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Posts Tagged ‘ireland’

Jennifer Evans at the Windmill: Live Review

The rising Irish singer headlines an intimate show in Brixton on Wednesday 18th February 2015.

Written by Richard Pearmain

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Taking the stage at a pretty busy Windmill was the hotly tipped Jennifer Evans. Although largely an unknown quantity in the UK, she’s been picking up a fair bit of good press back home in Ireland for a while, and with the release of her debut LP, Works From The Dip And Foul, last year she’s already drawn comparisons with Anna Calvi and St. Vincent. So no pressure, then!

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A diminutive figure with a big voice, and backed by Shane Holly on drums and Sean Maynard Smith on bass, Evans took us through some choice cuts from her album. With a sound that combines elements of blues and jazz, she doesn’t play your average four to the floor – if anything, it reminded me at times of a less urban take on Frank, Amy Winehouse’s debut, and early Noisettes (Evans’ vocal style and… read more

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Slugs and Snails Tights: beautiful patterned baby and toddlerwear for little boys (and girls)

Meet Kathleen Redmond, the innovative Irish mum behind boys' tights brand Slugs and Snails.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My new website will feature some brilliant baby wear designers, including the fabulous Slugs and Snails range of tights for boys (and girls). I make no secret of my great […]

Orla Kiely: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Orla Kiely's static presentation at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms on Saturday 16 February transported us to the sixties with a Mad Men/Made in Dagenham-esque performance…

Written by Matt Bramford

Orla Kiely A/W 2013 by Laura Hickman Ireland’s Orla Kiely has firmly established her eponymous London label over the seasons with 1960s silhouettes, playful prints and rich fabrics. While the […]

Fionn Regan: brand new 100 Acres of Sycamore video and instore gigs

Irish Mercury Music Prize nominee Fionn Regan unveils his new music video for 100 Acres of Sycamore, and instore dates around East London...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fionn Regan is a folk musician with the history that befits his heartfelt words. The son of musicians, he grew up in the Ireland that we all hear of but […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Joanne Hynes and Helen Steele

An unexpected show for me given that I was not invited: Les Guerriers was presented at Freemasons Hall on Tuesday 22nd February 2011. Nice prints, shame about the furs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joanne Hynes and Helen Steele A/W 2011 by Matilde Sazio. I wasn’t invited to Joanne Hynes and Helen Steele, but the door staff spotted myself and Susie Bubble wandering aimlessly […]

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Live Review: Smoke Fairies and Sea of Bees at The Fleece, Bristol

Smoke Fairies are all ethereal, moody blues/folk, whilst Californian, Sea of Bees' sound is sweet and wistful. A mighty mid-week treat to see them both play on one blustery night in February.

Written by Helen Martin

Smoke Fairies Illustration by Alice Potter The violinist comes on stage. He’s very tall and his tailcoat, wide tie and long hair and mostasche are how I consider a more […]

Rossport Solidarity Camp Summer Gathering 2010

The final part of our solidarity bike ride from Merthyr to Mayo culminated at Rossport Solidarity Camp on the Erris coast, where I took part in a beach action like no other...

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory. You may remember way back in the mists of time, well, at the start of June at any rate, that I went off on a […]

Merthyr to Mayo Solidarity Bike Ride: Galway to Castlerea

The first blog in a series detailing my adventures on a bike bound for Rossport Solidarity Camp in County Mayo, Ireland. Featuring a demo against the atrocities in Gaza, a Lidl carpark and Dallas style houses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My touring bike, kindly lent by Velorution. At the start of June I went on an exciting adventure to Ireland… on a borrowed bike from Velorution. It was a trip […]

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You Look Cold by Patrick Kelleher: This is no sham rock.

Album Review

Written by Roisin Conway

You Look Cold left me hot under the collar, this debut album from 24 year-old, Irish Patrick Kelleher is awe-inspiring in it’s genre-bashing brilliance and refreshing take on a myriad […]