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Tommy Tiernan and Hector Ó hEochagáin will host Thank You For The Music, a charity show to raise funds for the earthquake stricken island of Haiti.
Since Director’s irresistible bid for notice on the Dublin rock circuit was launched in 2005, they have crafted intelligent guitar music that has set them apart from the usual suspects. The band’s genesis saw three Malahide college entrants, guitarist Aherne, bassist Averill, and front man Moloney, playing together, with a few songs already starting to form. They began to take the operation seriously, assuming roles and casting around for a drummer to complete the outfit. Moloney, while studying for his degree in music, made the acquaintance of just such a drummer, classmate Lawlor, whose interests were in harmony with those of the group. Director was complete. A year later, after an arresting sequence of live shows amid growing popularity, Director recorded their debut record, We Thrive On Big Cities, for Atlantic Records.
IT HAS been one hell of year for Co Down’s Two Door Cinema Club. In just 12 months they have gone from being unknowns into a band about to release their debut album and on the cusp of big things.
Top Irish violinist Geraldine O’Grady and her daughter and fellow-violinist Oonagh Keogh join forces for a very special concert the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm. Geraldine O’Grady has been in the forefront of Irish music since she graduated from the Paris Conservatoire with the coveted Premier Prix and First Place, and has had a distinguished international career as recitalist and soloist with major symphony orchestras. Geraldine’s daughter, Oonagh Keogh, is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and has an honours MA from the University of Limerick. She has performed extensively as a soloist and is a member of the much-acclaimed Irish Chamber Orchestra.
When a band announces it will no longer record albums it sounds like they have announced their own demise. In Ash’s case the opposite is true. One year after that surprise statement that Twilight Of The Innocents would be their last album, Ash seem liberated and excited about the possibilities the future holds.
Smack-bang in the middle of a hectic festival season, Monaghan indie-kids The Flaws are still high on their Glastonbury experience as they prepare for a crack at Kilkenny’s new addition to the carousel, Thomastown’s Dysart Festival.
An American-folk invasion comes to the Roisin Dubh this Tuesday with up and coming indie act The Cave Singers taking to the stage.
When we think of New York City the images that come to mind are of skyscrapers, Central Park coffee houses, Wall Street, cocktails and manolo blahnik shoes. The images of 10 gallon hats, honky tonks and tumbleweeds seem at odds with the Big Apple images but in recent years New York-native Jack Grace has changed all that. The Village Voice declared: “NYC someday will brag about its great legends of country music and among those names will be the engaging, hardworking, witty, and schmoozing and boozing Grace.” The Martini Cowboy brings his Jack Grace Band to Galway’s Roisin Dubh on Tuesday August 26.
Likened to legends such as Bruce Springsteen, Preston Reed is expected to draw a large crowd to the Watergate Theatre this Sunday evening where he will work his magic on his best buddy - his guitar.
Peadar King is a singer and songsmith from Inishbofin Island, Galway.