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Forever Young Announces It Will Return On 14-16TH JULY 2023, Pre-sale Tickets ON SALE THIS WEEKEND!

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The best party of the Summer has announced it will return on 14-16th of July 2023 in the luxurious grounds of Palmerstown House Estate, Co Kildare.
 
After the star-studded lineup of 80s icons wowed music lovers clad in 80’s attire earlier this month, Festival Organiser Dr. Sharon Alston has announced that the award-winning festival will be back in 2023 after a sensational event in 2022. 
 
“This years Forever Young exceeded all expectations, our amazing artists loved it and it showed, our clients had an absolute blast, the weather was the icing on the cake, it was just a phenomenal weekend. I can’t wait for next year already, we have some fantastic surprises coming” – Dr Sharon Alston
 
 
 
Create forever memories with timeless bands from the 80’s! This is a high-end adult party weekend par excellence, an unforgettable musical experience. A mixtape weekend where colleagues, friends and family can relive their youth, pull on their leg warmers and ra ra skirts, don the shoulder pads, roll up their suit sleeves along with mirrored aviator shades, and enjoy the 80’s all over again. This is a trip in a time machine, and true to their era, a classic DeLorean and Knight Rider ‘Kit’ car welcomes you at the main arena entrance. Every part of the journey is designed to give the attendees the best experience possible. 
 
Forever Young was hailed as one of the Top Festivals of the Summer 2022 by The Times
 
Combine the incredible experience with luxury camping, flushing toilets, on-site glamping with comfortable beds, duvets, and power to charge your devices so you can be sure to take as many photos as possible to cherish the memories, hot showers, and golf buggy lifts around the site. Forever Young strives to make your comfort and enjoyment their number one priority.
 
 

It’s impossible to put into words, but something very special happens at Forever Young, the attendees at the inaugural event in 2019, and again in 2022 described it as ‘a field in Kildare, that just overflowed with an undescribable vibe, the best weekend ever’. We hope to see you in 2023, Forever Young expects to sell out quite early this year, the numbers will be capped to make sure the vibe and experience doesn’t become diluted or overstretched. Along with our ethos of being an eco-friendly, climate-aware run event, the festival was launched solely to raise funds for a new animal welfare charity “Animal Welfare and Veterinary Care Ireland”, charity no: 20206152. All single-use plastics are fully banned on site, so the beautiful grounds stay clean, festival-goers don’t walk through a sea of waste, and none of the waste goes to landfill, this is a festival with a heart and a conscience.
 
 
 
Pre-sale Tickets go on sale this weekend via www.foreveryoungfestival.ie 
 

Irish Pop Songstress Michelle Grimes Announces New Single ‘Good Vibes Only’

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Irish Pop singer and multi-instrumentalist Michelle Grimes arrived on the scene with a voice, panache and Pop / R’n’B sensibility that instantly set her apart from her musical peers. No stranger to the stage, Michelle has performed in Trafalgar Square to over 20,000 spectators as part of ‘Pride in London’, has sung for the King and Queen of Belgium as well as singing for The Taoiseach and the U.S Presidential party in June last year when they visited Ireland. 

“Hailing from Limerick, Grimes has emerged as one of the country’s most promising pop acts of recent memory. After the release of her first single ‘Going, Going, Gone’, Hotpress nominated Grimes alongside the likes of Dermot Kennedy and Denise Chaila for Irish artist of the year and one to watch. Michelle’s debut single wowed Irish radio and she went straight onto playlists across the country from Fm104, Live95, LMFM, Corks 96 and C103 as their Select Irish Artist of the Month as well as gracing the airwaves across BBC (Track of the week), 2FM, Spin and many more. Michelle smashed it at the overall International Radio Charts in Ireland landing on the Top 20 most played Artists on Irish radio alongside Ariana, Joel Corry, Dermot Kennedy, Dua Lipa and other stars. The track reached #3 in the breakers charts on Irish radio too. 

With a sound that’s already been compared to the likes of Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Dua Lipa, the Irish star-in-the-making has just announced her new anecdotal single ‘Good Vibes Only’ set for an August 19th release. Blending elements of pop and R n’ B, the song is the perfect summer feel-good soundtrack.

Grimes comments:

I wrote this song when one of my friends was experiencing a negative experience after someone brought her mood down, so I wrote this in response to people bringing you down, as an anecdotally positve twist! We are our own source of happiness, so it’s a sonic reminder that we have the power to lift each other and ourselves back up!

