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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.

2018-09-08 Naas Wild Food Festival

This is the 5th year (I think) of the Naas Wild Food Festival and it is going from strength to strength. 

The festival is situated down in the pedestrianised harbour area of Naas. Yes, Naas does have a harbour, all  thanks to a branch of the Grand Canal! Anyway, this area is perfect for the festival, it’s only a few minutes walk from the main street and is big enough to house all the food stalls.

Speaking of food, well, I had to try some and it was tasty, very very tasty.  Something there to suit all needs!

But I wasn’t there for the food, I was there for the music!  Lined up to play on the main stage were the Kilcullen Gospel ChoirSaoirse Casey, Sina Theil and Paddy Casey.  Now, somehow I got things a little wrong and I missed the Kilcullen Gospel Choir, but I did manage to catch Saoirse, Sina and Paddy!

Great food, great music, great turn out that even the rain couldn’t dampen!  What more could you ask for in a festival?  I really enjoyed the day, so roll on the Naas Wild Food Festival 2019!

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