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Music set to the words of Irish writer Samuel Beckett

New York City Opera is staging what it calls a monodrama featuring words by the Irish writer Samuel Beckett set to music. The piece is a one-act opera called Neither. The music was written by Morton Feldman. Beckett is one Ireland’s greatest ever writers and is perhaps best known for …

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Irish living abroad urged to cast a symbolic vote

Leading Irish singer Christy Moore is more at home in the concert hall than the debating chamber but he’s obviously a democrat at heart. He’s alerted his fans to a website giving Irish people living abroad a chance to have a say in the coming General Election.

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Road bowling – an old Irish tradition

Road bowling is an old Irish sport that has been going on for hundreds of years. It involves throwing a metal ball as far as you can down a country road, but it’s not as straightforward as first appears – you have to negotiate bends in winding country lanes and …

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Assert your Irish heritage

Irish people living abroad have always looked for ways to assert their Irish heritage – whether it be music, culture, politics or sport. Now there’s another way for the Irish living in Britain to assert themselves … all they have to do is tick a box. How Irish are you?

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