Category: Northern Ireland

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…

Branagh, Belfast and Van Morrison

The film Belfast ‘is a love letter to a place, a place Branagh celebrates in vibrant color in the first frames with the music of none other than…

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: Caitríona Lagan, 15, plays ‘all the instruments in her Irish band’

BBC Ireland Caitríona Lagan is an All-Ireland champion musician from Castledawson, County Londonderry. The 15-year-old plays five instruments – banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and mandola. During lockdown she…

Northern Ireland: “There was never a good war or a bad peace”

What exactly is happening in Northern Ireland? I think this is an excellent overview. 11 April 2021 | Rory Carroll | Guardian/Observer (original link) For the schoolboy commander…

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