In Waking Up In Dublin, Neil Hegarty takes readers on a personal tour of Dublin's multifaceted music scene, talking to performers and promoters in areas as diverse as modern rock, traditional folk, classical, avant-garde, jazz, cabaret and choral music. Candid and insightful interviews with leading industry figures like Glen Hansard of The Frames, folk musician Cormac Breatnach, cabaret singer Camille O'Sullivan and Horslips legend Barry Devlin are mixed with essential travel information for music fans. Includes: Full-colour maps of the city centre and larger Dublin area 'Top 5' lists, with maps, of live venues for rock, traditional folk, classical, jazz and more 'Essential Dublin Discs,' as provided by the musicians themselves Mini-bios on bands like The Frames, Planxty, and The Crash Ensemble Over fifty black and white photos Whether you're visiting Dublin or a native to the city, Waking Up In Dublin will help you discover countless Irish musical treats – and understand why this city continues to influence music around the world.
Ireland's music has known few better times, with bands like U2 and the Pogues adopting a global yet somehow parochial presence. But there's more to the country than multimedia stage shows and stumbling drunkards with bad teeth. Mic Moroney, longtime Dublin resident and music journalist for The Irish Times, is no stranger to the Celtic capital, and in Waking Up In Dublin, he takes the reader on a walk around his city to discover its musical heritage, unearthing authentic folk music in local bars, braving the clubs on the legendary Temple Street and even visiting the recording studio where U2 cut their first album. Aimed at all lovers of Gaelic culture and music, this is an insider's guide to the cultural underbelly of this famous city.
The incomparable, irredeemable Ross O'Carroll-Kelly gives the ultimate low-down on the centre of the universe, South Dublin - a land of untold beauty and wealth, which boasts more yacht clubs per head of population than Monte Carlo, where girls talk like Californians, where rugby is the number one religion and where it's possible to buy a Cappuccino - at Champs Elysee's prices. The Ross Guide to South Dublin contains all you need to know about this extraordinary region, where it'll be soon be too expensive for anyone to live.
Country music might have started its life in the untamed Appalachians, but it was Nashville that took the raw sound and dirt-farm imagery and turned it into the glossy, glitzy, glamorous pageant it is today. Now the city has become synonymous with showmanship and spectacle and is truly the heart, soul and home of country music. In Waking Up In Nashville, seasoned traveller Stephen Foehr explores the city that spawned such musical giants as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, plunging hip-deep into its musical culture and sampling its unique heritage. Featuring colourful interviews with everyday people in the business as well as the stars, Waking Up In Nashville is the ideal travel guide for tourists and music fans alike.
Epic. In small ways. Jason, a wannabe DJ, is making his way through the streets of Dublin on a chemically enhanced trip, stumbling from one misguided misadventure to another. Somewhere between the DJs, decks, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past: his brother, Daniel. Daniel is an educated, homeless addict, living on the streets of Dublin. The brothers haven't seen or spoken to each other in three years but over a lost weekend they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips, their history and their city. Two brothers living on the edge, perhaps they have more in common than they think, but how long can this buzz last? This programme text edition of Dublin Oldschool was published to coincide with the revival of the play at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, on 11 January 2016.
A vintage collection of short stories set in the heart of Dublin, from the bestselling author of Light a Penny Candle and Circle of Friends. A society hostess entertains her husband's mistress to dinner; a country girl savours the delights of city life; a student faces the dilemma of unmarried pregnancy; and a drink-ridden photographer tries to relaunch a shattered career... This vintage collection of stories from the bestselling author of Light a Penny Candle and Circle of Friends is Maeve Binchy at her best - her trademark warmth, wit and compassion are unmistakeable.
Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Dublin and Southeastern Ireland. Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with central Italy as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus, get an overview of Irish geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. Explore Dublin and Southeastern Ireland: Dublin is Ireland’s capital and has become one of Europe’s most popular city-break destinations. Explore St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College in the Southside; wander the cobblestone streets and small lanes of Temple Bar; and visit the high-tech museum at the Guinness Brewery and Storehouse. With magnificent museums such as the Hugh Lane and the National Museum, Georgian architecture, and of course, hundreds of pubs, the city’s pleasures are uncontainable. The southeast is Ireland’s sunniest corner, and the coastal counties have long been the favored hideaway of Dublin folk on vacation. Quiet seaside villages, country houses, and some of the nation’s best land make for easy access en route to Cork or Kerry. Inland, counties like Kilkenny and Tipperany offer a lion’s share of history and important monuments in the main towns, Wexford and Waterford. Follow in the footsteps of St. Patrick at the Rock of Cashel, dig the ducal lifestyle at Lismore, and romp in the brisk waters of the pristine beaches around the fishing village of Ardmore. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.
