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At The Mike Stand with Mark Geary

Mark Geary’s been there. He’s also done that, and while not wearing the actual t-shirt, he may well have written a song about the experience instead. Having arrived in New York City’s East Village in the early ’90s, the transplanted Dubliner soon became immersed in the city’s live music scene, and was, before long, rubbing…

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Signs You’ve An Irish Partner

1. You appreciate the work of Yeats. Years ago, you didn’t even know what a ‘Yeat’ was. 2. It probably won’t make you sweat, it could however, make you jump. Hence, it’s a ‘jumper’, not a ‘sweater’. 3. There’s a slight chance that you now know who Val Doonican is. 4. You know little about…

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Things Not To Say To Your Bartender on Saint Patrick’s Day (and the things he/she might say back).

1)¬†Duuuuude!!!! I’m Irish too yo! Maybe one of your grandparents were, and they’d be so proud to see that green vomit on your girlfriend’s fake Aran sweater. 2) $8 For A Plastic Cup of Beer? Yes, but you get to keep the cup. 3) But I’m Irish, don’t I get a discount? No, but the…

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At The Mike Stand with Jo Kinsella.

Kilkenny-born, New York-based Jo Kinsella is one of those busy types that makes us want to buy a faster pushbike. You see, there’s just no way that us folk here ‘At The Mike Stand’ are able to keep up with her schedule on our rusty old Raleigh Chopper. The award-winning actress, no stranger to New…

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Irish Music Scene Rocked By Claim that Geldof Doesn’t Mind Mondays

Irish political activist and occasional singer/songwriter Bob Geldof, is reported to have claimed that he has no problem with the first day of the week, despite writing the hit song ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ back in the late 1970s. Mr. Geldof, who fronted Dublin rock band The Boomtown Rats during the ’70s and early ’80s,…

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