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Downda Road Productions - Dec 2nd: Sina Theil & Newbridge Gospel Choir Concert in Aid of Main Street Foodbank

Dec 2nd: Sina Theil & Newbridge Gospel Choir Concert in Aid of Main Street Foodbank

Sina Theil and the Newbridge Gospel Choir are joining forces for a very special Concert in aid of the Main Street Foodbank in Naas on the 2nd of December 2018. The event will take place at the Church on Main Street (Old Dara Cinema) where food collection (non-perishables only) will commence at 4pm with various local musicians performing in the foyer.

The main concert will kick-off inside the theatre at 6PM and tickets are €12 and can be purchased at www.downdaroad.com. All profits will be donated to the Foodbank. This event is family friendly.

Please find further information about the Main Street Foodbank and why your help is crucial below.

The Food Bank on Main St
‘Helping to feed the hidden hungry’
 
Main Street Foodbank is an initiative started in December 2012 Since then, with fantastic support from the local community, their drop-in centre has been operating every week, where currently (Sept 2017) an average of 93 individuals and families access the service for help.
In Ireland, food poverty has emerged as an increasingly important issue; recent findings by the Department of Social Protection disclosed 10% of the population in Ireland are living in food poverty.
 
Facts about food poverty in Ireland:
1 in 4 of the population live in deprivation
1 in 7 of those at risk of poverty has a job
750,000 people live very close to the breadline
 
Today people across Ireland struggle to feed themselves and their families. Redundancy, illness, benefit delay, domestic violence, debt, family breakdown and paying for theadditional household costs are just some of the reasons why people go hungry.
 
Naas Foodbank helps to feed these ‘Hidden Hungry’ in our Community, because nobody should have to go without food on their tables.


Downda Road Productions - Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival 2018 a success

Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival 2018 a success

The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival concluded on Sunday the 16th of September with a performance from Derry Country Rocker Chris Madden & his band the Lucky Ducks after a weekend full of music at the Spout, Kilcullen. The Festival kicked off on Friday the 14th of September and included performances from artists such as SONI Draw SlowChris Madden , Sina Theil and band (Jack from Vagabonds and Thieves, James from Ultitune & Austin O Keeffe ), Ultitune, Barley & the Grape RagDavid Dee Moore, Gerry Hodgers, Davie FureyDubh LeeKayla Rebecca WilliamsTia Burke & Ger. 

Thanks so much to all the artists who performed, all the helpers who lent a hand and everyone who came and attended the festival! Thanks also to the Kildare Nationalist and Diary for the support on print & social media! Last but not least, a BIG thank you to the sponsors Dooley InsurancesISS Recruitment Ltd, the Spout Kilcullen & Downda Road Productions for making it possible! 

Excited to see what the sixth edition of the Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival will bring next year...!



Downda Road Productions - The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival 2018 Line-up announced!

The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival 2018 Line-up announced!

The annual The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival will take place at the Spout in Kilcullen this year! We are proud to announce some brilliant headline acts to the likes of SON (Susan O'Neill), I Draw Slow & the Chris Madden Band, as well as other amazing artists such as Sina Theil, Ultitune, Keith Plunkett, Kayla Williams, Dubh Lee, David Dee Moore, Gerry Hodgers & Tia Burke. The Festival will commence on Friday the 14th of September at 7pm and conclude on Sunday the 16th of September.

Admission is free thanks to our brilliant Sponsors: Dooley Insurance, The Spout Kilcullen, ISS Recruitment & HR Services and Downda Road Productions.

More information at http://www.hardlystrictlyacoustic.com/



Downda Road Productions - Sina Theil Delivers another #1 for Downda Road

Sina Theil Delivers another #1 for Downda Road

Sina Theil Scores her 6th Download #1 with Crazy Women

It has been a busy year for Sina Theil. 

Following her latest #1 summer anthem "Here for the Party" & her debut album "Under Cover" reaching #1 in the Irish Country Download Album Charts and #5 in the Irish Overall Download Album Charts, she just scored another #1 in the Irish Country Download Charts with "Crazy Women", an upbeat, tongue-in-cheek track that was originally written & recorded by Brandy Clark and mixes southern vibes with a catchy, pop-infused chorus. This is her sixth #1 Single in the Irish Download Charts since signing to Downda Road early last year and her ninth release in the top #3 Irish Download Charts. 

