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David Gray was adopted by Ireland in 2000 when his career defining album “White Ladder” was number one for six weeks, and became the bestselling album ever in Ireland. The album also went to No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart, two years and five months after its original release and spent a total of 151 weeks on the chart. David Gray has achieved over 12 million album sales worldwide, won two Ivor Novellos, a Q Award and received BAFTA nomination for his soundtrack work on Amma Assante’s 2004 film A Way Of Life as well as two Brit nominations and a Grammy nomination.
David Gray, who is releasing his much anticipated new album later this year, gave his Irish fans the opportunity to hear some of his new songs when he toured intimate venues around Ireland before Christmas and filmed television “Other Voices” in Dingle.
Their kind of Rock N’ Roll music is haunted by the ghost of country and blues – take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, simmer it down to the sounds of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, add some rough-edged Eagles of Death Metal and you are somewhere near the sonic nugget that is The Hot Sprockets.
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The propulsive singles “Family” and “Animals” have already hit the radio airwaves and hooked listeners, and now, Irish quartet The Cast of Cheers are getting ready to unleash their first proper album, released June 15th on School Boy Error/ Co-operative Music. Of course, it would be a bit of a misnomer to call this their debut – that would be “Chariot”, the album the band recorded themselves in 3 days, which they subsequently put up on BandCamp for free. It received over 150,000 downloads and netted them a nomination at the Choice Music Prize, sending their star into rapid ascendance – their next single, the blistering “Family” saw the band championed by the influential likes of Zane Lowe, Fearne Cotton in the UK and more, while their follow-up single “Animals”, due out this month, has neatly repeated the same trick.
2013 saw the release of the band’s sophomore album, ‘Embark, Embrace’. Scattered (for the first time) with vocals on themes of escape and renewal, the album’s optimistic title is inspired by the band’s collective decision to put career and college pursuits on the back-burner, to focus on writing and touring more fully than ever before. The result is an album far more hopeful and jubilant-sounding than its predecessor, preserving the band’s recognisable melodic interplays and technical prowess while pushing towards the new and unexpected on levels of both theme and sound. Enemies have handled a large chunk of recording, designing and releasing ‘Embark, Embrace’ themselves, strengthening their ‘do-it-yourself’ reputation while stepping tangibly forward in terms of their own music.
Her independently released debut album, aptly titled Has an Album, was launched in August 2009 and sold out throughout the country displaying her popularity not just in Dublin but nationwide. Her second album Same Cloth Or Not, came into the world on Song Seeds Records in October 2013. The album was recorded in a beautiful rented cottage in Wicklow in the winter months with David Kitt producing and Karl Oldum engineering and includes her band Stina Sandstrom (vocals) and Mossy Nolan (bouzouki) and some wonderful interventions from London-based string duo Geese (Emma Smith & Vincent Sipprell).
TVVINS is Conor Adams (The Cast Of Cheers) and Lar Kaye (Adebisi Shank).
Boyfights are a three piece indie rock band based in Galway. They fuse melodic, soulful, sultry vocals with hard hitting drumbeats, driving bass and screeching guitar.
The Depravations are a five piece indie/ folk/ pop band based in Galway City on the west coast of Ireland. In 2010 they released the Mosey EP which received favourable reviews from such people as nialler9 (“An impressive debut”), Aoife Barry (“Gentle folky sounds with harmonies to swoon over”) and Barry Gruff (“One of the west of Ireland’s hidden treasures”). They released their debut album Onwards, Westwards in January 2013.
We are a two piece experimental instrumental band from Galway, Ireland.
We use loop stations, effects pedals, synthesizers and drums!
We like to make noise!
‘We Shoot Deserters’ is a blues/folk original music band based in Galway City. Having gigged as a professional musician since the age of 17 all over Ireland, as well as in Spain and the Czech Republic, Keith Emmett has been permanently based in Galway city for the past 5 years. He established the long running and hugely popular Open Mic Night at the Róisin Dubh which he continues to the run to this day. In the Summer of 2013, he began writing and recording original material as ‘We Shoot Deserters’.
