Renowned musician and composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin passes away aged 67 ‘We have really lost a hero’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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“We have really lost a hero,” said musician and broadcaster Philip King, lamenting the death of his friend and colleague, that great titan of Irish music, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.  Mícheál passed away at the Milford Hospice in Limerick aged 67.  Philip spoke to Sean O’Rourke about their relationship which spanned from student days in UCC and into the joint project, …

The African community in the Irish workforce‘We are being prejudged before people even get to know us.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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A report published yesterday stated that 16% of Africans in Ireland are out of work compared with just 4% from Eastern European countries, for example.  Remi Daniel, a member of the Nigerian community in Ireland contacted Ryan Tubridy expressing some concerns that the publication raised for him. “When the news broke yesterday… I did not hear any response.  I did …

Prince’s last stage guitar goes on sale‘Prince just put it over his shoulder and walked straight on stage… and the audience went crazy.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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The last guitar Prince ever played on stage is currently under the care of Irish man and music memorabilia appraiser Laurence Carpenter of Pop Icons.  Many precious pieces of musical history have passed through his hands but this is a special one with a Prince-worthy backstory.  It will be sold by auction on Saturday, fittingly in the Hard Rock Cafe …