Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins, known as Dirt Birds, spoke to David Hennessy about bringing their live comedy show to the London Irish Centre, growing their audience on YouTube and social media during lockdown and the pressures on women today. Dirt Birds bring their live comedy show to the London Irish Centre in Camden this […]
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Brían F O’Byrne told David Hennessy about returning to the stage in London for the first time since the 90s, returning to Ireland after decades away and that even after a Tony Award he still fears he ‘can’t swim’ as an actor. Brían F O’Byrne has won a BAFTA TV Award and a Tony award, as well […]
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This year marks the centenary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses, and to celebrate the occasion, the Embassy of Ireland, London, is offering a limited number of free copies of Joyce’s classic to the Irish World’s readers. Speaking about the giveaway, Ambassador Adrian O’Neill said: “Both charismatic and enigmatic, James Joyce’s Ulysses has puzzled […]
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Downpatrick actor Shaun Blaney told David Hennessy about the new play that tells the story of The Guildford 4’s Gerry Conlon after he was released from prison. London-based Downpatrick actor Shaun Blaney has been lauded for playing The Guildford 4’s Gerry Conlon in the stage play In The Name of the Son. Written by Richard […]
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London-based Limerick post- punk poet and singer/ songwriter Sinead O’Brien told David Hennessy about her debut album, ‘manifesting’ her appearance on Jools Holland and being mentored by Vivienne Westwood. London-based Limerick poet and singer Sinead O’Brien releases her debut album Time Bend And Break The Bower this week. Championed by Jack Saunders at BBC Radio […]
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Oisín Mac Diarmada of renowned band Téada told David Hennessy about having Hollywood star John C Reilly guest as a vocalist on their new album, Coiscéim Coiligh (‘As the days Brighten’). Renowned trad band Téada have released their latest album with none other than Hollywood star John C Reilly as a guest. Reilly has been […]
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Actor Phelim Drew told David Hennessy about his show in memory of his father, the Dubliners legend Ronnie Drew, which comes to the Irish Cultural Centre next month. Dubliners legend Ronnie Drew is to be remembered by son Phelim and The Drew House Band in a special concert coming to the Irish Cultural Centre. Ronnie’s […]
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By David Hennessy 28- year- old Hayley Reynolds was selected as the 2022 London Rose at the Clayton Crown Hotel in Cricklewood on Saturday night. It was the first London Rose Selection Ball to take place since 2019 due to the Rose of Tralee being cancelled for the last two years on account of the […]
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Maria Kelly spoke to David Hennessy ahead of her debut London show about her debut album that came from a tough few years, recording some early material in Kilburn and having her music featured on Conversations with Friends. Westport songstress Maria Kelly plays her first London headline show this week. She has played here before […]
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The former Louth Minor hoping to make an impact in the Tailteann Cup with London By Damian Dolan If he gets the call to action in the Tailteann Cup, Dundalk man Oladimeji Olajubu is ready and willing to give his all for his adopted London. The 27-year-old Garryowen player, and former Louth Minor, was a […]
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Limerick’s Clare Langford told David Hennessy about her award-winning short film about a family battling with the effects of dementia which is about to go to the Fastnet Film Festival in Cork. A short film about dementia directed and co- written by a London-based Limerick actress will make its Irish premiere next week. Mr Wong’s […]
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Dublin troubadour James Vincent McMorrow told David Hennessy how he wants to show a vision of Ireland at the upcoming Imagining Ireland showcase at the Barbican, why being Irish is the best thing that ever happened to him and how he approached his new album from a different perspective. “I think it’s going to be […]
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Writer/ director Colm Bairéad told David Hennessy about The Quiet Girl breaking new ground for an Irish language film, a new resurgence for the language and why he wanted to give a child a voice in a time when they were to be ‘seen and not heard’. After proving a sensational success by winning big […]
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Kildare songstress Heidi Talbot told David Hennessy about her new album made after the break up of her marriage, why it was time to make a country record and how she had no masterplan for her career. Recorded in one soundproofed room as she looked after her two daughters and negotiated the split from her […]
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Cork actress Eileen Walsh told David Hennessy about her new play Girl on an Altar, how she is drawn to the work of playwright Marina Carr and why Magdalene Sisters remains so close to her heart 20 years after the film was made. Eileen Walsh is recognisable from screen roles such as the hard hitting […]
