Review: Melmoth the Wanderer

You know you’ve had a great theatrical night out when, the following day, you find yourself singing songs you’d heard the night before. And repeating lines delivered in funny accents that made you laugh. And talking about the scary bits. And the funny bits. And the magical bits. And the couldn’t-quite-grasp bits. So driving to […]

McSherry, Rynne, Hennessey and Scanlon

  What makes An Droichead on the Ormeau Road so special as a music venue? Firstly, it’s the welcome you get there. The An Droichead bunch are amongst the friendliest you’ll get at any venue in Ireland. Take a bow, Jim, Claire and of course, Úna. Secondly, it’s BYO. It’s nice – and cheap – […]

Out to Lunch: The Third Policeman

For a long time, I’ve been an admirer of the comic genius that was/is Brian O’Nolan aka Flann O’Brien aka Myles na Gopaleen, Brian Ó Nualláin and whatever you’re having yourself. After reading the Catechism of Cliche, myself and other followers of the great man would take great pleasure in adding to the ammunition of […]