Book of the week: When Skateboards will be free – Said Sayrafiezadeeh

When Skateboards will be free My reluctant political childhood Said Sayrafiezadeh Penguin Press This is not an autobiography but a boys story as he goes from baby to child to adolescent in the shadow of parents active in the socialist workers party. So much of it rings true as the parents set out to change … Continue reading Book of the week: When Skateboards will be free – Said Sayrafiezadeeh

Book of the week: The dublin docker – Working loves of dublin sea port

The dublin docker Working loves of dublin sea port Aileen o Carroll and don Bennett Irish academic press I was apprehensive about reading this. Something didn’t quite fit, an academic look on working class dublin. An overview of employees of dublin port. I always find it amusing when academics and those born into privilege can … Continue reading Book of the week: The dublin docker – Working loves of dublin sea port

This Weeks Gigs – May 7 -13

This Weeks Gigs - May 7 -13 Another busy week with the highlight for me being Liberty Hall on Tuesday as a group of punks old and new talk about music as a vehicle for change. We spent a fair bit of time putting this bill together,all under the we shall overcome banner in conjunction … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – May 7 -13

Book of the week – Friday night lights – A town, a team and a dream by Hg bissinger

Friday night lights A town, a team and a dream Hg bissinger Da capo press In the cold dark winter days I tend to put my bike into temporary storage as I travel in and out work using public transport. It gives me a chance to read, tweet and sometimes play candy crush. As the … Continue reading Book of the week – Friday night lights – A town, a team and a dream by Hg bissinger

Book of the week – The Choice – Philly McMahon

The choice Philly Mcmahon Gill books Second book I’ve read this year called the choice. There’s no Nazis in this one but plenty of questionable actions. As a participant and fan of our Gaelic Games im proud to see Philip talk about the dublin Jersey not belonging to the players but to the “communities that … Continue reading Book of the week – The Choice – Philly McMahon

This weeks gigs – April 30 – May 6

This week is all about Mayday and Mayfest.  Celebrating Workers of the world there's two festivals, one on May 1 where The Primo Maggio crew celebrate the International Workers' Day with 6 hours of music .  All week we have Mayfest celebrating workers through culture in the beautiful surroundings of Liberty Hall This weeks gigs … Continue reading This weeks gigs – April 30 – May 6

Mayfest 2018

Mayfest - Liberty Hall How long does it take before something becomes a regular feature on a calendar?  Whilst this is only the second annual MayFest event it is hoped that it will be a reoccuring feature on the Irish culture calendar over the years.  Set up to celebrate workers culture and to show that … Continue reading Mayfest 2018

Book of the week – Penguins Stopped Play

Penguins stopped play Eleven village cricketers take on the world Harry Thompson John Murray publications. I know what it’s like to start your own sports team. My brothers did it in the 80s. While i was involved in putting on gigs of bands I wanted to see they were getting together to play football with … Continue reading Book of the week – Penguins Stopped Play

Jeffrey Lewis Irish tour

Jeffrey Lewis Irish tour on the way Acclaimed indie-rock songwriter Jeffrey Lewis began recording homemade cassettes at home in New York City in 1998, before coming to the attention of Rough Trade Records (label of the Smiths, the Strokes, Belle & Sebastian, etc) and releasing his first album on Rough Trade in 2001. Now with … Continue reading Jeffrey Lewis Irish tour

This Weeks Gigs: April 23 – 29

This weeks gigs April 23 - 29 Not a week goes by without something interesting being on the horizon for gigs in Dublin and this week is no exception. For those interested in something different try out Xeno and Oakloander on Friday. If punk rock is your thing then Aoife from paranoid Visions is bringing … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs: April 23 – 29