Luke Kelly: “someone saw him in the street and asked him to play”. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns

Dublin in the 1960s had many folk clubs and sessions, but Foxrock Folk Club was different. For a start it wasn’t in a city-centre basement. And it was(...)

We’re all aware that the local can be global and vice versa. These archive recordings (from Cornelscourt Parish Hall), offer an occasionally intrigui(...)

The precision tooling that propels céilí dancing is an art that not all can master, but The Kilfenora Céilí Band have excelled in its intricac(...)

Sean Cavanagh battles for the ball with Mayo’s Colm Boyle on a day Tyrone ran out winners at MacHale Park. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Tyrone 1-11 Mayo 1-7 “Sometimes it is very black and white from certain perspectives,” said Mickey Harte minutes after watching his team strik(...)

“Ireland played great footy and deserved to win (last November), but the kicking was way too much. That’s not how we play. The mindset is a massive difference.”

The Six Nations is the pinnacle of European international rugby. The greats of the game, leapt to the world’s attention through their actions in the c(...)

Live pub recordings sometimes yield a mixed bag that can run the gamut from high-octane energy to raucous and ragged come-all-ye’s. The Burren Back(...)

Rosita Boland What would you like in your stocking? The attention span I used to have, plus the focus to read several books a month. All(...)

The ageless quality of Andy Irvine’s voice wends its way through this celebration, recorded during two concerts in June 2012 to mark his 70th birth(...)

 Andy Irvine: regarded as a contender for the role of EPCR independent chairman or president. Photograph: Getty Images

Five weeks away from the opening round of the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup, the newly-assembled tournament organisers European Professional(...)

Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

One season ends and another begins. As the outdoor shows run out of road, it’s time to return to the indoor halls, clubs and arenas. Many would arg(...)