Glen Hansard Christmas concerts have an epic reputation and his latest three-hours plus seasonal shindig more than lived up to expectations. The red-haired, grey-bearded singer-songwriter crooned, joked, danced (yes) and invited up a rotating cast of poets, trad singers and Irish music icons.
I have to say that Twitter comes into its own on sad occasions such as the passing of the great Ray Treacy and I’m sure it must come as some considerable consolation to his nearest and dearest to see the outpouring of affection and admiration on the internet which has shown no sign of drying up since the shocking news of his death emerged.
was 10 when her mother dragged her to Jesus Christ Superstar. It was a show that started a hilarious musical journey for the duo. Forty years later, they returned with Barbara’s teenage daughters
Limerick’s own Neil Cusack saw a lot in America, like hillbillies with shotguns chasing athletes, but for a moment he owned America too. This weekend 40 years ago he won the oldest and most celebrated city marathon in the world, a moment that brought a welcome sense of joy and colour and even the exotic to Ireland 1974