RTÉ broadcaster John Murray, who experienced depression last year, has released his second Christmas album to raise funds for the mental health charity Aware. Photograph: Tony Kinlan

RTÉ broadcaster John Murray has released his second Christmas album to raise funds for the mental health charity Aware. Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery,(...)

Five fishermen drowned after the “Tit Bonhomme” sank in January 2012. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Three medals for marine gallantry were handed out last night as a result of the Tit Bonhomme tragedy which occurred in January 2012 off the Cork coas(...)

Paul Alwright remembers the first time he stepped on a stage as Lethal Dialect. It was 2006 with Urban Intelligence in Eamonn Doran’s in Dublin’s T(...)

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(...)