Singer and songwriter Bobby Aherne talks about the origins of his art-pop act, No Monster Club – and why you might spot him walking down the street and humming into his phone.
A Former Concert Pianist Plays Debussy Among the Ferns
Clive Shannon used to play for the RTÉ symphony orchestra. These days he plays at Urban Plant Life on Cork Street.
Music at Marrowbone Books: Cathal Caulfield
Cathal Caulfield, the traditional fiddle player and singer, grew up around trad music. He talks to Martin Cook about why he has stuck with it into adulthood.
From Temple Bar's Crow Street, a Label Excavates Forgotten Sounds
Allchival has over the past year focused on extracting forgotten threads of Irish musical history through reissues.
At 80 Parnell Street, Clubbers Find Comfort
Club Comfort was born as an escape from dull dance music in other clubs, and as a safe space for queer and trans people, say its trio of founders.
Tribute to a Wandering Musician
Gavin Mee kept travelling and gigging and loving right up to the end, even as his heart was failing him.
Music at Marrowbone Books: Junior Brother
Junior Brother recorded one of his early low-fi records in his kitchen in Kerry. A couple of years and many gigs later, he talks to Martin Cook about his evolution as an experimental folk singer.
In Drumcondra, a Drum-and-Bass Vinyl Store and Studio
Pawel Szoka says he wants to serve the city’s healthy and growing scene.
A New Crop of Music Grows from Indian Roots, in Dublin's Landscape
One is the song of a broken-hearted bachelor. Another speaks to the trials of being an international student.
The Balbriggan Gospel Choir Puts Out an Open Invitation
“Any nationality, no matter where you’re from, and we want to specify that: no matter where you’re from, we really want everybody to come together,” says Jayne Robinson.
Music at Marrowbone Books: Danny Diamond
In this first episode of our podcast “Music at Marrowbone Books”, fiddle player Danny Diamond performs at the Dublin bookshop, and chats with Martin Cook in his studio about his music and life.
Two reggae fans built themselves a massive Jamaican-style sound system. Problem is, it’s so big, and so loud, they have trouble finding a venue for it in Dublin.
Each Month, a Group of Songwriters Seek Each Other Out for Advice
“You may learn more from the rubbish than you do from the good songs,” says Tony Bardon, who started the collective several years ago.
In Portobello, Two Composers Open a New Recording Studio
After a decade running record label and concert promoter Ergodos from wherever they could, the pair have settled into a more permanent home.
In the Spotify Era, Callum Browne Is Still Making Cassettes
Some Dublin bands are opting to record their music onto cassettes rather than CDs or vinyl. Callum Browne and his Little L Records label is there to help them.