Rock band U2, whose guitarist The Edge (second left) learned to play on the instrument being auctioned. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimmons

(...) sell it and consigned it to auction. It will go under the hammer in Whyte’s sale of “Rock, Pop(...)

Top brass: Alec Hanley Bemis. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

It’s a Saturday afternoon at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Surrounded by the chatter of musicians, the clatter of instruments being taken ou(...)

Mark Lanegan: ‘It’s satisfying and gratifying to make your own music, but I personally don’t get the same enjoyment out of the music that I make as I do from somebody else’s music that I like’

It should come as no surprise to find Mark Lanegan is a man of few words, but I have a list of questions in front of me that is dwindling in a worr(...)

Damien Rice’s scorched singing lit up Other Voices. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

  1 Small is the new big Big musical gatherings have their charm, but the magic is in the minutiae. Other Voices is a festival version(...)

The scene outside St Stephens’s Green shopping centre where One Direction fans queued overnight for tickets. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy/The Irish Times

Tickets for One Direction’s much-anticipated return to Dublin next October sold out within 15 minutes today, as concert promoters MCD announced an ext(...)

Bridget Hayes, Annemarie Morey, Megan O’Brien and Karen O’Brien queueing for One Direction tickets outside Eason’s shop at Thurles Shopping Centre, Co Tipperary. The queue started at 5.30pm yesterday. Photograph: Damian Cullen

Thousands of “directioners” are expected to brave cold weather conditions over the coming hours to queue for tickets due to go on sale at 9am this mor(...)

U2 have announced details of a new tour which will include at least one concert in Dublin. In this file image above, (from left) Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton, Bono and the Edge are seen with their  Music International trophies during the Bambi 2014 media awards ceremony in Berlin last month.

U2 are to play at least one show in Dublin towards the end of next year with young Irish musicians they helped through the Music Generation scheme. Th(...)

Bressie’s Teenage Kicks is a three part series beginning tonight which highlights his attempts to put together a band in Limerick city. Photograph: RTE

(...) band that would emerge from Teenage Kicks would be a rock/pop outfit similar to the type of acts he has(...)

U2 lead singer Bono arrives for the recording of the Band Aid 30 charity single in west London November today. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters.

Musicians including Bono, Chris Martin, One Direction and Rita Ora have joined forces to record a new version of Band Aid song ‘Do They Know It’s C(...)

Jack Bruce: composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist has died of liver disease, aged 71. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Jack Bruce, who became famous in the 1960s as the bassist and lead vocalist for the hugely successful rock group Cream, and whose adventurous approac(...)