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Spotlight On…Sugar Club, Dublin

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  Originally built as The Irish Film Theatre in 1963, The Sugar Club reopened the defunct theatre in 1999 after it lay unoccupied for 14 years following the theatre’s closure in 1985. Now, The Sugar Club plays host to a variety of nights including swing dancing, comedy and film.   One of the most talked about features of the club ... Read More »

Music Interview: Niall Byrne + Dublin

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  In 2005, Niall Byrne founded the music blog Nialler9 as a place for him to discuss the music he loves, from folk to hip-hop. Since then, his well-crafted site and passion for music has led Nialler9 to become Ireland’s most popular music blog and for Niall to writing gigs at newpapers and magazines as well as a position on ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Wall of Fame, Dublin

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  The Temple Bar area of Dublin lies just on the south bank of the River Liffey, which divides the city. This small, historical, section of Dublin still preserves its medieval street pattern and is now the arts center of Dublin by day, with over a dozen cultural institutions, and raucous, party central at night, attracting mainly tourists on the ... Read More »

Hearing O’ The Green: A Sip of Irish Sounds For St. Paddy’s Day

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  We could hardly avoid the fact that it’s Saint Patrick’s Day, what with our New York office literally yards away from the world’s oldest, longest, largest parade commemorating this most Irish of all holidays. Even now, we can hear the trumpets and snares of high-school marching corps as they march down 5th avenue belting out a martial version of ... Read More »

OUT NOW! Music + Travel Worldwide: 12 Cities / 12 Scenes

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In Music+Travel Worldwide our expert guides take a musical tour around the globe. Check out our sound sampler before you buy the book…   Jazz Land: Chicago by Peter Margasak Jazz Hometown Hero: Ken Vandermark and the Ken Vandermark 5     Click to hear 11 more… Read More »

Meet Museyon: James Hendicott

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It’s time for another round of Meet Museyon. This time we’re starting off with James Hendicott, your guide to Celtic punk in Dublin in Music+Travel Worldwide. James is a freelance music and travel writer based in Galway, Ireland, and he’s written his way around the world — from South Korea to Katmandu — discovering music for publications such as State ... Read More »

A Local’s Guide: Exploring Dublin’s Music Pubs

The Temple Bar, Dublin

By James Hendicott Have you ever drunk, danced and partied all night? What about drinking, dancing and partying all night in the fireside warmth of a tiny pub, arms flailing and head bobbing to a boisterous, twanging banjo and vocal combo, one that’s so much a part of the culture it could almost represent it?   The intimate corners of ... Read More »

Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Punk: Dublin

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Dublin has music in its soul, writes Museyon Guide James Hendicott, and today that spirit can be heard in the city’s Celtic punk scene. Brighter than its English sibling, yet too raw to go mainstream, Celtic punk is a blend of traditional Irish instrumentation with electric guitars and other sounds borrowed from rock ‘n’ roll. Join your guide as he ... Read More »

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