The Crow soundtrack still way ahead of it’s time

Last week we were discussing how movie soundtracks can be hit or miss. Today i wanted to briefly discuss the very underated CROW soundtrack starring the late Brandon Lee. As one as the many record store releases this year THE CROW soundtrack finally issued the soundtrack for vinyl release. After all these years i think Read More

Is there any Pixies fans left in Castlebar?

Where have all The Pixies fans gone?, Pixies fans were almost on every street corner in Castlebar in the nineties. Frank Black and his merrymen were almost some sort of enigma. The band disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited in 2004. After Deal left in 2013, the Pixies hired Kim Shattuck  as a touring bassist; Read More

Ash release brand new boxset of 7″ singles

Ash have always been one of our favourite bands.  We got to see them for the first time when they played the Royal Theatre in Castlebar about twelve years. After all these years the band are still making hit singles, but for those of you who may have missed out on the coveted seven inch Read More

Remembering the lady of Rock in Ireland

For years Philomena Lynott stood tall and proud of her son Phil Lynott, lead vocalist of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. She was a real lady. I met her very briefly when she came to Castlebar a few years on the back of a book launch.  Philomena Lynott was not only Read More

Kern bring traditional folk music to new heights

KERN blends the driving uilleann pipes and poignant whistles of Brendan McCreanor with the dynamic fiddle playing of Barry Kieran and the dark, authoritative voice and guitar of SJ McArdle. All three men are from Louth, and this is reflected in their repertoire, which includes tunes and songs from all over the county as well Read More

A love letter to Elvis Presley from Castlebar

    Elvis Aaron Presley is the reason i put on gigs today, From the moment i first Elvis  on an old 8 track machine my dad used to have in our home in Rathbawn Drive in Castlebar. I grew up listening to my different forms of music as a child. Doo Wop was my Read More