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Going Dutch With Esther Duijn.

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  Tresor resident and Another Earth label boss, Esther Duijn, makes her first Irish appearance this Saturday for Basement Project, in Factory, Galway. Jasper Mathews caught up with her for a wee chat in anticipation of the gig. Hi Esther, are you looking forward to your Irish debut?   Hi Jasper, I am super stoked to come to Ireland, it was on my wishlist for a while now. Also one of my … Read More

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Rundfunk Der Dublin!

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A new online radio station based in Dublin is about to take off. What’s in store? We checked in the DDR crew to find out.

So, a new digital radio station is in the pipeline. Tell us how it came about?

The idea was floating around in our heads for a while I think. A few of us have been involved in different forms of radio over the years and I think we all wondered why Dublin didn’t have something like this already. We went to Open Ear festival on Sherkin Island earlier this year and started talking seriously about it. A five hour car journey home with only national radio for company really got the wheels moving then. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. I guess it’s a bit reactionary in that sense, we were a bit angry with the lack of coverage for certain areas of culture in Ireland so we are trying to fill that void in a small way.

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Something For The Weekend.

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This week Tw!tch turns ten in belfast, while DDR appears in Dublin.

Dublin’s got a new digital radio station: DDR. Dublin Digital Radio are having a launch party and streaming for the first time this Saturday from 2pm. It’s a BYO affair in Jigsaw, where the station will be based. There’ll be a selection of DDR artists from Ellll to Daire Carolan to Breen, and more. Don’t miss it!

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Something For The Weekend.

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This weekend features Boxed Off, new club night Wah Wah and the second Gash Collective takeover. Sligo boys Brame & Hamo are doing well for themselves lately, tonight they show us what they’re about as play all night long in Tengu. It’s not too long since they featured at the Out To Lunch Tengu weekender, back again the Firehouse Skank Soundsystem have some roots reggae in the Teacher’s Club tonight. … Read More

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Don’t Start Wahing, It’ll Be Grand.

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Photos from The Grand Social facebook page. Dublin’s northside gets a new clubbing space in The Grand Social. If you’ve been in The Grand Social lately you may have noticed the work being done on the ballroom downstairs.  The refurbishment sees the venue change tack and aim to draw in a regular crowd of dance music enthusiasts. Taking over the reins are Hidden Agenda and This Greedy Pig. They’re launching … Read More

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Something For The Weekend.

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An Aquarius, Irish boys in Berlin and another new name for The Pint all feature this weekend.

Friday night sees the Dialogue crew back in action, they bring over Italian digger Niff to play with their usual residents in White’s Tavern, Belfast. The venue on Eden Quay formerly known as The Pint, and briefly as The Wiley Fox, has been renamed The Sound House. It’s there that Mutate kick off their autumn/winter season with Tripeo’s Irish debut. Check out the event page for a chance to win four passes to every show.

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Something For The Weekend.

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There’s a strong local showing this weekend in Belfast as Tw!tch gear up for their birthday bash.

Tw!tch celebrate turning ten by inviting a selection of DJs from the island that have played at their parties previously. If you can’t make it, check out the event page for the big international line-up next month. In Dublin, Barry Redsetta is taking a short break after the Out To Lunch weekender from throwing the parties and getting back behind the decks, on Friday he plays with Melly.

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Guerilla Gays In Ireland.

In Blog, Culture, Interviews, Politics by Beggars1 Comment

Oisin McKenna takes a look at queer activism today and republican activism in the past in his new show Gays Against the Free State. Beggars sat down with him to find out what’s what. Okay so, you’ve done a show at Fringe before – GRINDR – a love story, and you’ve done Write/Performer/Salesman, both back in 2013. Is this your first show since then? Yeah this is my first show … Read More

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Vacuuming in an Uncanny Vacuum

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I think my work is politically charged at times. I am quite ambivalent to the conventional roles ascribed by society to gender. In particular, in our own constitution, the language that enshrines women for example to situations of compromise, for example article 41.2 which prioritises a woman’s domestic role over her career and 40.3.3 which ensures women are not given full their reproductive choices.