The Dubliner counts Bob Dylan and Neil Young among his fans and gets rave reviews for his music, but you’ll never hear him on radio
As the US opens its arms to Dubliner Gavin James, and Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran take him into the fold, he is going from Temple Bar singer-songwriter to superstar-in-waiting
Nuala O’Connor has found a novel way into the life of the reclusive poet
Interview: McAlmont & Butler came, saw and briefly conquered with their uplifting song ‘Yes’ at a time when macho Britpop ruled. The partnership was meant to be temporary – and yet here they are
Navan’s Brian Byrne has taken a break from scoring Hollywood films to set a James Joyce poetry collection to music
Concert promotion is in his blood – and he’s the man big names like Ed Sheeran still want to deal with
O’Conor has done what many people thought impossible by putting Dublin on the piano map via the Dublin International Piano Competition. But now he worries for its future
The affable Antrim band have been around for 10 years and, with another album about to drop, they have designs on another decade
The thoughtful jazz trumpeter was only 17 when he met saxophonist Steve Coleman and everything changed. His driving ambition is to keep things raw and to present his true self
There’s a difference between having a band and being in a band, says the solo artist and former Frames fiddler
Billionaire Azerbaijani pop star Emin, already big in Russia, has set his sights on Ireland
The Edinburgh band put the pop into hip-hop and have always avoided the pissed-off persona of the typical hip-hop artist. Despite their showmanship, there’s a serious intent behind many of the songs
“Sometimes we’re proggy, sometimes dark metal, sometimes we are really melodic. We spend time trying to write and craft our music properly” - Biff Byford talks metal longevity with Ronan McGreevy
The singer-songwriter, whose new box set is a reworked retrospective of her career, is still refreshingly out of sync with the times
On the eve of the release of My Favourite Faded Fantasy, Reykjavik resident Rice talks to us
Recalling the genius of James Yancey a decade on from his death.
Underworld top the bill for the June bank holiday weekend festival
Beyoncé slays once again.
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The Russian, a giant among 20th century composers, deserved an NCH showcase of his distinctive style
Denk’s deep understanding of maths allows him to see the beauty of the musical patterns in Bach’s Goldberg Variations
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