Lisa Higgins, Sales and Marketing Business Manager for Ireland at HMD Global.

Me & My Money: Lisa Higgins, marketing manager for Nokia mobile maker

Mahalia, whose new album Love & Compromise is out now. Photograph: Niki Kelly

Pop sensation Mahalia on her long-awaited debut album Love & Compromise

Sinead O’Connor is in Galway on Wednesday and Thursday

Also: Squeeze, Two Door Cinema Club, Join Me in the Pines, Daithí, Hot Chip, Le Boom

Guy Garvey & co deliver another measured and often exceptionally good album

Offr CEO Robert Hoban: ‘I rarely have cash on me – a tenner at most.’ Photograph: Keith Arkins

Me & My Money: Robert Hoban, CEO and co-founder of Offr

Belinda Carlisle. Photograph: Noam Galai/Getty

Plus: Boris Johnson sceptic Slowthai, rapper JyellowL and rockers Pulled Apart by Horses

Ireland Music Week: official music showcases from more than 50 Irish acts

The event formerly known as Hard Working Class Heroes is a showcase for Irish music talent

Me & My Money: Julie McLoughlin, printmaker and co-founder, Jando Design

Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy brings songs from his new album, Office Politics, along with old favourites, to Dublin, Belfast and Cork

The Divine Comedy, Nitin Sawhney, Richard Hawley, Ann Scott, Alma, Deborah De Luca

Cork band prove that being in no hurry doesn’t necessarily mean a lack of focus

Patrick Mulcahy: ‘I am a regular saver, especially for items on the farm’

Me & My Money: Patrick Mulcahy,

Review: For all his flaws, he can hold a tune, and this second solo effort is full of them

Gillian Halpin: ‘I love supporting Irish business, and especially Irish women out there doing an amazing job’

Me and My Money: Gillian Halpin, owner of fragrance brand Jane Darcy

 Horslips are due to play Féile ’19. Photograph: Rob Hearne

Horslips, Sinéad O’Connor, and hot tubs await punters making the Trip to Tipp

The 1982 debut from the composer and singer is still challenging

Newgrange Gold’s Jack Rogers: ‘I have become far more card orientated in the last number of years. This can be problematic at times, as tapping can be far too easy.’

Me & My Money: Jack Rogers, Newgrange Gold

Ute Lemper joins a host of singers celebrating the songs of Bertolt Brecht  at the NCH, Dublin on Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th

Camille O’Sullivan, Ute Lemper, Gavin Friday and Cathal Coughlan salute the songsmith

Ute Lemper has several produced several albums of Brecht/Weill songs and  is regarded as the duo’s best interpreter

Gig of the week: Line-up includes Camille O’Sullivan, Meow Meow and Gavin Friday

At 72, Iggy can do what he likes, and this quiet, spiritual jazz-tinged album suits him

Happy Food at Home owner Ciara Brennan: “Once you have a purpose and you work hard to make it a reality, the purpose becomes bigger than money.”

Me and My Money: Happy Food at Home owner Ciara Brennan

Christine  and The Queens play the main stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

Reviews: Florence, Billie, Charli and Christine, plus Hozier and Richard Ashcroft

Electric Picnic 2019:  neither Christine and the Queens (left) nor Charli XCX seemed to know where they were. Photograph: Dave Meehan

From Charli XCX and Billie Eilish to a sea of plastic cups and a big geographical fail

Electric Picnic 2019: Kodaline sure know how to get a festival job done. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Review: The music’s a little lacklustre, but the audience sing along to their hearts’ content

Electric Picnic 2019: The Wha, staunchly determined to get the job done. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Review: The Kilkenny four-piece carry off their set with no small panache

Courtney Barnett: Dylanesque mistress of the contemporary indie rock song. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

A Kilkenny teen band, a bewitching sonic machine, and the original pirate materialist


Review: The tent fills with unconditional love for Bonnie Tyler and her trademark huskiness

Inhaler frontman Elijah Hewson on the Rankin’s Wood stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

Review: Inhaler are casting off the U2 association and marking their own territory

Jessica Pratt playing the Body & Soul main  stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Review: the Californian singer brings a balmy West Coast vibe to Body & Soul


Expressive Irish hip-hop, a seductive singer-songwriter and the best act of the festival

We love it: Charli XCX performs in the Electric Arena at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois on Saturday night. Photograph: Dave Benett/Getty Images

Charli XCX, Shura, Mitski and Róisín Murphy turn Stradbally into pop heaven

Electric Picnic 2019:  Jarvis Cocker renews his creative vows. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Review: A crowd-pleasing show? No. An inside look at a maverick’s progress? Definitely

Electric Picnic 2019: David Keenan’s songs are mini epics. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Review: The singer takes to his biggest stage yet. Money or hype can’t buy what he has

Electric Picnic 2019: The Science of Mindful Eating immersed its sporadically blindfolded participants in natural, experiential sounds and tangible, tactile flora

Jonathan McCrea and Ivan Varian show a blindfolded audience how to eat smartly

An intriguing compilation of alternative sounds from the 1960s counter-culture

Electric Picnic 2019: Billie Eilish will be making her debut Irish open-air performance. Photograph: Rich Fury/Getty

One to arrive early for, one nobody knows about, and one everyone will stay up for

Kevin Aherne: “I’ve invested all my money in our home, my business and family.”

