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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love longford life

Reasons to love Longford life


Why life is pretty great when you’re living in Longford Having lived away for quite some time, and settled in Longford these past eight months (time flies!) I wanted to voice why I love Longford life. Between Dublin for college, Cork for work, Galway for college and flying to Germany for work and an adventure, most of my adult life has been…

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Cruthu 2016

Longford comes alive with Cruthú 2016


Cruthú 2016 brought Longford a new lease of life through art, performance and music   Art at Cruthú 2016 Cruthú 2016 was the third instalment of this annual arts festival which continues to give Longford a new lease of life. From humble beginnings and a core group of dedicated arts enthusiasts, Cruthú has now firmly fastened itself in Longford’s yearly…

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depression

That’s the thing about depression


That’s the thing about depression As someone who writes for a living, you would think it would be easy to write down how I feel and I suppose you would be correct. Since I was twelve I have filled endless pages with thoughts and prose; expressing how I felt on pen and paper was the easiest thing in the world.…

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ironman goals

Tri-ing to reach Ironman goals


Reaching your Ironman Goals Ironman Goals: Up to four years ago, the term Ironman meant nothing more to me than a fictional superhero character. Actually, if you asked me what an Ironman was I’m sure I would have assumed it was a race to see who could eat the most in an iron stomach type event. Over the past few…

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