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THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH

It was a moment to savour. Hot Press editor Niall Stokes presented President Michael D. Higgins with a framed photograph of Philip Lynott and Rory Gallagher, the only shot taken of the two seminal rockers together, signed by Colm Henry. One could imagine this iconic photograph, taken at a gig...
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The songs of Brendan Graham at The Music Show

Brian Kennedy, Eimear Quinn, Eddi Reader and Thomas Walsh joined the esteemed songwriter for the final panel of the weekend. As two days of debate and conversation drew to a close in the Red Room, it was only right that the last panel focused on the songs themselves. Things got...
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Glen Hansard For Music Show Panel

The star studded line-up for The Music Show became even stronger last night with the news that Glen Hansard had been added to the list of panellists. The Frames and Swell Season singer – who is about to release his first solo album, as revealed exclusively earlier by Hot Press – has been added to...
Check out The Music Show Live Stage breakdown!

Check out The Music Show Live Stage breakdown!

With so many top Irish acts confirmed for The Music Show, anticipation for the Live Stage is reaching fever pitch! The live stage opens at 12 noon with a very very very unique TV appearance. Shadowplay, the winners of the Lift Off competition will open proceedings at 12.20pm and warm up the crowd for Bressie,...

The Music Show Opening Hours

The Music Show Opening Hours for the weekend are: Saturday: 10.00-18.30 and Sunday: 11.00-18.30

Kian Egan supports the Artists’ Charter

Kian Egan of Westlife has added his voice to the chorus of artists supporting the launch of The Artists’ Charter at The Music Show, in Dublin on Saturday February 25. “I am delighted to back The Artists’ Charter,” Kian said in a statement issued in support of the charter. “Fair remuneration for artists is a...
Tower Records confirmed for Music Show

Tower Records confirmed for Music Show

Tower Records, one of the leading specialists in music, DVD, books and games in Dublin, will be at the RDS this weekend. Pop along to meet the staff, as well as a whole host of top Irish acts from the live stage, who will be on hand to sign CDs, posters and various body parts....
Wide range of bow instruments at AMP Distribution stand!

Wide range of bow instruments at AMP Distribution stand!

AMP are now the distributors for ‘Scott Cao’ bow instruments.  Scott Cao is listed among the best-known contemporary bow instrument makers in the world. His instruments are currently in the hands of famous professional players, such as Nigel Kennedy. Scott Cao instruments are renowned for their exceptional tone and their beautiful aesthetics. AMP have a...
The Music Show Program: For View/Download

The Music Show Program: For View/Download

The Music Show 2012: Download The Program HERE Looking for full details of The Music Show ? Here’s a very handy 24 page program for you to enjoy! Complete with details of exhibitors, panelists, seminars, workshops and the day by day breakdown of the live stage!
Lethal Dialect confirmed for The Music Show

Lethal Dialect confirmed for The Music Show

He’ll be bringing a dose of hip hop to the panels… With his second album <i>LD50 Part 2</i> just released and MTV singing his praises, the HP-tipped Lethal Dialect is ready to explode. Now, the Dublin rapper comes to The Music Show. LD, aka Paul Alwright, will be sitting in on Saturday’s proceedings, ready to...
Calling all artists: eircom MusicHub at The Music Show

Calling all artists: eircom MusicHub at The Music Show

If you fancy getting your music on the service, take a wander over to their stand in the RDS this weekend. eircom MusicHub would like to talk to artists at The Music Show about getting their music onto the MusicHub service. A positive step in the battle against piracy, the eircom online music service boasts...
A GREAT SONG IS STILL THE ANSWER

A GREAT SONG IS STILL THE ANSWER

Sunday, February 26th – 4.30pm The panel on songwriting will begin with ”Effin’ Songs”, Brendan Graham’s attempt to answer the question – ‘How did you write the effin’ song?’ – along with special guests Brian Kennedy and Eimear Quinn. It will go on to discuss what it is that makes a song that becomes part...

Bandstand – New Music for New Social Media to Launch at The Music Show

As the music industry landscape continues to change and those involved look for a way of embracing the new digital revolution, the artist often finds themselves in greater control of their own business destiny. With self-financed labels, on-line distribution, band promoted gigs and management, the DIY ethic has never been stronger – especially given the...

AMA MUSIC AGENCY

Brought to you by The AMA Music Agency, Bandstand.ie is a new music platform for Facebook and mobile devices where artists can release their music in an App. A band’s unique ‘Bandstand’ App will enable them to showcase and sell their music, merch, tickets and videos directly to fans via Facebook, mobile or website.  With...