Dizzy Gillespie is one of my strongest memories of the Queens Festival back in the early eighties: check out this excellent radio documentary on his run for the US presidency back in 1964. But it looks like the Belfast Festival at Queens is in serious difficulty! They are gathering a petition to send to Maria Eagle.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty