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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.

2020-09-10 The Peacock Parlour - Kino Cork

February 29th 2020, that was the day of the last gig I'd gone to.  It was Jane Willow in the Cobblestone in Dublin.  It was also the last time I'd been in a city!

I'd booked a couple of weeks leave in September, so, when I heard that the Peacock Parlour was taking place in Cork whilst I was on leave, I decided that was the place to be!  A night out at a gig, albeit a burlesque one, in Cork.

Tickets were bought, hotel was booked and plans were set in motion!

On to the night in question.  I arrived at Kino, was met at the door by security where we went through some Covid19 formalities. Once complete, I was shown to my table and staff explained how the table service operated. 

On to the show...  

On the night we were treated to some comedy, pole dancing, spoken word , drag and burlesque by Foxy P. CoxThe Wild GeezeMiss LaVelle and many others. What more could you ask for???

If the Peacock Parlour pays a visit to your town, or if you are in Cork any time soon, I'd highly recommend it as a great night out!

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