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

A Volunteer’s View of Electric Picnic

  “Where do we pick up our bedding?” “I’m sorry?” The question, shouted to me over the cacanophy of funfair music by a middle-aged lady in pressed jeans and a spotless crêpe shirt, took a few seconds to fully register. I leaned in closer, and she yelled again in my ear. “Where – is – Pamper – The – Camper?  We – need – our … Continue reading A Volunteer’s View of Electric Picnic

The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 30th-Oct 6th 2019

Deputy Entertainment Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill gives you the five best gigs of the week We’re into week four, and I’ve got my first few assignments! They’re like very ugly puppies that I want to get rid of and wish I’d never been given in the first place. Or maybe angry rats, because my timetable’s about to get absolutely infested with them.  In music news, … Continue reading The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 30th-Oct 6th 2019

The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 23rd–29th 2019

Deputy Entertainment Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill gives you the five best gigs of the week Welcome back! Week three’s a good one. Now that we’ve gotten through the madness of Freshers and the recovery of week two, week three’s a good time to figure out that work-life balance. By ‘work-life balance’, I mean that you should see all of these gigs, especially the two that … Continue reading The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 23rd–29th 2019