Ryan O’Shaughnessy performed a song for Eurovision 2018 grounded in Ireland’s previous winning tradition, the romantic ballad, but lifted into the modern Contest mainstream by referencing the end of a gay romance. Continue reading
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Brendan Graham and That Song.
No doubt it is the music of ‘You Raise Me Up’, but there is something in the lyrics also. Continue reading
Eurovision Song Contest: Is It Time For Ireland To Take A Break?
For the fourth consecutive year, Ireland has failed to qualify for the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Continue reading
Eurovision 2017: Three Signs That Ireland Is Trying
After a disappointing run of non-qualifications to the Grand Final of the world’s largest entertainment event, Ireland is back again with another internal selection by RTÉ, and the promising Brendan Murray. Continue reading
Eurovision 2017 – Ireland Is Trying Again
Ireland is trying again! Continue reading
Ireland Out of Eurovision Final
Ireland is out of Eurovision. So what went wrong? Continue reading
Celtic Club News
This comical musical was a great night’s entertainment Continue reading
Ireland at Eurovision 2016: Taking a Leaf from Australia’s Book
RTE has internally selected former Westlife member, Nicky Byrne, who has co-written the Irish entry, ‘Sunlight’. Continue reading
Ireland Out of Eurovision Final – But Back on Track!
RTE’s choice of Molly Sterling, despite her elimination in the semi-final, augurs well for the future for Ireland at the Contest after some years of appearing to lose its way. Ireland is back on track! Continue reading
IRELAND’S EUROSONG 2015: You wouldn’t recognise it!
Eurosong, Ireland’s contest to select a singer for Eurovision, is a different beast in 2015. No shirtfronts. No drug allegations. No mention of defamation proceedings. And even the computers worked! Continue reading