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Deirdre and Paul Ruane, Melanie O'Donnell and Susan and Aidan Kelly at the Declan O'Rourke concert on Thursday night in Benners Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Declan O’Rourke Concert In Benners

November 9, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

BENNERS provided the intimate surroundings last night for the first in a series of concerts organised by ‘Learn from Leaders’ which promotes positive leadership in society. Declan O’Rourke, fresh from winning Best Original Folk Track for ‘Along the Western Seaboard’ at the RTE Folk Awards two weeks ago, performed a well received set […]

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Declan O’Rourke To Kick-Off ‘Learn From Leaders’ Series Of Live Gigs At Benners

Declan O’Rourke To Kick-Off ‘Learn From Leaders’ Series Of Live Gigs At Benners

November 7, 2018 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

THREE great music artists will play in a series of concerts in Tralee in the run up to Christmas beginning this Thursday with Declan O’Rourke, fresh from winning Best Original Folk Track for ‘Along the Western Seaboard’ at the RTE Folk Awards two weeks ago. Benner’s Hotel will be the venue […]

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WATCH: ‘Flames’ Set To Ignite Tralee Musician’s Blossoming Career

WATCH: ‘Flames’ Set To Ignite Tralee Musician’s Blossoming Career

July 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE singer-songwriter who has received great reviews for her music so far will release her new single this Friday (watch below). Twenty-seven year old Kate Dineen is from the Spa outside town, but is now based in Dublin. The former Presentation Secondary School student’s new single ‘Flames’ is the […]

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Stiofán.

Tralee Native Following His Dreams On The LA Music Scene

July 25, 2017 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native is currently recording his debut album over in Los Angeles, where he has been living and playing to audiences for the past year. Steven Forde, a 24 year old recording artist/actor who performs under the name Stiofán, left Ireland in 2016 to follow his musical dreams in […]

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WATCH: West Kerry Singer Getting Attention With New Single

WATCH: West Kerry Singer Getting Attention With New Single

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

ANNASCAUL native Vinnie Flynn is having a good week. The Dublin-based musician has a solo single out under the Bayonets moniker and he’s getting a bit of attention. Having a well-known ‘Fair City’ actress in the video helps too. Popular website Joe.ie made ‘Slow Burning Fire’ its ‘Song Of The […]

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New Indie/Electro-Pop Festival Coming To INEC In February

New Indie/Electro-Pop Festival Coming To INEC In February

November 17, 2016 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW electro-pop/indie/alternative mini-festival called ‘Future Sounds’ is coming to the INEC next February. All Tvvins, King Kong Company and Le Galaxie, up and coming duo Little Hours and Dancefloor giants John Gibbons and Dashka will all feature at the event on February 3. Continued below… In association with Spin South West, […]

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Walking On Cars Is Irish Winner In European Music Awards

Walking On Cars Is Irish Winner In European Music Awards

November 12, 2016 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

DINGLE band, Walking On Cars, has won a 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA). The EBBAs are the preeminent European music awards for emerging artists. Walking on Cars, who appeared on The Late Late Show last night, are the fourth act to be announced as winners of an EBBA award. Continued below… […]

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VIDEO: Kerry Man Has High Hopes For Bayonets’ Sharp New Single

VIDEO: Kerry Man Has High Hopes For Bayonets’ Sharp New Single

July 3, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

A KERRY native is hoping to create some noise on the music scene when the band he plays in launches their new single soon. Red Moon Bayonets are a Dublin based 4-piece band started by Annascaul man Vinnie Flynn. Their style is a mix of alternative rock, blues and indie  and the band […]

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Delorentos performing at the rock gig in The Square on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Delorentos And Friends Rock The Square

June 18, 2016 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THANKFULLY the weather stayed dry last night as rock took centre stage in the Square for the Tralee 800 festival’s free entertainment. Local band Chapter 2 were first up, followed by Dublin indie contenders The Raglans. While the crowds weren’t as good as hoped for, there was a few hundred […]

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Rock Review: Weezer’s White Hot New Release Is Among Their Best

