Irish rock star Bob Geldof is being taken to the High Court by one of his former bandmates in a dispute over the royalties for the Boomtown Rats biggest hit; I Don’t Like Mondays.
Former Boomtown Rats keyboard player Johnny Fingers, real name John Moylett, claims he wrote the music and some of the lyrics to the famous hit, and is seeking two thirds of the royalties the song has accumulated over the past 37 years.
The biggest traditional Irish music prize in the West is up for grabs for one trad act or artist who wants to gig professionally on a live stage.
The Skeff Late Bar on Galway’s Eyre Square is offering one successful entrant to TradFest West a €15,000 prize package which includes:
Irish rock star Bono has claimed John Lennon and the rest of the Beatles as Irish.
The unexpected statement came as Bono was attending an unveiling of a giant tapestry at Ellis Island, New York, to mark the 40th year anniversary of Lennon getting his US green card.
A mother who impressed Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell with her singing is hoping to record an album after her video went viral.
The video of traveller Kathleen Keenan busking was viewed by nearly 700,000 people on O’Donnell’s Facebook page.
You will soon be able to refer to Celtic Thunder star Colm Keegan as ‘Mr Keegan’ as he is about to branch out into a new venture – teaching.
He will be offering online courses on Irish language and music theory. The site launches today so people from all over the world will be able to log on to learn from now.