Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

A quiet chat with Kurt Elling May 2013

Tired from a chest infection in his hotel room in Norway, Kurt Elling was a trooper and a gentleman on the ‘phone ten days ahead his performance at the National … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beyond Parnham– for furniture designers

A celebration of a 40 year old UK based design college is not a book for the general public. And it’s just as well as only 1,000 copies have been … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

The chips are not down in West Cork Burger

It’s not easy to find a good burger these days. Plenty of diners have them, but they are often (not always) over-processed, rubbery and/or tasteless. What a relief, then, to … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interference – where have you been all my life?

The recent Interference gig at Cork Opera House was a revelation and best gig of the year so far. I was on the trail of Maurice Seezer when Irish Examiner … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Easter Eggs 2017 – a good haul

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April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Macroom Mountain Dew in Top 10 Music books of 2016 Thank you Eoghan O’Sullivan for this appreciation of the work that went into interviewing great musicians, Macrompians, music industry greats and journalists. Thanks too to book designer Nick Sanquest … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kurt Elling Velvet Overground

A QUIET CHAT WITH KURT ELLING ROZ CROWLEY Irish Examiner May 2013 Pic Roz Crowley Tired from a chest infection in his hotel room in Norway, Kurt Elling was a … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Wilson on Wine on the ball

It’s not surprising that the layout of Wilson on Wine 2015, John Wilson’s latest book is clear, not over wordy and easy to follow. That’s the way he is with … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kurt Elling at National Concert Hall Dublin

elling Kurt Elling didn’t disappoint dedicated fans at the National Concert Hall in Dublin 21 May 2013. Hitting the ground running, he swung and scatted, schmoozed and soared his three … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Ghost of Shandon shortlisted

Alan Corbett’s Ghost of Shandon made it into the short list for Cork’s favourite book. Ghost of Shandon is a graphic novel and children’s book based mainly in 18th Century … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dirty Great Love Story

  90 minutes of laughs with two versatile performers is the recipe for this clever tale of love expressed, love suppressed, love in different guises. Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cian McCarthy – from Cork to Broadway and the West End

It’s the hottest ticket in London, already booked out until May at least, The Book of Mormon has just opened in London’s West End Prince of Wales theatre. Irishman Cian … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment