Get Tacky with Weird Al

You know you’ve made it in the music world when the king of pop parody “Weird Al” Yankovic has covered your song. Sometimes his take becomes more popu(...)

How Thicke can you get? Reports that someone in Ireland bought a copy by mistake remain unconfirmed

‘When you’re not busy objectifying women, making light of rape and justifying sexual violence, how do you like to relax?” This was a question p(...)

A masked Kanye West performs during his Yeezus tour. Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Kanye West, Pharrell WilliamsMarlay Park, Dublin***Kanye West baffles for sport, but there’s something odd about one of the greatest musicians of his (...)

Terrence T Thornton: “By now, you know what you’re getting with Pusha T because I’ve been in this game a long time”

There will be few sights more incongruous in 2014 than Larry King, the doyen of American TV interviews, chewing the cud with Terrence “Pusha T” Thornt(...)

Shane Wallace: viral videographer

A video of Donegal people dancing to Pharrell Williams’s song Happy has brought joy to the county. I t also brought tears to the eyes of the US sin(...)

American singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams was reduced to tears on Sunday after watching worldwide ‘Happy’ videos on Oprah Winfrey’s chat show. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

American singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams was reduced to tears at the weekend after appearing as a guest on Oprah Winfrey’s (...)

A scene from ‘Donegal Is Happy’ which is due to feature on the Oprah show. Image via Youtube

Donegal tourism is set to go global after it is featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. A video about the county called ‘Donegal Is Happy’ wa(...)

The Human League: Don’t you want them? Yes, actually, you do (photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

Golfer Paul Lawrie pulled out of an important golf tournament in Morocco two weeks ago to be in Celtic Park to watch his football team, Aberdee(...)

Members of Galway’s Funky Drums taking part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“Patrick was a migrant too” read one of the placards in Galway’s parade, and the city’s diverse ethnic mix was evident among the many participa(...)

It’s no mean feat to sustain a career in music for almost three decades and still be relevant. Kylie Minogue has been one of pop’s most consistent (...)