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Lockdown Blues

Lockdown Blues

A Miscellany of Recommendations from a Sydney-Sider How are you coping with the latest lockdown? I confess to finding this one more difficult; my troubles are minor things really, such as waking during the night, feeling a bit down, not focussing on the book I’m reading, despairing about human weaknesses. Let me share a few … Continue reading

How the pandemic plays out in Ireland and Victoria

How the pandemic plays out in Ireland and Victoria

News Commentary by Liam Gillespie As Victoria tentatively looks forward, and dares to dream of a Covid-free Christmas, many other countries find themselves staring down the barrel of the same purgatory and uncertainty we have been enduring for the better part of a year.  Ireland is one of those countries.  The similarities between Victoria and Ireland during … Continue reading

Cuckoon’s Nest

Cuckoon’s Nest

Working through Irish-music tune-names for an article in the 3rd edition of Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Fintan Valelly was time-travelled back to the 1800s, conjured by those melodic ‘handles’ into a heaving landscape of people, lives, places and the everyday. Continue reading