Sep 16, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Overhead The Albatross, Bantum, and Alarmist announced for Ensemble Launch gig!

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Ensemble Music is delighted to announce the addition of one of Ireland’s most exciting new artists, Overhead, The Albatross to their launch gig at Smithfields Block B on Saturday September 27th 2014. The launch gig will run from 4-11pm and is a BYOB event. Super early bird tickets are now completely sold out, a limited amount of early birds are available still. Tickets are available from http://ensemble.ie/launch/

Overhead, The Albatross will be releasing their highly anticipated debut album early in 2015. Since the formation of the band, Overhead, The Albatross have made a lot of noise on the Dublin music scene; selling out shows across the capital with their intricate yet powerful melodies and energetic stage presence. Their passion for creating music can be clearly heard and felt. Wherever they tour, their music and live show are met with acclaim.

The launch will be split in two parts, transitioning from classical, jazz, and experimental into rock, funk and electronic featuring some of the best of Irish music talent from many diverse sounds.

The full line up for the launch show looks set to be an exciting day of some of the best in Irish music brought together but one of the most interesting Irish music labels to launch in recent times, Ensemble Music.

Part 1 Ensemble Eriu, Téada Orchestra, ReDividEr, Kirkos Ensemble, & Butter

Part 2 Overhead, The Albatross,Bantum, Alarmist, ZASKA, Loah, & Nova Collective

Following the launch Ensemble Music will be hosting the first full music, theatre, and dance production of The Soldier’s Tale by Igor Stravinsky in The Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre, from 2nd to 4th October. Details: http://www.ensemble.ie/soldierstale

-ENDS-

 

For further information on Ensemble Music and this launch gig, please contact Kathryn Mason

Website: www.ensemble.ie

Facebook: www.facebook.com/EnsembleIreland

Twitter: www.twitter.com/_EnsembleMusic

SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/ensembleireland

 

Tickets

Are available from www.ensemble.ie/launch

Purchases from 13/9 to 26/9 – €12.50 (plus booking fee)

Advance purchase recommended to this limited capacity event. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door €15 until 8pm then €20 after.

Sep 9, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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PPI Radio Awards, Hall of Fame recipients announced!

PPI Radio Awards, Hall of Fame inductees 2014. #PPI2014

 

Since its establishment in 2012, the PPI Radio Awards Hall of Fame has been recognised as one of the most respected honours to receive in the world of Irish radio. Previous inductees include Mario Rosenstock, Joe Duffy, Marion Finucane and Gay Byrne to name but a few.

 

The PPI Radio Awards Committee are thrilled to welcome four new recipients into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony on September 9th at the BAI offices, Dublin. Chosen by a group of their peers in the Irish radio industry, the inductees range from national to local radio broadcasters, all of whom are highly respected for their skill, passion for their jobs and their love for radio.

 

The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees are:

Paul Claffey – Mid West Radio

Tony Fenton – Today FM

Áine Lawlor – RTÉ Radio 1

Walter Love – BBC Radio Ulster

 

Sean Murtagh, PPI Radio Awards Committee Chairperson said, “We are delighted to induct Walter Love, Áine Lawlor, Paul Claffey and Tony Fenton into the PPI Radio Awards Hall of Fame. They rightfully take their place alongside the 14 other great Irish radio luminaries who have been honoured by their peers.”

 

Michael O’Keeffe, CEO of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said “the BAI is delighted to be a part of this event, now in its 3rd year.  We congratulate this year’s inductees to the PPI Hall of Fame, all of whom have contributed to radio broadcasting in the island of Ireland over many years in both national and local radio”.

 

Paul Claffey

Paul is one of the original pioneers of local radio in Ireland securing the first Radio license for a local station outside Dublin, Midwest Radio, twenty five years ago.

 

Paul always knew the power that local radio could become and he continues to be at the forefront of bringing innovation to local radio across Ireland.

 

Speaking about Paul, Michael Hughes, Chairman Midwest Radio said

A richly deserved award for a man who has given the west of Ireland a radio station that has its finger on the pulse.  His ethos has always been “give people what they want – not what I think they want”.

 

Tony Fenton

Tony has been lighting up the airwaves for over twenty five years and for the past ten years he has hosted his popular music afternoon show on Today FM.

