Colm Herron's Blog Posts Tagged 'Arts' (4)

A Maiden So Bewitching

Do you remember this old song?

Come single belle and beau, onto me pay attention -

Don't ever fall in love, it's the devil's own invention.

For once I fell in love with a maiden so bewitching

Miss Henrietta Bell out of Captain Kelly's kitchen -

With me toora loora la, toora loora…

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Added by Colm Herron on December 19, 2018 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

Jeepers Creepers! The Movie That Still Leaves 'Psycho' Standing

Hell, not just "Psycho." It’s better than "The Innocents," "The Evil Dead," "Paranormal Activity" and "The House of the Devil." It’s even better than "The Exorcist," "Let the Right One In" and…

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Added by Colm Herron on July 14, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Incomparable Madge Herron

In April 2004 I was launching my first novel at the Irish cultural centre in Hammersmith, London, when a lady came over to me and shook my hand.

“I think I may be your cousin,” she said. “My name is Ethna Herron. You look a bit like my people and I thought I just had to say.” She…

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Added by Colm Herron on May 3, 2017 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

'Brooklyn': Film Versus Novel

There’s a saying we have in Ireland that you’d nearly think was coined for Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn. Namely, if you’ve the name of getting up early in the morning you can lie till lunchtime. And it seems to me that Tóibín lay too long when he wrote Brooklyn.…

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Added by Colm Herron on November 13, 2016 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

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