Lee Flynn and Leah Erwin from Clare enjoying the Longitude Music festival at Marlay Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

This year at Longitude, MCD has tweaked the main arena set up, shifting the main stage on to it’s western edge. After 7pm this puts the main stage cro(...)

Hozier playing Longitude Festival in Marlay Park, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Now in its third year, Longitude at Marlay Park in south Dublin is regarded as one of the better organised festivals on the Irish calendar. May(...)

Bill Laurance (centre)

BILL LAURANCE This series of concerts has an interesting range of new collaborations. Who is there left in the jazz world you’d like to work with? I’v(...)

Taylor Swift: a  master at making her fans feel involved

Those of a cynical disposition might say that, when you strip away the screens, lights, steam and explosions – and the chunky plastic bracelets every (...)

Zoe Readmond and Claire Lynch from Dublin enjoying the Body & Soul festival in Co Westmeath.  Photograph: Allen Kiely.

When it comes to favourite Irish festivals, Body & Soul is less a contender and more like a defending champion. It takes its boutique status ser(...)

Adam King from Terenure Dublin  at the Body and Soul festival, which takes place in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath this weekend. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Each year, Body and Soul stretches itself a little further. This year, its punched attendance up to 10,000 from 8,500 in 2014. So can a festival that(...)

The Long Dock is a gem at the heart of Loop Head and the perfect stopping-off point en route to climb the lighthouse over Clare’s spectacular cliffs. (...)

The Dublin Dance Festival is pirouetting its way around Dublin at the moment. So here are some restaurants with menus that are healthy enough to ke(...)

 Bryce Dessner has curated  a new festival for Cork. Photograph:  Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images 8:05

Cork gets a new festival this September, in part thanks to the National’s Bryce Dessner. The Brooklyn-based musician has curated Sounds from a Safe Ha(...)

 Flying Lotus performing inside his cultish cube of music. Photograph: Karl Walter/Getty Images

It’s hard not to get a little fanatical when it comes to Flying Lotus. There’s the future-proof feel of his records, which explore new territory and m(...)