Mary McPartlan: “My own deepest quest is African-American music. I’m still on that journey.” Photograph: Aengus McMahon/MCM

Songs have passports all of their own, and our traditional song store has travelled widely. It has crossed the Atlantic and evolved in the belly of(...)

Founder and producer of the Other Voices live music series, Philip King. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Government does not give the Arts the respect it deserves, despite the huge success of Irish artists, writers and performers in recent years, acco(...)

Sandbags are cleared away from Quinns Chemist in Crossmolina after the weekends flood damage. “The irony this week is that many of those generous activists will be councillors. “  Pic:  Michael McLaughlin

We took the twisting, single-lane road through the Conor Pass out of Dingle last weekend. In the pale December light as the storm played itself out, (...)

This poster, to be put on display at Irish airports in the coming days, shows an emigrant arriving back to Ireland for Christmas.

An advertising campaign to encourage emigrants arriving home to Ireland for Christmas to return and work here permanently is to begin in the coming da(...)

Cannon dating from 1588 uncovered in excellent condition   at Streedagh, Co Sligo, from the wreck of the Spanish Armada ship, ‘La Juliana’. Photograph: Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht/PA Wire

Severe winter storms over the last two years are believed to have led to the recent discovery of relics from the Spanish Armada off the Irish coast. (...)

Recently described by Philip King as “the still centre at the heart of The Frames”, it’s easy to overlook Colm Mac Con Iomaire’s substantial b(...)

Philip King of Other Voices: ‘In the west of Ireland and in west Kerry, there is a new leaving and exodus going on.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Seismologists in the US have noticed strange tremors and shakes coming from across the Atlantic, where the ocean meets landfall on the edge of Europe.(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys:  says bursary scheme  being set up to allow Irish history students to spend time at the In Flanders Fields museum where  records are kept

The Irish War Memorial Records, which list the names of 49,400 men who died in the first World War, are to be updated. The Government is to combine(...)

Charlie’s Country, the final part in Rolf de Geer’s exploration of indigenous culture in Australia will open the Cork Film Festival on November 7th. Screengrab: YouTube

An Australian film which has already earned its lead actor the best actor prize at Cannes and is Australia’s entry for best foreign film at next year’(...)

The great unwashed washed.

Did you hear that shot ring out over Electric Picnic in the early hours of Sunday morning? It’s rumoured festival organisers called in a vet to examin(...)