Author Archives: Jane Ward

About Jane Ward

I’m finally getting around to updating this section. I’m a recent Journalism graduate, and love flexing my writing muscles by updating this blog. I’ve had a fair bit of work published in a number of publications including student magazines and also in the national press. This blog isn’t the most serious one in the world as you may have noticed, it’s mostly for fun but I do try and post as much serious work as I can. More recently I’ve been involved in music journalism as it’s always been a passion of mine. I’m always open to submissions so if you have a demo or anything you’d like reviewed or previewed I’ll gladly post something. Hope you enjoy the blog

The Wedding Present 21st Anniversary Gig

  The Wedding Present are to return to Belfast on Sunday November 28th to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Bizarro, which will be played in its entirety. In 1985 singer David Lewis Gedge filled two suitcases with 500 copies of the band’s … Continue reading

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Simon Fagan Bewley’s Café Gig to be Streamed Live

            Simon Fagan’s upcoming gig in Bewley’s Café will be streamed live in his official website. The gig is taking place on Friday November 19th but can be viewed for free at http://www.simonfagan.net/live Streaming will … Continue reading

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T-Shirt Modification – T shirt into a halter neck

This really easy modification is a great way to give unused and unloved t-shirts a new lease of life. I used to buy t-shirts at gigs then really regret it. I never like the designs they have in women’s sizes … Continue reading

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John Angotti & The Cabinteely Gospel Singers in Vicar Street

On Friday September 19th John Angotti along with Dublin’s own Cabinteely Gospel Group will be performing a one night only concert in Vicar Street. Angotti who has previously been compared to Billy Joel and Elton John travels the world providing … Continue reading

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The Minutes – Fleetwood

After the success of their first single Secret History Dublin based noise merchants The Minutes are back with Fleetwood, the second single from their forthcoming album Marcata. The video, filmed on location in Bray, was Philip Kelly’s directorial debut for … Continue reading

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Charity Shop Chic

The nation let out a collective laugh when the government announced its foolproof solution to the financial crisis: “spend spend spend”. Spend our savings they said, throw away the nest egg. No thank you. Nowadays most people would rather invest … Continue reading

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Blind Pilots double a-side due for release August 28th

Blind Pilots are a Dundalk four piece who formed as sixteen year old school boys with aspirations of  achieving musical greatness. Now at the ripe age of 21 Jim O’Donoghue Martin (Vocals and Guitar), Gavin Murray (Drums and Vocals), Ronan … Continue reading

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David Downes Emmy Nomination

Irish composer David Downes has received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Music Direction for Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart: Live at Powerscourt House & Gardens. Downes was music director, orchestrator, arranger and composer of the special, which was … Continue reading

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The Charlatans, Who We Touch

With a career that has already spanned more than two decades, The Charlatans are preparing to release their new album Who We Touch, on September 10th 2010. Who We Touch is the band’s 11th studio album and one of their … Continue reading

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Kate Walsh, Peppermint Radio

Peppermint Radio is the 4th album from artist Kate Walsh. The album consists of 11 covers of songs from UK artists that have influenced Walsh over the course of her career which has spanned almost a decade and during which … Continue reading

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