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The Dram & the Fray on Spotify

Knacker’s Yard is now on Spotify; Check it out!

Muggin's Joyce

sentence. So let us cut quickly to the chase on these newly-restored Widows and before the pc crashes again.

It quickly became apparent that the… 711 more words

Loosely Literary

#OTD in 1935 – Birth of musician, Ciarán Bourke, in Dublin. He was one of the original founding members of The Dubliners.

Ciaran Bourke was one of the original members of The Dubliners, his versatility was his hallmark which included the playing of the tin whistle, harmonica, and guitar, as well as singing. 69 more words

Irish History

3rd February, 2018: Dubliners

‘I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real
adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.’ – James Joyce, Dubliners… 802 more words

Eimear McBride on Beckett's Development as a Writer

Of all I’ve read in my life, and all that’s yet to come, what’s going to count? How much of it has changed me? How much has even marked me?

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Birthday Birthday

Publishing a book is, according to some authors, like giving birth to a baby.  You release it into the world and cut the umbilical of control over your work.  987 more words


Holiday Parties and The Dead

Every year, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Liz and I read Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol aloud to our kids. We start shortly after Thanksgiving and read a scene here and a scene there and usually finish shortly before Christmas day. 1,026 more words