So, ‘After All’ by The Frank And Walters is Cork’s favourite song, as voted by those who took part in an on-line campaign organised recently by the Cork City Library, in association with Creative Ireland. Popular polls like these aren’t intended to be taken in any way seriously and there are far more pressing issues... Continue Reading →
BEEN THERE, ZINE THAT, DONE THAT
Circa’91 The Zine, is a publication produced in conjunction with “Sunny Days Are Here Again” fanzine exhibition of Irish fanzines, with a focus on Cork ‘zines from the 80s and 90s. The Zine, featuring contributions from the stalwarts of Corks independent music scene from that time, recounting the time when bands organised their own gigs,... Continue Reading →
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE: FROM CANADA, WITH LOVE.
Like the small handful of others around these parts, it was during their U.K. and Ireland tour supporting Martin Stephenson and The Daintees in 1990 that I encountered Five Guys Named Moe for the first and only time. Between one thing and another, they went to ground pretty much immediately thereafter and, even now, not... Continue Reading →
WOULD YOU LOOK AT THE STATE OF US ? MUSIC IN CORK, 1992.
As a college student in Cork between 1985 and 1989, The Triskel Arts Centre was where I believed some of the more off-beat cultural stuff in the city was going down. Located in an alleyway off of the junction of Washington Street and The Grand Parade, it was a bespoke venue that was certainly on... Continue Reading →
‘IF YOU COULDN’T PERSUADE HENRY’S, YOU DIDN’T MATTER WHERE IT MATTERED’
This post first appeared last year on the blog for the Sir Henrys 2014 Exhibition held at Boole Library, University College Cork. It is reproduced here in full. I can’t remember the first time I set foot inside Sir Henrys and I can’t remember the last time either but I remember clearly where the rose was sown.... Continue Reading →