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Choice Music Prize nominees Saint Sister

This afternoon.

Via RTÉ News:

The Covid support scheme for the music industry supported 318 artists alongside 817 music industry professionals, according to figures released by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

The Music Stimulus Scheme, worth €1.7m gave 185 artists recording grants, creating employment for 694 musicians, while 56 artists were supported to release new music.

Among the artists receiving funding were Denise Chaila, Saint Sister, Kojaque and Elaine Mai.

A number of recipients went on to be nominated for awards including the Choice Music Prize and the RTÉ Radio One Folk Awards…

In fairness.

185 artists given recording grants under Covid scheme (RTE)


This afternoon.

Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, with brass band accompaniment, unveiling plans for a multi-million state of the art music campus in Balbriggan, County Dublin.

The Irish Institute of Music and Song (IIMS) campus promises a new IIMS School, a ten-room luxury boutique hotel, a Café & Restaurant and the “the Lark” a brand-new state of the art 400 seat concert hall…’


Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Free September 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26?

Laters with Griff… is a series of ‘hybrid live and livestream gigs’ across five nights at Drop Dead Twice, Francis Street, Dublin 8.

Hosted in a table-service only environment by David Griffin (A.K.A. Griff), the shows will feature some of Ireland’s up-and-coming artists……Including ​Bi Curious, Blackbird and Crow, Blue Fish Diamond, Chris Kabs, Contour, Dubh Lee, Dublin City Rounders, Emily 7, Fanacanta, Funkulele, Gaolbyrd, God Creative, Jaxson, JyellowL, Kieran Mulvihill, Lethal Dialect, Marcas Carcass And The Trail Gang, Modern Love, New Valley Wolves, The Last Vinci, TYG, Vernon Jane, Vulpynes, and Witch Trials.

In fairness.

Laters With Griff Hybrid Music Festival

Stop that!

Car-loathing punky tykes.

Name that jammer, anyone?




Paul writes:

Please Share! This is a song my son Jude made as part of a campaign to stop his school – Firhouse Educate Together Secondary from being moved to City West. This would involve a journey of an hour to an hour fifteen each morning and afternoon.

Jude is on the Autism Spectrum and has had various difficulties over the years. Jude loves this school – it is amazing in so many ways. If this goes ahead I’m not sure that it will be possible for him to continue there.

Petition here

Thanks James M Chimney

Seán Ó Riada’s Mná na hÉireann

By women of Ireland.

Via Irish-language online magazine, NÓS:

We send this out to women and children living with domestic abuse, many in further isolation due to measures to combat Covid 19. Please support the vital work Women’s Aid do by helping us raise money for them by clicking ‘Give Now’ [at link below]. Women’s Aid’s ultimate aim is to create a society which does not tolerate violence against women.

Donate here


Thanks Maidhcí