I once interviewed a wealthy author of popular novels, who said the only way to finish writing a book was to lock oneself away in one’s second home with just the housekeeper — not the butler — and spend four to six weeks keyboard-bashing without distraction.
Mon, 06 Aug, 2018
Thu, 11 Jan, 2018
No mere compilation could do justice to the sweep and fever-dream fecundity of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Thus Lovely Creatures, Cave’s first ever ‘greatest hits’, is best regarded as beginner’s guide to this eternal outsider rather than a definitive survey of his near four-decade career.
Sat, 06 May, 2017
Offaly-born composer Amanda Feery won the Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition for this year’s Cork International Choral Festival and her piece will be performed on Friday in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral. She is also working on pieces for Crash Ensemble and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016
Thu, 11 Feb, 2016
Described as a ‘regular cat’ — even ‘a soulful cat’ , Van Morrison is not one for interviews, so it was a coup forto land an interview with the media-phobic Maestro , exclusively for the Irish Examiner.
Sat, 11 Apr, 2015
Music promoter Peter Aiken, whose Live at the Marquee gigs have entertained more than 500,000 people in Cork’s docklands over the last decade, has promised to rock Leeside again next year, as well as releasing an album of the decade’s highlights.
Tue, 10 Jun, 2014
In 2008 evidence uncovered by an Irish law student led to the release of a man who had served 26 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Now Niamh Gunn has a new mission — to create a National Wellbeing Centre for Ireland in the stunning surrounds of Liss Ard estate.
Sun, 09 Mar, 2014