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Making Waves: Extended listening // IWD inspired playlists

With so much music available these days at the click of a button from platforms such as Spotify, we asked a number of friends from around Sligo to select a batch of their favourite tracks by female recording artists. The result is five playlists to share, listen and listen again not just on International Women’s Day.

Individual playlists have been curated by our own Mark Willis, Spilt Milk Fest team member and also Bluestack Records founder and one-half of DJ crew Turn It On; producer/musician Chris Coreline; composer/musician Owen Kilfeather, multi-disciplinary artist and vocalist with Bedlam Suitcase Tara Baoth Mooney.

For all the details on Making Waves in Gallery Cafe on Saturday 7th check out our event page.

Spotify Takeover: TAra Baoth Mooney (x2)

Featuring Fever Ray, Beatrice Dillon, Kim Gordon

We had hoped Tara would be one of our Making Waves DJs in the Gallery Cafe on Saturday 7th but unfortunately she is unable to join us so instead she pulled together not just one but two playlists as part of our Spotify Takeover.

spotify takeover: Mark willis

Featuring Gadget and the Cloud, Joan Armatrading, Denise Chaila

This playlist represents a small selection of some of my favourite tracks by female artists. From sublime and timeless trailblazers such as Joan Armatrading and Nina Simone through to the emerging explorations of Elaine Howley, Aoife Ness Francis & Caterina Barbieri.
– Mark Willis


Featuring Problem Pattterns, Brigid Mae power, Maija Sofia

I made the choice a few years back to seek out, buy and listen to music from woman performers and writers on purpose rather than by accident. Two years, and many recommendations from insightful and talented friends later this is a selection from some of my recent (-ly discovered) favourites. I doubt there will be many surprises here for you; but the talent and artistry on display within these songs is a continual delight to me.
– Chris Coreline


Featuring Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Emma O'Halloran, Britney Spears

Sixteen sublime cuts from concert hall, club, studios, of all stripes and a long etcetera of fourteen fearless and compelling artists for IWD 2020.
– Owen Kilfeather

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