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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: April 7-13

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

MUSIC

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

Waiheke

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