Nora,The Piano Playing Cat

This is one incredible Cat,a You Tube sensation.Nora is owned by a piano teacher Betsy Alexander in Philadelphia.She is a gracious performer on the keyboard and she is on the way to making a fortune from Mugs,Calendars ,magazines,cat toy manufacturers ,life is just Purr Fect for Nora right now.We all await her tour dates! Croke … Continue reading

It was 40 Years Ago Today,Abbey Road The Beatles

It was 40 years ago today ,8 August 1969 when the Beatles walked out of their Abbey Road Studios and crossed the road (to paraphrase from the Beatles lyric on opening intro to Sgt .Peppers 20 years ago today) for a eponymous image to be taken of them at an zebra crossing ,which is now … Continue reading

Michael Jackson ,Cork 1988

It is 21 years since Colly and I decided to drive from Limerick  to Cork’s Pairc Ui Chaoimh to see a musical genius ,the king of Pop in a battered run down Renault 5 .The majority of our friends though we were mad ,as Jackson’s music did not fit in with their choice of artist. Jackson … Continue reading

Tim Daly Lyrical consultant on Pink Floyd’s “Momentary Lapse”

This weeks guest poet in the Whitehouse  is Tim Daly. lyrical consultant on Pink Floyd’s “Momentary Lapse” White House Poets Location:  Limerick, Ireland The White House Poetry Revival has being going for five years. Every Wednesday the famous old world bar is transformed into a centre of culture as poets recite their latest work. Barney Sheehan and … Continue reading

Jim O’Farrell Fine Art

Jim O’Farrell was born in Corbally in Limerick, Ireland in 1951 and has been recording scenes of the city since he was a boy. It has been said that he captures the very air of Limerick in his work; perhaps because the city has always played such a significant role in his life. And he’s … Continue reading

Everywhere I look There’s work to be done

Everywhere I look Theres work to be done The Economy is in decline Theres a man with a gun Every single day Im taken by surprise Politicians cuting pay Banks are nationalised Everywhere I look Theres work to be done. Even in America In the Delta lands People are still struggling And need a helping … Continue reading

Back to the 80’s in UL For Colaiste Chiarain

To find out more about this Musical see  Colaiste Chiarain

Limerick Jazz Workshop

The Limerick Jazz Workshop  is a very prominent and active group who play regularly  their  music is great ,it is good to see they have uploaded several videos of their work to You Tube.An example of their work is in the video shown here on the site where Steve Hanks group perform “One Note Samba ” … Continue reading

My Limerick Vales from Blue Skies and Green Fields

My Limerick Vales from Blue Skies and Green Fields is song by  the legendary accordion player Sean Wilson.Sean From Derry was a part of family band until 1989 ,then it all changed for him with the release of his own album.Since the release his career has gone from strength to strength.Sean was so sucessful that … Continue reading

INIS ARTISTS

The Inis Artists were formed to promote visual art throughout Munster ,the artists are mainly based in Co.Clare .Tom Daly, Margaret Ray Lahinch, Tomás O‘Maoldomhnaigh Ennis, Alan Shoosmith,  Sonia Schorman, Gerardine O’Leary are some the artists in the soiciety. More Details on their website http://www.inisartists.com/ See more of the Artists in the launch of the Art Exhibition … Continue reading