The new single ‘Good Vibes Only’, is yet another pop anecdote from the rising artist. 

Link to Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/michellegrimesofficial/

Link to Twitter:

 

Link to YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdoV2fOmW-XTlYIwPyY33rA

Loud Motive Announce New Single ‘Assets’

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Following knockout performances at Electric Picnic, The Button Factory, The Academy, Castlepalooza, HWCH & selling out shows in legendary Dublin Venues Whelans, The Workmans, The Sound House and The Sugar Club –  Loud Motive announce New Single release ‘Assets’ on Fri 29th July 2022. 

Loud Motive’s music is a fusion of seductive guitar melodies and intricate wordplay with hip-hop sensibilities. In this way, a vibrant, mainstream sonic landscape is created. The band’s experimental sound occasionally plunges us into a world of sweet swirling sounds combining the poignant essence of grunge rock with afro beats and twists, juxtaposed with socioeconomic and politically charged lyrics reminiscent of various news stories that have been making headlines in Ireland in recent years. Loud Motive is “The act to watch” in 2022, unafraid to speak their truths and mirror them across their music repertoire. 

Commenting on their music, Loud Motive’s Marvell delves into every- day issues and scenarios the young Dubliner has dealt with as he and his longtime friends try to assert themselves as Hip-Hop heavyweights in the ever-growing Irish Urban community:

Our mission is to showcase a different side of the musical talent that is on display here in Ireland and to take it to the world stage, at a new height where we can be proud to say we have played a fundamental part in the growth of Irish Urban music and art.


Marvell, Ridler Tempo & Dano – Loud Motive

The band have acquired a wealth of talent behind them, including world-renowned producer and musician Danny Saber who has worked with Madonna, David Bowie, U2, Busta Rhymes and Public Enemy to name a few. They draw musical influences from Kanye West, Lil Wayne and 50 Cent. Through all the different elements they brought to hip-hop and the connections they brought forth, they made it easy for the band to resonate. Others include Miles Davis, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Red Hot Chili Peppers and J. Cole who then inspired them to take a deeper approach to writing music, allowing them to connect emotionally, spiritually and mentally with the creative dimensions to their craft.

It’s time to put Loud Motive on your radar. 

Loud Motive consist of: 
MARVELL – VOCALS/LYRICS
DANNY DUHO – BASSIST
RIDLER TEMPO – DRUMS

Find out more about the band & follow them on social media here:

FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM // TWITTER  // SPOTIFY // YouTube

 

 

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Memory Lane, An Intimate Event of Music For Carers

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Memory Lane, a concert celebrating memories and the power of music to bring them to life. This concert will take place on August 14th @ 7pm, in the beautiful, intimate surroundings of CastletownHouse. It is a celebration of memories and the power of music to bring them to life-even when they can feel lost. It is also an opportunity to say thank you to carers for the extraordinary work they do. A chance for all attendees to sit back and soak up the atmosphere while enjoying much-loved nostalgic music performed by three of Ireland’s most celebrated classical artists: Emer Barry (soprano), MaryMcCague (Violin) and Mary O’Donnell (Concert Harp).

 

The trip down memory lane includes songs and instrumentals that evoke the full range of human emotion-from the nostalgia of ‘Danny Boy’ to the enchantment of ‘Moon River’-and of course there will be the toe-tapping joy of some Irish jigs and reels also! Memory Lane is the brainchild of Mary McCague (violinist) and Emer Barry (soprano). This is a cause very close to Mary’s heart having lost her Dad to dementia so there is a deep understanding of the extraordinary and selfless work by carers.

Mary and Emer will be joined on the evening by harpist Mary O’Donnell and they will perform a selection of much-loved songs from all up and down memory lane! Mary’s Dad was a keen fiddle player all his life and maintained his connection to music all throughout his struggle with dementia. In the words of Hans Christian Anderson, ‘When all else fails, music speaks.

