2018 - Complete Line up

Roger Doyle / Áine O'Dwyer / Dreamcycles / 

Steven Stapleton / Whirling Hall of Knives / Mikron / Davy Kehoe / Vicky Langan / Wino Wagon / 

Who's the Technician / Robert Curgenven / 

Don Rosco / Lakker / Autumns /

Eamonn Doyle / Soft Stone / Rainfear /

Shane O'Meara / Somadrone / Eoin /

Breen / Crevice / Tuuun / 

FLowers At Night / Danny Deepo /

From The Bogs of Aughiska / Tonnta / Lair /

Gavin Prior / Now You're Swinging / Section5 

Barry Major Problems / Lerosa / Barry Lynn / Endrift/ / Byron Yeates / Minos / 

The Cyclist / Dabbledoo Music /

Linda Buckley & Laura Sheeran / Richard Carr / Linda O'Keefe


Mike Slott / Eomac / The Cyclist / 

Ambulance / The Smoke Clears / Naive Ted / 

Automatic Tasty / Robert Curgenven / Barry Greaves

Cignol / Mynameisj0hn / Everything Shook

Dreamcycles / February & Mars / Cáit

Olan / Simon Conway / Paudi Ahern / 

PCP/ Lolz / Recovery Position / 

Be Honest / JP Hartnett / The Cube of Unknowing / 

Gadget and the Cloud / Al Blayney / Au Fake /

Chris Chapman / Dabbledoo Music / Caskré


Sunken Foal / Toby Kaar / Spaces /

Lumigraph / Dave Nurmeburg / Sias /

Ellll / School Tour / Meljoann /

Ed Devane / Kenny Hanlon / Platinum Ray /

Ordinate / Mariah Black / T-Woc /

Cholera House / Niamh De Barra /

Chris Power / La Beaute / Lolz /

Double Glaze / Noid The Droid / Chris Chapman /

Lastminuteman / Minos / Sage /

Recordings 2017 - 2018

A selection of recordings from 2017 and 2018. For more exclusive songs, mixes and recordings visit our soundcloud page. 

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The Cube of Unknowing

Recorded on Saturday the 3rd of June 2017 at 16.30.
Live interpretation of a project by Francis Heery which takes its name and inspiration from Anno Santo, a mysterious, anachronistic hotel overlooking the waterfront in Salthill, Galway, conceived as a partly decomposed mixtape.

Automatic Tasty

Recorded on Friday the 2nd of June 2017 at 23.15
One of Ireland's most revered dance music producers delivering a live set to a packed tent on the Friday night, gearing us up for the whole weekend.

Naive Ted

Recorded on Sunday the 4th of June 2017 at 00.25.
 A performance that was, for many, the highlight of 2017's festival. The inimitable, intimidating Ted laid waste to an unsuspecting crowd, leaving some reeling, some bemused and many blown sideways, backwards and forwards.


Sectionfive with some words on the weekend + tracklist...

"If you weren't there you are probably sick listening to the rest of us.

What a weekend on Sherkin!

The island, people, weather and organisation - Open Ear was truly something special and it was all one of our own. Massive massive shouts to the team and north shore fam whose hard work made the entire weekend so effortless for everyone else.

I was lucky enough to play the pub on Sunday evening leaving plenty of time to get into the rhythm of the island and take it from there. Aside from a couple of tunes there was no plan other than party buzz and heavy on the xylophone. Things went well I think, with plenty smiles and tops off. One verdict suggested it was “like Ibiza without the dickheads” which isn't bad for our corner of the world. Genuinely chuffed to be part of such a ferociously high standard of music all weekend.

Just 44 weeks till we’re back. "

Sectionfive – Jolly Roger Open Ear 2018

(Extract) Skerkin Island woman RTÉ ‘Pieces of Land’ documentary 1976 /  Linkwood – Outside /  In Vision of Panorama - Heartbeat / The The - Giant / DJ Cat – Morning Gigolo / Peach Boys – Journey Dub / Hugh Masekela - Don't Go Lose It Baby/ Cultural Vibe - Mind Games / Dana Kay – Give Me Your Body / Sandy B - Student Night Kingdom Come – Groovy Baby / Marian Finucane’s cost of drugs radio snip / Microbonez – La Musica Que Me Gusta Manabu Nagayama, Soichi Terada - Low Tension Fresh & Low - New Life  /John Daly – Pandora (Box Mix) D5 – Sides of Space / Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget / Night Christ – Conversation Policy / Norm Tally - Travlin / Groove Armada – Love Sweet Sound (Kolshe mix) Dinosaur – Kiss me Again / Lipps Inc – How Long

Olan (All City)

Recorded on the 3rd of June 2017 at 3pm.

Olan, boss man at All City digs deep for an hour of music spanning across the globe and across many styles