Saturday Jan 10, 2009

[crosspost] A bit of trad part something or other

Crosspost from my personal blog, but its worthwhile...

Now honestly not everyone is related to an album releasing trad musician, but one of my colleagues just pointed me at his sister Orla Harrington who has just released a new album, Melting Snow. Worth checking out over on myspace if you listen (or are interested in) Irish folk/trad music. Actually just give a listen even if your not.

On a similar note if you happen to be in New York this evening, a member of APAP and attending their conference my previously mentioned cousin Niamh Ni Charra is playing tonight. But if your reading this blog thats a kinda of unlikely possibility, but hey you never know.

Friday Jan 11, 2008

[ music ] A bit of trad


[ cross post from the other side, but its for a good cause ]

... or a blatant plug. A cousin of mine Niamh Ni Charra is playing a showcase gig during the upcoming Temple Bar Trad festival in Dublin.

You can hear some of Niamh's tunes over on myspace. And yes, you can make this, and then go on to Explosions In The Sky, all in one night ;).

Friday Sep 17, 2004

Deaf '04 Lineup


If you are in Dublin in October and fancy a bit of noise and mayhem (or dance music as others might call it), the lineup for Deaf 2004 has started to filter out into the world on a few e-mail lists.

Of major interest to me anyway are Coil and The Horrorist, but theres loads of other stuff on as well. I'll save myself hassle and just cut and paste the flyer I got.


 :::::::: D E A F  2 0 0 4 ::::::::

 ::::::::DUBLIN ELECTRONIC ARTS FESTIVAL:::::::: IRELAND ::::::::


---------------------------------------------------------------------------


DATES ::::::::::
TUESDAY 19th  - MONDAY 25th OCTOBER 2004 [bank holiday]


WHERE  ::::::::::
DUBLIN CITY HALL dame st d2   :
CONTEMPORARY ARTS
CENTRE temple bar d2   :
THE VILLAGE wexford st d2    :
THE SUGAR CLUB leeson st d2    :
TRAFFIC abbey st d1    :
METROPOLITAN eden quay d1:
THE HUB temple bar d2   :
THE POD harcourt st d1    :
HOGANS georges st d2   :
THE GLOBE georges st d2   :
THE BELVEDERE denmark st d1   :
CRAWDADDY harcourt st d1   :
PROJECT ARTS CENTRE temple bar d2    :
TEMPLE BAR MUSIC CENTRE temple bar d2   :
INTERNATIONAL BAR wicklow st d2:
EAMONN DORANS temple bar d2


WHO   ::::::::::