Tracy’s original music combines a mixture of indie folk with hints of blues. A multi-instrumentalist and classically trained singer, Tracy engages a wide vocal range to explore the elements of the voice as an instrument in her songs. She is a founding member of, and both acts and directs with Fregoli Theatre Company and incorporates aspects of theatricality into her live performance. Tracy also regularly plays as part of the Gingerbeard Family, a group of Galway based musicians who write and play originals and covers together, for gigs in Galway and further afield. As a former member of Galway band, My Fellow Sponges, Tracy played on all tracks on their debut album, Bonne Nuit, released in July 2013. She also hosts the Open Mic night in the Róisín Dubh on a weekly basis.
He continues to push those boundaries, becoming the first westerner to play in both Pakistan and Vietnam. He has achieved #1 status in over 40 countries. Holder of the record for the longest running #1 hit in the history of the British charts (16 weeks), Adams’ has had a dozen #1 singles as well as racked up an impressive array of Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, a Grammy Award, American Music Awards, Juno Awards and ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards.
He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as well as Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2010, Bryan was honoured by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as they presented him with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, a tribute to his fundraising and charitable efforts. That same year, he was the recipient of the prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. Bryan has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and his handprints are in Wembley’s Square of Fame in celebration of his 25th show at the famed stadium.
Adams namesake foundation funds projects supporting the victims of wars and natural disasters, disadvantaged individuals and organizations that aid in the well being and education of children. In Bryan is currently touring in support of his most
recent CD, an acoustic album – “Bryan Adams – Bare Bones”. Adams continues to perform both stadium shows as well as his critically acclaimed acoustic show somewhere in the world.
There has never been any mistaking Sinead O’Connor for anybody else. A voice born to break as many hearts as windows, as tender as it is lethal. Sinead O’Connor is that rare thing in popular music: a complete one-off. From her first breakthrough hit, 1987’s ‘Mandinka’, to the multi-platinum international success of 1990’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got with its unforgettable number one version of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, from her fearless genre-crossing forays into Irish folk and roots reggae to her collaborations with artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack and The Chieftans, O’Connor has trodden a unique path to become the most iconic Irish female artist of the past 30 years. There is no one like Sinead O’Connor. There is only Sinead O’Connor.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor has released five solo albums: Read My Lips, Shoot from the Hip, Trip the Light Fantastic, Make a Scene and has had career high-points with songs like Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love), Murder On The Dancefloor, Take Me Home and Catch You. Sophie’s most recent album, Wanderlust which was released on 20 January 2014 reached no 4 in its first week in the UK charts.
Many got their first taste of The Clew Bay Pipe Band when they played at the Festival as a supporting act, with Matt Molloy and The Chieftains’ in 2012. Last year they performed their own unique show ‘Pipe-Versity’ and welcomed Mundy, Damien Dempsey and Matt Molloy as guest musicians. Their show was full of energy and enthusiasm and kept audiences of all ages captivated from start to finish, as it blended traditional Irish pipe music and ballads with modern contemporary rock and was heralded by many on social media as the highlight of last years festival. As always, The Clew Bay Pipe Band will present an incredible, unique and entertaining show, that fuses both old style and contemporary music with strength and passion.
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You might recognise him from his brushes with TV talent shows (TG4ís The All-Ireland Talent Show). Or his appearances the length and breadth of Ireland (to crammed festival tents, or supporting the likes of DJ Shadow, Santigold, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, De La Soul and Todd Terje). Or you might have heard some of his studio excursions with various members of the countryís close-knit underground community (Elaine Mai, Liza Flume, Monto, the Breaking Bread collective).
After dominating the sound of the summer with his hit track ëChameleon Lifeí Daithi is back with the brand new single ëCase Closed Feat. Senitaí. Daithi is one of the most exciting Irish acts of the moment, with his unique brand of dance music that incorporates live fiddle and energetic beats.
