GEMMA HAYES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snqCTfw8zQs The swagger of the remarkable hurling teams up in The North Mon during our secondary school years in the early 1980s would regularly entice entire slabs of Cork’s northside on tour beyond the county bounds and out of reach of regular reason. On assorted mid-week afternoons every winter, a slew of battered old buses and coaches would fetch... Continue Reading →

DAVID BOWIE: THE CORK YEARS

https://youtu.be/HyMm4rJemtI ‘Him ? Sure, he doesn’t know if he wants to be a man or a woman’. It was the end of the summer, 1980, and David Bowie at his most theatric, glamorous, playful and compelling, wasn’t convincing my mother. And seeing him in lavish make-up, polarised and in complicated Pierrot garb doing ‘Ashes To Ashes’ on Top Of... Continue Reading →

SINDIKAT: THE GREATEST CORK BAND NEVER TO HAVE PLAYED SIR HENRY’S ?

This post - minus image and music - originally appeared on Sir Henrys 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM9FqMR0Cvg ‘They Didn’t Teach Music In My School’ is an old Toasted Heretic song that first appeared on ‘The Smug’ E.P., released on the band’s own Bananafish label in 1990. And anyone who, like myself, attended The North Monastery school on the... Continue Reading →

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