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Connemara Cinema.

In Blog, Culture, Film, Interviews by Patrick McCuskerLeave a Comment

Bob Quinn is a filmmaker based in Connemara whose 1975 film Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire tells the story of a film shoot in a Gaeltacht where the actors rebel against their director. The original suggestion and support for making the film came from Eamonn Smullen, who was Director of Education, Sinn Féin The Workers Party.

Upon release, it was greeted as “the first completely native-produced movie that seems capable of holding its own with the best of the world’s new cinema.”.

After a long period during which the negative was feared lost, it was recovered and restored in 2010. Rabble caught up with Bob Quinn to talk about it.

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The Boogeyman of Balance.

In #rabble15, Blog, Politics, Print Edition by Sean FinnanLeave a Comment

Listening to Marian Finucane interviewing anyone on a Sunday morning can be a slog but sometimes she makes a comment that sheds light on the modus operandi of the national broadcaster. Her “from both sides” comment when interviewing Katie Ascough last November got Sean Finnan thinking about RTÉ’s juggling act when it comes to balance.

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Slumlord Slammed!

In Blog, Politics by ShamLeave a Comment

Dublin Central Housing Action give the low down to the anti-eviction attempt at 52 Mountjoy Square and Paul Howard, whose been topping the polls for the past week as the nation’s most despised landlord.

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Sean Finnan from Primate Dominance Dynamics Best Of 2018

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Caterina Barbieri – Gravity That Binds (Important Records) The closing track off the Italian composer’s album is majestic, as is the whole album really. Patterns of Consciousness takes a somewhat simple idea of following in repeating a series of motifs over an album as a whole to create a patchwork of patterns that fuse and separate, dousing the listener in a catatonic stupor one moment before being ruptured out of … Read More

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Just A Few Bad Apples, Yeah?

In #rabble14, Blog, History, Illustration, Politics, Print Edition by Gemma HylandLeave a Comment

  Above: Kerz knocked it out of the park with his illustrations for this feature in #rabble14. He previously delivered the goods on Stephen Donnelly for Gombeen #13. To see his work in all its inky glory, go cop yourself this article in print.   Nóirín O’Sullivan finally resigned back in September but the Garda scandals just keep on coming. Gemma Hyland delved into some of the more recent scandals in the … Read More

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Hard To Trump Trudeau.

In Blog, Politics by Eoghan McNeillLeave a Comment

Photo: Justin Trudeau back in 2013. Credit to Taha Ghaznavi via Creative Commons Last week, the media swooned over holier than thou Trudeau’s meeting with that evil orange monster Trump. Eoghan McNeill takes a look behind the quiff and glistening smile of the liberal’s favourite head of state. I’ll say this for Justin Trudeau: he is a very handsome man. And I’ll say that unreservedly. He has the smile, hair, gait and … Read More

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The Baubles Family Punxmas.

In Blog, Music by Esop EileenLeave a Comment

    There’s too much to do. Auntie Mary is doing me head in. All the shopping is inciting anxiety. There’s no tree up and the decorations are still in the attic. There’s too many christmas songs. Christ, there’s just too much christmas… The bahumbuggery always gives way in the end though. Generally thanks to good company, some time to put the feet up, or delicious pints. You succumb to … Read More

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To Hell Or To Hip Hop.

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Sligo Hip Hop feens, This Side Up, release their debut album on November 14th. TSU started as an all vinyl night in McGarrigles, Sligo, in 2008 which rapidly led to nationwide performances and some quality, original tracks. Jasper Mathews dropped them a line to discuss tunes, mental health and getting rowdy. How did creating the album go for you? We made a big decision to step away from what we … Read More

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The Real Sounds of Dublin.

In Blog, Culture, Interviews, Music by Jasper MathewsLeave a Comment

Dublin’s RLSD Records are no strangers to the scene having conducted courses in production and DJing on the regular for the past few years. This week however saw the release of their first bit of wax. Jasper Matthews caught up with one half of the label, Doug Cooney, for a chat about the release and how it and RLSD came to be. Fair dues on the release, tis sounding tasty, … Read More