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(...)

Nicolas Jaar: "The real beauty in music is finding something sacred deep inside"

Nicolas Jaar makes music to dream to. You can hear it in the rich, deep, complex and atmospheric span of his debut album Space Is Only Noise. You can (...)