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Archive for the month “September, 2014”

Mixed reaction from writers over death of intractable icon

Arts community praises Paisley’s vitality, but some find it hard to forgive his divisive role

Source: www.irishtimes.com

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Casa Festival All Nighter!

Source: www.casafestival.org.uk

Tonight

September 13

For night owls into Latin America.

Tickets are cheap, especially if booked in advance and breakfast is free.

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Saturday Music :Róisín O – How Long

Róisín O’s debut album is available here – http://roisino.bigcartel.com/ Join our mailing list here – http://eepurl.com/fqF0c For more info visit http://www….

Source: www.youtube.com

Getting back to my Irish roots and finding the music has happily moved on. And on. And on.

 

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Pubs Of Wonderful London

“As soon as I sense the evenings closing in, I get a powerful urge to seek out a cosy corner in an old pub and settle down for the autumn nights to come. There are plenty of attractive options to choose from in this selection from the popular magazine Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.”

The Gentle Author

Source: spitalfieldslife.com

I agree with The Gentle Author.
Time to seek out some historic London pubs, preferably one with a real fire burning in the corner, serving some excellent ale.

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MFLL Friday Music Choice: Absent Friends by The Willows

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“This album is beautiful- absolutely gorgeous sound” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

 

“They straddle the worlds between Americana and English roots music in a very deft way;for such a young band they don’t take any prisoners. Fabulous music”- Mike Harding

 

“The Willows are a breath of fresh air, redefining folk music” – Maverick Magazine

 

“Brilliant- I’d urge everyone to go and see them live”- Penny Smith, BBC Radio London

 

Source: www.youtube.com

And you can see them live tomorrow night @ King’s Place, more details here http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/music/the-willows#.VBMPDGK9KSN

 

For tour info, check out their website http://www.thewillowsband.co.uk/

 

They will be showcasing their second album Amidst Fiery Skies while on tour. The album is duse for release on October 6.

 

(and yes, in a word, gorgeous!)

 

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Wednesday Music : Bell X1 – West Of Her Spine

Roisin O, the Irish singer and songwriter is currently in London working on a new single and her upcoming second album. The sister of Danny O’Reilly, the front man of The Coronas, and the daughter of Mary Black, Roisin has grown up deeply immersed in Irish music…She knows her stuff and what she likes.

 

from  http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/entertainment/Irish-music-I-cant-live-without-from-Roisin-O-VIDEOS.html

 

 ‘This amazing album first came out in 2003, but it wasn’t until a year or two later that I stumbled across it in one of my brother’s old CD collections. It’s a brilliant album that I had sort of forgotten about over the years until a friend played it for me when I was down in Dingle last week.

“West Of Her Spine” is this brilliant happy love song, with some really beautiful imagery of the person the singer loves and the place he loves being most;

 

“See how her hair spills over,

Like frayed ends of twine,

All wild and wrapped around her,

Like these wandering arms of mine,

Well I hope they find a soft spot,

Where I can lie for a while, Just south of her shoulder,

And west of her spine.” ‘

 

Roisin O

hear her here  http://sco.lt/5ZqikD

 

Source: www.youtube.com

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MFLL Tuesday Music: Wild Child

#IMAWILDCHILD

Source: wildchildsounds.com

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Great New Discovery

All the way from Austin, for your listening pleasure.

They’ve certainly put a mad skip to my step on this early start to the city day.

Maybe  they’ll come over sometime  and play live in London?

C’mon guys! You know you want to!

 

 

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Interview: Cillian Murphy returns to the stage in Ballyturk

Cillian Murphy hates spoilers. The clue is in the word, says the 38-year-old actor: to spoil something is to ruin it, and why would you want to ruin someone’s entertainment? So we are at a slight loss, he and I, to describe Ballyturk, the play by his old friend and collaborator Enda Walsh, that has lured the star of Peaky Blinders, Batman Begins and 28 Days Later back to the stage. Not least because Ballyturk defies easy description.

Source: www.standard.co.uk

for info and to book tickets http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/ballyturk

 

best availability after September 22

but be quick, this promises to sell out

 

got my ticket booked

wouldn’t miss Cillian live

he was mighty in Misterman

such a physically demanding performance

 

and Stephen Rea is a bonus!

 

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Sunday Music: First Aid Kit – Emmylou

“Music video by First Aid Kit performing their new single “Emmylou” This is the second single taken from the new First Aid Kit album, The Lion’s Roar”

Source: www.youtube.com

ty @shellinasays

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Interview: Cillian Murphy returns to the stage in Ballyturk

Cillian Murphy hates spoilers. The clue is in the word, says the 38-year-old actor: to spoil something is to ruin it, and why would you want to ruin someone’s entertainment? So we are at a slight loss, he and I, to describe Ballyturk, the play by his old friend and collaborator Enda Walsh, that has lured the star of Peaky Blinders, Batman Begins and 28 Days Later back to the stage. Not least because Ballyturk defies easy description.

Source: www.standard.co.uk

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