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Caseworker Irish Elderly Advice Network 2 days per week £1000 per month (£30000 pro rata) Based in Irish Elderly Advice Network office at the London Irish Centre, Camden Town. Job Description The Irish Elderly Advice Network charity supports older Irish people throughout London. We are looking for an experienced caseworker to join our welfare team […]
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Miles Graham told David Hennessy about his upcoming London headline show, narrowly missing out on being Ireland’s Eurovision hopeful and the time he was very close to asking Gary Barlow for a million quid. If things had gone slightly differently, Miles Graham would be representing Ireland at the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in […]
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The Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith this weekend present Scannán, a film season focussing on the success of Irish language films in global cinema. From Friday 6 May until Sunday 8 May, the ICC will screen four Irish language feature films followed by director/ producer talks, three award-winning Irish language short films and there will also […]
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Conrad Bryan – a trustee of the Association of Mixed Race Irish – spent his early life in St Patrick’s Mother and Baby home in Dublin, before being sent to an industrial school. A long-time social justice activist, he was one of the few members of Ireland’s Collaborative Forum of Former Residents of Mother and […]
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By David Hennessy The hunger strike of Bobby Sands has inspired a display of contemporary dance that can be seen in London this week. Comrades In The Dark by Caitlin Barnett is described as an exhilarating and visceral portrayal of one man’s attempt to maintain his identity told through poetry, dance and Irish music. The piece […]
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Irish Music and Dance London will next week present a concert to celebrate the life and legacy of renowned traditional musician Joe Burke who passed away last year at the age of 81. A native of east Galway, Joe Burke was a master accordion player who inspired generations of younger musicians. He performed and recorded music for […]
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Actor Daniel Ryan told David Hennessy about his new play that examines a relationship that has come to a crossroads, the enduring success of ITV drama The Bay and why he found he had found his ‘tribe’ when visiting Ireland. Whether his name is familiar to you or not, you are sure to have seen […]
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Brían Mac Gloinn of award-winning sibling duo Ye Vagabonds told David Hennessy about their new album, why they don’t get carried away with awards success and being heckled by their Donegal cousin while onstage in The Lexington. RTE and BBC Folk award winners Ye Vagabonds release their second album Nine Waves next month. The Carlow […]
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Lorraine Nash spoke to David Hennessy ahead of her London debut show at an upcoming Shoreditch music showcase. The Irish Independent named her as one of their acts to watch in 2022 and the Kerry singer- songwriter Lorraine Nash is about to play London for the very first time. Lorraine plays the Breaking Sound showcase […]
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The family and friends of Shane Corrigan, who died in 2018 from SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy), will cycle from London to Achill in August to raise funds for SUDEP Action and Epilepsy Ireland. Shane Corrigan died on 7 January 2018, aged just 23. His sudden death came only three years after he was […]
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Indie folk singer- songwriter Étáin told David Hennessy about her debut single, not being able to kick a GAA ball and why it was so special the time a packed out Whelan’s sang her Irish language song. Glasgow-based Leitrim singer- songwriter Étáin has released her debut Single At Least One. Produced by critically-acclaimed US producer […]
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Brian Finnegan of Flook told David Hennessy about 26 years of Flook, how the band retains its magic after so many years and why it’s strange to hear high court judges and doctors say they grew up with their music. In the 26 years since they first formed, Flook have gone through changes in personnel […]
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Singer- songwriter Síomha told David Hennessy about her debut album, the broad musical education her father (well known trad musician Paul Brock) gave her and returning to the Irish language many years after school. Clare singer- songwriter Síomha combines elements of folk, jazz and neo-soul in her music. She also combines the English and Irish […]
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Sarah McQuaid told David Hennessy about her live album filmed at St Buryan Church in Cornwall, how Ireland started her entire solo career and paying tribute to Bert Jansch with a song from a debut album. With her latest album being acclaimed, singer- songwriter Sarah McQuaid is once again on the road for a six-week […]
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