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31/10/2011, PUGWASH - "15 Kilocycle Tone" (Rough working demo)

PUGWASH - "15 Kilocycle Tone" (Rough working demo)
Une des nombreuses démos du compte youtube de Pugwash. Celle ci a en plus des photos des sessions d'enregistrement de The Olympus Sound, avec Neil Hannon.
It's weird and wacky and it's your's to hear now..

31/10/2011, The Divine Comedy: The Wit and Wisdom of Neil Hannon

The Divine Comedy: The Wit and Wisdom of Neil Hannon
An exploration of the lyrics of indie group The Divine Comedy, with five examples of wit, and five of wisdom.

31/10/2011, The Divine Comedy: What Makes Neil Hannon Such A Huge Talent

The Divine Comedy: What Makes Neil Hannon Such A Huge Talent
An overview of the music of The Divine Comedy, aka Neil Hannon, with clips of some of the author's personal favourite songs.

30/10/2011, Competition winners and a special auction prize for music (and Scrabble!) lovers - Alzheimer's Socie

Competition winners and a special auction prize for music (and Scrabble!) lovers - Alzheimer's Socie
Enchérissez pour la cause sur un lot comprenant des pass backstage, une réservation d'hôtel de luxe et un repas à un des meilleurs restaurant de Belfast. Et ainsi que même une partie de Scrabble avec Neil Hannon!
Alzheimer's Society News - Competition winners and a special auction prize for music (and Scrabble!) lovers - The winners of a pair of backstage tickets to the eagerly awaited Ulster Hall Benefit Gig featuring Ash, Divine Comedy and The Undertones are Maire Flynn and Lloyd Houston.

29/10/2011, RTÉ.ie Radio1: Sunday Rise -

Rappel, Neil Hannon sera à l'émission The Sunday Rise, sur RTÉ Radio 1, demain entre 6h et 8h du matin (heure locale).
Get your Sunday started with a mix of music, irreverent newspaper reviews, sport, comedy and special contributions from some of Ireland's brightest comic minds on The Sunday Rise with Cathal Murray Sunday 6am | weekend@rte

27/10/2011, Neil Hannon performs as Hamlet | RSC

Neil Hannon performs as Hamlet | RSC
Neil Hannon marks Halloween by performing in costume at the RSC.

25/10/2011, A good life despite dementia - The Irish Times - Tue, Oct 25, 2011

A good life despite dementia - The Irish Times - Tue, Oct 25, 2011
A benefit concert, in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, gives band members a chance to show their support to family members

25/10/2011, 1 song by week: The Divine Comedy - Becoming more like Alfie

1 song by week: The Divine Comedy - Becoming more like Alfie
Cover of "becoming more like Alfie", a song created by the Divine Comedy Neil Hannon, 1996 / Setanta - Damage Pop music

24/10/2011, Divine Comedy // Somerset House //17th July 2010 // Never Enough Notes e-zine // reviews + interview

Divine Comedy // Somerset House //17th July 2010 // Never Enough Notes e-zine // reviews + interview
The support act was the really very good Cathy Davey. A small backing band and an overall excellent set, which went down really well with the crowd as a whole. Pleasant folky sounds and tunes, strong enough to inspire me to buy her album. If you have not heard her before think along the lines of Tan...

24/10/2011, Divine Comedy // Bang Goes The Knighthood // Out Now // Divine Comedy Records // Never Enough Notes.

Divine Comedy // Bang Goes The Knighthood // Out Now // Divine Comedy Records // Never Enough Notes.
Neil Hannon is a genius, nay, a god. Having disappeared off musical earth for a while, and returning with fantastic conceptual Duckworth Lewis Method last year, he has now come back in fine form with Divine Comedy’s 10th studio album Band Goes The Knighthood. In my opinion this album is his best sin...

23/10/2011, school award presented by neil hannon of the divine comedy | Monkey Lord Forum

yesterday was probably the proudest moment of my life so far . i was presented with an award for exceptional contribution to the school community and it...

