Music at Abbeystrewry, Skibbereen

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Ireland | Comments Off on Music at Abbeystrewry, Skibbereen

` 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 | 2 comments

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 | one comment

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 | one comment

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 | Comments Off on George Michael

“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 https://t.co/0vAj8BvKQ7 pic.twitter.com/4SlYwi044O — USA TODAY Multimedia (@usatodayvideo) December […]

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16 years since Kirsty MacColl was killed

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on 16 years since Kirsty MacColl was killed

  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 | 3 comments

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 | Comments Off on So Long Leonard Cohen

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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Hail, hail, Chuck Berry

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 in latest | one comment

Happy 90th Birthday to Chuck Berry on the 18th October. It’s a stretch of the imagination to say Rock and Roll wouldn’t exist without Charles Edward Berry.  But not a big one. Berry, who turns 90 on Tuesday influenced all Rock Artists with ’50s rock ‘n’ roll hits such as Maybelline, Johnny B. Goode and Brown-Eyed […]

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Imagine John Lennon’s Birthday

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 in latest | 2 comments

Imagine John Lennon , one of our greatest singer – songwriters and humanitarians, would have been 76 today.  His son Seán was born on John’s 35th birthday in 1975. Happy birthday to John and Seán Lennon. 35 years ago we lost a legend to cruel mindless violence. Since it was such a shocking moment in history, […]

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The Eagle On London

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | 15 comments

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 18 comments

Millicent Fawcett

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Millicent Fawcett

Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

The Eagle on Ireland

The Longest Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Longest Day

Bloomsday 2019

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on Bloomsday 2019

My Old Man

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on My Old Man

An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!