Grant job:John Grant will follow his acclaimed solo debut, Queen of Denmark, on March 8th next year with Pale Green Ghosts, which features Sinéad O’Connor .

Top scores:Oscar-winning composer Dario Marianelli (Atonement, Anna Karenina) will introduce a programme of his music, performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, at the NCH on February 19th, as part of JDIFF.

xx at O2:The xx play The O2 on June 26th. Tickets are on sale now.