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Live Review: Richard Thompson / Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker Sheffield City Hall, 25.10.2017

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Live Review: Matt Berry and The Maypoles / Xylaroo – The Foundry, 26.10.2016

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Siobhan Miller arrived at the Greystones at the end of a warm spring weekend in Sheffield as part of her Anglo/Scottish tour; see LIVE | Siobhan Miller.  What could be better on a Sunday evening than a couple of locally produced cold beers and some great imported Live music!  The packed ‘BacKroom’ needed no warming up …

The Scratch’s show in the 3Olympia Theatre was another highly anticipated show originally meant to take place in the Academy a little under 2 years ago. The show was since upgraded to the 3Olympia due to extra demand! The Scratch are a 4 piece acoustic act from Dublin that mix genres from traditional Irish to …

I’m afraid the mosh-pit has been cancelled. To the uninitiated the London gig scene may seem hip, cool and above all – dominated by the young and open-minded. Tonight that misconception is laid bare. Here in the city I love, a city I consider to be the global capital of culture, diversity and youthful vibrancy …

The third night of December sounds in St Canice’s Cathedral, presented by Rollercoaster Records (Kilkenny’s primary record shop and meeting place for Kilkenny’s music heads), was in aid of both Amber Women’s Refuge & The O’ Neill Centre. The line was initially announced as Elise/Lemon Cello/Malojian/Seamus Fogarty & special guest , the news of which …

Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill were set to have one date in The Watergate Theatre Kilkenny, which was a sell out, but due to new Covid restrictions which have brought venues back to only 50% capacity it had to be split into four shows over two days. This being an early evening show and a …

Ian said:“Tonight i was back at Upstairs Whelan’s to see Dani Larkin, one of Irelands most exciting artists emerging on the contemporary and alt folk scene. Opening the night with a short set was Brona Keogh who, while in-between songs, would get lost in her own conversations. These proved to be quite funny, really warming …

Unfortunately, the perils of the M62 and the dreaded Pennines scuppered my chances of making it to the Academy in time to catch the opener, Maelor Hughes, on the bill tonight. When I did arrive, I was met with a sea of Leveller’s shirts, ranging from the early nineties right through to the present day, …

Skinny Lister onstage at King Tuts, Glasgow

One of the surprise joys of lockdown was the emergence of sea shanties which, with the help of the TikTok generation, went viral. Skinny Lister invited The Longest Johns on their current UK tour and the gig in Glasgow at King Tuts was as raucous as you would expect. The added ingredient was the fact …

At a packed, sold out Whelans, Junior Brother thrilled the crowd alongside support band The Bonk. The project is led by Waterford musician Phil Christie (O Emperor), who’s first recordings were undertaken and captured live a Big Skin Studios in Cork City The Bonk (click on thumbnail for full view) Borrowing a term used to …

As the irrepressible Charlatans roll into Dublin, those of us at the 3Olympia early enough are the as Dublin singer-songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances takes to the stage. Taking tunes from her debut album ‘Land of No Junction’, released back in January 2020, her sounds flits inbetween experimental, psychedelic and folk music. Sadly, its hard to …