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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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COLLABORATE WITH RONNIE WOOD ON WHOLEWORLDBAND

Musicians from across Ireland are invited to come to The Music Show in the RDS this weekend to collaborate and play with the legendary Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones on the WholeWorldBand App, a revolutionary new interactive tool for iPhone and iPad2. The unique App, which allows musicians to share audio and visual creations...

Transmission Rooms Recording Studios

Nestled between the hills and lakes of rural County Longford, Transmission Rooms Recording Studio offers the best of Digital and Analogue recording worlds, and has played host multitudes of European and Irish talent. The residential studio manager will be on hand at The Music Show to discuss your project needs, and will be bringing a...

Tanglewood Guitars Ireland

Award winning manufacturers Tanglewood Guitars will be launching their new Sundance Anniversary guitars and T6 Acoustic Amplifiers at The Music Show 2012, which takes place on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 February at the RDS, Dublin. Already voted the Best Selling Acoustic Guitar Brand Ireland & UK (MI Pro 2011), the new models are sure...

Rare John Lennon Microphones to be Displayed at The Music Show

Transmission Rooms Recording Studio has confirmed its presence at The Music Show and included on their stand will be the U47 and U87 microphones once owned by John Lennon himself! The microphones were used to capture the vocals on his now legendary Imagine album and visitors to The Music Show this weekend will, for the...

SEARCH FOR A STAR WITH A TANGLEWOOD GUITAR @ THE MUSIC SHOW THIS WEEKEND!

To remind us that music making should also be fun, especially when you’re young – Tanglewood Guitars Ireland will be running a live young performers competition on their stand at The Music Show this Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 February. Tanglewood Guitars Ireland have teamed up with Transmission Rooms Recording Studio to offer one lucky...

TANGLEWOOD GUITARS CONFIRMED FOR THE MUSIC SHOW!

Award winning manufacturers Tanglewood Guitars Ireland have confirmed their attendance at The Music Show 2012, which takes place this weekend (25 & 26 Feb) at the RDS, Dublin. Tanglewood will launch their new Sundance Anniversary guitars and T6 Acoustic Amplifiers at the Show. Already voted the Best Selling Acoustic Guitar Brand Ireland & UK (MI...

What happens at The Music Show?

People often ask us – The Music Show – what happens at it? We say, there’s a live stage with Ireland’s hottest acts, there’s every instrument under the sun, seminars, workshops + more … and then there’s absolutely unique moments like this.
RTÉ Concert Orchestra

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra has had a special place in Irish musical life for over 60 years, with a range that sees them equally at home in classical, opera, jazz, film, rock and traditional music. The orchestra has performed Nessun Dorma with Pavarotti and Messiah for the Pope, played with jazz legends like Lalo Schifrin...
Masterclasses, Workshops & Public Interviews

Masterclasses, Workshops & Public Interviews

Saturday 12pm – Jonathan Mover One of the world’s finest drummers, producers and drum activists gives a masterclass. Moderator: Jackie Hayden 1.30pm – Rubberbandits An audience with the comedy rap duo who exploded to the top of the charts with ‘Horse Outside’. Moderator: Stuart Clark 3pm – Donal Lunny An audience with one of the...
WATCH: LIAM Ó MAONLAÍ'S 'EVERLASTING'

WATCH: LIAM Ó MAONLAÍ’S ‘EVERLASTING’

Yesterday hotpress.com premiered a Cathy Davey acoustic take on her hit ‘Little Red’ with the promise of a Liam Ó Maonlaí cut coming later, which is presented below. Both artists recorded the tracks for inclusion on the innovative WholeWorldBand App, which is launching at The Music Show in Dublin on Feb 25-26. Other musicians and...
Calling all bands/musicians: AMP Distribution hosting Music Show competition!

Calling all bands/musicians: AMP Distribution hosting Music Show competition!

The Music Show can confirm AMP Distribution will be running an amazing competition at this year’s exhibition, with the winner taking home the BedRoom model of the revolutionary JamHub! JamHub enables up to 7 musicians (5 in the case of the BedRoom model) to jam together anywhere, anytime. Crucially, it also allows them to practice...
BIMM DUBLIN

BIMM DUBLIN

BIMM runs courses for musicians and music business entrepreneurs in Brighton, Bristol and now in their new premises on Francis Street in Dublin. BIMM enjoys high student numbers and an unrivalled relationship with the music industry. Since it was established in 2001, the award-winning colleges have expanded rapidly and now have over 1200 students at...