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Sinead O’Riordan – Flavoured Lights

We’re going to Vegas, baby!

The sense of excitement at heading off to enjoy all the fun of the fair in Sin City is palpable in newcomer Sinead’s delicious pop souffle.

Special mention to the excellent videography by Susi Piasek which will make you want to set the controls for the beating heart of the Nevada desert.

Flavoured Lights can be found on Sinead’s imminent debut 5-song EP Forbidden You.

Nick says: Heaven or Las Vegas.

Sinead O’Riordan

Calling all 1980s music fans.

I (‘sheet Music Editor) am offering you the chance to win TWO (count ’em) tickets to the Forever Young festival which takes place from July 5-7 in Palmerstown House, near Naas, County Kildare.

It’s time to dig out the shoulder pads, backcomb that big bouffant, slip on the leg warmers and spangly jewellery and party like it’s 1982.

The line-up for the weekend is ‘a veritable who’s who of the decade that they could not kill’, including The Human League, Marc Almond, Kim Wilde, Holly Johnson, Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins, T’Pau, Level 42 (careful with that slap bass!), Midge Ure, Bonnie Tyler, Heaven 17, Big Country and Jimmy Somerville.

There’s camping at the festival ‘to suit all tastes and budgets’ and there will be regular daily return buses from Main Street in Naas, Naas-Sallins train station and from Aston Quay in Dublin.

For a chance to win two day tickets to Saturday and Sunday (not camping tickets, sorry!), just become the 80th person to correctly answer the following question:

Holly Johnson was the lead singer of which 1980s chart-topping group?

Lines will stay open until we have a winner.

Frankie Nick says: Good luck!

Forever Young Festival 2019


A serious flaw in the competition (which was Bodger’s idea) has been detected (by TheQ47 below) that would allow a lurker to wait until the 79th entry and ninja-like sneak in and claim the 80th spot with some ease. Very sorry. I will pick a random name out of the hat at 6pm. You may also a request a suitable song by way of apology.

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.

The Drummer & The Keeper

The debut film from Nick Kelly, of The Fat Lady Sings.

Nick writes:

I’m thrilled to announce that my first feature film is about to be released in Irish cinemas. The story of unlikely friendship between a rock’n’roll drummer with Bipolar disorder and a young goalkeeper with Aspergers Syndrome, “The Drummer And The Keeper” premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, where it won Best Irish First Feature.
You can catch the full movie in any one of these Irish cinemas from Friday September 8:
Rathmines Omni (my local!)
Tallaght IMC
Dun Laoghaire IMC
Eye Galway
Galway IMC
Gate Cork
Cork Omni
Limerick Omni
Just like any Hollywood blockbuster, we need a really great opening weekend. So it would be amazing if you could get down to your own local silver screen to see it – and also if you could spread the word among your own friends and connections….

The Drummer & The Keeper