Tony is one of Ireland’s most admired and respected radio hosts, unmatched for his knowledge and passion for music.

 

Chief Executive of Today FM, Peter McPartlin said “Those who have worked with Tony over the years know only too well the positivity that he exudes – it’s a trait that not only inspires those who work with him, but also is something he manages to convey to his listeners.

 

Tony Fenton does music radio like no-one else. He’ll happily tell you it’s not work. It’s a love affair. Anyone who knows Tony has heard him mention on more than one occasion ‘I love Radio’

 

Áine Lawlor

One of Ireland’s foremost broadcast journalists Áine has been broadcasting on RTÉ Radio 1 since 1984.

 

For more than a decade her early morning forensic interviewing style and analytical approach, coupled with good humoured asides, have made her a household name at the breakfast table or on the daily commute.

 

RTÉ Director-General Noel Curran paid tribute to her: “Áine is one of our most recognisable and valued voices. In that voice we hear both the highly experienced journalist – sharp, incisive and probing – but also the warmth of the person, and the ready humour that marks her unique style. Áine’s familiarity follows from a long and successful career: 20 years as a presenter on Morning Ireland and News at One along with stints on The Marian Finucane Show, The Today Show, Today at 5 and RTÉ 2fm News. I’m delighted that Áine has been recognised with this prestigious honour.”

 

Walter Love MBE

Since 1946 Walter Love has been part of the broadcasting fabric in Northern Ireland.  He has presented every shade and genre of programme including his beloved jazz.

 

He is lucid, benevolent, with time to listen, qualities that have remained unchanged across the seventy years in radio broadcasting that have been Walter Love’s life.

 

Peter Johnston, Director, BBC NI, says: “Walter is one of BBC Northern Ireland’s longest serving and best loved presenters. His dulcet tones have entertained and informed our listeners on BBC Radio Ulster for decades. This award is a fitting recognition of the esteem in which he is held by all of us.”

 

Fergus Keeling, Head of Radio, BBC NI, says: “Next year BBC Radio Ulster celebrates its 40th anniversary and Walter has been here since the beginning. He is a much loved and admired member of the BBC Radio Ulster family and a gentleman in the truest sense. 

 

“Throughout his lengthy career he has worked across a range of programming – often in darker days of our history – with skill and poise. Jazz Club, his long-running specialist music programme which he both presents and produces, continues to be a jewel in our weekend schedule and his passion and encyclopedic knowledge of the genre is infectious.

 

“Walter is a pleasure to work with and to listen to and this recognition from the PPI is beyond well deserved. I am thrilled for him.”

 

Previous Inductees of the PPI Radio Awards Hall of Fame are:

Joe Duffy, Bill Golding, Liam O’Shea, Michéal Ó Muircheartaigh, Jimmy Magee, Marian Finucane, Des Whelan, Gay Byrne, Larry Gogan, Mario Rosenstock, Séan Bán Breathnach, Candy Devine, Ronan O’Rahilly and the late Gerry Ryan.

 

#PPI2014

 

-ENDS-

 

For further information please contact Kathryn Mason at Kathryn Mason | PR & Marketing

 

 

Notes to editors:

The winners will be a closely guarded secret until the awards ceremony itself.The Awards take place on Friday 3rd October 2014 at the Lyrath House Estate Hotel Kilkenny.

PPI

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

BAI

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

 

 

Sep 3, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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PPI Radio Awards 2014, shortlist announced!

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PPI Radio Awards, announcement of 2014 shortlist. #PPI14

 

Yet another record breaking number of entriesin 2014, the PPI Radio Awards received the highest number ever of entries in their fourteen year history   – 635!  Awards are made in all areas of radio programming, for radio personalities and for production across all areas of radio including Music, News, Sport, Speech, Entertainment and Comedy!

For the first time, entries were received from all radio stations broadcasting in the Republic of Ireland and from most stations broadcasting in Northern Ireland.

The Gala Awards night takes place at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny on Friday October 3rd, sponsored by PPI and BAI when the winners will be announced. The 2014 PPI’s look set to be hotly contested with stations vying to take home the Awards following a year of huge change in the world of radio in Ireland.

