A History of Jack-o’-lanterns by Lilian Anderson

I wrote yesterday about how Trick or Treating originated in Scotland and Ireland and has been repackaged and returned to us in modern times with an American slant. Today’s Halloween tradition has also made the same journey. The carved pumpkin is a tradition which is now strongly associated with Halloween, but the tradition of the … Continue reading A History of Jack-o’-lanterns by Lilian Anderson

Album Review: Janet Devlin – Confessional

Janet Devlin is a singer/songwriter from Northern Ireland and I recently discovered them on Instagram, just in time for the release of their new album ‘Confessional’ which I’ll be reviewing today. ‘Confessional’ opens with a choral sequence of male vocals and a mix of instruments that ease perfectly with Janet’s voice and I was just … Continue reading Album Review: Janet Devlin – Confessional

Album Review: Andrew Patterson – Out of Babylon

Andrew Patterson is singer-songwriter from Belfast, I’ve previously reviewed his single ‘Something in December’ which you can check out here. Today I’ll be reviewing his latest EP ‘Out of Babylon’ which you’ll be able to get your hands on soon. ‘Broadway Lights’ opens with a light atmospheric trill, acoustic guitars and Patterson’s melodious voice. It’s … Continue reading Album Review: Andrew Patterson – Out of Babylon

EP Review: Red House – Self-titled EP

Red House are a four piece indie rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland and they are made up of Caolan Donaghy on Guitar/Lead Vocals, Adam McCallan on Guitar, Odhran Cassidy on Bass Guitar and Darragh Tibbs on Drums. If you want to find out more about the band then check out this interview I did … Continue reading EP Review: Red House – Self-titled EP

Band Interview: Red House

So first of how did you all meet? Adam, Odhran and I (Darragh) went to school together for a few years but were never that close. Cazza and I went to primary school together and played in a jazz orchestra together and were also never that close. Then the original Red House (different lineup) lost … Continue reading Band Interview: Red House

Solo Musician Interview: Adam Grant

Where are you from? I am from a small town called Comber in Northern Ireland. Its a few miles outside Belfast. It's a small town, but we are famous for a few things. Thomas Andrews who designed the Titanic was born here, and also we are known worldwide for our Comber potatoes. How long have … Continue reading Solo Musician Interview: Adam Grant

Single Review: Linda Em – Wild Fire

Linda Em is a London based, Irish born singer/songwriter who covers genres including folk, blues and rock and today I’ll be reviewing ‘Wild Fire’ a single from her latest EP ‘London Irish’ which is scheduled to be released September 21st 2018. ‘Wild Fire’ opens slowly, easing out in a wonderful blend of acoustic guitar and … Continue reading Single Review: Linda Em – Wild Fire

EP Review: Vulpynes – Self-titled EP

Vulpynes are a two piece Garage/Punk Rock band from Dublin, Ireland made up of Maeve Molly on Guitar/Vocals and Kaz on Drums. ‘Sublingual’ opens with some tight blaring guitars that meld perfectly with the drums. I feel like the opening notes almost announce something coming, as it turns out it was Maeve Molly’s powerful and … Continue reading EP Review: Vulpynes – Self-titled EP