Jack Mcgowran

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First edition of Samuel Beckett’s “Eh Joe”, featuring Jack MacGowran on the cover (Faber & Faber, 1967)

One thing not mentioned in Brian Maye’s centenary tribute to him earlier this week (Diary, Monday) was that, before he became a famous actor, Jack Mac(...)

Issue 5+6 of Aspen magazine:  edited and designed by Brian O’Doherty in 1967, it challenged the idea of magazines and art. Photograph: © Aspen Magazine/Authors

What is it? Aspen 5+6 is a double issue of the experimental magazine which appeared in just 10 instalments between 1965 and 1971. The double issue wa(...)

Members of Cork’s Groove Collective Cian O’Sullivan, Fiona Nolan and Seb Schneider as the 34th Guinness Cork Jazz Festival gets under way. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Bridge may have an image as that most sedate and genteel of card games while jazz originated in the dangerously seductive world of New Orleans brothe(...)

Buster Keaton: his years of being flung into the scenery, or even sometimes the orchestra pit, equipped him to perform all his own stunts

The great comedian Buster Keaton was not an Irish-American (or not much of one, anyway) contrary to what many people think. But he did start his caree(...)

Jaw-dropping: Lisa Dwan interprets Beckett

Samuel Beckett wrote significant works for Irish male voices: Krapp’s Last Tape specifically for Patrick Magee; Eh Joe for Jack McGowran. But Beckett (...)

German jazz band Beat N Blow performing on Patrick Street, Cork as part of the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival. Photograph: Darragh Kane

And after the rain, the jazz. For once the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival seemed to break from what has become a near tradition – that of jazz fans pick(...)