Graham Goodwin, aka Sian, who left Ireland for Barcelona in 2006

In February, God Is an Astronaut will step on stage in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 1,000 fans in Kiev. There will be a similarly reverenti(...)

New Year’s Eve fireworks go off in Sydney Harbour, December 31st, 2015. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Still deciding how to ring in 2016? There are plenty of celebrations taking place around Ireland on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for all ages, fr(...)

Glow: Cork’s winter wonderland

From festive music to cracking comedy and atmospheric markets, there is plenty for grown-ups to give themselves some cheer this Christmas. For dram(...)

Joe Duffy and Brendan O’Carroll in Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie.

RTÉ One is turning to a perennial ratings favourite Mrs Brown’s Boys to underpin its Christmas schedule. The commercially successful but critically (...)

Musician Mick Flannery, a graduate of Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa (CSN)’s pioneering music, management and sound course. CSN is tonight celebrating 25 years of the course.   File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Cork college that helped establish such artists as Mick Flannery, Sinéad Lohan and the Frank and Walters is tonight celebrating 25 years of its pion(...)

Vision for Cork: Everyman Palace’s artistic director Julie Kelleher. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork has always had plenty to shout about when it comes to its musical heritage. From Microdisney to Mick Flannery, Seán Ó Riada to Rory Gallagher (...)

RTÉ broadcaster John Murray, who experienced depression last year, has released his second Christmas album to raise funds for the mental health charity Aware. Photograph: Tony Kinlan

RTÉ broadcaster John Murray has released his second Christmas album to raise funds for the mental health charity Aware. Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery,(...)

Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

One season ends and another begins. As the outdoor shows run out of road, it’s time to return to the indoor halls, clubs and arenas. Many would arg(...)

It’s no slur on Mick Flannery’s talent to suggest that his back catalogue is not exactly loaded with musical pick-me-ups. But the Corkman has found hi(...)

Deep by Raymond Scannell

Five years ago, the arch documentary theatre makers Rimini Protokoll asked Berlin to take a closer look at itself. A company that prefers to put real (...)