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Hello again! Thanks all the wonderful feedback from the last post! You all seem interested in this project, and we couldn’t be more excited!! Like last year, we have decided that a video is the easiest way to wish MDK a very happy 50th birthday collectively; however, you DO NOT have to submit a video. You are more than welcome to submit fanart, a picture of yourself holding up a message, or a short written note (typed is totally fine) - anything you want to do, we’ll figure out a way to include it. If you do submit a video, please try to keep it short. Singing Happy Birthday would be incredible, or even trying some gaeilge (Irish), but a simple “Happy Birthday, Maria” is great, too! 

Please submit your contribution via tumblr or email no later than September 20th so that we can have it ready by the 25th and include your name and location

Thank you again for supporting this project (reblogging would be greatly appreciated), and please do not hesitate to message us with any questions or concerns!



Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and Jack Reynor will lead the cast of John Carney’s Sing Street

The 46-year-old [Aidan Quinn], who hails from Drumcondra, revealed that he will play a father in the upcoming flick, which has already started filming, while The Commitments’ Maria plays his wife and Transformers star Jack portrays one of his sons.

Set in 1980s recession-ridden Dublin, Sing Street tells the story of a fourteen year old named Cosmo who finds life at home difficult.

He decides to form a band with school mates, with whom he writes songs and shoots videos.

When family trouble strikes, he runs away to London with his fifteen year old girlfriend who aspires to be a model.

Aidan revealed he started production on the flick a few weeks ago, which is the third feature from Carney who had massive success with Once (2006) and Begin Again (2013).

“It’s semi auto-biographical from John’s point of view and about a team band in the early 80s and a kid who escapes his family life,” he told the Herald. (x)


favourite female characters: (as voted by my followers)
#89. SIOBHAN SADLER (Orphan Black)
"Just tell them you’re with Siobhan Sadler."

The second series of TG4’s award-winning drama Corp + Anam, starring Diarmuid de Faoite and Maria Doyle Kennedy, has been nominated for an award at the Prix Europa Awards, which will be held in Berlin in October.

The four-part series is written and directed by Darach Mac Con Iomaire and is produced by Galway-based Magamedia with funding from TG4 and the BAI.

Every year Europe’s best television, radio and online productions are honoured at the Prix Europa in Berlin. 

“We’re thrilled that Corp + Anam has been selected from over 650 works, entered from 35 countries all across Europe,” said Mac Con Iomaire. 

“It’s a big endorsement of the series, or its quality and ambition. We’re there now with the best of the best in Europe and this recognition is humbling.”

From 18 to 24 October, the whole European media landscape will concentrate in Berlin, where media professionals from all over the continent will gather. Together they will screen the films and vigorously discuss the nominated productions.


“It will be fantastic to be part of this process as it presents us with a great opportunity to bring Corp + Anam to a wider European audience with a view to netting pre-sales for the third series which is currently in development,” said series producer Paddy Hayes.

“Corp + Anam is now being heralded as the Celtic noir and previous winners of the award include acclaimed TV dramas such as The Bridge and Murder.”

The series begins Thursday, 27 November 2014 at 9.30pm on TG4.

aislingniamh replied to your post: Hello again! Thanks all the wonderful …

Oh I would love, love, love to contribute something. I’m going overseas tomorrow (funnily enough just getting back in time to see Maria’s gig in Seattle), so I will do my best to send something through! :)

Please, please do! We’d love to have it, and we’re sure Maria will appreciate it! Oh, wow! Are going to the Seattle gig in October, too? The two of us who run this blog are also going to that gig!