Upcoming shows


Second round of Indiependence acts announced

Indiependence Music & Arts Festival has today announced the second batch of acts which are set to play this year’s festival.

Hozier, The Minutes, Hudson Taylor, Dan Croll, Tvvins, The Altered Hours, Elastic Sleep, The Vincent(s), Toy Soldier, Slow Motion Heroes, Codes, Acrobat, Atlantis Fire Department and Hunting the Braveare will join already announced headliners Public Enemy, Tom Odell, White Lies and Fun Loving Criminals.

Also playing this years are Damien Dempsey, Scroobius Pip vs Dan Le Sac, David Holmes, Delorentos, The Sultans Of Ping, Orla Gartland, Lisa O’Neill, Walking On Cars, The Academic, We Cut Corners, Chloe Howl, Deep Shit, FYFE, Horse Meat Disco, Neon Atlas, Jacques Renault, Big September, Mindriot, Darling and A. Skillz.

Tickets priced €99 are on sale now.


Saucy Wednesday – 23rd April

After taking a break for Easter, Saucy Sunday’s will return with a special night of music this Wednesday in The Grand Social.

Performing on the night are:
Joey Gavin

While further acts will be announced shortly

As usual admission is free and all the action kicks off at 8.00pm

Saucy Sunday



Kodakid Album Launch – Whelans

Kodakid are set to launch their debut album in Whelan’s on Saturday, 28th June. The Waterford indie rockers have gathered a steady following since forming in 2011 and are now set to release their album on 30th June on CD, download and a very limited number of individually numbered vinyl pressings.
Admission 10 (Which inckudes a copy of the album).

Support on the night comes from Paul Hennessy and Kantor Tzar Collectif.


Rory Gallagher Festival 2014 Timetable

The Rory Gallagher Festival returns to Ballyshannon, Co Donegal on Thursday 29th May to Sunday 1st June 2014 with a host of Irish and International acts set to perform over the course of the 4 days.

Early Bird tickets priced €40 for all 3 Nights are on sale now.

Thursday 29th May
2pm – Opening of Festival at Rory Gallagher Theatre by Donal Gallagher & Pat McManus
5pm- Acoustic Session with Dave McHugh at Owen Roe’s Bar
7pm- Open Air Concert @ The Gables with Bad Penny   &   Hot Smoke

FRIDAY 30th May
12 noon – Acoustic Gig at the Rock Hospital ~ Barry Barnes & Dave McHugh
2pm – Rory Gallagher Statue ~ Johnny Gallagher (Boxtie Band)
2pm – Acoustic Blues Session with Peter Price ~ Bluesman at Owen Roe’s Bar
3pm– Open Air Concert at Rory Gallagher Place with Tony Dowler’s Hellhounds   &   Hot Smoke &   Deuce

Festival Big Top
Eric Bell Band  10.45pm
Pat McManus Band 12.30am
Sinnerboy & Bad Penny9.00pm

SATURDAY 31st MAY 2014
1pm – Guitar Session with Barry Barnes (Sinnerboy) at Owen Roe’s Bar
2pm – Rory Gallagher Statue ~ Jed Thomas & Jamie Clague
2pm- Gala Open Air Concert at Rory Gallagher Place –
Seamie O’Dowd Band  &  Laundromat & Bangin’ Yolks
3pm – Guitar Session with Peter Price (England) at Market House Bar
4pm – Acoustic Breaks at Dicey Reilly’s
4pm – Oddsocks Revival at The Bridgend
6pm– Alymeric Silver – Open Air Gig – Lantern Bar
7pm- Rory Gallagher Place Tony Dowler’s Hellhound’s & Laurence Jones Band

Festival Big Top – Saturday Night
Band of Friends (Gerry McAvoy, Ted McKenna & Marcel Scherpenzeel) 12.45pm
Mungo Jerry & The Blues Band 10.45pm
Dave McHugh Band 7.45pm
Moonchild & Jed Thomas 12.45pm

SUNDAY 1st June 2014
12 noon – The Gables ~ Laurence Jones Band & Pat McManus Band
12 noon – Guitar Session at the Bridgend Pub with Barry Barnes
1pm – Acoustic Blues Session with Jed Thomas at Owen Roe’s Bar
2.30pm – Blues Guitar Session with Peter Price at Market House Bar

Festival Big Top – Sunday Night
Wilko Johnson Band 12.30am
BernieMarsden Band 10.45pm
Johnny Gallagher & Boxtie
Barry Barnes (Sinnerboy) 9.00pm

For the full line up information make your way over here.


Slayer to play The Academy

Following two sold out shows in the same venue last year, American heavy metal band Slayer have announced a date at The Academy on Tuesday, 1st July.

The band are currently working on their eleventh studio album (The first since their 2009 release World Painted Blood) which is due for release later this year.

Tickets priced €39 go on sale this Friday at 10.00am.



Rackhouse Pilfer – Bright Lights

Rackhouse Pilfer have released the video for Bright Lights, the first track to be taken from their second album “Love and Havoc”

Bright Lights and Love and Havoc isavailable on Itunes, Amazon etc.


Zephyr Sessions April 23rd

Zephyr Sessions are launching their first session in The Bachelor Inn on Wednesday, April 23 at 8.00pm with a host of top Irish acts for your listening pleasure.
Performing on the night will be:
Marc Kavanagh
Elisha & Dave
Marty Rath
Steve O’ Donovan
Pull the Wool
The Temps
Siobhan Franks
Davina Brady
Shane Faughnan
Tamden Shy
Barry Kelleghan
Ruth Egan
All the action kicks off at 8.00pm and admission on the night is free

HMV Grafton Street Opening Day

While controversy may still rage on over HMV marking the return of their Grafton Street store with an Record Store Day opening they will do so with a host of Irish talent on display.

The store will open at 8.00am with the store giving a free PlayStation 4 console to the first person in the queue and 40% off all vinyl on the day.

Performing on the day will be:

11.00am Hermitage Green

12.00pm Seo Linn

1.00pm We Cut Corners

2.00pm Riptide Movement

While the store will also have Ministry of Sound DJ Shane Kehoe, and Dublin’s DJ Francois  performing in the HMV window on the day.


Roddie Cleere’e Irish Music Show set to return

Following a three and a half year break Roddie Cleere has announced the return of his Irish Music Show. The show will be broadcast on KCLR which broadcasts to Kilkenny and Carlow.

The show will showcase the best in homegrown talent every Sunday between 7pm and 10pm with the first show taking place on Sunday 4th May.

Gig guides, local and national, interviews and other features will help to ensure that lovers of Irish bands/acts are soundly catered for and kept up to date.

Listeners who want to tune in online can listen at www.kclr96fm.com and any act looking to get their music played can contact Roddie on roddie@kclr96fm.com

Roddie Cleere