Author Archives: Nick Kelly

Cormac O Caoimh I’m In Need

Greetings from the People’s Republic.

Cork singer/songwriter Cormac O Caoimh (top) revels in thoughtful, introspective lyrics with a quirky bent.

This jazzy tune is the first single from his new album Swim Crawl Walk Run which Cormac is launching with a gig in Cork’s Kino on May 15.

His fifth LP features contributions from Martin Leahy and Aoife Regan and a co-write with Greenshine‘s Mary Greene.

Nick says: Going swimmingly.

Cormac O Caoimh

Nova ‘jocks’, from left: Brent Pope, Lucy Kennedy, Ruth Scott and Colm Hayes 

Dig deep, folks.

Tomorrow and Saturday, Radio Novais hosting its annual Help the Homeless Radiothon with the station dedicating its schedules over two full days to raise funds for the homeless.

Now in its fifth year, the charity drive is in association with Focus Ireland and listeners are encouraged to donate what they can for a good cause.

Over the weekend, all manner of celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, sport, music and politics will drop in to the studio.

Volunteers will be on hand in the station’s Docklands HQ to take calls from listeners all through Friday and Saturday.

Nick says: Don’t touch that dial!

Homeless Radiothon

Radio Nova

Thanks Barry Hartigan


Bonnie & Clyde do Bray.

That’s the gist of the quite wonderful video for Dublin singer/songwriter Marcus’s debut single.

Alan Dunne and Stubborn Monkey Media directed the film of the young lovers on the run as they zoom over the Sally Gap on their motorbike…

Marcus credits Amy Winehouse, Frank Ocean and Mos Def as influences but his own personality shines through on this very promising first release.

Nick says: O Bray!


Ireland’s longest-running music TV show, Other Voices returns on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player.

The series will include performances from top Lankum, Gruff Rhys and The Murder Capital and many more.

Other Voices founder Philip King says:

“This year’s series was filmed in Cardigan West Wales, beautiful Ballina, the remarkable Intel campus at Leixlip and of course in my hometown of Dingle. Featuring some of the world’s and Ireland’s most remarkable artists,

Other Voices has always been about creating a platform for brilliant new and aspiring artists and this year, we will introduce you to a remarkable and diverse range of powerful and passionate singers and bands. Turn on and tune in to RTÉ2 television and online to the RTÉ Player you will love it”

Other Voices at 11.30pm tomorrow (Thursday) on RTÉ2.

Pics: Rich Gilligan

ArboristHere Comes The Devil

Fans of Bill Callahan should check out Arborist, the musical project of Belfast’s Mark McCambridge (top).

This is the second single from the wonderful new album A Northern View.

Sam O’Mahony directs the cryptic hallucinatory promo.

Arborist plays Ulster Sports Club, Belfast, on Friday and The Set Theatre, Kilkenny, on Saturday.

Nick says: Feels like heaven.


 Abbey Street, Dublin 1 in the early 1970s

Festival of History writes:

This great photograph of Abbey Street tweeted by Photos Of Dublin was taken by Billy Mooney – you can see it and more of his images here – digitised by @DCLAReadingRoom and funded by Dublin City Council…

Name those jammers (left to right), anyone?

Pic: Billy Mooney