Pat Smullen: The five biggest wins of a glittering career in the saddle

PAT Smullen enjoyed a stellar 25-year career in the saddle. Following his sad death at the age of 43, we look back at five magic moments for the nine-time Irish champion jockey. Derby 2016 – Harzand The tough-as-teak Harzand was among the leading fancies heading into the 2016 Derby. The Dermot Weld-trained colt had won […]

An Evening with Pat Metheny: Local adds sinew to famous sound

MUSIC AN EVENING WITH PAT METHENY ★★★★ State Theatre, March 8 Reviewed by JOHN SHAND He doesn't call them bands, he calls them projects, and guitarist Pat Metheny has spent 44 years shaping them around specific compositional ideas and collective sounds. This project was different, again: a combination of players with whom to revisit some […]