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Love, Death and Whiskey

Love, Death and Whiskey
40 Songs
Patrick O’Sullivan

ISBN/EAN13: 095678240X / 9780956782403
Patrick Pinder Publisher, Bradford, 2010

40 song lyrics by Patrick O’Sullivan, selected from the long back catalogue. New songs that measure themselves against tradition, folk, chanson, stage song and the crafted form of the literary lyric. A book for musicians looking for worthwhile words, performers looking for a new text — he writes good songs for women singers. A book for lovers of real verse and real feeling, who respect traditional skills and lyric forms.

The book is on sale through all the usual outlets an online bookshops, and there are ebook versions — for example at Smashwords, where sample pages can be downloaded.

Readers’ reviews, from the web sites:

'The Dubliners' Seán Cannon to headline Irish Cabaret in Ilkeston

‘The Dubliners’ – Seán Cannon to headline Irish Cabaret in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, on 13 November.

Brendan Shines in Harrow Weald Charity Concert

Three North London Catholic Charities benefit from Gala Irish Concert

Triskellion Productions in association with St. Joseph’s Parish, Harrow Weald have produced this Gala event. Headlining the concert was the legendary Irish Entertainer Brendan Shine. Irish and Country singers come and go but Brendan the genius with the accordion shines on! He has adapted his entertainment to changing tastes, yet giving to his audiences the ‘old songs’ and his many comical and lively ‘sing-a- longs’.

On-line version of the 1901 and 1911 Irish Census launched

Irish Ambassador to Britain His Excellency Mr Bobby McDonagh hosted a reception on 2 July at the Irish Embassy London, to launch the on-line version of the 1901 and 1911 Irish Census.

The Guest of Honour and Key Note Speaker was Ms Mary Hanafin TD, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture. Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, also attended, to inform the Irish in Britain of a new promotional campaign being launched in Britain.

Concerts March-May 2010

Saturday 13 March 2010
featuring John Mc Nicholl & his Band

Saturday 10 April 2010
featuring Finbar Furey & his Band

Saturday 15 May 2010
featuring Brendan Shine & his Band

Download a PDF of the poster

Brendan Shine John Mc Nicholl Finbar Furey

Val Doonican

Gerry’s interview with Val in The Irish Herald.

Terry Wogan in Nottingham

Limerick man Terry Wogan was in Nottingham on Wednesday last signing his ‘current’ autobiography – Mustn’t Grumble.

Interview with Niall Toibin

Read Gerry’s interview with Niall Toibin.

Wogan and Furey record single

Terry Wogan and Finbar Furey have recorded a single for Children in Need. The CD also includes their version of ‘Fields of Athenry’.

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