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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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The Vibe was a soaring Success!

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Ah its all over for another year, but what fun was had!

The lovely Nell Bryden shared the stage with Irish favourite Damien Dempsey for a rendition of Whiskey in the Jar. Which was just superb. And we have a little video of them below.

 You can find a review of the show here:  


Live at the Button Factory Dublin











The 23rd Vibe kicked off with a bang, The tribute act Renegade smashed into “Are you ready” the house was starting to fill to it’s peak with Thin Lizzy fans from every corner of the globe.. the 2009 Vibe was on it’s way, hat’s off to Smiley for this year, he out done him self as there was quite a few hard rock Lizzy Tributes on the night keeping the Thin Lizzy fans happy and the Vibe living up to it’s true cause, One act stole the night for me was Nell Bryden who came all the way from New York to play tribute to one of rock n rolls true legends, Nell started off with a fantastic version of “Massacre” as she broke the tune down to a slow moody blues tone and it went down a real treat, Nell featured later on with Damien Dempsey who ripped the roof off the house with a version of “Whiskey in the jar” as both artists never met before the show they made a great duo on stage on the night.
at the end of the night Phillip’s mother Philomena gave a wonderful speech and requested a one minute of silence as it was well respected, The proceeds on the night were split down the middle as half went to “Aware” and the other half will be used in funding a museum to the late Phil Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986).What a great night to tribute one of the best poet/singer songwriters that will never be forgotten.

Review by T.Halpin


here’s to all you Thin Lizzy fans!!

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The 23rd Vibe for Philo – takes place at the Button Factory, Temple Bar throughout the 3-4th January 09. Tickets are currently on sale through and outlets nationwide. Limited edition picture tickets from Freebird Records , Sound Cellar & Mojo’s.

It’s that time of year -so here we go again! After much deliberation, the organisers of this critically acclaimed event have finally decided that this year’s theme will be “Dancing in the Moonlight”. Virtually every major venue in Dublin has hosted the Vibe as it crosses the river Liffey from North to South and now The ’09 Vibe returns to the Button Factory from the 3rd to the 4th of January, with the Pre-Vibe, Main Event, and a repeat of the successful Matinee on the Sunday afternoon Being a weekend there will also be numerous side events, organized and impromptu, but more of that later.

We realize how little precious time there is left, and with Crimbo and the New Year Celebrations in between, January will be here before you can say “Jack Frost”…Established acts such as Elvis Costello, Sinead O’Connor, and Adam Clayton were previous special guests and created enough optimism to convince everyone that this event is one that warrants much public appeal and signifies a most entertaining event for Lizzy fans old and new. So far we know that the Lizzy Boys (Japan) are “Ready to Rock” on all three shows with a different set on each occasion, Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, MD  Brian Grace and numerous guests inc. – Matt & Phil (Tizz Lizzy), John Conlon (Thin az Lizzy), Derek Herbert (Les en Fants) Dave Mc Guinness (Lir) Colm Quirney (Q) Mark Adams, Paul Toal, Jimmy Coop, Ditch Cassidy, Robbie Bray & Ritchie Buckley and anybody else of interest and with a good idea  that props up between now and the event!

New Lady on the block – from New York City – with a brilliant Debut Album and a Top 40 single under her belt and flavour of the month with Ian Dempsey’s  Breakfast audience on Today FM – the charming Nell Bryden is also a huge Philo fan having been fascinated and inspired by his writing technique …No stranger to Ireland she has preformed to sold out shows nationwide …Welcome on board Nell , who will render a  acoustic set and  join the House Band for a ditty or two…Other Acts on the Show inc.  Emerald, who did an acoustic set some years ago but will go full- on -electric on this occasion with some interesting versions of lesser performed songs …Renegade will drop in and out over the “Happening Weekender ” with a few other bands in mind for alternative slots on each Event ,,,Spice things up and keep it interesting over the three shows would be the plan …


