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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 26, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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FleadhTV massive ratings hit for TG4

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FleadhTV massive ratings hit for TG4!

Last weekend’s FleadhTV, coverage from Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo was a stunning ratings success for TG4 and programme makers Gifted Empire Productions.

Hitting a high on Friday 15th with a massive 7.9% share of viewership, FleadhTV reached over 850,000 people over three nights. Irish traditional music is alive and kicking!

Up next for TG4 and Gifted Empire Productions will be Bosca Ceoil. The series is in 13 parts plus a Christmas special and will debut on Sunday 28th September at 10pm on TG4. Presenter for the show will be Pauline Scanlon from Lumiere.

Artists who performed each night were and links to TG4 player:

Fri 15th Aug – http://nasc.tg4.tv/1t5DjaE 

Dervish

Altan

Peter Carberry & Padraig McGovern

Leitrim Equation

Seamie O’Dowd

Irish Concertina Ensemble

Ensemble Ériu

Pauline Scanlon, Cillian Doheny & Padraig Rynne

 

Sat 16th Aug – http://nasc.tg4.tv/1ppJcj7

Innisfree Ceili Band

Kila

Moxie

De Danann

At The Racket

No Crows

Tola Custy & Laoise Kelly

Cillian King & Cillian Doheny

Iontas

 

Sun 17th Aug – http://nasc.tg4.tv/1riU05W 

Maura O Connell

Nathan Carter & Mick Foster

Téada & Séamus Begley

Gino Lupari, Joannie Madden, Seamie O’Dowd, Rick Epping & Donal Murphy

Sean Keane

Bríd Harper & Dermot Byrne

Breaking Trad

Claudia Schwab

 

-ENDS

Bhí gach rath ag TG4 agus ag léiritheoirí FleadhTV, Gifted Empire Productions an tseachtain seo cáite maidir le scór féachana leis an tuairisciú craolacháin a rinne siad ar an Fleadh Cheoil  i Sligeach.

Ag 7.9% sciar féachana oíche Dé hAoine an 15ú, bhuail FleadhTV breis is 850,000 duine thar an trí oíche. Níl aon cheist ann, tá ceol traidisiúnta na hÉireann chomh beo is bríomhar is a bhí i gcónaí!

Anois le teacht ó TG4 agus Gifted Empire Productions ná Bosca Ceoil. Is sraith é Bosca Ceoil le 13 clár chomh maith clár speisialta an Nollag ag tosnú Dé Domhnaigh an 28ú Meáin Fómhair ag 10i.n. ar TG4. Is í Pauline Scanlon ó Lumiere láithreoir an seó.

Seo iad a na ceoltóirí a sheinn gach oíche agus na nascanna ar TG4 seinnteoir

 

15th Aug – http://nasc.tg4.tv/1t5DjaE 

Dervish

Altan

Peter Carberry & Padraig McGovern

Leitrim Equation

Seamie O’Dowd

Irish Concertina Ensemble

Ensemble Ériu

Pauline Scanlon, Cillian Doheny & Padraig Rynne

 

16th Aug - http://nasc.tg4.tv/1ppJcj7

Innisfree Ceili Band

Kila

Moxie

De Danann

At The Racket

No Crows

Tola Custy & Laoise Kelly

Cillian King & Cillian Doheny

Iontas

 

17th Aug – http://nasc.tg4.tv/1riU05W

Maura O Connell

Nathan Carter & Mick Foster

Téada & Séamus Begley

Gino Lupari, Joannie Madden, Seamie O’Dowd, Rick Epping & Donal Murphy

Sean Keane

Bríd Harper & Dermot Byrne

Breaking Trad

Claudia Schwab

 

Aug 26, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Vive la France! Celebrate Culture Night 2014 in style with chanteuse Jeannette Byrne.

Vive la France! Celebrate Culture Night 2014 

in style with chanteuse Jeannette Byrne.

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Join Jeannette at the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick, on September 19th 2014 for an evening of French celebration in song with the music of the legendary Édith Piaf.

