Category: Ireland

Brendan Gleeson’s State of the Union

Brendan Gleeson is a rare actor who never seems to be acting at all. If he is in a movie, I will watch it. And usually, as in…

Photo Essay: The Look of the Irish: Tony O’Shea

Photo: Good Friday, North Inner City, Dublin 1984 (cropped. full image below) Four decades of work by the Irish photographer whose dignified images, according to his former editor…

How Charlie Pride became an unlikely hero in Belfast and Dublin

The actual Belfast Cowboy arrived in Belfast in 1976 when the Northern Ireland capital was at war. Photo: Poster child for country … Charley Pride performs on a…

The reinvention of Ireland’s Claddagh Records

The label, named, after Claddagh, the oldest part of Galway, was founded in 1959 and actively pursued the finest traditional musicians. 14 November 2021 | Siobhan Long |…

Watch: London Calling: Saint Sister ~ Michael McGoldrick ~ The Unthanks ~ Katie Melua

Watch the music concert from the Irish Embassy in London, streamed on 29 October 2021. 12 November 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media Hosted by Annie Mac, Other…

Obituary: Paddy Moloney – Musician (Chieftains) (83)

Mr Moloney was Founder and leader of the world-famous traditional Irish music band the Chieftains Photo: Paddy Moloney playing the tin whistle with the Chieftains in Cheyenne, Wyoming,…

Backstory: The UK’s Troubles ‘Amnesty’

A series of articles discussing what some are calling the UK’s “de facto amnesty” for those involved in Troubles-related killings. Northern Secretary says proposals are ‘painful recognition of…

Watch: Legends: The Chieftains (BBC Documentary)

Profile of the Irish band who has helped to save Irish traditional music from disappearing, spreading its sound and popularity across the world for more than four decades….

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