Friday, 24 August 2018

25th Annual Derrylane Yardfest at the Flaxmill

Flax-Mill Textiles: The Irish Linen Weavers of Derrylane.
(between Dungiven and Limavady)

On stage at the 25th Yard Fest:
Saturday 8th September 2018 

Willie Drennan and David McClean doing Lambeg Boogie:
You Tube:

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Linguistic Dilemma: Brexit doesn't mean Brexit

By Willie Drennan
Is Oxford keeping up with change in language?

Modern politics and modern media are transforming the English Language. We used to all know the meaning of certain words, and when strung together into sentences, most people could easily follow and figure out what they meant.

Today it is getting much more complicated, especially in the world of political jargon. Old established words don't necessarily mean the same thing as they used to. For example: Liberal no longer relates to the old dictionary definition of liberal. Liberal does not mean liberal any more. As a matter of fact when the word is applied to modern politics it actually seems to mean illiberal.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

The Liberal Politics of Adolf H....r

I highly recommend you buy a copy of this new book by John King before it goes underground.

For fear of getting arrested for aiding and abetting a book entitled 'The Liberal Politics of Adolf Hitler' I have deliberately not used Hitler's full name in the title of my little piece. I would like to fend off the thought police for as long as I can. I am only a third of the way into this book and Adolf H....r and the N...s barely get a mention. It doesn't seem to be really about the Austrian and his cult followers at all. And that is a relief, as only recently a Scottish comedian was prosecuted for making fun of such types.

In this Orwellian novel King imagines the UK and the United States of Europe (USE) in the future. The USE has become a totalitarian dictatorship where 'power is fully centralised' and its citizens have absolute obedience and devotion to this almighty establishment. A system of dependency has been manipulated and molded into perfection.