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New Year Baby

My left, my right. My up, my down. My speech, my sight, My smell, my sound.   My heaven, my hell, My sunshine, my rain, My whisper, my yell, My laughter, my pain.   My stars, my moon, My sail, my flight, My midnight, my noon, My joys, my plight.   My letters, my words…

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‘The Spirit of Old Dublin’, A poem by Liam Fitzpatrick.

The Spirit of Old Dublin   Cathedral shadow, from moonlight’s gleam, casts a shape on world serene. This ghost of Swift through gardens green walks the park at midnight.   My spirit moves, on paths now bare. With dormant life and inner stare at world now changed but yet the same, with troubles still, of…

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Lad Shunned for Keeping ‘Buyback’ Round Quiet

A young Irish emigrant has been shunned by friends and disowned by neighbors, after it was revealed that he had failed to admit that the round he claimed to have purchased was actually a buyback from the bartender. Deco ‘Vincent’ Denner (28), from Castlepollard (a town nestled between Kildare and Mayo), was the final member…

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At The Mike Stand with Noreen Ryan

By Mike Fitzpatrick You know, we could write a book on the musical adventures that Tipperary native Noreen Ryan’s experienced during her time in New York and Ireland, but sure, she wouldn’t read it, she’d be too busy gigging, laughing, touring and watching Father Ted. The multi-instrumentalist Noreen, a renowned whistle and bodhran player from…

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At The Mike Stand with Colin Smith

You know, it’s not easy pinning down these singer/songwriter types. One doesn’t just wander into an East Village coffeehouse like the old days, and bump into the likes of Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and Tim Buckley discussing the works of Byron over a steamy latte or two. Good Lord no, those days are long gone….

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At The Mike Stand with Hazel Larkin

By Mike Fitzpatrick You know, it’s not easy attempting to describe this week’s ‘Standee’. You see, Hazel Larkin, the Irish writer, and proud mom of two, has been a tad busy of late. She’s currently lauded in Ireland, the UK and beyond for her association with ‘The Big Book of Hope’, a wonderful project that…

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At The Mike Stand with Neil Eurelle

Following in the footsteps of Paul McCartney, Sting and, ahem, Kajagoogoo’s Nick Beggs, this week’s ‘At The Mike Stand’ subject is one of those rare species of artistes, the bass-playing lead vocalist. Dublin-born and reared Neil Eurelle has been singing and playing with renowned four-piece rock act Stand, since the mid ’90s. A major draw…

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At The Mike Stand with Dominic Cromie.

By Mike Fitzpatrick Armagh-born,and reared Dominic Cromie, is no stranger to the music scene. The singer, songwriter and guitarist first picked up a guitar at the age of ten, and within months had written his first song. Just a few years later, he was performing live in concert with his sister Aine, who has since…

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At The Mike Stand with Glen Power (The Script).

With four singles having reached the top twenty in the UK and Ireland, and an album that hit the top of the charts twice in Britain (showoffs) you’d think that Glen Power and his mates in The Script, Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan, would be a little too busy to be dealing with the likes…

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Interview with Ed Burns.

By Michael Fitzpatrick It’s not easy to describe Edward Fitzgerald Burns without overdoing it with the forward slashes. For not only is the Woodside-born, Long Island-raised, Manhattan-residing quintessential New Yorker/Irish-American a renowned screenplay writer, but he’s starred in over a dozen movies, and directed nine of his own pictures. The latest film he wrote/directed/starred in…

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