This weeks Gigs – November 6 -12

This Weeks gigs in Dublin Rise Against, from California, are paying a nice Monday night visit to our shores on Monday evening. In June of this year they released their 6th melodic hardcore record continuing in the lyrical vein promoting animal rights and positivity. On the same night the very interesting Eugene Chadbourne is in … Continue reading This weeks Gigs – November 6 -12

Thanks from We Shall Overcome 2017

We had a good turnout at our PUNK!DIY!40 event last night and managed to raise €300 for Aoibhneas Womens Refuge There is a fine line in any of these events between trying to tell a story and being self indulgent.  Hopefully we struck a balance with it last night Have a listen yourselves We started … Continue reading Thanks from We Shall Overcome 2017

We Shall Overcome Dublin 2017

PUNK D.I.Y 40   40 Years of Punk and D.I.Y. in Ireland.   The Hope Collective proudly presents a series of chats to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the pivotal TV Tube Heart from the Radiators From Space.   Grand Social, Dublin Sunday 1st October 2017 5 pm to 9 pm   Followed by a … Continue reading We Shall Overcome Dublin 2017

Pete Holidai Interview

It is important for irish punk to be championed with all the other anniversaries this year. It is 40 years since the release of Ireland's first punk record, on chiswick records, tv tube heart, The radiators from space were our trailblazers back then.  Chiswick imprint Ace records has just re-released that debut album so I … Continue reading Pete Holidai Interview

Cathal Funge….a great documentary on 1977 Punk in Ireland

Cathal Funge has produced an excellent radio documentary on 1977 the year that punk established a foothold in Ireland. The show includes some great reflections by participants including two of the best bands of the era, the Undertones and the Radiators from Space. You can hear: Elvera Butler (Reekus Records and Cork Kampus venue) Smiley … Continue reading Cathal Funge….a great documentary on 1977 Punk in Ireland

May fest 2017

Hope Collective are delighted to be involved with Mayfest 2017. Mayfest is a celebration of Workers Clulture and is running nightly in Liberty Hall from May 1 to May 12. Our event is on Tuesday May 2 with an event compered by Actor Bryan Murray. Joining Bryan will be Fran QUigle (booker of McGonagles in … Continue reading May fest 2017