Dancing About Architecture #1: ‘Start Me Up’

Start Me Up

The first night in our four week music journalism course will take place in McGrattan’s on Tuesday Nov 2nd (please view the ‘about’ section if you don’t know what we’re on about!)

The theme is ‘Start Me Up’ and will act as an introduction to starting out in music journalism.

Speakers on the night include:

Jim Carroll
Music journalist with The Irish Times. The man behind the blog On The Record. Co-founder of the Choice Music Prize.

Sophie Gorman
Editor of Day and Night at the Irish Independent.

Sinead Gleeson
Freelance music/arts journalist with the Irish Times and Sunday Business Post. Frequent contributer to The View, Arena and The Last Word.

Una Mullally
Journalist with the Sunday Tribune. Presenter of Ceol ar an Imeall (TG4).

To secure a place in this first installment of Dancing About Architecture, please leave a comment in the comment section confirming your intention to attend. We’ll get as close to 30 people as possible and then hope you all turn up.

Remember, Dancing About Architecture is a FREE course. You do not have to attend every lecture. Spaces are filled on a first come first serve basis.

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104 Responses to Dancing About Architecture #1: ‘Start Me Up’

  1. Niall Kelly says:

    Would love to attend if possible

  2. Jack Ryan says:

    I’d be interested in popping along.

  3. Great radio there on Phantom, definitely keen to attend this course, looking forward to it now

  4. Thomas Kelly says:

    This is definitely something I’d like to go to. Sign me up.

  5. anne mccoy says:


    can’t do the first course as doing another course until march on Tuesdays but could you let me know if you are going to do another session in 2011. Una, you were great on Phantom.


  6. Nadia Gativa says:

    Hi, I’d love to attend the course – please sign me up!

    Thanks, Shane

  7. Nadia Gativa says:

    Hi, I’d love to attend the course – please sign me up!

    Thanks, Nadia

  8. Aoife McDonnell says:

    just listened to interview on phantom-sign me up!

  9. David Corway says:

    I would be interested in attending. Thanks.

  10. colin says:


    Would love to attend this course.
    Not essential but keen to learn more.

    Fair dues to all involved.


  11. Rose Brady says:

    Count me in,I would love to attend

  12. Would love to attend. What time is it at?

  13. Clare McLaaughlin says:

    I’d like to attend, sounds really interesting

  14. Pamela Halton says:

    Sounds great…count me in!

  15. Eoghan Ó Coileáin says:

    Hi Una, I just listened to you on Phantom and I agree with your points on the HP course, especially on the need to have speakers from different publications. I intend to attend! EÓC

  16. Clare McLaughlin says:

    I’d like to attend, sounds really interesting

  17. Hi,

    My name is Audrey,

    I would be very interested in joining your music journalism course.

    I have a BA in journalism and have covered many aspects of the media including writing articles, researching and presenting radio shows.

    On a professional level I have recently finished a contract as Assistant Editor for Heineken music.ie. My responsibilities were; writing an original weekly feature, daily music news, interviewing bands, reviewing gigs and albums.

    Unfortunately this contract was short lived and since then have found it impossible to get back into music journalism.

    I strongly believe this course would be very beneficial to someone of my experience,

    I look forward to hearing from you,

    Audrey Mulholland

  18. juliarosemp says:

    Julia Rose, DePaul University graduate- I will be there!

  19. Conor Behan says:

    Sign me up, this sounds like great fun.

  20. Peter says:

    Sounds interesting, would love to attend.

  21. Joe Heron says:

    Sign me up.

  22. Will St Leger says:

    I would like to attend Week One. Good work guys!

  23. sineadgero says:

    Hi I would love to attend this course, sounds brill!

  24. Mark Earley says:

    I would very much like to attend please! 🙂

  25. Sarah Murtagh says:

    I would love to attend.

  26. Jean Hannon says:

    I’d like to attend, please.

  27. Hi,

    I currently work within the music industry therefore am lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend lots of gigs & listening to new music comes part n parcel with the role.
    I currently have a fashion blog where I also intend to write music reviews (hence the name) but have not been confident enough to do so as of yet so I feel that attending this course would be Exactly what I need.

