Every now and again, an album wends its way into the ether than shakes up our sense of the known musical world. Cork Gamelan Ensemble do just (...)

Mel Mercier: ‘A wonderful thing about gamelan music is it’s quintessential ensemble music’

The gamelan, a collection of traditional Javanese percussive instruments, has been skirting the periphery of our musical landscape for more than tw(...)

Dublin Coroners Court heard the scaffolding tower was not tied “in any way” and there were no guardrails or toeboards in place. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A master painter was killed when he fell from a scaffold tower while painting the outside of a house, an inquest has heard.John Kelly (66) from St Fin(...)

Pianist Conor Linehan, director Jimmy Fay and choreographer Colin Dunne take a fresh look at the 1913 Lockout in a new production at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s easy to be sentimental – or cynical – about such concepts as solidarity and brotherhood. It’s not so easy to bring them to life. The Abbey Theatr(...)

The Risen People: a huge degree of talent put to the service of a bad idea. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh
The Risen People

The Risen PeopleAbbey Theatre, Dublin**Memorials, to paraphrase Allen Ginsberg, are for old bums to sit on. The idea of commemorating the 1913 Lockout(...)

Waiting for Godot. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

This year is the 60th anniversary of the iconic play Waiting for Godot. To celebrate, Gare St Lazare Players Ireland are bringing a production to t(...)