Posts Tagged ‘Roscommon’

Turlough O’Carolan:
The Irish Vivaldi

In 1691, a poor, blind, twenty-one year old son of a blacksmith and his guide set out on a journey from a backwater estate, Alderford, near the town of Balyfarnon, County Roscommon, hoping to make a living as an itinerant harper. He seemed an unlikely figure to leave a lasting stamp on Ireland’s musical culture,Read more..

Loads of Laughs in Kilkenny

Irish Comedy Festival. ℘℘℘ “Don’t read Cosmopolitan for the advice. They told me that if I want to meet a man, I should go to the Laundromat. Yeah, like I wanna be 50 and dating a guy who can’t afford a dryer,” says 27-year-old comedian Kathleen Madigan, who is a headline act wherever she goes.Read more..