Cillian and  Aisling Crosson (both from Louth); Chloe Commins (from Dublin) and Siobhan McGuire (from Galway) at the Body & Soul festival at at Ballinalough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Rejuvenating power of Shabazz Palaces, East India Youth and Caribou felt by festival goers

 Slow Magic performs at the Body and Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

John Grant, Gary Numan, Goldfrapp and Jon Hopkins delight festival crowd

 Gary Numan: one of the headline acts appearing on the summer solstice.  Photograph:   Simone Joyner/Getty Images

Weekend tickets now sold out but some tickets still left for Sunday

Shara Worden, aka My Brightest Diamond, who will be taking part in this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival, which begins on August 8th

The Gloaming one of many artists in residence in Marble City

Despacio soundsystem: it’s got Dolby noise reduction and everything

James Murphy is bringing his Despacio to Glasto: what’s the best sound you’ve ever heard at a festival?

Date night: Alison Goldfrapp called, she said she’d see you at the Body and Soul stage at 11pm. Photograph: Alan Betson

Goldfrapp, Caribou and Darkside among names on summer solstice festival schedule

‘No one had wanted to give the book a chance.’ Eimear McBride at Malahide Castle. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Eimear McBride’s debut novel, A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, took 10 years to get published, in which time she felt she had failed(...)

Icelandic musician Silla

The beauty of the biennial Drop Everything is its location on an Aran Island that hums with possibility

Street spectacle show “Dragonus” by Compagnie Malabar from France will take to the streets of Galway with a monumental moving dragon   during Galway International Arts Festival

Galway International Arts Festival announces programme for July event

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