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Hope of a new day by Tony Gorman

A quick note about this  wonderful new poem by Tony. It’s good to see that people speak openly about mental health problems to reassure those suffering that there’s help there when they need it. I think the biggest uplift is to know that somebody cares giving hope to their lives. I wrote my poem... 

The Klares and Big September Live at The Academy

The Klares will play support to “Big September” at the Academy on Abbey Street this May 17th.  This cool new group won a competition last year “The Webfactor” and preformed at YouBloom@Dublin. As you may recall, we at the Fountain, your favourite online newswire, hooked up with the Klares last... 

The Irish On YouTube – Top 10 Trending Music Videos of 2013

Below is the Top 10 Trending Music Videos on YouTube during 2013, calculated based on visitors to the video-sharing website by Irish residents. This chart comes out each year, and it features the most popular music videos that have been shared on external websites, and have been viewed by a significant... 

Conor Hamilton Interview – A Star In The Making

After selling out the Academy, on Abbey Street lower, here in our wonderful city of Dublin, Conor Hamilton has a lot to be thankful for. Aged only 15 he is already making a name for himself as a singer songwriter and he has a few video’s up on his YouTube channel. So how did this young man at the... 

Elbow To Play 2014 Gig In Kilmainham (Tickets from Thursday)

The UK rock group, Elbow, have announced that next year they will play at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, right here in Dublin 8. The gig is pencilled in for Wednesday June the 25th 2014, and tickets go on sale from Tickmaster.ie from this Thursday at 9am. They are priced at €49.50. The band are... 

Christmas Classics – TOP 10 XMAS SONGS

Here is my list of what I feel are the top ten quintessential Christmas Pop hits… 10. The Little Drummer Boy – David Bowie and Bing Crosby (1977) This collaboration earns its place simply due to it bizarreness. Renowned rock star Bowie, famous for trans-gender extreme drug taking in Berlin (which... 

Gallery: Beautiful Winter Sunset Views From Howth Head

Note from FRG.ie editor: Here are some images that Alan Finn took whilst reviewing Dublin Bus’s North Coast & Malahide Castle Tour. We thought these photos, taken from Howth Hill and featuring the Irish Sea and Poolbeg, are so impressive that they deserved to be featured in their own article!... 

Poets Corner: It’s Life, But Not As I Know It

Having been inspired by Alan Finn’s pieces relating to the issue of drugs, I decided to submit some of my own work which was done during my time in detox and residential rehab. It was the beginning of a journey that ended up changing my life. Over the coming weeks, the FRG.ie have kindly agreed... 

Lockout-Inspired Play, By RADE, Free To All This December

The organisation RADE, whose speciality is promoting recovery from drug abuse through performance in drama and entertainment, has this year decided to produce a play based on the Lock Out in honour of its centenary. People recovering from addiction have donned bonnets and caps to recapture the spirit... 

Poets Corner: The Wake Up Call

Having been inspired by Alan Finn’s pieces relating to the issue of drugs, I decided to submit some of my own work which was done during my time in detox and residential rehab. It was the beginning of a journey that ended up changing my life. Over the coming weeks, the FRG.ie have kindly agreed... 

Casadh To Premier Their 1st Film: Locked Out! (Nov 29)

The Casadh treatment centre, based in Newmarket, are to premiere their first ever film, at Liberty Hall on Eden Quay in Dublin 1 on Friday the 29th of November 2013. The Dublin 8 drug treatment programme have been doing sterling work here in our community for many years, and this film is yet another... 

Crunch Time For Top Notch – The Starz Ireland Final (Oct 19)

With less than one week to go who is going to be crowned King, or indeed Queen of the Starz’s competition? After months of hard work for all the acts and the judges, it’s crunch time. Top Notch as you may be aware, is a rap and hip hop artist and is in the finals after being saved with a wild card... 

Poets Corner: To The Outsiders

To the people with their piercing eyes, the ones who try to look in to me not meet my gaze, I didn’t want to end up on the streets I just lost my ways To the people who speak with their eyes, this was never meant to happen to me, it wasn’t in one of my dreams I became homeless after I lost my home,... 

Poets Corner: You Drug Pusher

The clothes on your back were stolen by an addict, you didn’t give them money you gave them Crack You are a drug pusher no one wants Your neighbors happily play along but what you don’t know that they are sticking their dagger in to your back once your back is turned You’re a drug pusher no one... 

Fusion Sundays: World Culture Market, Newmarket, Dublin 8 (Oct 13)

This Sunday, in Newmarket Square (off Cork Street), a market that is rich in cultural diversity is taking place. Fusion Sundays is hosted by the Dublin Food Co-op every second Sunday of the month, and is advertised as a ‘World Culture Market’, serving up ethnic handmade products plus music... 

Local Hip Hop Crew Book US Artist For Voodoo Lounge Gig (Nov 29)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony playing live @ Double Door in Chicago, September 2013. Bloodshed Promotions are proud to have recently have announced the legendary and the Grammy award winning group from USA, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, for one night only, Saturday 29th November at the Voodoo Lounge, Arran Quay Dublin. Tickets... 

Pieta House Fundraiser, Sweeneys Bar Thursday 12th September

On Thursday the 12th September at Sweeney’s Bar on Dame Street, in our wonderful city of Dublin at 8pm till last order’s, you can once again catch the one and only, Explosive Joe Wrenn. One of Dublin’s most wanted men on the Rap & Hip Hop scene, he will be joined by Jay Hickey, Noel Sweeney,... 

Alice Lynskey Through to Final of THE HIT

We are very pleased to see that Alice Lynskey has made it though to the final of RTE’s songwriting series, THE HIT. Her song, entitled ‘Run and Hide’, was recorded by The Stunning and released last week, alongside a competing track, ‘New Tatoo’ which was wrote by Dublin-based,... 

Artists Compete @ The Voodoo Lounge To Support US Act

On Saturday 20th of July at The Voodoo Lounge on Arran Quay, I arrived to witness what I can only describe as an evening of pure pleasure from beginning to end. At least 15 hip hop acts where there to battle it out and try to earn themselves a chance of a lifetime. Irish rap & hip hop acts came... 

Music To My Ears – The Pipers Parlour

Being the year of the centenary of the great Lockout, we at the Fountain, your favourite newswire, decided to venture out in the beautiful sun and review the new tenement museum on 14 Henrietta Street off Bolton Street. It was such a pity when I arrived that it was fully booked up and I couldn’t get... 
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