Oliver Sacks’s Ode to Joy

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Oliver Sacks’s Ode to Joy

“A beautiful way to perform one of the world’s great musical treasures.” The video below, and the accompanying 58-character sentence, make up the last tweet from Oliver Sacks, the influential neurologist who died on the 30th August . The clip features 100 musicians and singers from the Orchestra Simfonica del Valles, Amics de l’Opera de […]

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Van the Man at 70

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Van the Man at 70

Sir George Ivan Morrison, OBE the former window cleaner from Belfast turns 70 today. There should be a lot more going on to pay tribute to somebody whose contribution to music and popular culture has been spectacular. His father, George Morrison, was reputed to have Belfast’s largest record collection from a stint living in Detroit, […]

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Stephanie Rainey: ’Please Don’t Go’

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Stephanie Rainey: ’Please Don’t Go’

An emotional song penned by a Cork singer/songwriter has been viewed online by more than 2 m people in just two days. Stephanie Rainey has touched the hearts of almost 2m people with her powerful song, ’Please Don’t Go’, which deals with life after the loss of a loved one. Stephanie says it is “incredible” […]

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Ta-ra to Liverpool’s Cilla Black

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Ta-ra to Liverpool’s Cilla Black

The Pool turned out in force today to say ta-ra to its favourite daughter Cilla Black, born Priscilla Maria Veronica White in Scottie (Scotland) Road area near Liverpool Docks. The area was home in Victorian times to scores of Irish immigrants fleeing the famine and was represented by an Irish Nationalist M.P. until 1929. Her […]

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Louis Walsh no longer has the X Factor

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Louis Walsh no longer has the X Factor

Louis Walsh may have been dropped from the coveted X Factor top table but it seems things are worse for the Irish star than previously thought as it appears he’s taken a job as a studio cleaner. The Mayo-born music producer featured in an advertisement for the overhauled new series despite having been sacked as […]

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Cilla Black, Lorra, Lorra sadness

Posted on Aug 2, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Cilla Black, Lorra, Lorra sadness

Lorra Lorra sadness today on hearing that ‪‎Cilla Black has died. She was part of pop & Merseybeat history. Cilla Black (Priscilla White) was a cloakroom attendant at the Cavern Club in Liverpool when she was discovered by John Lennon. Surprise Surprise and Blind Date star Cilla Black has died aged 72, it was announced […]

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Amy Winehouse four years on

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Amy Winehouse four years on

  Strange as it seems today is four years since Amy Winehouse’s sad and untimely death. 27-year-old Amy Winehouse was found unconscious and without a pulse in her Camden Square house at around 3pm. Emergency services and the police were called, but the multi-award-winning singer was declared dead at the scene. An inquest confirmed that […]

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Ellie Goulding meets Cork’s finest

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Ellie Goulding meets Cork’s finest

Ellie Goulding made for an arresting sight in Cork last night. Shiiiiit…. A photo posted by elliegoulding (@elliegoulding) on Jun 24, 2015 at 4:47pm PDT It was good to see Ellie Goulding when she came to the Skibbereen Eagle’s back yard last night, or as others call it the City of Cork, Capital of the […]

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SMILE! – You are busking in Oxford

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Britain | Comments Off on SMILE! – You are busking in Oxford

Oxford proudly protects its heritage and conserves its unique historic City Centre but even The Eagle thinks it is going that bit too far with its Buskers Code of Practice which makes it a penalty not to smile! Buskers in Oxford could face a £1,000 fine if they do not smile and enjoy themselves. The […]

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U2 say goodbye to the great BB King

Posted on May 18, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on U2 say goodbye to the great BB King

U2’s Innocence + Experience tour nearly came to an extremely premature end at the end of opening night when the Edge took a nasty tumble into the audience, and on the second consecutive show at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena Bono joined the many people on the Internet today cracking jokes about the incident. “Somebody said that […]

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The Eagle On London

Good old Guy Fawkes!

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Tube Tunes

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Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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The Eagle on Ireland

In Darkest Midwinter

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The murder of Canon Magner

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The Boys of Kilmichael

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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