Theo Parrish: “Make it personal”

How did the live band come together? Piece by piece, with unexplainable timing and luck. I started by approaching the talent around me – Duminie Depor(...)

 Slow Magic performs at the Body and Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

With capacity up more than 30 per cent at this year’s Body and Soul, there’s a need to push the musical lineup’s capacity to match. So this year, the (...)

John Grant at Airwaves: does full dramatic justice to his talents as a songwriter and performer. Photograph: Thyrza Ging

For those given to flying to music festivals, Airwaves is fast becoming an essential destination. It’s easy to see why. On the main festival front, 11(...)

‘Thousands of children have their lives effectively on hold because of our under-resourced and under-staffed services,’ said June Tinsely of Barnados.

Thousands of children with developmental delays and behavioural problems are waiting more than a year to see specialists, according to figures from th(...)

White noise
  • Stage
  • September 17, 2013, 12:00

Life Has Surface NoiseProject Upstairs**Siobhán Kane’s musical exploration opens with an (overly long) Italia 1990 medley to the tune of Put ’Em Under(...)

Big Benn
  • People
  • September 7, 2013, 01:00

Tony Benn has always had something of a special relationship with Scotland; whether in solidarity with the 1971 Upper Clyde Shipyard protests or gener(...)

The band’s third record follows the nuanced compositional flair of The Sleeper (2009(...)

Low: The Invisible Way
  • Music
  • March 11, 2013, 14:49

Low’s 10th album begins with the familiar low beat of drums and strident harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker. But this one is a little d(...)

Julian Gough: Jude in London
  • Books
  • March 9, 2013, 12:36

The second instalment in a trilogy, after Jude in Ireland , this novel sees our orphan hero (...)