Articles by: Dermot McCaul

New books, proceed with caution

New books, proceed with caution

January 27, 2011

Arts, New books:

I know that you can’t (or shouldn’t) judge a book by its cover and maybe the same can be said about the title as well, but some things just demand your attention!… Read More ›

Jumping into the music stream

Jumping into the music stream

January 21, 2011

Arts, Music:

  Online access to well over 49,000 classical recordings, and counting! Over 716,000 individual tracks of music, and counting! Over 300 different record labels available, and counting! That’s what you… Read More ›

New books in Arts, and some heritage swimwear!

New books in Arts, and some heritage swimwear!

January 15, 2011

Arts, New books:

 A new year, and a shelf of new books! Sole mates : cowboy boots and art  by Joseph Traugott The cowboy boot seen as an American icon, a subject for… Read More ›

Going coastal

Going coastal

January 10, 2011

Arts:

The wind in the ash-tree sounds like surf on the shore at Truro. I will shut my eyes… Edna Saint Vincent Millay:  Memory of Cape Cod (The harp weaver, and other… Read More ›

Merry Xmas and happy new year

Merry Xmas and happy new year

December 24, 2010

Arts:

Looking forward to resuming our blogging activities in January!    

A mixed bag of new books

A mixed bag of new books

December 19, 2010

Arts:

The new books just keep coming in, a bit like having Xmas every week! Today’s post is just me choosing some titles that instantly appealed. Working with Bernstein : a memoir by… Read More ›

Arts Down-Under

Arts Down-Under

December 13, 2010

Arts:

The new books shelf was bit of a challenge this week, lots of very nice arrivals but no particular theme just begging for a blog post, so I’ve decided to… Read More ›

The art of a great strip…not what you think!

The art of a great strip…not what you think!

December 5, 2010

Arts, Comic books:

No prizes for guessing the theme that leapt (faster than a speeding bullet) off the new books shelf this week!  The rise of the graphic novel continues apace, but it’s good… Read More ›

New books and accidental themes

New books and accidental themes

November 29, 2010

Arts:

I’m hooked! Whenever I look at the new books coming into the Arts Library I now find myself trying to spot a recurring theme that might make an interesting blog post;… Read More ›

Dreaming of Britten

Dreaming of Britten

November 24, 2010

Arts:

Opera Australia is rolling back into town and bringing with it one of my favourite 20th century operas, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten. This is Baz Luhrman’s wildly… Read More ›