"Whilst looking at letters, diaries and books written by cancer patients around the world — which are highly emotional things to read — what comes across from reading them is that these people are in a constant state of hardship and survival, facing huge challenges"
Iarla Ó Lionáird is from Cúil Aodha, Co Cork, and is vocalist with The Gloaming. He is currently preparing for a performance at Masters of Tradition festival in Bantry next Friday, where he will appear with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and others. See westcorkmusic.ie
It takes a lot to get Pink Floyd back together for anything, and while there are no signs of any music collaborations, the three surviving members have at least joined forces to release a statement on behalf of cause they’ve long been supporters of.
Max Martin is Sweden’s greatest contribution to pop music since Abba, so it’s probably appropriate that some sort of Eurovision circle gets squared tomorrow when one of his songs is performed at the interval in Stockholm.