Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Dong! Dong! Dong! OTR news update!

Forget the lobbying to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022, WOMEX may well be coming to Dublin. Per this press release from Temple Bar Cultural Trust, the city is one of three shortlisted to hold the world music …

Thu, Dec 2, 2010, 09:53

   

Forget the lobbying to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022, WOMEX may well be coming to Dublin. Per this press release from Temple Bar Cultural Trust, the city is one of three shortlisted to hold the world music trade show, conference and showcase in 2013. One small correction to the press release: it states that “if Dublin wins the bid, this will be the first time that a music industry event of this scale will be held in Dublin”. However, international music convention In the City was held in Dublin in 1996. The other cities shortlisted for WOMEX 2013 are Cardiff and Glasgow. A WOMEX delegation will visit the city in the coming weeks for a look-see.

Oxegen 2011 rumours: yes, we know it is snowing outside and there are icicles hanging from your nose, but some people are already thinking about a muddy field in Co Kildare next July. State magazine are tipping Foo Fighters (who are playing T In the Park), Faith No More and Metallica. OTR is hearing strong word that Lady Gaga, Black-Eyed Peas, Blink 182 and Pulp may also be heading to Punchestown Racecourse next summer.

First Fortnight takes place at Dublin’s Button Factory on January 15 with appearances from And So I Watch You From Afar, Dark Room Notes, Le Galaxie and Codes. All cash raised (tickets are a tenner) go to Amnesty International Ireland to support its campaign challenging mental health prejudice and discrimination.

Our man in Dingle: Tony Clayton-Lea will be blogging for OTR from the annual Other Voices beano in Dingle this weekend. Expect his daily reports – and food reviews – on the proceedings from Saturday onwards (provided he actually gets to Co Kerry in the first place).

Attention Whatmans’ fans, voting in the annual Nialler9 Irish albums and songs poll is now underway. It’s been a damn great year for Irish music (new-school cliche number 13,455) so let’s see who tops the lists.

Doing it for charity: The Script play a late-night gig at Dublin’s Olympia on December 17 with all cash from ticket sales going to Dublin Simon Community and Temple Street Childrens Hospital. Tickets are a tenner with circle seats to be auctioned.

Incoming: the Dum Dum Girls play Whelan’s on April 1 (tickets €17.50) and The Low Anthem play Vicar Street on April 10 (tickets €21). Tickets on sale from tomorrow and prices do not include Ticketmaster or tickets.ie charges.

Snow patrol: Laetitia Sadier’s show in Dublin’s Grand Social which was scheduled for tonight has been cancelled (she couldn’t get over as Gatwick Airport is closed) and will now happen in February (thanks to Valerie Francis for that update). Also, tomorrow night’s Si Schroeder gig at Dublin’s Mill Studios is now off till January (thanks to Dudley and Confused Eclectic for heads-up). If you know of any other gigs nationwide cancelled due to the Big Snow, let us know in the comments below.

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