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  • New Sounds in an Old Place

    New Sounds in an Old Place

    GlasDrum presents – New Sounds in an Old Place on Friday the 5th October Hosted in the wonderfully atmospheric setting of St. John the Baptist church in Drumcondra, come along for a night of intimate performances of acoustic music and spoken word. The acts on the night are the spellbinding close harmonic folk styling’s of Ye Vagabonds, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and songwriter Dowry and Natalya O’Flaherty an emerging voice on the Irish spoken word scene. The whole night will be recorded by Near […]

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  • Dublin Song Series
(L-R) Clodagh Kinsella, Dearbhla Collins, Leah Redmond and  Rob McAllister

    The Hugh Lane Concert Series – Programmes 5 & 6

    The Hugh Lane Concert series continues with the final two programmes in the series featuring the Dublin Song Series and Colman Pearce. Broadcasting Tuesday Jan 16th and 23rd at 3pm on Near FM. Dublin Song Series – Tuesday Jan 16th 3pm Songs by Faure, Strauss and Mahler. With singers Clodagh Kinsella, soprano, Leah Redmond, soprano, Robert McAllister, bass-baritone and Dearbhla Collins on piano. The programmes features interviews with all of the above plus Veronica Dunne and members of the audience.   […]

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  • The Hugh Lane Concert series

    The Hugh Lane Concert series

    Broadcasting Tuesday April 18th @ 3pm on Near FM. The Hugh Lane Concert series continues with a performance entitled As the quiet crow flies. In this programme we hear a ground breaking and completely improvised performance by sound art practitioners, composers and musicians Danny McCarthy and Mick O’Shea (The Quiet Club) and  Ian Wilson and Cathal Roche (cRow). As well as the perfromacne we will have the opportunity to hear the musicians talk about the art of improvisation, unusual instruments and sound […]

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  • The Hugh Lane Concert series – Barry Guy and Izumi Kimura

    The Hugh Lane Concert series – Barry Guy and Izumi Kimura

    The Hugh Lane Concert series continues with a performance from Barry Guy and Izumi Kimura. In this programme we hear a performance of mainly Barry’s original compositions and interviews with Barry, Izumi and Maya Homburger. Upcoming programmes include the Quiet Club with crOw on Tuesday April 18th at 3pm. About the series The Hugh Lane Concert series showcases contemporary, traditional, classical and jazz music concerts recorded at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, as part of the Sundays @ Noon concerts. This radio […]

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  • The Hugh Lane Concert series

    The Hugh Lane Concert series

    The Hugh Lane Concert series showcases contemporary, traditional, classical and jazz music concerts recorded at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, as part of the Sundays @ Noon concerts. The series, which starting on Tuesday March 14th,  captures the best in Irish and international based composers and musicians performing in front of a live audience. As well as the performances, Near FM have recorded in-depth interviews with the musicians, and reactions from members of the public. Upcoming programme is John F. […]

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  • Happy Birthday Near FM

    Happy Birthday Near FM

    Come along and join the celebrations as Near FM marks 20 years with a special bands and DJ night in the Wiley Fox, Eden Quay on Friday September 11th from 8pm until late. (The Wiley Fox is next to Liberty Hall) Performances on the night come from a very talented bunch of Near FM volunteers including Pat Farrell’s ‘Dublin Blues Cartel’, Aoife Nic Canna, Noel McGuinness, DJ Daley, Ska Patrol DJs, Lost Radio Outpost DJ’s and Neon Room DJ’s. It […]

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  • BANTUM and Near FM crew. at Block T bash!

    Block T – 5th Birthday Party

    Near FM attended the Block T 5th Birthday celebrations in the Tivoli Grounds on Saturday July 4th. Legendary Irish house DJ Aoife Ni Canna presents a programme featuring interviews and music with Block T Managing Director Laura Garbataviciute-Dovn and Programme Director Grace McEvoy as well as musicians and DJ’s Bantum, Hauer, Adult Rock, Nialler 9, Rob Farfer, Nova Collective and Benny Smiles. The programme will broadcast on Thursday July 16th @ 5.00pm repeated on Friday July 17th @ 6pm. Listen […]

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  • Rock the Park 2014

    Rock the Park 2014

    Near FM and Dublin City Council are proud to present Rock the Park, a day of live music featuring some of Northside Dublin’s best bands in Fr.  Collins Park, Clongriffin on Saturday September 13th from 2pm. The bands represent both the stalwarts and the up & coming of  the Dublin music scene. Come down on the day to hear original Indie, Folk/Trad, Ska/Reggae and alternative rock music. The lineup is as follows: LIR – 5pm The Bionic Rats – 4pm The Rattling Kind – 3pm The North […]

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  • Lovers of Life

    Lovers of Life

                                    Lovers of Life is a 4 part documentary series, which captures a snapshot of the Dublin Independent Music scene in 2013. At a time when the music industry worldwide is having to continuously change and evolve to keep pace with new technologies and online distribution facilities this series examines how young independent Dublin musicians are embracing this new musical landscape. This series meets the […]

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  • Perfect Friction

    Perfect Friction

    Perfect Friction Perfect Friction is a group of young musicians who came together through playing at Wicklow Trad sessions in Wicklow Town. The band features seven Trad musicians and a world-class vocalist, Rebecca Winckworth, who has toured extensively with Anúna among other groups. The band’s music ranges from high-energy Trad sets with a full range of instruments (fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, whistle, bodhran, guitar, piano), to pop and rock songs tastefully arranged with a Trad theme. The musicians, […]

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