Wild Beasts are heading for Cork in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sounds from a Safe Harbour has announced several new additions to the Cork festival. English indie-rock band Wild Beasts will close the festival on S(...)

 Bryce Dessner has curated  a new festival for Cork. Photograph:  Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images 8:05

Cork gets a new festival this September, in part thanks to the National’s Bryce Dessner. The Brooklyn-based musician has curated Sounds from a Safe Ha(...)

Bryce Dessner, guitarist and composer, who is looking forward to ‘new encounters’ at Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival

It is proving hard to pin down Bryce Dessner. He might be in France, offers one of our go-betweens, or perhaps Ibiza. His management later suggests(...)

Sandy Kennedy: her strengths were energy and empathy, friends recalled at her wake, at which loud rock music was played as she lay in a wicker coffin

Sandy Kennedy (40) is a visual artist and MA student in radio and broadcast production at the National Film School at Dún Laoghaire Institute (...)

The annual St Patrick’s Day (Weekend? Week?) festivities grind into gear tomorrow morning. We know the man himself wasn’t big on snakes or slavery,(...)

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(...)

Seamus Heaney. Photographer: Jack McManus

Lisa Hannigan Singer Anahorish, soft gradient, of consonant, vowel-meadow. I was really stuck for ages last year and took to reading Se(...)

Siobhan and Aisling Devine from Coolock, Dublin, at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony on O’Connell Street, Dublin. A New York Times journalist found Dublin “rich not only with jovial cheer, but also an abundance of artisan offerings and a creative, literary spirit”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Dublin is a “newly energised city” with “an abundance of artisan offerings” and “literary spirit”, according to a New York Times journalist living in (...)

Paul Noonan of Bell X1.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
Review: Printer Clips

Printer ClipsVicar Street, Dublin ***At least three of the participants in this ensemble side project of BellX1’s Paul Noonan would have little proble(...)

RTÉ broadcaster John Murray, who experienced depression last year, has released his second Christmas album to raise funds for the mental health charity Aware. Photograph: Tony Kinlan

RTÉ broadcaster John Murray has released his second Christmas album to raise funds for the mental health charity Aware. Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery,(...)