Music

Review: Flashdance The Musical – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Review: Flashdance The Musical – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Review By Frances Winston It seems like the only prerequisite to get funding for a musical at the moment is that the plot is based on a hit 80s movie. While Flashdance might have been the third highest grossing picture of 1983, I don’t think anyone who’s seen it could argue that it’s deep and […]

Listen: My Love – Simon XO

Listen: My Love – Simon XO

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Simon XO, is an innovative producer and electro-pop artist, who has been featured on EILE before, and he was our cover for the January 2018 EILE monthly edition. The San Diego native’s latest track, My Love, is Simon venting his frustrations about the US president, “while using his voice in a meaningful […]

Video: Anja Kotar – Poster Child of California

Video: Anja Kotar – Poster Child of California

This morning on our EILE music slot, we feature 20 year-old, Slovenian singer-songwriter, Anja Kotar, with her latest single, Poster Child of California, an upbeat, pared-back, electro-pop track, where Anja’s great voice soars above the instrumental. The video is in line with the weather we’ve been having lately – with sun, sea and attitude uppermost. […]

Festival Review: Forbidden Fruit 2018 – Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Festival Review: Forbidden Fruit 2018 – Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Frances Winston reviewed the festival for Sat. 2nd June only Forbidden Fruit 2018 Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin   Festival season is well and truly here, and Forbidden Fruit is now one of the must-attends. It has established itself as a cool, funky, and laid-back event that attracts some of the biggest names in dance. This […]

Listen: Vermillion Road – Gasoline

Listen: Vermillion Road – Gasoline

Our musical guests this Sunday morning on EILE are the high-energy, 4-piece pop/ alternative/urban , Denver-based rock band, Vermillion Road, with the track, Gasoline, from their new EP, Escape, which has just been released. This is their first album in three years, and really shows the upbeat and sassy new direction the band have taken, […]

Sarah Sylvia’s project, Cages, releases new Irish single, Cluiche Gránna (Wicked Game)

Sarah Sylvia’s project, Cages, releases new Irish single, Cluiche Gránna (Wicked Game)

Irish songstress and EILE favourite, Sarah Sylvia, is set to release her new single ‘Cluiche Gránna’ under the project name CAGES on June 8th, 2018. Cluiche Gránna is an adaption ‘as gaeilge’ of the 90’s hit, Wicked Game, written by American songwriter, Chris Isaak, and was produced by Joe Boldizar at Retro City Studios in Philadelphia. […]

Review: An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Review: An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Review By Frances Winston An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2. No, you’re not seeing things. They have actually adapted the 80s Debra Winger and Richard Gere classic into a musical. In fact, this is the second attempt to launch such a vehicle. An earlier […]