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The secrets of Leuven’s Irish connection

This is the English version of the last Irish language blog, Cuairt ar Leuven.   Monday night (23 March 2015) saw a great programme go out on BBC2 NI in which I learned an awful...

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Cuairt ar Leuven na nGael?

  Tá clár ag dul amach ar BBC2 anocht (Dé Luain, 23 Márta) ar a 10in agus sílim gur fiú go mór amharc air. Is é an dara clár sa tsraith An Coláiste Éireannach...

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New Arrivals make for great drama

Have you ever spent any time in a house that was lived in by a diverse group of immigrants? Have you ever wondered what life is like for the Roma, the Africans, the eastern...

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Alan Doherty’s world of music

Last year, I heard an album that left me hyperentilating. Almost. It was From Tallagh to Halle by a band called Aldoc, named after the head honcho and guiding spirit, Alan Doherty from the People’s Republic...

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Early wax recordings

I really enjoyed the first programme in Neil Brand’s BBC4 series, Sound of Song especially the beginning about the early history of recorded sound. Early recordings were made on tinfoil which sent me back...

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Aontas na Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge

Cuireadh sibh lá ar leataobh sa dialann don chéad chruinniú d’Aontas na Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge. Beidh an teacht le chéile ar siúl in Áras na Scríbhneoirí, Cearnóg Pharnell, Dé Sathairn 17 Eanáir 2015, idir 10.30rn-3.30in...

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Tim Edey on the healing power of music

The thing I love most about watching Tim Edey playing either the guitar or the melodeon, is that he seems to be enjoying it so much and when you see someone do that, you...

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All aboard The Holy, Holy Bus

It comes as little surprise to hear that Brassneck Theatre Company’s Holy, Holy Bus has won the Belfast Telegraph’s Audience Award at this Belfast Festival at Queens. Having seen it at the Waterfront Hall  I...

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Clannad: the family from Dobhair

  It must have been around 35 years ago that the usual bar staff of an Irish language club in west Belfast were all off in Donegal. Being someone who often helped out in...

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Win tickets for A Stór Mo Chroí

If you were to ask me  to put together a folk/trad line-up of my favourite artists, then I would probably come up with the same one that will be on the stage of the...