Indiependence 2011: Editors, Ash, Therapy?

Indiependence is back for its 6th year and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The festival takes place over 3 days and nights, July 29th – 31st, at Deer Farm just outside Mitchelstown in north Cork, with highlight acts including Editors, Ash, Therapy?, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, And So I Watch You From Afar, Whipping Boy and loads more.

The festival site is located a 15 minute walk from the town, while camping is available on site with the relevant ticket. Prices start at €59 for two days (without camping) up to €99 for three days with camping.
Full ticket details and booking links here:

The Cork News spoke to the organisers about this year’s festival and the planning involved:

The complete festival line-up and further information can be found at the Indiependence website:

Dub Day @ Gulpd & Pavilion

All day event taking place tomorrow, Saturday 18th.

5-9pm Gulpd café (at Triskel Arts Centre / Plugd Records) – No cover charge

10pm-2am The Pavilion – Admission €5

Dubday happens on Saturday June 18th 2011. Dub music is the theme varying from chilled out dub to heavy bass as artists play a wide spectrum of music in two locations. Gulpd cafe at the Triskel showcases local and international artists from World Bass Culture including Man-G, Kukura and Spetz with special guests Rass Tinny, Harry J and others. The Pavilion, Carey’s Lane, hosts the second part of the event. Line up includes T-Lab (Toby Eaton, Wiggle) and Psymonok (WATTA) with visuals by VJ Present.

More information at and

A Call for The Reich Remix

Cork Opera House is inviting submissions from budding electronic artists for the experimental Reich Remix Competition.

If you are a musician, DJ, music producer, remixer or Reich aficionado and want to create your own original Reich Effect, then this is for you. The finalists will be judged and selected by none other than Steve Reich, having been shortlisted by a panel of high profile judges including Jim Carroll, Gavin Friday, Stevie G, Nialler09 and Dónal Dineen.

Application packs are available for download here:

Submissions must be received by 5pm Friday 17th June

Further information on the Reich Effect festival from the Opera House website.

“In my generation we tore the wall down, if Brian Eno or David Bowie come to me, and if popular musicians remix my music like The Orb or DJ Spooky it is a good thing”.

– Steve Reich

In 1991, The Orb’s “Fluffy Little Clouds” gave a major pop nod to Steve Reich, whose composition “Electric Counterpoint” served as the foundation for the band’s breakthrough hit. Reich’s entire output — from early tape collages and pioneering work to his later, larger and more intricate works, including collaborations with visual artists — has served as both template and inspiration for a growing legion of electronic musicians and DJs. The ideas that Steve Reich has been mining for the past three decades have inspired not only the sensibilities of today’s youth culture, but also the technological developments that have shaped them.

“From the phase-shifting tape loop pieces of the early to mid-60s, to the later, more ‘composed’ works with their gradually developing cellular rhythmic and melodic structures, an approach which reached its apogee in the late 70s, Reich’s music can be heard echoing across the Electronica spectrum, from the most hardcore German Techno to Aphex Twin, D*Note, Alec Empire, Tortoise, Panasonic…”

—The Wire

Cinema: IFI @ Triskel Christchurch

Arthouse, international and independent cinema finds a new outlet in Cork as the new Christchurch addition to the Triskel Arts Centre will host several screenings per week.

Triskel has had a long association with film over its 33 year history and in recent years we have seen our role as one of support to the main festivals. However, since the closure of the much missed Kino we once again recognise the need to provide Cork with a venue for regular screening of alternative cinema.

The IFI @Triskel Christchurch will present 8 titles per month running up to 4 nights per week with Sunday & Wednesday matinees. We hope you will accompany us on our latest foray into the world of Cinema in the magnificently re-furbished Christchurch which we have augmented with the most advanced digital screening technology.

Further information and listings at the Triskel website:

Show your support for Cork Opera House — Friday 4pm

Cork Opera HouseIt was recently announced that Cork Opera House is to close for three months starting next week in a bid to cut costs.

We’d like to pass on a message from the Cork-based Cyclone Repertory about a gathering in front of the Opera House tomorrow afternoon:

It has been put forth that when it re-opens that it is going to become a purely commercial venue booking mainstream shows and forgoing the support and development of local talent altogether.

On Friday July 2nd in front of the Opera House at 4pm there will be a gathering together of those whose vocation is to create, entertain and perform in celebration of what the Opera House has and should continue to mean to Cork. This spectacle will include a variety of performances that will prove to be a stimulating and pleasant way to spend a summer’s afternoon while raising awareness of what is taking place at this important Cork venue.
Please support this initiative.

Indiependence — Mitchelstown July 31st – August 1st

Indiependence 2010 returns this August bank holiday weekend at Deer Park on the old Dublin road just outside Mitchelstown. The new location hosts on-site camping & parking facilities, and will feature 4 covered stages.

See the Indiependence website for the latest full lineup; meanwhile some highlights include:

Bavaria Main Stage
Headliners include White Lies, Alabama 3, Reverend & The Makers and The Coronas

The Cyprus Avenue Arena
Delorentos, Jape & Duke Special

The Monster Mash
The stage will see a mix of rock, electro and DJ’s from mid afternoon to early morning.

The Square
Live music, comedy, DJs, live electro, merchandise, vendors & chillout area.
“…a new addition for 2010, it is an arena within a village within a festival…
a 1,000 capacity tent where you will be able to see just a little bit of everything.”

Tickets priced at €59 (or €79 including camping) are available online from Ticketgroup.

