LAIR - Passage (Open Ear Exclusive)

Our latest Open Ear '18 preview comes from one of the more enigmatic performers on the line up, LAIR. With a varied recording and performing history including aliases such as Luminousound and Laura Kitty, the music of LAIR is as equally mysterious as its maker. A nomadic composer, vocalist and artist LAIR's music incorporates mysticism, sacred g...

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Eoin - Open Ear '18 Mixx

Somehow it's just 2 weeks to Open Ear 2018. How'd that happen? Ah well, its as good a time as ever to deliver our latest exclusive mix and performer profile. Eoin currently resides in Dublin town but he holds things down proper in Galway City at the same time, with his club night Shivers. Having already brought debuts to the city of the likes of...

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Getting There...Getting On...Getting It...

We know that Sherkin Island, as idyllic as it is, ain't the easiest place in the country to get to. But we really think it's worth it. With all this in mind we want to make your trip to the Island as stress free as possible - and as cost effective too. 

Travelling to Sherkin
First off, and most importantly - Getting ...

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Lerosa - Rainbow Monkey (Live) [Open Ear Exclusive]

As both a producer and Dj  Lerosa somehow manages to be both highly revered yet also be criminally under-rated. Hardly anyone else on any of our Open Ear line ups can boast such an impressive roster of labels to have released their music.  Debuting on the legendary D1 Recordings was a better start than many get; Further Records, the Seattle base...

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Mikron - LRO (Open Ear exclusive)

Next up for our artist profiles is Australian born, Irish-based duo - and brothers! - Mikron. A Mikron live set in Ireland is an extremely rare thing which coupled with their sleek and driving electo / techno makes them a pretty perfect fit for Open Ear. Michael and Ciaran Corcoran have been releasing music under the Mikron alias since 2012, fir...

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Shane O'Meara - Open Ear '18 Mix.

With this year's festival slowly but surely coming upon us it's time to profile some of the artists and Djs we have performing over the June Bank Holiday Weekend. One major aspect of Open Ear for us is highlighting those you don't see on festival line ups as often as they could be. Considering the huge amount of festivals across the country now ...

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A note on last Saturday - Ears Open, Dublin

Our Ears Open event(s) took place across last Saturday (21st of April) in Dublin City. We were over the moon with how it all went and have a few words to say on it below...

The idea for Ears Open was born out of the question - how can we better share new stuff amongst our community? Whether it’s new ideas, new music, new technology or new...

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Exploring the island - New venues for OE '18

For anyone who has attended our previous weekend adventures on Sherkin you will know how intrinsic the island is to the festival. Simply put, Open Ear would not exist as it does anywhere else in the country. Throughout the last ten months since OE ‘17 we have been visiting the island regularly and planning on how we can bring Sherkin and Open Ea...

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Naive Ted @ Open Ear '17

Closing off our look back at Open Ear 2017 is one more recording, taken from the Saturday night of the Festival. A bewildering, intimidating and utterly raucous blend of turntablism, wrestling, shattered beats, techno and fuck knows what else at times, Ted took to the stage, the tent structure, the dancefloor and anything else he could get a hol...

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Eomac Dj Set @ Open Ear '17

As we come near to the end of our dig into the 2017 archives we go look back to the future with Eomac's dj set from Friday night of last year's festival (does that sentence make sense? Hmmm). From noise to ferocious abstract techno, to gut clenching acid and even a lil bit of italo along the way Eomac showed the OE dance floor why he's become on...

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