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ABOUT Fresh Air

FreshAir is a music festival that was transmitted directly into your ears via The Small Hours on Today FM. Host Donal Dineen selected his pick of the best new irish sound makers to take part in two month-long celebrations of great new music, live on the radio.

The first Fresh Air took place in November 2009, and made a return for a second series in May 2o10.  For both series’ Donal invited a different guest artist into The Small Hours to play live, chat to Donal and play a selection of their own favourite tunes, effectively co-presenting the show for the night.

Fresh Air features an impressive selection of acts all of whom are Irish, or based here. Chosen by Dineen the festival represents his selection of the most exciting and experimental sound makers working today.  The aim is to bring to light the sheer diversity and calibre of music being made on these shores, and to bring new music, live or recorded, to air.

The Small Hours is on Today Fm from midnight – 2am and the FRESH AIR shows are available to listen back to here

Some of the artists involved in FRESH AIR include:

3epkano // Adrian Crowley // Beautiful Unit // Chequerboard // Dark Room Notes // Deaf Joe Goodtime John // Hulk // I Am The Cosmos // Katie Kim // Kevin Blake // Niwel Tsumbu //  Patrick Kelleher // Pauline Scanlon // R.S.A.G // Roland Gomez // Si Schroeder // Sunken Foal // Spilly Walker // Stefan Galt // Thread Pulls // Valerie Francis

See the PROGRAMME Page for a schedule of artists and dates

The broadcasts were then complimented by a series of LIVE gigs with Fresh Air artists held around the country, with Dineen providing live visuals for each performance. See the LIVE SHOWS page for more info.

Keep an eye on this site for more info or follow us on twitter if you’re down with that sort of thing.

Fresh Air was produced by a squared, email us if you need more info

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