A book of modern mysticism describing one woman's journey toward rediscovering the true meaning of faith, and practical advice on how to reclaim our spiritual wisdom. This book is a profound and soulful exploration of one woman's journey toward becoming a modern-day mystic, and a companion to anyone seeking a compassionate, loving, nurturing guide to living a life of faith. Aedamar was successfully, and happily, changing career paths to become a novelist when, in 2015, she experienced what she later came to understand was a spontaneous spiritual awakening. For months after this initial call, she continued 'Waking Up', until--to her shock--she finally understood she was becoming a mystic. Her search for belonging became a search for the true meaning of Christian faith in our day and age--a journey to realizing that there is no separation between God and humanity, and a desire to discover why, then, we are living separated from that divine and endless source of Love. In beautifully poetic language, she asks how finite human beings can experience Divine Union, and how we can begin to heal the deeply rooted trauma in our Western societies. This book is the guide to 'Waking Up' that Aedamar wishes she had had through her own spiritual awakening, offering a compassionate and helpful way for us to rediscover the Love of Jesus Christ, to find our spiritual wisdom, and enter into a new era of faith.
Dublin is one of only a handful of cities that holds international appeal and influence—a fact made more unique because its fame is based almost exclusively on cultural output. Dublin may not have an instantly recognizable building or landmark, but ask a listener to come up with images of Dublin and the results flood in: Molly Malone, a cold pint of Guinness, a late-night pub session. Dublin follows a general chronology, but the chapters are organized around themes—crime and punishment, power and rebellion, urban calamity (fire, flood, disease), the sacred and the profane—that occur and recur throughout the city's history. Larger historical trends—the effects of the city's Penal Laws, the establishment of a Catholic middle class, the dizzying pace of change in the wake of the Celtic Tiger's economic reforms—are seen through the experiences of leaders and pioneers, as well as that of ordinary citizens, to create one of the most wide-ranging and nuanced portraits of Dublin ever published.
Meet Matthew, Rez, Cocker and Kearney. Facing the void of their post-school lives, the boys spend their first summer of freedom in a savage apprenticeship on the streets of Dublin. Roaming aimlessly through the city, fuelled by drugs and dark fantasies, the teenagers spiral into self-destruction, fleeing a reality they despise. Here Are the Young Men portrays a chilling spiritual fallout, harbinger of the collapse of a national illusion. Visceral and blackly funny, this debut novel marks the arrival of a powerful literary talent who releases an unnerving anarchic energy to devastating effect.
The Dublin Monaghan Bombings is based on interviews with the families of those who were murdered on May 17th, 1974, when three bombs exploded in Dublin, wrecking the capital and innocent lives. The suspects are known, but, 27 years later, the biggest mass murder in the history of the Republic of Ireland, remains unsolved.
It is 1916 and Europe is at war. From the poverty of the Dublin slums twelve-year-old Jimmy Conway sees it all as glorious, and loves the British Army for which his father is fighting. But when war comes to his own streets Jimmy's loyalties are divided. The rebels occupy the General Post Office and other parts of the city, and Jimmy's uncle is among them. Dublin's streets are destroyed, business comes to a halt. In an attempt to find food for his family, Jimmy crosses the city, avoiding the shooting, weaving through the army patrols, hoping to make it home before curfew. But his quest is not easy and danger threatens at every corner.
Adrienne is an Irish artist who has come to live in Venice after the breakup of her marriage. She meetsGiorgio, a water-taxi driver who happens to be a former Irish Republican sniper. His death was faked during the "Troubles" to take the heat off him and he was given a new identity. He is now an embarrassment to former colleagues in government in Northern Ireland, as well as being a target for a drugs gang whose leader he had 'taken out' in his sniping days.
This book covers my entire trip around the world from the inception of the idea through the planning and execution stages of the trip. It includes all of the great times I had and the wonderful places I visited while traveling through 16 countries. These places include Ireland, Northern Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest, Constanta on the Black Sea, Kiev, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Lake Baikal, Vladivostok and Artem in Russia, Seoul, Tokyo and Honolulu and Hilo in Hawaii. Also included are nine interior full color photos. I recount the laughter and fun I experienced meeting several internet friends along the way. In addition, include a thank you to the many "angels" I encountered. I've also included the not so happy times and Negative Experiences I encountered and my thoughts on how to avoid them. Historical facts are included where tour guides and friends taught me a little history of their respective countries. In the final chapter is a recommendation on what to take and what not to take on such a journey.
Over three summers, Tyke journeys with his anthropologist father to the remote and icy wilderness of the Arctic. Each summer bring short intense friendships with the Eskimos, and adventures 'which Mum doesn't need to know about'. Tyke is saved from drowning and hypothermia, joins a bowhead whale hunt, rescues his new-found Eskimo friend, Henry, from being swept away on an ice floe, and witnesses the death of innocence with the killing of the narwhal or sea unicorn. An adventure story set in the endless days of a freezing Arctic landscape, with a haunting presence in the form of the magnificent bowhead whales. A book which will echo in the mind long after the Northern Lights have faded from the final chapters. Call of The Whales is a powerful, captivating novel of coming of age. The story is told by Tyke now an adult, in a series of evocative flashbacks, as he relives the adventures and encounters that have influenced the rest of his life. Call of the Whales was shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland award 2001.