Musical Rooms

May 2, 2008

Musical Rooms in The Irish Times

dawn2From today, I’m delighted to say that the Musical Rooms will appear as an occasional column in The Ticket, in The Irish Times. People have been very supportive of the series since it started on the blog back in November. Musicians who read it confess that it’s a bit like Through the Keyhole for them, without the nasally guided tour by Lloyd Grossman of course. Here’s some background on how it all started, and a full index of all the contributing acts to date.

Particularly recommended are Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip’s toilet, the
kitchen antics of this year’s Choice Music Prize winners Super Extra Bonus Party, James Yorkson and his stuffed heron, Adrian Crowley’s attic hideout and Dawn Landes’ New York recording studio.

The first Musical Rooms piece, featuring The Jimmy Cake, can found here in today’s Ticket.


  1. Great to hear that, it’s a fantastic series. Well done!

    Comment by Joe — May 2, 2008 @ 9:04 am |Reply

  2. Congratulations, well deserved.

    Comment by Twenty Major — May 2, 2008 @ 9:18 am |Reply

  3. Terrific news. Very well done & richly deserved.

    Comment by fústar — May 2, 2008 @ 9:23 am |Reply

  4. I saw it this morning Sinéad – they’re lucky to have it! Great series…

    Comment by Liz — May 2, 2008 @ 9:33 am |Reply

  5. Brilliant news! Congrats!!

    **runs out to pick up Irish Times in hard copy**

    Comment by David — May 2, 2008 @ 10:04 am |Reply

  6. Great news! Will still look forward to reading it here though!

    Comment by Tim — May 2, 2008 @ 10:37 am |Reply

  7. that is great news. well deserved.

    Comment by colin — May 2, 2008 @ 11:29 am |Reply

  8. congratulation sinead,
    great piece(s)

    Comment by Leigh O'Gorman — May 2, 2008 @ 11:34 am |Reply

  9. Fair play sinead, it’s a great idea for a column/regular piece. Sometimes I think music journalism doesn’t get enough new ideas injected into it so really happy to see musical rooms recognised as sometime different and special.

    Comment by Bren — May 2, 2008 @ 11:43 am |Reply

  10. Word

    Comment by adam — May 2, 2008 @ 2:07 pm |Reply

  11. Congratulations. One of the very best series online that fully deserves the national exposure.

    Comment by Padraic — May 2, 2008 @ 3:54 pm |Reply

  12. So glad the Times thought to run with this. Well done Sinead…it’s always been such a great part of the blog. Long may it continue (and I hope you get Kraftwerk!)

    Comment by Tanya — May 4, 2008 @ 12:55 pm |Reply

  13. re: easy music…
    i guess i’ve just always had the music page linked, because it’s what I do to a degree
    we do get the the irish times over here, but it tends to be a largely decimated model unfortunately

    Comment by Leigh O'Gorman — May 6, 2008 @ 11:10 pm |Reply

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