Author Archives : Peter

About Peter

Horticulturist. Yapper. Gardener. Human. Landscaper. Loves coffee. Dublin. Makes gardens. Radio Podcasts The @Sodshow. Lives in a tree in Dublin @DoneganGardens or

Competition: Win 2 Weekend Passes To The Spirit of Folk Festival 2012

**** Competition closed  **** Yup you read it correctly, you could get your mawlers on 2 fantabulous weekend passes to Ireland’s loveliest Festival, The Spirit of Folk 2012  – And all ye gotta do is leave a comment saying why you want ‘em. Below, in the comment box. Funkiest comment wins. If ye dunno what […]

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Music Festival: Spirit of Folk 2012 – The Line Up

  Spirit of Folk Festival Unveils Line-up and Announces Extra Night   Taking place in the idyllic surroundings of Dunderry Park, Co Meath [and they are very idyllic…] from September 21st to 23rd, Spirit of Folk 2012 Ireland’s friendliest festival, as nominted by me returns again with another whopper of a line up and all things […]

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10 Recommended: St Patricks Day Real Irish Music CD’s

Before you go rubbing the ashes off your forehead and polishing up that frying pan so you can bate me with it, I’m fully aware that St Pancake’s Day has just passed. But like any good Shopping Centre the day after Haloween putting up the Christmas bunting, there’s a fairly quick run in to St […]

Events: Fingal Folk Club Presents ~ A Night of Love Songs

With this years Valentines falling on a Tuesday, yes, that’s this Tuesday today, it might just leave the Beau in your life wondering if it will be this weekend coming or following when he or even she will have that little something extra in store to say just how much you love her so. Have […]

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In Theatre: The Muse Unbidden by Roger Gregg

THE MUSE UNBIDDEN by Roger Gregg.  The Jack Burdell Experience. THE MUSE UNBIDDEN follows the journeys of self-discovery of several would-be poets enrolled in a Performance Poetry Workshop led by a charismatic unconventional Performance Poet.  Using music and dream diaries, the hapless participants  are cajoled into finding and surrendering to their personal Muses.  As their […]

Free Gig: RoySeven, The Original Rude Boys and Red Empire

XMusic and Dublin City fm PROUDLY PRESENT- RoySeven, The Original Rude Boys and Red Empire. 103.2 Dublin CIty FM will broadcast live from the X Music Superstore, Red Cow Retail Centre this coming Saturday 28th January from 2-5pm and you are invited to come along to this FREE [and fair play lads etc] music gig. […]

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Real Trad Irish Session: Fingal Folk Club Returns for 2012

Returning for 2012 this Friday January 20th… In what looks like from the outside [and is if you must know] an old Irish national school hall, every Friday takes places what can only be one of Ireland’s hidden music gems. The great ones always are. Step inside however and you might be quite surprised…. Inside […]

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2 New Shows for The Gaeity Theatre: Plaza Suite & Improbable Frequency

Following its hugely successful, Irish Times Theatre Award nominated production of The Importance of Being Earnest starring Stockard Channing in June 2010, award-winning theatre company Rough Magic are delighted to return to Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre with not one but two shows in early 2012. Rough Magic proudly presents  Neil Simon’s hit comedy  PLAZA SUITE For […]

New Traditional and Irish Music: Martin Byrne

Singer songwriter Martin Byrne has come a long way since we first spoke about him here on After the release of his debut album My Ireland Martin has literally gone from strength to strength as earlier this year his song Home Sweet Home was covered by Louise Morrissey  and again most recently Matt Leavy […]

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World Record Attempt: highest number of simultaneous Christmas cracker pulls

Where: Hanover Quay, Grand Canal, Dublin 2 When: December 2nd, 2011, at midday The Carphone Warehouse and The Simon Community are attempting to break the world record for the highest number of simultaneous Christmas cracker pulls, this December. The record currently stands at 1478, and they are aiming to top that by achieving 1600 cracker […]