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Posts Tagged ‘ The Strypes ’

Them Old Recession Blues – Ireland’s Pulsing Music Scene

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It’s a sad statistic, but the recession has produced some great music out of this country. The heady days of U2, Something Happens, The Hothouse Flowers and even the great Christy Moore can all be traced back to one constant – the country was on its knees, being an unemployed musician was acceptable and nearly expected, and above all else the people needed a lift.

We are of course right back in the thick of those dark days of the eighties, even worse some would argue. But thankfully our troubadours and balladeers have come out of the woodwork once more, and we’re now truly spoiled for choice in Irish music. Continue reading

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Make Way For “GANGS”

L-R: James Connolly, Dan Smith, Jordan Curtis, Jonathan Halpin

L-R: James Connolly, Dan Smith, Jordan Curtis, Jonathan Halpin

No, we’re not condoning organised crime, “GANGS” are a Dublin based 4 piece band made up of Jordan Curtis (Vocals and Bass), Dan Smith (Guitar), Jonathan Halpin (Drums) and James Connolly (Guitar). You won’t see them plastered all over YouTube anytime soon, nor will they be clogging up your Facebook News Feed. That isn’t to say these guys haven’t got songs to flaunt, but if you truly want to experience “GANGS”, it has to be done live.

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Five Must See Irish Acts in 2013

The-Strypes-300x192The Irish music scene has become a diversified space in recent years. We’re famous for our traditional and country music, with the odd U2, Thin Lizzy or Westlife thrown in the mix. But recently a wave of new young talent has burst onto the music scene.

We look at the top five Irish acts you must catch this year. Move aside Bono… Continue reading

Having A Cracking Time: The Big Egg Hunt 2013

Egg Hunt jpegOn strolling into Dundrum Shopping Centre on Wednesday morning, I noticed something slightly amiss with the local scenery. Three large beautifully painted Easter eggs had taken up residence on plinths by the Mill Pond. This, I felt called for further (and immediate) investigation, for where there is an Easter egg, then surely chocolate would not be far away… Continue reading

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