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Author Archives: Mark Peirce

Motherfoclóir: can millennials rescue Irish?

“As a teenager, I was not a fan of Irish. It was easy to moan about and if I had to do a language couldn’t I do Italian – it seemed sexier and more useful. Fast forward to 2017, and whether it is age or absence, my feelings towards Irish have mellowed. I like the […]

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ANCIENT RAIN: A brief review

Unaccustomed as I am to writing concert reviews, I thought I should convey some observations on a very good show much deserving of your time if you have an interest in the history, language and literature of Ireland. I saw Ancient Rain last week at the the Merrigong Theatre in Wollongong. The theatre was about […]

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