Protestors calling for an end to violence in Gaza marched from The Spire on O’Connell Street in  Dublin to the Israeli Embassy today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Thousands of people marched from Dublin city centre to the Israeli Embassy today, to call for “freedom and justice in Palestine”.A Garda at the march,(...)

Music fans at the Indiependence music festival at Deer Park Farm in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, which is in its sixth year. Photograph: Provision.

It was all happening at the Kilcoran Lodge Hotel on Friday night.Some 10km away in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, the Indiependence Music and Arts Festival h(...)

Chloe Howl: tunes and chutzpah

Another weekend, another festival for music fans to flock to in search of sonic thrills. Indiependence has been pulling the crowds to Mitchelstown,(...)

Members of GLORIA, Dublin’s Lesbian & Gay Choir. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It usually starts as a faint mouthing of words underneath the breath, rising to fully-formed sentences before steadily building to a caterwauling c(...)

Between now and September, a weekend will not pass without a festival or big music show of some stripe or other to tempt you with its wares. The bi(...)

Alexander Suárez Méndez teaching a piping class

The uilleann pipes inspire extreme reactions in listeners. Some, already resistant to piping from their experience of the much louder bagpipes, opt(...)

Gay McKeon of Na Píobairí Uilleann: bringing piping skills to Cuba. Photograph: Dave Meehan
Piping hot on a Caribbean island
  • Music
  • April 22, 2014, 02:00

On May 1st traditional Irish musicians, headed by singer Damien Dempsey, will host a fund raising event to finance a young Cuban uilleann piper(...)

Luke Kelly performing in a London club circa 1964. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns

Luke Kelly died 30 years ago today, aged just 43. His legacy consists of his own achievements, and his influence, which lives on in the intonations of(...)

Willa Lee, James Costello and Eric Dowling

At the start of the year, a concise, beautifully made documentary on an underreported musical subculture became the undisputed boss of the Jameson Dub(...)

Judge seeks undertaking force will not take disciplinary proceedings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A judge has criticised Garda authorities after hearing they might now bring internal disciplinary proceedings against a garda after prosecuting him fo(...)