Music From Ireland Showcase Features A Stellar Line Up Of Irish Music Talent At Bardot This Monday

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KCRW’s Chris Douridas Hosts With Live Performances By Saint Sister, The Coronas, Bitch Falcon, David Keenan

DJ  Sets By Jes Danz And Eric Johnson

WHO: Ireland Week ( in association with Music From Ireland and Culture Ireland present Music From Ireland Showcase in partnership with “It’s A School Night” at Bardot in Hollywood. Hosted by KCRW’s Chris Douridas and featuring an all Irish line up of notable and emerging acts including Saint Sister, The Coronas, Bitch Falcon, and David Keenan and DJ’s Jes Danz and Eric Johnson.

WHAT: Music From Ireland showcase features a stellar line-up of Irish music talent, as part of Ireland Week, a week-long conference with cultural festivities covering live music, theatre, visual art, film, TV, sports, tech, trade, and animation.

Following the stellar success of last year’s inaugural event featuring Lisa Hannigan, The Strypes, All Tvvins and Elm, Ireland Week returns to Los Angeles with the focus to bring Ireland to the world, and the world back to Ireland.

WHERE: BARDOT, 1737 Vine Street

Los Angeles, CA 90028

For tickets and updates please visit

WHEN: MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018  at 7:30 p.m.



Saint Sister is the creation of Morgan Macintyre and Gemma Doherty who formed in 2014 after graduating from Trinity College in Dublin. Their 2015 debut EP ‘Madrid’, recorded with Alex Ryan (bassist with Hozier), has since reached over 2 million streams on Spotify. The lead single was playlisted on RTE1 (Irish National radio) and was also championed by Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, eventually being playlisted through the BBC introducing system on Radio 1 as well as on German national radio, 1Live. Their 2016 “Tin Man” track was nominated for song of the year by the Choice Music Prize and the band named “Best Irish Band” in 2016 by the readers of the Irish Times. Their 2018 debut album “Shape Of Silence featured first single “Twin Peaks,” which was also supported at BBC Radio 1, Double and Triple J. NPR has also been a prominent supporter of the band, picking them as a SXSW highlight and featuring their single “Corpses” on “All Things Considered.”



With five critically-acclaimed albums to their credit and almost a decade spent touring all over the world, The Coronas have earned their place as one of Ireland’s best-loved and hardest working bands. The group’s fifth and latest album, Trust The Wire, released independently on their imprint So Far So Good Records, debuted at #1 on the Irish music chart in its first week of release in the summer of 2017, becoming the band’s first album to reach the top spot. The Coronas, who previously released four studio albums: Heroes Or Ghosts (2007), Tony Was An Ex-Con (2009), Closer To You (2011) and The Long Way(2014),  the first three via independent Irish label 3ú Records, and the fourth on Island Records, returned to the independent route, with Trust The Wire and a five-song EP Reprise. They recently sold out Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham–capacity 15,000–where they played to their largest headline audience. This year they headlined Ireland’s largest indoor concert venue in addition to playing an array of Irish summer festivals and several high profile North American festivals including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans.



Dublin alt-rock trio Bitch Falcon exploded onto the Irish music scene in 2014, quickly establishing themselves on the live circuit with the snarling vocals and pulsating riffs of lead singer and guitarist Lizzie Fitzpatrick. Hard-hitting debut single “Wolfstooth” encapsulated their raw energy, drawing a wider national audience, with the band’s fusion of rock, grunge, metal, hardcore and melodic electro-pop. Follow-up singles ‘Syncope’, ‘TMJ’ and “Clutch” earned increasing critical acclaim in Ireland and the UK. “Of Heart,”  a sprawling six-minute dirge picked up plays on BBC Radio 1. New single “Prime Number,” releases October 19.



Not just another young lad with an acoustic guitar, Keenan is the sound of Tim Buckley and Brendan Behan arguing over a few jars a suspicious hand of cards, and Anthony Cronin and Jack Kerouac furiously try to scribble it all down. Keenan’s music beguiles you in, his lyrics akin to half-remembered barroom wisdom, that days later, suddenly makes epiphanic sense. His art remains in a constant state of flux, whether it be sung to an acoustic guitar, delicately played with the small string section currently known as The Organics – navigating the hitherto unexplored hinterland between Nick Drake and Seán Ó Riada – or unleashed with his raucous Unholy Ghosts. Like Dylan, Bowie or Prince before him, Keenan is almost too prolific. By the time you get to hear what he’s doing, he’s already somewhere else. To describe his music, what are the terms available, folk, trad, blues, rock n’ roll? It is all these things, but the only appellation that suits – the one that best befits all the highest musical expression – is the only one that matters. This is soul music. – Hot Press Magazine.

With enhanced connectivity between Los Angeles and Dublin, IrelandWeek aims to capitalize by creating a two-way international superhighway. Ireland displays its talents abroad while encouraging inward investment, tourism, jobs and cultural awareness.

“It’s A School Night” was created by KCRW DJ Chris Douridas and Matt Goldman (MFG/AOK Collective), and has quickly become the go-to live music series for fans and industry alike. Its proven its tastemaker sensibility by booking some of the greatest acts in the world, along with breaking new bands. Artists performing include Moby, Florence And The Machine, Haim, Dua Lipa, Miguel, Capital Cities, and Billie Eilish among others.


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