The PPI Radio Awards commend the crème de la crème of radiocelebrities and also celebrate the art and skill of radio production and programming.

The 81 judges have spent 7 weeks reviewing entries, and now they have spoken…the 2014 short list is as follows:

 

Category A1 General Music Programme

 

Dermot & Dave 98FM
iRadio’s iGo Home iRadio
The Gerry Kelly Show BBC Radio Ulster
The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene RTÉ 2fm
Tony Fenton Show Today FM
Zoo Crew Spin South West

 

Category A2 Specialist Music Programme

 

ALT- SKRATCH – The Community Games Spin South West
An Taobh Tuathail RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
Fusion on Red – Dance Show Cork’s New Red FM
The Paul McLoone Show Today FM
The Global Village Radio Kerry

 

 

Category A3 Breakfast Programme

 

FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock with Nobby and Jim-Jim FM104
Fully Charged with Ryan and Tracy Spin 103.8
Morning Glory on Radio Nova Radio Nova
The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Today FM
The KC Show on Cork’s Red FM Cork’s New Red FM

 

Category A4 Music Special/Music Event

 

Celebrating Seamus Heaney RTÉ Radio 1
Music City Day BBC Radio Ulster
Take me to Church: Other Voices RTÉ Radio 1
The Lyric Concert – The Music of Shaun Davey in Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day RTÉ lyric fm
Transmission: Beastie Boys “Shake your Rump” deconstructed TXFM 105.2

 

Category A5 New Irish Music/Musical Talent Programme

 

Across the Line BBC Radio Ulster
ALT – The Jam Spin South West
Clare’s got talent clare fm
Hear and Now presents the The Producers Cathal Funge for TXFM 105.2
Nova – New music Dublin 2014 RTÉ lyric fm

 

Category B1 News Story

 

Brewing up a Storm – clare fm News clare fm
Darwin – Evolution of a storm Live95FM News Limerick’s Live 95fm
Killarney Explosion – Radio Kerry News Radio Kerry  
On the Runs – Radio Ulster Current Affairs BBC Radio Ulster  
The trauma of forced adoption – Brian O’Connell for Today with Sean O’Rourke RTÉ Radio 1  

 

Category B2 News Bulletin

 

98FM News 98FM
clare fm News Bulletin clare fm
FM104 News FM104
Newstalk News Newstalk 106-108fm
The Story Spin 103.8

 

 

Category B3 News Programme

 

Death of Nelson Mandela -Morning Ireland RTÉ Radio 1
FYI Galway Galway Bay fm
News at One – Justice in Crisis RTÉ Radio 1
National Lunchtime News – Today FM News Today FM
Newstalk lunchtime with Jonathan Healy Newstalk 106-108fm

 

 

 

 

Category B4 Current Affairs Programme

 

Deise AM WLR FM
Morning Focus clare fm
Newstalk Breakfast Newstalk 106-108fm
Talking Point – Fatal Foetal Abnormality Newstalk 106-108fm
The Nolan Show BBC Radio Ulster

 

Category B5 Sports Story

 

Ballymurphy to Bangkok – The MLR Story KCLR96fm
In Search of Sam – Sunday Sport RTÉ Radio 1
London’s GAA calling Today FM
Mick Cook – The end of the road LMFM
The State of Irish Boxing – Is Paddy going PRO? – Sunday Sport RTÉ Radio 1

 

Category B6 Sports Programme

 

Looking Back Galway Bay fm
Off the Ball Newstalk 106-108fm
Premier League Live Today FM
Sunday Sport RTÉ Radio 1
Terrace Talk Radio Kerry

 

 

Category C1 Documentary

 

Call of the Dark – Michael Harding RTÉ Radio 1
Documentary on Newstalk – Futureproof – Northern Lights Newstalk 106-108fm
Documentary on Newstalk – Zikomo Zambia Newstalk 106-108fm
Far from a Thundering Disgrace – The Paddy Donegan Story LMFM
The Garda who limped RTÉ Radio 1
Turas – Learning Irish in East Belfast Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide for Newstalk 106-108fm

 

 

Category C2 Music Documentary

 