23/10/2011, Comfort Bites: Peanut Butter: The Butter Debate

Comfort Bites: Peanut Butter: The Butter Debate
I was drawn to a quotation from Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy in the Love Music Love Food book, on peanut butter. Here it is: "The thing people misunderstand about peanut butter is that it is not a substitute for butter! In fact there is nothing so fine as applying peanut butter to already s...

23/10/2011, La Gazette de Berlin: Ma Playlist de lété

La Gazette de Berlin:  Ma Playlist de lété
The Divine Comedy Victory For the Comic Muse "S’il y a une guerre, je coucherai avec toi avant que tu ne te fasses tuer. C’est ce que font les vieilles filles dans les livres. Et je suis une vieille fille." "Oh tu sais, la virginité n’est rien, tu peux la perdre en montant à vélo."

23/10/2011, The Divine Comedy « The Divine Comedy au Corum | Review Concert

The Divine Comedy « The Divine Comedy au Corum | Review Concert
Samedi 24 Septembre 2011. Pour sa soirée d’ouverture, le festival Les Internationales de la Guitare, institution locale, a mis les petits plats dans les grands, et nous propose rien de moins que Neil Hannon solo dans les murs de l’opéra Berlioz au Corum. Alléchant.

23/10/2011, :.. Under The Radar ..:

:.. Under The Radar ..:
L'acteur/comédien Paul Rudd interview l'un de ses musiciens préférés de tout les temps, Neil Hannon de The Divine Comedy, qui avait fait la couverture du second numéro de Under The Rader, dans le numéro anniversaire de Under The Radar.
The solution to music pollution. Official website for the indie music mag with web-exclusive interviews, photos, reviews, mp3s, videos, music news and more.

21/10/2011, QUB Shopping Cart

QUB Shopping Cart
John Bradbury, BA Autumn 2011 A one-day workshop on Saturday 5 November, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm This interactive workshop will cover many aspects of Irish pop and rock from the Sixties onwards. The course will be a journey through the important players involved in the development of Irish popul...

21/10/2011, Neil admits - it's scary being back at school / News / Roundup / Articles / Impartial Reporter

Neil admits - it's scary being back at school / News / Roundup / Articles / Impartial Reporter
OLD Portoran, Neil Hannon, returned to his former stomping ground yesterday (Wednesday) as guest speaker during Portora Royal School's Prize Day.,

21/10/2011, Divine Hannon goes it alone | Entertainment Review From the Stratford Observer

THE DIVINE Comedy head honcho Neil Hannon takes to the RST stage alone on Sunday October 30 Over the years, the Divine Comedy has encompassed other musicians, but the driving force of the band and its main, and sometimes only member, has always been Northern Irish singer-songwriter Hannon.

20/10/2011, campainha electrica: HANNON, O IRLANDÊS

campainha electrica: HANNON, O IRLANDÊS
Ao longo da passada semana o canal de rádio e televisão norte-irlandês RTE promoveu, uma vez mais, a sua já famosa Big Music Week.

20/10/2011, The Divine Comedy - Absent Friends | Album Reviews | DIY

The Divine Comedy - Absent Friends | Album Reviews | DIY
It would seem that 's back with the usual mix of eloquence and grandeur as well as humour and buoyancy.

20/10/2011, The Divine Comedy - Come Home Billy Bird | Single Reviews | DIY

The Divine Comedy - Come Home Billy Bird | Single Reviews | DIY
's rich vocals deliver the now trademark storytelling lyrics and quirky singalong melody: something which few other acts are able to do as effectively.

18/10/2011, BBC - BBC 6 Music Programmes - Mr Blue Sky: The Jeff Lynne Story, Episode 1

La BBC rediffuse encore une fois le documentaire sur Jeff Lynne narré par Neil Hannon, les 22 et 23 octobre.
Lynne recalls his early career, meeting Roy Wood, joining The Move and forming ELO.

