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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.

2019-08-16 Delorentos - Workmans Club Dublin

I hadn't seen Delorentos play in nearly 4 years.  No particular reason why, it just never seemed to happen for us both!

The Workman's Club in Dublin announced a series of gigs called 'We Are Workmans' and one of the acts announced was Delorentos. The tickets were cheap, like real cheap!  So I figured, yeap, that's for me!

So, off I headed in to Dublin on Friday night. I got there in plenty of time to see the support act State Lights.  I'd never seen them before, but I enjoyed their set.  It's a bit of a throwback to 80's rock like Simple Minds and U2, but it's enjoyable and they put on a good show.  Worth checking out if you get a chance.

By now, the Workman's was heaving, full to capacity and everyone waiting for Delorentos to take to the stage.  When they did, they did not disappoint.  It was 2 hours of  a non stop party atmosphere.  The band gave it everything, the crowd gave it everything.  It was a hot, sticky mess of a night and it was glorious, just glorious! It's probably the best gig I've been to all year and it will take a lot to beat it!

Just one minor thing. Red stage lights at gigs are the absolute worst, it really makes taking photos difficult!  Anyway...

Check out the photos below:

Delorentos







State Lights






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