Jim Carroll

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Fri, Feb 8, 2013, 08:12


Hardy Bucks: on bringing Swinford to the world (well, Holland and Poland).

Kodaline: are the Swords band really the next big thing?

Rafe Spall: Timothy’s son on growing up with his da, his new feature I Give It A Year and shooting Earthbound in a very snowy Dublin

Aaron Dessner: what the dude from The National has been doing during his time off from the band, including playing with This is the Kit and Luluc in Dingle.

Movie Bites: cook it again, Sam with a Valentine’s Day menu inspired by Casablanca.

Plus CD reviews (including the West Ocean String Quartet, Darkstar, Ocean Colour Scene, Frightened Rabbit, Olof Arnalds, Theme Tune Boy, Tegan and Sara, Fidlar, Pat Metheny, John Moriarty, Charlie Winston etc), films (Antiviral, I Give It A Year, No, Hitchcock, Wreck It Ralph, Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python, Warm Bodies), games (The Cave, Table Top Racing, Early Bird!), apps (AppGratis), listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

The OTR plugs service is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember some simple rules: (a) declare an interest where one should be declared, (b) plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. Who wants some potato farls with their fry this morning?