’While the concert begins at 7pm, there is also an opportunity to visit Castletown House earlier in the day and enjoy the surroundings while listening to the performers rehearse. Finally, in an effort to create new happy memories, the concert will be filmed a made available to all attendees (and those who were unable to attend in person) via a private YouTube link. There will also be an opportunity to request songs that hold a special memory for you or your loved one. Join the Facebook event for further details on this: https://fb.me/e/4Pg2OFapz

About the performers:

Emer Barry and Mary McCague have enjoyed a partnership for the past 12 years working together on various shows and albums including Emer’s solo album Storyteller in 2017 which featured all songs arranged and orchestrated by Mary. They formed 2 thirds of the classical crossover group Affiniti(Soprano, Violin and Harp) which has completed sold-out tours of USA from 2013 to 2019 and are set to return in December 2022. Emer Barry has a Masters in Music performance and has recorded for everyone from Disney Creative Assembly (Warhammer 3 Video Game). She has performed as a soloist with both the RTE Concert Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra and appeared on the RTE One special ‘Shine’with Celine Byrne during the pandemic 2020. She received support from the Arts Council of Ireland to develop her songwriting skills and this project saw her join forces once again with Mary McCague.Their original music will feature on Emer’s new album in 2023.

Mary McCague also holds a Masters in Music Performance and is much in demand as a pianist, violinist and arranger. She regularly performs on stage and on television with acts as diverse as Michael Bublé, Il Divo, Katherine Jenkins, Westlife, Kanye West and Leona Lewis, and has had the privilege of performing in some of the finest concert halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall, BostonSymphony Hall.

Mary O’Donnell holds a degree in Music from Trinity, a Masters in Musicology and a Phd from the University of Limerick. She has toured Europe, USA, Africa and Asia and appeared on RTÉ, BBC, CNN, and NBC. She has toured extensively in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.

For all other information see Website: http://www.emerbarry.com/memory-lane.html

This is a FREE EVENT: Eventbrite Linkhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/memory-lane-tickets-383620708867

 

 

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All You Need To Know Ahead of Forever Young This Weekend! + Day To Day Breakdown of Festival Line-Up!

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The best party of the Summer returns on the 15th, 16th and 17th of July in the
luxurious grounds of Palmerstown House Estate, Co Kildare.
Forever Young Festival- where the 80’s come alive is back!!!
+ BUS LINKS FROM CORK, GALWAY, WEXFORD, combined coach and Festival
packages now available! Shuttle buses from DUBLIN & NAAS
 
+ just added to the line-up!!! Carol Decker (T’Pau), Tony Hadley ((formerly of Spandau Ballet), Brother Beyond, CloudBusting (Kate Bush Experience) will be joining the line-up this
summer!!


This month, on July 15th, 16th and 17th sees the return of ‘Forever Young Festival’,
an event that brings the explosive 80’s back to life, in full neon glory. Awarded ‘Best
Line Up’ and ‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ in Ireland (2019). Forever Young 2022
promises to be one you will not forget.


Create forever memories with timeless bands from the 80’s such as headliners Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet), Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and OMD alongside an array of fellow luminaries and a star-studded lineup of over 30 original 80’s iconic artists, taking to the stage on the 15-17th July 2022. Sing along to Tiffany, Tony Hadley (formerly of Spandau Ballet), Carol Decker (T’Pau) Paul Young, Haircut 100, Wendy James, Nik Kershaw, Bananarama, Paul Carrack, In Tua Nua, Heather Small, 5 Star, The Real Thing and many many more. Including the ultimate Kate Bush Experience covers band Cloudbusting! Who will no doubt be performing the 80’s song of the summer thanks to Netflix cult series Stranger Things – ‘Running Up That Hill’!

This is a high-end adult party weekend par excellence, an unforgettable musical experience. A mixtape weekend where colleagues, friends and family can relive their youth, pull on their leg warmers and ra ra skirts, don the shoulder pads, roll up their suit sleeves along with mirrored aviator shades, and enjoy the 80’s all over again. This is a trip in a time machine, and true to their era, a classic DeLorean and Knight Rider ‘Kit’ car welcomes you at the main arena entrance. The retro gaming tent is another nostalgia fest with Space Invaders, Pac man, all the original arcade games that set the foundation of all gaming.
 

Combine the incredible experience with luxury camping, flushing toilets, on-site glamping with comfortable beds, duvets, and power to charge your devices so you can be sure to take as many photos as possible to cherish the memories, hot showers, and golf buggy lifts around the site. Forever Young strives to make your comfort and enjoyment their number one priority.

