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

Jun 16th 2021, 2:22 PM 19,284 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Jun 10th 2021, 3:48 PM 44,428 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Updated May 28th 2021, 11:55 PM 18,154 Views 7 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 29,306 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.
President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93
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President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93

Apr 5th 2021, 7:48 PM 24,604 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Apr 4th 2021, 12:28 PM 40,752 Views 30 Comments

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

Top artists eye awards at first virtual Grammys tonight
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Top artists eye awards at first virtual Grammys tonight

Mar 14th 2021, 4:48 PM 13,883 Views 10 Comments

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

'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'
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'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 6,200 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 26th 2021, 9:26 AM 40,965 Views 46 Comments

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

French music duo Daft Punk announce split
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French music duo Daft Punk announce split

Feb 22nd 2021, 3:54 PM 31,584 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Feb 19th 2021, 9:30 PM 49,219 Views 20 Comments

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

Ian Dempsey on Bowie: 'I was so captivated by his music I had to go back the next night'
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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 24,133 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.

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

Dec 21st 2020, 10:00 PM 36,757 Views 8 Comments

Get Behind Me, Santa!

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

Nov 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 21,321 Views 23 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

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

Nov 17th 2020, 7:00 PM 40,473 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.

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

Oct 6th 2020, 9:15 PM 53,997 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Sep 10th 2020, 4:02 PM 52,760 Views 67 Comments

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

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

Sep 9th 2020, 7:54 PM 21,091 Views 7 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin announced the measures this evening.

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

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

Aug 14th 2020, 9:29 AM 69,466 Views 93 Comments

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

Q magazine to finish publishing after 34 years due to pandemic
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Q magazine to finish publishing after 34 years due to pandemic

Jul 20th 2020, 9:00 PM 18,952 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Jul 8th 2020, 9:30 PM 37,730 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Jun 24th 2020, 4:38 PM 18,123 Views 80 Comments

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

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

Jun 14th 2020, 10:00 PM 44,548 Views 12 Comments

Let’s test your knowledge…

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

May 27th 2020, 9:30 PM 55,187 Views 30 Comments

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

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

May 17th 2020, 10:00 PM 51,361 Views 44 Comments

You may be surprised.

Quiz: Can you finish these nonsensical song lyrics?
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Quiz: Can you finish these nonsensical song lyrics?

May 11th 2020, 9:30 PM 37,182 Views 20 Comments

A wop bop a loo bop…

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

May 10th 2020, 10:01 PM 51,858 Views 26 Comments

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

Rock 'n' roll great Little Richard dies aged 87
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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.

Bono on life in lockdown: 'We're not all in the same boat, but we are going through the same storm'
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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 88,721 Views 120 Comments

The U2 frontman spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning.

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

May 7th 2020, 9:30 PM 60,323 Views 40 Comments

Riiiiide on….

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

May 1st 2020, 2:27 PM 9,246 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Apr 22nd 2020, 9:30 PM 47,919 Views 29 Comments

Cast your mind back.

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

Apr 13th 2020, 7:30 AM 65,023 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Mar 25th 2020, 5:12 PM 10,476 Views 5 Comments

Hozier will be the first to participate on Friday.

Quiz: How much do you know about the Glastonbury Festival?
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Quiz: How much do you know about the Glastonbury Festival?

Mar 18th 2020, 7:45 PM 16,229 Views 12 Comments

From headliners to headbangers.

Folk group Lankum win RTÉ Choice Music Prize Album of the Year
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Folk group Lankum win RTÉ Choice Music Prize Album of the Year

Mar 6th 2020, 8:15 AM 14,066 Views 12 Comments

The group received the €10,000 award for their third album The Livelong Day.

'A genuine innovator': DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56
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'A genuine innovator': DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56

Feb 17th 2020, 3:25 PM 25,370 Views 15 Comments

His management said the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.

RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year shortlist has been announced
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RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year shortlist has been announced

Jan 8th 2020, 5:32 PM 13,511 Views 13 Comments

The ten acts up for the award were announced this afternoon.

Famed songwriter who penned tracks such as September and the Friends theme tune dies aged 72
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Famed songwriter who penned tracks such as September and the Friends theme tune dies aged 72

Dec 25th 2019, 11:22 AM 17,561 Views 1 Comment

Allee Willis wrote hundreds of tracks for artists including Earth, Wind and Fire and the Pet Shop Boys.

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