In advance of his gigs in Cork and Dublin, Ellie O’Byrne about the heady days of the 2 Tone movement, and the recent tragic stabbing of his grandson
Wed, 11 Mar, 2020
Specials songwriter Jerry Dammers has been named a music industry inspiration three decades after his song, ‘Nelson Mandela’, stormed the charts calling for the release of the anti-apartheid campaigner.
Fri, 23 May, 2014
HE WAS one of the great statesman of the latter half of the 20th century. But Nelson Mandela was also a hugely significant cultural figure.
Thu, 12 Dec, 2013
The Specials broke up acrimoniously after hitting big with Ghost Town in 1981. Now they’ve reformed, says Ed Power
Fri, 08 Jun, 2012
Nelson Mandela is making a bid for the charts after recording a spoken-word vocal for a song composed in his honour.
Sat, 12 Feb, 2011
Fri, 11 Feb, 2011
A 14-year-old Dutch sailor departed from Portugal today on her quest to become the youngest person to sail around the world solo, according to her manager.
Sat, 21 Aug, 2010
One of the biggest and most glamorous birthday parties ever will take place in London as stars join Nelson Mandela for his 90th birthday concert.
Fri, 27 Jun, 2008
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