Entertainment Editor, Dan Webb, chats with Irish actor and Moone Boy star, Ronan Raftery about his life, career highlights and his role in the upcoming show The Rook. What age were you when you began to act? What was the big inspiration that sent you down that path? I was twelve and playing the First Witch in a school production of Macbeth. I remember in … Continue reading Interview with Ronan Raftery
In this issue, Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley looks at a song called Et Cetera – Ireland’s unsuccessful Eurovision entry in 2009. It was the only Irish hit single by Sinéad Mulvey and Black Daisy. Et cetera (et cetera) I heard that old song many times But I still believe you really wanted her I spent the day deciding should I go or stay … Continue reading Irish One Hit Wonders: Et Cetera by Sinéad Mulvey and Black Daisy
Every single year without fail I always look forward to the Christmas holidays. It gives me a chance to kick back on the couch and to catch up on all the movies and shows I have been meaning to explore but have been unable to due to college. One day during the holidays a friend and I went to the cinema to see Spiderman: Into … Continue reading Tricks and Gimmicks: Unneccesary Distractions?
In the last issue of Motley Magazine, I sat down with Trick Mist as he was preparing the launch of his debut album Both Ends. A Christmas break and a few gigs in Cork, Dundalk, London, and Manchester later, here we are with our copy of the awaited LP. The introduction of the album certainly is memorable and unique. A simple juxtaposition of a train … Continue reading Both Ends – Review
If anyone knows me well enough, then they know that one thing I can never say no to is a good old musical. Since I was a young child I was brought up watching classic musical films such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Oliver, to name a few. Some people say the things you watch when you are young are all just … Continue reading Les Misérables in Dublin: Review
Don’t play with something moderately platonic- If so, we’ll make it somewhat iconic- More so, the cries are primarily catatonic- If so, we’ll drip some purple-trimmed-tonic- Quite so, this room screams chronic-sonic- Tripped toes echo neck-jaw growls of something quite ironic- Quite now, I think I’ll make a pact with something wonderfully entropic, I don’t know, I may have slightly gone off topic. Icky. I … Continue reading Clasped Palms for Dislocating Steel