Interview With Adrian Crowley, first published in Downtown/The Evening Echo 2013-11-14

Ronan Leonard spoke with Adrian Crowley, the winner of The Choice Music Prize in 2010 with his album, ‘Season of the Sparks’, who returns to Cork after an 18 month absence to play The Triskel Christchurch on Friday 22 November. Adrian recorded his first album at the age of 25, after stints in the fieldsContinue reading “Interview With Adrian Crowley, first published in Downtown/The Evening Echo 2013-11-14”

Interview With Lucy Spraggan, first published in Downtown/The Evening Echo 2013-11-14

Lucy Spraggan became an X-Factor sensation when she performed a self-written song called ‘Last Night’ in the live arena auditions; the response was a huge standing ovation and a rare yes vote from all 4 judges. That performance has had over 25 million views on YouTube and she was the most Googled UK artist ofContinue reading “Interview With Lucy Spraggan, first published in Downtown/The Evening Echo 2013-11-14”

Interview with Southern Tenant Folk Union, Originally published in Evening Echo – Oct 31 2013

The multi award winning Scottish bluegrass and roots band Southern Tenant Folk Union are playing three concerts in Cork next week, their band leader Pat McGarvery spoke with Ronan Leonard from his home in Edinburgh ahead of their Irish tour. They are hoping to build on the momentum they have been making in Ireland recently,Continue reading “Interview with Southern Tenant Folk Union, Originally published in Evening Echo – Oct 31 2013”

Interview With Altered Hours, first published in Downtown/The Evening Echo 2013-10-31

  http://www.facebook.com/events/647437085287864   Cork based psychedelic rock band The Altered Hours have had a very busy year and are gearing up for their final Cork concert of 2013, the band’s two singers Cathal MacGabhann and Elaine Howley met with Ronan Leonard after a well-received concert in De Barras in Clonakilty. Reflecting on the band’s successContinue reading “Interview With Altered Hours, first published in Downtown/The Evening Echo 2013-10-31”