Oct 20, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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TG4 this Sunday, Bosca ceoil ep 5 #boscaceoiltg4

Bosca Ceoil, TG4 Sunday’s at 2200hrs – episode 5


TG4’s latest music programme, Bosca Ceoil, is tearing up the music TV rulebook! This Sunday (October 26th 2200hrs) on Bosca Ceoil fifth episode artists appearing include:

  • Danú
  • Conal O Grada & Colm Murphy
  • Buttons & Bows
  • West Ocean String Quartet with Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill
  • Steve Wall, Alan Kelly & Jimmy Higgins

And the show will close one again with Danú

Bosca Ceoil was filmed earlier this year at the legendary Monroe’s Live in Galway City. Presenter Pauline Scanlon (Lumiere) brings Irish tradition music live into the homes of Ireland in a new fresh production for music television.

Bosca Ceoil is repeated every Wednesday at 8pm on TG4. Episodes are also available on the TG4 Player and each week an exclusive track is available via the Bosca Ceoil YouTube page.


For further information on Bosca Ceoil please contact Kathryn Mason at Kathryn Mason










Bosca Ceoil, TG4 gach Domhnach ag 10pm – Eipeasóid 5

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Tá an clár ceoil is nua ar TG4, Bosca Ceoil, ag déanamh scrios ar rialacha ceoil na teilifíse! An Domhnach beag seo (26 Deireadh Fómhair ag 2200), ar an 5ú eipeasóid de Bosca Ceoil, beidh siad seo a leanas ar chuid de na haíonna a bheidh le feiceáil:

  • Danú
  • Conal O Grada & Colm Murphy
  • Buttons & Bows
  • West Ocean String Quartet with Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill
  • Steve Wall, Alan Kelly & Jimmy Higgins

Agus cuirfear críoch leis an seó arís eile leis an Danú

Rinneadh taifeadadh ar Bosca Ceoil níos luaithe i mbliana ag Monroe’s Live i gCathair na Gaillimhe, áit a bhfuil clú agus cáil air. Tugann an láithreoir, Pauline Scanlon (Lumiere) ceol traidisiúnta na hÉireann beo isteach i dtithe na hÉireann sa léiriúchán nua seo do cheol teilifíse.

Athchraoltar Bosca Ceoil gach Céadaoin ag 8pm ar TG4. Tá na heipeasóid ar fáil freisin ar TG4 Player agus gach seachtain beidh traic ar leith ar fáil trí leathanach Bosca Ceoil ar YouTube.


Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil faoi Bosca Ceoil, déan teagmháil le Kathryn Mason ag Kathryn Mason






Oct 15, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Tom Baxter returns to Ireland for four very special solo shows





Tom Baxter returns to Ireland for four very special solo shows

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After gathering broad critical and public acclaim for his first two albums – “Feather & Stone” and “Skybound” – Tom Baxter returns in the winter of 2014 with a unique four date solo Irish Tour. The man who co‐wrote the song ‘Better’, the modern day classic that has become entwined into the fabric of so many people’s lives has also had his songs covered by artists such as Dame Shirley Bassey and Boyzone. While Tom Waits, Gary Barlow & Rufus Wainwright have also all tipped their hats in his direction.

Tom’s music has been placed in numerous Hollywood films & his achingly beautiful voice has been the backdrop to some of the nations most exciting moments over the last few years from including the Bejing Olympics to coverage of the 2012 Royal Wedding.

Over the last few years Tom took time out to rediscover his passion for painting, traveling and an ongoing love of the guitar. His new album ‘The Uncarved Block’ is special, not least because it is only available from gigs. Few albums can claim to have been written in Devon, India, Spain, and California. The album showcases his masterful guitar–‐playing and the raw, confessionary depth of his lyrics and voice. Those who do discover Tom Baxter rarely look back and more often than not integrate him into a soundtrack of their lives.

Witness him live, and you’re part of that rare experience of an audience totally captivated by what they’re watching. If a pin drops, you’ll hear it.

‘Baxter’s commitment to song writing could inspire the lovelorn and unjade the jaded’…it’s our good fortune that Baxter abides by his own rules and that’s what helps to make his records a genuine event…’

The Sunday Times (UK)


Weds 5th November – SET Theatre Kilkenny, Ireland -http://www.set.ie/events-guide/events/tom-baxter

Thurs 6th November – Backroom Donegal, Ireland – http://www.mcgrorys.ie/event/web-banner-tom-baxter-b2014-jpg/

Fri 7th November – Walsh’s Bar Mitchelstown, Ireland – https://secure.tickets.ie/Listing/EventInformation/20176/tom-baxter-plus-guests-walshs-bar-07-November-2014

Sat 8th November – Dolan’s Warehouse Limerick, Ireland – https://dolans.ie/gigs_information.html/628

Oct 12, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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The Carnival Brothers – Cabaret burlesque Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford Oct 30th 2014

The Carnival Brothers – Cabaret burlesque

Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford Oct 30th 2014 – 10 pm

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On October 30th, the Carnival will hit town when The Carnival Brothers and their glamorous troupe of Burlesque beauties roll into the Spiegeltent for the very first time!

In what promises to be a thrilling funfair ride for all, Wolfman, Vegas, Binzer and The Fox will join forces with the sinfully sexy Sade O’Sapphic and her mesmerising menagerie of lovelies to coax you into a world of pure joy and escapism.

With their pulsating rhythms and infectious songs, this Band of Brothers will enthrall while Sade and her gaggle of glamorous collaborators will leave you spellbound with an assortment of scintillating performances from the biggest stars of Irish Burlesque; Azaria Starfire, Kerri Katastrophe, LedBelly, Sarah Vixyn, Shir Madness and the inimitable Bella A Go Go.

So purchase your ticket and jump onboard for this non stop magical mystery tour!


Visit the website http://thecarnivalbrothers.com/

The Sun is Gonna Shine Video – http://youtu.be/7IhaLm02n9Y


For further information and images, please contact: Kathryn Mason

Oct 3, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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PPI Radio Awards…and the winners are..

PPI Radio Awards…and the winners are 


Tonight (October 3rd) at a ceremony in the Lyrath Hotel Kilkenny, the 2014 winners of the PPI Radio Awards were announced. The ceremony was presented by comedian Barry Murphy to a packed room with many of Ireland’s well known radio presenters, producers, programme staff and radio station heads.

Today FM took home the prize of Full Service Station of the Year. FM104 won Music Station of the year and Radio Kerry were named Local Station of the year. The Outstanding Achievement Award was, for the first time ever, presented to two people, Lisa Ni Choisdealbha (Independent Broadcasters of Ireland) and JP Coakley (RTÉ) for their work bringing Radiodays Europe to Ireland in 2014.

Speaking at the Awards, Sean Murtagh Chair of the PPI Radio Awards committee said “Following six master classes in four cities, 635 entries, 81 judges listening to more than 16,000 minutes of audio in 25 judging sessions across four days, now it’s 620 of radio’s finest gathered in Lyrath to find out who is going to bring home Irish radio’s most sought-after accolade.”

2014 sees the more judges than ever before for the Awards, all of them drawn from the radio industry, north, south and across the water. They are required to judge each entry from the long list in its entirety, then they are whittled down to a shortlist. The Gold winning entry along with the runner up Silver and Bronze are chosen from this shortlist.

The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees, announced in early September, were presented with plaques to celebrate their induction on the night. They are:

Paul Claffey – Mid West Radio

Tony Fenton – Today FM

Áine Lawlor – RTÉ Radio 1

Walter Love – BBC Radio Ulster

There were 35 Awards presented on the night and the winners were:

Category A1 General Music Programme – Dermot & Dave – 98fm Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore


Category A2 Specialist Music Programme – ALT-SKRATCH – The Community Games – Spin South West


Category A3 Breakfast Programme – Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show – Today FM   Ian Dempsey / Martin Maguire / Mario Rosenstock


Category A4 Music Special/Music Event – Take me to Church: Other Voices – RTÉ Radio 1 Cathal Murray