Covid has been hard on so many, it’s time to let the hair down, loosen the stress levels and get lost in the music of our favourite era. The huge site allows for a spacious layout, so bring your camping chairs and blankets! The festival is set on 900 acres, so no one needs to crowd together if they are covid wary, but it’s all in one area, no traipsing around, bring your camping chairs and enjoy the fantastic weekend in the sun.

It’s impossible to put into words, but something very special happens at Forever Young, the attendees at the inaugural event in 2019 described it as ‘a field in Kildare, that just overflowed with fun, thrills and love’. We hope to see you there! Along with our ethos of being an eco-friendly, climate-aware run event, the festival was launched solely to raise funds for a new animal welfare charity “Animal Welfare and Veterinary Care Ireland”, charity no: 20206152. All single-use plastics are fully banned on site, so the beautiful grounds stay clean, festival-goers don’t walk through a sea of waste, none of the waste goes to landfill, this is a festival with a heart and a conscience.

Day to Day breakdown: Forever Young sets out to retain its ‘Best Line up in Ireland’
status featuring: –

Day-to-day breakdown:

FRI 15 TH OF JULY –
 THE MAIN STAGE ORIGINAL ARTISTS: MARTI PELLOW / PAUL
CARRACK / THE ADVENTURES
 THE GREAT PRETENDER STAGE: GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE + THE
80’S GENERATION

SAT 16 th OF JULY –
 THE MAIN STAGE ORIGINAL ARTISTS: HOLLY JOHNSON / NIK
KERSHAW / T’PAU / HUE & CRY / THE CHRISTIANS / 5 STAR / WENDY
JAMES / JOHNNY HATES JAZZ/ LIMAHL/ THEN JERICO /UNDERTONES /
IN TUA NUA
 THE GREAT PRETENDER STAGE: QWEEN: IT’S A KINDA QUEEN /
GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE / THE JOSHUA TREE U2 TRIBUTE /
ROCKSTAR KARAOKE

SUN 17 TH OF JULY –
 THE MAIN STAGE ORIGINAL ARTISTS: OMD / BANANARAMA / TONY
HADLEY/ PAUL YOUNG / NICK HEYWARD/ HEATHER SMALL / CHESNEY
HAWKES/ TIFFANY/ THE REAL THING / BAD MANNERS/ BLOW
MONKEYS/ BRIAN DOWNEY ALIVE AND DANGEROUS / BROTHER
BEYOND/
 THE GREAT PRETENDER STAGE: CLOUDBUSTING: KATE BUSH
EXPERIENCE / QWEEN: IT’S A KINDA QUEEN / PRIMISES AND LIES:
UB40 TRIBUTE / ROCKSTAR KARAOKE
+ THE SILENT DISCO UNTIL LATE!

STARS IN THEIR EYES COMPETITION– a special feature this year is our search for
a star competition, ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ where festival attendees have sent in
audition tapes to sing with our own live Rockeoke band, Ireland boasts some of the
best voices in the business, who knows what talent we may find!

+ CHARITY SINGLE FOR UKRAINE: During the weekend Forever Young will also be
releasing a charity song for Ukraine featuring T’Pau, The Christians, Then Jerico,
Brother Beyond, Nick Heyward, Dr and the Medics, The Adventures and more. All
proceeds go to the fund for Ukraine.

+ ISPCA announced as charity partner at the Forever Young Festival 15th to 17th
July 2022: Festival founder, vet Dr Sharon Alston and her charity Animal Welfare
and Veterinary Care Ireland have joined up with the ISPCA for animal welfare
projects. The ISPCA will be at the Forever Young Festival raising vital funds so that
they can continue their work rescuing the most cruelly treated, neglected and abused
animals so come over and say hello and make a donation!

LINK TO TICKETShttps://foreveryoungfestival.ie/tickets
Official Website https://foreveryoungfestival.ie/

Follow FOREVER YOUNG FESTIVAL on social media and remember to use the
hashtag #ForeverYoung2022

Clara Byrne Announces LP ‘Handstitched’ Set To Be Released On July 8th 2022

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Clara Byrne is a socialist singer-songwriter from Bray, Ireland. Her lyrical inspiration is drawn from the world around her and she seeks solitude from the world through her music. She was surrounded by music as a child. Growing up, she was spoon-fed blues in all of its forms from Chicago to Delta and it is sonically present throughout the tapestry of the album. As are echoes of the great songwriters of the past century, such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. There has also been a strong Irish influence on her work. Fellow luminaries such as Villagers, Mick Flannery, and Lisa Hannigan have provided her with significant inspiration and have helped shape her own style. 

