Caoimhe Barrett

Caoimhe is the entertainment editor where she focuses mainly on music and live entertainment, mainly reviewing gigs and albums. She also like to look at the politics behind some of the music she writes about as one of my favourite genres of music is punk.

The Pattern Wins Student Publication of the Year

The Pattern, the publication created by second year Glasgow Clyde College journalism students has won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Student Publication of the Year 2018. The publication, which was a community magazine for Paisley, focused on the culture and history of the town just outside of Glasgow and has received praise from all corners of the Scottish journalism industry. Hannah Gunn, who was the editor for the publication

Manic Street Preachers Deliver a Short and Sweet Set in Belfast

The Manic Street Preachers delivered a short but sweet set at BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend in Belfast at the weekend. The band, who are from Blackwood, Wales, played a significantly shorter set compared to their usual headline shows to a packed crowd at the Titanic Slipways in Belfast. Playing a mixture of their hits such as Motorcycle Emptiness and You Stole The Sun From My Heart, a video of which

Ireland Votes by a Landslide to Repeal the 8th Amendment

Exit polls released following the referendum held in Ireland yesterday to repeal the 8th amendment of the constitution point toward a landslide yes vote. The 8th amendment, which was brought in to Irish law in 1983, prevents anyone from obtaining an abortion and the law states that anyone that does abort on the island will face 14 years in prison. The Irish Times exit poll has shown a 68% vote

Punk's Not Dead, It's Just at The Bungalow

On June 22nd 1977, The Stranglers played a show at the City Halls in Candleriggs, Glasgow which erupted in to violence when bassist and singer of the band, JJ Burnel told the councillors present to “fuck off” if they didn’t like what they saw. This prompted scores of fans to raid the stage and end up in a violent mix up with the stewards of the gig. After this, punk

Fundamental Conduit to Bring Their Mix of Music and Poetry to Callum's Cavern

On Saturday the 26th of May, Fundamental Conduit, Paisley’s new spoken word/musical group will bring their first show to Callum’s Cavern. The group, which originally started as an experimental project run by Gwen McKerrell, the director of the show and Chiara Pacitti, the musical director, as an off-shoot from the Paisley Pen and Paper group, is a collaboration between local poets and musicians to create a performance unlike any other

The Bonnevilles: Toned Down, But still raw as ever

When Belfast based garage-punk-blues band The Bonnevilles released the newest single, “Long Runs The Fox” from their upcoming album, Dirty Photographs, fans gave a sigh of relief that frontman Andy McGibbon and drummer Chris McMullen hadn’t softened and had started enjoying a wee bit of Stereophonics every now and then. I say this because the title track and first single from the album was noticeably more toned down than their