In the past ten days or so, the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama have had their annual music competitions. My kids have been practising intensely and have made us extremely proud. Anya was highly commended in the under 12's Piano category, Toby was highly commended for under 15's Classical Guitar, and Leila took first prize … Continue reading How my house sounds
September’s Electric Picnic symbolises the crescendo of another epic Summer of Irish festivals and the event that many Irish music and comedy fans are looking forward to for months. Vodafone’s unique sponsorship platform Centre Stage also reaches a culmination around this time of the year, and having facilitated festival fun all Summer, we were tasked with bringing … Continue reading Dot dot dot dot doctor Beat
Had a great time down in Stradbally last weekend - managed to have fun, see some brilliant acts AND keep my camera safe. I left late on saturday night and (regrettably) missed some other gigs I'd have loved to see - particularly Portishead, but hey! there's always next year. Flushed with post-festival buzz, I'm already … Continue reading Electric Picnic 2014
For Vodafone's 'Centre Stage' in 2014, we developed the 'Surround yourself' campaign, with a dynamic TV ad featuring a catchy track from breaking act 'Talisco'. We supported it with outdoor and radio, and built a responsive website, populated with exclusive content, that made Centre Stage the place to go, to surround yourself with Ireland's biggest … Continue reading Front and centre
This is the greatest version of this great song. Stripped bare, this song from 1987 sounds fresh and full of life when Perry and the boys roll it out in the Guitar Centre sessions. Genius. Enjoy!
I had the pleasure of visiting the Festival of Russian Culture in Townley Hall, Drogheda, last year (2010). It wasn't very well publicised and most of the people there were Russian ex-pats. There were some brilliant musicians there throughout the weekend, but a highlight for me, was the performance by Oleg Ponomorov. Oleg was accompanied … Continue reading Festival of Russian Culture