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Our library spotlight today looked at UCC Library’s inter Library loans service. You can learn more about this essential service via the ILL section on our homepage  or through our dedicated ILL Libguide.

Ronan’s Track of the week is When we Die a Track from the forthcoming Tricky album Ununiform. Check out this separate post to see why he chose this track. 

Martin’s track of the week this week is Burn it Down by Dexys Midnight Runners. Check out this separate post to see why 

Our recommended read this week is a 2014 paper from Ronan Madden :  Information Behaviour of Humanities PhDs on an Information Literacy Course. The full text of the article can be accessed here via CORA, our Repository,

And our second recommended read of the week is Alan Corr’s review of the U2 gig at Croke Park the weekend gone…  U2 at Croke Park – part sermon, part political rally

Ronan’s Track of the Week (24 July 2017)

My track of the Week, from Monday’s show, is the new release from Tricky, ‘When We Die’. This will be the closing track on his forthcoming album, due for release in September, and features Martina Topley-Bird on vocals. Topley-Bird collaborated with Tricky on his early albums, but they haven’t worked together for almost twenty years. The good news is that they’ve teamed up on this, and another track (‘The Only Way‘), to be included on the album.  ‘When We Die’ is Tricky at his best – slow, hypnotic and addictive.

Recorded in Berlin, where Tricky now lives, the album ‘Ununiform’ is due for release shortly on his own label, False Idols.



My track of the week this is the first track from the first album I ever bought. An album that was thirty seven years old less that two weeks ago. An album that sounds as fresh and raw now as it did when released on the 11 July 1980. That album is Searching for the Young Soul Rebels. 

My track of the week is Burn it Down.

It’s not my favourite track from the album but I choose it for the sheer memories it brings back. It was the first song that I ever played, ever heard, on my first ever album. And not to get all Proustian, but that is quite a powerful thing. And the crackly intro made me wonder was there something wrong with my copy of the album. ( A sensation I had today when playing it and I thought will some people think there is something wrong with the radio) And when the crackly stops on 50 seconds and Kevin Rowland and the guys shout Hey Jimmy… for Gods sake burn it down and the track proper begins with the stomping northern soul beat and the list of Irish literary legends – who I had to learn about – I was hooked on music and, the still costly, acquisition of music. 

And finally, looking back thirty seven years on, I have to fully respect my choice of music as an eleven year old.