Stuck inside, and with the boundaries between work time and down time more blurred than ever, never has the need for a form of escape been more vital. Music critic Andrea Cleary writes about how listening to her record collection is providing a means of getting away, from the timeline, the desk, the new, the screens.
If there’s one person who can take us out of the Covid funk and remind us, in full colour, what Irish life used to be like, it’s Aisling. That’s Aisling of Oh My God What a Complete Aisling fame, as imagined and written about by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen. Here’s an extract from their third, and latest, ‘Aisling’ book.