Me and My Money: Kevin Aherne, chef/owner, Sage Restaurant, Midleton

1967: Singer Glen Campbell poses for a portrait playing a Martin acoustic guitar in 1967. Photograph: Donaldson Collection/Getty Images

Book reviews: a round-up of the best music books including the story behind Glen Campbell's classic Wichita Lineman

The London African Gospel Choir performs Paul Simon’s Graceland at the National Concert Dublin on Tuesday

London African Gospel Choir plays at National Concert Hall and US songwriter Jason Ringenberg comes to Dundalk

Electric Picnic 2019: Billie Eilish will be making her debut Irish open-air performance. Photograph: Rich Fury/Getty

From Billie Eilish, Florence and Jarvis Cocker to Freya Ridings and Mango x Mathman

Dublin-based Deeter cracks the nut with album’s insightful charm

Village Vets managing director Charlie Cosgrave: “I believe in paying a fair price where both parties feel they did well out of the transaction.”

Me and My Money: Village Vets managing director Charlie Cosgrave

The might Foo Fighters, Stevie Van Zandt plugging his latest album and Jeff Buckley remembered

The UK/Russian singer’s second album channels Prince, Roberta Flack and Joni Mitchell

Kathriona Devereux: ‘I try to be an ethical consumer and think environmentally by not buying unnecessary stuff’

Me & My Money: Kathriona Devereux, broadcaster and Pfizer Health & Science Index 2019 ambassador

Soulé is due to appear at Love Sensation at Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin

There’s an undeniable buzz about the country’s first festival for LGBTQ+ community and its friends

All Saints will bring the Bulmers Live series of gigs at Leopardstown Racecourse to a close.

All Saints at Leopardstown, Carnival of Funk in Cork, and Another Love Story in Meath

Gary Rogers: ‘I’m not really interested in shares and don’t think I ever will be’

Me and My Money: Gary Rogers, executive chef, Conrad Hotel, Dublin

Patti Smith heads an embarrassment of musical riches at All Together Now

Indiependence, Lethal Dialect, Richard Thompson and a celebration of Elliott Smith

Manzanera was eager to experiment with styles in a way Roxy Music could not

Limerick’s Declan Hannon lifts the Liam MacCarthy following the 2018 All-Ireland final win over Galway. “Once my family and friends are happy and healthy and we have enough money for things, that’s all that matters.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Me & My Money: Declan Hannon, Limerick hurling captain, Kellogg Cúl Camps ambassador

Faye O’Rourke of Soda Blonde: ‘Walking away from Little Green Cars was extremely difficult.’

The announcement of the band’s split earlier this year came as a surprise to many – but now they’re back with a new name, new musi(...)

Neneh Cherry is at All Together Now, along with The National, Patti Smith, Fontaines DC, John Grant, Pussy Riot, Olafur Arnalds, Anna Calvi, Jon Hopkins, Loyle Carner, Soak and Lisa Hannigan

Indiependence, Beatyard, All Together Now. Plus: Daithí, kd lang, Billy Bragg, Jenny Lewis

Aoife McGinley: ‘I have to be happy with what I do, who I work with and the culture of the organisation’

Me & My Money: Aoife McGinley, head of operations, Bibby Financial Services Ireland

Ezra Furman plays Cork, Dublin and Galway

Icebreaker at the NCH; Lisa O’Neill and Junior Brother in Galway; Eve Belle at Whelan’s

UK singer and songwriter Freya Ridings

‘Going to the piano room and just writing became a thing I did during any stormy time in my life’

Macy Gray performs at Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017. Photograph: Xavi Torrent/WireImage

The KnockanStockan festival and Mac DeMarco are among the other highlights

A cluster of styles come together in these six, lengthy and immersive tracks

Michael Skehan, general manager at The Morgan Hotel, Dublin: ‘I use comparison sites for most things’

Me & My Money: Michael Skehan, general manager at The Morgan Hotel, Dublin

The Eagles performing at  the 3Arena, Dublin, on Saturday night. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for The Irish Times

Review: Between playing the hits at 3Arena, chief Eagle Don Henley professed the band’s love of all things Irish

Daryl Hall & John Oates play the Marquee, Cork, July 8th.

Hall & Oates rock Cork, plus Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Neil Young

North Dublin band show no signs of difficult second album syndrome

Suzie Monaghan: ‘I put a percentage of my salary every month towards our summer holiday’

Me & My Money: Suzie Monaghan, Monaghan’s Cashmere

We take stock of the Irish albums released this year. Cue arguments, celebrations . . .