“Audio Visuals will be present throughout, even though it’s hard to know what to feature at this stage  as most people  have built up extensive libraries over the years …A few rarities and a few classics I’m sure will do the trick, as it will after all be the Gospel according to the Main Man that was Philip P Lynott …The Boss of Irish Rock …On a related subject – Chatting Today with original Thin Lizzy Manager -Terry O Neill he brought it to my attention that in 2011 when we are staging the climaxing 25 Vibe for Philo it will be exactly 40 years since they debuted  supporting Skid Row .at The Countdown Club ..I was present on that occasion …We might try combine our efforts to stage something spectacular , but that’s a thought for another day …Let’s get this one done and dusted first and foremost…”

(excerpt taken from $miley’s blog @ )

Finally with the present depressing global financial situation kicking inn , it’s sure going to be rough times ahead in the coming year . all the more reason why we should  all let our hair down , turn on , turn out and turn up for the Happening Weekender that is “Dancing In the Moonlight” and Vibe 09….. 

Pre Vibe – Sat, 3rd – 8 till late , Tickets at door

All Ages Matinee – Sun 4th – 2 for 3pm , 15euro inc B/F

Main Event – Sun. 4th – 7 for 8pm . 35euro inc B/F


Further Info on Event

$miley Bolger                                                                      

Event organiser                                                                  

PH: 087 2916313                                                                



Press & additional info:

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Mobile: +353 851659065

Office: 01 8253468

Skype: good.seed.records

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Nell Bryden makes irish Top 40 Chart Position after Irish Tour in Nov!

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“Nell Bryden’s unique career stemmed from an original 1952 Milton Avery painting that she found in her (impressionist painter) Father’s attic. Which she went on to auction off in the throes of debt & despair, which sold for $300,000!! Thus funding her musical career. A round trip across the world playing over 350+ shows then landed her by Blackhawk helicopter to IRAQ & KUWAIT. Where she entertained the troops and boosted morale before her safe return to the Uk’s BBC Breakfast show couch (on BBC ONE TV), with other special guests such as Enrique Iglesias, GAN WOK and Daniel Craig. Prior to that, Nell Bryden recorded with World Class producer David Kershenbaum (Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, Joan Baez) after she received a phone call from him asking her to come a record with him, saying “I haven’t felt this strongly about someone’s voice since hearing Tracy [Chapman] for the first time.” Nell took this great opportunity and now has 5 new tracks set to be added to the Stunning album “Second Time Around” (to be released in early 2009). With features in CHOICE magazine, Social & Personal Magazine, UNCUT, Q, WORD Magazine, TV slots on BBC’s Breakfast Show, Channel 6, Buzz TV, & URMUZIC -Nell Bryden is definitely building a name for herself. With a successful Radio promo tour around Ireland (BBC radio Ulster, Today FM, Clare FM, DCFM, KLCRFM, Dublin’s 98FM & Galway Bay FM), followed by a very successful tour in early November in Ireland landing her in the Irish Charts and the Single of the week on Today FM.

Nell Bryden has shared the stage with International acts like KT Tunstall & The Counting Crows, performed on the number one radio show RTE Radio 1 in Ireland with Pat Kenny and Today FM’s Ian Dempsey and has received glowing reviews from BBC Radio Presenters in the UK.  Her residency gigs at Whelan’s (Dublin) in August 2008 ENDED WITH STANDING OVATIONS BOTH NIGHTS IN A ROW!!! That’s how impressed they were! Q Magazine, UNCUT and WORD Magazine has given this lady much adoration and it’s no wonder. It’s quite clear that Nell Bryden will travel to all corners of the world to entertain. It’s what she was born to do after all… From the age of 4 she took up the piano and by the age of 9 she was a cellist. With a classical singer for a Mother and an impressionist painter for a Father- “Quite a unique offspring was bound to form”.  Her album, “Second Time Around” has been climbing the major industry trade charts for the Americana and AAA formats. “Second Time Around” is distributed by iTunes & CD Baby (and and is being licensed by MTV for their programming. “Second time around” is the leading single IS OUT NOV 25TH OFFICIALLY VIA ITUNES AND OTHER DIGITAL PLATFORMS- for public consumption. Without further ado, we bring you New York City’s most exciting export Nell Bryden. …



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Ian Whitty releases incredible album

