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It's with a tear in our eye – and a bottle of Franciscan Well Jameson-aged Stout in our bellies – that we bring you the final Free Music Friday of what has been a fab 2014. So, strap yourself in, here we go... ... READ MORE

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HALESTORM FOR The Academy...
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#KINDDECEMBER TAKES place in Belfast this Wednesday...
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UPDATE: MODEST Mouse announce new album details...
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D'ANGELO DROPS new album...
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LONGITUDE CONFIRMED For 2015...
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GRAND SOCIAL to host Ubangi Stomp Club's Christmas Hoedown...
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WIN TICKETS to see The Henry Girls tomorrow...
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DOWNLOAD: DECLAN O'Rourke Christmas song...
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NIGHT OF '90s indie for The Grand Social...
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PIGS ON Parade to raise funds for Jack & Jill in January...
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LISTEN: COLDPLAY share new track...
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BELLE & Sebastian and Jon Hopkins for Electric Picnic...
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TRADFEST LINING up tenth birthday spectacular...
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GARY LIGHTBODY announces acoustic show for charity...
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JUST EAT team up with Ticketmaster...
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CáCA MILIS Christmas Cabaret set for Friday...
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MELVIN BENN earns Lifetime Achievement Award...
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WHELAN'S INVITES submissions for Ones to Watch 2015...
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LISTEN: NEW Wild Beasts...
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WATCH: GLEN Hansard & Damien Dempsey perform at the Right 2 Water protest...
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LISTEN: NEW single from Of Montreal...
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BEN FOLDS for Whelan's...
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UPDATE: MODEST Mouse announce new album details...
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GAIETY SCHOOL Of Acting to hold 2015 open day...
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UNA FODEN fills us in on The Voice of Ireland...
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DETAILS FOR Hot Press MIX course 2015 announced...
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THE CO-PRESENT line up first birthday party...
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KEYWEST EMBARK on Irish tour...
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WATCH: NEW video from Belle & Sebastian...
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WATCH: NEW Twin Shadow...
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SYD ARTHUR rolling through on Irish tour...
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NA FIANNA plan new album and Christmas TV special...
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SWEENEY'S '12 Bands Of Christmas' is underway...
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KODALINE ANNOUNCE European tour dates...
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DOWNLOAD: HIGH Elders album...
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MORRISSEY SUGGESTS February studio return...
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BOB GELDOF attacks critics of Band Aid 30...
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THE HARD Ground release Christmas charity single...
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INDEPENDENT FESTIVALS team up for ticket deal...
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TAYLOR SWIFT announces 3Arena date...
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WATCH: MORE U2 Films Of Innocence...
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IRISH FILMS to compete at Sundance...
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CAROL KEOGH lines up Whelan's show...
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WHOLEWORLDBAND LAUNCH Band Aid Challenge...
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SIMON COMMUNITY to benefit from Wolfe Tones' re-release...
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WATCH: PERFUME Genius vid...
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DAVE FANNING looks for your Fab 50 votes...
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FAIRYTALE OF New York voted No. 1 Christmas song...
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BEN HOWARD completes Other Voices line-up...
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HAMSANDWICH CONFIRM Olympia Theatre show...
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RAY D’ARCY - Not Ryan Tubridy - To Take Over From Derek Mooney...
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RUMER SET for Dublin show...
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THE RIPTIDE Movement announce New Year's Eve show...
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THE CORONAS to headline Jingle Bell Ball...
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GIRL BAND schedule Twisted Pepper show...
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DAMIEN RICE announces summer shows...
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NICKI MINAJ announces Irish dates...
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FLEETWOOD MAC add third and final 3Arena date...
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CLEARY CONFIRMS New Blades Material Next Year...
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BOOKA BRASS Band lining up Vicar Street date...
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COLDPLAY CONFIRM they're working on seventh album...
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THE WATERBOYS line up Sligo Live appearance...
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LISTEN: KODALINE unveil new single...
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HOMETOWN KNOCK Band Aid off top spot...
