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# music - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Planxty founder Liam Óg Ó Flynn dies at 72
# Uilleann Pipes
# Uilleann Pipes

Planxty founder Liam Óg Ó Flynn dies at 72

Mar 14th 2018, 6:07 PM 19,467 Views 32 Comments

President Michael D Higgins has led the tributes to the late musician.

'Ireland, 12 points': Why some Eurovision countries consistently struggle to bag the high scores
# Irlande Douze Points
# Irlande Douze Points

'Ireland, 12 points': Why some Eurovision countries consistently struggle to bag the high scores

Mar 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 14,434 Views 20 Comments

Forget about the music, this is all about relationships.

# music - Monday 12 March, 2018

Country star Tim McGraw collapses during Dublin gig
# Country 2 Country
# Country 2 Country

Country star Tim McGraw collapses during Dublin gig

Mar 12th 2018, 7:25 AM 46,980 Views 15 Comments

His wife Faith Hill said he was “super dehydrated”.

# music - Friday 9 March, 2018

This little girl from Cork charmed the internet by playing her concertina for cattle
# Til The Cows Come Home
From The Daily Edge
# Til The Cows Come Home

This little girl from Cork charmed the internet by playing her concertina for cattle

Mar 9th 2018, 2:00 PM 6,180 Views 1 Comment

This is just the sweetest.

# music - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Cranberries to go ahead with anniversary album following death of Dolores O'Riordan
# Finish It
# Finish It

Cranberries to go ahead with anniversary album following death of Dolores O'Riordan

Mar 8th 2018, 2:34 PM 16,706 Views 8 Comments

“This is something that we started as a band, with Dolores, we should push ahead and finish it.”

# music - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

'A truly sad day': NME to close print edition after 66 years
# Thanks For The Music
# Thanks For The Music

'A truly sad day': NME to close print edition after 66 years

Mar 7th 2018, 4:05 PM 18,313 Views 24 Comments

The magazine became free in September 2015, after years of declining sales.

# music - Friday 23 February, 2018

People are hanging sheet music on Waltons' shutters after its closure on Monday
# Waltons
From The Daily Edge
# Waltons

People are hanging sheet music on Waltons' shutters after its closure on Monday

Feb 23rd 2018, 4:05 PM 4,044 Views 0 Comments

The store was a Dublin institution.

# music - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Westport House's new boss plans to turn the iconic estate into a major concert venue
# Music
# Music

Westport House's new boss plans to turn the iconic estate into a major concert venue

Feb 10th 2018, 6:30 PM 26,036 Views 11 Comments

Ex-Titanic Belfast CEO Tim Husbands helped bring the MTV Music Awards to Northern Ireland.

# music - Monday 29 January, 2018

Tonight's Dublin gig by pop band Erasure has been cancelled at the last minute
# A Little Respect
# A Little Respect

Tonight's Dublin gig by pop band Erasure has been cancelled at the last minute

Jan 29th 2018, 7:42 PM 75,462 Views 41 Comments

Vocalist Andy Bell is suffering from a throat infection.

# music - Sunday 28 January, 2018

An official and vital ranking of the top 13 solo Spice Girls songs
# Spice Girls
From The Daily Edge
# Spice Girls

An official and vital ranking of the top 13 solo Spice Girls songs

Jan 28th 2018, 7:00 PM 7,023 Views 4 Comments

Important analysis inside.

# music - Saturday 27 January, 2018

How Well Do You Remember These Bangers From 1998?
# You're Ancient
From The Daily Edge
# You're Ancient

How Well Do You Remember These Bangers From 1998?

Jan 27th 2018, 9:30 PM 14,131 Views 2 Comments

All these songs are 20 years old now. *gasps*

# music - Thursday 25 January, 2018

In news absolutely no one was expecting, Sting and Shaggy have made an album together
# It Wasn't Me
From The Daily Edge
# It Wasn't Me

In news absolutely no one was expecting, Sting and Shaggy have made an album together

Jan 25th 2018, 8:01 AM 3,812 Views 1 Comment

Yes, THAT Shaggy. The first curveball of 2018?

# music - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Randy Newman cancels two Irish tour dates due to 'severe knee condition'
# Randy Newman
# Randy Newman

Randy Newman cancels two Irish tour dates due to 'severe knee condition'

Jan 17th 2018, 1:14 PM 9,859 Views 12 Comments

The 74-year-old was set to perform shows in Dublin’s Vicar Street on 9 and 10 March.

