Dublin busker Guy (Tom Parsons) meets Czech girl (Megan Riordan)

Once: The Musical Olympia Theatre, Dublin **** Having pulled off the improbable transformation from cult low-budget film to blockbust(...)

Multiple line-ups: Glen Hansard and The Frames in 2009

It could have been so different. The Frames are celebrating 25 years on the go with shows in Dublin and Cork and the release of a new career-spanning (...)

Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee in Slow West 8:56

Still young and nimble, John Maclean has already had two successful careers. Oddly, neither was in the field that first held his attention. The(...)

 Imelda May, Glen Hansard and Roddy Doyle in Barrytown Meets MusicTown, a musical and literary celebration of Roddy Doyle’s ‘The Barrytown Trilogy’, at Vicar Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The diversity of Dublin’s music scene is being showcased through MusicTown the capital’s newest music festival which runs until April 19th.An eclecti(...)

Two quintessentially Dublin-centric festivals collide over the coming week. The Dublin One City, One Book festival will this year use film, music a(...)

Philip King of Other Voices: ‘In the west of Ireland and in west Kerry, there is a new leaving and exodus going on.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Seismologists in the US have noticed strange tremors and shakes coming from across the Atlantic, where the ocean meets landfall on the edge of Europe.(...)

Úna Molloy works as an artist manager, booking agent, tour manager and event producer. She runs the music agency Turning Pirate and is based in Dublin. Photograph: Conor Molloy

Úna Molloy works as an artist manager, booking agent, tour manager and event producer. She runs the music agency Turning Pirate and is based in Dub(...)

If you were under the impression that Ireland has had little association with the Oscars outside My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of Mr Wilde you’d b(...)

Glen Hansard who won the Best Song  Oscar in 2007 with Marketa Irglova for ‘Falling Slowly’ from the film ‘Once’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

If you were under the impression that Ireland had little association with the Oscars beyond My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of one Mr Wilde, you’d b(...)

Behind the scenes: Kate Hudson prepares to go onstage at the Dolby Theatre in 2014. by Christopher Polk/Getty
Backstage at the Oscars

On February 22nd the Academy Awards take place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood. Everyone knows it’s the biggest night in the cinema calendar, but m(...)