Rod Stewart performing at the RDS during a show on June 19th, 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Rod Stewart will play Nowlan Park in Kilkenny next summer. The first major outdoor concert announcement for next summer was made on Friday morning. (...)

A band unabashedly in thrall to all things 1980s, Little Xs for Eyes make no bones about their influences. As with their 2011 debut S.A.D.(...)

Now in their 25th year of existence and with a reported 25 million album sales, The Prodigy’s place in the pantheon of dance greats is ensured(...)

In 1985, Paul Simon broke the cultural boycott of Apartheid-era South Africa to make Gracelands, much to the anger of many, including Steve Van Zandt.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s the sort of question that might come up at a particularly rarefied pub quiz (which, in its own way, sounds like something Hieronymus Bosch mig(...)

DAN CROLL It’s time for Dan Croll’s fantasy festival. Where would you hold it? Somewhere with the natural landscape for it, maybe the Minack Th(...)

Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz
  • Music
  • July 18, 2014, 00:00

Wife-husband combinations can be a double-edged sword: sure, there’s the close connection and the telepathic understanding, and rehearsals are cert(...)

Record shop owner Randy Roberts: “The attitude to playing music here is very similar to Ireland, where I remember guys would head out with their whistle or whatever to meet their mates and play.”

It’s been generally sunny and hot this past week in Salvador, but when the rain strikes, as it often does at some stage over the afternoon or early(...)

Singer songwriter Paul Simon onstage at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, with fellow artists prior to the Seamus Heaney tribute in association with Poetry Ireland and Dublin City Council as part of One City One Book. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On Wednesday, April 23rd, Poetry Ireland and Dublin City Council hosted a magnificent event in the National Concert Hall to commemorate and celebrate (...)

 US singer-songwriter Paul Simon at a ceremony where a  tapestry was unveiled at Dublin Airport last week in honour of  late poet Seamus Heaney. He appeared in court today  in the US over a domestic incident. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Grammy Award-winning singer Paul Simon appeared in court yesterday with his wife, singer Edie Brickell, after a pushing match at their Connecti(...)

 A detail from the tapestry tribute to Seamus Heaney by Czech artist Peter Sís

If there is any substitute for love, it is memory – Jos Brodsky A s you tr(...)