Rock Review: Weezer’s White Hot New Release Is Among Their Best

April 23, 2016 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

Our music writer, Zach Buggy, reviews the latest release from Californian power-pop legends Weezer… Weezer – The White Album On April 1st 2016,  Weezer released their tenth full-length record, tentatively titled The White Album. Now, those familiar with the band might recognise this to be the fourth in a pattern of […]

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Q14 pictured before their gig in The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Wanna Be A Rock N Roll Star? A Local Band Can Help you

December 5, 2015 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW initiative has been launched to give young musicians a chance to improve their rock/pop talents. Local rock band Q14 wants to mentor you for free if you’re in a band or a musician, through the Youth Music Mentorship Initiative, funded by Kerry County Council and the Arts Council, […]

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Some Of The ‘Other Voices’ Line-Up Has Been Announced…

Some Of The ‘Other Voices’ Line-Up Has Been Announced…

November 11, 2015 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Other Voices line-up for next month and sees former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes and rising star Gavin James among those performing. The annual event, beloved of music fans, is to take place from Friday, December 4 to Sunday, December 6 in the intimate surroundings of St James’s Church in Dingle. […]

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PHOTOS: Christy McCarthy Finishes Recording With Local Black Metal Band Scylla

PHOTOS: Christy McCarthy Finishes Recording With Local Black Metal Band Scylla

August 26, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

A WELL known local man yesterday finished up recording his track for for an upcoming black metal album which is set to be released towards the end of the year. Christy McCarthy, a well liked character and singer from town, was busy in the Meadowlands Hotel yesterday evening as he recorded […]

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Amanda Griffin, Causeway, Bernard O'Connor and Jay Dalligan, Tralee, at the rock concert at the Wetlands on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Bands Rock The Wetlands On Saturday

June 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE sky may have been gloomy but the atmosphere was altogether upbeat at the Wetlands on Saturday for a rock concert which was streamed live online. Artists from all over Kerry and beyond played on the island on the centre of the lake, while students from the Kerry ETB Broadcast, […]

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So What Time Are Duran Duran On Stage In Killarney?

So What Time Are Duran Duran On Stage In Killarney?

June 6, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

  THE stage times have been announced for the ‘Killarney Festival of Music and Food’ at the end of June which promises to be a fantastic weekend. The family-friendly boutique festival will be taking place at the picturesque Killarney House Demesne on the weekend of June 27 and 28. The […]

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Kerry Singer/Songwriter Amano Reaches For The ‘Skies’

Kerry Singer/Songwriter Amano Reaches For The ‘Skies’

April 13, 2015 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY singer-songwriter Amano is to release her debut single “Skies” on April 24. The Killarney resident, was recently named as one of Hot Press Magazine’s “Ones to Watch” for 2015. The 19 year old  had recently also been selected by Guinness Amplify’s expert panel as one of 22 out of […]

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Vicky O'Sullivan, Kaydon O'Sullivan, Joseph O'Connor, James O'Connor, Kinga Grunau, Elaine O'Connor at the Q14 gig in The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Q14 Rock Crowd in The Meadowlands

March 23, 2015 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee band behind the singles “Go Betty” and “Star Sign Boy” played a gig in The Meadowlands on Friday night. Q14 have been receiving a lot of airplay for their singles and they showcased more new material from their forthcoming debut album at the gig. Fans and family were […]

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Interview: End Of An Era For Teen Rockers As Music Project Finishes

Interview: End Of An Era For Teen Rockers As Music Project Finishes

January 30, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s Fergus Dennehy talks to John Buggy about the end of a project which was important to the lives of many young people over the past 12 years… THE Live Band Project (LBP) which has entertained and educated hundreds of young people over the last 12 years has finished its long work […]

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AUDIO: RTE Radio 1 Airs Documentary On Late Tralee Guitarist

AUDIO: RTE Radio 1 Airs Documentary On Late Tralee Guitarist

January 15, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

  RTE Radio 1 aired a documentary on Sunday night about a Tralee man who was one of the Ireland’s greatest guitarists. Produced by Liam O’Brien ‘With these Hands’ is a story of love, music, life and brotherhood, telling the story of Eric Roche whose life was cut short by cancer […]

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REVIEW 2014: Like Music? We Pick Our Favourite Albums Of The Year

