The subject for discussion at March’s Speaking Supper in the United Arts Club in Dublin was, appropriately enough, ‘Being Irish’. Hmmm…How to speak to the topic without sputtering forth clichés? Or, more likely in current circs, howls of bitter cynicism at the pretty pass Bertie and his Merry Men have got us into? Then I remembered Body & Soul and …
BODY DUET is an energy packed, highly physical duet/duel; for New York’s Michelle Boulé and Ireland’s Philip Connaughton, two exceptional, …
Greg Lloyd on contributing to 'El Gusto' #JDIFF, Algeria's answer to 'The Buena Vista Social Club', and on his new CD – launching this Thursday
My experiences in Algiers, growing up in Australia, a decade living in Ireland, as well as some years living in Paris, all inspired my compositions and the Group’s sound. The music of the GLG weaves together my original composition and re-worked Jazz standards with all of these experiences and influence in mind, for example, Algerian North African Chaabi, Cuban music, Irish music and Jazz – a world/jazz music cocktail.
Climb to the summit of Bray Head and ponder this witty arty intervention, vulgo-verse! Does one cancel out the other? Or not? We are loving it.
Remote living? Sure, it’s absolutely a possibility. But only when carefully balanced by real physical presence at gigs, at home, with friends, at work; in all aspects of life in fact. This is a new world, and I firmly believe we need to adjust to that, reconsider traditional practices and find new ways to engage with one another.
The idea of Quantified Self considers the idea of self knowledge through numbers. Technology is allowing us to see and measure things in our bodies in ever increasing detail, but has this science moved ahead of our ability to understand the significance of the data and new observations?
VULGO favourite, Jeanette Doyle is off on an awfully big adventure to the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, where she will be the first ever Irish artist to perform. Her show is called “Jeanette Doyle, Fifteen Days”, in what could perhaps be seen as her own homage to Andy’s notion of “fifteen seconds of fame”.
This evening’s Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) Beethoven 7 concert at the University Concert Hall in Limerick is significant for …
The list of his roles in theatre, film, television and radio is impressive. So it is no surprise that while Hinds is performing at the Abbey, his name also appears in the opening credits of two recently released films: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Debt.
Gabriel Byrne spoke passionately of the influence of Guests of the Nation, the importance of the restoration in regard to Ireland’s film history and the significance of Frank O’Connor’s story, and of O’Connor’s overall canon.