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20 Years of the Irish Singles Chart

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.

Interview with Miss Kate

Originally published 16/07/2014 on Chunk.ie You may have read our review of Groove Festival 2014 last week.  If so, you’ll remember I mentioned the fantastic Miss Kate.  If you haven’t read it, why not?! Anyway, we caught up with Miss Kate not long after her performance and asked for an interview.  She was only too happy to agree and here it is! First things first, congratulations on a great performance at the Groove Festival. It was a memorable performance for me, how was it for you? Well thank you! I’m glad it was memorable for you cause it’s a performance I’ll never forget. As I said I was a festival virgin and you always remember your first time (whether you want to or not!) Luckily, in this instance, I want to. For those unlucky enough not to have seen you at the Groove Festival, can tell us a little about you, when you started in the business and what you’ve been up to? I started writing songs and singing on a few house tracks when I was living in NYC after dropp