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Body & Soul: Avril Stanley on how sleeping in a tent and toasting marshmallows led her to putting on a festival in Co Westmeath. Plus five acts to catch in Ballinlough next weekend. Duke Special: ahead of his appearance at …

Fri, Jun 15, 2012, 08:34

   

Body & Soul: Avril Stanley on how sleeping in a tent and toasting marshmallows led her to putting on a festival in Co Westmeath. Plus five acts to catch in Ballinlough next weekend.

Duke Special: ahead of his appearance at the Westport Festival next weekend, the Duke talks new album, fashion and theatre.

John Talabot: the Barcelona producer behind one of the most impressive albums of 2012 heads to Co Westmeath.

Fast Girls: the new Chariots Of Fire?

Plus CD reviews (including Glen Hansard, Friends, Japandroids, Can, Duke Special, Cast of Cheers, Foreign Slippers, SpaceGhostPurrp, Jóhann Jóhannsson, John Abercrombie Quartet, Willie Nelson), films (Cosmopolis, The Dead, Red Lights, A Royal Affair, Rock Of Ages, Polisse, Fast Girls, Death Watch, John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man), games (Gravity Rush, Dragon’s Lair, Babel Rising), apps (Tiny Troopers), listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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