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Get up, stand up: Tony Clayton-Lea stirs it up with a look at the past, present and future of Ireland’s redemption songs. Gold Panda: the man known as Derwin on going from working behind the counter of a Soho sex …

Fri, Nov 12, 2010, 08:17

   

Get up, stand up: Tony Clayton-Lea stirs it up with a look at the past, present and future of Ireland’s redemption songs.

Gold Panda: the man known as Derwin on going from working behind the counter of a Soho sex shop selling butt-plugs to making “Lucky Shiner”, his smashing debut album named after his grandma

Mammoth: Swedish director Lukas Moodysson talks about his new flick which dissects the selfishness of global class divisions. And Donald Clarke says “oui” to the French Film Festival at the IFI.

Plus: reviews of music releases from Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (CD of the Week slot for “The Promise”), Stereolab, Darkstar, Melodica Deathship, Q/Stano, Cathage, Cap Pas Cap, Twin Shadow, Orange Juice (the “Coals to Newcastle” box-set) and more, plus new movies on the block including Involuntary, You Again. We are What We Are, Mammoth, Spiderhole and Into Eternity.

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

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