Cork Music & Concert Christmas Gift Ideas

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork This was first published in The Evening Echo [Cork] on 2018-12-20, text underneath photo. ********************************************* Perhaps you are still looking for a few present ideas for this Christmas – or maybe you just want to reward yourself! – and as the saying goes ‘sometimes the best gift you can give is an experience’, so here are aContinue reading “Cork Music & Concert Christmas Gift Ideas”

Cork Jazz Festival Trail 2018 Overview

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork This was first published in The Evening Echo [Cork] on 2018-7-5, text underneath photo. ********************************************* While of course the headline artists playing in The Cork Opera House, The Cork Opera House and City Hall are guaranteed to be tremendous acts, and spending a day or evening wandering around the Metropole is also a classic way to enjoyContinue reading “Cork Jazz Festival Trail 2018 Overview”

Interview With Nnenna Freelon

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork A shorter version of this text was first published in The Evening Echo [Cork] on 2018-10-18, text underneath photo. ********************************************* Only embarking on a professional singing career after she had raised her children, Nnenna Freelon quickly became a world renowned singer, teacher and arranger, with six of her albums receiving Grammy nominations. She has also won severalContinue reading “Interview With Nnenna Freelon”

Interview With Mama Kin

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork This was first published in The Evening Echo [Cork] on 2018-7-5, text underneath photo. ********************************************* Part of the core ethos of the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival is to encourage touring artists and build the festival within the town, one of this year’s headline acts is the Australian act Mama Kin Spender who are returning after a greatContinue reading “Interview With Mama Kin”

Interview With Marc Ribot

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork This was first published in The Evening Echo [Cork] on 2018-1-11 **************************************************** Marc Ribot, who plays De Barras in Clonakilty on Sunday 21 January, is one of the most revered guitarists in the world, he has released over 20 albums of his own various projects, and his work as a collaborator stretches back to the 1970s whenContinue reading “Interview With Marc Ribot”

Interview With The Complete Stone Roses

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork This was first published in The Evening Echo [Cork] on 2018-10-11, text underneath photo. When The Stone Roses rolled into Cork for Feile 95, Ian Brown, Mani and the rest of the band were virtually kings of the city, with stories of people meeting them still being told today. The affection for the band has never dampened,Continue reading “Interview With The Complete Stone Roses”

Interview With Levi Lovell / The Big Lovin’

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork This was first published in The Evening Echo [Cork] on 2018-9-27, text underneath photo. “The stars have aligned, and the world is ours for the taking”, the confidence of Levi Lovell, the frontman of The Big Lovin’, can’t be doubted and judging by ‘Adiadiadio’ – their debut single – that confidence is well and truly justified. TheContinue reading “Interview With Levi Lovell / The Big Lovin’”

Culture Night 2018 Overview

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork This was first published in The Evening Echo [Cork] on 2018-9-20, text underneath photo. Culture Night’s continuing popularity and growth means there are now over 1600 venues participating nationally, hosting over 4000 free events. For this year’s edition Cork City has over 100 venues putting on a myriad of events, the programme covers the entire breadth ofContinue reading “Culture Night 2018 Overview”

Interview With Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh / Quiet Lights Festival

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork This was first published in The Evening Echo [Cork] on 2018-9-7, text underneath photo. Over the last decade or so, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh has developed into one of the most inventive and daring artists on the Irish Traditional music landscape. He is one fifth of the critically lauded ‘The Gloaming’, who sold out 7 nights in aContinue reading “Interview With Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh / Quiet Lights Festival”

Interview With Radie Peat / Quiet Lights Festival

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork This was first published in The Evening Echo [Cork] on 2018-8-9, ________________________________ While all the acts playing the Quiet Lights Festival are established and have played Cork many times, the collaboration concert between Katie Kim and Radie Peat will only be the second time they have performed as a duo. Their debut concert was in April ofContinue reading “Interview With Radie Peat / Quiet Lights Festival”