A love letter to the Castlebar music scene

Castlebar always has been and always will be a great town for original music and original ideas. From the big “O” Roy Orbison gracing the stage at the TF “Ballroom” in 1963 to the “Occasion at The Castle” and the popular Blues Festival in the 90’s and Naughties you could almost always find something to Read More

Matt McGinn and the end of the common man

MATT McGINN IS A SINGER, SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER FROM CO. DOWN IN THE NORTH OF IRELAND. IN MARCH 2018, HE RELEASED HIS 3RD STUDIO ALBUM, ‘THE END OF THE COMMON MAN’. IN MAY 2018, HIS MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, ‘LESSONS OF WAR’ WAS SHOWN AT THE BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL. IT FEATURES ANTI-WAR SONGS WRITTEN BY MATT AND Read More

A love letter to Nick Cave from Castlebar

I grew up with Nick Cave, okay I don’t know him but every time I listen to his music it feels like I’m meeting an old friend that I haven’t seen in a very long time. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds was founded in 1983 after the Birthday Party, a band that Cave had Read More