The 1988 Irish film ‘The Courier’, written and directed by Frank Deasy and shot on location in Dublin, hasn’t aged at all well. But that being said it still is an interesting, independently made piece of work that’s worthy of your consideration.
CHRISTY DIGNAM AND ASLAN: THE SOUND OF THE SUBURBS
Following the recent cancellation of a planned live show by Aslan at Dublin’s Point Depot, a number of on-line clips re-surfaced in which Christy Dignam – the band’s frontman and spiritual leader - performs with and for other patients as he waits for treatment in a Dublin hospital. Christy has battled ill-health for many years... Continue Reading →
CORMAC AND LINDY: GOLDEN GOALS.
In this guest post, Cormac Ó Caoimh, a singer/songwriter from Cork, explains the delicate art of writing songs and reveals how his latest single, ‘Didn’t We’, co-written with Lindy Morrison of The Go-Betweens, came about. I have been playing the song writing game a long time now, although most people reading this might not be... Continue Reading →
SOMETHING HAPPENS: HOW THE WEST WAS WON #2
Many of the summers I put down as a child were spent in the small village of Union Hall, then a bendy ninety minute drive from my home in the city and into the belly of the beast in West Cork. It’s a tradition that’s proudly preserved in my family to this day and we’re... Continue Reading →
LISS ARD @ 25: HOW THE WEST WAS WON
25 years ago this month, an incredible international line-up performed to a small, festival crowd at a country estate outside of Skibbereen, in County Cork. In this guest post, the Cork-born director and film-maker, Tony McCarthy recalls his involvement with the festivals at Liss Ard. On 31 August 1997, a car crash claimed the life... Continue Reading →