Mr. George R. Featherston

Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (31 of 44)
Location: Redcar, Teesside


Top Reviewer Ranking: 100,164 - Total Helpful Votes: 31 of 44
Cnuas ~ Paddy O'Brien
Cnuas ~ Paddy O'Brien
I heard the first of the original LP's which this double CD brings back to life about 40 years back. Like Ceoltoiri Culann - if I've spelt that correctly - and their descendants The Chieftains, Ceoloiri Laighean was a child of Sean O Riada, who "arranged" Irish music, and made it more palatable to many. Some traditionalists, like Brendan Breathnach, weren't happy, and were afraid that, as could happen with radio, real Irish traditional players would be tempted to abandon their particular regional styles and you'd eventually end up with what we'd now call a dumned-down music. Others can tell me if it did, but I found the LP, as with those of the Chieftains, very exciting. You… Read more
Foxbats Over Dimona: The Soviets' Nuclear Gamble i&hellip by Isabella Ginor
We obviously knew that Soviet Russia was the Arab's sponsor in those days, but we didn't realise how far she was prepared to go to help Egypt. This book tells us, and it's not always comfortable knowledge. Perhaps the tragedy is that, paradoxically, Russia should have supported the only secular and socialist state in the region - Israel! - and today's tragedy of the West Bank need not have happened.
Lectionary Reflections: Year C by Jane Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Insights, 11 Mar 2013
I gained a lot from the original version of these in the "Church Times" and wouldn't want to be without them. Jane Williams passes the test of all the best commentaries: she makes clearer what the writers and compilers of the Bible were saying, but she challenges us to respond as well.

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