Author Archives: Nick Kelly

Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Lucky One

Remember being able to freely travel the world?

Eurovision star Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s new video reminds us of the pre-Covid world as he cuts a swathe through South America, having a blast.

Ryan (top) says:

“The song reflects on the importance of acknowledging each experience that life puts in front of you and remembering to be grateful for the good and accepting of the bad.”

Nick says: He’s got the luck.

Ryan O’Shaughnessy

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Eimear QuinnThe Watchman

Our Eurovision queen returns with a new album Ériu (top), named after the mother-goddess of Ireland.

This windswept video is for her collaboration with lyricist Brendan Graham and the arrangement is by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Eimear says:

“This collection of songs comes from my heart, with immense joy and gratitude, tracing the musical landscape that I have had the great fortune to gradually inhabit over my career so far.”

Nick says: The mighty Quinn.

Eimear Quinn

What’s your favourite song under 3 minutes long?

That’s this week’s question to be in with a chance to win a highly coveted €25 Golden Discs voucher.

Here’s mine.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines MUST close at 4.45pm EXTENDED until 6am/strong>.

The winner will be chosen by my face mask.

Nick says: Good luck!

Last week’s guitar hero here.

Golden Discs

Foot Squeaker – No Connection

Fancy going for a jog through the deserted streets of a post-lockdown town?

Then may I present the new video by Foot Squeaker from Gorey, County Wexford. Singer/guitarist Diarmuid Comerford and bassist Mick Byrne are a chip off the rock of ages.

The video was directed by Mike Lynch with studio footage by Cein O’Dowd.

Nick says: Squeaker’s corner.

Foot Squeaker


Brendan Bowyer in Dublin in 2001

This morning/afternoon.

“Brendan passed away peacefully in Las Vegas on the late evening of May 28, 2020. He was surrounded by the unending love of his wife of 53 years, Stella, his three children, Brendan Jr., Aisling, Clodagh, and his two grandchildren, Liam & Nora Stella.

“Brendan was hoping to get back to his homeland, Ireland, one last time. He was 81 years old.”

Facebook message from the family of showband legend Brendan Bowyer


One more time.

Showband legend Brendan Bowyer has died aged 81 (RTE)



This morning.

Just ‘dropped’.

Buzz ONeill Maxwell writes:

23 performance artists (drag queens and kings) have joined together with Eleanor McEvoy, for ‘Only a Woman’s Heart – With a Twist’ and raise funds for Age Action’s work with older people in Ireland.

funds raised by this project will help to support Age Action’s work.

Featuring: Alexis McQueen; Anziety; Ariana Grindr; Aurora Heartfeelia; Bambi Trashelle; Bláthnaid McGee; Bunny O’ Hare; Chanel; Davina Devine; Dizzy Dyin4it; Dolly Grip; Faux Joli; Kiki St. Clair; Letycha le Synn; Mizza; Panti Bliss; Paul Ryder; Phil T. Gorgeous; Pixie Woo; Shirley Temple Bar; Sophia Harte; Veda Beaux Reves and Victoria Secret…

In fairness.

Age Action

A Woman’s Heart With A Twist (Gofundme)