Merry month of March

Posted on: 6th March, 2014

Category: Music

Contributor: Kate Brennan Harding

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I said I would waffle on about disco this month. By disco, I mean festivals and all the lovely information that is beginning to trickle out to us welly-wearing, hip-wiggling people. Having personally been officially diagnosed with festival withdrawal, it was perfect timing that Body and Soul made their first line-up announcement. What a stellar line up it is too? Goldfrapp led the way — with Caribou, John Grant, Jon Hopkins and Corks own Young Wonder being my picks.

Body and Soul gets better every year and this is their fifth anniversary. I expect more wonderful and well-chosen announcements in the coming weeks. If I was to hazard a few hopeful and wild guesses, the names St Vincent/David Byrne, Damon Albarn and The Magician would spring to mind.

Speaking of wild guesses, I really feel that this year my prediction of Bowie at Electric Picnic may have some substance. I have predicted Bowie for the past few years but I can feel it in my waters for 2014! I also think the 80s revival will be complete with Hall and Oates making an appearance somewhere.

Before all of those wonderful memories are made however, there is a lovely festival on the May Bank Holiday — Vantastival. There will be a host of Irish talent in what has been quoted as “the perfect Irish independent festival”. Keep an eye on their page for the line up announcement on March 1. Foxglove will be playing at it.

Closer to home, I can feel the machine beginning to crank back into life. De Barras has a great line up for March. My picks would have to be Little Mammoth on March 27. Little Mammoth is formed by Urby Whale who is known as Noah and the Whale. This band however is a different breed, bringing a raw rock n roll sound to the stage. Before that, March 15 sees the return of The Saxxy’s; with a new direction, this band is one to catch for its sheer fun and sublime musicianship.

If you are heading out in the City, Cork has some cracking acts. The Pavilion plays host to three great gigs. Mike Skinner from The Streets brings a DJ set on March 7, Sam Clague appears on March 9, followed by the amazing Lee Scratch Perry on St Patrick’s Night. All worthy road trips up the N71!

If you are a human that likes mid week dancing come check out my club in Voodoo Rooms called PULP. We are the new space for people who want to have fun of a Wednesday. Hosted by the very talented and slightly deranged Arthur Pawsey and with music spun by me, it’s great!


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Submarines, American Sailors, and the Underwater War in Irish Waters, 1917-1918
by Dr John Borgonovo in The Parish Centre, Clonakilty
on Thursday Oct 26 2017 at 8.30 pm

In 1917, unrestricted submarine warfare by German U-boats brought the United States into WWI and created a crisis in Britain. To defeat the submarine menace, an American naval fleet was dispatched to County Cork, bringing about 10,000 sailors with it. This talk will explain the circumstances of this extraordinary event, and how Cork residents dealt with their unexpected American guests.

Dr John Borgonovo is a lecturer in the School of History at UCC. His publications include Spies, Informers, and the 'Anti-Sinn Féin' Society: The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920-1921; The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918; Exercising a close vigilance over their daughters: Cork women, American sailors, and Catholic vigilantes, 1917-18; Something in the Nature of a Massacre: The Bandon Valley Killings Revisited (with Andy Bielenberg). His latest publication (with co-authors John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy) is the highly acclaimed and magnificient Atlas of the Irish Revolution. In July of this year, he organised a very successful conference on Winning the Western Approaches - Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland 1917-1918.
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A limited number of new 3 litres juice bags that are suitable for freezing and pasteurising, can be purchased for a nominal fee on the day also.

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