In The Ticket today, we chat to Ry Cooder and Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains about their “San Patricio” collaboration, there are interviews with Lightspeed Champion and Vyvienne Long, Jesca Hoop shares the contents of her rider with us, Brian …
In The Ticket today, we chat to Ry Cooder and Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains about their “San Patricio” collaboration, there are interviews with Lightspeed Champion and Vyvienne Long, Jesca Hoop shares the contents of her rider with us, Brian Boyd says “no” to the Brits, Donald Clarke examines Irish stereotypes on the big screen and Sinead Gleeson looks at how Hollywood portrays female journos. Plus The Ticket’s brand new games column from Ciara O’Brien and Joe Griffin.
In New Music, there are hip-hip-hurrahs for Esben & The Witch, James Vincent McMorrow, The Morning Benders, Civil Civic and These United States, while there are Music News stories on Irish bands heading to Austin, TX for South By Southwest, Billy Bragg vs the Banks of England and Record Store Day on April 17.
Album of the Week comes from Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate (really looking forward to hearing this) and there are also reviews of releases by Johnny Cash, Duke Special, Holly Miranda, Tunng, Errors, Plasticines, Efterklang, Bass Clef, “The Last Station OST”, Téada and many more. Plus Eoin Butler gets his Shuffle on with the singles and downloads and we have the finest guide to going out in the land.
New flicks opening this week include The Lovely Bones, Crazy Heart, The Last Station and The Headless Woman. Plus film news, the weekly movie quiz and DC’s Screenwriter column.
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