What's all this?

Hello, and welcome!

You've stumbled upon the newsletter of features writer/journalist/critic Andrea Cleary, who you might know from the Business Post Magazine (features & books), The Journal of Music (Irish album reviews), RTÉ Arena (album reviews), Rogue Collective (features and essays), or as the host of the weekly Nialler9 music podcast.

Some of the things you can expect here: album and book reviews, playlists, personal essays, monthly round-ups and recommendations. I also make a little playlist to accompany every post, as a treat.

Freelance journalism is in a tricky place to work right now, and arts journalism is especially suffering. By supporting journalists directly you're ensuring that they can continue publishing work they're passionate about (and actually get paid for it).

You can subscribe here for €5 per month, which will give you access to everything. If that's not for you right now, that's okay – there'll be some free stuff for non-paying subscribers too.

If you'd like to get in touch you can email me at andrea@nialler9.com or reach out on twitter (which I'm trying to quit) . Also, I am available for commissions, so if you're an editor – get in touch!