14 12 2009

One of the UK and Ireland’s loveliest independent music sites, Ragged Words, is turning its attentions to organising gigs. With a talented group of writers who really know their stuff and a starting line-up as good as this one, chances are we’re in for a treat. I’m especially looking forward to sibling duo, The Holy Roman Army, whose debut album ‘How the Light Gets In” was definitely one of the most under-rated of the year.

Details and clip below.

The first of many Ragged Words shows (on both side of the Irish Sea) sees Adrian Crowley, The Holy Roman Army & Hunter-Gatherer play Dublin’s Twister Pepper on Sunday December 20. We’re thrilled to have put together a really strong lineup – all three acts are being strongly tipped for a Choice Music Prize nomination when the shortlist is announced in mid-January – so this gig showcases some of the cream of Irish music doing the rounds right now.

It all kicks off at 8pm on and tickets are priced at a budget-beating, pocket-pleasing €10 (plus a small booking fee) and are on sale now through tickets.ie. They’re also available from Road Records, City Discs and Plugd

The Holy Roman Army – Stagger Gently Home


Dublin Culture Night ’09

24 09 2009
Culture Night 2008

Culture Night 2008

For those who’ve had their fill of Guinness after Arthur’s Day and want to steer clear of the pubs this weekend, Dublin Culture Night is now in it’s third year and promises to be the biggest and most extravagant to date. With everywhere from The National Gallery to Trinity College and every independent gallery in between, Culture Night gives Dubliners and visitors an opportunity to experience all that our city has to offer beyond the walls of the local boozer. With some venues open as late as midnight, free entry to museums, guided walking tours and event-specific installations, the only difficulty will be deciding where to go next. So have a look at the website and plan your night now or just hop off the bus and have a stroll around the city where a host of helpful culture vultures will be on hand to guide you in the right direction.

You can read a great interview with Culture Night founder Grainne Millar here to find out what it’s all about.

*Note that while all events are free, some must be booked in advance. See website for details to avoid disappointment.