Saturday night, I headed off with camera in hand, for the first time in 295 days, to a gig. A real gig, an in person gig, one with an audience! Mundy was playing the Moat Theatre in Naas as part of a series of gigs in association with The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media . So, on to the gig. How was it? Well, it was really enjoyable, partly because we were finally at a gig, partly because it was a night out and partly because Mundy was enjoying himself! Will it go down in the rock n'roll history books as one of the all time great gigs? Probably not, but it doesn't matter, it was a fun night out! Also playing on Saturday night was the fantastic Shobsy , ex of the now defunct Statelights. He joined Mundy on stage, did a few of his own songs, then covered Bronski Beats 'Small Town Boy' and I think he stunned the audience with his voice. Probably the highlight of the night if I'm being honest. So yeah, that was it, my first gig
Linda Coogan Byrne and her team over at WhyNotHer have put together a startling report on the state of the Irish Singles Chart over the last 20 years and how it practically ignored Women and BIPOC. It's an incredible piece of work, one that, had all things been fair and equal, should never have had to be complied. Unfortunately, like most things, the Irish Music Industry isn't a fair and equal place... Anyway, don't take my word for it, click here to read the report.