- 17 Dec 19
The Corrs star graces the cover of the final Hot Press issue of the year – a bumper Christmas special.
We’re sending you into the festive season in style, with our jam-packed final issue of the year!
Following the success of her award-winning memoir, Barefoot Pilgrimage, our cover star Andrea Corr sits down to discuss sexism in the music industry, coming to terms with the Catholic Church’s crimes without losing her faith, the importance of Billie Eilish, and the future of The Corrs.
In our annual Hot Press Roundtable, Stuart Clark presides over a selection box of Irish musos, including Louis Walsh, The Cranberries’ Noel Hogan, Vulpynes’ Molly McKernan, Tara Stewart and Beoga’s Niamh Dunne –discussing Ed Sheeran, Dolores O’Riordan, Fontaines D.C., the rebirth of trad and more.
Ahead of their headline set at NYF Dublin’s Countdown Concert, Walking On Cars reflect on their landmark year; while we celebrate Irish songwriters in a special feature, featuring Jape, The Late David Turpin and Wallis Bird.
In the Hot Press Interview, Irish soccer star Stephanie Roche discusses the ups and downs of her career, the Irish women’s team’s battles with the FAI, sexism in football and more.
Plus – Pat Carty joins pomp-rock supremos The Darkness on their Irish tour. Amidst the partying and backstage craziness, he gains a remarkable insight into a band with an unconquerable belief in the rock and roll dream.
Elsewhere in the issue, Shamim Malekmian explores the inner-workings of the Connolly Youth Movement in Cork – finding out who these people are, and what goes on inside their barracks. We also report on the country’s first citywide charity busking festival, Waterford’s BuskAid.
Ahead of Christmas, we bring you the Hot Press Gift Guide, plus a sumptuous Festive Drinks feature – and we give you an overview of the best in entertainment, gigging and TV & Film for the weeks ahead!
In our film section, Roe McDermottt talks to Irish actress Aisling Franciosi about her breakout role in The Nightingale; while Paul Charles gives his tips on how to write the perfect whodunit in our Book Interview.
That’s all before mentioning interviews with the likes of Kim Gordon, Mary Crosby, Labrinth, Vyvienne Long, and Prince biographer Dan Piepenbring, We also bring you all the news, previews and reviews you’d expect of Hot Press, including in-depth looks at new releases from Harry Styles, Leonard Cohen and more.
Pick up your copy of the Hot Press Christmas issue in stores or online now: