Irish in Australia Research Updates In the middle of the pandemic we published an article by Trevor McClaughlin, Australia’s foremost authority on the Irish Orphans – see his blog at https://earlgreysfamineorphans.wordpress.com/author/trevo1/. We are reprinting it here below. Of course, at that time, we did not know we were in the ‘middle’ of the pandemic. While …
The cast of Love’s Old Sweet Songs was led by the magnificent and maleficent MC, who, in true music hall style got us all wound up and raring to go for the opening of the show musical eisteddfod – a turning point / ‘tuning fork’ in the road in Joyce’s life.
2022 Irish Film Festival programme has landed.
…as well as on-demand online classes for people of all ages, starting from age seven. This means that the wealth of tradition at Siamsa Tíre can now be shared with everyone, no matter where they are in Ireland or the world, what age they are, or how much or how little they know about our traditional song, music, and dance.
Sinéad O’Connor is the kind of street kid that the whole world, except America, wants to take in and put in the guest room, and feed up with porridge and potatoes ….
Four new new Irish works, reviewed by Frank O’Shea.
MacGowan’s anarchic spirit is well served by Julien Temple, who writes and directs, bringing a lifetime of music filmmaking and a keen sense of place and time.
Jack Charlton, the subject of a new Irish film, showing at the Irish Film Festival.
The opening scenes in Wildfire set a background for this gritty story of pain and difficulty coming to terms with the past.
A film featured in the forthcoming Irish Film Festival (online in 2021) about the versatile Phil Lynott. He could sing in so many styles from pop to metal.