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Toasted Heretic re-release Another Day, Another Riot - and release new single

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“ANOTHER DAY, another riot, burn the banks and burn the bills/People like you can’t keep quiet/People like me don’t get ill.”

The Staves - Good Woman (Warner)

"THE HUMAN voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, the most moving...even the greatest virtuoso will never be able to give you even a fraction of the emotion a beautiful voice can...That is our share of the divine.”

‘We believe in this play. I don’t think I’ll let anything stop it’

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THE OLD saying, ‘’Tis an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good’, has not been without some merit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Album review: The Staves

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"THE HUMAN voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, the most moving...even the greatest virtuoso will never be able to give you even a fraction of the emotion a beautiful voice can...That is our share of the divine.”

New music and artwork to celebrate life and work of Eilís Dillon

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Eilís Dillon, the Galway born novelist, and one of Ireland's most versatile writers, will be honoured with a new piece of music, and a new artwork, both commissioned by Galway Public Libraries.

A writer finds spiritual comfort in Connemara

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‘The bus comes at last with a great blaze of headlights, and figures emerge from the darkness and climb aboard….’

A writer comes for Christmas 1945

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Back in Connemara for Christmas, which she insisted on calling Christ Mass, Ethel Mannin opens the door of her little cottage, located between Roundstone and Clifden, close to Mannin Bay. She has been away for some time. She lights fires in all three rooms, to drive away the musty smell and damp, and soon she is comfortable sitting by the window looking out at the sea, the mountains beyond. She was back to stay until restlessness, or some political challenge, calls her away again.

Fantasy, mediaeval France, and a skylark

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NINA ORAM, the author of the young adult fiction trilogy, The Carrowkeel Series, will be among the featured readers at next week's Over The Edge: Open Reading.

‘It is rather the want of the middle class…’

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For any visitor to Dublin in the early 19th century, to miss seeing the great Daniel O’Connell would have made their visit almost worthless. William Makepeace Thackeray, on the threshold of becoming one of the greatest writers of the English language, spent three months touring Ireland in 1842 collecting his impressions of the ‘manners and the scenery’ of the country and its people, for his successful Irish Sketch Book published some years later. Back in Dublin at the conclusion of his tour he lost no time heading to the Mansion House to see the Liberator in person.*

Two writers on Achill

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Achill Island, one of the most spectacular and the largest of our islands off the Irish west coast, was the romantic love-nest for a passionate affair between the British novelist Graham Greene and Catherine Walston the vivacious American wife of millionaire British MP Harry (later Lord) Walston in the late 1940s.

 

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