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 →
The death was announced earlier today, after an illness, of the Belfast-born musician, arranger and producer, Pat ‘Fitzy’ Fitzpatrick who, although he never enjoyed a profile as a solo performer in his own right, was a highly-regarded musician and a much-loved figure on the Irish music scene since the late 1970s. Having studied at the Royal College of... Continue Reading →
Hinterland [noun]: The back of beyond, the middle of nowhere, the backwoods, the wilds, the bush, remote areas, a backwater. If nothing else, they certainly choose the name well. Twenty-six years after the release of their excellent album, ‘Kissing The Roof Of Heaven’, you’ll struggle to find Hinterland mentioned in even the grass verges of contemporary Irish music... Continue Reading →
BRILLIANT TREES: GOLDFINGLAS
I absolutely loved The Brilliant Trees and, listening back to their two excellent albums from a distance, time hasn’t dimmed my enthusiasm for them. Some had them marked as being as good as early Oasis, others cited a Blur influence and there were times when, with the vocals stripped out, they had the classic reach... Continue Reading →