Motley Tries to Write a Novel

Look, we’ve all thought about it, and it can’t be that difficult, surely – there are only 26 letters in the English alphabet, so unless you want to get fancy with your punctuation, that’s very manageable. Surely. In my lifetime, I’ve made a start on over twenty novels. The only one I ever finished is better described as a novella, and it was about the … Continue reading Motley Tries to Write a Novel

Smells Like Dean Spirit

UCC telepathy researcher Eddie Dean is certainly a memorable stage presence, writes Lauren Mulvihill I’ll try almost anything once, which is how I ended up in a dark warehouse down an even darker road in the middle of Cork City one Sunday night. A red glow crept out of the doorway and onto the ground outside as I approached the building and was directed in. … Continue reading Smells Like Dean Spirit

Interview: Dry Roasted Peanuts

I met JJ Lee, Marc Ó Cearnaigh, Chris O’Sullivan and Robert McDonnell – otherwise known as Dry Roasted Peanuts – in one of Cork School of Music’s many practice rooms on a humid, mid-July afternoon. The space was mostly taken up by two shiny grand pianos – Robert tapped out a tune on one as we all took our seats. I used the other as … Continue reading Interview: Dry Roasted Peanuts