Some photos from what felt like our first glimpse of normality. The wonderful @sofftproductions had their first summer event down in Dunderry Park, Navan. They welcomed 150 people and ensured that not only our safety was being looked after, but also our souls. Shamanic drumming sessions to find your spirit animal, sound baths in the woods, fire pits to ease your racing mind and home … Continue reading Sofft Nights
I went to Dingle for the most restorative and normal weekend I’ve had in a long time. I’ve been to Dingle loads, everyone in the music industry has because it’s the home of Other Voices. Usually it’s cold, snowy and snug. We all cram into tiny bars, listen to great music and hug the hell out of each other. Heading to Dingle in 2021 was … Continue reading The aul triangle goes DINGLE DANGLEEE
A few weeks ago, my friend, Shilpa Ganatra asked me to share my lockdown playlist for an article she was writing for the Irish Times. It amazes sometimes that people would care about what I was listening to, but after talking with her, it makes sense. My entire life is guided by music, even though I can’t play a note. Over the last year, even … Continue reading Lockdown Listening
2021 struck again with another Live Stream, this time broadcasting from the incredibly gorgeous Olympia Theatre, Dublin. This was a broadcast for The Great Escape (usually held in Brighton). Artists included Melts, The Zen Arcade, Smoothboi Ezra, Sprints, Robert Grace, Monjola, Aby Coulibaly and Soda Blonde. When I heard that these amazing Irish bands were going to be performing in my favourite venue I immediately … Continue reading The Great Escape and why I worked for free.
(This article was first published in the Irish Times on May 8th 2021.) Growing up with two strong parents is great. they each impart their own wisdom and experiences. When those parents are from different backgrounds, cultures, countries even, that’s when things get really interesting for the kids. My Dad is Muslim and my Mam is Catholic. Me, I’m an atheist. As I was born … Continue reading Ramadan & Me