Already a favourite of bloggers and tastemakers, Daithi is generating an exciting buzz in the music world. Wrapping up 2013, both singles featured in the Nialler9 Readerís Top 30 songs of the year, with Chameleon Life at #7 and Case Closed making it in at #21, despite only being released two weeks!
2014 is set to be another MASSIVE year for Daithi, starting with the premier of the brand new VIDEO for ëCase Closedí.
We Cut Corners write short songs on drums and guitar, eschewing the blues-rock stylings beloved of other two-pieces in favour of lyrically dextrous, start-stop/rock-pop. The critically acclaimed debut album ‘Today I Realised I Could Go Home Backwards’ was nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the year. We Cut Corners have toured with The Maccabees, Villagers and Frightened Rabbit amongst others. The second album is due for release in 2014.
From the opening strains of an ancient Canadian harmonium on ‘Sun in my Bones’, the new windings’ record I Am Not The Crow reveals itself as an album full of scope, dynamic musicianship and imagination. As the eight tracks play out, it also reveals itself as an album in the most meaningful sense of the word – a collection of songs united by a common purpose, each lending itself to the next, adding to the entirety. It’s this notion of what an album should sound like that binds I Am Not The Crow so well.
Dott are from Galway, Ireland and play shiney, harmony-driven garage pop. The band is led by songwriter Anna (vocals/guitar) with Laura (bass/vocals) Evan (guitar/vocals) and Tony (drums). Their eagerly awaited debut album "Swoon" was released on December 3rd 2013 on Graveface Records US. Their debut EP "Button" was released in 2012 on the Popical Island Collective and on 7" vinyl with Graveface Records USA.
Come with the Sponges as they take you on a bright and colourful journey, with music that will have you falling over with laughter, floating on waves of sadness, and climbing trees of elation. Their trickster melodies will ensnare you like an old crone merrily luring children into a gingerbread house. Whispers in the forest warn that, once you see a live gig by the Sponges, your life will never be the same. Some say that the Sponges play every instrument ever known in all of time and space. Some say that their songs contain such simple but powerful observations on the world around us that hearing them regularly enough will make a listener grow immeasurably wise and jolly.
RudyTrixX are an exciting, young, up-and-coming Irish Alterntive/Indie band. Consisting of Callan Rudy Qualtar (vocals), Sean Leonard (guitar), Johnny McGuiness (Bass), Sean McManamon (Guitar) and Emmet Harigan (Drums), RudyTrixX’s musical style draws from an eclectic mix of influences, ranging from Two Door Cinema Club to Alt-J, and Plan B to Ludovico Einaudi. With just one year under their belt they have already established themselves on the Irish music scene with performances at Electric Picnic and Body&Soul, as well as at several major venues around Ireland. They were selected for the Budweiser Future Sounds Of Irish Music and recorded a track with legendary producer Rob Kirwan. They are set to play The Academy in the coming weeks and have been selected for Whelans Ones To Watch 2014. The future is looking bright for this young band.
"Crunchy rock guitars collide with vocals flipping between melodic and growling in this three piece from Galways music. Think Queens of the Stone Age shot through with some deep basslines and you’re almost there. One to watch." Paul Mc Connell-Noisy Plug Sessions Galway, state.ie
All dancing, all singing, all girls. The best new indie all girl three piece in Ireland.
The Westport Festival of Music and Food which takes place on 28-29 June 2014 is an annual two day boutique family friendly entertainment extravaganza, set amidst the picturesque 400-acre grounds of Westport House. The historic house and estate is located in the heart of one of Ireland’s most charming seaside towns, which is renowned for its music, excellent food, great pubs and a very warm welcome.
Come and join us in Westport for a fantastic fun filled weekend of entertainment with music from international and Irish musical acts, comedy, kid’s activities, delicious food village, quality purpose built on-site camping, beer tents and wine bars in a truly relaxed, friendly and chilled out atmosphere.www.westporthouse.ie