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.(...)

Sarah McSharry enjoys the ambiance on Culture Night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Cities and towns across Ireland came alive as more than 350,000 people gathers to celebrate Culture Night and peek behind closed doors. There were at(...)

Piyanuch Chanphet as Piano Girl at the launch of the St Patrick’s festival culture programme,  I Love My City, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The St Patrick’s Day cultural programme, I Love My City, was officially launched by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys on(...)

The night Spain played Chile in the World Cup, I was driving back to Dublin on the M1, hoping to make it to a television before kick-off. Instead, jus(...)

Music fans at the Indiependence music festival at Deer Park Farm in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, which is in its sixth year. Photograph: Provision.

It was all happening at the Kilcoran Lodge Hotel on Friday night.Some 10km away in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, the Indiependence Music and Arts Festival h(...)

Music fans at the Forbidden Fruit music festival on the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne Music fans at the Forbidden Fruit music festival on the grounds of the Royal Hospital , Kilmainham, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sure, at least, a whole lot of people got a little bit of sun. The Forbidden Fruit festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham ultimately came up short(...)

The Forbidden Fruit festival, which took place this weekend on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, ultimately came up short on standout musical moments.

Sure, at the very least, a whole lot of people got a little bit of sun. The Forbidden Fruit festival, which took place this weekend on the grounds of (...)

Kodaline at the Electric Picnic Festival last year.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Meteor Choice Music Prize event will take place this evening in Vicar Street, with televised highlights for the first time in the competiti(...)

The writer Julian Barnes once described the Man Booker Prize as “posh bingo”. It has become a cyclical phrase regurgitated every year when the obli(...)

Bookmaker Paddy Power placed My Bloody Valentine’s ‘MBV’, Villagers’ ‘Awayland’ and Bell X1’s (above) ‘Chop Chop’ as favourites.

A shortlist of ten Irish bands has been announced for next month’s prestigious Meteor Choice Music Prize for best Irish album of 2013, highlights of w(...)