Taking the armbands off
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by david
18h ago
Morning Midnight told David Hennessy about their debut album Happy Hour, how the preceding EP gave them the confidence to do it and how music was always an escape for Jess in some turbulent times growing up. Glasgow- based duo Morning Midnight released their debut album Happy Hour recently and have supported Dublin songstress Sorcha Richardson […] The post Taking the armbands off appeared first on The Irish World ..read more
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The special one
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by david
4d ago
Country music singer Máiréad told David Hennessy about her new single, playing it for her parents at a recent gig in Northampton and why after two years of limited live music, she is ready to push on now. Máiréad, full name Máiréad Donnelly, has been described as one of the brightest rising stars on the […] The post The special one appeared first on The Irish World ..read more
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The real Brendan
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by david
4d ago
John Merrigan of Fatdan Productions told David Hennessy about their new play that tells the story of Brendan Behan in a way that it has never been related before. A new play about the life of Brendan Behan is set to be read at the Irish Cultural Centre on the eve of the centenary of […] The post The real Brendan appeared first on The Irish World ..read more
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Ireland must continue to build self-belief
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by david
4d ago
By Phil Rice Irish rugby has just about recovered from the disappointments of the 2019 season. Ireland supporters had such high expectations following a stellar Grand Slam year in 2018. The year of 2019 promised so much but things turned sour in the very first match of that year’s Six Nations. The Aviva crowd was […] The post Ireland must continue to build self-belief appeared first on The Irish World ..read more
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Ghosts of the Future
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by david
6d ago
Joe Lawlor, one half of film making team Desperate Optimists, spoke to David Hennessy about their new film, The Future Tense which ponders themes like Brexit, home and mental health. The Future Tense is unlike any other film you have seen. It comes from Desperate Optimists, which is made up of husband and wife team […] The post Ghosts of the Future appeared first on The Irish World ..read more
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Pause for Peace for St Brigid
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by david
6d ago
Into Kildare, the tourism board for Co Kildare, and Solas Bhríde Spirituality Centre & Hermitages have jointly launched their global ‘Pause for Peace’ movement which sees the residents of Kildare calling on people all around the world to stop for a minute’s silence at noon on St Brigid’s day, 1 February. 2024 marks 1500 years […] The post Pause for Peace for St Brigid appeared first on The Irish World ..read more
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Irish embassy to display Peace Heroines portraits from St Brigid’s Day
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by david
6d ago
To mark St Brigid’s Day and also ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, a special exhibition will be on display at the Irish Embassy in London from Wednesday this week. Peace Heroines is a series of nine new portraits by Bangor-based visual artist FRIZ. The portraits capture the dynamism, bravery and […] The post Irish embassy to display Peace Heroines portraits from St Brigid’s Day appeared first on The Irish World ..read more
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Not bad for ‘a girl from the Bronx’
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by david
6d ago
Joanie Madden of Cherish the Ladies told David Hennessy about 38 years of the band, the loss of Mick Moloney and the time they played for Bob Dylan. Cherish the Ladies, the Irish- American traditional supergroup, come to the Irish Cultural Centre this weekend. The group, led by Joanie Madden, was put together in 1985 […] The post Not bad for ‘a girl from the Bronx’ appeared first on The Irish World ..read more
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From Clare to here
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by david
6d ago
David Hennessy spoke to Sharon Shannon ahead of her upcoming tour about her upcoming tour, how Galway Girl was ignored at first but then went on to become such a hit and the recent loss of her friend Seamus Begley. Sharon Shannon has been at the forefront of Irish music for more than thirty years […] The post From Clare to here appeared first on The Irish World ..read more
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Like an Agatha Christie mystery in the Wicklow Mountains
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by david
6d ago
Author Sam Blake, real name Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, told David Hennessy about her new book The Mystery of Four, how it took influence from the mystery of Ireland’s vanishing triangle and why she thinks so many Irish females are shining as crime writers at the moment. Sam Blake has been an Irish Times Number One, […] The post Like an Agatha Christie mystery in the Wicklow Mountains appeared first on The Irish World ..read more
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