Here we go, let’s see how ‘down with the kids’ you really are. San Francisco’s DJ Earworm has delivered his annual mashup video of the year’s biggest songs.
The four-minute video, called Do What You Wanna Do, is a compilation of the catchiest tunes of 2014. It has already been viewed more than 4 million times on YouTube.
A young musician from Cork who suffers from cerebral palsy uses music software to enable him to play the bodhran in a band.
Cillian McSweeney is confined to a wheelchair but is able to pursue his passion for music thanks to the software which registers his eye movements and translates them into bodhran rhythms.
A camera on the computer tracks Cillian’s eyes as he looks at various squares on the screen, each square triggers bodhran loop that he has pre-composed.
The 2014 release of the Band Aid track Do They Know It’s Christmas? is flying off the iTunes shelves after being released earlier this week.
It is currently lying third in the iTunes charts behind Irish artist Hozier with Take Me to the Church at number two, and American star Taylor Swift at number one with Blank Space.
Experts expect Do They Know It’s Christmas? to reach number one by the end of the week as more people become aware of it.
Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has been arrested after an alleged assault on a flight from New York to Shannon.
The Irish star is alleged to have attacked an air hostess on the flight. The Irish Times reports that O’Riordan became disruptive around 20 minutes before the plane was due to land.
She refused to take her seat and stamped on a flight attendant’s foot. The flight attendant is now in hospital with a suspected fractured foot.
American folk legend Judy Collins has spoken about her love of Ireland and Irish music.
The singer recently released a ‘Live in Ireland’ DVD which was recorded at Dromoland Castle, Co Clare. The performance included renditions of classic Irish folk songs such as Wild Mountain Thyme and She Moved Thru the Fair.
The 75-year-old revealed to vindy.com that her team were careful to find a venue that created the right ambience. She said: “The insides of castles in Ireland often don’t look like Ireland, so we had to be able to turn it into something that looked Irish and was romantic and well-lighted. We went through a number of choices and settled on this one, and it was perfect.”