Our latest guest post is from Kilian McCann. Kilian is a sociology and history undergrad from Cork city. This year, he finished a research project analysing the Cork music scene. One of the major aspects of the study was the disconnect that young people have with past artists in the scene. The post below is... Continue Reading →
IN THE ROCK GARDEN
I worked for a couple of years with my friend, Jeff Brennan, in The Rock Garden, the live music venue and sometime restaurant that opened in Crown Alley, in Temple Bar, Dublin, almost 25 years ago. It was the late Aiden Lambert, Blink’s manager, who brokered that job for me and I’ve written about our... Continue Reading →
SINDIKAT: THE GREATEST CORK BAND NEVER TO HAVE PLAYED SIR HENRY’S ?
This post - minus image and music - originally appeared on Sir Henrys 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM9FqMR0Cvg ‘They Didn’t Teach Music In My School’ is an old Toasted Heretic song that first appeared on ‘The Smug’ E.P., released on the band’s own Bananafish label in 1990. And anyone who, like myself, attended The North Monastery school on the... Continue Reading →
COMET RECORDS, CORK
This is our first guest post - courtesy of Jim O Mahony - a wonderful reminder of a real Cork city institution... I hope you all enjoy reading it and remembering as as much as we did... Thanks Jim... Hard to know where to begin really. In an era where people now cherish the memory of... Continue Reading →
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE: FROM CANADA, WITH LOVE.
Like the small handful of others around these parts, it was during their U.K. and Ireland tour supporting Martin Stephenson and The Daintees in 1990 that I encountered Five Guys Named Moe for the first and only time. Between one thing and another, they went to ground pretty much immediately thereafter and, even now, not... Continue Reading →