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Musical Merry-Go-Round

It’s been a good year for Irish pop music. There hasn’t been one big ticket album in 1999–the new U2 effort isn’t expected until early 2000–but if you scratch the surface, you’ll find some exciting music nonetheless. TOM DUNPHY recommends a few favorits you may want to investiage… VAN MORRISON, BACK ON TOP Van Morrison’sRead more..

The Blue Ribbon

When I was 13 years old, my mother took my siblings and me to Rockaway Beach in New York City for the day. After we romped in the ocean and were sufficiently sunburned, we ended up at a rather run-down Irish tavern that was hosting a singing contest. Since I can carry a tune, myRead more..

Hibernia: A Ship Apart –
The Jeanie Johnston

It’s human nature to look for inspiring stories in larger narratives of suffering and tragedy, whether it’s the one about the band aboard the Titanic playing to the bitter end or the story of Oskar Schindler scheming to save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust. And so it is with the ship Jeanie Johnston,Read more..