2018 was the year MNÁSOME really kicked off. I had the privilege of meeting and working with so many talented and passionate people on different projects.
Special thanks to the SelfMade crew for getting me involved and giving me focus at the beginning of the year and throughout. Thank you to all at BIMM Institute Dublin for their continued support and collaboration. Thank you to Annie Hanlon, Sounding the Feminists and Dundalk IT for including me in their symposium on Women in Traditional and Popular Music. To Steve from The Last Mixed Tape, thank you for championing women in music and being my blog pal! To the bands, venues and crew who helped me put on gigs this year, your help was greatly appreciated; and thank you to all who attended these gigs and helped in promoting them. Thank you to everyone who bought tshirts and badges (Restock coming soon!). Thank you to everyone who interviewed with MNÁSOME, sent in their music for review and to our fabulous new writers! And finally, thank you to everyone who reads the blog.
To all of the fantastic musicians who made great music this year and to the people working in different aspects of the music industry, MNÁSOME wouldn’t have a purpose without you! I hope MNÁSOME has encouraged some people this year to either begin or keep doing the music!
In traditional music blog style, this post will reflect on some of the wonderful music created by Irish and international artists in 2018. It’s only intention is to celebrate, it’s not intended to rank some acts above others. There is enough competition. It is a celebration of the hard work, dedication and passion these artists have put into their projects this year.
So here, in the form of a Spotify playlist and in no particular order, are 87 tracks from home grown and international artists that were the sonic backdrop to an eventful 2018…
Love, Tunes and Happy New Year from Sinéad and all at MNÁSOME.