This Is How We Fly :: Ri Rua


Ye Vagabonds :: A Song Long Forgot

The debut video release for Ye Vagabonds debut self titled album Ye Vagbonds due for general release this 15th of October.

So so privileged to be working out of a building filled to the rafters with artists at The Back Loft creative hub. A bunch of us teamed up to make this video for Ye Vagabonds with the genius of Conchobhar MacCathmhaoil at the helm. A really beautiful example of cross pollinating ideas and firing each other’s imaginations


Sister India [Trailer]

Sister Loretto left her birthplace Ireland over seventy years ago to become a teacher in Chennai, India. She has chosen to live out the rest of her years in India as the last Irish Nun in Chennai out of 131, never to return home. This is her story in her own words.

“India once nearly killed me, so I was lucky to be asked back there to make another film. It was a golden opportunity to ask India some big questions. I’m not very religious but I was invited to follow this beautiful woman Sister Loreto Houlihan, and found her deep love of India and it’s people, absolutely heart warming and deeply resonant. Sitting in front of her and listening to her talk, was like being warmed by the hearth of an Irish fireplace on a rainy day, hearing stories as she put it, from ‘the long ago’. I learned from her, that India and it’s culture retains more of the life she left seventy years ago in Ireland, than the country of her birth today, and so she chooses to live the rest of her days in India, for that natural familiarity.” – Myles O’Reilly

This Ain’t No Disco :: Episode III

This Ain’t No Disco Episode III. Many thanks our artists Rusangano Family, Lisa O’Neill, Radie and Darragh from Lankum, RSAG, Stephen James Smith, Brigid Mae Power and the imitable Peter Broderick. We could not have made this episode without the kind help of the arts spaces Dlight Studios Dublin and The Back Loft.

Article taken from Creative Ireland Website,

Beautifully shot and evoking a palpable connection between song, artist and place, the highly-anticipated third episode of online Irish music showcase, This Ain’t No Disco, has been exclusively released.

The online iteration of radio presenter, DJ, filmmaker, photographer and cultural curator Donal Dineen’s beloved 90s music TV show, No Disco, This Ain’t No Disco was unveiled by Dineen and filmmaker Myles O’Reilly last year to considerable acclaim.

Harnessing the internet’s vast scope as a broadcast medium, over 250,000 views have amassed for episode one alone. A dynamic showcase of performance, collaboration and conversation with the scores of under-represented musical visionaries Ireland boasts today, episode three features innovative live performances captured in and outdoors across city settings, rural enclaves and riverside shores.

Limerick’s beat aficionados Rusangano Family and Kilkenny’s ever-atmospheric Rarely Seen Above Ground (RSAG) perform to a backdrop of immersive visuals created by host Donal Dineen. While Cavan wonder Lisa O’Neill performs perched in her tour van among the gulls at Dublin’s Great South Wall.

Lankum’s Radie Peat and Darragh Lynch take to a rooftop to perform a captivating rendition of some traditional folk, before Peat and Lisa O’Neill discuss pioneering Irish traditional singer Margaret Barry and duet on Barry’s affecting classic Factory Girl.

It’s a dynamic showcase of performance, collaboration and conversation with the scores of under-represented musical visionaries Ireland boasts today.

Bridget Mae Power performs at her cottage’s piano while David Allred and Peter Broderick sing a cappella on the shores of Lough Corrib. And the acclaimed Stephen James Smith, standing atop an ancient megalithic cairn in Kerry, recites a compelling new poem.

A magnetic and evocative representation of Irish music’s rude health, sit back and marvel at our creative and cultural cup positively overflowing.

Tell Us A Bit About Tommy Potts. Feat: Liam O’Connor 

Irish traditional fiddle player Liam O’Connor pays tribute to legendary fiddler from The Coomb in Dublin’s inner city, Tommy Potts. Filmed at a house session hosted by esteemed accordion player and traditional music documentarian Tony MacMahon.

Mongoose :: Old Friend

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

Sun Collective : Tides

Blurb below from extended article

The Band’s Facebook:

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

Dave Keenan :: Cobwebs

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 – Produced by John Reynolds

Liam O’Connor :: Easter Snow

‘Easter Snow’ performed by Liam O’Connor. Taken from the album by Liam O’Connor titled ‘The Loom’.

Lisa Hannigan :: Anahorish (Live in Vicar Street)

Sonnets And Sisters In A Loud Bar

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. 

This Ain’t No Disco :: Episode II

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.

The shows creators, musicians and crew worked voluntarily to bring you this episode. All we need to keep going is your support. Please share on your socials to help spread the word and keep This Ain’t No Disco on our screens.

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.