Born of the sun, they travelled a short while toward the sun And left the vivid air signed with their honour. The Truly Great, by Stephen Spender Sinéad O’Connor who died Wednesday, at age 56, is one of "The Truly Great,” those heroes whose gifts and passions have granted them a kind of immortality. In the days since her death, tributes and vigils have come from all over the … [Read more...] about Touched by Fire
Sinéad rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. She will release a new album under a new name, Magda Davitt, in 2019. In between she has battled mental illness and controversy – she was one of the first to speak out about the abuses by the Catholic Church – but hers remains one of the purest voices in music. Whenever her name comes up these … [Read more...] about Wild Irish Women: Touched by Fire
Sinéad O'Connor Calls it Quits. ℘℘℘ It's not over until the bald lady sings, and in this case Ireland's brilliant vocalist Sinéad O'Connor is not retiring from the limelight quietly. As her swan song, she is releasing her final record She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty on September 9 on Vanguard Records. The two-CD … [Read more...] about Music Roundup
In New York to promote her new album of old Irish songs, Sinéad O'Connor talks to Bill Crandall Sinéad O'Connor hasn't been here since the towers fell. As a car carries her from JFK to the city, she asks the driver what it feels like without them. He says he feels lost -- literally, because he used the buildings to help him navigate around town. That night she and her … [Read more...] about Sinéad’s New Style
A look at Warren Allen Smith's Who's Who in Hell. Warren Allen Smith, whose great-grandfather was an Irish-American named Curran, has, with tongue firmly wedged in cheek, we suspect, compiled a 1200 page compendium with the fascinating title Who's Who in Hell. One might think he's rushing things a bit because the book lists atheists, humanists, naturalists, freethinkers, … [Read more...] about Who’s Irish in Hell?