Marlene Enright, erstwhile singer of the Hard Ground, is gearing up to release her debut solo effort. She talks to Ronan Leonard
Cara O'Doherty gives her take on Beauty And The Beast, released tomorrow (Friday)
Fifty Shades Darker, Out now nationwide, Cert: 18, *
By trailing his new album Hey Mr Ferryman with the single The Last Ten Years the possibility arises of a clever conceptual continuity link to Mark Eitzel’s last solo offering, 2013’s Don’t Be a Stranger. Its lead single, and coincidently, opening track, announced I love You But You’re Dead. Given The Last Ten Years tells of the ferryman who takes him to his rest has Eitzel been stuck in some form of limbo these last four years?
David Axelrod is far from a household name but news of his death late last sunday evening was met with lots of tributes from music people of all disciplines and backgrounds. He was an innovative composer, arranger and producer who’s heyday in the 70’s brought a rich slew of recordings that mixed jazz and soul with rock and other elements.
With Sarah Jarosz and Mick Flannery having already played this week it is safe to say the White Horse Ballincollig Winter Music Festival is already in full swing. But tonight’s concert promises to be a rare treat for those interested in Americana, Appalachian and bluegrass music. Playing fiddle, banjo and Cajun accordion, multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell has recorded and performed with artists such as Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, Jack White, Joan Baez, Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and Loretta Lynn. But there are several more stroings