    I hope I can be included in the 30 attendees & look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards,


  28. Claire McK says:

    Hi, I’d love to attend. Thanks, Claire

  29. Elaine Buckley says:

    Hey, would absolutly love to attend ‘Start Me Up’ if possible.
    Many thanks,

  30. Scarlett says:

    Sounds great. I’d love to attend!

    Scarlett x

  31. James Brennan says:

    I am definitely be interested as i am currently doing a course in media in ballyfermot.

  32. Dee Maher says:

    This sounds great!
    I’d love to attend please.


  33. Peter Lawlor says:

    I would love to attend!

  34. Sean O'Maoilmhichil says:

    Would be really interested in taking part in this course – put my gig attendance to even better use!!

  35. Ross Wilson says:

    Would love to get a place so if there’s any left it would be much appreciated.


  36. Ken Smith says:

    Am I #30? Still one more place? Would love to attend on the night!

  37. Helen Chandler says:

    Would be interested to attend, sign me up please!


  38. Claire says:

    In a lack of sugar state I filled in my details on the other part of your site…but alas I’m still interested so count me in!

  39. newdayrising says:

    Hi, Would love to attend the course. Please count me in!

  40. Louise McF says:

    Sign me up! I’d love to attend week 1 and of course all the following ones too.

    Many thanks.

  41. Stephen doherty says:

    Count me in please!

  42. Michael says:

    I’d like to attend if there is a space available.

  43. Dave Molloy says:

    I’d love to attend if there’s space! A fantastic initiative.

  44. Tracy Lynch says:

    Would love to attend this if there’s any places left!

  45. Niamh McHugh says:


    Would love to sign up if there’s places left.

    Niamh McHugh

  46. Sean Burke says:


    Please put me down for any spaces that are left or if people pull out or even the next course.



  47. klaher says:

    Would love to go but I fear I’m too late…

  48. Dara O'Brien says:


    I’d love to attend if possible. Super idea, well done to all involved!
    Dara O’Brien

  49. Rachel Hegarty says:

    I would love to add my name to this list, thanks a million! 🙂

  50. Lorraine says:

    Id be interested in attending if there are any places left?

  51. Hannah Shorten says:

    Would absolutely love to attend, if possible,
    Hannah Shorten.

  52. Paddy Dunne says:

    I would love to attend. Please let me know if you have space for me!

    thanks a million


  53. Orla says:

    Sounds really interesting, count me in. Thanks

  54. Giovanna Dias says:

    If it is still possible i would like to attend as well, Thanks!

  55. Wolfgang says:

    I’m interested in this as well, but how do you register?

  56. I would like to attend the course, I left a comment here earlier so hope I’m not too late,


    @3.23 pm


  57. Úna Ní Chárthaigh says:

    Would love to go – sign me up please!

  58. Susan Cahill says:

    Fantastic idea! I know places are probably full already, but if you could fit me in I’d be thrilled

  59. kevin cahill says:

    I’d like to put my name down for the course, I know it’s overbooked at this stage, just in case the high demand results in a larger venue.

  60. Ronan says:

    I’d love to attend this course if there’s any room left. Wasn’t online earlier when it was announced.

  61. stephenfionnwalsh@gmail.com says:

    I would like to attend

  62. Rob Maguire says:

    Worried I may have missed the boat on this one, but if there’s any way of squeezing me in then I’d love to take part.

    Great idea!

  63. sean003 says:


    Looks like I’m a little late to the party but would love a chance to take part in this course if still available.

    Sean Farrell

  64. Susan Cahill says:

    I may have applied already via mobile web, but just to be sure to be sure I’ll put my name in again. Sounds really interesting and would love to attend if there are any places left

  65. Ken Fallon says:

    Brilliant idea – just seen it now via Jim Carroll’s OTR.

    Count me in!!! If there are still spaces available!


  66. Ken Fallon says:

    Brilliant idea – count me in!

  67. Edith says:

    i’d like to attend but being comment number 56 for a 30 persons course, it might be too late… maybe with a bit of luck you’ll do the same course twice?

