Ed Sheeran is proud of his Irish roots and Ireland has a big influence on his latest album Divide, featuring a song called Galway Girl and several top Irish musicians. But it doesn’t stop there. The album also has a track dedicated to his Irish granny, 92-year-old Nancy who still lives in Co Wexford.
Former Oasis brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher and guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs have all spoken about the significance of the band’s Irish roots. During the 1960s several Irish families travelled to Manchester and other English cities to find work during a boom in the construction industry. All five original members of the Manchester band come… Continue reading Oasis explain the importance of being Irish
Fans of traditional music got two legends for the price of one as they tuned in to watch the Late Late Show in January. Host Ryan Tubridy was joined by both Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam of Aslan.
Barry Manilow has revealed that he is half Irish and expressed his regret that his family didn’t let him have a relationship with his Irish father. The star, who was born in New York, was raised by his Jewish mother and grandparents.
The Irish public have named their favourite Christmas song of all time and, perhaps, it is no surprise to see rockers the Pogues come out on top. Fairytale of New York, The Celtic punk Irish legends’ 1987 duet with the late, great Kirsty MacColl, finished in top spot.