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

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

Glen Hansard: Rambling on the Road Less Travelled

Fresh from his US and Irish tours, Claire Fox chats with Academy Award winning singer songwriter, Glen Hansard, about the Irish music scene, upcoming Grammy Awards and abandoning love songs. “In Ireland, it’s hard to explain, but we have a thing to do with tribe. It’s very tribal. The way we connect with our artists and the way we connect with our community has so … Continue reading Glen Hansard: Rambling on the Road Less Travelled

Afterword Interview: Roisin O

In this month’s Afterword, Claire Fox chats to Irish singer-songwriter Roisin O   You played Indiependence and Electric Picnic this year, which festival is your favourite one to perform at?   I absolutely love Indiependence. I didn’t get to play there last year so it was great getting a chance to play this year. I absolutely love Electric Picnic but there’s something about Indie. It … Continue reading Afterword Interview: Roisin O