Based in a Dublin hospital with scenes of today. The squalor of a century ago is captured perfectly here. Alongside the frontline heroes, sadness abounds. Snippets of a war no soldier wanted and most misunderstood and a country rising to demand its own voice in poverty and hunger.
the wild rover The autobiography of Tomas O Cinneide Translated by Padraig Tyers Mercier Press Well we all have one book in us and this is Tomas O Cineides one. His life story Begins with the pure poverty which so many people were born into over a century ago. It doesn’t get much better as … Continue reading Book of the Week – the wild Rover
The book reads like a film in itself with hotel parties, house parties and pubs overflowing with actors, extras and movie workers spending their money with great ease.
A selection of favourite gig memories from Irelands music community in aid of Irish Red Cross. When we first saw the heartbreaking pictures from Aleppo we reached out to those people we know best, our friends in the music community. Six months ago Hope *2 came out. This featured contributions from those in the punk community in an effort to raise money for pikpa lesvos centre. We held back on many contributions from the Irish music scene as we felt it would be nice for this group to extend their support. The results are In Concert. Whilst there are many more who could and deserve to be included we feel this can help form part of a ‘secret history’ of the irish music scene.
Through the pages we get to know the characters, ordinary people living ordinary lives. These are the people in my world, the people in my job, the people I went to school with.
Punk rock, critiques of capital, Karl Marx and cultural theory as we have run out of world to cannibalize and commodify
This book move from one madcap Adventure to another bound by history.
Billy Bragg writes about freedom, liberty and accountability as we try and figure our way through the mess of the 21st Century
Punks and friends for the NHS - a new book from Hope Publications getting ready to hit the shelves later this year
This weeks book of the week is the classic, Cry, the beloved Country by Alon Paton. A tale of simpler times with a message that can resonate post Covid