Jeannette Byrne’s critically acclaimed “No Regrets…the music of Édith Piaf” has been filling venues nationwide over the last eleven months. To celebrate Culture Night 2014 Jeannette will bring “No Regrets…” to Limerick’s Lime Tree Theatre for once off extra special evening on September 19th 2014.

Through the music and wonderful visuals Jeannette has created a show about the life and music of Piaf. Telling tales of Piaf’s career, personal life and anecdotes the show is hugely entertaining as well as being a fitting interpretation and celebration of her music.

Jeannette has recently been delving into her own family history. With 2014 being a historic 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the 100 years since the beginning of WW1, she has been tracing her French Grandmothers family, decimated by 2 world wars:

So come join Jeannette in this fun filled evening and Vive la France! What her audiences say:

 

What a performance last night – atmosphere, venue, production, band and ‘The Voice’ all

on point! We all loved you. The hard work evident in your compelling delivery. Go Girl…

 

Jeannette was truly amazing!

 

Great show and tribute to Piaf. Jeannette was magnifique!”

 

I cried at least twice …these songs are so evocative and powerful….the show is more than I could have expected

-ENDS – 

 

Tickets – http://limetreetheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873520843/events?show_id=873520843

For more information on Jeannette Byrne, please contact:

Kathryn Mason

https://www.facebook.com/jeannettebyrnesinger

http://www.jeannettebyrne.com

Aug 26, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Where does the future of radio in Ireland lie? #radio2024

 

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Radio 2024 – where lies the future of radio in Ireland?

August 22nd 2014 – Learning Waves Skillnet, the official training body of the Independent Commercial Radio sector in Ireland who are this year celebrating their 10th birthday, have announced today their “Radio’s Vision 2024, the next ten years” conference taking place on Thursday 4th September 2014 at Clontarf Castle Dublin. Speakers include:

Chris Burns – Head of Group Operations, BBC Radio

Michael Wilson – Managing Director UTV Ireland

Matthew Burke – Director of Google’s Corporate Online Sales in Ireland & UK 

Brian Reynolds – CEO, Balls.ie

Adam Smyth – Editor, BBC Radio Ulster

 

In a fast moving and ever changing media environment, ensuring staff are skilled to provide and present professional radio programming is essential. Learning Waves Skillnet are celebrating their 10th birthday with their annual conference themed “Radio’s Vision 2024, the next ten years.” This is a hugely important subject matter and key to the survival of the radio industry in a competitive digital world.  The conference will explore the challenges that lie ahead for radio as its looks to 2024 but more importantly it will look at the opportunities for radio for the next ten years.  The mix of speakers will explore opportunities for radio in relation to revenue growth, content generation, audience growth and the skills required to drive stations forward.

Project Manager of Learning Waves Skillnet, Teresa Hanratty said  “Radio is a people business, and to succeed the people within the business need to be continually developed in order to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry.  Learning Waves Skillnet gives access to high quality industry led practical training which ensures that they have the most up to date skills required to work in radio in 2014. Despite a significant drop in commercial revenues since 2008, the Independent Radio Sector in Ireland has remained firm on its commitment to grow and develop its staff for the ever-changing demands of the industry they work in.

Key facts:

1,500 people are employed in Independent Commercial Radio in Ireland.

67% of all time spent listening to radio in Ireland is with an Independent Commercial Radio station.

•Learning Waves Skillnet had a 79% increase in the number of trainees since their launch in 2004. They trained over 496 people in 2013 and delivered 1630 training days to the sector.

•Learning Waves training budget has increased 35% in the last ten years and is being used to ensure that station staff are as skilled as possible to present professional radio programming in a competitive market where the threat is now from digital not just the radio industry itself.