Fumbling for the light – The Songs of Brendan Graham RTÉ Radio 1
Hear and Now Presents Label of Love Cathal Funge for TXFM 105.2
Michael Jackson’s Irish Driver RTÉ Radio 1
Pirate Port Newstalk 106-108fm
Whiskey in the Jar   – The Eric Bell Story RTÉ Radio 1

 

Category C3 Short Feature

 

Answer This Radio Kerry
The Fine Art of Foley – The Business Old Yard Productions for RTÉ Radio 1
Henry’s Baby – The Moncrieff Show Newstalk 106-108fm
The Irish Love Affair with Tea – Countrywide RTÉ Radio 1
On this day – Drivetime with Mary Wilson RTÉ Radio 1
Spotlight on dating Beat102-103

 

 

Category C4 Magazine Programme

 

Mooney RTÉ Radio 1
Sunday with Miriam RTÉ Radio 1
The Late Lunch LMFM
The Moncrieff Show Newstalk 106-108fm
The Ray D’Arcy Show Today FM

 

Category C5 Drama

 

Broken Promise Land by Mirjana Rendulic   – Drama on One RTÉ Radio 1
Cradle Beat102-103
Lambo by Hugh Travers – Drama on One RTÉ Radio 1
Meat and Blue WKD Midlands 103
Number 2s BBC Radio Ulster

 

Category C6 Specialist Speech Programme

 

Futureproof – Northern Lights Special Newstalk 106-108fm
The History Show RTÉ Radio 1
Two nights in the woods JJ O’Shea for Radio Kerry
Wexford’s Wild Heritage – Great Saltee -Wexford’s treasure island South East Radio
What’s it all about? – Life, Death and Beyond RTÉ Radio 1

 

Category C7 Craoltóireacht le Gailge

 

Beezie Bean an Locha – Ursuline College with Ocean FM Ocean FM
Blas BBC Radio Ulster
Mar Dhea ar WLR FM WLR FM
Pop Raidió Spin 103.8
Pop Raidió Spin South West
Splanc Newstalk 106-108fm

 

Category C8 Interactive Speech Programme

 

Dublin Talks with Adrian and Jeremy 98FM
Liveline – The Brutal Murder of our son Gavin RTÉ Radio 1
Talkback – The Whistleblower BBC Radio Ulster
The Shaun Doherty Show – Donegal Passport lost in South America Highland Radio
The Spin- Just another Junkie? Spin 103.8

 

Category D1 Community/ Social Action

 

Cork’s 96fm Radiothon 2014 Cork’s 96fm
Growing up Trans in Ireland – Drivetime with Mary Wilson RTÉ Radio 1
Shave or Dye 2014 Today FM
Red FM Shandon Appeal – The Neil Prendeville Show Cork’s New Red FM
Morning Mix “Dee Day” Heart Attack Awareness Campaign South East Radio

 

 

 

 

Category D2 On-Air Competition

 

Date my Dad on Radio Nova Radio Nova
Dublin Talks Selfie – Dublin Talks with Adrian and Jeremy 98FM
iPaddy Spin 103.8
Live 95FM’s Runaway Bride Limerick’s Live 95FM
The Drop Spin 103.8

 

Category D3 Station Imaging

 

98FM
Cork’s New Red FM
FM104
Spin 103.8
Spin South West

 

Category D4 Entertainment Inserts

 

Cooper & Oonagh in the morning : The funny bits iRadio
Dermot &Dave 98FM
FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock with Jim-Jim and Nobby FM104
Gift Grub – The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Today FM
The Ray Foley Show 98FM

 

Category D5 Innovation

 

Cloud Computing and the election tallies            Ocean fm

Henry’s Baby – The Moncrieff Show Newstalk 106-108fm
RTÉ’s Big music week train RTÉ Radio 1
Science week on Beat Beat102-103
The Drop Spin 103.8

 

Category E1 Music Presenter of the Year

 

Ray Foley 98FM
Joe Harrington Dublin’s Sunshine
Jim-Jim Nugent FM104
Dave Moore 98fm
Dermot Whelan 98fm

 

Category E2 Radio DJ

 

Louise Duffy Today FM
Tony Fenton Today FM
Martin Guilfoyle Beat 102-103
Steve K Spin 103.8
Darren Regan Spin South West

 

 

 

 

 

Category E3 Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year

 

