Danny Boy

Posted on Jun 20, 2010 in Ireland | Comments Off on Danny Boy

  Danny Boy is one of over 100 songs composed to the same tune. The author was an English barrister, Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848-1929), who was also a songwriter and radio entertainer. In 1910 he wrote the words and music for an unsuccessful song he called Danny Boy. In 1912 his sister-in-law in America sent […]

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No justice for Kirsty MacColl?

Posted on Dec 10, 2009 in Ireland | 3 comments

  The committee which has led the fight to achieve justice for Kirsty MacColl has agreed to cease campaigning. It will disband and stop collecting money to fund its activities. The remaining funds will be distributed to charities of which Kirsty would have approved. So it once more seems in the hugely corrupt kleptocracy which […]

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Are you right there Michael – Brendan O`Dowda

Posted on Aug 21, 2009 in Music | 10 comments

West Clare Railway Once upon a time, not too long ago, there were 27 unique narrow gauge railways and tramways in Ireland. The last of these to close was the West Clare Railway in 1961, a line immortalised in song and remembered by railway enthusiasts as a special railway with more than its fair share […]

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KOF gets famous!

Posted on Aug 10, 2009 in Music | Comments Off on KOF gets famous!

KOF here! After his storming Glastonbury set KOF is releasing his new single FAMOUS! http://daithaic.blogspot.com/2009/06/kof-at-glastonbury.html “In a scene renowned for aggressive lyrics and negative press, KOF is a diamond in the dirt. Fusing new school flair and old school flavour, KOF describes his conscious lyrics and big beats as ‘mesh’ music. His talents lay not […]

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A day in the life of Abbey Road

Posted on Aug 9, 2009 in Ireland | Comments Off on A day in the life of Abbey Road

The iconic photo of the Beatles on the crossing outside Abbey Road Studios was taken 40 years ago on Saturday 8th August 1969. The photograph, taken by Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan, features John Lennon in a white suit and a barefoot Paul McCartney. Ever since the image appeared on the front of their Abbey Road […]

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Kof at Glastonbury

Posted on Jun 27, 2009 in Music | Comments Off on Kof at Glastonbury

Representing URBEATZ from Liverpool at Glastonbury and son of a good buddy ………………. Click on the link for his storming 25 minute set on the BBC Introducer’s Stage. http://www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury/2009/artists/kof/ Here is his intro on the Glastonbury site; “In a scene renowned for aggressive lyrics and negative press, KOF is a diamond in the dirt. Fusing […]

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HUB Liverpool

Posted on Feb 28, 2009 in Music | Comments Off on HUB Liverpool

My good buddies at URBEATZ in the great City of Liverpool are involved with HUB which this year is featuring YOUNG KOF. www.urbeatz.com www.kofmusic.com HUB hunt for talent An invitation is now open to the best musicians from indie to funk, rock to soul, hip-hop to metal to send in a demo which could see […]

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Gerard Cowan

Posted on Feb 20, 2009 in Ireland | 7 comments

Gerard Cowan was a wandering minstrel from the Emerald Isle whose love of music and restless nature brought him on a convoluted but fascinating journey over the course of his life. Gerard died in the United States in his adopted home of Pawcatuck, Connecticut on the 2nd February 2009 after battling for over 10 years […]

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Proms in the Park 2007

Posted on Sep 13, 2008 in Music | Comments Off on Proms in the Park 2007

One of the great British institutions is The Proms, so called because they are a series of Classical Music Concerts where Promenaders, people who walk in, can get unreserved tickets on the night. Now days these concerts are run by the national broadcasting service, the BBC, and are still open to Promenaders who can walk […]

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Farewell Ronnie Drew

Posted on Aug 17, 2008 in Ireland | 6 comments

Like many native Dubliners I am sadder this weekend as the world and Irish Folk music has lost the great Ronnie Drew, the legendary Irish folk singer and musician, who died at the age of 73. Drew, the founder of Irish folk group The Dubliners, had been battling cancer for some time. In a brief […]

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The Eagle On London

Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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The Longest Day

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Bloomsday 2019

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My Old Man

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An Irish song for May Day!

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