David Gray Comes to Cork 2020

 Singer/songwriter David Gray’s stopping in Cork for the 20th anniversary of Ireland’s biggest-selling album, Motley reports. ‘The White Ladder’ was a low-budget success story. Singles such as ‘Babylon’ inspired countless successors, including the current boom of British acoustic guitar-led music. It spent 3 consecutive years in the UK charts and sold 350,000 copies in that time.     The album is getting a reissue and … Continue reading David Gray Comes to Cork 2020

Interview: Orla Gartland

  In between stops on a U.S. tour, Irish pop singer Orla Gartland found some time in her crazy schedule to chat with Motley Deputy Editor-in-Chief Laurie Shelly about her newest song, the changing face of YouTube, writing for K-pop boyband BTS, and why people should care about pop music. People on the internet speak nostalgically of a golden age of the video-sharing website YouTube. … Continue reading Interview: Orla Gartland

Inhaler Live @Cyprus Avenue

Carly Fitzgerald was on the scene to capture the hot band’s Cork concert. Photo Credit: Carly Fitzgerald   Inhaler is a four-piece rock band from Dublin that consists of Elijah Hewson (guitar and vocals), Robert Keating (bass), Josh Jenkinson (lead guitar), and Ryan McMahon (drums). They met in school and bonded over their love of music and bands such as The Stones Roses and The … Continue reading Inhaler Live @Cyprus Avenue

Kneecap Live @Cyprus Avenue

Ireland’s premier anarchist gaelgòir hip hop trio takes the rebel county by storm, Niamh Browne writes.. There can’t be anybody else doing what Kneecap is doing, and if so, certainly not as well as these lads from West Belfast. The opening song for their Cork set was “Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh”. Your first thought when they play this is, “Jesus Christ I have … Continue reading Kneecap Live @Cyprus Avenue

THE MOTLEY GIG GUIDE: OCT 7TH-OCT 13TH 2019

Deputy Entertainment Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill gives you the five best gigs of the week Welcome back! Hope you’re getting on well this week. This week’s gig guide’s very much loaded towards the weekend but there’s some great, great stuff on offer. Cyprus Avenue has a lot of good acts in! Hope you enjoy this special Motley weekend gig guide – Nialler9, we’re comin’ for … Continue reading THE MOTLEY GIG GUIDE: OCT 7TH-OCT 13TH 2019

The Town’s Tunes: Long Play

Cathal jams at length with music journalist Mike McGrath-Bryan to figure out why you should check out Cork’s music Hello! As promised, here’s the longer version of my interview with Mike. There was so much good stuff that just couldn’t fit into the print issue (although I’m very happy with the article), so we had to put it up online! This is the almost-full transcript, … Continue reading The Town’s Tunes: Long Play