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Irish Fiction Fridays: Horslips: Dearg Doom

Happy Irish Fiction Friday! This week we feature a musical interlude. This version of Dearg Doom is sung by The Horslips in 1974 on The Old Grey Whistle Test. It is from the album The Táin (1973), based on the mythological cycle. The annotated lyrics are here. The Horslips originated in Dublin and are widely […]READ MORE

Irish Fiction Fridays – Seamus Heaney reading Beowulf

Welcome to another edition of Irish Fiction Fridays! Today we have something a little different for you. Please enjoy Seamus Heaney reading the classic Beowulf. Heaney was born near Castledawson and Toomebridge, Northern Ireland on April 13, 1939. He was an Irish poet, playwright, and translator and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. […]READ MORE