Interview with up and coming children’s author Emma R McNally on The Spectrum Radio:The team from Irish Spectrum Radio met Children’s Author and Illustrator, Emma R McNally at The Ideal Home Christmas Show – see her details below. Emma has written books with the central character, Harold Huxley, featuring. They are available on Amazon.
www.haroldhuxley.co.uk. Facebook: Harold Huxley and the Twitter handle is @HaroldHuxley. Email: email@example.com.
Every Wednesday night for 25 Card drive and every Friday night just for fun/work. Katie’s Bar
350 Neasden Lane
NW10 0AD Tel: 07980 793920
Irish Heritage is a voluntary arts organisation established in London in 1974 to promote Irish arts and culture to the widest possible audience in Britain, particularly through music. It is committed to promoting and supporting the finest young Irish classical musicians, providing performance opportunities in London to help establish their international careers. It also promotes Irish composers – young and established, well known and lesser known.
Irish Heritage organises and promotes its own events in established music venues in and also supports events of other organisations which share its aim in music and the arts. Its events are open to the public and are supported by Friends of Irish Heritage who can join for a modest annual donation.
Irish Heritage Events Programme 2015
- Thursday 12th February 2015. Irish Opera Stars of the Future, artists to be announced, Bolívar Hall, 54 Grafton Way W1T 5DL 7.30 pm.
- Thursday 23rd April 2015. London debut recital of Royal Dublin Society Music Bursary 2014 Winner, Clara Daly Donnellan (trombone) with Alison Proctor (piano) and other musicians. Royal Over-Seas League, St James Street, SW1A 1LR. 7.30 pm.
- Wednesday 13th May 2015. Fundraising Dinner, with Guest Speaker and musical entertainment. The Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, W1K4ER. Reception 6.45 pm.
- Tuesday 2nd June 2015. Summer Recital. Gavan Ring (baritone) and Simon Lepper (piano), Leighton House, Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ, 7.30 pm.
[All the above events will include a wine reception]
Other events may be added and advised
The crew from Irish Spectrum Radio saw Louise Morrissey and her band put in a stunning performance at Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk.
Louise’s latest album is ‘Home Sweet Home’ available by mail order from her website: www.louisemorrissey.com.
We’ll be bringing you tracks from the album.
‘Irish Dancing in London 1880 – 2014′ by Dr John Cullinane and his other publications are available directly from the author.
Each are priced at £9 plus postage and packaging.
“Potters Resort, located on the coastline border of Norfolk and Suffolk in the village of Hopton-on-Sea has deservedly attracted numerous awards and plaudits, including those from the ‘Irish World’, Visit Britain, Trip Advisor and Norfolk tourism. As long time collaborators with Potters on our shows, we were delighted when they invited our team along to see first-hand what’s on offer! We can add further positive input. Here’s our review.
First impressions count. After a busy week and a long drive, we arrived at Potters. Shena on Reception greeted us and had all our check-in information to hand. She breezed through need-to-know information and encouraged us to relax or explore the complex before dinner. Our room was well equipped, comfortable and spotless, with a TV and ample tea and coffee making facilities and toiletries – replenished in the blink of an eye when we were at breakfast each day. On entering the larger of two restaurants, we felt a little overwhelmed by the grandeur and sheer number of guests. However, everything at Potters has been well-thought through… and it shows. You are accompanied to your table, which is yours for the duration of your stay and often the same waiting staff are assigned to you – a lovely touch. Our waiter was Kieran, who was most attentive. Kieran cheerfully put up with lots of dithering – because the menus were so appealing we were spoilt for choice. Portion sizes are generous and there is cuisine to suit all tastes. On full days of your stay, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included and even a midnight supper for those revellers staying up late to enjoy entertainment in the bar. The Atlas Theatre is a hub area – for bingo and highly professional cabaret style entertainment. The ambience is ideal for evenings – soft lighting and a sweeping bar – lots of staff on hand and prices are competitive – cocktails, wine, draught beers and soft drinks on offer. Entertainment can be likened to traditional variety – comedy, singing, drama – there’s a touch of nostalgia but it certainly isn’t dated – has a contemporary feel, too, along the lines of musical theatre. We tried out many pursuits – all enjoyable. Scouted out around in the local area, too – full size golf club nearby for anyone who is addicted, unspoilt beach at nearby Galveston, shopping/market in Great Yarmouth. Soon headed back to Potters, though. I had family ‘photos on my mobile and the helpful team in the shop were able to download onto mugs, keyrings, phone covers – Christmas presents sorted in minutes! (Professional photographic studio on site to snap you in your glad rags if your photo-taking skills are as poor as my own!) Potters know the way to go! The range of sports, leisure and amenities is so extensive that we can’t even begin to do justice to the diversity here but Potters have carefully crafted a beautiful full colour brochure and their website is informative:www.pottersholidays.com. Special offers exclusive to SPECTRUM RADIO are detailed below. CALL 0800 458 5381 to request a brochure in the post or book and enjoy these savings. We’ll most definitely be going back to Potters and with friends on a future visit. We saw many people enjoying birthday and anniversary celebrations in this special setting – a real find for us!”
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Listen here to Annette Morrisson discussing “Home from Home” with Gerry:
Available from Amazon at £8.99
and from the Killarney Book Shop, Main Street, Killarney
The Lark in the Bower Sang Sad Songs
Irish Spectrum Radio review: Tony Horgan’s autobiography, The Lark in the Bower Sang Sad Songs is receiving acclaim from The Irish Post, The Kerryman, Radio Kerry and others. Irish Spectrum Radio have posted a review of our own at irishradio.org and would highly recommend the book. It skilfully, yet charmingly, tells of life in 1930s Killarney, taking in every facet of Irish life – the landscape and local architecture, education, sport and leisure, music, industry and commerce, family life and military experiences. Of course, rich and colourful descriptions of the local characters are key. It progresses to Tony’s experience of emigrating to Fulham in 1946, meeting his late wife, Mary, at The Garryowen and details his happy family life with four children and grandchildren, who are proud of him for compiling this significant record of social history. It also tells of his contribution to the Irish community in west London. Tony does not shy away from the hardships of the era. This is not a tale told through rose tinted spectacles and yet it is not a depressing read but highly entertaining. As Tony says, “I am putting pen to paper because the worst ink survives the best memory.” You can also still hear the podcast of Tony Horgan’s interview with Radio Kerry at media.radiokerry.ie. The book is available on Amazon and from The Killarney Bookshop.
So gracefully written, so full of interesting and evocative detail. Making so many connections with literary and historical figures. It’s a real tour de force. What an amazing memory he has for places and people… Such an enjoyable read. Priscilla Thomas. Historian. “I read this book in one evening .. it is outstanding .. it has economy, purpose, character and lyricism .. a lovely homage to Killarney .. important as social history (incredibly, photographically detailed) .. a joy to read” John Hart “A rich social history…His memories of old Killarney are still vivid and it shines through in his book” Kevin Hughes,The Kerryman Satellite Steve View all the World Cup action!!! **** For TV aerial and satellite services call Satellite Steve on 07776 143608. Steve can help you get peak performance from your HD TV and multimedia technology. Call Steve now for friendly advice and a no obligations quote, including provision of channels from all over the world, including Ireland. To view the best movies and shows available call Steve – satellite, aerial and international channels provider on 07776 143608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ****