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 with a panel discussing punk rock today and the recorded output of Paranoid Visions and GRIT
Clodagh, (Hope Collective, Slanted and Enchanted fanzine, GRIT)
Aoife Destruction (Paranoid Visions)
Peter Jones (Paranoid Visions, FOAD Records, DIY promoter)

We moved on to The Story of the Radiators with  Steve Rapid and Pete Holidai who gave an insight into the Dublin of the early to mid 70’s with brilliant direction from Roisin Dwyer as Chair

Steve and Pete were joined by  Kitty Kav (the Boy Scoutz) who discussed being in an all women band in Ireland in 1977.

Jimi Cullen played a couple of protest songs to show us that acoustic folk protest music is still alive

Kitty stayed on to talk of here agitation with Suzanne Rhatighan (Toy With Rhythm), Ferdia MacAnna (Rocky de Valera/The Rhythm Kings) and Bernie Furlong (the Golden Horde).  The one thing that shone through was their love for music and passion for trying to get a viewpoint across through it all

It all finished with a discussion with ‘promoters’ Elvera Butler (Cork Kampus, Reekus Records), Edwina Forkin (first female Ents Officer in TCD/film-maker), Caroline O’Sullivan (DJ/promoter) and ourselves talking about our love for dong what we did.

Video footage will follow but thanks to all the people for generously donating their time

Niall+Michael

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