To think that The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Dirty Old Town came from the same writer is testament to the three dimensional qualities that(...)

Sligo Live organiser Shane Mitchell with Elvis Costello

With just 24 hours to go, Shane Mitchell and the Sligo Live team are ticking off the final festival production tasks. There’s still some last-minut(...)

Rufus Wainwright: ‘A lot of young male singer-songwriters were dying. I don’t know how I managed to dodge that bullet.’ Photograph: Brent N Clarke/FilmMagic

Every morning as a child, Rufus Wainwright would wake to the sound of his mother, Kate McGarrigle, playing the Goldberg Variations on the piano. “[(...)

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(...)

Airfield at Dundrum will transform into Scarefield this evening and tomorrow for spooky stories and ghostly encounters for all the family. Photograph: Scarefield at Airfield Dundrum

Hullabaloo! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival Offaly’s 6th annual Hullabaloo children’s arts festival takes place this weekend in Birr and Clar(...)

The Gloaming are, from left, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird,  Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

‘Beware of becoming your own tribute band.” That’s a lesson Dennis Cahill has learned through his years of collaborating with the Clare fiddler Martin(...)

Friedrich Nietzsche tells us that: “Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolut(...)

Bell X1: Dave Geraghty, Paul Noonan and Dominic Philips

It takes some bands a lifetime to come full circle and decide that they want to get back to basics. For Bell X1, it took 13 years. The story of the Ki(...)