Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Horslips on RTÉ Two tonight

Horslips on RTÉ Two tonight

...The final programme is a special Viewers' Choice show of exclusive performances from the most popular artists featured on the current series, as voted on by the viewers.

Among those appearing on the show are Bell X1, Horslips and The Walls...

Details on the show at the link.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Horslips on TG4's 'Ardán'

Horslips to perform live on TG4 tribute show

The 'Ardán Horslips Special' will celebrate Horslips' contribution to Irish music with band members Barry Devlin, Jim Lockhart, Eamon Carr, Johnny Fean and Charles O'Connor live in studio.

The programme will feature live performances from Liam Ó Maonlaoi, world renowned piper Eoin Duignan, 70s Celtic rockers Mushroom plus a pre-recorded tribute from Irish fusion group Kíla.

The highlight of the show will be the tracks that Horslips themselves perform live on the night.

More at the link.

MUSHROOM!!!! I've like so-o-o-o wanted to hear this band of myth and legend! And Eoin Duignan! Awesome.

This is going to be totally cool.

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Barry Devlin spotted in the New York Times

FILM REVIEW; A Dublin Dreamer Confronts Reality

No writer was ever more urbane and sophisticated than Oscar Wilde, so it comes as a shock that Albert Finney has discovered Wilde's warm and fuzzy side. In "A Man of No Importance," Mr. Finney plays Alfie Byrne, a bus conductor in Dublin in the early 1960's. He wears Wilde's trademark green carnation while riding an emerald-green double-decker bus. He reads Wilde's plays and poetry aloud to his rapt passengers every morning, and he directs local productions of Wilde's plays at the parish hall. Mr. Carney, the rough-hewn butcher (Michael Gambon), usually plays the lead.

Alfie is almost as enamored of Wilde as he is of Robbie (Rufus Sewell), the handsome young driver of his bus, though he will admit this passion only to his own bedroom mirror. A repressed homosexual masquerading as one more Dublin bachelor, Alfie doesn't see why his little drama group shouldn't put on Wilde's "Salome," complete with the dance of the seven veils. He is one of the last true innocents.

This is an older article, but was sent to me. More at the link, and it did not appear to need subscription (as sometimes is the case).

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Horslips in

Rebecca569 writes

What about Horslips?

I always forget about the world of discussion! Looking around just now it seems much less riddled with commercial postings than in days of yore.

Also intrigued by the promising thread Did any women like Tull?

They did if they were dating my husband!

Sunday, March 5, 2006

Johnny Fean & Steve Travers on MySpace

An excellent site for the latest news on Fean and Travers as well as a link to their official site at

So bookmark Johnny and Steve's MySpace page:

Two new songs added yesterday. "King of the Fairies" and "Dingle Regatta;" both recorded live at Dolans, Limerick.