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 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.
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
FINE Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the statement by the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Alex White TD, in the Dáil that the HSE Director General will now suspend reviews of medical cards where discretion had been exercised to take account of medical circumstances.
by John Post THE Peninsula Players gave barnstorming performances to packed houses at The Beara Bay in Castletownbere over the Easter weekend. Farce is always a risky business for amateur dramatic companies, but this was a fast, spirited, and funny production.
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
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.
Review by Matt Higgins THE Forge night club in Castletownbere was filled to capacity when Peninsula Players performed Dario Fo’s hilarious comedy One was Nude and One wore Tails.
MEMBERS of Bandon Town Council have passed a motion calling on Minister for Health Dr James O’Reilly to review the fluoridation of Irish water. The move follows a presentation given to the council at its the April meeting by environmental scientist Declan Waugh.
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,