LGR is owned and run by journalist, researcher and editor Yvonne Kiely. A blend of music writing, research and commentary, this publication has its roots in Ireland and its eyes and ears in the global music industries.

For independent things, and words that maybe sounded better in my head. Pitches and demos welcome: lgrsounds[at]gmail[dot]com

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Other projects

Spread (zine)

A zine for music, sex, and DIY culture in Ireland. Cut and pasted in Dublin. Issue #1 was launched at the 2019 Sex Workers Alliance Ireland Art Exhibition. Read about Spread and how to submit work here.

Download your copy of Issue Two: Data (released: Friday 26 June)

Did you enjoy issue two? Spread is fundraising for JaJa Studios, an artist studio in Dublin in need of a new space. Rather than pay a fixed price, you can make a donation of any size to Spread and we’ll share 50% with JaJa. Donate to our fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/spread-issue-2-half-of-funds-to-jaja-studios

Find us on Facebook: @SpreadIreland

Find us on Instagram: @SpreadZine

FACTS 2020 Survey / Official Ireland Launch

The female:pressure FACTS survey is a continuous project, undertaken by volunteer members of the female:pressure network, that quantifies the gender distribution of artists performing at electronic music festivals worldwide. FACTS has been published since 2013 by female:pressure. I act as the data gatherer for Ireland’s festivals.

Read FACTS 2020 report


Kiely Management

I write, edit and research under Kiely Management. Have a look.

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Academic presentations

‘In Plain Sight: Transatlantic Discourses of Gender Representation on the Covers of Hot Press and Rolling Stone’ presented at Exploring Gender Dynamics in the Music Industry symposium, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2019.

‘Music Magazines and Gendered Space: The Crisis of Representation in the Industry’s Decline’ presented at Taking Back the Web, Critical Media Literacy Conference at Technological University Dublin, 2018.


Paper in Media Narratives in Popular Music, forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic. Read the book abstract.