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Good Stuff: Bleeding Heart Pigeons

15 January 2014 by musiclimerick, No Comments

NEW video from Bleeding Heart Pigeons for ‘Visiting Myself In Hospital’ with lyrics.
Stunning, simple as that. Stop whatever you’re doing, watch this. Thank me later!

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Video clip: The Hitchers live at Seoda Shows in Bourkes

31 October 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

A live video of Limerick band The Hitchers playing ‘You can only love someone so much but you can hate them all the way to Hell’ made by Shane Serrano.

CD launch for Limerick’s Ger Costelloe

30 October 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

LIMERICK singer/songwriter Ger Costelloe is long established on the city’s live music circuit having played in The Outfit and The O’Malley’s but surprisingly is only now releasing his debut album. As well as those legendary Limerick bands, Ger has written songs for Christy Moore and contributed to soundtracks to two movies made by the McCourt Brothers.

Ger Costelloe’s album is called ‘Letting in Water’. A solo album is every sense of the word, Ger has written, produced, engineered and played all the instruments on this debut and provided all vocals. Even the cover artwork is taken from a Ger Costelloe original painting.

Ger explained, this week, his reasons for taking on every aspect of preparing ‘Letting in Water’. Not always happy with previous recordings he had made and instead of blaming factors that were outside of his control, this record had to be done completely on his own terms.

“What I said this time is that I’m going to do it all and if people don’t like it it is because of the way I do it. I couldn’t be looking for excuses in that situation.”


The reactions so far have been great. ‘Letting in Water’ has been getting radio play and attention in New York and Florida. Speaking from New York Malachy McCourt has described the album as “One of sheer genius throughout. From the composition to the performance to the cover art. A wonderful piece of work”.

The catalyst for Ger having the confidence to take on the album as a solo project came from his work on the soundtracks on two films. Ger composed the soundtrack for the HBO film, The McCourts of New York, a documentary about the family that inspired Angela’s Ashes, and another for a documentary film produced by local NYPD officer Conor McCourt entitled ‘4 Cops’.

“Working on the soundtracks was a brilliant discipline for me. It gave me the confidence to pick up other instruments and record them. When you are doing a score for an independent film you can’t afford to have a seven or eight piece band doing the music with you. You have to do it your self to a large degree.”

All this informed the making of ‘Letting in Water’ for Costelloe who by then had become somewhat disillusioned with performing live.

“It helped me with arranging songs. I worked for hours and hours, weeks and months on my own. I had no input from anybody, occasionally Peter or Brian from the O’Malley’s would drop in to give support and encouragement.”

Ger is over three decades playing music. He sang and played guitar in The Outfit in the early 1980’s. The reggae influenced band quickly established a fanbase leading to two single releases on The Scoff Record Label. He is part of the O’Malley’s since 1987. Described by Ger as, “a cross between The Mothers of Invention and The Grateful Dead”, an O’Malley’s gig is more than just a gig, it is an event that leads to a huge outbreak of nostalgia in the city every time they reunite for a show.

“The O’Malleys are a tonic for anybody to play with. Its like returning to the well to get water again, I love it. We never know where Peter will take you. He just gets his hand on the wheel of the boat and off we go. Its great fun.”

Letting in Water030For the launch of ‘Letting in Water’ in Dolan’s Ger will be joined by James Hanley on keyboards, Ingo Mamsak on guitars and vocals, Mike Moriarty on acoustic and electric guitars, Mike Quinn on bass guitar and cellist Dee Cussen.

The album will be available at the gig and includes ‘The Dying Soldier’ which was recorded by Christy Moore on his best selling ‘Ride On’ album in 1984. The endorsement of Christy Moore for this young songwriter at the time was, “a huge boost, for my own self belief”, remembers Ger. “If he thinks one of my songs is good enough to record, maybe there is a couple more in there that are good enough to record.”

Twelve of those songs that were “good enough to record” appear on this album. ‘Letting in Water’ is a collection of Ger’s personal experiences, the people he has met and his opinions on materialism today and the honesty and openness of youth that becomes hardened with age and starts Letting in Water.

Ger Costelloe launches his CD ‘Letting in Water’ this Friday night November 1 in Dolan’s.