# music - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

7 unmissable telly appearances by The Cranberries at their absolute peak
# Dream To Me
From The Daily Edge
# Dream To Me

7 unmissable telly appearances by The Cranberries at their absolute peak

Jan 16th 2018, 2:00 PM 13,449 Views 2 Comments

Take some time to watch these.

U2 confirm America and European dates, promise Dublin show announcement 'soon'
# On The Road
# On The Road

U2 confirm America and European dates, promise Dublin show announcement 'soon'

Jan 16th 2018, 8:24 AM 14,498 Views 49 Comments

The tour will kick off in Oklahoma on 2 May.

# music - Sunday 14 January, 2018

How Well Do You Remember Leaving Cert Music?
# Seachanges
From The Daily Edge
# Seachanges

How Well Do You Remember Leaving Cert Music?

Jan 14th 2018, 8:00 PM 8,319 Views 1 Comment

Oh yeah. We’re taking you back there.

# music - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Opinion: 'We can improve children's school results with music, not maths'
# Music Education
# Music Education

Opinion: 'We can improve children's school results with music, not maths'

Jan 7th 2018, 8:45 AM 22,957 Views 18 Comments

Countless research papers would confirm this impact that music can have on improving memory retention and language processing, writes Chris Rooney.

# music - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Spotify hit with €1.3 billion copyright lawsuit from Tom Petty, Neil Young publisher
# Copyright Breach
# Copyright Breach

Spotify hit with €1.3 billion copyright lawsuit from Tom Petty, Neil Young publisher

Jan 3rd 2018, 11:35 AM 21,622 Views 17 Comments

Wixen Music Publishing, Inc claims Spotify failed to seek licenses for significant parts of its 30 million-song catalog.

# music - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Bono said that music has become 'very girly' and a lot of people aren't happy about it
# Achtung Bono
# Achtung Bono

Bono said that music has become 'very girly' and a lot of people aren't happy about it

Dec 28th 2017, 6:10 PM 24,141 Views 131 Comments

The Irish rock star was speaking to Rolling Stone magazine.

10 deadly tracks by Irish women you might have missed in 2017
# Women Rock
From The Daily Edge
# Women Rock

10 deadly tracks by Irish women you might have missed in 2017

Dec 28th 2017, 9:30 AM 4,534 Views 4 Comments

A talented bunch.

# music - Thursday 14 December, 2017

The Garda Band has cost taxpayers €5.5 million over the past three years
# Top Brass
# Top Brass

The Garda Band has cost taxpayers €5.5 million over the past three years

Dec 14th 2017, 8:55 AM 31,113 Views 141 Comments

Members of the band, none of whom are involved in policing duties, were paid an average of €58,985 each last year.

# music - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

We went behind-the-scenes with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra as it prepares for Christmas
# Tuning Up
# Tuning Up

We went behind-the-scenes with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra as it prepares for Christmas

Dec 13th 2017, 8:30 PM 7,730 Views 21 Comments

From playing the soundtrack to ET and Harry Potter, the orchestra have been keeping busy this festive season.

# music - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition
# Unesco
# Unesco

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition

Dec 7th 2017, 5:03 PM 12,704 Views 13 Comments

President Michael D Higgins is among those to welcome the news

# music - Sunday 19 November, 2017

The truth about being a musician: 'They see you on the Late Late and think you're making a fortune'
# Life As A Musician
# Life As A Musician

The truth about being a musician: 'They see you on the Late Late and think you're making a fortune'

Nov 19th 2017, 12:00 PM 47,335 Views 37 Comments

Being an Irish headline band doesn’t mean that you’re rolling in it – and you might be facing serious financial challenges. We talked to three musicians.

# music - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'I made just 97p in a month from plays of Brewing Up A Storm on YouTube'
# Questions Of Copyright
# Questions Of Copyright

'I made just 97p in a month from plays of Brewing Up A Storm on YouTube'

Nov 16th 2017, 2:18 PM 64,284 Views 78 Comments

At the launch of a new IMRO report today, there was a serious focus on the issue of copyright and how much musicians make from sites like YouTube.

# music - Friday 10 November, 2017

Poll: Are RTÉ's orchestras a good use of licence fee money?
# Revenue
# Revenue

Poll: Are RTÉ's orchestras a good use of licence fee money?

Nov 10th 2017, 9:57 AM 41,469 Views 152 Comments

The national broadcaster is legally required to maintain orchestras and choirs.