REVIEW 2014: Like Music? We Pick Our Favourite Albums Of The Year

January 2, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

We’re pretty music-mad here in TraleeToday.ie, so we decided to pick our favourite albums of the 2014. First up is Gavin O’Connor’s choices with a key track from each record underneath… 1. The War in Drugs – Lost in The Dream Over a blatant influence of 80’s ‘Dad rock’, there is […]

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David Henry: Songs In The Key Of Life

David Henry: Songs In The Key Of Life

August 15, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

  DAVID Henry is the drummer for local band Enemy Armada who are currently working on a new studio album. These are some of the tracks that charted Dave’s life… 20th Century Boy – T-Rex You’ve only got to play the opening five seconds to this track to hear why […]

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Photos: Bands Make Some Noise At Showcase In The Greyhound

Photos: Bands Make Some Noise At Showcase In The Greyhound

August 6, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

By Oscar Brophy LAST Friday and Saturday the Greyhound Bar once again played host to the ‘Hear The Noise Promotions’ showcase of bands. This time, it was HTN’s first anniversary show, featuring 16 bands over two days. Hear the Noise has put on numerous shows around the country, from Tralee […]

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Midnite Cafe in full flight on the stage at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video/Photos: Midnite Cafe Rock The Brogue With Opening Gig

July 26, 2014 at 10:31 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for more WHILE The new Brogue Inn may have opened its doors on Thursday morning, it was on Friday night that the real celebrations began with a performance by old favourites, Midnite Cafe. The bar was packed to capacity on the night for a performance by […]

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€5,000 Prize Up For Grabs In Rose Festival Music Competition

€5,000 Prize Up For Grabs In Rose Festival Music Competition

July 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more CALLING all musicians! A prize pot in excess of €5000 is up for grabs in the  ACCESS competition which will take place during this year’s Rose of Tralee festival. The competition is open to all solo artists, duos, groups or bands who can submit an […]

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Gary Keane

Gary Makes It To The Electric Picnic Thanks To You!

July 11, 2014 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

  Click above ad for more A TRALEE man has won the chance to play this year’s Electric Picnic and it’s all thanks to you. Gary Keane, aka, Like A Fire, entered the 2FM ‘Play the Picnic’ competition with hundreds of other artists to try to earn a place on […]

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Michal Wagner: Songs In The Key Of Life

Michal Wagner: Songs In The Key Of Life

July 7, 2014 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more Michal “Wiggles” Wagner is the lead singer of Chapter 2, an acoustic cover band who has been carving out a living for themselves in Tralee pubs for the last two years. Michal and his bandmates all hail from the town of Edenderry, Co. Offaly. […]

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Mental Effector: Songs In The Key Of Life

Mental Effector: Songs In The Key Of Life

June 4, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Mental Effector, AKA Mikey Maguire, is an electronic music producer originally from Ardfert, but now based in Limerick. Here, he tells of the music which has soundtracked his life… Santo & Johnny – Sleepwalk My first music memory is of listening to my parent’s vinyl record of the soundtrack to the […]

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Jason O’Sullivan: Songs In The Key Of Life

Jason O’Sullivan: Songs In The Key Of Life

May 29, 2014 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

  From bootlegged tapes out of a suitcase during the festival to being on stage with U2. Well known face on the Tralee music scene, Jason O’Sullivan, tells us his Songs In The Key Of Life…. “I think I will skip most of the eighties considering all that was in my cassette […]

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Gary Keane

Like A Fire: Songs In The Key Of Life

May 15, 2014 at 10:51 am 1 comment

Tralee singer/songwriter, Gary Keane, aka ‘Like A Fire’, picks the soundtrack that shaped his musical outlook… Glenn Miller Band – In The Mood If I had to think of one of my earliest songs in memory,  it would have to be Glenn Miller’s ‘In The Mood’ when I was around nine. […]

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Songs In The Key Of Life: John Buggy

Songs In The Key Of Life: John Buggy

May 9, 2014 at 8:08 am Comments are Disabled

Well-known Tralee Singer/Songwriter, John Buggy, selects the soundtrack to his life… Elton John – Rocket Man No surprises here for anyone that knows me. Sometime back in 1973, I can remember lunchtime in the school canteen…the radio was playing and I heard this song. I was captivated and wanted to […]

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