Friday, 31 January 2014

Stephen Agnew Interview

The Ulster Folk podcast: Steven Agnew

David Thompson talks to Steven Agnew MLA, leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland. Steven discusses fighting the European election on EU-wide issues, transparency in political donations, the failure of wind energy companies to engage with local communities, the ‘greenwashing’ of political parties and how shared education could sustain and emphasise division here.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Candace Cambdem in Issue 12

I don't like excuses, reasonable facsimilies
I don't like pretending, I want it real.
That's what Candace Cambden says in her song, 'I Want it Real'. And that's all you get on her E.P.  real music, real signing, no pretence, no imitation - just the real thing. This is poetry delivered with conviction and all three tracks are delightful. The title track is called Judgement Day and delivers imagery, emotion to which we can all relate:  "… we all choose our way come Judgement Day". The first track is called 'Drunk in Aghagallon'.