Tag Archives: Ireland

Sonic Gems: Rory Gallagher – Irish Tour ’74

The Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and bandleader, William Rory Gallagher was born on March 2, 1948.  Coming up in County Donegal and brought up in Cork, Gallagher first formed the band Taste in the 1960s and then recorded … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel – Ulster Cycle

The Greeks have nothing on the Irish with respect to telling tales of tragedy.  This post is with respect to one such tragedy.  Togail Bruidne Da Derga or The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel is a tale within the Ulster … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Holinshed’s Chronicles

Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland also known simply as Holinshed’s Chronicles is a multi-volume comprehensive history of the British Isles.  It was published in two editions.  The first in 1577.  The second in 1587.  Its importance today lies in its … Continue reading

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