Maria Somerville: ‘The only gigs I ever get offered are ones that I want to do’ Photograph: Ruth Medjber / ruthlessimagery.com

Last September, Maria Somerville moved from Cornamona in Galway to Dublin. The singer-songwriter feels at her most creative on the shores of the Co(...)

In brand we trust: Bono  gestures to the Apple faithful at the recent product launch in  Cupertino, California. Photo: REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Are you with the band or the brand? The lines between the two continue to blur with every passing week. Be it U2 and Apple making out like spam-hap(...)

Parangolé P4 Cape 1 (1964). Photograph: Sergio Zalis

At the heart of the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s Summer Rising festival, which culminates on Saturday, is the work of Brazilian artist Hélio Oitici(...)

 Slow Magic performs at the Body and Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

With capacity up more than 30 per cent at this year’s Body and Soul, there’s a need to push the musical lineup’s capacity to match. So this year, the (...)

Bunreacht Na hÉireann

Ireland is at a point in its history where fundamental questions are being asked about how it is run, how it is shaped, and how its identity will chan(...)

This Is How We Fly
  • Music
  • October 18, 2013, 00:00

Elusive and mercurial, This Is How We Fly draw from a heady mix of Irish, American and Swedish folk and jazz influences. They boldly knit percussive d(...)

Half the country might be stomping around the fields of Laois at the Electric Picnic this weekend, but if you believe good festivals come in small pac(...)

Exhausting yet invigorating: fans at last year’s festival. Photograph: Gaelle Beri/Redferns via Getty

Oh great, you must be thinking: another article about Electric Picnic. Haven’t seen one of those for about six pages. If you’re still here, and readin(...)

Tractor factor at Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival

Fair of Muff – what do those three words conjure up in your mind? They transported me back 400 years to a bawdy Stratford-upon-Avon; I imagined it to (...)

Sea Sessions and Body & Soul

Sea Sessions and Body & Soul both happening on the same weekend was a particularly cruel twist of fate. I couldn’t choose between them, so I hit b(...)