Lisa O’Neill will appear in collaboration with writer Pat McCabe, Cass McCombs and Lankum’s Ian Lynch (above) on Friday, April 20th, Abbey Theatre, 7.30pm, €30.

Dublin festival features concerts, workshops, masterclasses and creative partnerships

Harry Styles is at the 3Arena on Monday. Let the screaming begin. Photograph: Hélène Marie Pambrun/Getty Images

MusicTown mixes it up; Nathaniel Rateliff works up a Night Sweat; Pale Rivers run wild

Me and My Money: Sandra Oman, soprano

Delorentos: their fifth album, True Surrender, is released on April 27th

It Takes a Village, the first festival of the year, kicks off on Friday in Trabolgan, Co Cork

Martin Glennon: “The only big purchase I managed to save for was the deposit for my first home. Everything else has been on credit.”

Martin Glennon, head of financial solutions, Irish Farm Accounts Co-operative

Christy Dignam, lead singer of Aslan, will be performing at ‘A Night for Aware’ at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Gig of the week – A Night for Aware, Friday April 6, Olympia theatre, Dublin, 8pm, €25

Eels frontman Mark Everett: Even in his wildest dreams, music was something he had never considered as a career option.

Eels frontman Mark Everett regards his very existence as nothing other than miraculous

Pillow Queens: catch them live to get the full effect

Also Big Thief, En Vogue, Theo Katzman, A Night for Aware – and more

Gearoid Collins: “I got burned in shares previously, and I haven’t jumped in again.”

Gearoid Collins, Regus Ireland country manager,

Sam Smith

Or, for a go-to gig with a difference, try Nighthawks at the Cobalt

 Chara Nagle: “As an artist, I am very aware of how subjective value can be.”

Me & My Money: Chara Nagle, visual artist

Bell X1: five nights, five different shows

The band are celebrating 20 years with a sold-out residency at Vicar Street, in Dublin

Sigrid: Does she wear normal clothes?  Yes! Photograph: Getty Images

Sigrid, The Stunning, Kormac, Daithi, Bell XI, Paloma Faith and Joan Baez head the pop parade

Niall Horan: First big Irish tour. Not his last

Also coming this way: Death From Above, Damien Jurado and Spook of the Thirteenth Lock

‘My most extravagant purchase was also my most stupid . . . a BMW in 2005 for €78,000’

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real: Willie Nelson’s kid leads his band in Whelans on Wednesday

Willy Mason, Elli Ingram, Mahalia, Mount Alaska, Lukas Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Search Party Animal and David Kitt lead the pack. P(...)

Sinead McCann: ‘I can save hard and fast when I really have to’

‘I just booked a two-week honeymoon to Cuba in a five-star resort. That’s extravagant’

Elbow’s Guy Garvey performs at The Hammersmith Apollo in London. File photograph: Rob Ball/WireImage

Marlon Williams, Dappy, Shakey Graves and Middle East fundraiser among the highlights

Retirement Planning Council chief operations officer Derek Bell: “I am generous and really dislike meanness.”

‘If I won the Lotto I would enjoy being a secret millionaire’

Morrissey: still relevant?

Stage times, set list, ticket info and more for his Dublin gig on Tuesday

Plus a lesson in scratches and breaks from Grandmaster Flash

Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet: Landfall, Nonesuch, 2 stars

Seamus Leahy: “I am partial to a bit of haggling. Ask any of my suppliers!”

Seamus Leahy, Director of Marketing, Fota Collection

American singer Sam Beam aka Iron & Wine performs during a concert at the Huxleys in Berlin, Germany, 2018. Photograph: Frank Hoensch

Before the songwriting took hold and a deal with Sub Pop, Sam Beam was a movie man

Franz Ferdinand

Iron & Wine in for Valentine’s night, Jake Bugg sells out, and Wild Beasts bid farewell

Lorraine Mulligan: I never spend what I don’t have

Lorraine Mulligan, owner, Team Lorraine Mulligan RE/MAX Results

The Script: big nights at the big arenas

Beth Orton is back on the gig trail; The Lost Brothers find their way around Ireland; British Sea Power sail on; and The Pale are (...)

Kevin Callaghan at his London Sculpture Workshop. Photograph: Jim Stephenson

Me & My Money – Kevin Callaghan, Artist.

Tradfest: sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer's debut Irish performance is on Sunday at Dublin Castle

Tradfest kicks off on Saturday as The Oh Hellos and Rosborough play at Whelan’s

Fashion designer Katie O’Riordan: “I have only gambled a handful of times, but somehow I have always seemed to win. Maybe I should do it more.”

Katie O’Riordan, fashion designer, Theo + George

Cloud Castle Lake are in Dublin on Saturday night, before setting off on a US tour. Photograph:  Alan Moore

Public Service Broadcasting, BIMM Battle of the Bands and Cloud Castle Lake among this week’s highlights

The art-rockers are clever musicians, and this third album is packed with tunes, but it sounds little more than a jumbled, random (...)

Keith Mahon: ‘I recently got a new MacBook Pro, and it is worth its weight in gold’

Me & My Money – