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Velvet Code helps 2SLGBTQIA+ Musicians In Need

Velvet Code helps 2SLGBTQIA+ Musicians In Need

Velvet Code, founder of So Fierce Music, the international 2SLGBTQIA+ entertainment company, has announced the creation of a non-profit organisation, YOU DO YOU Foundation, that will assist struggling 2SLGBTQIA+ / QBIPOC musicians in need. The YOU DO YOU Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a simple mandate: Empowering struggling 2SLGBTQIA+/QBIPOC musicians, and youth, to prosper […]

Music Video: Stefan Varga – Identity (LGBT-themed)

Music Video: Stefan Varga – Identity (LGBT-themed)

A new and unknown artist, Stefan Varga, based in Malta, has been releasing music for little less than a year. Now he has released an LGBTQ-themed single, Identity, which went on sale on Friday last.         This year, after reading about so many horrific attacks on gay men around the world, being […]

Gig Review: Royseven at the Grand Social

Gig Review: Royseven at the Grand Social

Gig review by Frances Winston Royseven at the Grand Social September 1st 2021 It’s been a long 18 months since I was able to review an actual live show, so you’ll have to forgive me if I am a tad emotional writing this. While the government favoured sporting activities when it came to the reopening, […]

Droichead Arts Centre: Live Music Events from 4 September

Droichead Arts Centre: Live Music Events from 4 September

SOLO, curated by SJ McArdle, is an intimate concert series which Droichead Arts Centre has produced in various guises, and has previously seen performances from Maria Doyle Kennedy, Niamh Regan, Ollie Cole, Niamh Parsons, and many more. Over the past two years, the series has moved online, but now Droichead is delighted to bring it back […]

Film Review: Annette

Film Review: Annette

Review By Frances Winston Directed by Leos Carax – Starring: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Devyn McDowell In selected cinemas September 3rd! This film hits cinemas fresh from its success at the Cannes film Festival, where Carax won best director, and Sparks (the band, comprised of brothers Ron and Russell Mael) won the best […]

Cork: Ortús Chamber Music Festival Sept 3rd – 5th

Cork: Ortús Chamber Music Festival Sept 3rd – 5th

Ortús Chamber Music Festival returns September 3rd-5th 2021 Cork City & County http://www.ortusfestival.ie The highly anticipated 2021 Ortús Chamber Music Festival begins on Friday, September 3rd, with the opening concert in MTU Cork School of Music, in Cork ‪at 8pm. Ortús Artistic Director, Sinéad O’Halloran, will perform alongside Hannah Miller on French Horn, Stephanie Appelhans on Violin, Francesca Gilbert and Martin […]

Clonakilty Guitar Festival is back! Sept. 10-19 2021

Clonakilty Guitar Festival is back! Sept. 10-19 2021

‘Guitarfest is coming…’ Clonakilty International Guitar Festival West Cork, Ireland September 10-19, 2021 Tickets for in-person performances will go on sale at 10am Friday 27th August via www.clonguitarfest.com The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival returns this September 10 to 19,  for its 17th iteration, as organisers attempt to once again electrify the streets, and crash the internet […]

Festival of Music & Comedy Ballinacurra House 11-12 Sept 2021

Festival of Music & Comedy Ballinacurra House 11-12 Sept 2021

The Great Beyond A new two day festival on the grounds of Ballinacurra House, Kinsale, Cork Sat.11th Sept. + Sun.12th Sept. 2021 Tickets on sale 10am today, Friday, 6th August http://www.coughlans.ie Coughlan’s Live Promotions are proud to present ‘The Great Beyond’, a new two day festival with live music and comedy, in the stunning surrounds […]

De Barra’s Outdoor Shows: Lisa Hannigan, John Spillane + more

De Barra’s Outdoor Shows: Lisa Hannigan, John Spillane + more

Live performances return to DEBARRA’S, CLONAKILTY Limited Capacity Outdoor shows Featuring Lisa Hannigan, John Spillane, Sharon Shannon, Junior Brother, Neil Delamare, world-exclusive collaboration with David Mitchell + Tiny Ruins, Susan O’Neill + plenty more  Tickets on sale now: https://debarra.ie/shows/ Having been forced to close in March 2020, due to the pandemic, DeBarra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty, […]

Ghana: Trans musician fights homophobia with song

Ghana: Trans musician fights homophobia with song

Ghana’s first openly transgender musician has released a song to boost the morale of the West African nation’s LGBT+ community, as it faces a crackdown by authorities, and a rise in homophobic persecution. Hiplife and Afropop artist, Angel Maxine, said she wrote “Wo Fie”, meaning “Your Home” in the Twi language, to comfort LGBT+ Ghanaians, […]