Tag: First Fortnight


#FiveOnFriday with singer Laoise Blog

“It’s crucial that I have a creative space where I can be impulsive and audacious and I don’t have to answer to anyone” Our FiveOnFriday chat is with Laoise – the young Galway singer has just released You, a beguiling slice of atmospheric electro (to stream/purchase on all platforms, Spotify, iTunes etc). Although it has a dark edge, of her current overall aesthetic, she says...

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#FiveOnFriday with Catherine Howley Blog

Whatever your views on Brexit, it’s been hard to escape the six letter spectre which continues to colour every media story and poison conversations on either side of the Irish sea and beyond.  Economists and business owners are doing their best to control the narrative and limit any damage, while politicians have been tearing themselves apart in the aftermath of the referendum. There has been...

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#FiveOnFriday with Sarah McBriar Blog / Uncategorised

Last year for the first year, a wave of energy and a much needed glorious celebration of local talent pounded the Titanic quarter in Belfast. Between conferences, workshops, fantastic food and a world class line-up of DJs against the backdrop of incredible visuals, there was scarcely time to take stock of the quality on show. The reaction to AVA matched the mood inside T13 Belfast...

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Overshadowed post show discussion at Project Arts Centre All Posts / Blog / Featured

We are delighted to announce that every member of our voluntary board has been nominated for the Dublin City Good Citizen Awards 2016, which are being held this evening (May 17). We’d like to take this chance to thank them for all their hard work. First Fortnight wouldn’t be possible without them. We’d also like to thank all of our volunteers and everyone who has helped us,...

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TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER: #FiveOnFriday with Damola of the Word Up Collective Blog

DAMOLA is a rising star of the Irish urban scene and part of Word Up Collective – an exciting Dublin-based collaboration of diverse talents working in hiphop, spoken word, R&B, rap, pop and related genres, who got together earlier this year to exchange skills and elevate their profiles. As part of the group Backshed inc with Ange MC, Sam Ojo and video director Steven Beatsmith, Damola runs...

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Word up – the FiveOnFriday with poet Alicia Byrne Keane Blog

POETRY Day Ireland is coming up on April 28 and among many events planned for it is a spoken word-based show in Dublin’s Workman’s Club with proceeds to Pieta House. I spoke to organiser, Alicia Byrne Keane, about the event and her take on the thriving spoken word scene. Poet and performer Alicia is the spoken word editor for the Bogman’s Cannon site – (check out her...

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Preachings of The Choir Invisible Blog

THE Choir Invisible have emerged from hibernation with a new album on the way, About Last Night (not a reference to the 80’s Rob Lowe movie, I’m assured). They launch the first single from it in the Workman’s Club, Dublin, tomorrow, Thursday – Waiting Room, a glam stomp of guitar and sleazed-out organs, as singer Alan Black intones: “It’s the saddest thing you’ll ever see/Waiting in line for...

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#FiveOnFriday with Mongoose Blog

FOLK foursome Mongoose have been tucked away writing and recording new material aiming to “emerge as beautiful moths” in time for the summer festivals – but First Fortnight managed to infiltrate their efforts for a brief #FiveOnFriday chat. Last year the self-proclaimed Dublin ‘jolk’  band (jazz-folk) released their self-titled debut album brimming with beautiful harmonies and taking much joy in their musical quirks with influences as various...

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#FiveOnFriday with singer-songwriter Grainne Hunt Blog

THIS week we catch up with singer-songwriter Grainne Hunt – having lent her powerful vocal talent to the likes of Mark Geary and Glen Hansard, Grainne is taking centre centre stage with her debut album, Firing Pin. On this, she marshalls a who’s who of Irish musical talent including Vyvienne Long, James Cramer and Graham Hopkins, with Joe Chester on production. Grainne is part of Female Heroes,...

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#FiveOnFriday…with performance poet Lewis Kenny Blog

NEXT up for our #FiveOnFriday questionnaire is the rapid-tongued poet Lewis Kenny following his typically brilliant performance at the Therapy Sessions in FF16. Lewis is one of the rising stars of the ever-growing Irish performance poetry scene; his uncompromising rhymes confront the issues facing our communities, drug culture, the unforgiving highs and lows of being a dedicated football nut… and everything else in between. Such...

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