Monday, August 31, 2009

Albums Worth Listening to in September 09 Updated!

Lisa Hannigan on iLoveLimerick

Here is Lisa Hannigan on iLoveLimerick, A youtube channel dedicated to spreading the GOOD word about Limerick city and the exciting things the city has to offer, Check out the channel and subscribe!
The review on the gig they are taking about can be found on the left sidebar.

Music Snippets # 20 - Van Cleef

Hail From : Dublin Band Members : FEATHER - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar ALAN JACKSON - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals MARK COMMINS - Bass Guitar MICHAEL TEEHAN - Drums & Percussion
About : I recently got a hold of these guys debut album "Super Villainesque", What more do you want from an album when you have a whole song dedicated to Scarlett Johansson! There are some great songs in this 12 track debut most notable a track by the name of "Prince". The album is very charming and you cant help but smile listening to it. The album ebs and flows from very upbeat rock to the opposite in such tracks as "One of the Cosby's". These guys are a very likable band and I can only estimate that these guys are even better live. With a heavy gigging schedule planned I'm sure ill be able to sample this. The guys are worth checking out, Gig Listings are below and their myspace link. They have a list of stores where you can purchase their new album if itunes doesn't float your boat. Check them out!
Van Cleef coming to a town near you :
19 Sep 200915:00
Music Maker InstoreDublin
24 Sep 200921:00
Green & Live Sessions, Dolan’s UpstairsLimerick
25 Sep 200920:00
The StablesMullingar
26 Sep 200920:00
Live @ Murphy’s/The Hog’s HeadWaterford
30 Sep 200920:00
The Song Room @ The GlobeDublin
10 Oct 200920:00
The Brewery (McKenna’s)Monaghan Town


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Coors Light Peak Comes to Limerick Next Month

Tickets Were issued on Monday, 14th
More added to the line up :
Walter Mitty & The Realists
JC Brigadie
A Free Gig is to take place in the docklands in Limerick on the 19th of September. The same area where Dolans Celebrated there 10th Bday is where it will take place. The line up so far sees the return of the great Reverend & the Makers to Limerick again this year and along side them R.S.A.G and Dark Room Notes. This is sure to be a great event and there are more bands to be announced, Tickets can be applied for from the Coors Website over here There are 4 per person but apply now to avoid disappointment.

Monday, August 10, 2009

What better way to end this Weekend!

I cant speak highly enough about these guys! Check out my post about them here :
Music Snippets # 9
and a mini review of their gig from when they supported Franz Ferdinand in Dolans :

Albums Worth Listening to in August 09

Sorry for the delay, Go forth and Seek them all!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Lisa Hannigan Live at St.Johns Church, Limerick REVIEW + MINI BOOTLEG

Tonight we were met with an amazing setting of St.John’s Church. The congregation were flooding into this small quaint church to follow the preaching’s of Lisa Hannigan. The church in no longer in use for religious reason but rather a dance and art hall called the Daghada Space. It got its first gig thanks to eightball during the year, where Glen Hansard and Marketa irglova took to the alter. Tonight sees its second gig take place to a church that has run out of seats and a bar that is well stocked. I wonder was it ever this full before?
The stage is adored with all lisa’s trinkets such as her now iconic table adorned with her Harmonium and Light up mushroom. Various instruments are strewn about the place all tied together with fairly lights. I wasn’t aware of a support act for tonight but low and behold a guy has started playing, A guy would guess would be a support act more of an awkward suits salesman. He went by the name of Mublin Deaf Ro. He sang little over seven songs each packed with an amazing story. He filled us in on the details before and even during some of the songs. Such songs as “Trouble under a murder Moon” a tale about murderous sisters and “Brother Peter” and novice priest thinking was this the right choice inn life. All his songs contained wonderful quirky short stories and even quirkier guitar playing. A very interesting character and a very interesting set. You can check him out here I got a copy of his latest album “The hearing and the brine” so I am off to be transported into a world of short stories. Next came the main act Lisa and her merry men. It has been just over ten months since I last saw Lisa in UL ( Review here : I thought back then the harmony and tight knit of the band couldn’t get better, but it seems a tour across America will bring a band from the brilliant to the sublime. The band were incredible tight and everything sounded amazing. The acoustics in the church along with Lisa’s voice added a fantastic haunting quality. I had to double check at times to see that there was only five on stage as the sound they were making was sometimes orchestral. Five songs we were treated to an amazing version of Bob Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” , I think Lisa could cover any song and make it something special. Another song later and again were treated to a cover song, this time a John Martyn song “I Couldn’t Love You More”. She said it was her favourite song bar the Ghostbusters theme tune but this was her “cool” favourite song. The set drew mainly from her fantastic debut album “Sea Sew”, which was just recently nominated for a mercury award. The set also included two new songs in the form of Brolly Beats and Passenger. The later of the two was played as the first encore with Lisa on stage alone armed with a mandolin. The song clearly drew influence from the latest US tour and showed a bight future for what’s to come from the follow up to “sea sew”. The church is a fantastic venue and tonight saw an incredible night of music. If you haven’t seen this girl live yet get out and check her out, look forward to hearing her again and listening to the new album. Congratulations to all involved in setting this night up it was run with great precision. Cheers! Set List : Pistachio Sea Song Splishy Splashy Courting Blues Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Bob Dylan Cover) Venn Diagram I Couldn’t Love You More (John Martyn Cover) Ocean and a Rock My Pirate Disco I Don’t Know Brolly Beats (New Song) Blurry Teeth Lille Encore : Passenger ( New Song) Keep it all

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cois Fharraige 2009 Constant Updates

Lastest :
Day to Day Line up:

FRIDAY :: Gates 6pm

Joe Echo Laura Izibor The Blizzards Doves

SATURDAY :: Gates 5pm

Jerry Fish and the Mudbug club The Hold Steady Noah and the Whale Newton Faulkner The Saw Doctors

SUNDAY :: Gates 5pm

Hallo I Love you Jazzlite Lightning Seeds Stereo Mcs The Zutons
Joe Echo & Jazz Lite added to the bill
I Reckon the Line up will run something like this (This is based on their myspace listings andother dates clashing and so on) :
Laura Izibor
The Blizzards
Hallo..I Love You ?
Jerry Fish
The Sawdoctors
Newton Faulkner
The Hold Steady
Jazz Lite
The Hold Steady
Lightning Seeds
The Zutons
Stereo MC's
A month to go and with great excitement I can write Cois Fharraige is to go Ahead!!!!!!
Taking place from the 11th to the 13th of September in Kilkee, County Clare, the acts announced so far are :
The Zutons
Newton Faulkner
Noah & The Whale
The Hold Steady
Stereo MC’s
Lightning Seeds
Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club
Hallo..I Love You
Laura Izibor
The Blizzards
Joe Echo
Jazz Lite
More acts to be announced in the coming days!!! Keep an eye here!!!!!! Full review of last years festival can be found on the left sidebar.
Another great year by the looks of things, To wangle the doves is amazing, The band were in my list of bands to see before you die ( Keep checking back for more info on the festival!

Early bird weekend tickets are priced 89 euro inclusive of booking fee up until 1st September and 99 euro incl. booking fee after. Tickets go on sale this Tuesday 11th August 2009 at 9 am.In person: from 99 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide. By phone: 24 hour hotlines – (ROI) 0818 719 300 / 0818 719 330. (NI) 0870 243 4455 or online:

I feel quite content with this great news how about an apt cois fharraige 2009 tune!