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.
I’ve been attending live shows at Whelan’s, on Camden Street in Dublin, for decades. During which time the physical lay-out of the building has changed in line with the development of the street on which it is located and, indeed, the thinning of my hairline. The fabled old venue is now a far broader, more... Continue Reading →
For decades it was in childrens and youth programmes that many good young television producers and ambitious directors began their careers and where the more difficult, often older ones ended theirs when, deemed too unmanageable for the requirements of the prime-time schedules, they were consigned back to work with the glove puppets. In RTÉ -... Continue Reading →
The last time I sat in the 3 Arena in Dublin was for one of U2’s flatulent Innocence And Experience shows which proved, once again, that all of the smoke, mirrors and lighting tricks can’t definitively mask the inevitable: U2 have long had the drabs and have real difficulty writing new material. As far back... Continue Reading →
Guest Post by Dr Áine Mangaoang, Research Fellow Dublin City University , Visiting Lecturer Iceland Academy of the Arts “To ask for a map is to say ‘tell me a story’” (Turchi, 2004:11). Once known as the city of a thousand bands, Dublin’s reputation as a city of popular music-making is largely considered as one that consistently, even... Continue Reading →