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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Farewell Peter Sarstedt

Posted on Jan 8, 2017 in latest | no responses

Singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt, best known for the song Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) which reflected the jaded zeitgeist  at the end of the sixties, has died at the age of 75. The song topped the UK singles charts in February 1969 and remained number one for four weeks. It was also number one […]

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For Auld Lang Syne

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 in Britain | no responses

Every year across the world, the streets ring with the same lilting song. Sweet, nostalgic, hopeful; “Auld Lang Syne” has become an absolute tradition in New Year’s Eve celebrations. And so, we sing. Or, at least, we sing the first couple of lines and politely mumble the rest into our champagne glasses. Despite its vast […]

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George Michael

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 in latest | no responses

“For illustrious men have the whole earth for their tomb.” Pericles’ RIP Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou Like a warrior that fights And wins the battle I know the taste of victory Though I went through some nights Consumed by shadows I was crippled emotionally Remembering #GeorgeMichael in milestones — USA TODAY Multimedia (@usatodayvideo) December […]

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16 years since Kirsty MacColl was killed

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 in latest | no responses

  It is 16 years ago today that Kirsty MacColl was lost to music, to her family and to the world. She was killed by a speedboat owned by one of Mexico’s richest men, Guillermo González Nova. What has happened since shows that the corrupt State of Mexico is simply not to be trusted, not […]

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Freddie Mercury – 25 Years

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 in latest | no responses

It seems not long ago but it was in fact 25 years ago on this day that the world lost a great musician, performer and cultural icon, Freddie Mercury lead singer of Queen, British rock legend Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman, died on November 24, 1991 from bronchopneumonia that resulted from a years-long battle with […]

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So Long Leonard Cohen

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in latest | no responses

So long Leonard Cohen – Poet, Balladeer, part of our lives and a great and honest witness to the human condition. Who knows, if he had played the harmonica more he might have received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Baruch dayan emet. The Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has died aged 82. The […]

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The Eagle On London

No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Underground Anxiety

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Remembering London 7/7 Bombings

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in latest | no responses

Farewell to Paddington Bear’s Creator

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Cork is the Culture Capital

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Bantry House, West Cork

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

May the fáilte be with you…

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Constance Markievicz, the first female MP

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses