There will always be a certain amount of filler on any charity compilation, but this one – drawn from Today FM’s live session archives (...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Bell X1 performing on stage in Derry last night. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Outside on Great James Street in Derry, the rain is lashing. Inside The Glassworks venue last night Foy Vance is pouring his heart out with equivalent(...)

Foy Vance

IT’S NOT that Foy Vance is a forgetful man, but these days he has a lot on his mind. Like birthday parties, and daughters, and cinema trips, an(...)