TOM Russell was recently thrilled to receive a package in the post from his old friend, Bob Dylan. Dylan had his people send his fellow songwriter a case of his new Heaven’s Door whiskey. Wrapped around the bottles were the lyrics to ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’, stylised so that it seemed Dylan had himself scribbled all over the printed words with a pen.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2019
Dawn Bradfield is from Kilmurry, near Macroom, Co Cork, and stars in the stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s novel, Asking For It, which returns to the Everyman in Cork tonight and continues until Saturday, October 5. The play then moves to the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin from Oct 9-26.
Wed, 25 Sep, 2019
The eventual arrival of yesterday’s heatwave promised fertile conditions for a spiritual revisit of sorts to ‘The Second Summer of Love,’ that halcyon time at the end of the 1980s when Acid House exploded and outdoor raves proliferated across the UK.
Sat, 29 Jun, 2019
Derry Cotter was a lecturer in UCC for 35 years. His first stage play, The Inheritance, opens tonight in the Cork Arts Theatre, and will also be performed by the UCC Players in Ardmore, Co Waterford on Friday, May 26 . Cotter was born in a pub in the North Main Street, Cork, which his parents used to run for Murphy’s Brewery. He is married to Carmel, and they have four children.
Thu, 18 May, 2017
LIKE Johnny Cash, most of us have a thing about trains. We like to travel in them, nod off at the clackety-clack, and retain childhood memories of trips to the seaside. The railway is also part of child literature, from The Railway Children to Thomas The Tank Engine.
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016
When Reese Witherspoon acquired the rights to turn Cheryl Strayed’s life-affirming solo Pacific Crest Trail trek into a movie, she didn’t intend to play the lead role, too. But, as she tells, doing so has been extremely inspiring
Sat, 17 Jan, 2015