Jul 29, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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The Carnival Brothers new EP roll up, roll up!



Following the success of last summer’s big hit; ‘The Sun is Gonna Shine’, Irish band, The Carnival Brothers return with their brand new EP: ‘Deadliest Cuts’.

With more hooks than a fisherman’s cap, Wolfman, Vegas and troupe will have you on a knife-edge with the songs; ‘Beautiful Mistake’, ‘Guiding Star’ and ‘The City at Night’.

‘Deadliest Cuts’ is out August 1st and it will have you screaming for more!


Step Right Up!…. Step Right Up! and Meet…


The Carnival Brothers are traveling pilgrims – distinct characters that inhabit the space between light and dark, night and day, that other world where our brightest dreams and darkest fantasies meet.

Blessed with the face of the devil and the voice of an angel, legend has it lead singer Ger “Wolfman” Eaton perfected his extraordinary vocal technique as a young boy, taming wolves with the traveling Carnival.

Johnny “Vegas” – The Joker in the pack, plays guitar, mandolin, keys and every card trick known to man, as well as a few unknown. Johnny was discovered in a downtown casino when the carnival first hit Vegas.

The Fox provides the steady backbone that keeps the brothers live and dangerous with a sleuth and wit befitting of his name. The “face” of the band and a bona fide ladykiller, The Fox also plays bass.

Binzer, the brother with rhythm pulsing through his fingertips keeps the beat on drums when it’s showtime. Off stage, he likes to stay on the edge with a spot of fire eating and sword swallowing.

The Carnival Brothers evoke all the nostalgia of yesteryear and with their dreamy sound and infectious melodies, they will coax you out of the darkness and into a world of pure joy and escapism.

Web – http://thecarnivalbrothers.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheCarnivalBrothers

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CarnivalBrother

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCarnivalBrothers

SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/thecarnivalbrothers


The Carnival Brothers Deadliest Cuts EP will be released on Friday 1st August 2014.

For further information and images, please contact: Kathryn Mason at Kathryn Mason | PR & Marketing – 087-2627977 or km@kathrynmason.ie

Jul 28, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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FleadhTV – announcing this years TG4 live coverage of the best in traditional and folk music from Fleadh Cheoil Sligo.



July 28th 2014 – It was announced today that, TG4 will once again bring some of Ireland, and the worlds, best traditional and folk musicians to TV screens for a weekend of spectacular music from Fleadh Cheoil Sligo 2014. Broadcast live on TG4 over three nights (August 15/16/17) from 5th on Teeling in Sligo, FleadhTV will see presenters Síle Ní Bhraonáin and Lynette Fay join with Sligo local legend, Cathy Jordan from Dervish for a weekend of “craic agus ceoil”

FleadhTV see’s the world’s best perform in a series of three music TV shows broadcast live and direct from the Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo. 2014 sees the exciting new FleadhTV, which follows the groundbreaking TV show last year from Derry that gained excellent viewership for TG4 and became a trailblazer on Twitter with fans around Ireland and the world.

FleadhTV is brought to TG4 by the same production team that delivered Fleadh Live, and will in September launch Bosca Ceoil on TV screens. Coming live over the nights of August 15th, 16th & 17th, FleadhTV will capture the same unique TV programme that enthralled TG4 viewers last year and will have them feeling like it is live in their own living room!

The show will be based in Sligo’s premier music venue, 5th on Teeling. The venue will be transformed into a set recreating a mini-festival feel with a number of stages being built specially for the TV show.

FleadhTV will air on TG4 on:

Friday 15th August – 2130hrs to 2330hrs

Saturday 16th August – 2000hrs to 2300hrs

Sunday 17th August – 2000hrs to 2300hrs


FleadhTV will also be broadcast online around the world on tg4.tv & FleadhCheoil.ie and in the USA on the MHz Today’s Ireland.


Social media hashtag – #fleadhtv  #TG4  #SúilEile

www.facebook.com/fleadhTV  http://www.twitter.com/fleadh TV


FleadhTV is a Gifted Empire Production for TG4 in association with Fleadh Cheoil Sligo and 5th on Teeling.



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28ú Iúil 2014 – Fógraíodh inniu go mbeidh TG4 ag craoladh ó Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann arís i 2014. Beidh scoth an cheoil ó chuid do na  ceoltóirí traidisiúnta agus tíre is fearr as Éireann, agus níos faide i gcéin, le feiceáil ar an teilifís le linn deireadh seachtaine Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Sligeach 2014. Beidh FleadhTV á craoladh beo ó ‘5TH On Teeling’ i Sligeach ar feadh trí oíche (15/16/17 Lúnasa). Beidh laithreoirí ar nós Síle Ní Bhraonáin, Lynette Fay agus laoch áitiúil de chuid Shligigh, Cathy Jordan as Dervish, ag cur deireadh seachtaine de ‘Craic agus Ceoil’ ós ár gcomhair ar ‘FleadhTV’. Tabharfaidh FleadhTV árdán do roinnt do na ceoltóirí thraidisiúnta na hÉireann is fearr ar domhan le linn sraith teilifíse a bheidh á craoladh beo ón bhFleadh Cheoil.

