Good Old Country Sound
Times are very exciting for country music at the moment, new talent always emerging, known acts filling theaters. halls etc and of course the fans of country music supporting these stars…Read
New And Old Collide
In this blog we will look at some events that are taking place in the Country Scene, New releases, News and our first Spotlight is looking at 14 year old Owen Mac. Its amazing as I sit here writing this blog how the old blends with the new as in the case this week young Country stars releasing vinyl records…Read
This week in Country & Irish
All the goings on in the Country & Irish World, Its and exciting time in the country and Irish Music Scene with new artists coming on to the scene and current ones bringing country to a new generation of listeners. This blog will hopefully keep you up to date on all the goings on in the Country scene along with bringing you new music from the Irish music scene also and letting you know where you can catch all your favorite country stars in concert. We will also profile one particular artist who is up and coming in the Country Music scene.Read
GOING SOLO ? DON’T MIND IF I DO!!!!
Going solo and breaking away from a successful pop/rock group can be highly risky. For some it pays off…for some it’s the dole queue (well not exactly as there’s juicy royalties to fall back on if you were a songwriter in that core) but nevertheless some artist won’t make that leap of faith without a record company and a decent manager to fall back on….Read
It had to happen I suppose, that my (usually) sunny disposition and sense of sang froid would sooner or later hit a speed bump on the cosmic highway. Narky? Grumpy? Yeah, just a little. What’s lit this fire under me is an item I saw on the ‘DJs of the Irish pirate radio era’ Facebook page proposing to set up a radio museum/gallery/exhibition in Dublin featuring pirate radio, encompassing all stations nationally and not just the Dublin ones, I assume. It’s a great idea and I’m all for it but what frustrates me is that this is something we could do here in Waterford featuring our own stations. We had five of them after all – WLR, Suirside, ABC, Crystal City Sound and NCR. There’s enough there and surely enough memorabilia to populate such an exhibition if the will was there…..Read
‘In praise of the humble record shop…..’
I settled in during the week to watch ‘All Things Must Pass – The Tower Records Story’. I wasn’t disappointed. The story went like this – company founder Russ Solomon’s dad had what was essentially a corner shop selling everything from a needle to an anchor. Russ suggested that maybe they could sell second hand records too, there might be a buck to be made. His dad agreed and it went from there. The company grew from one store in Sacramento California to a globe spanning chain including a store in Dublin….Read
“It’s wonderful to be here, it’s certainly a thrill….”
Trundling my way along through the hallowed halls of TCRfm the other week I was accosted by the station’s head of social media, the Supremo himself. “Oi CK, have you got a blog post for me, for the website?” he asked. “Yes, yes of course I do. It’ll be in your email inbox by the weekend, or soon-ish at any rate.”…Read
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED…..
In the early days of January, before the tinsel was down, I decided that this month’s blog would be one of love and romance, no matter what. The plan was somewhat similar last year with the piece half-written only for the death of David Bowie to blow it off its hinges. I promised to myself that I’d re-visit it a year on though, because with Valentine’s Day in the offing I want to put some irresistible love songs your way. Some may be familiar to you but I’m confident there are at least a few curveballs you won’t know but are worth your time to investigate so you can play them to your beloved on the Big Day. He/she won’t be disappointed, I promise!…Read