Harmless Noise

A music blog from Ireland.

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Monday, March 12th, 2012

Notes :: The Choice Prize 2012

Trash. Vibrant! Fun. Dull as dishwater. Agile lyrics but plods on and on for ages. These are just a few of the notes I looked down at over a cup of coffee in the Morrison Hotel at 17:35 on Thursday evening. It seemed a miracle I was early but there was no one there at

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Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Win :: 101 Irish Records (You Must Hear Before You Die)

Earlier this week Tony Clayton-Lea’s new book 101 Irish Records (You Must Hear Before You Die) was launched at the Workman’s Club. Just before that I headed to meet the author himself for an interview because I...

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

News :: 101 Irish Records (You Must Hear Before You Die)

Lists! Pah, humbug. I can’t stand them really. It’s not even that I dislike having to do them myself, I’m going to be honest and reveal that I don’t even have that much interest in reading other...

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Photo :: Iarla O’Lionard

This is beautiful: a photo of Iarla Ó Lionáird taken at the finale of the Other Voices show in New York last week. It was taken by Jacob Blickenstaff and there are two more on his blog,...

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Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Video :: Rubberbandits

Why is it that everytime a new Rubberbandits video comes out, I put off watching it? Because I don’t actually want to like them. But I do. I love the irreverent humour that on first glance, seems...

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Friday, August 27th, 2010

Interview :: Adrian Crowley

Adrian Crowley plays the final night of the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 30 August. The nice people at Cargo Publishing have an interview with him on their site and as you’d expect it’s a lovely read...

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