I 2014, beidh léiriú iontach, úrnua FleadhTV le feicéail ar TG4, a leanann an clár bríomhar FleadhLive a chraoladh as Doire Colmcille anuraidh. Mheall FleadhLive lúcht féachana ollmhór ar TG4 agus bhí an-tóir ar an gclár ar na méain sóisialta ar nós Twitter le lucht leanúna in Éirinn agus ar fud na cruinne. Is iad an fhoireann léiriúcháin céanna a bhí i mbun FleadhLive agus Bosca Ceoil, a bheidh le feiceáil ar an teilifís ó mí Méan Fomhair ar aghaidh, a bheidh i mbun FleadhTV. Beidh FleadhTV á craoladh beo ar 15/16/17 Lúnasa. Is cinnte gur clár ar leith a bheidh ann a rachaidh i gcion ar lucht féachana TG4 mar a rinne anuraidh. Beidh an cuma ar an scéal go bhfuil na ceoltóirí ag séinnt sa seomra suí!

Beidh an seó lonnaithe i bpríomhionad cheoil Shligigh ‘5th On Teeling’. Cruthófar seit a gcuireann atmaisféar féile in iúl agus tógfar árdáin go speisialta don chlár teilifíse. (Beidh FleadhTV á craoladh ar fud na cruinne ar line ar tg4.tv, FleadhCheoil.ie agus i SAM ar MHz Today’s Ireland.)


Beidh FleadhTV ar TG4 ar:

Dé hAoine 15 Lúnasa – 21.30 i.n go dtí 23.30i.n

Dé Sathairn 16 Lúnasa – 20.00i.n go dtí 23.00i.n

Dé Domhnaigh 17 Lúnasa – 20.00i.n go dtí 2300i.n


Is léiriú de chuid Gifted Empire Production é FleadhTV i gcomhair TG4 in éineacht le Fleadh Cheoil Sligo agus 5th On Teeling.


Jul 23, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Youth Mass announce new single “Old Enough to Know Better” on August 8th.

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Youth Mass announce new single “Old Enough to Know Better” on August 8th.

Youth Mass, announce the release of their new single “Old Enough to Know Better” on August 8th 2014. Hailing from Meath, Youth Mass new single is taken from their debut album “Morning Run/Evening Sun”, which was an Irish iTunes Top 10 album!

The band are developing a loyal live following with their own album release party being a sell-out at Whelans earlier this year. Summer sees the band appearing at the Tara Rocks Festival and at the end of August at Electric Picnic 2014.  The band will launch the single with a release party with their new label, Pickled Onion, at The Workman’s Club on August 8th, you don’t want to miss it!

Youth Mass…some interesting facts!

  • Their debut album “Morning Run/Evening Sun” reaching Number 7 in the iTunes Ireland album charts earlier in 2014.
  • Their track “Tony Don’t You Worry” appearing on the soundtrack to Christian Slater’s movie “Playback”.
  • Originally they were called the DLS but had to change their name after an embarrassing mix up with people thinking we were JLS on a radio phone in!
  • The first single from the album was featured on the Sunday Game as a backdrop to a montage of last year’s championship highlights.
  • In 2012 the band supported The Naked and Famous at a sell out Olympia Theatre show in Dublin.
  • Youth Mass are: Darren Mullarkey – Vocals/Guitar, Neil Nevins – Guitar, Barry Mullarkey – Bass, Willy Gray – Drums

Youth Mass debut album ”Morning Run/Evening Sun” is already picking up praise left, right and centre:


Insistent guitars and thunderous rhythm section deliver the goods in remarkable fashion. It’s a cracker.


Spectacular – a band that will be a major force to be reckoned with.


Confident in their sound, the drum beats are relentless, and the melodies are utterly gorgeous.


“Morning Run | Evening Sun” is a confident and sometimes thrilling step in the right direction for the band. Strong melodies, driving drums and ambient, crisp guitars are what this band is about.

Youth Mass live – 

Aug 8th Friday

The Workman’s Club, Dublin.

Pickled Onion Records present Youth Mass single release – Old Enough to Know Better.

Support from Dublin band The Last of the Gentlemen (EP Release)


Aug 14th Thursday

4 Dame Lane, Dublin

Selectsessions.com introduce brand new live music regular event.

Headlined by Youth Mass (1 hour set) after a live Q & A session with the band.


August 23rd Saturday

Tara Rocks Festival, Tara, Co Meath.


August 23rd Saturday

Whelan’s, Dublin

The Midnight Hour.

Headlined by Youth Mass



Youth Mass online:





Jun 24, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Brian Kennedy announces his new single “You Turn Me On I’m a Radio”

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In 2013, legendary Singer, Painter, Writer, musician Joni Mitchell celebrated her 70thBirthday. To celebrate this milestone birthday, Brian Kennedy released his tribute album “A Love Letter to Joni

The second single from “A Love Letter to Joni” has been announced as “You Turn Me On I’m a Radio” and is available now from iTunes.

Speaking about Joni, Brian said: ” I want to honour Joni’s big birthday by releasing my version of her iconic song “River” as the first single from my album called “A Love Letter to Joni” which features 10 of my most favourite songs of hers. it was a hard choice but I’m over the moon.

I was lucky enough to tour with her across America with Van Morrison and Bob Dylan all sharing the bill. Please join me in celebrating this Canadian icon of song while we still have her!”





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