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Claps, Clicks & Whistles #14

A few months ago, I made a bad joke about featuring a record by whistler-in-chief Roger Whittaker on these pages, only to be rather taken aback by several requests to actually post something by him. 393 more words

Claps, Clicks & Whistles

Irish gigs round-up

KATIE KIM & CRASH ENSEMBLE, Grand Social, Dublin, tomorrow.
Katie Kim’s 2016 album Salt was one of last year’s highlights, earning a Choice Prize nomination for its haunting ambient folk, full of raw emotion and droning electronics. 471 more words

Weekly Gigs

DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS – " This Is What She’s Like "

Cementing his reputation as one of pop’s greatest contrarians, Dexys’ Kevin Rowland reacted to the huge success of Come On Eileen and Too-Rye-Ay by composing this whopper for belated follow-up album… 89 more words


Park Point

I’m going to really enjoy this one because of two things. Firstly, it involves an annotated map and it isn’t every day you get to annotate a map. 1,095 more words


Rebel yell: how the Irish dominated British rock music

From The Beatles to The Pogues, Oasis and The Smiths, musicians of Irish descent played a key role in UK scene, writes Johnny Rogan.

British pop music has been celebrated around the world for decades and rightly so.  135 more words