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#OTD in 1981 – The Stardust Ballroom in Artane, Dublin goes up in flames; forty-eight young people are killed and more than 100 are injured.

Forty-eight young people die in a fire at the Stardust club in Artane, Dublin. After sitting for 122 days and hearing evidence from three hundred and sixty-three witnesses, a government report found that the fire was ‘probably started deliberately,’ a finding long deemed contentious. 850 more words

Irish History

Christy Moore - Ride On

Christy Moore – Ride On


  • 9 years ago

Christy Moore singing “Ride On“


The next time you hear "Ride On"...

There is something peculiarly folk music about the fact that the name of the man who wrote some of Ireland’s greatest modern ballads is not widely known, internationally at least, despite his songs travelling the world. 318 more words

Cormac Looney

Listen: Christy Moore

I’ve asked you to do a lot of listening in the last month. I’ll get back to asking you to think about a variety of things soon, but on this New Year’s Day, here’s one more song, this time about the turning of the year. 335 more words


A Few Takes On "A Fairytale of New York"

Tonight’s blog post started out a a simple acoustic take on the oft recorded Pogues tune, Fairytale of New York as performed by the great Irish folksinger, … 278 more words

Alternative Christmas Music

And faded through the brightening air

When I was a university student, in the last century, I began to read the work of William Butler Yeats. The girl in me loved the early poems with their Celtic mysticism and their languorous, well, Romanticism: 396 more words