A man  building  a shelter in the migrant camp  in Calais, France. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The landscapes of emigration, migration, exile and return are complex ones of loss, enrichment, suffering and enduring hope. Every time I hear about t(...)

Detail from Light Touch by Michael Coleman

Little Yellow Cardigan – Michael Coleman Cross Gallery, Dublin ***** Some artists arrive at a medium, a style, a method, and achieve a(...)

Serendipitous connections, odd coincidences and instruments in sublime tunings put many a pep in the steps of Buttons & Bows, who finally retur(...)

A convicted robber has been jailed after he admitted carrying out an unprovoked late-night assault on two Louth brothers while on bail

A convicted robber has been jailed after he admitted carrying out an unprovoked late-night assault on two Louth brothers while on bail. Dublin man Mic(...)

Traditional music recordings from the early 20th century were largely dominated by renowned Sligo fiddle players Michael Coleman and James Morrison(...)

A coroner has warned of the dangers of taking ecstasy after hearing evidence of how two friends died as a result of taking a lethal concoction of the synthetic drug mixed with a variant known on the streets as “Death”

A coroner has warned of the dangers of taking ecstasy after hearing evidence of how two friends died as a result of taking a lethal concoction (...)

The judge said society must express its abhorrence of drugs crimes and the deaths they cause.

Four people involved in the supply of a lethal concoction of drugs to two young men who later died after ingesting the ecstasy type mixture hav(...)

Four people involved in the supply of a lethal concoction of drugs to two young men who later died have been remanded in custody for sentence.

Four people involved in the supply of a lethal concoction of drugs to two young men who later died have been remanded in custody for sentence.(...)

Reference archive: singer Eddie Butcher at Féile na Bóinne in 1977. Photograph: Joe Dowdall/ITMA
Thinking outside the squeeze box

A quarter of a century is a long time by anyone’s reckoning. Governments form and fall, families begin and grow up, and artists come and go, their rep(...)

A Sligo Live trad session in McHughs. Photograph: Declan Courell

Traditional music is showing a remarkable resistance to the recession. Albums are tumbling from mixing desks, live (though largely unpaid) sessions ar(...)