Month: September 2009 (page 2 of 19)

The Music Show 2009 3rd & 4th October at RDS, Dublin

Performers, Public Interviews, Panel Discussion and Exhibitions:  The Biggest Celebration of the Irish Music Scene
3rd & 4th October at the RDS, Dublin

A stunning array of top music performers and industry experts is scheduled for The Music Show 2009 at the RDS, October 3rd and 4th.  The Music Show combines the biggest ever exhibition of musical instruments, equipment and technology  with a selection of live music showcases, workshops, seminars, discussions, artist interviews, music product launches and exhibition displays from well-known Irish and international names.

Top rock band The Blizzards have been added to a star-studded bill that already includes Imelda May, Republic of Loose, The Coronas, Director, Delorentos, Villagers, David Kitt, The Brilliant Things and the cream of Ireland’s emergent music talent.

Another popular attraction will be The Rory Gallagher Exhibition, presented by Fender in association with XMusic. This will mark a tribute to the legendary Irish rock hero, who is widely regarded as Ireland’s most influential guitarist of all time. Pride of place will go to his trademark Fender Sunburst Stratocaster 1961 which he used throughout his 30-year music career, including 11 studio albums and countless concerts, and which cost him only $100.

A series of Public interviews will be a main feature of the show and aims to give the audience a deeper insight into the personalities and crucially the artistry of leading performers. Among those who will be interviewed about their life and work are Oscar winner Glen Hansard (Saturday 3), and Christy Moore (Sunday 4). Both artists will have guitars to hand.  Horslips legend Johnny Fean, ace drummer Conor Guilfoyle  and bassist Keith Duffy of The Corrs, Westlife and Boyzone fame, among others, will host instrumental workshops at the Show.

A series of panel discussions will cover such controversial and key topics as illegal file-sharing, the future of music, the relationship between music and cinema, song-writing and music production.  These events will include  rare and exclusive appearances from such industry luminaries as David Arnold (James Bond film composer), Nicky Ryan (Enya producer), producer John Reynolds, Jim Kerr (Simple Minds), James Morris (Windmill Lane founder), Barry Devlin (Horslips bassist and U2 video producer), Jim Sheridan, May Kay (Fight Like Apes), Vince Power, Ossie Kilkenny, Nick Seymour (Crowded House), indie artist  RSAG and Bill Whelan (Riverdance), among many other music industry heavyweights.

Ireland’s largest ever exhibition of musical instruments, accessories and equipment will see a host of new product launches.  These launches include; Roland’s introduction of six new products; Marshall amps World Premiering their new MA series  and the ingenious and Irish-developed iTab player, which will also receive its world premiere. Yamaha’s full range will include two silent pianos, and the Walton’s Distribution stand will feature the legendary Gibson and Epiphone brands.

Speaking at the launch of The Music Show line-up last month, pop sensations The Script were lavish in their praise for the event. Said guitarist Mark Sheehan, “We didn’t have anyone to explain anything about music to us when we were kids. The Music Show breaks it all down. You get to put questions to people in the industry. Whether it’s writers or producers – pretty much anyone who has success in this game, you get to quiz them and talk to them.”  The band’s singer Danny O’Donoghue added that he wished The Script had access to a resource such as The Music Show when they were starting out.

Music fans can also look forward to a plethora of public appearances, autograph sessions and impromptu live sessions – including a special guest performance from Sharon Corr – at the RDS on October 3rd and 4th.

Additional Information
The Music Show, RDS, Dublin. Sat 3rd and Sun 4th October 2009.
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Advance Ticket Prices: €12 (one-day), €16 (weekend)
Family tickets allow entry for 2 adults and up to 4 children: €28 (one-day), €36 (weekend)

The Music Show Presents AFTER DARK at the Academy Saturday 3rd October

The Music Show presents in association with Hot Press, After Dark – a showcase of some of the top Irish indie acts – featuring David Kitt, Noise Control,The Deans and O Emperor. The gig will be followed by the infamous Death Disco with BP Fallon & special guest, Saturday 3rd October. Tickets priced €12 incl. booking fee.

The Music Show which takes place at the RDS, 3rd & 4th October will take proceedings well into the night at The Academy with a special event featuring the hottest indie acts in Ireland.

The Music Show takes place, all day, at the RDS, Dublin on October 3rd and 4th. It includes: Ireland’s biggest ever exhibition of musical instruments, equipment and technology; Live stage featuring leading Irish bands; The Rory Gallagher Guitar Exhibition; Instrumental Masterclasses; Public Interviews; Panels and Debates – and much more.

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Microblog 2009-09-25

  • Mad day yesterday.drove to Birmingham, po box post collected, pb tshirts collected,met peej to collect Dufus videos and cuppa at simons #
  • Today #vaginamonologues tour starts.Train to London,tube to hendon central,taxi to west hendon,van and trailer to hull.That’s for starters.. #
  • On the way to hull new theatre to collect #vaginamonologues lot #
  • Just turned tv on for first time in months, there’s a film crew interviewing Nazi war criminals?! #
  • As if interviews with Nazi war criminals with no serious,reasoned, well researched questions wasn’t enough,BBC 2 follow it with vic reeves?! #
  • Hey everyone forget Nazis lets all have a laugh with vic reeves.BBC are a bit obvious with their opinion manufacturing today aren’t they? #
  • Ok I admit it,I have poorly researched opinions but what is going on?I remember now,never ever watch tv ever,not even once in a while.Never. #
  • Breakfast.Village hotel hull.Dj is playing “fantastic disco tunes.” m people?Coffee.Wondering where I put list of tour venue addresses. #
  • YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND New Album, Website, Forum ?New audio & art previews every day. @yopob (via @yokoono) #
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  • Things to do in Coventry today: Independent attractions guide here: (via @Coventry_Guide) #
  • On the way to Cambridge #
  • In Cambridge with #vaginamonologues lot #
  • Breakfast in Cambridge then off to gravesend. Lots to sort out today #
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  • “Keep an Active Mind – Police Bastard 2007-2008 A Film By Iron Man Records, Birmingham, England.” #
  • “John Sinclair Interview 2009. In 1969 John was sentenced to 10 years in prison for two joints…..” #
  • Pop culture in general is the main thing they use to keep young people from developing any ideas – John Sinclair 2009 #
  • Once they had Woodstock festival,merchandisers realized this was a new market,they learned to profit – John Sinclair #
  • â??Itâ??s All Goodâ?? is out in paperback & my new CD from Detroit â??Detroit Lifeâ?? is just released – John Sinclair 2009 http://hub.t#
  • It’s All Good, is out in paperback & my new CD from Detroit, Detroit Life is just released – John Sinclair 2009 #
  • How We Traded Meaning for Markets, Society for self-interest, & Citizenship for Customer Service #
  • Open Source Democracy: How Online Communication is Changing Offline Politics #
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything #
  • Im sick of phil collins and the local pub.I’m in Gravesend.On this evening’s menu FOR ONE-vegetable Balti,pilau rice & onion bhaji to start. #
  • Watching and learning as others in the Balti house put tomato ketchup on the chips they ordered with their Balti. #
  • Early start from putney today, to cricklewood and now to hornchurch #
  • working on gig schedules for January. Anyone got a gig venue contact for leeds that does punk and metal bands? #
  • Police Bastard – “Dedicated” (Live At AU, Frankfurt 16th October 2006) #
  • Spent the day in hornchurch with the #vaginamonologues lot. They’re onstage now so I’ve sneaked out to get some food.Thai veg curry and rice #
  • “The Music Network – 4pm Thursday 24th September 2009, Birmingham TIC, Millennium Point. All Invited” #
  • The Music Network – 4pm Thursday 24th September 2009, Birmingham TIC, Millennium Point. All Invited #
  • The Music Network – 4pm Thursday 24th September 2009, Birmingham TIC, Millennium Point. All Invited #
  • The Music Network today at 4pm Thursday 24th September 2009, Birmingham TIC, Millennium Point. All Invited. pass it on #
  • The Music Network – 4pm Thursday 24th September 2009, Birmingham TIC, Millennium Point. All Invited #
  • The Music Network today at 4pm Thursday 24th September 2009, Birmingham TIC, Millennium Point. All Invited. pass it on #
  • In Cheltenham staying at some hotel that is more like a Masonic temple than a hotel. Banbury tomorrow then London then bath on Sunday #
  • Off to Banbury in a bit with the #vaginamonologues lot. #
  • “Parliament Square Peace Campaign â?? Brian Haw 8 Years of Protest. June 2001-2009” #
  • “National Survey and Mapping Exercise assessing provision & scope of music support work across UK 2009” #
  • Birmingham Music Network is back online again. I’ve fixed the auto renew so all appears good again. #

The Music Network – 4pm Thursday 24th September 2009, Birmingham TIC, Millennium Point. All Invited

The Music Network will next meet on Thursday 24th September 2009 at 4pm til 6pm at Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG.

If you have any involvement in music, come and talk about what you’re up to and meet some new people.If you are a musician, work with musicians, represent musicians, have involvement with the music industry, or are looking to make new contacts the meeting will be useful.

Please pass this information on to Musicians you know or anyone else who you think may benefit.


If you want to join a real conversation and get ahead with your own music…..

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