Inside De Barra’s, the folk club in Clonakilty.  Photograph: debarra.ie

As the keeper of the flame at De Barra’s, the folk club in Clonakilty, west Cork, that is known for its associations with artists such as Noel Redding(...)

Tiger Woods tees off at Pebble Beach at the 2000 US Open. Photograph: Getty Images

I don’t know if the late Leonard Cohen ever played golf, and he most certainly didn’t have Tiger Woods specifically in mind when uttering some of his (...)

As recorded by the poet Ovid, it was on May 26th in what we now call 17AD that Germanicus entered Rome in triumph after a series of victories over the Germans

It’s not every day you can mark a double-millennium anniversary. But today is one such occasion, thanks to the Roman soldier Germanicus Julius Caesar,(...)

Heal the Living: The director worked with medical professionals and horror effects specialists to replicate the moment when the heart leaves the chest

Different for girls? Not so much in France. Back in the 19th century, Alice Guy became one of cinema’s earliest auteurs, blazing a trail for other fem(...)

Along for the ride: Enniskillen actor Ciarán McMenamin takes readers on a madcap trip into a drug-fuelled night

Voice is one of the most important aspects of fiction. If a reader can connect with a character, even an unlikable one, chances are they will enjoy th(...)

 This is the end: Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath onstage during the bans’s  “The End Tour” in August 2016. Photograph:  Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images

“The end” – the conclusion to every fairytale. These two little words appeared on the Black Sabbath website this week without any elaboration. That t(...)

Patrick O’Laoghaire: “I have this curiosity about singers who sound really young and totally naive and innocent, and they also sound like they’re 100. I like that ‘somewhere in-between’ place.” Photograph: Alex Gonzales

Making music, explains Patrick O’Laoghaire, is a lot like hurling. “I know that’s a mad thing to say,” he says, “but playing music and playing hurli(...)

Marian Finucane. Photograph: RTE

It’s the small things in life which keep us amused. Most Saturdays just after noon on RTÉ Radio One, Marian Finucane reaches for a piece of paper, cle(...)

Adele: the only artist to win Grammys for album, record and song of the year twice. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Adele swept the 59th annual Grammy Awards for her album 25, an enormous hit around the world, in a night that shut out Beyoncé from the major awards a(...)

Prince  was a blast when he was on form:  Last year claimed three other  magnificent communicators with the deaths David Bowie  Leonard Cohen and George Michael. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty

One of the side effects of the grim reaper’s run in 2016 was how it presented an opportunity to rummage through back issues and reread old interviews(...)