ARTS AND FEATURES

Hacking it

By David Hennessy In the wake of the furore over the hacking and leaking of naked pictures of celebrities, The Royal Court will be tackling another current issue with their new play Teh Internet is Serious [...]

Breaking the ice

By David Hennessy The week after the announcement of the discovery of one of the two British explorer ships led by John Franklin that vanished in the Arctic more than 160 years ago, Irish author Cormac [...]

Protest songs

By David Hennessy He has already addressed the situation of his native Northern Ireland in songs like Whatever You Say, Say Nothing. Colum Sands, of The Sands Family who were so influential in the folk world [...]

Downton returns

By David Hennessy Internationally phenomenally successful Downton Abbey is back and The Irish World was there at the recent launch to chat with the cast. Here’s out chat with Rob James-Collier who plays Thomas Barrow. Risking [...]

Anywhere in Albion

Natalie Casey described the preparations for a play: “Everybody starts going, ‘I don’t know what the f**k I’m doing, arrgghhh’ [...]

The dog whisperer

Martin McKenna tells Shelley Marsden about the memoir that charts his unique childhood and special relationship with man’s best friend... [...]

John Griffin named as London Kerry Person of the Year

The Chair of Irish TV is committed to supporting the Irish both at home and abroad, and will be presented his award at their annual dinner dance next month [...]

Essence of Ireland’s main singer talks about the spectacular show

The Manchester-Irish performer sees his audience laugh, cry and sing along and go away thinking it was a great night out [...]

Along comes Polly

Polly Barrett's new album Probably Me is receiving huge support from the BBC and other media [...]

Living the Si life

Si Cranstoun used to busk on the streets of Croydon but is now top of the iTunes Blues Songs Chart with Dance For Evermore [...]

25 years of Nerney

The Longford man has been in the business for a quarter of a century now and remembers his many meetings with the late Albert Reynolds [...]

Absent friends, never forgotten

By David Hennessy Established since 1987, traditional band Altan have brought the music of Donegal around the world and remain one of the most prominent of Irish bands with over a million records sold. The first [...]

Bringing it all back home

Fiona Ritchie tells Fiona O'Brien about the emigrant musical journey which inspired Appalachian generations and her book Wayfaring Strangers [...]

Corrs and effect- Sharon’s life after the band

By David Hennessy “They’re just people, we’re all just people, and they’re trying to do their best against all of the odds possible,” Sharon Corr is telling The Irish World of her journey to Tanzania with [...]

‘She’s never even seen Big Brother!’

B*witched star Edele Lynch is playing it cool so far [...]

A new beginning

By David Hennessy Tommy Fleming has sung on many of the world’s finest stages, including Carnegie Hall in New York where he has performed numerous times as he has toured the world as lead singer with [...]

Immigrant dreams in the spotlight

The former lap dancer's show has already got rave reviews [...]

The Colours Chose Me

The artist started painting after becoming disabled [...]

Irish cinemas to show Good Will Hunting

Proceeds to go to suicide charities north and south of border [...]

Vanya’s your Uncle

By David Hennessy 5 stars Previous productions by Irish director Gavin McAlinden’s Acting Gymnasium (The Seagull, Ivanov, The Playboy of the Western World) have impressed as whole pieces as well as introductions to new acting talent. [...]

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