Wicklow based contemporary folk artist Brian Barron

Brian is a contemporary writer and singer, his songs though steeped in traditional structures are born of a keen awareness of the full scope of the modern world. Turning blind eye to no facet of the human condition, he delves into all aspects in service to his craft. Outlaw ballads sit alongside wry takes on Read More

Jeff Buckley: Hero that could have being king

What If? There is always a lot of “What ifs?” in the music industry, What if Elvis Presley or Jim Morrison were still alive? What if Jeff Buckley was with us? Would his popularity still be as big? Would he still have that cult following or would his popularity have faded away. I would like Read More

Lankum: Gritty folk act from the heart of Dublin

Lankum are a four-piece group from Dublin, Ireland with an alchemical ability to combine traditional folk roots with contemporary undercurrents to forge music that is dark, mysterious and transcendental. Comprising brothers Ian Lynch (uillean pipes, tin whistle, vocals), Daragh Lynch (vocals, guitar) alongside Cormac Mac Diarmada (fiddle) and Radie Peat (harmonium, accordion, vocals), Lankum channel Read More

The National are back with new album!!

News has just emerged today that American outfit The National will release a brand new album in May. The name of the album is titled “I am Easy to Find” and there is a preview of the new single “You Had Your Soul With You” The album will come out on 4AD record. The band Read More

A love letter to Bruce Springsteen from Castlebar

Probably one of the most common questions i receive as a promoter in the area when i am walking around town in Castlebar is when are you bringing Bruce to Castlebar? “Sure wouldn’t Mchale Park be a grand aul spot for it” I have being asked the same question so often now that i have Read More