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(...)

David Gray performing in Dublin in 2011. His latest incarnation is a vocal-led album and Irish tour in a supergroup of sorts, with his band featuring David Kitt, Lisa O’Neill, Mossy Nolan and more. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

David Gray, who gives an extremely enlightening and at times poetic talk at Banter in Foxy John’s pub earlier in the evening with Jim Carroll, has pre(...)

The Ticket Awards 2013

Click here to cast your vote Nothing in the world gets people more annoyed or excited than a list. Lists are the Bitcoin of the media busine(...)

This year has been one of the best years ever for Irish music, and the calibre of the acts in The Ticket Awards reflect that. God knows how many album(...)