The last Friday of June brings us new tunes from CMAT, Ailbhe Reddy, Orla Gartland, Lowli, Patricia Lalor, Alicia Raye, The Winter Passing and 2 doses of Celaviedmai.

If male singer songwriters are your thing, we’ve got you covered with All Tvvins’s Conor Adams, Conor Clinch, Dermot Kennedy, Maverick Sabre, Jack Rua, Owen Denvir, Jordan Run, Blood Donor and Belfast’s Travi The Native returns with his second single of 2020 Still Hurting.

There’s new hip hop from Mango x Mathman, 7th Obi, Jordan Adetunji, Odd Numbers. If rock is your bag we’ve got you covered with new tunes from Thumper and Silverbacks as well as tracks from Modernlove., Midnight Wayne and Alex Koncher. Plus new albums from Ciaran Lavery and Jack Rua.

Obviously, the topic of the week has been the lack of Irish Women on the radio or the lack there of. We weren’t shocked in the slightest by the data that emerged this week as it has been abundantly clear for many years that Irish radio is out of step with Irish music in many ways including female representation and the rise of Irish hip hop.

There are many uncomfortable conversations to be had in the near future on a host of issues in relation to music in Ireland and we will be covering some of them in the weeks ahead.

We’ve looked at the topic of female representation on Irish daytime radio (here) and for that reason we’ve also included a playlist of radio-ready Irish female artists in this post.

We don’t pretend to have all of the answers, but it is important for all of us at GoldenPlec, that Irish female musicians know that we see you, we hear you, and most importantly we listen to you and believe in you.

As ever, if you want to send us music you can do so here.

Fresh Fridays

Time’s UP: Irish Females Deserve Radio-Play

Irish Women In Harmony

Ciraran Lavery

Jack Rua