Category A5 New Irish Music/Musical Talent – Hear and Now presents The Producers – Cathal Funge for TXFM 105.2


Category B1 News Story – The Trauma of forced adoption – Brian O’Connell for Today with Sean O’Rourke – Brian O’Connell RTÉ Radio 1


Category B2 News Bulletin – 98fm News – 98fm


Category B3 News Programme – Death of Nelson Mandela- Morning Ireland – RTÉ Radio 1


Category B4 Current Affairs Programme – The Nolan Show – Stephen Nolan – BBC Radio Ulster


Category B5 Sports Story – The State of Irish Boxing – Is Paddy going PRO? – RTÉ Radio 1 Sunday Sport


Category B6 Sports Programme – Terrace Talk – Weeshie Fogarty – Radio Kerry


Category C1 Documentary – Call of the Dark – Michael Harding – RTÉ Radio 1


Category C2 Music Documentary – Documentary on One – Michael Jackson’s Irish Driver – Ken Sweeney for RTÉ Radio 1


Category C3 Short Feature – Henry’s Baby – The Moncrieff Show – Newstalk 106-108fm … Henry McKean / Sean Moncrieff


Category C4 Magazine Programme – The Late Lunch – LMFM – Gerry Kelly


Category C5 Drama – Lambo by Hugh Travers- Drama on One – Hugh Travers RTÉ Radio 1


Category C6 Specialist Speech Programme – Futureproof – Northern Lights Special – Newstalk 106-108fm Jonathan McCrea and John Fahy


Category C7 Craoltóireacht le Gailge – Beezie Bean an Locha – Ursuline College with Ocean FM – Ocean FM

Category C8 Interactive Speech Programme – Liveline–The Brutal Murder our son Gavin – RTÉ Radio 1 Producer Siobhan Hough Presenter Joe Duffy


Category D1 Community/ Social Action – South East Radio’s “Dee Day” Heart Attack Awareness Campaign – Michael Sinnott – South East Radio


Category D2 On-Air Competition – iPaddy – Spin 103:8


Category D3 Station Imaging – FM104


Category D4 Entertainment Inserts – Gift Grub – The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show – Today FM – Ian Dempsey & Mario Rosenstock


Category D5 Innovation – Henry’s Baby – The Moncrieff Show – Sean Moncrieff / Henry McKean Newstalk 106-108fm


Category E1 Music Presenter of the Year – Dermot Whelan – 98FM


Category E2 Radio DJ – Steve K – Spin 103.8

Category E3 Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year – Ralph McLean – BBC Radio Ulster


Category E4 News Broadcaster of the Year – Seamus McKee – BBC Radio Ulster


Category E5 News Reporter of the Year – Philip Boucher-Hayes – RTÉ Radio 1


Category E6 Sports Broadcaster of the Year – Joe Molloy – Newstalk 106-108fm


Category E7 Speech Broadcaster of the Year – Stephen Nolan -BBC Radio Ulster


Category E8 Newcomer Award – Nicky Byrne – 2FM



For further information please contact Kathryn Mason at Kathryn Mason | PR & Marketing on 087-2627977 or km@kathrynmason.ie


Notes to editors:


PPI acts as a central administrator for record companies’ rights in the public performance, broadcasting and reproduction of their recordings. It collects royalties on behalf of its members- Irish and multi-national record companies and performers-in one single licence fee, which is distributed in turn to the relevant parties.

Membership is open to all record companies, large and small. For further information see www.ppimusic.com


The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) was established in October 2009 as the single content regulator of broadcasting in Ireland. The BAI assumes the roles previously held by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC) and takes on a range of new functions primarily relating to the oversight of public service broadcasters.

The functions of the BAI include; the licensing of radio and television services on a variety of transmission platforms; the licensing of digital multiplex operators; the development of codes and rules in relation to programming and advertising standards; the monitoring of services to ensure that broadcasters comply with their statutory obligations and contract terms; the consideration of complaints. The BAI is also responsible for the operation of Broadcasting Funding Schemes which are financed by 7% of the net receipts of the television license fee.

For further information see www.bai.ie




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