  68. Martan says:

    If there is still spaces available would like to attend. Cheers!

  69. Steph kelly says:

    Would be interested in 2nd date if possible

  70. Emmy says:

    I’d like a place on this if possible

  71. Herny says:

    Hi would loveto come along if it isn’t too packed great idea, ever think of doing one on sports/music photography

  72. Niall Flynn says:

    I’d like to put my name down, if there’s still spaces, or even a waiting list

    Niall Flynn

  73. Nicola Byrne says:

    Late, as usual! I’d love a place though if capacity increases. Cheers, great idea.

  74. Daire Hall says:

    I’d love to attend, hopefully can get off work

  75. Daire Hall says:

    I’d love to attend if I can get off work

  76. David Brady says:

    It’s my 48th birthday today!! – is a birthday present of a place on this fascinating course possible???

    Yours in muzac,

  77. Niamh says:

    Would like to attend if there’s space!

  78. Steph O' Toole says:

    Would love to attend if there are still spaces available! Fantastic idea. Thanks.

  79. Derek Murphy says:

    If im late bad me but if there is a second run of classes please count me in.

  80. Jim says:

    Hi Una,

    Would love to attend also.



  81. Jean says:

    Can I go on a stand by list just in case anyone drops out? Would love to attend!!

  82. Joycer says:

    Would like to attend too if spaces are still available.

  83. Jenny May Finn says:

    Hi there,

    I would love to have a chance to take part if it’s possible!

    Put me on the waiting list if there is one going!

    Thank you! =)

  84. Dermot K says:

    I’d be interested should there be any free places left. Even at short notice.

    Thanks guys.

  85. Carl says:

    I’d like to put myself down for the waiting list or later dates if that is still possible. Thanks.

  86. Karl says:

    It appears I’m slow at catching on but if there are any spaces to spare now or in the future please count me in.

  87. Bryan says:

    Sounds like a truly excellent opportunity, would love to be a part of this if possible.



  88. Justin Mason says:

    I’d like to go too…

  89. Pauline Dooley says:

    Hi – I would really liek to attend if there are still spaces free?



  90. Seán Ó Dálaigh says:

    Hi there, I would absolutely love to attend if at all possible? I imagine it’s pretty oversubscribed at this point, but please do throw my name in the hat!

    Cheers, Seán

  91. Ian says:

    As a journalism student interested in music I’d love to attend but I’m currently based in Galway so I would only be able to make it to one or two of the sessions, is that possible? Also I realise there are nearly 100 comments here so I’m guessing places are filled up but if there’s even a single space on any of the nights I’d love to go.

    Thanks, Ian.

  92. Rob says:

    Ahhhhhh, just heard about this. sounds amazing. Would love to do it and will happily bookend this list with fingers crossed for apocalypse.

  93. Gerry Gormley says:

    I would love to attend if there was a place, sounds great, sign me up please!!

  94. I’d love to come along please, though I seem to be wayyy down the list. Maybe you could take standing room at the back!

    Hayley Reynolds

  95. ellebelle00 says:

    Would love to attend if possible!

    Ellen Tannam

  96. Niall O'Malley says:


    If there are any spare places I will take one. Love to attend.



  97. Suzanne says:

    Just heard about this today-very magnanimous of all the journalists involved to share their valuable insights. I know the course has long since been filled with participants but would like to register my interest in taking part in any similar future ventures.


  98. P.J. Murray says:

    Hey guys, guess i missed the boat a little on this, but sure if any space comes up id love to attend, thanks

  99. Stephen Doyle says:

    Slow coach here…will quickly fill empty spaces.

  100. Laura Byrne says:

    I’d like to be added to the waiting list please

  101. theharro says:

    Only getting around to leaving my name for this now 😦

    Hopefully you guys might think about expanding this, or else maybe running a repeat course in the new year. Otherwise, think I saw mention of podcasts somewhere, so hopefully they’ll be helpful.

    Thanks again to everyone involved in getting DAA off the ground. Best of luck with it!

  102. Rory Fogarty says:

    Hope this is the right place to get on the waiting list……I would love to go to any of them!

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