18/10/2011, RTÉ.ie Radio1: Sunday Rise -

Neil Hannon à l'émission Sunday Rise de Cathal Murra, RTE Radio 1, le 30 octobre.
Get your Sunday started with a mix of music, irreverent newspaper reviews, sport, comedy and special contributions from some of Ireland's brightest comic minds on The Sunday Rise with Cathal Murray Sunday 6am | weekend@rte

17/10/2011, Interview with Neil Hannon and The Divine Comedy | Mutantspace

Interview with Neil Hannon and The Divine Comedy  | Mutantspace
This month in our culture blog we're delighted to publish an interview with Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy, one of Irelands most influential musicians

17/10/2011, Incendiary interview Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy

If I give myself a chance to be anal about the vocals I will take every available opportunity to go on and on until I'm fucked. So I did.   Wandering around the press area of the Haldern Festiv

17/10/2011, The bards of Britpop

The bards of Britpop
He's got the spectacles and the penchant for second-hand mens-wear of a poet. Jarvis Cocker also has a stellar career with Pulp as the unofficial laureate of Britpop, a finger-wiggling, preening chronicler of the seedier, darker aspects of fin-de-siècle Britain in classic songs such as

14/10/2011, Swallows and Amazons - Norwich Theatre Royal

Swallows and Amazons - Norwich Theatre Royal
Tuesday 12 - Saturday 17 March Click here to book http://bit.ly/paUa3K All aboard The Swallow! Follow Captain John and his able crew as they set sail to Wild...

14/10/2011, VIMTV Album Review #399: The Divine Comedy - Promenade - Home - Velocities In Music

VIMTV Album Review #399: The Divine Comedy - Promenade - Home - Velocities In Music
Velocities In Music features video music reviews of albums spanning many genres. At Velocities In Music, reviews are honest and openly subjective, and new videos are posted daily.

14/10/2011, Ulster Hall Music Benefit competition | Alzheimer's Society

Ulster Hall Music Benefit competition | Alzheimer's Society
Un autre concours pour gagner des places au concert au profit de l'Alzheimer's Society
What does the Alzheimer's Society Ulster Hall benefit gig mean to you?

14/10/2011, ///RADAR///: ROLETA RUSSA

///RADAR///: ROLETA RUSSA

13/10/2011, Albums and Tracks of the Year

Classement des meilleurs albums et chansons de l'année par le NME. 1993: Liberation #21 1996: Casanova #19 Something For The Weekend #38 The Frog Princess #24 1997: A Short Album About Love #22
NME's top albums and tracks of the year.

13/10/2011, If Britpop ran the publishing industry…

If Britpop ran the publishing industry…
Posted by Jason Diamond Jarvis Cocker becoming an editor at Faber & Faber is a step in the right direction, but these are my dream scenarios if Britpoppers from the 1990s ran the publishin...

13/10/2011, En Irlande ils n'ont pas d'argent mais ils ont Neil Hannon

Lors d'une journee speciale Musique sur la radio publique RTE a Dublin, Neil Hannon a enregistre quelques titres avec un orchestre. Pour le plaisir des yeux et des oreilles.,

11/10/2011, Neil Hannon heading for West End - RTÉ Ten

Neil Hannon heading for West End - RTÉ Ten
Neil Hannon's musical, Swallows and Amazons, is heading to the West End and he's also working on a new opera which will open in Covent Garden.

11/10/2011, Twitter - RTÉConcertOrchestra

Twitter - RTÉConcertOrchestra
The crew from today's live broadcast on @RTERadio1's Ronan Collins show with the RTÉ CO #BMW

11/10/2011, Collins hosts Big Music Week gig - RTÉ Ten

Collins hosts Big Music Week gig - RTÉ Ten
RTÉ Big Music Week is currently taking place with today's Ronan Collins show featuring musical performances from Neil Hannon, Aslan and May Kay.

10/10/2011, A&Rmchair: Whoops, I'm on Radio 4...

A&Rmchair: Whoops, I'm on Radio 4...
Des détails révélés au sujet de l'enregistrement de The Booklovers.
A&Rmchair is a blog is about being old enough to remember seeing the Clash, whilst still standing at the Barfly watching young, shouty bands. A&R, as in Artists and Repertoire - the bleeding edge of the music business; Armchair, as in a nice comfy one I would like to sit on, preferably wearing som...