She has so far released three singles from ‘Handstitched’, her forthcoming debut album set to be released on July 8th. The singles have been met with a warm reception that has included airplay on RTE Radio 1 and 98fm. The new single ‘I’m Sorry’ will be released on June 17th.

UK reviewer Get In Her Ears described the single “Conflict Bound” as “a poignant reflection of the pressures and contradictions we encounter living under capitalism… (with) sincere lyrics and rich vocals”, while Indie Buddie declared her “a proficient up and coming songwriter”.

Commenting on the album Clara says: In this time we find ourselves, nothing is secure and no one is safe. The small mercies won through large sacrifices are trumped by the ever-growing gains of the 1%. Now is not the time for distraction, to be idle or to let apathy reign. Now is the time to do something; to educate ourselves, to act, even to just get angry. This album is the something I chose to do. From every lyrical line to each instrument recorded in two studios, it has all been handstitched together with care. I hope you enjoy it.

Clara graduated from BIMM Dublin with a degree in Songwriting and played all over Ireland and abroad in Berlin and San Francisco. She has supported a wealth of Irish artists including Wallis Bird, Mick Pyro (Republic Of Loose), Cathy Davey and Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy).

Her debut album Handstitched is one of her greatest achievements. The album features talented musicians from Irish bands like Thumper, Enemies and Chief Keegan. During the first lockdown, the album was completed remotely, and it has been awaiting the right moment to be released. The time has come.

Links TO SOCIALS:

FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM / SPOTIFY / TWITTER 

Gig: Fri, 8 July 2022, 20:00 – 23:00 IST @ The Workmans Cellar, 8 Essex Street East, D02 HT44 Dublin 8, Ireland link to buy tickets. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/clara-byrne-album-release-tickets-333660125417

 

 

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Forever Young Festival Announce Carol Decker/TPau Will Be Joining the Line Up This Summer!

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The best party of the Summer returns on the 15th, 16th and 17th of July in the luxurious grounds of Palmerstown House Estate, Co Kildare.

Forever Young Festival- where the 80’s comes alive is back!!!

+ BUS LINKS FROM CORK, GALWAY, WEXFORD, LIMERICK combined coach and Festival packages now available! Shuttle buses from DUBLIN & NAAS And don’t forget the HOTEL AND BUS packages, all on the website www.foreveryoungfestival.ie 

+ Carol Decker/TPau will be joining the lineup again this summer!!

This Summer see’s the return of ‘Forever Young Festival’, an event that brings the explosive 80’s back to life, in full neon glory. Awarded ‘Best Line Up’ and ‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ in Ireland (2019). Forever Young 2022 promises to be one you will not forget. Create forever memories with timeless bands from the 80’s such as headliners Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet), Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and OMD alongside an array of fellow luminaries and a star-studded line up of over 30 original 80’s iconic artists, taking to the stage on the 15-17th July 2022.  Sing along to Tiffany, Paul Young, Haircut 100, Wendy James, Nik Kershaw, Bananarama, Paul Carrack, In Tua Nua, Heather Small, 5 Star, The Boomtown Rats and many many more.

This is a high-end adult party weekend par excellence, an unforgettable musical experience. A mixtape weekend where colleagues, friends and family can relive their youth, pull on their leg warmers and ra ra skirts, don the shoulder pads, roll up their suit sleeves along with mirrored aviator shades, and enjoy the 80’s all over again. This is a trip in a time machine, and true to their era, a classic DeLorean and Knight Rider ‘Kit’ car welcomes you at the main arena entrance. The retro gaming tent is another nostalgia fest with Space Invaders, Pac man, all the original arcade games that set the foundation of all gaming.

Combine the incredible experience with luxury camping, flushing toilets, on-site glamping with comfortable beds, duvets, and power to charge your devices so you can be sure to take as many photos as possible to cherish the memories, hot showers, and golf buggy lifts around the site. Forever Young strives to make your comfort and enjoyment their number one priority.

Covid has been hard on so many, it’s time to let the hair down, loosen the stress levels and get lost in the music of our favourite era. The huge site allows for a spacious layout, so bring your camping chairs and blankets! The festival is set on 900 acres, so no one needs to crowd together if they are covid wary.  

