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Newton Faulkner - going against the grain

NOTHING ABOUT Newton Faulker is orthodox; neither his guitar style, his route to the instrument, the path that led him to become a songwriter, nor the making of his last album. It has done no harm though - the Englishman one of the most visible acoustics guitarists of recent years.

Newton Faulkner - going against the grain

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NOTHING ABOUT Newton Faulker is orthodox; neither his guitar style, his route to the instrument, the path that led him to become a songwriter, nor the making of his last album. It has done no harm though - the Englishman one of the most visible acoustics guitarists of recent years.

Voice of Ireland winner @ Monroe’s Live

THE 2012 winner of the Voice of Ireland, Pat Byrne, will play Monroe’s Live on Saturday April 6 at 9pm.

Through the glass darkly

In Act One of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor, a play, so legend has it, Queen Elizabeth personally commissioned because she so enjoyed the character of Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV, 1& 2, we meet Master Abraham Slender who has come to court the young and lovely Mistress Anne Page. As he hesitates at the door, he laments, “I had rather than 40 shillings I had my book of Songs and Sonnets here.” The joke here, for Shakespeare’s audience, concerns the name of the book Slender mentions – Songs and Sonnets.

Newton Faulkner’s boisterous method of playing

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DREADLOCKED ACOUSTIC guitarist Newton Faulkner started his music journey in a Green Day cover band but he soon found his own voice and his unique style of guitar playing.

Plaque to be unveiled for mountaineering buff John Tyndall

John Tyndall FRS and father of the modern science of environmental monitoring will be commemorated by the unveiling of a plaque in Leighlinbridge, by Professor Roger Whatmore, CEO of the Tyndall National Institute, Cork at 11am on today.

Laughing ladies

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“I’D MUCH rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they’re the first to be rescued off sinking ships.”

Lady Gregory’s ‘missing’ grandson

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Following the success of the publication Me and Nu - Childhood at Coole published in 1970,* it is sometimes forgotten that Lady Augusta Gregory had three grandchildren, and not two as is often assumed. Written by Lady Gregory’s granddaughter Anne, Me and Nu is a charming account of life at Coole, as the children watched with amusement (and disillusionment at their human foibles), many of the great figures of the Irish literary movement of the 20th century as they came and went.

 

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