More info at

Cork X Southwest — Skibbereen July 31st

Murphy’s presents Cork X Southwest, in its fourth year taking place at The Showgrounds in Skibbereen on Saturday July 31st. Headliners announced to date include Bonnie Prince Billy and Martha Wainwright.

This year’s one day festival sees acts performing over 4 stages:

The Blue Tent

The Little Big Tent

De Barras Sitting Room

An Realt Dearg tent

Tickets at €55 are available from:
Cork Tickets (ex Plug’d Records), Washington st, Cork, 021 4276300
De Barra’s, 55 Pearse st Clonakilty, 023 36549 Wed 6pm – 11pm.

Camping is available within the festival grounds for €10 per person.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate between 6pm and 9pm on Friday 30th July and from 1pm on Saturday 31st.

More info at and

LiveStock — Schull, July 3rd

New mini-festival taking place in Schull on July 3rd, featuring:
Ian Whitty & The Exchange, O Emperor, Setmaker, John Blek & The Rats, Travega, 21 Demands, Novella Hermosa, Martin Staunton & The Lost Parade, Jill D. & Gill.

Livestock is a one day music festival which aims to support Irish artists through local festivals concentrating on Music and Art.

LiveStock festival has established reputable artists performing alongside new emerging acts offering both the opportunity to showcase there work to a large audience.

Ireland has some of the finest artists in the world and we are very fortunate to be able to play a small part in showcasing this talent.

This is the 3rd LiveStock Festival and it has been host to some of the finest acts in Ireland today including most recently, Delorentos, Codes, The Chapters, Ian whitty & the Exchange, 21Demands, T.K.O., The Hot Sprockets, and more.

LiveStock Music Festival — Saturday 3rd July 2010

The Courtyard Bar, Schull, Co.Cork

Admission €8, Gates 2pm.

Don’t be cynical, be Cine Ceoil

Cineceoil (3 of 8 ) music/film crossover night

Saturday, May 8 2010, 18:30 – 23:55
Bradleys, Barrack Street, Cork

Get away from those laptops with tiny pixelated images and badly compressed sound and get back to BIG PICTURE & PROPER SOUND! Free screenings with a weekly double bill & DJ afterwards

6.30pm – Bob Dylan: Eat The Document

8.30pm – The Band: The Last Waltz

10pm – DJ ’til Close, which starts with “Saturday Night At The Movies” by The Drifters, then into music by bands from Last Waltz era and will meander from there


Bob Dylan: Eat The Document (1972) [IMDB]

Eat The Document movie posterEat the Document is a rarely exhibited documentary of Bob Dylan’s 1966 tour of the United Kingdom with the Hawks. It was shot under Dylan’s direction by D. A. Pennebaker, whose groundbreaking documentary Dont Look Back [sic] chronicled Dylan’s 1965 British tour. The film was originally commissioned for the ABC television series Stage ’66.

- “Highlights of the film include an interview with the Manchester Free Trade Hall concert-goer who shouted “Judas!” during the second, electric half of the set; the performances with the Hawks; the scenes of Dylan and Robertson in hotel rooms throughout England playing otherwise-unreleased songs; and a piano duet with Johnny Cash.”


The Band: The Last Waltz (1978) [IMDB]

quite simply, the best live concert film ever

The Last Waltz movie posterBeginning with a title card saying “This film should be played loud!” the concert documentary is an essay on The Band’s influences and their career. The group – Rick Danko on bass, violin and vocals, Levon Helm on drums, mandolin and vocals, Garth Hudson on keyboards and saxophone, Richard Manuel on keyboards, percussion and vocals, and guitarist-songwriter Robbie Robertson – started out in the late 1950s as a rock and roll band led by Ronnie Hawkins, and Hawkins himself appears as the first guest. The group backed Bob Dylan in the 1960s, and Dylan performs with The Band towards the end of the concert.

Various other artists perform with The Band: Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Dr. John, Neil Diamond and Eric Clapton. Genres covered include blues, rock and roll, New Orleans R&B, Tin Pan Alley pop, folk and rock.[citation needed] Further genres are explored in segments filmed later on a sound stage with Emmylou Harris (country) and The Staple Singers (soul and gospel).

Come Down And Meet The Folks at Fred Zeppelins

FredzCome down and meet the folks is a brand new live music night at Fred Zeppelins in Cork, focussing on acoustic/americana/folk songwriters from Cork and further afield. Each night will feature performances from at least two acts with a special guest host taking charge of proceedings and perhaps spinning a yarn or two to go with a song of their own along the way.

The night kicks off on Thursday May 6th, with a feature performance from locally based Louth man Aaron Dillon and Band. “Songs of fear, loss, Religion, Injustice, love, protest, anger and joy. And the voice, poetic flair, melodic sensitivity and lyrical audacity to deliver all those emotions. The music skates on the fringes of numerous genres, folk, rock, bluegrass, pop and blues”. Joining Aaron and long-time collaborator Dave Hackett in their newly begun step up from acoustic duo to full band (Judas!), will be the established and highly praised rhythm section of Donal Linehen and Shane Murphy (Circus Cat/Together We Are Nobody).

Also playing on the night, following his well received recent opening set for Richard Hawley, is Seattle native James Eliot Taylor. James recently released his brilliant debut album ‘Sink or Swim’ as an online only download on the music website free of charge, and has since followed this with the ‘Parallel Universe’ EP.

With both acts clearly bound for larger venues and local folk legend Hank Wedel our special guest host for the evening, this promises to be a wonderful night and modestly priced at a recession busting €5. The night will continue on May 20th with Lynda Cullen and Band and Peter Delaney, where again we invite you to come down and meet the folks.