Percy French

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 Denise Chaila: her song Anseo got a recent airing on BBC 6 Radio. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On BBC 6 Radio the other night, they played the song Anseo by “Irish rapper Denise Chaila”, as the DJ summarised her. Chaila was born in Zambia but mo(...)

“As Mary Kenny has found out, Twitter not only has all the answers to everyone’s queries of fact these days, it also offers the sort of stern moral instruction for which, in the Ireland of her youth, people used to depend on the Church.”

The journalist Mary Kenny might have been forgiven some confusion about whether Ireland’s lockdown rules prevented her flying in from Gatwick next wee(...)

Air crew wearing a face masks  arrive at Heathrow airport, west London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images)

Journalist Mary Kenny will no longer participate in next week’s Percy French festival in Co Roscommon due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Ms Kenny w(...)

The Percy French memorial artwork in Newcastle, Co Down, designed by Andrew Todd. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The coronavirus epidemic is proving again the wisdom of Blaise Pascal’s famous lament: “All the troubles in the world stem from man’s inability to sit(...)

Percy French.

Tá ionad faoi leith ag Percy French i saíocht na hÉireann. Ba dhuine é a raibh éileamh mór ar a shaothar le linn dó a bheith beo, ach ag an am gcéanna(...)

 Percy French:  his talents as a concert performer were not confined to music

Beyond the event itself, there was added poignancy in the place and timing of Percy French’s death, 100 years ago next week. He expired quietly while (...)

Expectations upended, preconceptions shattered: that’s the shape of Lankum’s world, and it’s a world of wide horizons and imaginations writ large on T(...)

Banksy’s Turbo Zone Truck 2000 (£1-£1.5 million), Bonhams

Results Wednesday, September 4th – Victor Mitchell, Mount Butler Rooms, Roscrea. Large Donegal carpet €2,600 (€2,500-€3,500) Forthcoming auctions S(...)

The barn at Providence House, outside Enniscorthy in Co Wexford

OLD BARNS, BYRES, STABLES AND OTHER OUTHOUSES OFTEN FIT INTO THE LANDSCAPE IN WAYS THAT MODERN REPLACEMENTS DO NOT. ADD THE POTENTIAL FOR SHORT LET(...)

Lot 52, Paul Henry’s  Evening in Achill (€150,000–€250,000) at Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale.

For the first time, auctioneer Morgan O’Driscoll has taken lots from his upcoming Irish and International Art Sale on tour. Having just returned from (...)

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