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This week in The Ticket – and your plugs

The Ticket Album Club: Donovan (pop superstar), Fintan O’Toole (Irish Times’ ledgebag), Siobhan McGuire (LGBT officer with the Union of Students in Ireland) and Anne Taylor (Church of Ireland curate for Rathfarnham, Co Dublin) discuss John Lennon’s “Double Fantasy Stripped …

Fri, Dec 17, 2010, 08:00

   

The Ticket Album Club: Donovan (pop superstar), Fintan O’Toole (Irish Times’ ledgebag), Siobhan McGuire (LGBT officer with the Union of Students in Ireland) and Anne Taylor (Church of Ireland curate for Rathfarnham, Co Dublin) discuss John Lennon’s “Double Fantasy Stripped Down”, a new remix commissioned by Yoko Ono.

Ed Harris: Donald Clarke hears about fun nights out with Colin Farrell and his role in Peter Weir’s The Way Back

Kevin Bridges: Brian Boyd on how the comedian has become one of Glasgow’s most successful exports.

Plus: reviews of music releases from Veronica Dunne (CD of the Week slot for “The Platinum Collection”), Deadmaus, “Tradi-Mods v Rockers”, Simian Mobile Disco, We Love, “The Christmas Glee Album”, Power Of Dreams, Alexandra Burke, Harold Budd and Clive Wright, Wynton Marsalis and more, plus new movies on the block including Tron: Legacy, Burlesque, Catfish, It’s A Wonderful Life, Boudo Saved From Drowning and Animals United.

All this and more in The Ticket, in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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