I naively believed that by now I would have been released from the current lockdown and would have been enjoying my normal way of life, pre-pandemic. But alas, circumstances beyond my control have determined that I shall remain in mental bondage for the present and beyond.
Back in the day, composers and songwriters of popular music often gained inspiration from the names of trains and railways. This was particularly so in America where many popular pieces such as The Chattanooga Choo-Choo, which according to the song departed Pennsylvania Station, New York, on Track 29 at about a quarter to four each day.
One of the many accolades bestowed on John Creedon throughout his never a dull moment radio and TV careers and his equally captivating journeys across Ireland’s ancient landscape.
Wagon Wheel is one of those songs that you can’t get out of your head once you hear it, and revellers aged from nine to ninety have been dancing, singing, whistling or humming along to it since Nathan Carter breathed new life into the song back in 2012.
She was hailed as a national treasure on RTE’s Late Late Show tribute, broadcast before Christmas. An accolade well-deserved by Sharon Shannon, the super-talented Clare Girl famed for her playing of The Galway Girl. For three illustrious decades the familiar sight of Sharon, with her radiant and captivating smile, playing the button accordion, has gladdened the hearts of music lovers.
Looking to get your hands on unique and beautiful tableware, that is tough enough for everyday use? Nicholas Mosse has exactly that.
Over the last few months, we have been immersed in American politics and the American electoral system. Indeed, the intricacies of the famous electoral college system in US politics have been engrained in our minds as we watched almost 150 million American voters cast their votes almost evenly for Biden and Trump, in one of the most talked about Presidential elections in recent US history.