Founder and producer of the Other Voices live music series, Philip King. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Government does not give the Arts the respect it deserves, despite the huge success of Irish artists, writers and performers in recent years, acco(...)

Gaz Coombes at Other Voices in December 2015. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Other Voices is back on Irish screens on Saturday night with performances from Gavin James, Lapsley, Gaz Coombes and Bitch Falcon. The performan(...)

The cast of And Then There Were None, in which an excellent Aidan Turner gets all the best lines

It will not come as a great shock to discover that veteran Eastenders writer Tony Jordan is the man behind BBC’s ambitious Dickensian (BBC One), a spr(...)

Glen Hansard, Bono and Hozier singing on Grafton Street on Christmas Eve. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bono, Hozier, Glen Hansard, The Script and The Coronas took to Dublin’s Grafton Street this Christmas Eve in what has become an annual busking session(...)

Mahalia performing at the Other Voices music festival in Dingle in Co Kerry

By late Sunday afternoon, a calm has descended on Dingle in Co Kerry. Storm Desmond has blown himself out; people are able to peek out of doors again(...)

Bleeding Heart Pigeons at Other Voice 2015 in Dingle, Co Kerry. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Glen Hansard **** Lest we forget, Glen Hansard presented the inaugural series of Other Voices during the great Irish singer-songwriter boom of 2003.(...)

Music has always been a family affair for Martha Wainwright: folk legends Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle for parents, Rufus Wainw(...)

Glen Hansard: ‘When you meet a master, you know it. There’s a frequency coming off them, and whatever that high, sweet air is, when you come across it you feel different’

As usual, Glen Hansard is in thoughtful mode. With each passing year, his beard is more salt than pepper, and his hair is starting to swap red hues(...)

Georgie Fame, John Minihan and Van Morrison outside Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho London 1994

PAUL BRADY The first time I met Van Morrison was the summer of 1980. We shared an agent at the time, Paul Charles at the Asgard agency, and I h(...)

Ray D’Arcy is taking over the Saturday night slot

Bob Geldof on WB Yeats, David McWilliams on Ireland’s wealth gap and Joe Duffy reminiscing about Liveline’s “most memorable stories” will all featu(...)