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

The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 16th-23rd 2019

Deputy Entertainment Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill presents you with the five best gigs of the week taking place right here in Cork.   Welcome to the first instalment of the Motley Gig Guide, where every Sunday/Monday I deliver the five hottest gigs this week straight to your screen. Cork’s music scene is class right now, pulling great acts from all over the country and beyond. … Continue reading The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 16th-23rd 2019

Interview: Rosie Carney

Laurie Shelly talks to singer-songwriter Rosie Carney about her debut album, growing up in Donegal, overcoming difficulties and working with her idols ahead of her gig at Cork’s Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival.   Rosie Carney wrote her debut album’s opening track when she was 14. Most people would probably like for their 14-year-old self’s writings to stay in diaries and boxes under the … Continue reading Interview: Rosie Carney