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John Duddy

Derry man John Duddy has had it tough. Having spent several decades enjoying rapturous support from thousands of fans during a career as a middleweight boxer, he now must spend his evenings sharing a stage with three gorgeous Irish women, as they bring Irish girl Laoisa Sexton’s play, ‘For Love’ to life. Since permanently swapping…

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Colm Meaney

Colm Meaney Is ‘Hell On Wheels’ Colm Meaney as Railroad Baron Thomas Doc Durant in AMC’s Hell on Wheels (AMC) By Michael Fitzpatrick Once the dust settles, the tumbleweeds have passed, the good guys ride off into the sunset, and the baddies are, well, removed from the equation, we could well be assured as to…

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Brendan Gleeson

By Michael Fitzpatrick Brendan Gleeson as an actor, is a man of extremes. A man whose talents have proven time and again, that he’s capable of taking on the most difficult role, only to follow it up with one more demanding, daring and distinguished (and in his latest film ‘The Guard’, perhaps deranged, discriminating and…

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Henry Cluney (Ex-Stiff Little Fingers)

At The Mike Stand With Henry Cluney Lucky we’re not short of forward-slashes, for if we were, Henry Cluney, the singer/songwriter/survivor/guitarist/punk-rocking Belfast boy could well use them all up such is the variety of talents at the man’s disposal.¬†Henry, a founding member of legendary Irish punk act Stiff Little Fingers, is a busy man these…

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Brendan O’Shea

At The Mike Stand With… Brendan O’Shea By Mike Fitzpatrick   Every so often, the Mike Stand (that’d be us, unless you’re being unfaithful with another chap called Mike Stand, then you’re just being rude) bumps into one of those New York City-based individuals that just oozes calmness, creativity and well, a certain aura of…

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Ardal O’Hanlon

At The Mike Stand With… Ardal O’Hanlon By Michael Fitzpatrick If one were to think of the most quoted, loved and imitated characters from the Irish (or indeed ‘Oirish’) imagination, there’s no doubt that figures such as Darby O’Gill, Captain Boyle, Dorian Gray, Jimmy Rabbitte Sr. and Leopold Bloom would figure prominently. Then of course,…

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The Script

From Arthur J. To Off-Broadway The Script in Dublin Dublin Act The Script Arrive In New York By Mike Fitzpatrick Irish three-piece act, The Script, will perform a one-off show in midtown Manhattan this weekend, taking the stage at west-side venue, Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street, Between 11th and 12th Avenues) on Sunday, December…

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Bell X1

A Thing About Teapots? Mike Fitzpatrick Interviews Bell X1’s Paul Noonan Bell X1 seems to have a thing about teapots. So much so, that were one to type the band’s name, followed by the word ‘teapot’ into a Google search, approximately 400 responses would appear on screen. Not, of course, that I checked. Some bloke…

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Paul Noonan (Bell X1)

Bell X1’s Singer/Songwriter, Paul Noonan Mike Fitzpatrick Interviews Bell X1’s Singer/Songwriter Paul Noonan You’ll not see Bell X1’s singer/songwriter Paul Noonan on ‘American Idol’, performing an a cappella version of ‘Like A Virgin’, for the amusement of three insanely wealthy ‘talent’ spotters and an audience starved for entertainment. Nor will you witness the band’s rhythm…

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Phil Coulter

Tranquility Before The Thunder Arrives Phil Coulter’s not prepared to simply sit on his laurels An Exclusive Interview With Derry-Born Singer/Songwriter Phil Coulter By Mike Fitzpatrick Phil Coulter, the County Derry-born songwriter and musician, is something of a busy individual these days. For a man who has witnessed his songs recorded by Elvis Presley and…

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