It’s impossible to put into words, but something very special happens at Forever Young, the attendees at the inaugural event in 2019 described it as ‘a field in Kildare, that just overflowed with fun, thrills and love’.  We hope to see you there!

Along with our ethos of being an eco-friendly, climate-aware run event, the festival was launched solely to raise funds for a new animal welfare charity “Animal Welfare and Veterinary Care Ireland”, charity no: 20206152. All single-use plastics are fully banned on site, so the beautiful grounds stay clean, festival-goers don’t walk through a sea of waste, none of the waste goes to landfill, this is a festival with a heart and a conscience.

THE LINE-UP: More acts to be announced, but already Forever Young sets out to retain its ‘Best Line up in Ireland’ status featuring: –

Marti Pellow (WET WET WET) | Holly Johnson | OMD | Bananarama | Paul Young | Boomtown Rats | Paul Carrack | Alphaville | Nik Kershaw | Nick Heyward| Tiffany | Chesney Hawkes   Hot Chocolate | Trevor Horn | Five Star |  Limahl | The Undertones | John Parr | Bad Manners | Heather Small | Johnny Hates Jazz | The Blow Monkeys | In Tua Nua | The Adventures | Wendy James |  Doctor and The Medics | Brian Downeys Alive and Dangerous | TPau Carol Decker!

What people had to say about Forever Young in 2019

 “I’ve been to loads of festivals; this was just the best one ever”  

“It felt like a gathering of friends, the atmosphere was like nothing I’ve experienced”

 “I’ve never been to a festival, so I was nervous, but it was the friendliest event imaginable, people dressing up in 80’s outfits, the bands were amazing, it was truly the best weekend of my life”

LINK TO TICKETS: https://foreveryoungfestival.ie/tickets

Official Website https://foreveryoungfestival.ie/

Follow FOREVER YOUNG FESTIVAL on social media and remember to use the hashtag #ForeverYoung2022

https://www.facebook.com/ForeverYoungFestival.ie

https://twitter.com/ForeverYoung_ie

https://www.instagram.com/ForeverYoung_ie/

‘Beneath What We Become’ Announce New Music.

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Julie and Shaun, an acoustic folk duo hailing from Northern Ireland, first met after both placed separate online ads seeking other musicians to collaborate with. Immediately after meeting, their connection was instant and their understanding of one another’s musicality was obvious.

They draw influences from fellow luminaries such as PJ Harvey, Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, Grant Lee Buffalo, Aldous Harding and Mogwai. The pandemic gave the band the opportunity to evolve their collaboration and musicality. Their first track, Beneath What We Become, aims to set the tone of what you can expect, which is a sonic journey of lush melodies and vocals. 

As the melodic fingerpicking moves along, you’re taken on a journey. The Cello contributes depth and emotion, leading us to the vocals. A conversation between two souls, on a different wavelength, is reflected in these honest words. They talk about how their future will unfold as they walk together. – Shaun

In December 2021, they recorded their track ‘Beneath What We Become’ at Greene Noise Audio in Lurgan. With the help of engineer Matt Greene, they will record their debut album here. April 29th marks the release date of the new single, be sure to check out the band on their links below. 

https://beneathwhatwebecome.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/beneathwhatwebecome

https://www.instagram.com/beneathwhatwebecome/ 

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Rachael Sage Announces new Single “Revelation Ground’ and UK & Irish Tour Support for Imelda May + Solo Headline Show in Whelans Aug 31st

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“Her keen, ironic sense of humour and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter” — Billboard

Rachael Sage’s “Revelation Ground” marks a turning point in the NYC-based artist’s songwriting and production, merging her lifelong reverence for ’60’s-era folk – a la Leonard Cohen, Pete Seeger, and Simon & Garfunkel – with a weathered, hard-won perspective on the sacredness of time itself. Amidst the landscape of the pandemic, racial protest, the loss of far too many loved ones, and her own cancer experience, Sage distils bright hope and beauty from perhaps her most universal lyrics yet. With a hum-along melody that sounds like it’s existed forever, Sage’s voice achieves an intimate poignancy underscored by longtime collaborator Dave Eggar’s rhapsodic cello playing. Mixed by Grammy® Winner Andy Zulla.

