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Metalhead Series: 9 alternative metal bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / December 9, 2019

Had enough of annoying Christmas jingles? No problem, just listen to some alternative metal! There are a great number of excellent alternative metal bands from Ireland that you could listen to instead. Alternative metal is a fusion that mixes heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres you would normally not associate with […]


Irish Christmas songs and carols from the 17th century to today

By Emma Grove / December 3, 2019

Irish Christmas songs and carols are enjoyed worldwide throughout the holiday season. How did this seasonal musical tradition emerge in Ireland? Read more to find out!   Irish Christmas songs have been a feature of holiday celebrations dating back centuries. Fun fact of the day: Christmas carolling as we know it is rooted in pagan […]


Metalhead Series: 9 Metalcore Bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / November 29, 2019

We already had a look at the metalcore bands hailing from Dublin, but what about the rest of Ireland? The metal scene in Ireland is surprisingly diverse for such a small island, and especially surprising for a subgenre like metalcore. From the more melodic mixtures of alternative metal and metalcore, to heavy deathcore, there is […]


Metalhead Series: 5 Metalcore Bands from Dublin

By Jacqueline Russe / November 27, 2019

The metal genre has undergone many changes and additions over the years. In the late 1980s, for example, people started blending elements of heavy metal with hardcore punk. The new genre that formed was then called Metalcore. In this instance of our Metalhead Series we will be focusing on the Metalcore bands from Dublin, the […]


Metalhead Series: 4 Gothic Metal Bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / November 18, 2019

Gothic Metal is a fusion genre combining Heavy Metal with the dark atmospheres of Gothic Rock. The genre itself is quite diverse, with different bands using the gothic approach to different styles of Heavy Metal music. In Ireland there are some bands that have taken this approach as well. Here are four Gothic Metal Bands […]


Irish Opera Houses and Concert Halls

By Jacqueline Russe / November 15, 2019

Is the music played in our Irish clubs and pubs not to your taste? Do you want to go on a fancy date somewhere with your significant other? No problem! There are a number of Opera Houses and Concert Halls that offer everything from the most famous music artists over theater performances to classical orchestras. […]


Metalhead Series: 4 Symphonic Metal Bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / November 13, 2019

Orchestra mixed with Metal? That doesn’t seem to fit at first glance. But if you ever listened to Symphonic Metal bands like Nightwish or Within Temptation you know that they can fit very well together. The mix of epic orchestra music and the guitar music and screams of metal make Symphonic Metal one of my […]


Metalhead Series: 6 Power Metal Bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / November 11, 2019

Last time we were talking about Celtic Metal, one of the special metal subgenres that had their origin in Ireland. This time we will take a look at one of my favorite subgenres of metal called Power Metal. It combines aspects of typical Heavy Metal with Speed Metal. It is fast-paced, a bit lighter than […]


Metalhead Series: 6 Celtic Metal Bands from Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / November 5, 2019

We already talked about Celtic Metal bands from Dublin, but what about the rest of Ireland? I mean, it is pretty clear that metalheads can be found everywhere, not only in the biggest cities or capitals of a country. So I went looking for bands all over our beautiful Emerald Isle. And behold – here […]


Hip-Hop Series: Top 4 Rappers in Galway

By Emma Grove / November 5, 2019

We’ve taken a short hiatus but the Hip-hop series is back! This time we’re hitting up Galway to check out the small but strong hip-hop scene. Disclaimer: Not all of the artists are from or currently based in Galway, however they all are influenced by life in the city. Without further ado, here’s Babylon Radio’s […]

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