Year: 2005

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Guess who's coming to town? Finally, thankfully, mercifully, Dead Can Dance have announced their tour dates for the highly anticipated 2005 reunion tour. I can guarantee that at least one blather correspondent will be going... Date: Thursday March 10, 2005 Venue: Olympia Theatre, Dublin Black Sun Murderer! Man of fire. Murderer! I've seen the eyes of living dead. It's the same game - survival. The great mass play a waiting game. Embalmed, crippled, dying in fear of pain. All sense of freedom gone. Black sun in a white world. Like having a black sun in a white world. I have a son, His name is Eden. It's his birthright, Beyond estranged time. Give me 69 years, Another season in this hell. It's all sex and death as far as I can tell. Like Prometheus we are bound, Chained to this rock of a brave new world, Our godforsaken lot. And...

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Blather correspondent Sue plays Ophelia in a new production of Bill Shakepeare's Hamlet... In Galway in January? Sue is Ophelia in a new interpretation of Morwax's production of Hamlet at the Town Hall Theatre. Set in the 1930s, and directed by Peadar de Burca, the cast includes John Leyne as Hamlet, with John E. Regan, Rose Flynn, Sue Walsh, Danny Cronin and John Tuohy. It's on from the 24th to the 29th of January, tickets cost €16/€14 Tickets from the Town Hall Theatre » I do not know, my lord, what I should think. - Ophelia

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A cheerful piece of verse, found on a headstone in Co. Meath... (click for larger version) 'O cruel Death, you well may boast Of all tyrants thou art the most As you all mortals can Control The Lord have Mercy on my soul' Charming!