Open Ear Christmas Party // OE'19 Documentary

Christmas Party - 30/12/19
When we announced we were taking a break from Sherkin island in 2020 that did not mean that we would resting on our laurels. You will be hearing from us in 2020 but before that we'd like to round off what has been a special year for us with another Christmas party, in The Sound House in Dublin on ...

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Open Ear 2021

Hello everyone!
Yes, it's true, Open Ear will be taking a year off from our June Bank Holiday adventures on Sherkin Island. Do not fear though, we aren't going anywhere. News on our next event will be coming very soon and we PROMISE we'll be back on Sherkin in 2021, better than ever.


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Eliza Open Ear Dj Mixxxx

Some of you are already here (Howya!) and there are plenty more of you on the way - so here is our last preview for this year's weekend party, and it comes from one of our favourite Djs, Eliza, who will be closing out the North Shore Stage tomorrow night. That's all we need to say. Check it. 

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What’s the story!

Open Ear 2019 is finally upon us and as the build continues on site, so does the excitement!

We’d like to run through and highlight some things with you all before you make the journey down.

Travel / Parking in Baltimore.

For those of you who will be driving to Open Ear this ...

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Ocean Floor - Senots Maerd (exclusive stream)

Ocean Floor is the solo project of Aonghus Reidy, a composer of electronic and instrumental music for instruments such as synthesizer, harmonium and piano. Since his debut release 'Jupiter' in 2014, he has released several albums of slowly evolving harmonies and soundscapes, with elements of ambient, minimalist and experimental styles.


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For those of you who will be driving to Open Ear this weekend its VERY important that you please take note of parking in Baltimore - the town where you catch the Ferry to Sherkin Island from.

Baltimore is a small town but there is ample street parking.  We can't stress enough how important it is to be respectful of the residents and...

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Ordnance Survey - King Trio (exclusive stream)

Ordnance Survey is the latest project from Neil O'Connor who previously performed at Open Ear last year under his Somadrone guise. The Ordnance Survey album, featuring collaborations with Irene Buckley, Seán McErlaine and John McEntire amongst others, will be released this Thursday, when O'Connor, alongside Gareth Averill will perform live at ou...

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T-woc - Old Towers (Exclusive stream)

T-woc is part of the back-bone of Open Ear, somehow making our performance schedules run on time, working a magic that's a mystery to the rest of us. 
But you most likely know him for his music and Djing.
Old Towers is helping us chill the fuck out as we build up a head of steam ahead of next week's festival. We suggest you give it a g...

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This day next week Open Ear 2019 will be slowly but surely kicking into second gear, as our main weekend programme kicks off on the Friday afternoon. We've already started making our way to the island to start the build for next week's events -  making Sherkin's idyllic North Shore your home for the weekend. As of today we've released our day by...

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Static. - Through the Gap (exclusive stream)

Most closely associated - as you tend to be when yer the co-founder - with the Sunday Times! parties, the Cork city institute of the last decade, John Hennessy has recently seen his own productions, as Static., slowly make their way into the world. From the face-melting coldwave drone of his debut, Fallen Sky, on Apartment Records to recent tape...

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