The bad old days
The Irish World
by David Hennessy
2d ago
Luke Hanlon told David Hennessy about his new film The Troubles: A Dublin Story which shows the true- and ugly- face of the IRA in Dublin during the dark days of The Troubles. With The Troubles: A Dublin Story, writer-director Luke Hanlon has created a film that shows the gritty and brutal reality of the ..read more
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Overnight success in ten years
The Irish World
by David Hennessy
1w ago
Donegal two piece Without Willow told David Hennessy about their debut album, Moya Brennan putting them together, playing with big names like Mick Flannery and Declan O’ Rourke and the time Simon thought he couldn’t play in front of legendary banjo player Ron Block.  Without Willow, the Donegal acoustic folk/singer-songwriting duo, have just released their debut ..read more
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Jumping into Cold water
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by David Hennessy
1w ago
Oisín Leech, well known from The Lost Brothers, told David Hennessy about his new album, upcoming UK dates that include opening for Gaz Coombes of Supergrass and playing with everyone from Arctic Monkeys, The Coral and The Strokes, and being on the same bill as Bob Dylan. Oisín Leech, one half of musical duoe The ..read more
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Rebuilding it  
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by David Hennessy
1w ago
Ronan MacManus and Andy Nolan of The Biblecode Sundays told David Hennessy about what could be the biggest headline show they’ve ever played, paying tribute to Shane MacGowan and how London Irish- the club they have strong links with- are rebuilding after the events of last year.  The BibleCode Sundays are a band that hold ..read more
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Fréa launches Big Irish Breakfast campaign
The Irish World
by David Hennessy
1w ago
Fréa celebrated the launch of their St Patrick’s Day fundraising campaign by inviting Sarah Mangan, Consul General of Ireland for the North of England, to take part in Fréa’s Big Irish Breakfast. Over a delicious spread, members of the Fréa team including Ant Hanlon, Breege McDaid and Patrick Morrison explained how they want Irish people ..read more
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New direction
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by David Hennessy
2w ago
Bodhrán player Gino Lupari told David Hennessy about his debut solo album No Turning Back, 34 years with Four Men and a Dog and playing with greats like Shane MacGowan and Sinéad O’Connor. Gino Lupari is one of the world’s best known bodhrán players. It was in 1990 that he teamed up with long-time friend ..read more
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Bringing The Yellow Wallpaper to life 130+ years on
The Irish World
by David Hennessy
1M ago
Sue Rynhart told David Hennessy about You, Me or the Wallpaper, her musical interpretation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 19th century feminist short story, The Yellow Wallpaper. Revered Dublin singer and composer, Sue Rynhart, brings her show You, Me or the Wallpaper to the Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room this Thursday 1 February as part of Liverpool Irish Festival’s St ..read more
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Silent witness
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by David Hennessy
1M ago
David Hennessy spoke to the cast and crew of a new Irish play that premieres at the Old Red Lion this week. Inspired by real life events, A Silent Scandal tells the story of the suppression of a scandal in an Irish boys school. Using Irish talent based here in London, it was written by ..read more
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Kildare is tapping into the St Brigid revival to connect with its diaspora
The Irish World
by David Hennessy
1M ago
Kildare is marking the 1500th anniversary of St Brigid’s death with a week-long festival that includes, Denise Chaila, Imelda May, Darina Allen, Jess Murphy, Laura Whitmore, Una Healy and Riverdance. Brigid 1500 hosted by Kildare County Council, aims to celebrate St. Brigid in what it says is a contemporary and modern way. Chief Executive of ..read more
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A decent Proposal
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by David Hennessy
1M ago
Richie Power and Darragh McCarthy of Hawke the Band told David Hennessy about the band’s new music, recruiting through Éire Óg GAA club in London and having Imelda May and the late Christy Dignam as fans. The London- based Irish indie rock band Hawke The Band have just released their first single of 2024. Proposal is the first of ..read more
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