Mayo born singer songwriter Seamus Ruttledge on song

Seamus Ruttledge has established a reputation as a highly respected contemporary songwriter. The Mayo-born singer wordsmith but currently living in Tuam has released three critically acclaimed albums to date and he is currently working on his next release. Ruttledge’s creative expression includes song-writing, poetry, and spoken word. His repertoire rails against the human frailties of Read More

Sarah Buckley: All set for Whelan’s gig in May

We are delighted to have a feature on our next artist Sarah Buckley, Sarah who is originally from Cork city but now living in Dublin has been performing right throughout Ireland over the past few years. Sarah Buckley began 2019 with a much-coveted place in “Whelan’s Ones to Watch” . Her debut single “You’ve Got Read More

A love letter to Tom Waits from Castlebar

Oh Jesus Christ, well the lord bless and save us, Finbar Hoban Presents has somehow gone all dark and moody on us.Stop the lights Joesephine!! Well not really, but today i do want to briefly discuss one of my favourite artists, that is the great and sometimes weird world of Tom Waits. I have always Read More

Webster Mac Neely: The original rude boy

Let us get one thing straight, Kevin “Webster” Mac Neely is slightly a bit of a legend when it comes to the music scene in Castlebar and Mayo. But lets try and put that in a better perspective, Webster is not just a legend in his own hometown which he loves so well but he Read More

Revisiting Heartworm from Whipping boy

Let’s take a walk back in time to what we believe is one of the greatest and sometimes often overlooked Irish albums of all time from Whipping boy. The band consisted of Myles McDonnell – bass, backing vocals Fearghal McKee – vocals Colm Hassett – drums and Paul Page – guitar I was 16 the Read More