Choir groups from all over Ireland will gather in Dublin in an attempt to set a world record as the largest ever gathering of Christmas Carol singers. The event is in aid of Irish charity Cliona’s Foundation, which offers financial support to the parents of critically ill children.
Children are causing permanent damage to their hearing by playing loud music directly into their ears using modern high-tech earphones. For generations teenagers have sat in their bedrooms with their favourite band blasting out of the stereo, while their parents stand at the bottom of the stairs shouting at them to “turn it down!”
U2 frontman Bono has written a personal tribute to Nelson Mandela. Bono is one of many music stars who campaigned for the release of Mandela throughout the 1980s. He met the iconic South African leader several times over the last 15 years, and the two became friends. Bono has now spoken about the admiration he… Continue reading Bono: personal tribute to Nelson Mandela
A song written by a group of music students as a tribute to their teacher who tragically died in a car accident has gone straight to the top of the ITunes charts. Alice Strain of Clonmel, taught the teenagers for three years but was killed after her car was involved in a head on collision… Continue reading Irish teens hit #1 with tribute to teacher
Legendary Irish rockers U2 have spoken about the pressure they felt to ‘get it right’, with their song that will feature on the new film about the life of Nelson Mandela. In an interview with Vogue magazine, guitarist the Edge admitted they took extra care in writing “Ordinary Love”, given the importance of the film… Continue reading U2 felt pressure on Mandela song