Kumar Sangakkara (right) and Mahela Jayawardena, after his last appearance in Sri Lanka, salute the Colombo crowd following Sri Lanka’s 87-run win over England which secured completed a 5-2 series victory

Perhaps some progress has been made by England after all. In the first match in Colombo Sri Lanka posted 317,for six. Three weeks later they could (...)

Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

One season ends and another begins. As the outdoor shows run out of road, it’s time to return to the indoor halls, clubs and arenas. Many would arg(...)

DAN CROLL It’s time for Dan Croll’s fantasy festival. Where would you hold it? Somewhere with the natural landscape for it, maybe the Minack Th(...)

Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz
  • Music
  • July 18, 2014, 00:00

Wife-husband combinations can be a double-edged sword: sure, there’s the close connection and the telepathic understanding, and rehearsals are cert(...)

Nils Landgren: Eternal Beauty
  • Music
  • February 14, 2014, 00:00

Trombonist and vocalist Nils Landgren’s music is so damned accessible, it would be easy to dismiss it as “jazz lite” – and many do. But all of the (...)

Larry Goldings: ‘It isn’t that easy to get gigs with the trio, because we haven’t been out there as consistently. I kind of blame myself for maybe not pushing harder.’

The last time Larry Goldings was in Dublin, he was playing his Hammond organ to thousands of adoring fans at the Point. Not, you understand, that many(...)

 Eoin Morgan  in action during a nets session at  Malahide. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Eoin Morgan, the Irishman who will captain England against his homeland this week, does not feel his adopted country are patronising their neighbours(...)

 England’s Eoin Morgan and Niall O’Brien of Ireland during a one-day match in Clontarf in 2011. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eoin Morgan will captain England against Ireland for a second time when the sides meet at Malahide next week. The Dubliner has been included in(...)

George Jones was nicknamed No-Show Jones for the concerts he missed during drinking and drug binges. Photograph: AP Photo/John Russell
Obituary: George Jones

George Jones, who has died in Nashville aged 81, was the definitive country singer of the past 50 years, whose songs about heartbreak and hard (...)