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The Hitchers reunite for Quinn’s ‘Recess’

24 October 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

LIMERICK band Theme Tune Boy launch their new video ‘Recess’ featuring dozens of brave Limerick citizens who lent their lip syncing skills at the recent video shoot at The Music Hub.

Theme Tune Boy is the most recent incarnation of Niall Quinn (drummer/songwriter with The Hitchers). TTB’s debut album The Return of the Living Dead was released in Spring 2013 to great reviews. The band will play a full set and record another video on the night before making way for 90’s punk rockers The Hitchers who have come together for the night to do their first show in five years.

The Hitchers released two albums and a slew of singles/ EPs in the late ‘90s. The Limerick band came to the attention of legendary BBC DJ John Peel who championed the bands debut UK release ‘It’s All Fun and Games ‘Til Someone Loses An Eye’. The ‘Strachan/ You Can Only Love Someone’ double A-side single featured in Peel’s Festive 50 songs of 1997.

Though The Hitchers officially de-mobbed in 2001 they have occasionally reformed for one-off shows and media interest in the band is rekindled pretty much biennially around the time of World Cups and European Championships, which recently led to The Guardian readers voting their song ‘Strachan’, dedicated to the current Scotland manager, “the greatest football song ever”.

The Hitchers and Theme Tune Boy play Seoda Shows, Bourke’s Bar on Sunday October 27. Ticketholders are entitled to a free Hitchers or Theme Tune Boy CD or vinyl of choice on the night while stocks last.

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Good Stuff:Dead Red Light

23 October 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments


New video from Limerick’s Dead Red Light:
Dead Red Light have released a video for the rifftastic indie stomper ‘Out Of Time’. The track was recorded. produced and mixed at Lakeland Studios and mastered at Limerick’s Wav Mastering.
The video made by inSight vp Contains Flashing Images and Strobing, which may cause seizures to those affected by certain conditions. For anyone else it is time to rock out to Dead Red Light’s gaudy anthem

The band plays college night D.I.E on Hallowe’en Thursday October 31 in Dolan’s

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Limerick band Leading Armies get serious

11 October 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments
Limerick band Leading Armies will launch their debut LP called ‘Let’s Get Serious’ with a live show this weekend. They will be joined on stage by The Markevin Light Orchestra recreating the 17-strong ensemble that rocked Dolan’s Warehouse at their last gig during the Summer

Limerick band Leading Armies will launch their debut LP called ‘Let’s Get Serious’ with a live show this weekend. They will be joined on stage by The Markevin Light Orchestra recreating the 17-strong ensemble that rocked Dolan’s Warehouse at their last gig during the Summer, promising an even bigger show featuring more musicians, brighter ideas and their long-play debut release which will be available for free.

It has been an eventful couple of years for the six-piece who formed on Christmas Day 2011 in singer Glen Scully’s house after getting together for a party. The promises made together at that impromptu music session were not forgotten and Dave Hinchy (guitar), Mike Hogan (guitar), Cein Daly (bass), Conor Ryan (keys) and Noel Mooney (drums) have bonded into a tight musical unit. The band played anywhere that would have them and attendances improved for every show.

With influences as diverse as Fleet Foxes and ELO, it is hard to pin down their sound but with a strong stage presence, fine musicianship and a party atmosphere at the shows, the Leading Armies ability to command large audiences is not in doubt. Guitarist Dave Hinchy feels the band has benefited from their large circle of friends that come out to support at gigs. “We enjoy playing so much and that translates to the crowd and we encourage constructive feedback so we can progress as a band. We have loads of friends and that is half the crowd that turn up. People are on our side and everyone has been so helpful to us since we started.”

Leading Armies and The Markevin Light Orchestra recorded two tracks at Dance Limerick at St. John’s Church. Both tracks are available on YouTube
Leading Armies and The Markevin Light Orchestra recorded two tracks at Dance Limerick at St. John’s Church. Both tracks are available on YouTube
Leading Armies were winners of band competition Indie Week 2012 in Dublin, their first performance outside Limerick. Part of the prize for that win was flights to headline the Canadian leg of the festival last October. “Going to Canada was a real kick up the arse for the band, it made us realise that we could achieve something with Leading Armies. The feedback we got over there was exceptional. It gave us the motivation to try and make it and that is what we have been trying to do,” says Dave.

