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It is a beautiful day and days like these make you think of relaxing, lazying in the sun which in turn makes me think of music, and music and sunshine make me think of music festivals. As such it seems the opportune time to feature a number of Irish festivals that are coming up over […]

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This is becoming a bit of an annual thing. My preview post of this weekends Kilkenny Roots Festival and the Southern Gothic Festival. Probably the two premier americana/roots festivals in Ireland. It is a pity they are happening the same weekend. Still depending on your tastes, there is plenty of choice and even no reason […]

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Spring is in the air and a few international artists seem to be gigging about the world. A few are coming to Ireland so I have helpfully highlighted some below that might be worth seeing over the next few months. I hope this list is helpful. Print out and store in your wallet/handbag/manbag for occasional […]

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It’s always the way isn’t it? You wait fifty odd weeks for an americana/alt-country festival to appear and then two come along at once…on the same weekend. Both the Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots and the Southern Gothic Festival feature some amazing bands that you would rarely get to see in Ireland and now they are […]

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I did this once before and it is worth doing again I think. Below is a solid but not exhaustive list of some interesting foreign artists coming to Ireland over the next month or so. Again apologies to international readers for being so Ireland-centric but sure you can always come and visit. And as well […]

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