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This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Musicians, including songwriter Phil Coulter Johnny, Duhan, Michael English, Tony Allen, Sibéal Ní Chasaide, Ruaile Buaile, Moxie and John Sheahan of The Dubliners, join Labour TDs, including party leader Brendan Howlin, to help launch the Music Bill 2016 calling for legislation for an Irish Music quota for music in Irish Radio.

Hozier on the hour every hour so.

About time/Fight.

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39 thoughts on “Everybody Stay Coulter

  1. Zaccone

    Thats an awful idea. If music is good enough it’ll become popular and get airtime. Forcing subpar Irish music onto the airways will just push even more people towards Spotify, TuneIn etc.

    1. edalicious

      “If music is good enough it’ll become popular”

      That is demonstrably untrue given the absolute state of popular music. A more appropriate maxim would be “if music is played enough, it’ll become popular”.

  2. kellma

    What a waste of time…. Positive discrimination Bla bla..We don’t have any really important issues do we? Like, NAMA being an incompetent mess or Enda Kenny sending women off on the boat…

  3. Neilo

    To anyone who fancies an Irish music quota: listen to The Green Scene on LMFM for a truly horrifying window on the future… except it’s happening NOW!!!!!

      1. Neilo

        @TOB: the death notices on LMFM are also a hit among the key coffin-dodging demographic. After 15 minutes of Gerry Malone’s monotone, you’ll yearn for a touch on the shoulder from the fella in the bright nightgown.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      I see your Green Scene and raise you a Country’n’Irish with Tony Kehoe weekdays at 6pm and Sundays 10.45 – 1pm (after mass, of course!) on South East Radio.

      The 8th level of music hell.

      1. Neilo

        @Daisy: Thanks for the pointer. I’m giving that serious consideration – I’ll be able to catch the last hour and 3/4 this Sunday after the Archers omnibus.

  4. frank

    What plonker thinks giving over to politics any music is worth a shot? The blind leading the blind just as when the Irish language was given over to them. Definitely; death knell.

    1. rotide

      The problem is that it’s not a social cause.

      Quotas are to be demanded when it comes to plays and playwrights, but not when it comes to commercial music.

  5. bsteve knievel

    the Rte report on Morning Ireland yesterday used a english folk song ‘the fox’ which is based on a middle english poem.

  6. Paddy

    A string section from the government always seems to be playing these days. Stradivarius hasn’t a thing on them

  7. Kieran NYC

    As long as it’s not the Hozier-type moany-holes singing ‘deep and emotional’ (cliched) dirges all the time

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