09/10/2011, DIVINE COMEDY . Les Folies Bergères. Paris. 26 Oct 04

DIVINE COMEDY . Les Folies Bergères. Paris. 26 Oct 04
Photos by Sophie Jarry.

07/10/2011, RADIO2 LIVE PRESENTA: SPECIALE FESTIVAL SEXTO UNPLUGGED

RADIO2 LIVE PRESENTA: SPECIALE FESTIVAL SEXTO UNPLUGGED
The Divine Comedy live sur Radio 2 Live ce soir (Italie)
Venerdì 7 ottobre, dalle ore 21:00 circa, Radio2 trasmetterà uno speciale sul festival Sexto Unplugged 2011, che si è svolto a Sesto Al Reghena (Pordenone). La serata è presentata da Gerardo Panno. Radio2 Live presenta in esclusiva uno speciale dedicato agli artisti di maggiore richiamo che hanno animato la sesta edizione dell’evento Sexto Unplugged: Anna Calvi, Divine Comedy, Charlatans, Agnes Obel e Nouvelle Vague.

07/10/2011, Una noche con Neil Hannon, genio y figura del pop

Una noche con Neil Hannon, genio y figura del pop
El carismático líder de The Divine Comedy nos invitó a una velada llena de de talento, diversión, romanticisimo y joyas del pop en Barcelona.

06/10/2011, Big Reveal: The "Ben Folds Fifty-Five" Vault Tracks Announced

Big Reveal: The "Ben Folds Fifty-Five" Vault Tracks Announced
Mess de Ben Folds joué avec Neil Hannon, live à Boston, 8 juin 2002, inclus dans une prochaine anthologie de Ben Folds.
The "Ben Folds Fifty-Five" vault is an exclusive and vast collection of carefully chosen, rare and collectible tracks culled and re-mastered from Sony's vaults and Ben's massive personal archive of demos and live performances. This incredible collection spans the entire professional recording career...

04/10/2011, BBC - Three Counties - Features - Ronan Keating backs young musicians

BBC Three Counties, The online guide for everything you need to know for Beds, Herts and Bucks from the BBC with local news, sport, features and entertainment.

04/10/2011, RTÉ announces Big Music Week details - RTÉ Ten

RTÉ announces Big Music Week details - RTÉ Ten
Neil Hannon invité au concert du RTÉ Concert Orchestra ?
RTÉ has announced full details of the second annual RTÉ Big Music Week, which runs from Monday 10 to Sunday 16 October.

03/10/2011, In Photos: Harvest At Jimmy's Food & Music Festival @ Jimmy's Farm, Suffolk

In Photos: Harvest At Jimmy's Food & Music Festival @ Jimmy's Farm, Suffolk
Divine Comedy perform at Harvest At Jimmy's Food and Music Festival held at Jimmy's Farm in Suffolk. Photo by Jen O'Neill

02/10/2011, BBC - Podcasts - Arts Extra Strong Bits

Podcast du 23 septembre avec Neil Hannon et Tim Wheeler discutant le concert au bénéfice de l'Alzheimerâs Society.
This week we talk to Stephen Rea about his work and his affection for the Linenhall Library, Neil Hannon and Tim Wheeler about their forthcoming concert for the Alzheimerâs Society and Comic and Actor Michael Smiley about his new film "Kill List".

02/10/2011, The London Quartet: 2nd & 3rd Bridewell Nights

Le London Quartet a joué Jiggery Pokery live. Souvenez-vous que le morceau est sur leur album 'Songs of Cricket' http://www.signumrecords.com/catalogue/ ... ndex.shtml
One old friend was Neil Pearson - great to see him again; we sang a cricket song, Neil Hannon & Thomas Walsh's Jiggery Pokery, which tells the story of that ball to Mike Gatting bowled by Shane Warne in 1993.... Neil said he was filming (Between the Lines, I reckon) at Old Trafford at that very mome...