Oct 29, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Eoin Glackin “Rain Finally Came” his new single out November 7th.

Eoin Glackin “Rain Finally Came” his new single out November 7th.

Eoin Glackin shows why he is Irish music’s most thrilling emerging talent with the release of his single, “Rain Finally Came” November 7th, 2014 on iTunes. Eoin regards “Rain Finally Came” as a pivotal point in his musical career – the record where he really found his path.

  • “Rain Finally Came” is the title track of Eoin’s second album, which was released in early 2013. This year he followed the album up with the release of a four-track EP “Pretty Girl” that coincided with his first UK release in September. The feedback from the UK has been all he hoped for, getting the airplay he wanted and great reviews across the country.

 

  • This year has seen Eoin sign to international publishing house Eagle I who also represent John Lennon and Yoko Ono music publishing.

 

  • Eoin was invited to play the new Coffee House sessions by Huw Stephens of the BBC in the UK. (Coffee House Sessions’ Music Advisor is BBC Radio 1’s “Introducing” host Ally McCrae.) Starting off in Bournemouth and visiting 24 UK Universities, it finishes in the beautiful campus of St. Andrews in Scotland. His hard graft has picked up a substantial student following from this and Eoin will head back again in November for more shows in the UK.

 

  • This newfound audience has helped Eoin’s video for “Rain Finally Came” reach over 100,000 views on YouTube. The single was originally released in 2013 and is being re-released as Eoin now has an army of new fans and admirers, many of whom have seen the relentless tourer who “lives to play live”.

 

  • Eoin‘s music has earned him shows at Ireland’s biggest festivals and support slots for the likes of the legendary Joan Armatrading. In July this year Waterboy Steve Wickham joined Eoin at Sea Sessions, which was one tick off the bucket list!

 

  • Growing up on Dublin’s northside, the young Eoin became infatuated with the art of passing on stories through music; a passion that led him to the songbooks of Dylan, Springsteen, The Beatles and many more of folk and rock’s great ones, much to the amusement of his classmates, who were wrapped up… in the ever divisive “Oasis or Blur” argument.

 

  • Self-taught on the piano and later the guitar, he began songwriting and busking at the age of 15, dipping in and out of various school bands.

A storyteller at heart, his first album dealt with hope (and fear), his second looked at resilience (and adversity), the album carries on the theme of the human condition, in the style of contemporary folk tales with a rock edge.

Eoin will head to Europe early 2015 where he will release the album “Rain Finally Came” with H’ART in Germany, Austria and Sweden followed then by a tour.

 

-ENDS-

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Oct 21, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Gabby Young and Other Animals announce one off show at the John Field Room, National Concert Hall Dublin, Monday November 24th 2014

Gabby Young and Other Animals announce one off show at the John Field Room, National Concert Hall Dublin, Monday November 24th 2014.

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Gabby Young and Other Animals returns as part of her ‘Fear of Flying Tour’. Following a triumphant 2013 concert at the Dublin Fringe Festival, Gabby performs her first concert of 2014 in Ireland. This concert will feature the Gabby Young Trio performing a unique arrangement of Gabbys songs, stripped back for the intimate surroundings of the John Field Room.

Gabby Young and Other Animals are an eccentric eight piece British pop band, bringing together gypsy, folk, rock and jazz. Fronted by flame-haired eccentric English singer/songwriter, Gabby Young, the band brings a fresh new perspective to music that has crowds in Europe, the USA, Japan and Australia jumping for joy and now brings her back to Ireland.

The official video for their new single “Fear of Flying”, it’s pretty beautiful… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFGhOZQ0ugo&list=UUqXZBP_Kqu5DF9PdVeUXvJw

Early Life

Gabby Young was born in Bath, and spent her early life in Wiltshire, surrounded by the lush countryside surrounded by the Marlborough Downs. Her imagination was able to run riot, and she and her sister were fond of hosting impromptu plays and concerts from a very young age. She was on track to become an opera singer until Jeff Buckley and the jazz greats inspired her to switch teams.

Thyroid Cancer
Gabby’s unique perspective of the world around her is inspired as much by imagination as real events, but when thyroid cancer threatened to take her classically trained voice at the age of 22, she got serious about recording her stories. Using her recovery time to pen her melodies, Gabby took in global influences to fuel her heartfelt emotion, which shines through her beautifully haunting songs. ‘I feel blessed rather than afflicted,’ she says simply.

The Other Animals

Gabby then formed her existing band, who complete the magical musical fairground we know today, using a wide range of instruments, most notably trumpet, violin, trombone, piano and accordion. Young’s avant-garde fusion of globally-influenced folk combines Balkan brass, jazz and swing in an aural antiques shop from the future to produce what has been affectionately dubbed Circus Swing by those who realised there was no existing genre to encompass Young’s sound.

Albums

‘One Foot In Front of The Other’ (Gift of the Gab Records) released in the UK on 2 June 2014, is the follow up to the critically acclaimed 2012 album, ‘The Band Called Out For More.’ It has already gathered a great collection of 4-star reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Financial Times, Daily Mirror and numerous music publications.

Fashion and Crowdfunding
Her ‘if I can balance it on my head, I’ll rock it’ approach to dressing-up inspired Stylist and Artrocker to hail her as a fashion icon. It’s all part of the same DIY, fan-engaging ethos that saw GYOA fund her releases through crowdfunding sites. Most recently she raised an amazing £9,000 in just four weeks to help record the latest album. In style and business, as in music, Young is one of life’s collectors and upcyclers.

Show details:

Gabby Young and Other Animals

National Concert Hall Dublin, John Field Room

Monday 24th November 2014 at 8pm, tickets €18

Tickets from https://www.nch.ie/Online/Gabby-Young-24Nov14

 

For further information please contact Kathryn Mason GabbyYoung036_Credit_Darren Paul_www.darrenpaul.com

 

Website – http://www.gabbyyoungandotheranimals.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GabbyYoungandOtherAnimals?fref=ts

Twitter – https://twitter.com/gabbyyoung

 

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

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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.

-ENDS-

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

 

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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.

-CRÍOCH-

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

 

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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!

http://www.wexfordspiegeltent.com

Visit the website http://thecarnivalbrothers.com/

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

-ENDS-

For further information and images, please contact: Kathryn Mason

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