Leading Armies recorded a track in Revolution Recording Studios in Toronto by producer Rob DeVito which appears on the new release. The band has not stopped working since returning home. They recorded in Bishop’s Palace Studio’s Limerick produced by Owen Lewis; in Temple Lane Studios, Dublin and filmed two tracks played live with no overdubs at Daghda Space, former Church of St John of the Cross. Tracks from these sessions will be available on the new LP, ‘Let’s Get Serious’.

The recent performances in John’s Square were accompanied by The Markevin Light Orchestra and are now on YouTube. The two tracks show how much Leading Armies has progressed as a band. Backed by ten musicians on strings, percussion, brass and backing vocals, Dave says, “Those performances have been the best fun and the best musical experience all of us have had so far. It was fantastic getting to work with all those musicians, most of them from Limerick.”

The short films are a wonderful snapshot of a band in progression and the high quality of Limerick creativity in capturing these moments. The videos were directed and edited by Shane Serrano, sound recording by Dave O’Brien, helped by large video and audio crews.

‘Lets Get Serious’ is the new LP featuring six tracks that capture the band’s finest moments in the last 12 months. The release will be available for free as a download only on Bandcamp.com. Details of how to get your copy will become clear at the gig in Dolan’s.

Leading Armies decided against a release on CD as, “we did not want to charge our fans to listen to our music. In this day and age I don’t think we should have to pay for music, music is creative, a song can change your entire life, we feel we should be able to give that away for free for as long as we can,” Dave concludes.

Leading Armies launch their new LP ‘Let’s Get Serious’ this Friday October 11 in Dolan’s. The Markevin Light Orchestra will join them on stage and support comes from She’s a Beauty and Emma Langford.

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Morrissey’s guitarist in conversation and in the mix in Limerick

10 October 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

GUITARIST/ producer Boz Boorer will take part in a public interview with Dr Eoin Devereux in University of Limerick, before playing a DJ set later that night in Dolan’s.

Boz Boorer is best known for his work founding the new wave rockabilly group the Polecats and later for his work as co-writer, guitarist and musical director with Morrissey a position he has held for the last 22 years.

The Polecats had hits in the ‘80s with ‘Rockabilly Guy’ and ‘Jeepster’ on Mercury Records. Since joining Morrissey’s band, Boorer co-wrote ‘Speedway’, ‘Now my Heart is Full’ and ‘I’m Throwing my Arms Around Paris’ with the ex-Smiths icon. Boz has performed and recorded with a vast list of major artists including David Bowie, Imelda May and Adam Ant.

Dr. Eoin Devereux, the man behind Morrissey and Bowie symposia at the University, will interview Boz about his life, interspersed with live solo performances of some of Boz’s most recognisable and influential work. Later Boz will play his DJ set in Dolan’s.

Boz Boorer will be in conversation with Dr. Eoin Devereux at Tower Theatre, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at 1pm and will be on the decks for a DJ set in Dolan’s from 11pm on Friday October 11. Admission is free to both events.

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Song for Arthurs Day

26 September 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

COMPOSED by Chris Kavanagh & The Patriots, ‘To Arthur’ celebrates Arthurs Day today Thursday September 26. Chris Kavanagh performs his show ‘Legend of Luke Kelly Dubliner’ on Friday October 4 @Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

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Limerick gig for Bombay Bicycle Club

11 September 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

Bombay Bicycle Club


THE London band just recorded their fourth album. The Irish tour begins in Dolan’s where Bombay Bicycle Club will, “whip these new songs into shape as well as play the old ones.”
Bombay Bicycle Club play Dolan’s on Wednesday November 11.

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Good Stuff: Chrysalis by Crayonsmith

7 August 2013 by musiclimerick, No Comments

THIS is the new video from Crayonsmith. It’s for the song ‘Chrysalis’ which appears on Milk Teeth, the third Crayonsmith album that will be released on LP and digital on October 18. Crayonsmith began as the project of Dubliner, Ciarán Smith. The band is now a three piece, Ciarán is now joined by Richie O’Reilly (Guilty Optics) and Wayne Dunlea (ex Waiting Room).
Crayonsmith play Out on a Limb’s 10th Anniversary Party in Dolan’s this Saturday August 10.

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