Independent Music Venues Need Your Help To Survive The Pandemic

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – APRIL 23: The Roxy Theatre, on the historic Sunset Strip, is closed and has … [+] the message, Thank You Frontline Workers,on their marquee, in West Hollywood, CA, during the coronavirus pandemic, photographed Thursday, April 23, 2020. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Los Angeles Times via… Continue reading Independent Music Venues Need Your Help To Survive The Pandemic

Fireside folk at the Hot Spot Music Club

The Curly Organ will be a guest musician at Pat’s Fireside Folk Session this Sunday Fireside folk at the Hot Spot Music Club Independent.ie The Curly Organ (aka Donal McConnon) will be a guest musician at Pat’s Fireside Folk Session on Sunday, December 8, at 4.30 p.m. https://www.independent.ie/regionals/braypeople/entertainment/fireside-folk-at-the-hot-spot-music-club-38750509.html https://www.independent.ie/regionals/braypeople/news/article38750508.ece/138f5/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-12-04_bra_55365874_I1.JPG Email The Curly Organ (aka Donal… Continue reading Fireside folk at the Hot Spot Music Club

Kilcoole Music Festival a triumph for musicians

The winners and those commended in the Pat Byrne Memorial CupMaeve and Aoibh O’HanlonWilliam Cash (joint 3rd), Tom Wilson (joint 2nd), Charlotte Dowds (winner), Mary Cash (joint 2nd), Timofei Hrapelman (joint 3rd) Kilcoole Music Festival a triumph for musicians Independent.ie Solo singers, musicians and choirs took part in another wonderful Kilcoole Music Festival in the… Continue reading Kilcoole Music Festival a triumph for musicians

Nashville: All country roads lead to Music City

This quaint town in the heart of Tennessee is world famous as the home of country music and attracts millions of visitors who love the genre. It was naturally a liking for country music which first drew me to Nashville, but while the city boasts numerous attractions which celebrate its style and variance, there is… Continue reading Nashville: All country roads lead to Music City

‘A form of therapy’ – Charity giving music lessons to children in direct provision to help them fight trauma

St Vincent de Paul is providing music lessons for children in direct provision. Stock image ‘A form of therapy’ – Charity giving music lessons to children in direct provision to help them fight trauma Independent.ie Music lessons for children in direct provision can be a form of therapy to combat trauma they have experienced, according… Continue reading ‘A form of therapy’ – Charity giving music lessons to children in direct provision to help them fight trauma

Liffey’s hidden voice not music to our ears, scientists discover

Dublin’s River Liffey Liffey’s hidden voice not music to our ears, scientists discover Independent.ie The River Liffey has been a constant source of artistic inspiration – from Jack Yeats’s paintings to Anna Livia Plurabelle, the centre of Joyce’s ‘Finnegans Wake’. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/liffeys-hidden-voice-not-music-to-our-ears-scientists-discover-38726943.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/article38726942.ece/2e5ea/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-11-26_iri_55189898_I1.JPG Email The River Liffey has been a constant source of artistic inspiration –… Continue reading Liffey’s hidden voice not music to our ears, scientists discover

Alentejo, Portugal: The music of magnificent Marvao

The Alentejo is also north of the Algarve, and its typical landscape is one of wide plains, rolling hills and medieval towns perched on high mountain tops. The entire area is worth visiting but we had come to attend an international music festival in the walled village of Marvao, a place about 200kms east of… Continue reading Alentejo, Portugal: The music of magnificent Marvao

Guitar signed by British music stars to go under the hammer

Guitarist Jerry Donahue (Cropredy Festival/PA) Guitar signed by British music stars to go under the hammer Independent.ie Some of the biggest names of the British rock scene of the 1960s and 70s have rallied round to help a much-loved American guitarist struggling with the costs of rehabilitation after suffering a catastrophic stroke. https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/guitar-signed-by-british-music-stars-to-go-under-the-hammer-38699890.html https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/article38699888.ece/8081f/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_a6b92e8e-2a2e-41db-be81-872a27ab32a6_1 Email… Continue reading Guitar signed by British music stars to go under the hammer

Noteworthy – key to success in music is surprise and uncertainty

Tina Turner: Music scientists have decoded the secrets to her hits Noteworthy – key to success in music is surprise and uncertainty Independent.ie Enjoyment of music comes from the right combination of uncertainty and surprise, according to an analysis of more than 700 pop songs. https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/noteworthy-key-to-success-in-music-is-surprise-and-uncertainty-38672720.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article38672719.ece/11373/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-11-08_wor_54754927_I1.JPG Email Enjoyment of music comes from the right… Continue reading Noteworthy – key to success in music is surprise and uncertainty

‘I began pulling out my hair at a young age’ – musician shares her story of trichotillomania

The 23-year-old, who is currently in her final year at BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music) in Dublin and is hoping one day to be a secondary school teacher, says she has felt anxious for as long as she can remember and this was possibly triggered by the death of her mother when she was… Continue reading ‘I began pulling out my hair at a young age’ – musician shares her story of trichotillomania