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  • CONTEMPLATING THE MUSE – No. 6

    CONTEMPLATING THE MUSE – No. 6

    CONTEMPLATING THE MUSE No 6 Linda Ibbotson “The bold adventurer succeeds the best” Ovid . Last time, we were savoring the delights of the gardens at Lismore Castle where my featured guest poet Annette Skade was reading on Culture Night. I welcome you now to join me in the next adventure as I am revelling [...]

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SEX, SONGS & CDs – Geoffree Bennett

SEX, SONGS & CDs – Geoffree Bennett

SEX, SONGS & CDs Geoffree Bennett   In my youth I never had a record collection and looking back, I don’t think I was an ardent fan of any particular singer or band. I enjoyed listening to music and loved to read LP sleeves and admire the artwork and would often ‘borrow’ friends’ and family’s [...]

Top 13 Beatles Albums – What Made No.1 And Why? – Michael Charles Dirksen

Top 13 Beatles Albums – What Made No.1 And Why? – Michael Charles Dirksen

Top 13 Beatles Albums What made No.1 and why? Michael Charles Dirksen S.A. I thought it might be fun to take a trip down Penny Lane and do a countdown of my favorite Beatles albums. “The Beatles were banned throughout most of the apartheid years (in South Africa).” Are you going to agree with the [...]

Top 5 Driving Songs of 2012 (Mainstream) by Matt Jones

Top 5 Driving Songs of 2012 (Mainstream) by Matt Jones

Top 5 Driving Songs of 2012 (Mainstream) by Matt Jones. Whilst we predominantly feature MT Members and their music here in the magazine it is also nice to have a look at the ‘mainstream’ music business from time to time. Particularly of interest to those members seriously intending to take over the World ! no harm looking [...]

CD Reviews

KAZ HAWKINS  BETTER DAYS – EP  Reviewed by Tony Floyd Kenna.

KAZ HAWKINS BETTER DAYS – EP Reviewed by Tony Floyd Kenna.

KAZ HAWKINS BETTER DAYS – EP Reviewed by Tony Floyd Kenna. I first met Kaz a few years back when she was walking the boards as Mama Kaz, a bundle of unbridled electrifying energy, with a big smile, a big voice and big songs, she could captify and entrall any audience, big or small. So, [...]

2014 The Alien Has Landed  Tony Floyd Kenna  reviewed by  Robert Craven

2014 The Alien Has Landed Tony Floyd Kenna reviewed by Robert Craven

2014 The Alien Has Landed Tony Floyd Kenna reviewed by Robert Craven Tony Floyd Kenna is improving from album to album, both as a songwriter and performer. His voice has the gravelly undertones of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan but with a unique way of phrasing a lyric. His songs convey wry observations about life, [...]

Odibals’  ‘Rollin’ with the times’  reviewed by  Robert Craven.

Odibals’ ‘Rollin’ with the times’ reviewed by Robert Craven.

Odibals’ ‘Rollin’ with the times’ reviewed by Robert Craven. I reviewed Odibal’s ‘Bringing it all back home’ in March of this year and the band; Murray McDowell, Keni Brownlow and Mickey Gorman have been busy in the studio with the following album ‘Rollin’ with the times’. As with the previous offering, the shadow of Woody [...]

Interviews

A Portrait of the Independent Artist as a Young Man – Dion McVey Interview

A Portrait of the Independent Artist as a Young Man – Dion McVey Interview

I first stumbled across the music of Dion McVey a few years ago on YouTube. I found his music different and refreshing – a welcome change from the 98% of X-Factor wannabe’s populating that site. Dion would be the first to admit that his tunes were not the finished article, but they certainly grabbed my [...]

A Five Minute Interview with – Gary Woodrow (lunaticmusicman)

A Five Minute Interview with – Gary Woodrow (lunaticmusicman)

There are just so many great artists on MT, we simply don’t have time to interview them all! In the meantime, these mini-interviews are designed to let you get to know some of them a little bit better. This one is with Gary Woodrow, a superb multi-instrumentalist and proper rocker! Gary’s MT Channel     [...]

A Five Minute Interview with – Edd Cragg (Eddkonnekshun)

A Five Minute Interview with – Edd Cragg (Eddkonnekshun)

There are just so many great artists on MT, we simply don’t have time to interview them all! In the meantime, these mini-interviews are designed to let you get to know some of them a little bit better. This one is with Edd Cragg, a very talented and extremely versatile writer and performer. Edd’s MT [...]

Songwriting

Songwriters No. 17 – Steve Bonino

Songwriters No. 17 – Steve Bonino

Songwriters No.17 Steve Bonino August 2013. Number seventeen in a series where Songwriters on MT have been invited to tell a little about why they write, and to pick a personal favourite of their own. Steve is an active member and supporter of MT  and hails from New York U.S.A. Currently based in California he [...]

SONGWRITING REFINED – Justin (Oswlek)

SONGWRITING REFINED – Justin (Oswlek)

Songwriting Refined Justin (Oswlek) Hello everyone, welcome to my initial foray into the writing-about-songwriting realm.  This will either be the first of several installments on a series of different subjects, or an experiment gone horribly wrong.  Time will tell. I should admit that I have no great qualification for this role.  I’m neither an acclaimed [...]

