Jim Carroll

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This week in The Ticket – and your plugs

Villagers: Conor O’Brien talks about the maddest year of his life as Villagers went from local heroes to global Villagers and are now a band even German radio DJs are now writing songs for. Our favourite Irish acts: Ticket music …

Fri, Nov 26, 2010, 08:36

   

Villagers: Conor O’Brien talks about the maddest year of his life as Villagers went from local heroes to global Villagers and are now a band even German radio DJs are now writing songs for.

Our favourite Irish acts: Ticket music hacks pick their favourite Irish acts from 2010 and talk about the who, why, what, how, where and when behind their choices.
 
Babybeef: a Q & A with Sarah Carroll Kelly on everything from Judge Judy to why session musicians feel sad when they’re brushing their teeth.

Plus: reviews of music releases from Not Squares (CD of the Week slot for the excellent “Yeah OK”), Black Eyed Peas, Duffy, “Oh Yeah Contenders”, Olly Murs, N.E.R.D., Jimmy McCarthy, “Township Funk”, P!nk, Jim Sullivan, Dave Liebman and more, plus new movies on the block including Unstoppable, The American, Leap Year, Machete, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest and London Boulevard.

All this and more in The Ticket, in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

Discussion on copyright plug: as part of Temple Bar Gallery & Studios’ Open Day and to coincide with Alan Butler’s current solo exhibition, the gallery have organised a panel discussion on “Intellectual property and new Internet technologies”. The speakers are Keith Donald (Chairman of the Irish Music Rights Organisation and musician), Conor McGarrigle (internet artist) and myself. It happens tomorrow (Saturday, November 27) at 3pm and admission is free.

How to get your music into film & TV plug: a discussion panel about this very subject with Gary Calamar (music supervisor for True Blood, Six Feet Under, House, Dexter, Men of a Certain Age and many other hit US TV shows), Jim Reid (Warner UK Senior VP of Synchronization and previously Senior Manager, Music Acquisitions and Development, BBC Worldwide and BBC Radio & Music), Rob Hope (songwriter, member of Seneca and in-house music writer for Athena Media, whose clients include RTÉ, BBC, Newstalk and Setanta Sports) and Ciaran Hope (Irish composer, orchestrator, songwriter, producer and film mixer). Your host is Anne Cecere (Director of Film/TV Relations for BMI, the US organisation looking after songwriters and composers). The date, time and venue: Science Gallery (Pearse St., Dublin 2) on December 14 at 6pm. The admission fee: free. Advance booking is essential and can be done here.

The OTR plugs service is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember some simple rules. Declare an interest where one should be declared. Plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense. Plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. Plugs which plug the same stuff every week will also be deleted – if people ain’t interested by now, you should really get the message. “I am Irish, you are Irish, we are all Irish, aren’t we? Yeah!”

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