Since founding her own label MPress Records two decades ago, Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums described by Goldmine Magazine as “mesmerizing…thoughtful, pensive and flush with an emotional flourish, all carefully and adeptly executed.” She has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Ani DiFranco, Beth Hart, Howard Jones, and Grammy® winners Shawn Colvin and Judy Collins – with whom she also recorded a critically-acclaimed duet of Neil Young’s “Helpless”.

After a gigging hiatus during the Covid restrictions, Rachael is looking forward to returning to the road and performing as support to Imelda May. On returning to Ireland, she commented:

I have toured Ireland several times in the past, performed at Dublin Pride, appeared several times on RTE Radio 1, and also lived and recorded my first record there in my teens while working at The Yeats Festival; in short, I’ve always had strong connections with Ireland and my time spent there definitely had a significant impact on my music…so I could not be more thrilled and honoured to be returning there to support the brilliant Imelda May!”

In addition to being a six-time Independent Music Award-winning musician and producer, Sage is also a John Lennon Contest Grand Prize winner who has released over 20 diverse albums and EPs. Sage has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, SXSW, and toured globally from Japan to Berlin with her band, The Sequins. Sage is also a visual artist and former ballet dancer who performed with the New York City Ballet. She is additionally a philanthropic advocate who has raised money for a wide range of causes, including WHY Hunger, the American Refugee Committee, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital and the National Network For Youth (NN4Y). Her 2020 album Character yielded the Billboard-charting single “Blue Sky Days”.

Sage is an artist not to be missed, in both performance and energy emitting from the music and live performances. ‘Revelation Ground’ her latest musical release can be heard below in the official music video. You can check out the gigs dates for all upcoming Irish shows. 

Irish Gig Dates: (Supporting Imelda May) + solo show at Whelan’s is August 31 (8pm doors, 8:30 show)

5/1/22 – Belfast, UK – Waterfront Hall*

5/2/22 – Derry, UK – Millennium Forum*

5/3/22 – Drogheda, IE – The TLT

5/5/22 – Galway, IE – Leisureland Theatre*

5/6/22 – Limerick, IE – University Concert Hall*

5/7/22 – Killarney, IE – INEC Arena*

5/9/22 – Cork, IE – Cork Opera House*

5/10/22 – Cork, IE – Cork Opera House*

5/11/22 – Wexford, IE – National Opera House*

5/13/22 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street*

5/14/22 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street*

5/15/22 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street*

8/31/22 – Dublin, IE – Whelans – Solo headline show

Links:

http://rachaelsage.com/

Instagram / Twitter / Facebook

 

 

Michelle Grimes Announces New Single ‘Date Night’ Set To Be Released April 15th

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Multi-instrumentalist (piano, accordion and guitar!) Michelle Grimes arrives on the scene with a voice, panache and Pop / R’n’B sensibility that instantly sets her apart from her musical peers. No stranger to the stage, Michelle has performed in Trafalgar Square to over 20,000 spectators as part of ‘Pride in London’, has sung for the King and Queen of Belgium as well as singing for The Taoiseach and the U.S Presidential party in June last year when they visited Ireland. 

“Hailing from Limerick, Grimes has emerged as one of the country’s most promising pop acts of recent memory. After the release of her first single ‘Going, Going, Gone’, Hotpress nominated Grimes alongside the likes of Dermot Kennedy and Denise Chaila for Irish artist of the year and one to watch in 2021. 

With a sound that’s already been compared to the likes of Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Dua Lipa, the Irish star-in-the-making has just announced her new single ‘Date Night’. Blending elements of pop and R n’ B, the song is the perfect soundtrack for your night out or getting ready for your night out.

Grimes comments:

I wrote this song in the height of lockdown. I just imagined my dream fantasy date night. I wanted to get dressed up and go out for dinner and cocktails.

Michelle’s debut single wowed Irish radio and she went straight onto playlists across the country from Fm104, Live95, LMFM, Corks 96 and C103 as their Select Irish Artist of the Month as well as gracing the airwaves across BBC (Track of the week), 2FM, Spin and many more. Michelle smashed it at the overall International Radio Charts in Ireland landing on the Top 20 most played Artists on Irish radio alongside Ariana, Joel Corry, Dermot Kennedy, Dua Lipa and other stars. The track reached #3 in the breakers charts on Irish radio too. 

The new single ‘Date Night’, is yet another pop anecdote from the rising artist. 

Link to Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/michellegrimesofficial/

Link to YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdoV2fOmW-XTlYIwPyY33rA

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