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# music - Friday 19 November, 2021

Mick Rock, 'the man who shot the 70s', has died aged 72
# Mick Rock
# Mick Rock

Mick Rock, 'the man who shot the 70s', has died aged 72

Nov 19th 2021, 3:59 PM 25,399 Views 10 Comments

Rock developed an interest in photography while at university, shooting local gigs.

# music - Monday 18 October, 2021

Elvis drummer Ronnie Tutt dies aged 83
# RIP
# RIP

Elvis drummer Ronnie Tutt dies aged 83

Oct 18th 2021, 12:27 PM 15,178 Views 7 Comments

Tutt drummed for Elvis Presley with the TCB Band from 1969 until 1977.

# music - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime

Oct 16th 2021, 8:30 AM 17,959 Views 30 Comments

As they prepare for the 2021 Top 8 Street Dance Battle, Tobi Omoteso and Deborah O’Connor explain what hip-hop culture means to them.

# music - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Varadkar criticised for attending music festival in London on Electric Picnic weekend
# Mighty Hoopla
# Mighty Hoopla

Varadkar criticised for attending music festival in London on Electric Picnic weekend

Updated Sep 5th 2021, 12:03 PM 112,859 Views 343 Comments

A spokeswoman said the Tánaiste is currently in the UK “on private time, where such events are allowed”.

# music - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Abba have just released new music for the first time in 40 years - have a listen
# Mamma Mia
# Mamma Mia

Abba have just released new music for the first time in 40 years - have a listen

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 6:37 PM 128,640 Views 48 Comments

The new album, Voyage, will be released on 5 November.

# music - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Concerts, Communions and the return to offices: The key dates for lifting Covid restrictions
# Covid19
# Covid19

Concerts, Communions and the return to offices: The key dates for lifting Covid restrictions

Aug 31st 2021, 6:39 PM 113,521 Views 80 Comments
  • The Taoiseach announced four key dates, with all restrictions on events and indoor activities lifted from 22 October.
  • In September indoor events and entertainment venues will be subject to capacity limits.
Gigs to return next week with 60% indoor limit - but no full return of nightclubs until late October
# Live Events
# Live Events

Gigs to return next week with 60% indoor limit - but no full return of nightclubs until late October

Aug 31st 2021, 6:27 PM 20,680 Views 8 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed details of the next phase of reopening society in a speech this evening.

# music - Friday 27 August, 2021

Opinion: How Charlie Watts infused one of the greatest rock bands with jazz
# Rolling Stones
# Rolling Stones

Opinion: How Charlie Watts infused one of the greatest rock bands with jazz

Aug 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 10,397 Views 13 Comments

Professor of music Victor Coelho looks at the Rolling Stones drummer, who died this week.

# music - Monday 23 August, 2021

Minister wants indoor arts and dance classes back in September in line with schools reopening
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Minister wants indoor arts and dance classes back in September in line with schools reopening

Aug 23rd 2021, 11:30 PM 24,087 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach, Tánasite and the chief medical officer have been invited to attend a meeting with live entertainment reps.

# music - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Aoife Scott: The past 18 months have been like The Hunger Games for us in the music industry
# A Musician's Story
# A Musician's Story

Aoife Scott: The past 18 months have been like The Hunger Games for us in the music industry

Aug 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 15,382 Views 14 Comments

Musician Aoife Scott shares her story of the past 18 months and says restrictions have shown how little Ireland values creative careers.

# music - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Entertainment Industry group 'disappointed' after meeting with Minister
# Keep An Ear Out
# Keep An Ear Out

Entertainment Industry group 'disappointed' after meeting with Minister

Updated Aug 18th 2021, 10:00 PM 40,003 Views 81 Comments

Musicians and entertainers want the government to set a timeline for when live events can return.

# 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 15,330 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

# music - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Three Irish artists nominated for Ivor Novello music awards
# Bualadh Bos
# Bualadh Bos

Three Irish artists nominated for Ivor Novello music awards

Aug 10th 2021, 1:26 PM 17,617 Views 8 Comments

The acts are nominated alongside musicians like Harry Styles and Lewis Capaldi.

# music - Friday 6 August, 2021

Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines
# New Rules
# New Rules

Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines

Aug 6th 2021, 11:29 AM 45,271 Views 108 Comments
  • The update comes after advice from the Attorney General, Órla Ryan reports
  • The latest update comes amid controversy over an event organised by former minister Katherine Zappone
  • Weddings fall under a different regulation and have an upper limit of 100 guests

# music - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dies aged 46
# Metal
# Metal

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dies aged 46

Jul 28th 2021, 7:19 AM 58,549 Views 19 Comments

Jordison was voted the greatest drummer of the previous 25 years by readers of drumming magazine Rhythm in 2010.

# music - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Gavin James and Denise Chaila to headline pilot festival today
# Kilmainham
# Kilmainham

Gavin James and Denise Chaila to headline pilot festival today

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:50 AM 22,075 Views 19 Comments

Some 3,500 people snapped up tickets for the concert.

# 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 10,935 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.

'Exhausted all possibilities': All Together Now festival cancelled until next year
# What's Another Year?
# What's Another Year?

'Exhausted all possibilities': All Together Now festival cancelled until next year

Jun 23rd 2021, 5:19 PM 19,879 Views 9 Comments

The music festival in Co Waterford has been rescheduled for July 2022.

