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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.

2019-10-31 Day of the Dead Festival - Cobblestone Pub Dublin

When you get invited to a Day of the Dead festival in Dublin, sure it'd be wrong not to attend, so attend I did!

What a great night it was too! All organised by Liam Oragh an held in the Cobblestone in Smithfield.

On the night we were treated to an eclectic mix of folk, punk, spoken word, rock and hip hop!

I can't recommend this small, one night, day of the dead festival enough. The majority of the acts you won't see playing the larger stages around Dublin, but that doesn't mean they're not any good!  They deserve a stage, and they got it tonight!

Next year, I might just take the day after off as I believe the party continued on well into the early hours!

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