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FASHION NEWS: Emeli Sandé Designs a Watch for Raymond Weil

Emeli Sande

Since she first burst on to the music scene Emeli Sandé’s distinctive style has created as much of a stir as her dulcet vocals on tracks such as Next to Me and Read All About It. With her cropped platinum blonde hair and quirky yet stylish wardrobe the star has proved that you don’t have to be a stick insect sporting hair extensions to make a mark on the fashion map. So it’s no wonder that … [Read more...]

FLASHBACK: East 17 Stay Another Day

Stay Another

Continuing our festive flashback to yesteryear, today we bounce back to 1994 (19 years ago, I feel so old!) and to what has become one of the classic Christmas songs of the 1990s! Step forward East 17 and their only number one single Stay Another Day. Stay Another Day was the third single from East 17's second album Steam. It was their first ballad and was written by the band's lead songwriter … [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS MUSIC: The 10 Most Played Christmas Songs Ever

Mariah Carey

We love Christmas music! Love them or hate them, there's no chance high street stores are going to desist from the Christmas tunes. The likes of Mariah Carey and Slade singing about Christmas trees and Santa are good for business, making people much more likely to splash out on gifts, according to research from the music licensing organisations. One in four people claim to be more generous when … [Read more...]

NEW CHRISTMAS MUSIC: Nollaig Shona by Danai Kelleher

Nollaig Shona

This morning while browsing through my inbox I came across an email from singer/songwriter Danai Kelleher asking me to check out his new Christmas song, Nollaig Shona. The catchy track features vocals from Danai, along with singer Mandy Sweeney. Keeping it in the family, Mandy’s brother John Sweeney created the fun video to accompany the track. Speaking about his inspiration for the song, … [Read more...]

WIN! Tickets to See The Chieftains at the Barretstown Christmas Concert

The Chieftains

The legendary Chieftains, plus special guests, will be performing at an intimate Christmas concert at Barretstown Castle in Ballymore Eustace on Sunday, November 24th at 7.30pm. Tickets cost €50, with all proceeds going directly to the children’s charity, and include a welcome reception with finger food and a festive drink. To purchase tickets for this magical event, Lo-Call 1850 500 123. … [Read more...]

CONCERT PREVIEW: Foreigner at The Olympia Theatre Dublin

Foreigner

Anyone who has ever been to a wedding is familiar with at least one of Foreigner’s hits – the multi-million selling I Want To Know What Love Is - which has become a staple of every romantic occasion ever since it was written. However, Foreigner were no one hit wonders. Indeed they are one of the biggest selling rock bands in the world with nearly 80 million album sales under their belt.  … [Read more...]

THROWBACK: Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Thriller Michael Jackson

As spooky music videos go, there is really only one option for a Halloween-themed Throwback Thursday and it comes in the form of music legend Michael Jackson's eerie Thriller video. The title track from one of the most successful albums of all time (110 million sold to date!), Thriller is still considered to be one of the best music videos ever made. Enjoy! [youtube hG6oy46qKE4]   … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of Keith Cullen’s New EP

Carol Mc Cormack, Paul Smith and Donna McGarry

Earlier this month, Dublin singer Keith Cullen launched his debut EP, With Eyes Open at an invite only party at Odessa Club in the capital. Keith has been honing his musical talents since a very young age. As a child he travelled to locations around Ireland with various musical theatre companies. At 18, Keith was accepted to the London School of Performing Arts and went on to spend several … [Read more...]

CONCERT REVIEW: Jessie J at The O2 Dublin

Jessie J

It took her a while but Jessie J finally performed for her Irish fans on Wednesday night. The singer had famously cancelled an appearance at Oxegen in 2011 and in that instance was replaced by Amanda Brunker - but the less said about that the better. Then, having announced she was to perform in the O2 last March she cancelled and rescheduled it to October. In between this, during the summer, she … [Read more...]

MUSIC NEWS: Gary Barlow Announces Irish Solo Concert Dates

Gary Barlow

The X Factor’s loss is Ireland’s gain as popular judge Gary Barlow has just announced Belfast and Dublin dates as part of his solo tour next year. Gary announced last weekend that this will be his last season on the show, where he has proved a firm but fair mentor to his acts. His decision was partly based on his desire to concentrate on his music and he is gearing up to release his first … [Read more...]