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#Live Music

# live-music - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume
# Reopening Rules
# Reopening Rules

'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume

Updated Oct 20th 2021, 3:00 PM 37,390 Views 37 Comments
  • It was confirmed yesterday that nightclubs will be allowed to reopen as planned this Friday, 22 October.
  • However, sectoral guidance is still being developed for the industry.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he accepts that the sector "need clarity".

# live-music - Monday 6 September, 2021

'People are dying to dance': Entertainment industry gears up as restrictions on live music ease
# Let's Dance
# Let's Dance

'People are dying to dance': Entertainment industry gears up as restrictions on live music ease

Sep 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,107 Views 16 Comments
  • Those working in the sector have already seen an increase in demand since the government announcement, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • The industry has said the PUP should continue to be available for workers in the industry until they can return to full employment.

# live-music - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Poll: What are you most looking forward to once all Covid-19 restrictions are lifted?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What are you most looking forward to once all Covid-19 restrictions are lifted?

Sep 2nd 2021, 9:40 AM 32,381 Views 84 Comments

The final restrictions are due to be eased in the next two months.

# live-music - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet live event reps next week as pressure mounts to reopen entertainment sector
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet live event reps next week as pressure mounts to reopen entertainment sector

Aug 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,051 Views 5 Comments

Government has said it will follow through with its commitments to provide a comprehensive plan for the sector.

# live-music - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Donnelly says all restrictions should be gone by Christmas, Holohan says he hopes 'much sooner'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Donnelly says all restrictions should be gone by Christmas, Holohan says he hopes 'much sooner'

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 3:15 PM 49,401 Views 61 Comments

Cabinet will meet next week to sign off on a reopening plan.

# live-music - Friday 20 August, 2021

Nialler9: The live events industry remains in lockdown, while the government now lobbies itself
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Nialler9: The live events industry remains in lockdown, while the government now lobbies itself

Aug 20th 2021, 11:00 PM 22,853 Views 32 Comments

DJ and music writer Niall Byrne (Nialler9) says the music industry has been treated as an afterthought by Government.

# live-music - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Seven in 10 people think live outdoor music events should go ahead this year
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Seven in 10 people think live outdoor music events should go ahead this year

Aug 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 15,385 Views 44 Comments
  • The majority of people think live music events should go ahead this year, according to a new opinion poll
  • Three in 10 people disagree, citing concerns about Covid-19
  • Younger people are more likely to think concerts should take place, Órla Ryan writes

# live-music - Friday 6 August, 2021

Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication
# Live Music
# Live Music

Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication

Aug 6th 2021, 5:36 PM 13,615 Views 21 Comments

“We were told that there would be no further restrictions lifted until September.”

# live-music - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector
# Live Music
# Live Music

Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 2:15 PM 18,228 Views 51 Comments
  • Laois County Council yesterday refused to grant a licence to Electric Picnic.
  • Organisers of the festival say ticket-holders will be contacted over the next week.
  • Give Us the Night group wrote to government members calling for non-socially distanced trial events next month.

# live-music - Saturday 24 July, 2021

First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK
# Live Music
# Live Music

First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK

Jul 24th 2021, 2:41 PM 29,169 Views 37 Comments

40,000 people are in attendance this weekend.

# live-music - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry
# Live Music
# Live Music

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:22 PM 10,975 Views 10 Comments

Up to 100 demonstrators took part in a protest in Dublin calling for a commitment from the government to reopen the sector.

# live-music - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Electric Picnic creators awarded nearly half a million euro for live summer events
# For The Books
# For The Books

Electric Picnic creators awarded nearly half a million euro for live summer events

Jun 15th 2021, 7:16 PM 16,627 Views 3 Comments

Music, theatre and spoken-word events – plus a musical at Tayto Park – are receiving funding through live performance scheme.

# live-music - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'
# Live Music
# Live Music

Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'

May 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,565 Views 44 Comments
  • The chair of the Musicians' Union of Ireland has described the latest guidance as "outrageous", write Orla Dwyer and Christina Finn.
  • Government sources have indicated that the Fáilte Ireland guidelines could be modified during the summer.
  • Minister Catherine Martin said every restriction is guided by public health advice.

# live-music - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced
# Arts
# Arts

€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced

Sep 9th 2020, 7:54 PM 21,181 Views 7 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin announced the measures this evening.

# live-music - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

'It was literally a dump': The stories behind 3 of Ireland's unlikeliest music venues
# Live In Concert
# Live In Concert

'It was literally a dump': The stories behind 3 of Ireland's unlikeliest music venues

Jul 18th 2018, 4:44 PM 16,897 Views 2 Comments

A quarry, a church, and a barbershop? Yep, some of the best places to catch live music around the country.

# live-music - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

"Curb your expectations and just run with it" - Joseph Panama from Overhead, The Albatross on Irish festivals
# Sponsored
# Sponsored

"Curb your expectations and just run with it" - Joseph Panama from Overhead, The Albatross on Irish festivals

Aug 4th 2015, 7:15 PM 2,845 Views 2 Comments

We chatted to the bassist from the six-piece, who you can catch at festivals all summer.

# live-music - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Two Irish guys have invented a Shazam-style app for live music
# Who's That Band
# Who's That Band

Two Irish guys have invented a Shazam-style app for live music

Jun 14th 2015, 9:30 AM 9,128 Views 12 Comments

Ever seen a band at a festival and forgotten their name? This will help.

# live-music - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Open thread: What's the best gig you've ever seen in Ireland?
# Your Shout
# Your Shout

Open thread: What's the best gig you've ever seen in Ireland?

Apr 19th 2015, 8:00 PM 26,290 Views 259 Comments

The people need to know…

# live-music - Thursday 18 December, 2014

The Pav is back! And it's got a new name...
# Cork
# Cork

The Pav is back! And it's got a new name...

Dec 18th 2014, 6:12 PM 19,110 Views 13 Comments

…It’s ‘The Pav’.

# live-music - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Open thread: What are your favourite memories from Ireland's best venues?
# Live Music Awards
# Live Music Awards

Open thread: What are your favourite memories from Ireland's best venues?

Feb 2nd 2014, 6:30 PM 15,870 Views 77 Comments

Whelans, the Set Theatre, the Roisín Dubh, and the Pavilion are among the venues battling it out for an IMRO award – and you can help pick the winner.

# live-music - Thursday 30 January, 2014

These videos make 2fm's Beat on the Street look like the most fun ever
# Beat On The Street
From The Daily Edge
# Beat On The Street

These videos make 2fm's Beat on the Street look like the most fun ever

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 4,954 Views 0 Comments

Can’t we go back to those halcyon days?

# live-music - Monday 9 December, 2013

Arcade Fire will be playing Marlay Park next year
# Live Music
From The Daily Edge
# Live Music

Arcade Fire will be playing Marlay Park next year

Dec 9th 2013, 4:00 PM 1,437 Views 5 Comments

They’ll be joined by the Pixies. Excited yet?

# live-music - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

6 things that are better later From The Daily Edge

6 things that are better later

Nov 12th 2013, 12:55 PM 32,926 Views 15 Comments

We’re up all night to get lucky.

# live-music - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Who are Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and how are they selling out two nights at the O2?
# Macklewho?
From The Daily Edge
# Macklewho?

Who are Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and how are they selling out two nights at the O2?

May 14th 2013, 11:43 AM 4,786 Views 2 Comments

Lads, they have a song called Irish Celebration.

# live-music - Saturday 29 September, 2012

PHOTOS: thousands attend London's annual tattoo convention
# Inked
# Inked

PHOTOS: thousands attend London's annual tattoo convention

Sep 29th 2012, 8:45 AM 9,298 Views 14 Comments

Miami Ink and NYC Ink star Ami James is the weekend’s star attraction.