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# music - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dies aged 46
# Metal
# Metal

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dies aged 46

Jul 28th 2021, 7:19 AM 58,458 Views 19 Comments

Jordison was voted the greatest drummer of the previous 25 years by readers of drumming magazine Rhythm in 2010.

# music - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Gavin James and Denise Chaila to headline pilot festival today
# Kilmainham
# Kilmainham

Gavin James and Denise Chaila to headline pilot festival today

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:50 AM 22,018 Views 19 Comments

Some 3,500 people snapped up tickets for the concert.

# music - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry
# Live Music
# Live Music

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:22 PM 10,873 Views 10 Comments

Up to 100 demonstrators took part in a protest in Dublin calling for a commitment from the government to reopen the sector.

'Exhausted all possibilities': All Together Now festival cancelled until next year
# What's Another Year?
# What's Another Year?

'Exhausted all possibilities': All Together Now festival cancelled until next year

Jun 23rd 2021, 5:19 PM 19,801 Views 9 Comments

The music festival in Co Waterford has been rescheduled for July 2022.

Phil Lynott documentary tells the story of the 'shy, sensitive man behind the showman image'
# Thin Lizzy
# Thin Lizzy

Phil Lynott documentary tells the story of the 'shy, sensitive man behind the showman image'

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:10 AM 18,646 Views 17 Comments

We talked to director Emer Reynolds about making the documentary, which she called ‘a dream come true’.

# music - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September
# Wellies At The Ready
# Wellies At The Ready

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September

Jun 16th 2021, 2:22 PM 19,909 Views 23 Comments

The three-day festival is set to run from 24 to 26 September.

# music - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Paul McLoone leaves Today FM after 22 years in evening schedule shake up
# Music
# Music

Paul McLoone leaves Today FM after 22 years in evening schedule shake up

Jun 10th 2021, 3:48 PM 45,380 Views 48 Comments

Pamela Joyce is to present a new evening show at the station.

# music - Friday 28 May, 2021

Here is the full list of pilot music and sport events confirmed for June and July
# Listen Up
# Listen Up

Here is the full list of pilot music and sport events confirmed for June and July

Updated May 28th 2021, 11:55 PM 19,446 Views 7 Comments

Some large pilot concerts and matches, plus smaller outdoor events, are lined up for next month.

# music - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'
# Live Music
# Live Music

Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'

May 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,711 Views 44 Comments
  • The chair of the Musicians' Union of Ireland has described the latest guidance as "outrageous", write Orla Dwyer and Christina Finn.
  • Government sources have indicated that the Fáilte Ireland guidelines could be modified during the summer.
  • Minister Catherine Martin said every restriction is guided by public health advice.

# music - Monday 5 April, 2021

President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93
# Music
# Music

President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93

Apr 5th 2021, 7:48 PM 24,622 Views 9 Comments

Dr Dunne also trained some of Ireland’s best known classical singers.

# music - Sunday 4 April, 2021

US rapper DMX in hospital and on life-support after suffering heart attack
# New York
# New York

US rapper DMX in hospital and on life-support after suffering heart attack

Apr 4th 2021, 12:28 PM 40,762 Views 30 Comments

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, had hits throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s.

# music - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Top artists eye awards at first virtual Grammys tonight
# Turn It Up
# Turn It Up

Top artists eye awards at first virtual Grammys tonight

Mar 14th 2021, 4:48 PM 13,884 Views 10 Comments

Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch are leading with multiple nominations each.

# music - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:15 AM 6,235 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Byrne on his new song reflecting on the nostalgia of playing football on the street as a child.

# music - Friday 26 February, 2021

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
# Maps
# Maps

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam

Feb 26th 2021, 9:26 AM 40,976 Views 46 Comments

Last year’s contest was cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history.

# music - Monday 22 February, 2021

French music duo Daft Punk announce split
# Digital Love
# Digital Love

French music duo Daft Punk announce split

Feb 22nd 2021, 3:54 PM 31,617 Views 34 Comments

The producers are among the most influential musical acts of the past 30 years.

# music - Friday 19 February, 2021

Quiz: How well do you know these 70s classics?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know these 70s classics?

Feb 19th 2021, 9:30 PM 49,253 Views 20 Comments

From the Bee Gees to the queen of country (and vaccines) Dolly Parton, here’s a quiz on 70s hits.

# music - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Ian Dempsey on Bowie: 'I was so captivated by his music I had to go back the next night'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ian Dempsey on Bowie: 'I was so captivated by his music I had to go back the next night'

Jan 10th 2021, 8:30 AM 24,157 Views 34 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of the death of David Bowie, Ian Dempsey pays tribute to his musical hero and looks back at some of his gigs in Ireland.

# music - Monday 21 December, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these obscure Christmas songs?
# Ho Ho Hum Along
# Ho Ho Hum Along

Quiz: How well do you know these obscure Christmas songs?

Dec 21st 2020, 10:00 PM 36,763 Views 8 Comments

Get Behind Me, Santa!

# music - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend
# Falalalalalalalala
# Falalalalalalalala

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend

Nov 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 21,322 Views 23 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

# music - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Opinion: 'Mother felt very much like a house party that happened to be in a club'
# Clubbing Culture
# Clubbing Culture

Opinion: 'Mother felt very much like a house party that happened to be in a club'

Nov 17th 2020, 7:00 PM 40,483 Views 5 Comments

Cormac Cashman, founder of Mother and other clubs and festivals is confident we will dance again after Covid-19, but hopes no one from the events industry is left behind.