Phil Lynott documentary tells the story of the 'shy, sensitive man behind the showman image'
# Thin Lizzy
# Thin Lizzy

Phil Lynott documentary tells the story of the 'shy, sensitive man behind the showman image'

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:10 AM 19,508 Views 17 Comments

We talked to director Emer Reynolds about making the documentary, which she called ‘a dream come true’.

# music - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September
# Wellies At The Ready
# Wellies At The Ready

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September

Jun 16th 2021, 2:22 PM 20,024 Views 23 Comments

The three-day festival is set to run from 24 to 26 September.

# music - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Paul McLoone leaves Today FM after 22 years in evening schedule shake up
# Music
# Music

Paul McLoone leaves Today FM after 22 years in evening schedule shake up

Jun 10th 2021, 3:48 PM 46,311 Views 48 Comments

Pamela Joyce is to present a new evening show at the station.

# music - Friday 28 May, 2021

Here is the full list of pilot music and sport events confirmed for June and July
# Listen Up
# Listen Up

Here is the full list of pilot music and sport events confirmed for June and July

Updated May 28th 2021, 11:55 PM 19,729 Views 7 Comments

Some large pilot concerts and matches, plus smaller outdoor events, are lined up for next month.

# 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 33,445 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.

# music - Monday 5 April, 2021

President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93
# Music
# Music

President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93

Apr 5th 2021, 7:48 PM 24,652 Views 9 Comments

Dr Dunne also trained some of Ireland’s best known classical singers.

# music - Sunday 4 April, 2021

US rapper DMX in hospital and on life-support after suffering heart attack
# New York
# New York

US rapper DMX in hospital and on life-support after suffering heart attack

Apr 4th 2021, 12:28 PM 40,774 Views 30 Comments

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, had hits throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s.

# music - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Top artists eye awards at first virtual Grammys tonight
# Turn It Up
# Turn It Up

Top artists eye awards at first virtual Grammys tonight

Mar 14th 2021, 4:48 PM 13,884 Views 10 Comments

Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch are leading with multiple nominations each.

# music - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:15 AM 6,293 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Byrne on his new song reflecting on the nostalgia of playing football on the street as a child.

# music - Friday 26 February, 2021

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
# Maps
# Maps

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam

Feb 26th 2021, 9:26 AM 41,004 Views 46 Comments

Last year’s contest was cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history.

# music - Monday 22 February, 2021

French music duo Daft Punk announce split
# Digital Love
# Digital Love

French music duo Daft Punk announce split

Feb 22nd 2021, 3:54 PM 31,637 Views 34 Comments

The producers are among the most influential musical acts of the past 30 years.

# music - Friday 19 February, 2021

Quiz: How well do you know these 70s classics?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know these 70s classics?

Feb 19th 2021, 9:30 PM 49,315 Views 20 Comments

From the Bee Gees to the queen of country (and vaccines) Dolly Parton, here’s a quiz on 70s hits.

# music - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Ian Dempsey on Bowie: 'I was so captivated by his music I had to go back the next night'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ian Dempsey on Bowie: 'I was so captivated by his music I had to go back the next night'

Jan 10th 2021, 8:30 AM 24,188 Views 34 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of the death of David Bowie, Ian Dempsey pays tribute to his musical hero and looks back at some of his gigs in Ireland.

# music - Monday 21 December, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these obscure Christmas songs?
# Ho Ho Hum Along
# Ho Ho Hum Along

Quiz: How well do you know these obscure Christmas songs?

Dec 21st 2020, 10:00 PM 36,798 Views 8 Comments

Get Behind Me, Santa!

# music - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend
# Falalalalalalalala
# Falalalalalalalala

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend

Nov 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 21,386 Views 22 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

# music - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Opinion: 'Mother felt very much like a house party that happened to be in a club'
# Clubbing Culture
# Clubbing Culture

Opinion: 'Mother felt very much like a house party that happened to be in a club'

Nov 17th 2020, 7:00 PM 40,537 Views 5 Comments

Cormac Cashman, founder of Mother and other clubs and festivals is confident we will dance again after Covid-19, but hopes no one from the events industry is left behind.

# music - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Eddie Van Halen dies aged 65
# Van Halen
# Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen dies aged 65

Oct 6th 2020, 9:15 PM 54,023 Views 38 Comments

Tributes have been paid to the musician who has died after a long battle with cancer.

# music - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Pubs will be allowed host live music sessions when they reopen
# Wet Pubs
# Wet Pubs

Pubs will be allowed host live music sessions when they reopen

Sep 10th 2020, 4:02 PM 52,963 Views 68 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin said the government would not be discouraging live music.

# 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 21,155 Views 7 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin announced the measures this evening.

# music - Monday 31 August, 2020

Lady Gaga wins big at socially-distanced and socially-aware VMAs
# Empire State Building
# Empire State Building

Lady Gaga wins big at socially-distanced and socially-aware VMAs

Aug 31st 2020, 7:47 AM 29,122 Views 8 Comments

The awards were dedicated to Chadwick Boseman.

# music - Friday 14 August, 2020

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert?

Aug 14th 2020, 9:29 AM 69,552 Views 93 Comments

Images of a socially-distanced concert in England were widely shared during the week.

# music - Monday 20 July, 2020

Q magazine to finish publishing after 34 years due to pandemic
# Exit Music
# Exit Music

Q magazine to finish publishing after 34 years due to pandemic

Jul 20th 2020, 9:00 PM 18,964 Views 16 Comments

The British magazine will publish its final issue on 28 July.

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