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A Love Letter to Music Venues

I was in Dublin city centre this morning for the first time in 12 months.  The last time I was there was to see Jane Willow perform in the Cobblestone Pub  on February 29th 2020.  I never, not for a moment, thought things would turn out as they did.  I was looking forward to a year full of gigs and excitement.  I think we all know how that turned out. After doing what I had to workwise, I took a spin around Dublin before I headed home.  I drove by the aforementioned Cobblestone Pub , the Voodoo Lounge , The Grand Social , The Workmans Club , The Sugar Club and ended up outside Whelans . I've had great nights out in each of those venues and in many more around the country!   Dolans of Limerick, Crane Lane Theatre and Kino in Cork,  Odd Mollies in Drogheda, the Moat Theatre in Naas, the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge, the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, Visual in Carlow...  The list goes on and on. 2017 and Helmet played Whelans.  There I am partying with them after the s

Emma Langford - Mariana

It's not everyday that a friend produces a video for one of my favourite artists, but today, that's exactly what happened.  The very talented Sophia Cadogan produced this beautiful video for Emma Langford's latest release called 'Mariana'. I've seen Emma perform many times over the last few years and it's always a joy.  That shot is from her set at Knockanstockan 2019.  Once we are all allowed back out to play, you should go see her live. The track is available to buy on Bandcamp with all proceeds going to Safe Ireland , a very worthy cause. Check out the video below: