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Album review – Pa Curran- Poor Man’s Clothes

by Tim Coakley THIS month’s release of Bantry man Pa Curran’s album Poor Man’s Clothes marks a milestone in the ever increasing number and quality of recorded works being produced by West Cork based musicians. Coming in at 11 tracks in total the album is an impressive production that features tremendous songwriting and musicianship coupled with slick production by Wayne Sheehy’s Ocean Studios in Kilcrohane.

Review – Arsenic and Old Lace – The Peninsula Players

Review by John Baylis Post There’s no doubting the entertainment value of a Peninsula Players production, as packed and appreciative audiences at the Beara Bay found out. Arsenic and Old Lace is a well-made play, with plenty of neat jokes and frantic situations, but it still needs careful staging and sound acting to make it successful.

In Review- Naming Baby a play based on the topic of domestic violence

by Carina McNally Naming Baby – a play written by Jennifer Russell and directed by Julie Aldridge – was performed at the Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere on three nights – the 6th 7th and 8th February 2015. The ensemble of actors – Marie-Noel Colman, Ann O’Carroll, Mary Maddison, and Margaret Hardiman – was supported by Ciannat Walker and Tade O’Sullivan. With excellent lighting and sound presented in this lovely Castletownbere

Harrington calls for resolution to medical card review debacle for low income elderly farmers?

FINE Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, has written to the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, to ask him to resolve the situation which currently sees low income farmers, who are below the tax threshold, being unable to supply the HSE with either a Notice of Assessment or a letter from Revenue which is needed to retain their medical cards as part of a review being undertaken by

Review of fiscal terms for oil and gas production welcomed

FINE Gael Cork South West Deputy, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the commitment by the Minister Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, to undertake a review of the fiscal terms for oil and gas production, saying this could go a considerable way to increasing the confidence of the oil and gas exploration industry and attract future investment in Ireland.

Gig Review – MAKO at DeBarra’s

by Alex Millar Like a phoenix, MAKO have risen from the ashes of two of Ireland’s great rock bands. Their music has evolved from their constituent parts, while keeping the best bits of what they used to be. The result is electrifying, as anyone who caught them in De Barras’ Sitting Room last week will testify. Spearheaded by three-fifths of Cyclefly and backed by two-fifths of Rulers of the Planet,