COIL  :   RAHZEL  :    ROBERT MOOG  FILM  PREMIERE :   THE DJ  PRODUCER
:    MANU LE MALIN   :   BLAKE BAXTER   :   JUAN ATKINS    :
THE HORRORIST    :    DJ BONE   :   PARADOX   :    DJ SEBA :    FATIMA YAMAHA
:   DECAL   :   ROBERT HOOD    :   VISITOR   :   DONAL DINEEN   :
AMERICHORD   :   ROGER DOYLE    :  DONNACHA COSTELLO   :   DAVID DONOHOE
:   JAPE   :  CHRISTINA CARTER   :   DENNIS McNULTY    :   CALIBRE :
FURSAXA   :   FIVE GREEN CIRCLE   :   TUKI   :  MULTIPLEX   :   RANDOM NUMBER
:   PRINTED CIRCUIT   :     PAUL SMITH   :   M-AUDIO   :  UNIT 731 :   2BIT   :
CORRUGATED TUNNEL   :  ARVEENE   :   THE LAST SOUND   : POLSKA
:   ECHELON DJ'S   :   MAGNETIZE   :   RONS MOBILE DISCO   :   HERV :
LOVE RHINO   :   INVISIBLE AGENT   :   JAMES WALSH   :   ACU   : CHYMERA
:   JAMES BOYLAN   :   KATE BUTLER   :   RICHARD BROPHY   :   ALAN SMITH   :
SHANE SUTTON   :     ELECTRICITY    : CHRIS ROONEY   :    EMMET EDMONDS
:   DON ROSCO   :   PAT HYLAND   :   MARK CLARKE   :    RICKY FORCE   :
SIMON F   :   PAUL CHILLAGE    :    SIMON CONWAY    :    DAVID DONOHOE
:   FINTAN O'DOWD   : JOHNNY BOYLE   :   BUZZER WILLIAMS    : PAUL SMITH    :
GILES ARMSTRONG    :    PHIL BOYLE    :    SKKATER    : DAVE INGHAM
:  DESY BALMER   :   IVAR TONSO   :   ALPHABETSET    : NAPHTA :   ROHAN   :
JOHN MCCALLION   :   ROSS CAREW    :   CHRIS GOUGH    : BASSBIN
:    TAYOR    :    JOHN MCMAHON    :   THINKTOY    :   JASON O' CALLAGHAN    :
ALEX WOOD   :  BONGO DERM   :   MC LITTLE TREE   :   SAM KINSELLA
:   CARL BAUER   :  GLENN DAVIS   :   DECLAN COMISKEY   : STEPHEN FLYNN    :
DJ SCOPE   :   DJ RIZM    :   MURFI    :   DAVE RICE  : TONIE WALSH
: LATINAFRODISCOTECH   :  THE AFRONOVA PROJECT VS SABADO   : ALEX WOOD     :
DR TONER    :   ALEX MCMAHON    :  MR MOTO   :   FION HIGGINS   :    KENNY FUNK
:    GERRY MOLUMBY    :   STEPH HOFFMAN   : PETER COSGROVE   :
BILLY SCURRY    :   ROB ROWLAND    :   EAMONN DOYLE :    CHOICE CUTS
:    UNDERCURRANT   :    LAZYBIRD   :  WARREN DALY   : DINI   :    DRUDLES    :
G McD    :    PETER GUAL    :    FRAN HARNTETT :    LUKE LOGAN    :    JOE McGRATH
:    METRONEEN    :  PLANCK SHARPNER :   RIAN RYAN   :   IKEYABOY    :
ROY CARROLL  :   FERGUS DUNNE   :   ROB CANNING

::::::::::
 

Friday Aug 27, 2004

LowTek (or computer generated noise)

LowTek are an extremely hardcore industrial/hard dance act from Dublin, containing one half of the now defunct D:V:Ant, signed to Industrial Strength Records. Ear splitting stuff ala Ultraviolence, The Horrorist etc. Not for the faint of heart, but really good if you like this kind of stuff. You can download some LowTek tunes at thorhammer.org.

You never know, half of LowTek maybe DJ'ing at Deaf '04 [Dublin Electronic Arts Festival].

Thursday Aug 05, 2004

TV On The Radio

I've been meaning to put up some stuff about music for a while, its not all air guitar. So sitting at home on a Weds evening (and finally posting on a thursday afternoon) I figured lets write up something. Anyway the tunes of the moment, two albums I only finally managed to get around to buying a few weeks ago, and definately the most played among my current crop of audio therapy, are

   o Tv On The Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
   o Sonic Youth - Nurse

Tv On The Radio's Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes is one of the best albums that I've heard this year, not sure how to describe it, just genuinely good. A few people that I've talked to reckon its a bit overrated, but I really can see why the critics love it. I'm sure the fact that its released on this side of the atlantic on 4ad records and from what I can see on Touch & Go records stateside could only be a good indication ;).

Sonic Youth's Nurse is a nice simple back to basics Sonic Youth album, even with (or perhaps despite) the influence of Jim O'Rourke (of The High Llamas fame) it hasn't gone off into some of the more experimental territory that they have been occupying over recent years. Enjoyable. (I got stung with the Muzikaj Perspektivoj project that Sonic Youth and Jim O'Rourke did a few years ago, expensive import for something altogether not very good)

As for other things, if by some chance you happen to be in Dublin this evening ( Thurs 5th) head to Whelans to see God Is An Astronaut. One of the more interesting bands emerging out of Ireland at the moment. Visuals, loops, distortion and lots more

Sunday Jun 20, 2004

Music on a Sunday...

So I'm in work on a Sunday finishing up some things, and as normal listening to music. And todays choices - Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs YYY. Seems like a bit of a New York buzz today. Either way, both highly recommended as a way to get through a Sunday when your working.

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