Author Archives: Nick Kelly

Cork-born Republic of Ireland international footballer David Meyler

This afternoon.

Any ideas?

David Meyler?

Luan ParleChange Your Mind

Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?

Last month, Kilkenny-based singer/songwriter Luan Parle (top) came up with a novel way to promote the latest single from her album Never Say Goodbye.

Luan says:

“Plans to shoot a ‘regular’ music video for Change Your Mind were halted due to the onset of Covid 19. With a single release date looming, I had the thought of asking all of you to get involved and submit a video of you rocking out to the song from wherever you’re in isolation.

The results are sweet, heartwarming and funny. From 8 month old Penny to 106 year old Nancy, from New York and New Jersey to Wicklow and London…!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you all so much for all your fabulous, fun & creative videos. I cannot tell you how much joy it brought me putting it all together. Guaranteed to brighten up anyone’s day. Enjoy.”

Nick says: It’s going viral.

Luan Parle

Previously: Parle Moi

Self isolators of the world unite!

A great and eerie video compilation of the global lockdown set to the melancholic strains of Morrisey singing Everyday is Like Sunday.

Come, Armageddon! Come!

Related: The Empty Streets Of San Francisco

Previously: Sunday Drivers


The City RemainsThe City Remains

Any Red House Painters fans in the house?

Then the new project by Liam Kirkpatrick and Paul McAllister should resonate with you.

Formerly of Kildare band Scale The Heights, the duo released their eponymous debut album last month on the new Project 2 label.

Songwriter Kirkpatrick conjures melody and melancholy beautifully, and the London-set video captures the mood.

Nick says: Here comes a City.

The City Remains

Violet Gibson: this lady shoots fascists

On this day.

In 1926….

Via Ireland in Colour

Irish woman Violet Gibson shoots [Benito] Mussolini in the nose as he walks among the crowd in the Piazza del Campidoglio in RomeBorn 1876, Dublin…Daughter of Irish lawyer/politician Baron Ashbourne…Lived rest of life in St. Andrew’s Hospital…Died 1956.

The Irishwoman Who Shot Mussolini (RTÉ Documentary on One Podcast)