio, been tasked with picking and playing songs for people at listening at home, in cars from Dublin to islands off the coast to America to Australia.
It’s been a great experience and pleasure and the TX team are a great bunch of sounders. There’s a lovely camaraderie in the station.
For my last show tonight, I’ll be playing a Best of 2016 so far, as is my show’s new music M.O.
Kelly-Anne Byrne’s last show is also tonight so tune in from 7pm – midnight for some guaranteed great tunes and a fond farewell.
No need to leave the city centre this weekend to get your festival fix as Interlude in the RHA Gallery is offering three days of music both outdoors on Ely Place and indoors in the art gallery.
Music ranges from hip-hop and dance headliners (Grandmaster Flash, Dimitri From Paris, Kenny Dope) established Irish artists & DJs (Lisa Hannigan, Donal Dineen, Tonie Walsh, Billy Scurry) to upcoming Irish artists (Wyvern Lingo, Booka Brass, Bad Bones, TooFools).
There is a Nialler9 stage on the Sunday too featuring Solar Bears, Cian Ó’Ciobhain and a Bantum (Prince A/V set) among others.
Already an established guitarist with a discography on respected US independent labels, Dubliner Cian Nugent‘s third album Night Fiction features a new instrument, his voice; and songs now share the alternative blues and rock vibes of artists like Kurt Vile and a country-leaning David Kitt featuring the expressive guitar playing he’s made his name with. Friday is the launch of the album. Support from Al McKay (Dick Diver), Bad Sea & DJ Daniel Fox (Girl Band).
The Dublin-based singer-songwriter Rosa Nutty (above) recently released her crowdfunded debut EP Bunny, on which the sweet folk pop of Fine Print was a highlight. Friday’s show will feature Nutty and her new live band.
As part of First Fortnight, the mental health-focused festival that happens in the first two weeks of January every year, a night of music, poetry and performance under the name Therapy Sessions has been lined up this Friday. Curated by Dublin duo We Cut Corners, it will feature music from rising “atmosfolk” band Saint Sister (Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre, top and performing ‘Virtual Hate’ on the Two Tube above), singer-songwriter Jennifer Evans along with poetry from Dee Campbell, South London spoken word artist Molly Case and Ryan Mangan.