Tag Archives: music


A animated cacophony of musical anecdotes animated by Miloš Tomic inspired by a conversation overheard on a bus where a young musician admitted facing her cello into traffic when crossing the road, in the hope that, if she was hit, the instrument would be smashed up first.

shortoftheweek

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

NÓS

Thanks Maidhcí

Music journalist Nick Kelly

Meet the Fred Astaire of ‘dancing about architecture’.

Writer Nick Kelly has taken over the long-vacant post of Broadsheet‘s Music Editor overseeing the contemporary recording and live music scene in Ireland and ‘abroad’ and bagsing the good office beanbag chair.

Nick has been a music journalist for 25 years, starting off in Hot Press magazine in the mid-90s, before writing for The Times (UK), Billboard, The Sunday Tribune, The Irish Examiner and most recently as a rock columnist with the Irish Independent.

Nick’s duties will include new acts (details to Nick at broadsheet@broadsheet.ie), administering Bodger’s shots, upcoming concerts and the daily ‘You May Like This strand.

It’ll be free Nick Kelly every day!

Free Nick Kelly.

Suit yourselves.

Enjoy jazz?

On december 12 at the Vintage Room in The Workman’s Club, Wellington, Quay, Dublin 2.

Aoife Concannon writes:

Improvised Music Company (IMC) wrap up a year of their monthly WAX ON series with a special Christmas edition presenting the music and life stories of the iconic artists of jazz, this time focused on both the popular and obscure Christmas recordings from the jazz canon.

Join Irish Times jazz critic Cormac Larkin and his expert panel for a festive WAX ON listening party in the cosy Vintage Room, listening to some much loved Christmas jazz classics from the likes of Nat King Cole and Ella FitzGerald with panel chats about the stories behind their recordings, as well as some less expected seasonal offerings from Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon and others.

Any excuse.

Improvised Music Company