Music

‘It got scary’: Gloria Estefan’s daughter on coming out

‘It got scary’: Gloria Estefan’s daughter on coming out

Forbidden by her global superstar mother, Gloria Estefan, from coming out as a lesbian to her grandmother, singer Emily Estefan said she contemplated suicide. The second child of multi-Grammy award-winning, Cuban-American singer of hits like ‘Rhythm is Going to Get You’, said her “anxiety went through the roof” when her grandmother died a few months […]

Video: Dark Tropics – Moroccan Sun

Video: Dark Tropics – Moroccan Sun

Here is the latest wonderful single, Moroccan Sun, from a talented Irish duo we featured back in March, when the pandemic was only beginning, and we all thought it would be over soon! Dark Tropics, a pop-noir duo, is made up of singer/songwriter Rio, and producer/songwriter Gerard, from Belfast, and this track is in sharp […]

‘Crock Of Gold: …..Shane MacGowan’ wins special jury prize at SSFF

‘Crock Of Gold: …..Shane MacGowan’ wins special jury prize at SSFF

Following the world premiere of the film at the San Sebastián International Film Festival last week, the Shane McGowan documentary, CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN, has picked up the Special Jury Prize at the prestigious A-list festival in Spain.  Helmed by the multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed film, documentary, and music video director, Julien […]

Club GASS: 2 Shows – Dine & Drag – 18th Sept!

Club GASS: 2 Shows – Dine & Drag – 18th Sept!

The amazing team at Club GASS are doing their level best to get you out of the pandemic doldrums! On Friday, 18th September, they are presenting 2 shows, Dine & Drag, at 7pm and 9.30pm! These will take place at the Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street in Galway, and please note: Tickets are only available from […]

Music Highlight: Brandon Hutcheson – Don’t Say

Music Highlight: Brandon Hutcheson – Don’t Say

This week’s EILE Music Highlight is Toronto-based pop artist, Brandon Hutcheson, who has released a mixture of upbeat melodies and ardent lyrics create the framework for his new single, “Don’t Say,” a testament to heartbreak caused by past relationships. “Don’t Say” is now available for streaming and download on digital music platforms worldwide. 

Elton John mints new record with commemorative coin

Elton John mints new record with commemorative coin

Legendary gay singer Elton John, who has sold 300 million records and raised almost half a billion dollars in the fight against HIV/AIDS, marked a new milestone on Monday: His own commemorative coin issued by Britain’s Royal Mint. The coin is the second in the Royal Mint’s Music Legend series celebrating British bands and singers.

Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga

Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga

Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga will premiere globally on Netflix next Friday, 26 June. Written by Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele Starring Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Melissanthi Mahut, Mikael Persbrandt, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Graham Norton, Demi Lovato and Pierce Brosnan When aspiring Icelandic musicians Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel […]

ZEROPUNKT release digital single in aid of St Vincent De Paul

ZEROPUNKT release digital single in aid of St Vincent De Paul

Dublin improvisers, Zeropunkt, are releasing a digital single in aid of St. Vincent de Paul’s efforts to deal with fallout from COVID 19. The spontaneously composed guitar, bass, and drums piece, entitled German Windows, is drawn from their forthcoming album Clap Your Hands Say No, which will appear in Summer 2020. The track is available […]

(UPDATE: Rescheduled) Irish Eurovision Nostalgia Extravaganza

(UPDATE: Rescheduled) Irish Eurovision Nostalgia Extravaganza

Link: Irish Eurovision Nostalgia Extravaganza  Update: This has now been rescheduled for later in the week according to their Facebook page. (Please note: Changed from 16th to 17th) Click on the link above, and tune in at 8pm this evening, Sunday, 17th, for the Irish Eurovision Nostalgia Extravaganza – a PPE fundraiser. You can’t have […]

And the music plays on….Closer by the Tin Pigeons

And the music plays on….Closer by the Tin Pigeons

By Frances Winston For many artists the CoVid lockdown is proving extremely frustrating. Perhaps especially for musicians, as they can have a wonderful track due to land, but no way of getting it out there, as shooting a music video to promote it has become nigh on impossible. Unless you are UK indie band, the […]