#video Fall Dogs – ‘Waving at Magpies’

22 July 2015 by musiclimerick, No Comments

FALL Dogs are John Steel on guitar and vocals, Ross Brennan on keyboards, guitar and vocals, Bryan Healy on bass and Ian McNamara on drums and joined by Siobhan O’Brien on vocals for this new track. Perhaps better known here in Limerick as Tumbledown, the band had a change of moniker this year as there is an American band with the same name.
The new single and video ‘Waving at Magpies’ sees the band reunite with video maker Shane Serrano to produce another homegrown gem. Shane also filmed the group’s debut single ‘Chink in my Armour’ in 2013.
‘Waving at Magpies’ is a brooding anthem riding on a sweet groove from Healy and McNamara with a chorus of “never gonna be happy / never gonna stop hoping”.
The video was shot on location around Limerick city and features a star turn from actor Kevin Kiely as a man living with every phobia and superstition. Conceived by John Steele and Serrano, could there possibly be a “happy ever after” ending for Kiely’s character in this video? See Fall Dogs – ‘Waving at Magpies’ on www.musiclimerick.com.
The single is out now on iTunes with an accompanying track called ‘This Town’.

‘Smells like Nirvana’ with Paradox & Screenreader

16 April 2015 by musiclimerick, No Comments

CORK based alternative rockers Paradox and Screenreader are back on tour with a full set of Nirvana classics.
Nirvana exploded into the mainstream in 1991 with ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. But weks before that Nirvana kicked off their European Tour in Cork in August at Sir Henry’s supporting Sonic Youth. Although Nirvana’s success and Kurt’s life was short lived they left behind a legacy of music, 3 full length studio albums, B-sides and much more which will be recreated by the two Cork acts.
Not just a Nirvana tribute, 2014 saw Paradox back in the studio recording their latest album ‘Chapters’. As the album name suggests this is the next chapter in the band’s history with many songs reflecting chapters in the band member’s lives.
‘Smells like Nirvana’ with Paradox & Screenreader will celebrate the legacy of grunge’s brightest lights this Friday April 17 at Cobblestone Joes playing Nirvana classics from Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero and beyond.


Rodrigo y Gabriela to play only Irish show at Limerick’s Big Top

1 April 2015 by musiclimerick, No Comments

ACOUSTIC guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela return to Ireland this Summer for a one off exclusive Irish show playing Live at the Big Top at Limerick Milk Market. It has been seven years since Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero played in Limerick, Neil Dolan of Dolan’s Warehouse told Limerick Post newspaper,
“I’m delighted to welcome Rodrigo y Gabriela back to Limerick, we have been chasing them to play the Big Top for a few years and are ecstatic that they will play an exclusive date with us.”
During an eight year stay in Dublin the duo, originally from Mexico, forged a career from busking Metallica covers bossa nova style in the streets to filling venues throughout the country. Their exciting, intricate instrumental duets make Rodrigo y Gabriela a “must see” show, a musical tour de force that has to be experienced live to be fully appreciated.
Rodrigo y Gabriela will play Live at the Big Top, Limerick Milk Market on Monday July 13. Tickets available at www.dolans.ie and ticketmaster outlets nationwide from Thursday April 2.

Dolan’s is IMRO Irish Venue of the year, UCH takes the Munster award

4 February 2015 by musiclimerick, No Comments

Hozier at Dolan's, IMRO Irish Music Venue of the Year

LIMERICK venue Dolan’s won the IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Award at the annual IMRO event held in Dublin last night. Limerick’s University Concert Hall won the Best Munster Venue award.
The awards are presented annually by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) in recognition of music venues that provide the very highest standards in live music entertainment. Over 10,000 members of the Irish Music Rights Organisation voted for their favorite music venues. Vicar Street was Dublin’s Best Venue while Electric Picnic was Live Music Festival of the Year. The event featured live performances from Jack O’Rourke, Lethal Dialect and The Minutes.

Music Generation’s Voices

27 January 2015 by musiclimerick, No Comments

THE Limerick Music Generation project will hold a concert which will be streamed worldwide from the city this Tuesday night.
Music Generation’s Boris Hunka explained, “The event is the second in Music Generation’s Limerick Voices series, and follows the success of a similar event last November which involved music on three stages, streamed live to a worldwide audience, that event drew instant responses from New York, Dubai and Sydney.”
The event in November featured teenagers from Music Generation’s songwriting programme, the live event next week however will bring the cream of Limerick’s music scene centerstage. Footage from both concerts will form the foundation for the ‘Limerick Voices Archive’ which promises to be an online, ongoing repository of multi-generational, multi-genre creative expression.
The line-up is a powerful array of local singers, spoken word artists and instrumentalists. They include Kat Turner, Stephen Ryan (Windings, Giveamanakick), God Knows, Glen Scully (Leading Armies), Diane Daly (Irish Chamber Orchestra), Naïve Ted, Ciara Meade, David, James and Ann Blake (Brad Pitt Light Orchestra), Murli, Peter Hanagan, Patrick O’Brien (Windings, Last Days of Death Country), Lisa Bourke, Anthony Monaghan (Protobaby), Bart Kiely Denise Chaila and Boris Hunka.
As last time there will be three stages, allowing the different songs to seamlessly link, and the gig will be streamed live.
Music Generation’s Limerick Voices happens on Tuesday January 27 at Limerick School of Art and Design. The event will be streamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWYzUdyT4sE

