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Fri, Mar 7, 2014, 08:05


The Stag: Gonzaga, Trinity and Abbey Theatre old boy Andrew Scott takes the number 62 bus to work on Ireland’s answer to The Hangover

Kodaline: how the Swords band went from reality TV wannabes to one of the of the most successful new Irish bands of recent years via Ronan Keating and a name-change

Under the Skin: Sexy Beast director Jonathan Glazer talks about his return to the filmmaking after a decade-long absence

Joan as Police Woman: Joan Wasser talks about her most musically eclectic album to date

Metronomy: Joe Mount on why it has taken the band three years to follow up their last album

Bang the Beat: Ian Melaney on podcast duties with the best in underground dance music

Plus CD reviews (including Elbow, Metronomy, Paloma Faith, Elbow, MO, Breton, Tensnake, Schoolboy Q, Echaskech, The Auteurs, Eric Church, Michael Wollny, Chaos Orchestra, Tomás Ó Gealbháin, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail and Seán Ó Fearghail etc), film reviews (300: Rise of an Empire, The Grand Budapest Hotel, A Long Way from Home, The Stag, Wake in Fright, Rome, Open City), games, apps, listings, movie quiz, 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.

Bantercast plug: Banter is now in the podcasting business with new episodes from our previous adventures in talking going live every week. You can listen to or download our latest podcast, which features Paul Muldoon talking poetry and reading verse and was recorded at Other Voices in Dingle, here. Catch up on the broadcasts to date here or subscribe via the iTunes store or, for Android users, this link. The Banter podcasts are produced by Tanya White for Old Hat.

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