Zebra3 Registered User
So there is no link, but now this no mark band is getting publicity.
bah, a shame.
I was planning on buying a ticket.
Take Jedward as a consolation, on the condition that you keep them.
Ah, come on.
Well, I have no idea who they are, but I don't mind seeing Riverdance, or LOTD again when they come, though they are a bit expensive.
sock puppet Registered User
So the answer to my question is nowhere?
Not exactly my type heh.. I prefer something a bit more "Irish traditional".
Battered Mars Bar Closed Account
Bin laden was delighted with the Irish Palestine solidarity, I don't recall myself saying that I supported Palestine but there ya go.
Richard Hillman Registered User
I don't respond to whataboutery. Judge every single scenario individualy.
Aye. It's like in the 80s and how the ANC tried to bully Paul Simon when he was trying to record Graceland. The important thing is not that the ANC viewed Simon's breaking of the boycott as incredibly damaging to their movement, but that Paul Simon managed to record a critically acclaimed album which made a lot of money, while damaging future prospects for the people who were opressed.
We'll just take their word on this, then? Seems like Dervish might be taking a leaf from Paul Simon's book.
Well I didn't extensively research the alleged abuse myself, but I presume that whoever wrote the article about them in the Irish Times, and in today's Sindo and in several other places did. Perhaps naive, but I don't see anywhere else online except for this thread that suggests we are all having the wool pulled over our eyes by a bunch of self promoting traditional music marketeers.
galwayrush Registered User
Nice bedfellows indeed...
Joko Closed Account
From the OP article:
This is the wanker who had his **** "music" on the leaving cert music course:
A quick glance over their Facebook page and the only negative comments seem to be directed specifically at their announcement that they're pulling out. Unless they deleted the original comments. Any other comments are generally positive. Mention of Israel and the status 'likes' and 'comments' increase by some 300% on other non-Israeli related updates.
Regardless of whether this is true or not (like I say, it was only a cursory glance) it's always good to be cynical. Especially when it comes to the type of journalism that the IT regularly pedal.