It’s nearly time to rumble with the Hard Working Class Heroes again. What began as a low-key, very underground showcase event with an unwieldy name in(...)

 Fiona Kirwan from Sallynoggin gets into the swing of things at the Knockanstockan festival yesterday.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland’s most picturesque music festival kicked off yesterday evening in a breathtaking setting beside Blessington Lakes in Co Wicklow. Knocka(...)