Music News Round-up

Henrietta Game played a really great set last night which confirmed to me that they are one of the best new acts in Ireland. You have to catch them live in their upcoming gigs!

21 Aug 2009 20:00 Backroom, The Latern Meath
24 Aug 2009 20:00 Whelans Dublin
5 Sep 2009 0:00 Electric Picnic Laois, Laois

Tomorrow upstairs in Whelans you will find three of Ireland's best acts playing together. Herm have recruited Groom and Patrick Freyne as quality support for thie gig tomorrow night! If you haven't heard Patrick Freyne's tunes then check this out!

Halfset, 202's and Holy Roman Army competition [kinda]!

Want to see three of the best Irish artists in the Crawdaddy for free next Wednesday? It's a simple competition for you lucky readers! Just turn up on the night and walk in!

Aiken Promotions are proud to present...
Colm Lynch & Band
Live at The Village
25th September 2009

Tickets on sale Mon. Aug. 24th @ 9am!

Colm Lynch launches his brand new album " Tickety Boo" on September 25th at The Village. Tickets are €15 on sale Monday August 24th @ 9am through Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide. Booking Line: 0818 719 300.

It's been three years since his first offering, "A Whisper in a Riot" received widespread acclaim and his return showcases a new, even bigger sound from the Dubliner.

On the night, Lynch and his eight piece band will unveil songs from the new album "Tickety Boo" as well as performing a host of fans favourites from his first album.

Special guests on the night include The Last Tycoons and newcomers Arrow in the Sky.

Great news from Andrew Handrick the Italy based singer-songwriter who just yesterday signed a worldwide music licensing deal! I was asked recently for the name of an artist or band who really impressed me this year and I said Andrew Handrick. Here is a new song recorded at the Live Mic Weekend in Conary, Co. Wicklow.

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Nick Kelly plays Whelans upstairs on September 30th. Here's some copy'n'paste news from his website

I’m currently putting the final touches to a very unusual new musical project – one in which my fans will be invited not only to witness but also to actively participate in the making of the next Nick Kelly solo album.

I don’t think quite what I’m planning has ever been done before. I’m also hoping it’s going to be pretty good fun for you and me both.
The Gestation Project kicks off in September 2009 and, as its name suggests, will run for 9 months."

Go to the site and join Nick's mailing list to be the first to know what's up with the Gestation period!