Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ringo Starr and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day perform with Sir Paul McCartney and Gary Clark Jr onstage during the 2015 ceremony. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist - the last of the four bandmates to earn the(...)

One of the most unusual events at this year’s First Fortnight is Co-Motion at St Stephen’s Green this Sunday at 2pm. Celebrating the healing power (...)

JP O’Malley: ‘My hope, with this new event, is to bring the Irish expatriate community together for a regular night of culture and conversation.’

I interviewed the Irish novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín a few years ago about a book of essays he had just published, New Ways To Kill Your Mot(...)

Being in the library at opening time is only cool if you’ve been up all night. Photograph: Getty Images

When I arrived at university in 1978 I was driven by my mother in an orange Citroën Dyane with a cardboard trunk containing a few books and my Patti S(...)

Oisín McKenna: looking for directions to the rave in the woods

Sum up the Electric Picnic in three words. Emotional, intense, crusty. Best festival experience/memory as a punter? Patti Smith finished of(...)

There is much about this Young-Adult weepie that seems designed to kick up fury and disgust in any right-thinking adult. In a scenario purpose-built f(...)

Jeff Buckley on stage at Wetlands, New York, in 1994, the year ‘Grace’ was released. Photograph: Steve Eichner/Getty Images

Some albums are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them with time. And some, like Jeff Buckley’s Grace, are a bit of both. Released(...)

Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis 2:42

Concert documentaries are a tricky prospect for reviewers. The genre has produced plenty of culturally significant works (Gimme Shelter, The Concert f(...)

Joseph O’Connor: his advice  to an aspiring author? “Read Orwell. And get a job.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Joseph O’Connor is the author of eight novels: Cowboys and Indians (short-listed for the Whitbread Prize), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, St(...)

Fox pop: Louisa Rose Allen aka Foxes: “I never, ever would have done ‘Clarity’ if I didn’t think it was good. I have my own music and style. I haven’t used ‘Clarity’ to heighten my profile. I’ve let it be and gone back to my own stuff”

Louisa Rose Allen is a firm believer in fate. The young woman behind Foxes – her electro-indie alias – almost ditched a career in music for one in bea(...)