Interview: Ciaran Lavery

The 29th of May. 2 PM. Or is it AM? It’s hard to tell from the hiding hole he has constructed for himself in the spare room. Somewhere in Northern Ireland, in the quiet corner of his house, award-winning singer-songwriter...

Premiere: Kelan Galligan – Just Like Me

Softly voiced songwriter Kelan Galligan may just be a fan of that gold-tinted classic folk, drawn to the finger-picked sounds of Dylan and Young. Attending to his gently growing collection of singles, it’s easy to make the connection. Now the...

BLACK MUSICIANS MATTER: genre confinement and expectation of Irish black musicians

Coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement has dominated the internet over the past month. The conversation surrounding race and active anti-racism across the world has permeated beyond politics. Coined in 2014, after the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by...

Revisited: Damien Rice – O

In the next installment of our series exploring classic Irish albums, Taylor Johnson digs out his Dad’s battered copy of Damien Rice’s debut O. Often celebrated as one of the greatest folk albums of the noughties, he asks the question...

Interview: IN-IS

He found that its usually the visuals that come first. From there, there’s a natural flow that follows. After a lifetime of experience in scoring music for film and television, composer Sheridan Tongue knows how to speak to an audience...

News

Distant Sky Summer Solstice Festival Turns To Film

by - June 24, 2020

Snow Water, the company behind the wonderful Atlantic Sessions were due to host the Distant Sky Summer Solstice Festival on Rathlin Island. Due to the health and safety concerns around Covid-19, the festival won’t be happening this year but they’ve...

Fresh Northern Irish Music

Watch: Joshua Burnside – The Only Thing I Fear

by - June 30, 2020

When I was a child, I never really understood how anybody could ever feel sad. I thought to myself, “When you feel sad, why don’t you just decide to feel happy, instead?” Then the teenage years came along and things...

Live Reviews

Arborist – 28th February 2020

by - March 5, 2020

The Ulster Sports Club hosts another evening of indie lo-fi music for its tote bag...

Music Reviews

Joel Harkin – Never Happy

by - July 1, 2020

It’s impossible to speak about Joel Harkin without mentioning how he’s become a central figure...

Interviews

Interview: Ciaran Lavery

by - June 30, 2020

The 29th of May. 2 PM. Or is it AM? It’s hard to tell from the hiding hole he has constructed for himself in the spare room. Somewhere in Northern Ireland, in the quiet corner of his house, award-winning singer-songwriter...

Features

BLACK MUSICIANS MATTER: genre confinement and expectation of Irish black musicians

by - June 24, 2020

Coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement has dominated the internet over the past month....

Photosets

Charity Shop Vinyl – 02/02/2019

by - February 7, 2019

Photos from Charity Shop Vinyl’s show in the Nerve Centre, Derry on Saturday 2nd February...