Tag Archives: Kerry

Free this weekend?

Go join the circus.

Oliver Brady writes:

We’re hosting the National Circus Festival in Tralee [County Kerry] this weekend, starting on Thursday until Sunday night.

It is the national showcase for contemporary circus and features a different line up each year of top national and international circus performers,

It’s an event founded out of the love of street art, weird, crazy, amazing stuff and of course craic, run by volunteers on a shoestring budget. Tickets at link below.

Circus Festival

Deep Sky ObjectsCork/Kerry alt-rock

What you may need to know…

01. Big riffs and dirty bass-tones emerge from the most recent studio excursion from Cork-based trio Deep Sky Objects.

02. Having emerged a few years back, the band have been steadily gigging around Cork city, with the odd excursion home to Kerry, including last year’s K-Fest in Killorglin.

03. Streaming above is single Desire, the first in a series of monthly singles leading up to August, to be accompanied by UK and Irish summer touring.

04. Catch them at Whelan’s in Dubland on the 15th, and back in Cork city’s Brú Bar on the 22nd.

Thoughts: A tighter, more elastic take on stadium-filler indie/alt, sans the bullshit. Good hustle.

Deep Sky Objects


Ten Past Seveninstrumental freakery from Kerry

What you may need to know…

01. At long last, an excuse to talk about Ten Past Seven. That genre of theirs in full: “Kinky Kerry Sex Metal Trad Scat Gael Core Bog Prog”. Das’ right.

02. Assembling in the early 2000s, the band released debut long-player Shutupyourface in 2006, via the venerable Out on a Limb Records, followed by a split 7″ with Los Langeros that was launched atop Carrantuohill, a string of EPs and intermittent live activity.

03. Streaming above is most recent extended-player Black Box Recordings, crowdfunded and recorded in Black Box Studios in France in 2011.

04. Playing Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre on the 28th, supporting Guilty Optics alongside fellow veterans Elk.

Thoughts: Loathe as your writer is to revert to old tropes, ye olde “if you have to ask” applies to Ten Past Seven. Listening yields more noisy insanity than we have room for in this column.

Ten Past Seven