# music - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Eddie Van Halen dies aged 65
# Van Halen
# Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen dies aged 65

Oct 6th 2020, 9:15 PM 54,009 Views 37 Comments

Tributes have been paid to the musician who has died after a long battle with cancer.

# music - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Pubs will be allowed host live music sessions when they reopen
# Wet Pubs
# Wet Pubs

Pubs will be allowed host live music sessions when they reopen

Sep 10th 2020, 4:02 PM 52,834 Views 67 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin said the government would not be discouraging live music.

# music - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced
# Arts
# Arts

€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced

Sep 9th 2020, 7:54 PM 21,110 Views 7 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin announced the measures this evening.

# music - Monday 31 August, 2020

Lady Gaga wins big at socially-distanced and socially-aware VMAs
# Empire State Building
# Empire State Building

Lady Gaga wins big at socially-distanced and socially-aware VMAs

Aug 31st 2020, 7:47 AM 29,109 Views 8 Comments

The awards were dedicated to Chadwick Boseman.

# music - Friday 14 August, 2020

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert?

Aug 14th 2020, 9:29 AM 69,523 Views 93 Comments

Images of a socially-distanced concert in England were widely shared during the week.

# music - Monday 20 July, 2020

Q magazine to finish publishing after 34 years due to pandemic
# Exit Music
# Exit Music

Q magazine to finish publishing after 34 years due to pandemic

Jul 20th 2020, 9:00 PM 18,955 Views 16 Comments

The British magazine will publish its final issue on 28 July.

# music - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these famous drummers?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know these famous drummers?

Jul 8th 2020, 9:30 PM 37,744 Views 36 Comments

And a one, and a two and a one, two, three, four.

# music - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Across Irish radio stations, female artists make up just 7% of the top Irish artists played
# Music
# Music

Across Irish radio stations, female artists make up just 7% of the top Irish artists played

Jun 24th 2020, 4:38 PM 18,145 Views 80 Comments

New research has highlighted the lack of airplay for female Irish artists.

# music - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know this Irish music trivia?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know this Irish music trivia?

Jun 14th 2020, 10:00 PM 44,594 Views 12 Comments

Let’s test your knowledge…

# music - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Quiz: Can you name the artist behind these 2000s one-hit-wonders?
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

Quiz: Can you name the artist behind these 2000s one-hit-wonders?

May 27th 2020, 9:30 PM 55,194 Views 30 Comments

Do you remember which lad was preaching about having a bad day?

# music - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Quiz: Who has sold more between Enya and these music superstars?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Who has sold more between Enya and these music superstars?

May 17th 2020, 10:00 PM 51,377 Views 44 Comments

You may be surprised.

# music - Monday 11 May, 2020

Quiz: Can you finish these nonsensical song lyrics?
# Woo Hoo
# Woo Hoo

Quiz: Can you finish these nonsensical song lyrics?

May 11th 2020, 9:30 PM 37,185 Views 20 Comments

A wop bop a loo bop…

# music - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Quiz: Who is this famous person pictured with Bono?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Who is this famous person pictured with Bono?

May 10th 2020, 10:01 PM 51,859 Views 26 Comments

He turns 60 today and he’s met many people along the way.

# music - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Rock 'n' roll great Little Richard dies aged 87
# RIP
# RIP

Rock 'n' roll great Little Richard dies aged 87

May 9th 2020, 3:52 PM 30,641 Views 29 Comments

Citing the musician’s son, Rolling Stone magazine said the cause of death was unknown.

# music - Friday 8 May, 2020

Bono on life in lockdown: 'We're not all in the same boat, but we are going through the same storm'
# Interview
# Interview

Bono on life in lockdown: 'We're not all in the same boat, but we are going through the same storm'

May 8th 2020, 11:22 AM 88,809 Views 121 Comments

The U2 frontman spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning.

# music - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know the songs of Christy Moore?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know the songs of Christy Moore?

May 7th 2020, 9:30 PM 60,348 Views 40 Comments

Riiiiide on….

# music - Friday 1 May, 2020

Legendary drummer and afrobeat co-founder Tony Allen dies aged 79
# RIP
# RIP

Legendary drummer and afrobeat co-founder Tony Allen dies aged 79

May 1st 2020, 2:27 PM 9,250 Views 3 Comments

Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti’s band Africa ’70 in the 1960s and 1970s.

# music - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know 1990s Irish rock?
# Music Scene
# Music Scene

Quiz: How well do you know 1990s Irish rock?

Apr 22nd 2020, 9:30 PM 47,926 Views 29 Comments

Cast your mind back.

# music - Monday 13 April, 2020

'Music for Hope': Millions watch Andrea Bocelli perform concert from empty Milan cathedral
# The Lone Tenor
# The Lone Tenor

'Music for Hope': Millions watch Andrea Bocelli perform concert from empty Milan cathedral

Apr 13th 2020, 7:30 AM 65,029 Views 50 Comments

The concert was streamed online and is #1 on Youtube’s trending list.

# music - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Two-week-long digital live music event aims to help Childline's 'dire need' for funding
# Never Give Up On A Child
# Never Give Up On A Child

Two-week-long digital live music event aims to help Childline's 'dire need' for funding

Mar 25th 2020, 5:12 PM 10,478 Views 5 Comments

Hozier will be the first to participate on Friday.

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