Darren Rice Beat 102-103
Donald Helme RTÉ lyric fm
JJ O’Shea Radio Kerry
Ralph McLean BBC Radio Ulster
Sandy Harsch RTÉ Radio 1

 

Category E4 News Broadcaster of the Year

 

Chris Donoghue Newstalk 106-18fm
Jonathan Healy Newstalk 106-18fm
Enda McClafferty BBC Radio Foyle
Seamus McKee BBC Radio Ulster
Colm Ó Mongáin RTÉ Radio 1

 

Category E5 News Reporter of the Year

 

Philip Boucher-Hayes RTÉ Radio 1
Eric Clarke Limerick’s Live 95FM
Justin McCarthy RTÉ Radio 1
Shona Murray Newstalk 106-108fm
Brian O’Connell RTÉ Radio 1

 

Category E6 Sports Broadcaster of the Year

 

Weeshie Fogarty Radio Kerry
Ger Gilroy Newstalk 106-108fm
Oisin Langan Newstalk 106-108fm
Joe Molloy Newstalk 106-108fm
Syl O’Connor clare fm

 

Category E7 Speech Broadcaster of the Year

 

John Cooke clare fm
Matt Cooper Today FM
Alan Corcoran South East Radio
Ray D’ Arcy Today FM
Stephen Nolan BBC Radio Ulster

 

Category E8 Newcomer Award

 

Nicky Byrne RTÉ 2fm
Lorcan Clancy RTÉ Radio 1
Peter Dunne LMFM
Marcus Hunter-Neill BBC Radio Ulster
Cormac Moore  

iRadio

 

Station of the Year Award winners are announced on the night for:

Local Station of the Year.

Music Station of the Year

Full Service Station of the Year

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

 

#PPI14

 

Notes to editors:

The winners will be a closely guarded secret until the awards ceremony itself.The Awards take place on Friday 3rd October 2014 at the Lyrath House Estate Hotel Kilkenny. The PPI Hall of Fame 2014 inductee’s will be announced on Tuesday 9th September at a ceremony at the BAI offices Dublin.

 

PPI

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

 

BAI

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

 

 

Sep 3, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Ensemble: Announcing the launch of a new music company.

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Announcing the launch of a new music company,

Ensemble :: Music Done Differently ::

Ensemble Music will launch with a mini festival in Smithfield’s Block B, Dublin, Saturday September 27th 2014 from 4pm to 11pm.

 

Ensemble Music is proud to announce the launch of their brand new music company with a half day launch festival taking place at Smithfield’s B Block in Dublin City on Saturday 27th September 2014 from 3pm until late. The launch will be split in two parts, transitioning from classical, jazz, and experimental into rock, funk and electronic featuring some of the best of Irish music talent from many diverse sounds. Early bird tickets are €10 (plus booking fee) if bought before September 12th, after then they are €12.50 if purchased before the 26th and €15 at the door. This is a limited capacity event and predicted to be a sell out with only 400 tickets available.

Artists confirmed are:

Part 1 – Ensemble Eriu, Téada Orchestra, ReDividEr, Kirkos Ensemble, & Butter

Part 2 – Bantum, Alarmist, ZASKA, Loah, & Nova Collective

Plus more to be announced

Enjoy music from artists playing the launch – https://soundcloud.com/ensembleireland/sets/ensemblelaunch

Ensemble’s launch gig is a Bring Your Own Beer (BYOB) with selected food vendors on site, with an after party to follow. The festival programming features some of the most exciting music talent in Ireland today, all of whom Ensemble will be working with in the coming months and years! Other artists they’ll be working include Meltybrains? and Cian Nugent.

Ensemble is a new music production company set up by Rob Farhat and Rob Kearns. Between the “Two Robs”, who are only in their mid twenties, they have vast experience in the music industry both as accomplished performers themselves, and having been behind the success of The Trinity Orchestra and heavily involved with the Web Summit and Riverdance to name but a few major projects. They will manage artists, promote concerts, and in time will release music as a label. Most importantly, Ensemble takes risks. They combine supporting unusual acts whose music falls between the cracks of our traditional conceptions of genre, while providing good business, marketing, and production. It really is that simple.

Immediately after the launch they will be hosting the first full music, theatre, and dance production of The Soldier’s Tale by Igor Stravinsky in The Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre, from 2nd to 4th October. Full details at: http://www.ensemble.ie/soldierstale

 

Website: www.ensemble.ie

Facebook: www.facebook.com/EnsembleIreland

Twitter: www.twitter.com/_EnsembleMusic

SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/ensembleireland

 

Tickets are available from www.ensemble.ie/launch

Purchase before 12/9/2014 – €10 (plus booking fee)

Purchases from 13/9 to 26/9 – €12.50 (plus booking fee)

Advance purchase recommended to this limited capacity event. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door €15 until 8pm then €20 after.

 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

About Ensemble

Ensemble’s aim is to support artists who take musical risks, while providing them with good business, marketing, and production support.

A company run by musicians, for musicians: they manage artists, promote concerts, and in the future will also begin to release music as a record label. They will serve as a one stop shop for an artist’s organisational needs, reducing the amount of middlemen to be dealt with and hence the amount of people taking a cut. A simpler, more efficient system

Taking from both their extensive experience in the web world, the two Robs are ahead of the curb on how to use technology for the arts and aim to incorporate creative ways of taking the music of Ensemble into the online world.

Musically, the artists they work with cross boundaries between genres: many come from a classical or jazz background which they use to bring new an innovative ideas to a wide range of musical persuasions.

Ensemble take on a roster of artists that they believe have a lot of potential, and step by step act as their concert promoter, manager, booking agent, and eventually record label and publisher. Combining the business, marketing, and production expertise of the established players in the music industry with supporting interesting, up-and-coming artists who make their own musical decisions while Ensemble simply work to help realise them.

 

Music done differently.

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 27, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Eoin Glackin – Pretty Girl EP

Eoin Glackin – Pretty Girl EP 

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Roots rocker Eoin Glackin shows why he is Irish music’s most thrilling emerging talent with the release of his next EP, Pretty Girl. This latest recording, a four-track with a release in Ireland on 19th September and a UK release date of September 22nd, is Glackin’s much-anticipated new offering and the perfect follow-on to his most recent album, Rain Finally Came.

He is lauded for his debut album, Not Lost in 2011, and its successor in 2013 in equal measure. Both records have gained Glackin an army of fans and admirers, many of whom travelled across the country and beyond to see the relentless tourer who “lives to play live”.  Eoin will be touring the EP in September {dates below} in the UK and Ireland.

The EP includes three new songs – title track Pretty Girl, Morning Take Us Easy, Ride It Out – and a remix of Rain Finally Came. An impassioned fusion of folk, blues, balladry, trad and rock, rising star Eoin’s music has earned him shows at Ireland’s biggest festivals and support slots for the likes of the legendary Joan Armatrading.

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

Eoin Glackin said: “Lyrically, it’s about the realities we have to face in life. The first track is a narrative story about a tragic young woman, the second tells of a guy and a girl meeting at a rave and trying to get out of that scene. Track three is an upbeat pop song; essentially about seeing something through, the message is keep on going if you feel what you’re doing is right.”

“Sonically it’s a little bit more rock than the last album was. Rain Finally Came was more rootsy – this one is getting more electric again, there’s an element of going back to where I started out.” It is set to open the road even further for this modern-day troubadour.

 

-ENDS-

For more information on Eoin, please contact Kathryn Mason

http://www.eoinglackin.com

https://twitter.com/eoinglackin

https://www.facebook.com/eoinglackinmusic

https://soundcloud.com/eoinglackin

https://www.youtube.com/user/GlackinSongs

Tour Dates 2014:

19 Sept The Greenroom Letterkenny Donegal

22 Sept Boogaloo London

23 Sept Whelan’s

24 Sept DCU Freshens Ball with Hotsprockets, Hudson Taylor, Gavin James

27 Sept Monroes Galway

13 Oct Southampton, Bournemouth, Winchester

14 Oct Hertfordshire, Queen Mary London, Essex

15 Oct Surrey, ULU London

16 Oct Loughborough, De Montfort, Warwick

17 Oct Bristol, Bath

20 Oct Keele, Warrington, Manchester Met/Liverpool

21 Oct Nottingham Trent, Sheffield

22 Oct Leeds, Bradford

23 Oct Teesside, Northumbria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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