Interview: The Kiss of Light – Anthony Toner on Working With Poet Frank Ormsby

A Fermanagh man, an honest Ulster man*, Frank Ormsby spent years teaching English, while simultaneously editing journals, anthologies and reviews, introducing his audiences to an array of literary talent. However, overarching all of this was his life as a poet … Continue reading Interview: The Kiss of Light – Anthony Toner on Working With Poet Frank Ormsby

Live Review: Dr John Cooper Clarke Gave Up Heroin For This …

The Bard of Salford was in Belfast again the other night. This time, John Cooper Clarke was in the big Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival tent with the stars on the ceiling. “That just puts the lie to astronomy” he told … Continue reading Live Review: Dr John Cooper Clarke Gave Up Heroin For This …

Martin Carthy Will Bring The Ancient & Modern To Ards International Guitar Festival

The legend that is Martin Carthy won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014, and he is playing the Ards International Guitar Festival this Sunday 10th April in the Queen’s Hall. With five decades … Continue reading Martin Carthy Will Bring The Ancient & Modern To Ards International Guitar Festival