RTÉ is reviewing its €13 million orchestras but it could have a fight on its hands
# The Arts
# The Arts

RTÉ is reviewing its €13 million orchestras but it could have a fight on its hands

Nov 10th 2017, 8:50 AM 18,402 Views 67 Comments

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra were founded in 1948.

# music - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin
# RIP
# RIP

Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin

Oct 31st 2017, 8:14 AM 26,602 Views 5 Comments

He died peacefully and is survived by his wife Vera.

# music - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

New Zealand political party ordered to pay €351k to Eminem in copyright case
# Lose Yourself
# Lose Yourself

New Zealand political party ordered to pay €351k to Eminem in copyright case

Oct 25th 2017, 7:42 AM 16,715 Views 8 Comments

The National Party had used a work entitled ‘Eminem Esque’ which the rapper’s publishers said was actually one of his songs under a different name.

# music - Monday 23 October, 2017

Halloween party? We have a petrifying playlist for you
# Monster Mashup
# Monster Mashup

Halloween party? We have a petrifying playlist for you

Oct 23rd 2017, 9:30 PM 10,729 Views 19 Comments

The devil has the best tunes.

# music - Sunday 22 October, 2017

How a Limerick singer went from playing guitar to procrastinate to a new album and a tour of Germany
# Emma Langford
# Emma Langford

How a Limerick singer went from playing guitar to procrastinate to a new album and a tour of Germany

Oct 22nd 2017, 11:00 AM 23,955 Views 15 Comments

Emma Langford released her debut album this week.

# music - Monday 18 September, 2017

Lady Gaga postpones European leg of her tour due to battle with chronic illness
# Fibromyalgia
# Fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga postpones European leg of her tour due to battle with chronic illness

Sep 18th 2017, 8:51 AM 24,656 Views 28 Comments

The singer suffers from fibromyalgia and a statement issued by promoter Live Nation said this left her unable to perform.

# music - Saturday 16 September, 2017

How stories from Ireland's past and present compelled this singer-songwriter to make trouble
# Opinion
# Opinion

How stories from Ireland's past and present compelled this singer-songwriter to make trouble

Sep 16th 2017, 7:30 PM 6,696 Views 2 Comments

Singer-songwriter by night, book publisher by day, Ciara Sidine was questioning her choice of career. But then she found her way to inspiration.

# music - Thursday 7 September, 2017

There's a new piano in Pearse Station and people are being encouraged to play it
# Give It A Go
# Give It A Go

There's a new piano in Pearse Station and people are being encouraged to play it

Sep 7th 2017, 1:16 PM 20,465 Views 37 Comments

Irish Rail has installed the decorated piano on the southbound platform of the station.

# music - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

9 songs you probably didn't know are covers
# Got It Covered
From The Daily Edge
# Got It Covered

9 songs you probably didn't know are covers

Sep 5th 2017, 8:00 AM 8,535 Views 7 Comments

There is no original art anymore.

# music - Monday 4 September, 2017

11 tweets that perfectly sum up today's post-EP comedown
# Ep2017
From The Daily Edge
# Ep2017

11 tweets that perfectly sum up today's post-EP comedown

Sep 4th 2017, 8:00 PM 13,365 Views 0 Comments

The struggle is so so real.

# music - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Walter Becker, Steely Dan co-founder, dies at 67
# RIP
# RIP

Walter Becker, Steely Dan co-founder, dies at 67

Sep 3rd 2017, 4:44 PM 16,024 Views 24 Comments

Becker missed a number of concerts in July due to illness.

# music - Saturday 2 September, 2017

PHOTOS: Tens of thousands flock to Laois for Electric Picnic
# Stradbally
# Stradbally

PHOTOS: Tens of thousands flock to Laois for Electric Picnic

Sep 2nd 2017, 6:27 PM 32,322 Views 16 Comments

Tickets for the festival sold out within minutes back in March.

# music - Friday 1 September, 2017

Wellies? Check. Tickets? Check. But should I bring shorts? All you need to know about Electric Picnic
# Electric Feel
# Electric Feel

Wellies? Check. Tickets? Check. But should I bring shorts? All you need to know about Electric Picnic

Sep 1st 2017, 6:05 AM 13,489 Views 10 Comments

How to get there, some of our recommendations, and what kind of weather you should prepare for…

# music - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Poll: Did you ever own an iPod nano or shuffle?
# And The Beat Goes On
# And The Beat Goes On

Poll: Did you ever own an iPod nano or shuffle?

Jul 29th 2017, 9:26 AM 20,347 Views 23 Comments

Apple announced yesterday that it was discontinuing the sale of the two devices.