As part of the Dublin Bowie Festival, which takes over venues across Dublin this week with singalongs, discussions, screenings and gigs, I Heart Bowie features a cast of Irish musicians paying tribute to the Starman. Previous editions included appearances from Glen Hansard, who performed Ashes To Ashes (above), Bell X1, The Young Folk, Sinead White, Nanu Nanu and Fiach Moriarty. All proceeds to Home Sweet Home..
Young Hearts Run Free’s annual Yule event serves as a fundraiser for the Simon Community and a BYOB knees up to some of the best Irish talent around. This year’s gig in the Co-Op in Dublin 8 starts early and goes late with performances by hahaman David O’Doherty, Booka Brass Band, Sligo rappers This Side Up, Dublin electronic duo Le Boom, Scottish songwriter Alaisdair, indie songwriter Paddy Hanna and more…
Thursday November 3: DJ Shadow, Mount Kimbie, Kormac live AV @ The Shelbourne Hall, RDS(€39.50)
There’s lots of good music on offer of an electronic, alternative and hip-hop nature at the second annual Metropolis festival (Moderat, Clams Casino, Jessy Lanza, Sugar Hill Gang, Grace Jones, Booka Shade) but the opening party’s standalone lineup is solid with DJ Shadow headlining with a set drawn from new album and Endtroducing remixes along with UK duo Mount Kimbie and Dublin’s own DJ Kormac doing his live A/V thing.
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.