Jim Carroll

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Banter at MusicTown 2016

Our guests are Neneh Cherry, Cameron McVey, Rusangano Family, Donal Dineen, Philip King and Kelly-Anne Byrne

Neneh Cherry coming to Dublin for Banter at MusicTown

Mon, Mar 7, 2016, 14:16


There’s a great line-up of events planned for the MusicTown festival in Dublin next month. Promoted by Dublin City Council, the festival will feature over 60 events throughout the city from April 6 to 17 inspired by the capital’s musical heritage and vibrant music scene.

You’ll find the full line-up here. We like the look of the Trad Rising night with Lynched, Landless, Slow Moving Clouds and many more; Dublin Sound Lab’s discussion on electronic music; vaudeville ukulele swing with Minnie and the Illywhackers at the Waldorf Barbershop and Nialler9′s Minimum Maximum night.

As part of the festival, Banter will be hosting two events. The first takes place at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Newmarket, Dublin 8 on Saturday April 9. There will be music and words from Rusangano Family at 1pm with MuRli, God Knows and mynameisjOhn talking about their new album “Let the Dead Bury the Dead”, roots, hip-hop, identity, Ireland and the future – and performing tracks from their new album. The band will also perform in Dublin’s Sugar Club on the same night.

This will be followed by three radioheads discussing how music on the radio can foster, kindle and develop a love affair with music. Kelly-Anne Byrne (Today FM, TXFM), Philip King (RTE Radio One, Other Voices) and Donal Dineen (from Today FM to 2FM) will talk about the power of radio and music selectors.

Tickets are now available at €5 a pop here.

The second Banter event is a meet the family conversation with Neneh Cherry and Cameron McVey at the Wintergarden in the National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2 on Saturday April 16 at 7pm.

Neneh Cherry is the adventurous, pioneering and innovative singer, songwriter and performer who has been producing cool, sassy pop all her life, from “Buffalo Stance” and “7 Seconds” to the recent “Blank Project” album via collaborations with Gorillaz, Michael Stipe, Groove Armada, Pulp, Peter Gabriel, The Slits and Kleerup. Her husband Cameron McVey is the producer who has worked with her during this career as well as producing and collaborating with Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead, All Saints and many more.

We’re chuffed to have Neneh and Cameron join us at Banter to talk about their life and work. Later, Neneh will DJ at Wigwam (Middle Abbey Street). Tickets for this Banter event are now on sale at €5.50 each here.