Niamh Farrell (left) and Brian Darcy of HamsandwicH perform at the Choice Music Prize live event at Vicar Street on March 3rd 2016 in Dublin. HamsandwicH are one of 16 acts to feature on the charity single. Photograph: Kieran Frost/Redferns

Sixteen acts cover Bill Withers’ Lean on Me to pay for equipment during Covid-19 pandemic

The Murphy family (left to right): Glen, Jackie, Jess and Robbie. Photograph: Jackie Murphy

Irish Times journalist Glen Murphy just about coped with coronavirus. Then his mother fell ill

Lankum’s Between The Earth & Sky is the Choice Music Award Album of the Year for 2019.

Westlife take prize for Song of the Year voted on by the public

Dave Grohl in action  as the Foo Fighters play the RDS.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Review: Only once during the RDS gig did Dave Grohl and friends take a foot off the gas

The Stradbally Woodland Railway in Co Laois  celebrates 50 years  at this year’s 55th annual National Steam Rally in Stradbally. Photograph: Kieran Marshall

From ukulele hoolies to steam engine rallies, there's something for everyone this summer

Bord na Móna steam engine, No 2, shunts a single wagon full of turf at Clonsast, Co Offaly on September 26th, 1950. Photograph: Robin N Clements/ Irish Railway Record Society Archive

Flashback to days of experimentation and a look at those who preserve its heritage today

The drugs were discovered following a planned search of a house  on Tailteann Drive. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Man (50s) to appear in court on Sunday after search of a house in Navan

Max Zaska: His debut album, ‘It Takes a Village’, has been crowdfunded through ‘We did it at the end of 2016 . . . My daughter was born about a week after it ended.’ Photograph: Aaron Corr

Irish musician Max Zaska made his debut album with a little help from a lot of friends

The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s Santa Express makes its way through Drumcondra under the shadow of Croke Park.  Photograph: Kevin O’Brien

Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s volunteers bring Christmas magic to the rails

An extra 2,500 people will be able to attend the festival in 2019 Picture: Picnic

Sales come after announcement of increased capacity for next year’s festival

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Ryan Tubridy says show will celebrate friendship ‘no matter what happens with Brexit’

Hozier is set to release his first bits of new music in two years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘Nina Cried Power’ out on September 6th, coincides with artist’s three Dublin gigs

Electric Picnic delays: roadworks on the M7 and M8 are expected to add to journey times. Photograph: Alan Betson

M7 towards Stradbally being widened in Co Kildare; section of M8 closed in Co Cork

Electric Picnic: St Vincent plays the Electric Arena on Sunday at 9pm

Mindfield, Casa Bacardi, Village Hall, Speakeasy and Comedy Tent set times

Time to pick your favourites and write your  timetable. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The second batch of set times for Cosby Tent, Jerry Fish, Trenchtown, Theatre of Food

Time to pick your favourites and write your  timetable. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Set times for the Main, Body & Soul, Other Voices and Rankin’s Wood stages

Adele: “I was on the phone, FaceTiming her, and she was the first one to detect what I might have,” Laura Dockrill says. Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty

Laura Dockrill, who had a baby six months ago, credits singer with helping her recover

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