Another week in Covid times

No going back was their theme as we look to build a better world that is now emerging. Motions were discussed that will become the policy of the trade union movement over the next 2 years, it is an opportunity for us to look at his way have evolved and really question what is the best direction?

This weeks gigs Oct 25 – 31

https://youtu.be/hhEX9n5DjZQ So the masks are coming off for Halloween once you are on the dancefloor. I was at the Wedding Present last week for a surreal moment. I could stand and dance and sing along, it was special. I was still masked up but much like the non-drinker in a group of teenagers I was … Continue reading This weeks gigs Oct 25 – 31

Rebellion 2019 – Day 1

Rebellion 2019  - Day 1 My son volunteered in Ethiopia earlier this Summer. Him and a handful of his school mates travelled over and helped out in a school in Ambo. Three weeks after he departed he arrived back with stories of electricity rationing, broadband being cut off, real hunger, poverty and a joy in … Continue reading Rebellion 2019 – Day 1

Thursday tunes – Dick Lucas

This weeks Thursday tunes come from Subhumans singer Dick Lucas. They are returning to Dublin to play in the Voodoo Lounge this weekend. It is 34 years since their first visit to Dublin when they played what was called the Youth Expression centre over 4 nights with a cast of thousands. The energy and excitment … Continue reading Thursday tunes – Dick Lucas

Play of the day – TV Smith

Play of the day - Tv Smith Land of the overdose new album from the punk that keeps on punking. TV Smith first released a record over 40 years ago when playing in the Adverts but he has kept going all through the years and his solo shows at Rebellion are legends in themselves. Not … Continue reading Play of the day – TV Smith

Rebellion 2018 – Day 1

Rebellion 2018 - Day 1 Airports intrigue me. A large airport like Dublin is a city in itself. Huge amount of daily visitors and it does seem like a city that doesn’t sleep. As I descended from my slumber at 4am in a suburb that was quiet and dark I arrived into a thriving hectic … Continue reading Rebellion 2018 – Day 1

Rebellion 2017 TV Smith Adverts

TV Smith plays the Adverts TV Smith is always a complete and total highlight of Rebellion for me. Tonight he doesn't disappoint even though he is playing the outdoor stage where naturally the sound is not as condensed as the indoor venues. I completely love the first Adverts album. Funnily enough, it reminds me of … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 TV Smith Adverts

Rebellion 2017 – Day 1

Rebellion 2017 day 1 And so we return. A little greyer, mostly a little bigger but no less enthusiastic. Blackpool 2017 for this first weekend of August is less kiss me quick and donkey rides and more punk rock nostalgia as the home of the 80s political conferences is taken over by the punks. 7 … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 – Day 1

Rebellion 2016 – Day 1

Rebellion 2016. Day 1   It's not quite premiership weekend in Dublin airport but the punks have replaced football fans on the Manchester flights. There is a sense of excitement as we wait to board the myriad of plans descending on the north west of England this weekend. It's early morning but there are legions … Continue reading Rebellion 2016 – Day 1