Festival fever

Posted on: 11th April, 2017 in Music

Hunky Dory Music Shop in Spiller’s Lane, Clonakilty stocks a huge range of instruments, accessories, CDs and vinyl. Contact Mark on 023 8834982 or pop in to have a listen. The clocks have just gone forward to give us another...

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For joy of music

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Music

Marcella O’Sullivan has just released her debut album, ‘Wood of the Pilgrims’, and at the risk of being sensationalist about it I am simply blown away.  The album is a stunning collection of original soulful songs, lyrics and melodies, beautifully...

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Willy Wonka or Charlie?

Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Music

To be fair to Damien Chazelle, La La Land is not just a film he decided to make ’cause there was little else to do and he thought at least it would be different. In fact it’s got quite a...

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A fertile year for Irish artists

Posted on: 6th December, 2016 in Music

December again, another year almost over and what have you done?  It only seems like yesterday that I was out on the beach with the sun bouncing off the sea, lines of fluffy white jet trails criss-crossing the divine clear...

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ROCK in the USA

Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Music

Just one week out and (at the time of writing) the polls have Clinton on at least 80 per cent to win the race; right now would be perfect timing for Trump to get a bounce, if his supporters are...

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Posted on: 11th October, 2016 in Music

There’s a guy near me who makes didgeridoos and, given that I live about as far as it is earthly possible to live from Alice Springs (Barryroe), this must be sustainable global economics in motion. I first met Peter Fitzpatrick...

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I want to be in a band

Posted on: 5th September, 2016 in Music

Every kid at some stage dreams of being in a band, if only for a fleeting moment, and that moment usually begins with The Name, and that’s reasonable, a good place to start. Mine was ‘The Bedsprings’, I know, why...

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Sounds good

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Music

I was at a gig recently in De Barra’s in Clonakilty and the sound was remarkable, not that it’s not always good, but right from the off this was really special. Each note was crystal clear hanging in the air...

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