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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.
We had a very simple idea…Pearse was to pick up a stone and climb the height of Knocknarea mountain and place the stone on the ancient cairn of queen Maeve. It wasn’t until we began rolling that the epic terra firma that is Sligo began to make the video for us. We did little and Sligo did it all. I’m proud that such an atmospheric piece found a perfect home in the sea, wind and hills of Pearse’s hometown.
Read more about lisa O’Neill latest LP Pothole In The Sky at http://nialler9.com/band/lisa-oneill/
Rhob Cunningham is a beautiful person, musician, bucket of knowledge and also I’m happy to say he’s one of my very best friends. So maybe he won’t bite my head off if I stick this old un-released song&video online without his consent. It’s just too good to private any longer. My apologies Rhob but there ya go now, huh?!.
It was a thrill to visit beautiful Berlin from Ireland and make this video with Patrick in his friend David Heddermans studio. Like the other videos I have been fortunate to make recently for I Have A Tribe, we were able to include very strong themes of culture, craft and creativity.
As part of a new Irish music program This Aint No Disco directed by Myles O’Reilly and presented by Donal Dineen, Irish folk trio Rue perform ‘Katie Cruel’. All visuals created by Donal Dineen and Myles O’Reilly, with Aideen Macken modeling. Filmed and edited by Donal Dineen and Myles O’Reilly.
Rue are Brian Flanagan with Cormac Mac Diarmada and Radie Peat who both play with Dublin folk miscreants Lynched. They present a truly eclectic mix of traditional songs and tunes from both sides of the Atlantic played with immutable conviction on fiddle, five-string banjo, harmonium and concertina. Expect whaling songs and murder ballads underpinned by a wash of harmonic swells and drones and a barn-dance or two thrown in for good measure.