#newmusic ControlFreak – Waterdance

8 December 2014 by musiclimerick, No Comments

Straight out of the traps on this Monday morning, Dublin band ControlFreak have released their anti-water charges anthem, Waterdance (In the Jar). And it rocks … Enjoy.

The Waterboys to play Limerick

7 October 2014 by musiclimerick, No Comments

MIKE Scott and the Waterboys will play Limerick for the first time in over 10 years bringing a show that reflects every part of the band’s 30 year career. The Waterboys were formed in 1983 by Mike Scott and found their audience with their “Big Music”, powerful live performances and majestic rock albums such as A Pagan Place and This Is The Sea, which included their biggest hit The Whole Of The Moon.

After the recruitment of Irish fiddle maestro Steve Wickham, still part of the line-up, the band created their million-selling Fisherman’s Blues album in Ireland on which Scott’s songwriting was merged with traditional Irish music and country.

The Waterboys play Live at the Big Top, Limerick Milk Market on Wednesday December 3.

Missing photography equipment

2 October 2014 by musiclimerick, No Comments

LIMERICK photographer / filmmaker Shane Serrano has launched an appeal for the return of his valuable camera equipment which has been missing since last Saturday October 27.

A large black luggage-style carry case with an extendable handle and wheels was left in the boot of a taxi on the night of Saturday Sept 27 shortly before 4am. The Taxi was flagged down from the Dock Road by Dolans, and was taken to Russell Court, Dooradoyle.

The bag is a black Naneu Urban Gear U220, and has a bright orange lining. Among the contents of the bag are a Nikon D800 Camera, a Nikon D600 Camera Body with a small piece of black duct tape holding down the on-camera-flash and an Ego Liquid Camera.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Shane at 086 3443657 or Garda Sgt. Larry Glavin (Roxboro) at 061 214340.

Great interview with WavMastering’s Richard Dowling

18 September 2014 by musiclimerick, No Comments

Richard-Dowling WAV Mastering

Great interview with WavMastering’s Richard Dowling by Stuart Clarke is available again on Hot Press Website.


Horslips after 35 years Live at the Big Top

14 August 2014 by musiclimerick, No Comments

by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie

IT was 35 years since Horslips had played in Limerick. There was a wry smile on the face of Limrock legend Johnny Fean as he launched into the opening chords of ‘King of the Fairies’ in front of a huge crowd at Limerick Milk Market. Fans who had been around to witness Horslips at their regular gigs in the Savoy in the seventies mixed with the younger ones (anyone under 40!!), all sharing the experience of the band who ended back in 1980 after more than 2000 gigs and ten albums in ten years.

The set included ‘Furniture’ from their debut album; it still sounded as vital and relevant today as it did when Horslips played it at their first gig in Limerick at the Confraternity Centre in 1972. The band found their swagger as trad/ prog rock pieces from early albums ‘The Táin’ and ‘The Book of Invasions’ delighted the crowd. It was all smiles from Jim Lockhart, Barry Devlin, Charles O’Connor, Johnny Fean with new drummer Ray Fean (Johnny’s younger brother) grinning and waving to his friends, looking like he had won his place with the Irish rock legends as a prize! In reality he is one of the country’s foremost session drummers, and by then everyone in Milk Market knew they were part of something quite special.

The players gave this show 110 per cent effort, this was Horslips revisiting their 1970s’ best. As the guitar riff from ‘Sword of Light’ burned through the night air, the intensity grew and Johnny Fean rose to the occasion. This was a Limrock legend bringing Horslips to his hometown for the first time in decades. His guitar playing and vocals were immense as he led the band on the home stretch with ’I’ll Be Waiting’ and ‘Trouble with a Capital T’ and the epic show closer, ‘Dearg Doom’. An encore of ‘Loneliness’ and Johnny Kidd’s ‘Shakin’ All Over’ sent the crowd home happy.

Your reviewer wore out the grooves of Horslips 1980 release ‘Belfast Gigs’ as a kid. Too young in the ’70s to go to gigs, I got to raise my hands and chant Horslips to my childhood heroes at a live show for the very first time. After waiting 35 years, please don’t leave it so long the next time!