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SEA SESSIONS early bird tickets released...
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LISTEN: LOVE/HATE star features on Hail The Ghost single...
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THE SCRIPT rescue woman from motorway crash...
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NEW EP from Aoife Underwater...
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WATCH: NEW Johnny Marr video...
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NEW BLADES Live Album And Solo Cleary Track...
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ONE DIRECTION announce Belfast dates...
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FINAL FREEZER Session storms Dublin tonight...
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ANDREW SCOTT to assume role of Bond villain...
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LISTEN: TWO new Lana Del Rey tunes...
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TWO GALLANTS announce Dublin date and new album...
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RIP IAN McLagan...
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LISTEN: NEW RSAG single...
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ALL WE Are for Dublin...
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GIRL BAND sign to Rough Trade...
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JAPE ANNOUNCE details of European tour...
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KODALINE ANNOUNCE date for single release...
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WATCH: HOZIER performs at Victoria's Secret show...
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NEW BROADCASTING Authority of Ireland members appointed...
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FLEETWOOD MAC add second Dublin date...
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WE CUT Corners release charity cover single this Friday...
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WATCH: PRINTER Clips charity single...
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BELFAST: SEE Good Vibrations for just 13p!...
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CULTURE VULTURES to sign off 2014 in style...
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THE SHOOS share Christmas video...
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JESSIE WARE leads Other Voices additions...
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LE GALAXIE and more for charity show...
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WATCH: JAMES Cramer & Eleanor McEvoy's Christmas tune...
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CULTURE IRELAND receives €1.3 million arts funding...
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IDLEWILD ANNOUNCE date for Dublin...
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WATCH: NEW Jessie Ware video...
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KODALINE HINT at forthcoming album...
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MARK LANEGAN adds second Irish date...
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IDINA MENZEL for Bord Gais Energy Theatre...
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BRIAN CASEY set for Whelan's gig...
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DUNCAN CAMPBELL wins Turner Prize 2014...
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LISA HANNIGAN releases charity Christmas song...
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LITTLE HOURS announce Pepper Canister Church date...
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HOUSE OF Cards return date confirmed...
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WATCH: NEW Hozier live video...
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VAN MORRISON adds Ian Rankin to Olympia Theatre show...
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STEWART LEE for Vicar Street...
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LISTEN: INTERPOL reveal bonus track...
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LIONEL RICHIE confirmed for Glastonbury...
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ONE DIRECTION announce Dublin double-header...
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AL PORTER lines up Vicar Street show...
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OLYMPIA REUNION for Frances Black and Kieran Goss...
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LAURA ELIZABETH Hughes for Bewleys Cáfe Theatre headliner...
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LISTEN: DAVE Grohl reveals long-lost solo track...
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LE GALAXIE lead NYF Dublin charge...
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GLANMIRE WEEKENDER takes place in December...
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PASSENGERS AND Who's Eddie for The Stillorgan Orchard...
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WATCH: HOZIER hits no. 3 in the US Singles chart + recent media appearances...
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BODYTONIC HOLD Temple Street fundraiser tonight...
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BAND AID 30 holds firm at top of Irish Singles Chart...
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CHRISTMAS FM calls on songwriters...
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GEPPETTO TO release new EP...
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HOT SPROCKETS for Vicar St...
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DIARMAID FERRITER: British monarchy should not be at 1916 commemorations...
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LISTEN: NEW Wu-Tang Clan album...
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CASEY BLACK gears up for Irish tour...
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WATCH: NEW Libertines documentary...
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CARNIVAL BROTHERS announce Sugar Club spectacular...
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OUTCASTS AND Lee Harveys for Thomas House...
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Joan Burton Hails Same Sex Marriage Referendum

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Live Review: Glen Hansard at Vicar Street

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Green Day & Lou Reed for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Hozier: 'Taylor Swift is excellent'

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