David Gray Comes to Cork 2020

 Singer/songwriter David Gray’s stopping in Cork for the 20th anniversary of Ireland’s biggest-selling album, Motley reports. ‘The White Ladder’ was a low-budget success story. Singles such as ‘Babylon’ inspired countless successors, including the current boom of British acoustic guitar-led music. It spent 3 consecutive years in the UK charts and sold 350,000 copies in that time.     The album is getting a reissue and … Continue reading David Gray Comes to Cork 2020

Motley Guide: Cork Film Festival Nov. 8th-10th

Motley Editor-In-Chief Dan Webb gives you a peak into some of the most interesting events happening on the opening weekend of Cork Film Festival   Well it’s that time of year again, when film enthusiasts rejoice and Cork becomes the centre of attention for an entire week. Last year the Motley team attended Cork Film Festival, and were amazed with the wide array of unique … Continue reading Motley Guide: Cork Film Festival Nov. 8th-10th

Gay Byrne: A Cautious Revolutionary Posing As A Clean-Cut Reformist

As the announcement of Gay Byrne’s passing hit news outlets on November 4th 2019, our nation was confronted with the challenge of discerning an icon’s legacy and the comfort of knowing the flame of broadcasting passion that burned inside him had not been extinguished. A furnace which burnt the status quo, charred traditional thought and scorched out the cold injustices of an Ireland we no … Continue reading Gay Byrne: A Cautious Revolutionary Posing As A Clean-Cut Reformist

THE ART OF A FORCED SILENCE

    Gael Cronin explores how art can become the solitary mode of communication from the depths of warzone and tragedy to the rest of the world.   In a time where every real-life horror story feels like déjà-vu, the search for a new Guernica – Pablo Picasso’s greatest political statement, an artwork reacting to the devastating Nazi bombing on the town of Geurnica in … Continue reading THE ART OF A FORCED SILENCE