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Ian Whitty 


Lucky caller No.9 is out form the 24th Oct in all good record stores

Already the much celebrated singles ‘Not On Your Side’ and ‘Houndstooth Shirt’ from the “FEEL GOOD ALBUM of THE AUTUMN” (Daily Star) have been receiving multiple plays on Today FM, Spin FM, WLRFM, BEAT FM, BBC Radio Ulster, Clare FM, Live 95FM, Corks 96fm and RED FM. Appearing on this year’s IMRO Tour compilation and gaining much fan base from Local and Regional press signifies a very bright future for this Rising Irish Band. Ian Whitty And The Exchange were also amongst the first acts to be selected by Alison Curtis of Today FM in her Ireland Rocks section where she gives the thumbs up to the cream of up and coming Irish Acts. And they went on to record a live version of the Bruce Springsteen classic ‘Atlantic City’ for Alison Curtis’ ‘The Last Splash’ and also won the Hotpress/Tisch video competition for “Not on your side“. (

‘The Lucky Caller No.9’ is the long awaited first full length studio album from Ian Whitty And The Exchange. The record was produced by top Irish producer Ken McHugh (Dave Kitt, Autamata) and mastered by Dave Collins in Los Angeles (Bruce Springsteen, Janes Addiction). It was recorded by Ian Whitty And The Exchange in 2007 between the legendary Connelly’s of leap in West Cork and Adda/My Sanctuary studio’s in the hills of Wicklow.

Since Ian’s emergence, he has been a highly active figure in the thriving Cork scene as well as being invited to perform with many of the luminaries of the Irish scene including Declan O Rourke, Bell X1, Josh Ritter, Damien Rice, The Frames and Roderigo y Gabriella. Ian is a songwriter who firmly believes in craft and in always placing substance over style. He is most often praised for his distinctive vocal delivery and lyricism that manages to be urgent, humorous and razor sharp without ever sacrificing the storytelling that underpins his songs. We give you a very promising act to feast your ears upon in Ian Whitty & the Exchange.


Oct. 15th The Pavilion in Cork, (ALBUM LAUNCH),

Nov 6th Dolans Limerick (Upstairs)

Nov 7th Whelan’s, Dublin (upstairs), Nov 9th Roisin Dubh, Galway

Ian is also doing the full tour support for the incredible Irish breakthrough band FRED in NOV.


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Nell Bryden winning over the Irish!!

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Good morning to you!

Miss Nell Bryden – New Yorks most beautiful export, and Ireland’s new queen of rag time & modern Dixie has yet again won over the Irish public in her most recent visit in Ireland. And she istill here (until 30th Sept). Receiving a warm welcome from Ian Dempsey and his morning crew on Wednesday the 24th, Nell Bryden received overwhelming amounts of emails and texts into the show on her performance of the classic Elvis song, as requested by Ian Dempsey. Later that night a performance in The Globes “ Song Room” landed her on stage performing an explosive set with her trusty acoustic guitar, leaving the room hammering on the floor for one more tune! before she sold out all her merchandise!

Nell then recorded a very special version of “Bob the builder” for Ian Dempsey & the breakfast crew. (as aired on the show today)Showing Nell’s Witty humour and fondness for all at the Breakfast show for all their amazing support.  But that’s not all- Nell is filming for Channel 6’s pop scene today, and is on Dublin’s 98FM Friday Night Show tonight @ 11pm. Before setting off to KLCRFM tomorrow, where she will also be in WLRFM and CLARE FM over the weekend, finishing up in BBC Radio Ulster on the Alan Simpson show at 3pm on Monday! so if you are in earshot of the radio, turn it up as you do not want to miss out on this glamorous lady that will no doubt win you all over with her beautiful voice and alluring songs.

Nell Bryden is over in Ireland again in NOVEMBER (from the 1st to the 6th) where she supports BELLX1 in the Boglane Theatre in Ballymahon, before she plays a headline in The Stables in Mullingar on the same night on the 1st NOV and in Cyprus Avenue on the 3rd. Nell also plays her own headline in Whelans, Dublin on the 5th NOV, Do not miss out on the opportunity to see this spectacular live performance!!
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