David Bowie two years on

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in latest | no responses

David Bowie died two years ago today, 10th January 2016 in Manhattan, New York City, US.   Singer, songwriter and musician he released 25 studio albums & sold over 150 million records. “There’s a Starman, waiting in the sky” Bowie died at the age of 69 surrounded by his family following an 18-month battle with cancer. […]

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Remembering Phil Lynott today

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 in Dublin | no responses

Today, January 4, 2018 marks 32 years since the death of one of rock’s all time great front men, Thin Lizzy’s and Ireland’s Phil Lynott. Born in West Bromwich in 1949 – but moving to Dublin to live with his grandmother Sarah at the age of four – Lynott was 15 when he joined his […]

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Imagine John Lennon

Posted on Dec 8, 2017 in latest | no responses

  37 years ago, we lost a legend. Today marks the anniversary of John Lennon’s passing. Since it was such a shocking moment in history, it’s easy to remember where we were and what we were doing at the exact moment the news broke. John Lennon died on this day in 1980 – If he […]

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Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in latest | no responses

  On this day in 1946 Freddie Mercury, was born: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs. Happy Birthday! British rock legend Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman, died on November 24, 1991 from bronchopneumonia that resulted from a years-long battle with HIV/AIDS. He was 45-years-old.  Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara – Gujarati: ફારોખ બલ્સારા). He is still […]

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The Boat which Rocked

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the closure of pirate radio and the lasting impact it has had on the airwaves. Frustrated by how the BBC wasn’t moving with the times, unlicensed stations such as Radio Caroline and Radio London began illegally broadcasting on medium-wave frequencies from ships off the UK coast and disused sea […]

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Happy Birthday Tony Bennett

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in latest | no responses

Happy 91st Birthday to Anthony Dominick Benedetto, a great American and proud son of Astoria, Queens, New York who marched with MLK and has been a tireless fighter for equal rights. Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. Tony Bennett was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on […]

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An empty bench in Cozumel, Mexico

Posted on May 12, 2017 in latest | no responses

  The memorial for Kirsty MacColl in Cozumel, Mexico where she was killed is close to fruition, the intention is to have an unveiling ceremony on Friday, 28 July 2017. It’s a companion bench for Kirsty’s original bench in Soho Square (though more solid looking!) The logo incorporates Kirsty’s bird drawing (well known from the […]

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The Galway Girls

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Saoirse Ronan has gone viral after starring in Ed Sheeran’s newly released video for Galway Girl which is set in Ireland’s famous party city and cultural hub on the Western Seaboard and Wild Atlantic Way. The flame-haired singer travelled to Galway to make the film with the Brooklyn actress. The video, which Sheeran filmed himself, […]

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Music at Abbeystrewry, Skibbereen

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

` It is always good to be in Skibbereen but on Sunday evening there was a spring in our step as we bounded into town for “Encore”, a musical evening by the talented West Cork Choral singers in Abbeystrewry Church. The West Cork Choral Singers made a welcome return to Abbeystrewry Church to perform works […]

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The sound and the Furey

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam have received a great deal of praise, following their stunning duet of the song Green Fields of France on the Late Late Show last night. The pair were on the show to celebrate Furey’s 70th birthday, and were joined by Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, musician Sharon Shannon and actor Patrick […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | no responses

Millicent Fawcett

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | no responses

Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | no responses

Jeremy’s Jewish Question

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in latest | one comment

The Eagle on Ireland

The Poppy stands for Peace

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Wish you were here at Heuston Station

Posted on Sep 9, 2018 in Dublin | no responses