Kim Wilde is among the bigger throwback acts headed to Co Kildare in July

It’s time for your ma and da to don their gladrags, get to Kildare and party like it’s 1985

Mac DeMarco plays Iveagh Gardens on July 14th. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The goofy, unpredictable Canadian singer-songwriter has shaken up the serious-minded Indie rock scene

IDLES play the Iveagh Gardens on July 11th

IDLES guitarist Mark Bowen says it’s now passion, not rage, that’s at the core of the band’s explosive live shows

A terrific dot-joining exercise from Grapefruit Records

Michael Lyster says that  given the health challenges he has  had in recent years – being diagnosed with heart failure in 2012 and a cardiac arrest in 2015 – has put his life in perspective. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Michael Lyster, Irish Heart Foundation ambassador

Johnny Lappin: ‘You never lose interest – it isn’t like a job that after 40 years you get a commemorative watch.’

Veteran music publisher has released memoir In a Lifetime – from Hozier to U2

Hozier performing at the Safe Ireland Summit, where Global and National leaders on Domestic Violence gathered in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Co Wicklow singer is a natural performer and lives for the stage

Equal and opposite forces Jack White and Brendan Benson have done it again

Pipeworks artistic director David Leigh

Me & My Money: David Leigh, artistic director of Pipeworks, the annual Organ and Choral Festival

Gladys Knight

Indoors and out - Gladys Knight, Pink, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Toto and George Ezra

Body&Soul 2015, Ballinlough Castle, Co West Meath

It's the 10th anniversary of the music festival that isn’t just that but rather more of a multimedia experience

A vibe for Philo: Philomena Lynott with one of her late son’s guitars in 2015. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Phil Lynott’s mother was an indefatigable champion of the Thin Lizzy frontman

Fashion designer Niamh O’Neill in her Belfast home. Photograph: Stephen Davison

Me & My Money: Niamh O’Neill, fashion designer

And metal for all: James Hetfield of Metallica. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty

Tickets, how to get there, stage times, set lists and more

New book looks at Irish psych-folk group Dr Strangely Strange. Photograph:  Jay Myrdal

A round up of new books looking at history of music from different angles

Madness: doing their own end-of-pier show in Dún Laoghaire on Saturday

Also: Primal Scream, Forbidden Fruit, Michael Bublé, Snow Patrol, The Cure, Metallica

A site to behold: Forbidden Fruit. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Full line-up, stage times, ticket information, how to get there, weather forecast and more

The UK singer-songwriter takes a sidestep into 1960s-flavoured pop and psychedelia

Meshell Ndegeocello: ‘Fame and glory come and go, and that whole notion of being a star seems to me to be dying out. It’s becoming more about finding your niche, be that niche large or small’

The US neo-soul singer’s new album pays homage to artists who inspired her, including Prince and TLC, but she still doesn’t shy aw(...)

Artisan weaver Jess Kavanagh:  ‘I have been trying to make better choices in my spending, and shopping online allows me to not impulse buy.’ Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Me & My Money: Jess Kavanagh, artisan weaver,

Brady and Katzman is an experiment that, depending on the group dynamic on the night, will slip or soar

Festival season is in full-swing with Vantastival, Life festival and AVA Festival

From June 1st to 5th, Paul Brady (right) will be sharing the stage with Los Angeles musician and songwriter Theo Katzman.

Irish songwriter and LA producers team up for a series of Souls in Sync tour dates

Ronan Kealy’s style can sort the believers from the bemused

Simon Alliss: ‘I think a good shopping experience reflects the community and should be an enjoyable and immersive experience.’

Me and My Money: Simon Alliss, European Tour’s championship director for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Rod Stewart likely knows by now most of the crowd will want to only hear the hits. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Stewart’s classics combined with energetic recent releases can still draw in the crowds

Third album from The Frames’ man fuses traditional sources and contemporary music with ease

Vivienne Nyhan: ‘I find if I have cash, I tend to lose it’

Me & My Money: Vivienne Nyhan, international development director, Best Western Hotels & Resorts 

Gods of Rap Tour: Wu Tang Clang

Are there tickets available, what time does it start, what will they play, stage times and more

Moby performs  at Slane in 2000, the year after his wildly successful album Play was released. Photograph: Frank Miller

Moby’s engaging account of his post-fame struggles reads like a holiday pick-me-up

Pure Shores: this new club night has many things going for it – free admission, cool venue, 11pm start, and two of the most experienced DJs in Ireland Louise Bruton and Michael Pope

Olly Murs plays the 3arena, Mike Pyro comes to Galway and club night Pure Shores hits Wigwam

Musician duo take field trips to all points of the compass to find new direction

Conor Dillon: I enjoy a bit of a haggle where appropriate

Me & My Money: Conor Dillon, Tynan Dillon Chartered Accountants

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