‘The Voice of Ireland’ winner Patrick Donoghue reacts to his victory with coach Una Foden in The Helix

Dubliner Patrick Donoghue has won the final of RTE’s The Voice of Ireland after impressing viewers with a rendition of Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mi(...)

Laura Marling isn’t the kind of needy artist whose primary aim is to be understood by fans of her music and songs

The nomad comes full circle? The prodigal daughter returns home? The last time Laura Marling and The Irish Times had a chat was less than two years(...)

Wayne Kramer: ‘I had a duty, in that everything I had learned about how democracy functions tells me to not be quiet, to say something, to take ethical action. And that’s what I did’

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Duncan Wallis (second from left) of Dutch Uncles describes their new album as like ‘Grace Jones fronting Talking Heads’

Weirdos. Oddballs. Eccentrics. When it comes to his band Dutch Uncles, Duncan Wallis has heard it all. It’s meant in the most complimentary manner,(...)

Therapy? are, from left, Michael McKeegan, Andy Cairns and Neil Cooper

So much for perceptions. Just when you think that Ireland’s most successful metal band Therapy? – all the way from Larne and Ballyclare via Top of (...)

Colm Mac Con Iomaire has been busy doing various musical projects while also recording his new solo album, And Now the Weather (Agus Anois an Aimsir)

The years fly by. It has been seven years since Colm Mac Con Iomaire’s debut solo album, The Hare’s Corner, appeared; 25 since he first took to a s(...)

Hank Shocklee: ‘People diss Soundcloud and Spotify because of “music for free” and all that, but look at the artists who’ve got traction who would never have got traction under the old label regime.’ Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The Bomb Squad were the crew who brought the noise. Back in the day, when hip-hop was still figuring out what time it was, a group of producers, DJ(...)

Guitar once owned by a young Edge from U2 sold for €21,000

(...)- €350). See mealys.ie. Saturday (March 28th) Whyte’s auction of sale of Rock, Pop & Movies(...)

Ben Bix (bass and vocals), Donnacha O’Malley (synth and vocals), Tadhg Byrne (violin), Micheál Quinn (drums) and Brian Dillon (synth/electronics) of Meltybrains? at the Pepper Canister church in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Play a wrong note for the sake of it. And then what if we all played wrong notes at the same time? Would that make a good thing? No, it probably w(...)

Tobias Jesso Jr: owes his career to a series of fortuitous coincidences

Barely a minute of my phone conversation with Tobias Jesso Jr has elapsed before the wheels come off. I’ve just thanked him for taking the time out(...)