Mongoose is a musical melty-pot, comprising the combined vocal chords, instrument-playing and song-crafting abilities of four women – Molly O’Mahony, Ailbhe Dunne, Muireann Ní Cheannabháin and Cara Dunne. Their music is an amalgamation of styles, with nods to artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac and Beyoncé. All four members are songwriters, which allows for an ever-evolving soundscape. Their debut, self-titled album, released in May 2015 is testament to this. This “harmony-lead collection of rambunctious folk pop” incorporates everything from Russian polkas and delicate folk melodies to aching ballads and playful tales of failed love. Celebrated for their live performances in particular, they have made memorable appearances at numerous festivals around the country and abroad, including Other Voices, Body & Soul, Longitude and Electric Picnic since their formation in late 2012. Their latest single ‘Doing Things Wrong’ was released on August 8th 2016. The video to accompany the song is a rallying shout for Ireland to take a stand on repealing the 8th amendment of the constitution. They have just been selected as Dun Laoghaire Rathdown musicians in residence at the Lexicon Library for 2017.
“Original, smart… gorgeous harmonies and an unquenchable joie de vivre make their performance unique.” – Helena Mulkerns
Blurb below from extended article https://thelastmixedtape.com/2017/05/23/premiere-sun-collective-unveil-tides/
The Band’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suncollectiveensemble/?ref=br_rs
A song as deep as it is wide sonically, ‘Tides’ lies on a bedrock of shimmering textures that add an ethereal feel to the music of Sun Collective.
With its twists and turns musically, ‘Tides’ also provides a captivating first look into the overall sound and mood of Sun Collective’s forthcoming LP while also delivering a song that is engrossing in its own right.
Sun Collective will celebrate the release of their debut album with a show presented by Homebeat at D-Light Studios on June 10th. For more information visit the event’s Facebook page
David Keenan is a 23 year old Irish Songwriter. An absolute obsession with Words and Melody took hold of David at a very early age. Exposed to the writings of Behan, Yeats and Wilde with the soundtrack of Dylan, Buckley and The Dubliners illuminating his formative year’s.
Inspired by the Storytelling and Character creations of his Grandfather he took the boat over the water and gathered Tales and Tunes of his own, learning his craft and expressing his love of Language. Having been asked to play alongside the likes of Mick Flannery, Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey and Glen Hansard David is fast becoming one of Ireland’s most talked about young Artist’s
‘Cobwebs’ stream or download now – DavidKeenan.lnk.to/CobwebsID Produced by John Reynolds http://www.johnreynoldsproducer.com
I walked past this band sound checking at a Beatvyne event in Dublin recently and absolutely fucking loved their vibes. A few of us were there to film another act but I had time to shine a lens this way. Glad I did. – Myles
Sonnets and Sisters are a folk pop four piece band from Ireland. Their material consists of a mixture of self penned songs as well as a selection of quirky and fresh covers. The band’s name, ‘Sonnets and Sisters’, reflects the dreamy lyrics present in their original compositions while also attempting to encapsulate the family type bond which exists between the members. Their music is hallmarked by haunting harmonies intertwined with powerful and catchy chorus lines which sweep the audience along in a sea of airy optimism.
Episode II. Live music, visuals, discussion and collaboration are the cornerstones of This Ain’t No Disco, a new Irish alternative music program hosted by DJ and visual artist Donal Dineen.
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This episode’s collaboration between Conor O’Brien (Villagers) and composer Nico Muhly takes place in New York and was made possible with flights subsidised by the kind people at St. Patrick’s Festival Ireland Thank you for your belief, your patronage and patience.
Narrated by Stephen James Smith, filmed and edited by Myles O’Reilly, with original music produced & recorded by Conor O’Brien (Villagers) and Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames), featuring Loah, Saint Sister, Ye Vagabonds and an original song Guí from Eithne Ní Chatháin (Inni-K).
Episode I. Live Music, visuals, discussion and collaboration are the cornerstones of This Ain’t No Disco, a new Irish alternative music program hosted by DJ and visual artist Donal Dineen. Directed by Myles O’Reilly.