Songwriters No.16 – Andrew Purcell

Songwriters No.16 – Andrew Purcell

Songwriters No.16 Andrew Purcell February 2013 Number sixteen in a series where Songwriters on MT have been invited to tell a little about why they write, and to pick a personal favourite of their own. Andrew is an active member and supporter of MT  (ErdingtonSound). Bio Guitarist with Free Spirit (1977 – 1980) early recordings at  [...]

Promoting Your Music

A Novel Way for Struggling Musicians to Earn Some Cash

A Novel Way for Struggling Musicians to Earn Some Cash

There is loads of (fairly useless) advice out there on how to become a musical megastar overnight. But the simple fact is, most musicians need a way to pay the bills while they work towards being able to support themselves with their true passion in life. By the time you’ve factored in the cost of [...]

7 Superb WordPress Plugins for Musicians’ Websites

7 Superb WordPress Plugins for Musicians’ Websites

As a musician, there is no better way to showcase your talents than through your music. Whether that’s through gigging in pubs and clubs, handing out CDs, or sharing it on the internet; getting your unique sound out there is your ultimate goal. Artists already know the importance of having their own website. But if [...]

Are You Choosing An Album Launch Venue Wisely?

Are You Choosing An Album Launch Venue Wisely?

One of the greatest accomplishments a musician makes is the completion of an album. The time, resources, and effort put in to make the recording perfect are usually on a large scale. One of the best ways to launch an album is to do an album launch party. Here, you get to showcase the team [...]

Musicians Gear

Equipment That Will Make Your Band Shake Any Venue You Play At – by Kandace Heller

Equipment That Will Make Your Band Shake Any Venue You Play At – by Kandace Heller

Equipment That Will Make Your Band Shake Any Venue You Play At. by Kandace Heller Whether you’re a band still building your name and playing at local high schools or a band with thousands of fans and is touring the nation, you are going to want to have the best equipment for your gigs. The [...]

The 10 Most Important Home Recording Tools (pc/mac based)

The 10 Most Important Home Recording Tools (pc/mac based)

Over the last decade, the ability to produce good quality recordings at home has gotten easier and more accessible than ever. While there are still some components of a professional studio that are very expensive, you will find that most manufacturers are providing solutions to fit almost any budget, and still give you surprisingly great [...]

The BOSS BR Series

The BOSS BR Series

HOME RECORDING with the BOSS BR series – A STUDIO IN A BOX. In simple language, by Tony Floyd Kenna. Boss produce a range of compact Multitrack Digital Recorders, full of magic. Magic? You say. Yep, you get lots of really good effects, virtual tracks for alternate takes, built in drum machine, cut & paste [...]

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Anton & Stephanie – At Friday Arts At No5.

Anton & Stephanie – At Friday Arts At No5.

Tony Floyd Kenna | February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anton & Stephanie At Friday Arts At No5. Having played and hosted Darkey Kelly’s in the afternoon and then played a set at the Pint Bar after tea I was tempted to head home…. But….. Decided I’d pay a quick visit to the December session at No. 5., say hello, wish Happy Christmas. The No 5. [...]

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Dublin Jam Sessions – Arthurs, Thomas Street, Dublin.

Dublin Jam Sessions – Arthurs, Thomas Street, Dublin.

Tony Floyd Kenna | February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

November 29th. 2013 – Arthurs, Thomas Street, Dublin.   Pictures & report by Dermot Reynolds – On my way to the Dublin Jam Session I looked up and could see the last quarter of the moon. I pulled my coat tighter against the chill but once inside the venue at Arthurs Pub on Thomas Street [...]

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BREATHE – Deco Greene reviewed by Dermot Reynolds

BREATHE – Deco Greene reviewed by Dermot Reynolds

Tony Floyd Kenna | February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

BREATHE – Deco Greene reviewed by Dermot Reynolds The Grand Social hosted the launch of Breathe, the new EP from Dublin singer/songwriter Deco Greene. The Garden Venue, decked out like a circus, rocked like a stadium as he crooned his way through his set, mixing tracks from his EP with new songs destined no doubt [...]

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FLAT EARTH DIARY by Krista Detor – Review by Gabriel Davey

FLAT EARTH DIARY by Krista Detor – Review by Gabriel Davey

Tony Floyd Kenna | February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Krista Detor – Flat Earth Diary (U.S.A.) A Review/Overview By Gabriel Davey On a rainy Wednesday evening in November I went along to a songwriting seminar at IMRO Hq. in Dublin, hosted by singer/songwriter Krista Detor. The workshop was well attended by songwriters from M.T. Dublin and from around the country. I must admit that [...]

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Fridays With Floyd (1) Ryan’s Bar, Dublin.

Fridays With Floyd (1) Ryan’s Bar, Dublin.

Tony Floyd Kenna | November 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

FRIDAYS WITH FLOYD Ryan’s Bar, Christchurch, Dublin. We had our first ‘Fridays With Floyd’ last night in Ryan’s Dublin, huge thanks to proprietors Amanda & Ken for hosting this. A great turnout of local songwriting and performance talent with Sean O’Neill, Dermot Reynolds, Ruth Egn, Gabriel Davey, Alan Ryan, Mick Brady, Daniel Wade and of [...]

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