About her latest release "Crazy Women", Sina said:

"The idea of this song is that...Crazy Women are made by crazy men! With a humorous tone, "Crazy Women" tells the story of an everyday woman who ends up taking justice into her own hands when pushed to the edge by her lovers' questionable behaviour."

Get it now on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and all major download services.



Downda Road Productions - Davie Furey reaches #1 with \

Davie Furey reaches #1 with "Secret Light"

Continuing with our roll of chart topping tracks, Davie climbs to the top of the charts with his emotive track.  'Secret Light' is something of a departure from Davie's previous more traditional folk-rock work, and this heart-felt and sincere ballad has served him well securing him a place atop the download charts and seeing him playlisted on RTE Radio 1, KCLR, LMFM, Highland Radio, Dundalk FM, CUH FM, Shannonside & selected as song of the week on Ocean FM. Davie has also appeared in studio on many stations including Spirit FM, East Coast FM and NOVA. We look forward to hearing more of Davie's brilliant new tracks in the coming months!



Downda Road Productions - Sina Tops the Charts with \

Sina Tops the Charts with "To The Mountains"

Singer/songwriter Sina Theil ‘To the Mountains’ climbed to the #1 spot on the download charts with her first commercial release "To the Mountains".

This alt country song has been recieving a hugely positive response from fans abd has been receiving airplay all over the country including being selected as song of the week on Highland Radio.

To The Mountains is the first taster of Sina's debut solo album which is due for release later in 2017.



Downda Road Productions - Sina Theil release\'s debut single \

Sina Theil release's debut single "Weight of the World"

"Weight of the World" is a debut single from Sina. It is due for release on iTunes, Amazon etc. Friday the 9th of June.



Downda Road Productions - Katie on the top of iTunes Charts

Katie on the top of iTunes Charts

Wow we did not think we could do better than having the top 3 individual downloads on the charts for Longford's Katie Gallagher's Alt-Country single Two Runaways and for the two live tracks we stuck on the release (old school style) is unreal. So thanks to all those of you who proved that people do still purchase and not everything is streamed for almost nothing. Thank you so much 3 times over Two Runaways - Single by Katie Gallagher

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Downda Road Productions - Keith Plunkett release\'s New Single 100 Cracks

Keith Plunkett release's New Single 100 Cracks

 Keith Plunkett. 100 Cracks is the first offering from Keiths (as yet untitled) mini album due out later this year.

100 Cracks is the first song from Keith's forthcoming mini album that is due for release in May 2017. a.

The single is on sale now 


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Downda Road Productions - Keith Plunkett working on his new single

Keith Plunkett working on his new single

Keith Plunkett commences recording his new single 'Jigsaw' in the Jam Studios - County Meath with top Irish producer Martin Quinn



Downda Road Productions - Grainne Fahy signed with us

Grainne Fahy signed with us

Downda Road is very proud and excited to announce the signing of Grainne Fahy to our label. More details coming soon.



Downda Road Productions - Album launched

Album launched

“A song for Jack and Jill”. This is a charity album compiled and recorded by Downda Road Productions and features 15 Irish artists every album sold generates a half hour of home care for the Jack and Jill fragile babies

Buy on iTunes now   Official Website



Downda Road Productions - Keith\'s EP is no.23 on Irish iTunes Charts

Keith's EP is no.23 on Irish iTunes Charts

Seriously people you are amazing the Keith Plunkett Debut EP has just broken into the Top 25 of the iTunes Irish Album Charts and currently sits at 23 really excited to think that with some little more help with sharing etc this might break into the top 20... Then well then!!!... just wow fecking wow ;)))

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Downda Road Productions - Keith\'s EP launch

Keith's EP launch

DownDa Road Productions would like to invite you to the launch of Keith's EP album "Different Things". It's Keith's debut album. CDs will be avaliable on the night!

Support acts: Saoirse Casey & Sive

ADM €12 (includes CD)

WHEN

19th September 2015 (Saturday)
Doors open at 8pm

WHERE

Alice's Restaurant,
5 Moat Mall,
Naas, Co.Kildare