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[Special post by David Lacey]
The groups Nun Attax, Five Go Down To The Sea? and Beethoven were formed around the musical partnership of singer Finbarr Donnelly and guitarist Ricky Dineen. All three groups have received considerable coverage in the past decade with the radio documentary/podcast ‘Get That Monster Off The Stage’ and Mark McAvoy’s ‘Cork […]

 
icon for podpress  Five go Down To The Sea? - The Glee Club [2:50m]: Play Now | Play in Popup

 
icon for podpress  Five Go Down To The Sea? - Jumping Joley [2:37m]: Play Now | Play in Popup

 
icon for podpress  Five Go Down To The Sea? - Fishes for Compliments: Play Now | Play in Popup

 
icon for podpress  Five Go Down To The Sea? - There's a Fish on Top of Shandon (Swears he's Elvis): Play Now | Play in Popup

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[thanks to ec for the link]

So I was really happy
although I was in nappies
you know you’ve got to play the hand that you’re dealt”
The greatest crime of the past twenty years in the Republic was the 2008 bank guarantee. Without a doubt, that’s the one.
However, it has to be said, the spawn of the introspective […]

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[Small Mercies is the new album by Barry McCormack. Bio taken from Barry McCormack website]

Jubilee Allstars, Barry’s former band, were once aptly described as equal parts Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen and Brendan Behan; and the records Barry contributed to before leaving the band in 2001 were influenced by the Irish song and literary traditions and […]

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Just came across this on a ramble through YouTube.
We covered the Would Be’s in our Great Irish Bands series.
This video has Eileen Gogan on vocals, who joined the band after the departure of Jilie McDonnell.
Good stuff for the sunny day that’s in it.

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Seán Baite of these shores will be playing tomorrow in Pau, France, as part of the EEjits.
All welcome!

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[If anyone can help out here, please leave a message or email “ec” at
dublinopinion@gmail.com
Cheers.]
‘Wanted: Politics Junkie with a reasonably empty Sky+ box or similar to contribute labour and disk space to the ongoing preparation of an ‘Hour of the Furnaces’ style agitprop film set in contemporary Ireland.
Anyone interested please apply within/below.

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This fast-paced no holds barred new show takes a satirical look at the comings and goings of Brian, Bertie, Brian L., Mary, Charlie, Olli and the rest of our capable leadership as they indulge in some familiar sins in the run up to another farce / election.
“Well there’s the proof people of Ireland. At approximately […]

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Video from Captain Moonlight.

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President Mary McAleese led tributes to Ryan, describing him as “an extraordinarily talented broadcaster whose unique communication skills and larger than life persona entertained and enlivened a national audience over many years”. (Irish Times, 30 April 2010)
Senator Prendergast described the popular presenter as a man with amazing confidence, a larger than life persona and a […]

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[A new song by The Drop of a Hat. To listen to and download, click here.]
Written by Colm Hall
Oh stop complaining, and pay back the money
Your country now owes as it goes down the swanee
It’s all our fault, though we’ll never […]

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