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Jack’s COVID-19 music self-care

By Conor Lynch / May 22, 2020

County Cork-born musician Jack O’Rourke has certainly made the most of his time spent in lockdown during this global pandemic, indulging in what one can call a COVID-19 music self-care journey. Secondary school teacher by day, O’Rourke now has the time to turn his attention to his eclectic music with influences ranging from blues to […]


Metalhead Series: 5 Doom Metal bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / February 25, 2020

This is a fitting heavy metal genre for the ending of our incredible Metalhead Series, with five doom metal bands from Ireland! Doom metal is one of the more depressive genres of heavy metal, as opposed to the more aggressive style of most metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics try to evoke a […]


These 10 Irish songs of 2019 should be on your playlist

By Peter Dlhopolec / February 18, 2020

Vote for the Irish Song of 2019 and help your favourite Irish artist win an RTÉ Choice Music Prize. Ireland’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, an organisation showcasing the best of Irish music, is coming back again to celebrate best songs and albums of 2019. The Irish Album of the Year award is chosen from a […]


Metalhead Series: 6 Thrash Metal bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / February 11, 2020

This time, we’re taking a step back into the more ‘classic’ heavy metal genres, listening to some incredible thrash metal bands from Ireland! Thrash metal is probably one of the more well-known subgenres of heavy metal, with its overall aggression and fast tempo resembling the general stereotype of ‘metal’ that many people have. But if […]


Metalhead Series: 6 Sludge Metal bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / February 4, 2020

This time, we’re getting a bit darker, with these six electrifying Sludge Metal bands from Ireland! Sludge Metal is a subgenre of metal that formed through combining elements of doom metal with hardcore punk. The music is typically harsh and abrasive, often featuring equally harsh and shouted vocals and heavily distorted instruments. It also mixes […]


Corkonians have decided what their favourite Cork-related song is

By Peter Dlhopolec / February 3, 2020

The results are in: Listen below to ten songs Corkonians love the most.  Corkonians proved, within the initiative by Cork City Libraries, there are plenty of songs about or related to their home city and they have chosen their favourite one.     Cork City Libraries, which ran a poll between November 2019 and January 2020, hoped […]


Metalhead Series: 7 Groove Metal bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / January 24, 2020

Welcome to the next instance of our Metalhead Series! This time we’re taking a look at seven incredible groove metal bands from Ireland! The genre of groove metal is inspired by thrash metal and traditional heavy metal. It often features raspy singing and screaming, heavy guitar riffs and tight rhythms. Though it can be seen […]


Get your dancing shoes on: Dublin’s best dance classes

By Carlotta Cutrale / January 20, 2020

Dance undoubtedly mirrors the people and the traditions of a certain country. If you feel like putting on your lucky shoes and unleashing your wildest moves, take a look at these dance schools in Dublin. Between Salsa, Bachata, Irish Dance, Flamenco and Pizzica, you’ll be spoilt for choice.  January comes for everyone. And who among […]


Metalhead Series: 7 Post Metal bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / January 13, 2020

Had enough of mainstream heavy metal? Listen to these seven incredible post metal bands from Ireland. If you are not a fan of the hard guitar riffs, screams and growls associated with the more “heavy” metal, then this will probably be something for you. Post metal is still seen as a subgenre of metal, using […]


Month of music: gigs in Dublin January, 2020

By Emma Grove / January 8, 2020

Looking for gigs in Dublin this January? It’s 2020 and there are tonnes of acts coming to town this month! Start your new year right with moving and shaking at some of Dublin’s most anticipated performances. Bonus: every event listed is less than €20. Without further ado, here’s Dublin’s hottest gigs in January 2020! New […]

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