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The Happy Pear

THE HAPPY PEAR


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan.  The clean eating, fun loving, vegan twins from The Happy Pear are infecting us all with positivity one healthy meal at a time. If a daily morning swim in the sea while the rest of us clutch at the last few hours of slumber…

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High Hopes Choir

HIGH PRAISE FOR THE HIGH HOPES CHOIR


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan.  Stories don’t get more moving than the tale of The High Hopes Choir. The choir was the subject of a three part documentary on RTE back in 2014, focusing on the lives of people touched by homelessness as they formed a choir and went…

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Cathy Davey

CATHY DAVEY LAUNCHES HER NEW ALBUM IN THE HAZEL WOOD


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan. Following The Chemical Brothers and Super Furry Animals incredible headline sets, The Hazel Wood offers the perfect solitude, where we retreat to watch Cathy Davey launch her new album. In an Electric Picnic exclusive, it’s the first place for anyone to hear the album…

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Super Furry Animals

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS TAKE OVER THE ELECTRIC ARENA


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan.  As Friday night at Electric Picnic heats up, it’s trails all lead to the Electric Arena where Super Furry Animals are about to embark on a journey of musical infusion. We are swept off our feet from the offset with Gruff Rhys leading the…

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The 1975

THE 1975 THRILL THE ELECTRIC PICNIC CROWD


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan.  What better way to get those bodies moving than by gracing the Main Stage with The 1975. The atmosphere is absolutely electric as festival revellers kick-start a memorable first night of everyone’s favourite festival. The exuberance is evident, emanating from a crowd who are clearly ready to make…

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Heathers

HEATHERS AMAZE THE OTHER VOICES CROWD


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog. Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan. Since their 2008 debut ‘Here, Not There’ received ubiquitous critical acclaim, Heathers have risen to the fore of the Irish music scene. Their alt-pop sound, and unwavering, breath-taking releases have firmly cemented twin sisters Louise and Ellie MacNamara as some of the…

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ABC

ABC BRING THE 80S TO THE MAIN STAGE


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Christian Tierney.  ABC is a new wave act who achieved prominence in the 80’s with their debut album reaching Number 1 in the charts. Throughout their career they saw continued success with their polished pop sound appealing to the masses. Arriving on the Main Stage, they’re greeted…

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Fossets

THE CIRCUS COMES TO THE HAZEL WOOD


Author Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on the Electric Picnic live blog, reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan.  The Hazel Wood comes to life in a bang of glitter and glamour as Vincent and Alison from Fossett’s Circus take to the stage. In a James Bond like performance, we are treated to some very daring and impressive knife throwing which leaves…

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Booka Brass Band

BOOKA BRASS BAND IGNITE THE OTHER VOICES STAGE


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan. One of the highlights of Electric Picnic 2015 was stumbling across Booka Brass Band on the Salty Dog Stage accompanied by Glen Hansard on vocals. This was a pinnacle moment of the festival, exemplifying everything it’s all about; loud brass, sultry tones, surprise…

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Irish Blog Awards

Vote for Rach Writes Stuff in the Irish Blog Awards


Vote for Rach Writes Stuff in two categories of the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards For as long as I can remember I have wanted to write, first beginning to write poetry aged 12. As the years progressed I delved into different areas, really finding my niche in music and entertainment. Having worked in a variety of print and digital publications,…

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