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The beatings will continue until morale improves

The beatings will continue until morale improves

Way back in 1996, after the ceasefire in the North, a programme was shown on Channel 4 called Baseball in Irish History. The title was highly ironic, because baseball had played very little part in Irish history and, in 1996, not many people were pla

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Theatre: The Baltimore Waltz

On Song: Duke Special

On Song: Duke Special

Duke special talks to Nadine O’Regan

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Albums

World music

Powerful telling of a story from the silence

Powerful telling of a story from the silence

Theatre: Postscript. Everyman Theatre, Cork. Directed by Conor Hanratty. Run concluded. Rating: ****.

Fairytale ending for Disney’s new Cinderella

Fairytale ending for Disney’s new Cinderella

Once upon a time, about two years ago, Disney released its animated musical Frozen and took over the world. With the studio’s shareholders (to say nothing of the makers of Elsa dolls) living happily ever after, interest in all things princesses has n

Falling for Gillian

Falling for Gillian

Gillian Anderson won legions of adoring fans as Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files. She talks serial killers, sci-fi, and being a sex symbol. Words: James Mottram.

O’Sullivan walks through walls

O’Sullivan walks through walls

Film: The Great Wall. Directed by Tadhg O’Sullivan. JDIFF, March 23. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Fiona Ness.

Robust revival of a hard-bitten underclass tale

Robust revival of a hard-bitten underclass tale

Theatre: Trainspotting. By Irvine Welsh. Cork Arts Theatre, Cork. Directed by Niall Morrissey. Run concluded. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

O’Connor gets theatrical treatment

O’Connor gets theatrical treatment

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Saints, sinners and singers

Saints, sinners and singers

Given the rapture with which Pope Francis’s remark “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?’’ was greeted, it’s not surprising that the elation was somewhat deflated by his more recent observations on gay marriage.

West Cork Music poised to showcase its wares in capital

West Cork Music poised to showcase its wares in capital

W est Cork has good reason to be proud of its status and reputation in tourism terms as a result of three separate, yet culturally inter-linked, summer festivals. It has even more reason to be proud of the amazing range of top-notch music it produces

On Film . . . Robert Sheehan

On Film . . . Robert Sheehan

You’re well known for your roles in Love/Hate and Misfits, but recently you’ve moved to Los Angeles to develop your career. How it been going?

Return of the Feis Ceoil, launch pad for our bright young stars

Return of the Feis Ceoil, launch pad for our bright young stars

The ESB Feis Ceoil is back. That may not raise many eyebrows, as this annual event has been on the go for 119 years and is the bedrock of Irish classical music.

Kinevane gets under the skin with an intense performance

Kinevane gets under the skin with an intense performance

Theatre: Underneath. By Pat Kinevane. Directed by Jim Culleton. Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Touring nationwide until July (see fishamble.com for details). Rating: ****. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch