Month: May 2009

How Elder Roche got his name.

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Elder RocheHow Elder Got his name: Elder went on a weekend retreat a number of years back. While there, he was shown how to meditate, astral travel, and how to connect with his spirit animal by a powerful Shaman guide. (By the way his spirit animals are a bear, and a salmon. But he couldn’t get either name to work on stage). “Part of the workshop was designed to get us to connect with our natural surrounds, to appreciate and find our own comfort zone in nature. We were in a beautiful wooded area; I found a gnarly old tree, twisted and bare, except for its upper branches that were flowering, with small black berries. I loved its shape, and I sat there for hours underneath it in the shade”. It was at that time that the shaman approached Carl and instinctively bent down and put his hand on his head and he said “ELDER”. Carl, so affected by this experience, then went home and looked up everything he could about the tree, and fell in love with stories of Celtic Spirituality and Lore that surrounds it. Now, we now know him as Elder and in his performances we can really get a grasp of the old story telling styles of ancient folk lore characters. It is said that those born under the Elder sign are able to live and prosper under any conditions. The year ahead for ELDER ROCHE will see this talented songwriter receive the acclaim this album simply demands.



ELDERS single DIAMOND is currently out NOW! on iTunes. And it’s brilliant. 

For tour dates please confer to the MySpace page

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RTE Playlisting & Nell Bryden playing in Whelan’s June 30th

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Nell Bryden is continuing to woo audiances over this side of the Atlantic. RTE Radio 1 have playlisted her along with additional Radio promo dates in stire in June:

June 8th Phantom FM– on THE FRONT ROW- catch Nell perform her Chart Single Second Time Around @1pm!

June 12th catch Nell On iRadio Breakfast show- with Paul Byrne at 8am!

June 23rd on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show- on TODAY FM at 8am!

Catch Nell then at Whelan’s on June 30th.


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Nell Bryden on Pat Kenny Radio 1 May 14th and Mick Flannery Tour support in June

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Nell Bryden returns to Ireland to celebrate the release of her most brilliant album What does it take- out on May 15th.

She will be in various parts of the country watch out!


Nell’s upcoming Irish gigs and media tour:


14 May 2009            11:00           

Pat Kenny RTE Radio1 Interview (Live), Dublin

15 May 2009            22:00           

Newstalk (Radio Interview), Dublin

19 May 2009            13:30           

West Dublin Access Radio – hourlong special!, Dublin

19 May 2009            19:00           

BBC Radio Ulster with Ralph McClean, Belfast

19 May 2009            21:00           

Ruby Sessions            Dublin, Dublin

20 May 2009            10:15           

Dublin’s Country Mix – Lyndsey Dolan morning show, Dublin

21 May 2009            19:30           

Dublin South Radio with Brendan Hickey, Dublin

21 May 2009            20:00           

Clonmel – support for Mick Flannery, Clonmel Tipperary

22 May 2009            22:00           

WLRFM- Roddie Cleere, Dublin

24 May 2009            15:00           

Dublin City Soul Festival, Dublin

5 Jun 2009            8:15           

Clare FM breakfast show with Conn           

5 Jun 2009            20:00           

Carlow – Mick Flannery, Carlow

6 Jun 2009            20:00           

Glor Arts Center, Ennis

12 Jun 2009            20:00           

The Thatch, Rahan, Rahan

13 Jun 2009            20:00           

Sky & the Ground, Wexford            Wexford

18 Jun 2009            20:00           

LAMB presents Go West!, London

19 Jun 2009            20:00           

The Riverbank, Wexford – Mick Flannery, Wexford

20 Jun 2009            20:00           

Thurles – with Mick Flannery, Thurles

26 Jun 2009            20:00           

The Pavilion, Cork, Cork

30 Jun 2009            20:00           

Whelan’s, Dublin, Dublin

18 Jul 2009            20:00           

The Stables, Mullingar, Mullingar

1 Aug 2009            17:00           

Cork X Southwest Festival, Skibereen, Skibereen

2 Aug 2009            17:00           

Castlepalooza            Castlepalooza

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Dublin City Soul Festival

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This is one festival that guarantees to deliver. Dublin City Soul Festival in association with IMRO is proud to present the world’s brightest ‘Rising Stars’ for you to enjoy!

Following an exhaustive global search for the world’s very best up and coming original artists ‘Dublin City Soul Festival’ have posted the Top 100 ‘Rising Stars’ entries to its website,

The event, designed to showcase the wide range of talented unsigned artists on the Island of Ireland and beyond has attracted hundreds of entries from around the globe and has even received entries from many Countries including; Belize, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Togo and the United States. Festival Founder & CEO, Chris Maher says: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the high standard of entries, in particular from the island of Ireland. There are a huge amount of talented unsigned artists across Ireland and beyond and we feel privileged to be able to present them for the world to listen to and enjoy as part of the 3rd annual Dublin City Soul Festival”.

The festival, which takes place from Thursday May 21st to Sunday May 24th will see the streets, bars & café’s of Dublin come alive with hundreds of real musicians over the course of the festival and promises to provide much needed reasons to be cheerful. Members of the public can now listen to the fantastic and varied selection of top quality entries from around the world and vote for their favourites. The top acts will then perform for free in the festival club (further details to be announced) and at a special showcase event in a secret location in the heart of Dublin City.

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RTE Playlist for Wayne Brennan

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Well now what good news we bring. 

Wayne Brennan released his fabulous debut album  “In My Hands” this week only to get onto the RTE Radio 1 playlist as well, so well done to MR. Brennan, we see bright lights ahead, lots of them. He will also be in this weeks TICKET in the Irish Times, where his album will be reviewed. You can catch Wayne on Tour in the coming weeks here:


May 9th- The Stables Mullingar

May 17th The Cheeky Social Sunday Club- Co Cork

May 25th Auntie Annies- Belfast 

May 29th The Back room Navan Co Meath

May 30th Birr Theatre with Mick Flannery, Offaly.

May 31st Doyles-Dublin

June 1st Whelans- Dublin

June 3rd The New Music Club Thurles Tipperary

June 26th The Cobblestone, Dublin


Wayne is one of them hard working hard grafting and truly gifted musicians, whom we have the utmost pleasure of representing. His thorough and strong understanding of working music “as a career with realistic goals and sights”, is leading him on a very successful path. This is only the beginning of great things to come for who we would consider to be one of Ireland’s more promising musicians. More info can be found here: and


YOU TUBE LINK for his current single 

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