Sligo-born Dublin-based artist Callum Wall kicked off his career in earnest in 2021. His debut EP LIVIN’ IN LIMBO is already a cult classic within the city’s burgeoning indie scene, having amassed over 30,000 streams to date.
Recordings aside, Wall is also known for his exciting live performances. His set sparks influence from bands like the Smiths with fast guitar riffs, bands like Fleetwood Mac for their sweet melodies, and artists like Neil Young and Bob Dylan with emphasis on lyrical storytelling.
Having the guts of 50 gigs under his belt Wall has a passion for live performance.
With appearances at Wildroots Festival, De Barras in Clonakilty, Workmans Club, Grand Social, The Lighthouse, The Cellar, and gigs just about anywhere else in the capital and beyond.
Callum Wall’s short stint in operation has proved to be entirely successful and exciting.
Clonakilty’s local quartet explores the rich landscape of jazz, switching easily between the genres of swing, bepop, latin and gypsy jazz. Guitarists Matt Hart and Dónal O’Sullivan join double bassist George Hart and drummer Brian O’Higgins to create a sound that infuses classic jazz tunes with a unique improvisational style honed over years of performing together.
1, 2, 3, 4! Get ready for Ringo: Music Music, the world’s greatest music-intro-comedy-game-not-quiz. It’s bingo with bands instead of numbers, with incredible clues and sometimes incredulous jokes. Fun for all the family, it’s a hit at festivals, venues, bars and weddings. Ronan gives you the sheet and you tick them off as you go.
What do you call it when you bring a book into the toilet? Lou Reed
When the lead singer of The Police dies will we call him Stung?
What did John Lennon sing when he was very happy with this new haircut? Love Me Do
Named after the flock of pied wagtails that roost in the giant horse chestnut tree in Asna Square in the centre of Clonakilty, The Pied Wagtail Collective are a gathering of musicians, writers, and poets, from a diverse background of musical traditions and cultures.
Having been compared as Sean Nós meets American Prayer, The Pied Wagtail Collective are a spoke-sung blend of dark deeds alchemised in the witching hour before dawn.
The many awards that the collective have amassed individually include the Keats-Shelly Poetry Prize, The Moth International Poetry Prize, an International Songwriting Contest (ISC) Award, and The Listowel Writers’ Week Poetry Collection Prize.
The Water Gypsies are a 4 piece rockin’ covers band that have played all over the country to enthusiastic crowds wherever they appear..
Between the members they have a vast amount of experience, having been seen and heard either under their own names or as session musicians on National TV and Radio.. Their repertoire encompasses everything from The Beatles to Coldplay, Johnny Cash to the Clash to name just a few… Be sure not to miss them, they’re a good time band and ‘a splendid time is guaranteed for all’..
The Point of Everything is an interview series focused on Irish artists, going in-depth on the creative process, the music industry and everything in between. Hosted by Eoghan O’Sullivan, TPOE has been running since 2015, clocking up over 275 episodes and talking to new and older acts alike. Recent episodes have featured the likes of the Choice Prize-nominated Maija Sofia, Ailbhe Reddy, Murder Capital and David Kitt, hotly tipped Ezra Williams and Caoilian Sherlock, and the acclaimed Brigid Mae Power. Delving into the archives, there are interviews with James Vincent McMorrow, the Frank and Walters, Cormac Begley, Windings and hundreds of others. Eoghan was previously at Clonakilty International Guitar Festival where he talked with the Mary Wallopers.
Incorporating the imprint of Krautrock, post-punk, and psychedelia, Belfast’s Junk Drawer’s intuitively loose and idiosyncratic brand of indie rock mines anthems from their crate-digging tendencies. Featuring four multi-instrumentalists & vocalists fluid in their roles, they’re driven by the inevitable harmony and discordance that comes from the sibling creative rivalry at the helm, and remain one of the most dynamic bands you’re likely to catch live.
Junk Drawer have been played by the likes of KEXP, BBC Radio 1 & BBC 6Music, and featured in Stereogum, Paste, Bandcamp, The Quietus, Clash, So Young, and The Line Of Best Fit, amongst others. Following an early pair of self-released EPs, the band spearheaded the grassroots Irish music community with their part in regular sell-out independent vinyl compilation ‘A Litany of Failures’.
Their latest EP ‘The Dust Has Come To Stay’ came out on March 11th, 2022 on 12” recycled black vinyl via Art For Blind. Singles ‘Tears In Costa’, ‘Railroad King’ & ‘Suspended Anvil’ were acclaimed by the likes of KEXP, Brooklyn Vegan, Bandcamp, Stereogum, Nialler9 and more. They were featured in Paste Magazine & The Quietus’ Tracks of the Month, and added to playlists from the likes of Sub Pop & Spotify’s Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds Rock & Fresh Finds Indie. They have shared stages with acts like Built To Spill, Suuns, Temples, Mclusky & Jeffrey Lewis, and have toured across the UK & France on the back of their recent EP.
“Mixing the influence of Pavement with kraut and post-punk à-la Fat White Family, Junk Drawer show how to move on in style from neo-psych, despite not renouncing, subtly permeating the 7-minute jam with ethereal and lysergic vibes” So Young
“A rambling rocker travelling down winding roads of guitar” Stereogum
“Their warm, fuzzy indie-rock edge makes for a familiarity that does not sound stale. Junk Drawer is an apt name for their hodgepodge of influences, but is not an indicator of their quality in the slightest.” Paste Magazine
“Tears In Costa is a charming instrumental, winsome jangles of guitar and looping riffs, taken to the next level by Stevie Lennox’s delightfully emotive vocal. It’s hard not to get swept up.”The Quietus
Although in their nascent-years, The Fynches have a long history together. Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (frontman, producer, actor) formed a group with his friend Josh Hackett while still in primary school. Ferdia’s older brother Oisín (Villagers, Hudson Taylor) was teaching them both at the time in the ways of rock and roll and helped as they cultivated a style that was modern but harkened from another time. In college Josh met Cam Teehan and The Fynches were truly formed. With some formidable releases under their belt and many more on the way, they are a live act that is unparalleled. Their vocal harmonies echo the sounds of CSN and The Band and their performances are energetic, psychedelic and ecstatic. Formed in 2022, their 2 double A-side releases were met with critical acclaim, TV performances and radio play. They have so much more to do, stories to tell and music to make. Keep an eye out, because when The Fynches hit you, you had better hang on for dear life.
The Céilí Allstars are an exciting traditional Irish music band from Cork.
They formed from a group of friends playing the session trail in Cork city in the late nineties. Their musical style includes shades of Sliabh Luachra – where they originate from – combined with generous sprinklings of folk & country.
They’ve played residencies in some of Cork’s legendary folk venues and have also performed at festivals around the globe.
The Ceilí Allstars are: Michael O’ Sullivan – Banjo, Flor Rahilly – Guitar and Vocals, Stan O’ Sullivan – Fiddle and Lisa O’ Sullivan – Fiddle.