Ten Tunes for Burns Night

  Mogwai – ‘Batcat’ (Live)  Cocteau Twins – ‘Heaven or Las Vegas’ The Jesus and Mary Chain – ‘Reverence’ Hibs … More

George Murray RIP

On the week of the first anniversary of the death of David Bowie, the Irish music scene has lost of … More

Musical Martellos

Martello towers are one of the most distinctive features of Dublin’s coastline. The Sandycove tower briefly housed a young James … More

Anthony Cronin (1928-2016)

  (Above: The First Bloomsday Celebrations at Sandycove, Co. Dublin, June 16th, 1954. From l-r Anthony Cronin, John Ryan, Patrick … More

The Ghosts of Monkstown

  While it is virtually impossible to verify any ghost story, they’re undeniably irresistible. Intriguingly, the few ghostly yarns I’ve … More