  • Learning Waves Skillnet is also engaged in the training and development of new talent for the industry.  In 2011, the network developed 2 programmes aimed at giving participants a mix of academic and practical radio skills.  A number of participants from the programmes have gone on to secure full time employment in the sector as a result of the work placement element of the programme

The Independent Commercial Radio sector employs over 1,500 people in 33 stations and is hugely influential on Irish life.

The Top 5 courses provided in 2013 were:

  • Defamation update
  • Advanced Speech & Voice (News & Talk)
  • Writing for the Web
  • Social Media Strategy and Revenue Generation
  • Psychology of selling

New courses for 2014 included:

  • Smartphone Video Editing Skills
  • Sourcing News through Social Media
  • Mobile Journalism
  • Digital Marketing Diploma
  • Creative Imaging for your Station

Trainers for Learning Waves Skillnet are highly respected in their fields and include:

  • Conor Pope, Irish Times Training
  • Damien Mulley, Mulley Communications
  • Andrea Martin, MediaLawyer
  • Aileen O’Meara, Aileen O’Meara Communications
  • Mark Richardson, Mark Richardson & Associates
  • Eric Dixon, Eric Dixon Media

 

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For more information please contact Kathryn Mason on 087-2627977 or km@kathrynmason.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Learning Waves Skillnet –

 

Learning Waves is a network member organisation representing all the Independent Commercial Radio Stations in Ireland, together with the BAI, (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland), IBI (Independent Broadcasters of Ireland, AIRPI (Association of Independent Radio Producers in Ireland), IRS (Independent Radio Sales) and UTV Radio Solutions. These groups together with the main bodies within the sector represent all levels of employees and stakeholders within the industry.

The history of Learning Waves Skillnet began in 1999 when nine radio stations along with the BAI came together to form a HRM working group. The purpose of this group was to design and manage a major training initiative on a pilot basis. A comprehensive training needs analysis was carried out by the HRM working group. Such training needs were prioritised and funding was secured from Skillsnet to design and deliver a Head of Function training programme. This funding covered the period April 2004-March 2005 and since then Learning Waves has successfully secured additional funding from Skillsnet through to 2014. This allows Learning Waves to design and develop training programmes to meet the needs of a wide range of staff within the Independent Commercial Radio sector in Ireland. The funding secured from Skillsnet is matched by funding from all member stations.

The establishment of Learning Waves has enabled small radio stations to benefit from networking opportunities and economies of scale by pooling their knowledge and experience.

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Skillsnet Ltd was established in 1999 and is funded by Department of Education and Skills from the resources of the National Training Fund. It is an enterprise-led support body dedicated to the promotion of learning as a critical element in sustaining competitiveness. The main focus is on small to medium enterprises. Since it’s establishment in 1999, Skillsnet Ltd has supported over 45,000 Irish enterprises, in over 400 networks, to improve the range, scope and quality of training, and allowed over 265,000 employees to up-skill and meet their work related needs.

Aug 7, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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UPDATED! Dervish, Altan & Téada with Séamus Begley to headline FleadhTV live on TG4!

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UPDATED – 11TH AUGUST

 

Fri 15th Aug (9:30 – 11:30pm):

Dervish

Altan

Peter Carberry & Padraig McGovern

Leitrim Equation

Seamie O’Dowd

Irish Concertina Ensemble

Ensemble Ériu

Pauline Scanlon, Cillian Doheny & Padraig Rynne

 

Sat 16th Aug (8 – 11pm):

Innisfree Ceili Band

Kila

Moxie

De Danann

At The Racket

No Crows

Tola Custy & Laoise Kelly

Cillian King & Cillian Doheny

Iontas

 

Sun 17th Aug (8 – 11pm):

Téada & Séamus Begley

Gino Lupari, Joannie Madden, Seamie O’Dowd, Rick Epping & Donal Murphy

Sean Keane

Maura O Connell

Bríd Harper & Dermot Byrne

Breaking Trad

Claudia Schwab

 

August 6th 2014

Dervish, Altan & Téada with Séamus Begley to headline FleadhTV live on TG4!

