Jim Carroll

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The news at 9: Sligo Music Industry Day, OTR Presents & Arthur Russell Tribute

One for those in the north-west: Sligo Music Industry Day is an initiative from the Sligo Music folks and will see an assortment of music business talking heads trying their utmost not to utter phrases like “going forward”, “piracy” and …

Mon, Oct 17, 2011, 09:00

   

One for those in the north-west: Sligo Music Industry Day is an initiative from the Sligo Music folks and will see an assortment of music business talking heads trying their utmost not to utter phrases like “going forward”, “piracy” and “IMRO” at The Model, Sligo on Thursday October 27. I am one of said talking heads and will be taking part in a Meet the Media panel with Niall “NIaller9″ Byrne and Una “Una” Mullally on the day. Full rundown on all the panels and other relevant information here.

The next OTR Presents gig will feature live sets from The Field and Walls at the Twisted Pepper, Dublin on November 19. Tickets are €15 (or €12, if you’re a Bodytonic member) in advance and can be purchased here (no booking fees or TM charges). But that’s not all: you can also hang around for the Twisted Pepper third birthday bash afterwards which features Joy Orbison, Floating Points, Barry Redsetta, The Vertical Rhythm Joint and much, much more. OTR Presents: spoiling youse….

There’s a special celebration of Arthur Russell’s life and music happening at the Bernard Shaw, Dublin on Sunday October 30 as part of The Beatyard weekender. Sound Now, Seek & You Will FInd will feature performances from Angkorwat, Patrick Kelleher, School Tour, TR One, Quarter Inch Tape Collective, Conor L, David Kitt and Louis Scully plus The Eatyard food festival and an exhibition of Arthur Russell memorabilia. I’ll also be having a Banter conversation with Tim Lawrence, the author of the fantastic “Hold Onto Your Dreams” biography of Russell (and the excellent “Love Saves the Day” history of 1970s’ American dance culture). Admission to this one is free and proceedings get underway at 2pm.

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