Less than ten days away, the line up for TG4’s FleadhTV has today been announced.  Artists from Dervish to Téada to Altan are set to lift the spirits high with some of the best in live traditional and world music being broadcast live on August 15th, 16th & 17th from Fleadh Cheoil 2014 in Sligo.

Following on from last years exceptionally well received coverage of Fleadh Cheoil from Derry, FleadhTV looks set to bring the worlds biggest Irish traditional music festival to TV screens and   once again set Irish social media networks alight!

Artists confirmed include:

Friday 15th – {Dervish, Altan, Leitrim Equation, Peter Carberry & Padraig McGovern}

Saturday 16th – {Innisfree Ceili Band, Moxie, De Danann}

Sunday 17th – {Téada with Seamus Begley; Gino Lupari , Joannie Madden & Seamie O’Dowd; Bríd Harper & Dermot Byrne}

 

This amazing event attracting over 400,000 people to it each year over the course of nine days creates some very special television viewing!  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. Presenters for FleadhTV will be Síle Ní Bhraonáin and Lynette Fay who will join Sligo musical legend, Cathy Jordan from Dervish. The craic will be mighty!

 

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.

 

-ENDS

For more information please contact Kathryn Mason on 087-2627977 or km@kathrynmason.ie

 

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Lúnasa 6ú 2014

Dervish, Altan agus Téada & Séamus Begley mar ceannlíne ag FleadhTV beo ar TG4!

Gan ach deich lá fágtha, tá sceideal an FleadhTV ag TG4 ainmnithe inniu. Tá grúpaí ó Dervish go Téada go Altan réidh le spioráid na ndaoine a árdú le ceol den scoth traidisiúnta agus an domhain a bheas á chraoladh beo ar an 15ú, 16ú agus 17ú Lúnasa ó Fleadh Cheoil 2014 i Sligeach.

Tár éis an rath eisceachtiúil a d’aimsiú an Fleadh Cheoil ar lucht féachana anuraidh i nDoire, tá FleadhTV, arís i mbliana réidh chun an féile is mó i saol an cheoil traidisiúnta á chur ar an scáileán agus saol an  ghreasáin shóisialta na hÉireann a chur faoi thíne!

Grúpaí & ceoltóirí cúrtha san áireamh:

Dé hAoine 15ú – { Dervish, Altan, Leitrim Equation, Peter Carberry & Padraig McGovern }

Dé Sathairn 16ú – { Innisfree Ceili Band, Moxie, De Danann}

Dé Domhnaigh 17U { Téada & Seamus Begley; Gino Lupari, Joannie Madden & Seamie O’Dowd; Bríd Harper & Dermot Byrne }

Meallaíonn an Fleadh Cheoil breis is 400,000 duine gach bliain thar naoi lá agus cruthaíonn sé seo pictiúr fíor speisialta don lucht féachana. Beidh FleadhTV ar aer ar TG4 ar:

Dé hAoine 15ú Lúnasa – 2130i.n go 2330i.n

Dé Sathairn 16ú Lúnasa – 2000i.n go 2300i.n

Dé Domhnaigh 17ú Lúnasa – 2000i.n go 2300i.n

Beidh FleadhTV á craoladh ar líne, timpeall an domhain ar tg4.tv & FleadhCheoil.ie, agus chomh maith leis ar beidh sé ar MHz Today’s Ireland sna Stáit Aontaithe.  Láithreoirí do FleadhTV ná Síle Ní Bhraonáin agus Lynette Fay, freisin, beidh laoch da gcuid an Shligigh Cathy Jordan ó Dervish leo. Eathru, beidh an craic thar barr!

Haischlib don ghreásáin shóisialta – #fleadhtv #TG4 #SúilEile

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

Is léiriúcháin Gifted Empire an FleadhTV do TG4, i comhlachas le Fleadh Cheoil Sligeach agus 5th On Teeling.

 

Tuilleadh eolas le fáil ag Kathryn Mason ar 087-2627977 or km@kathrynmason.ie

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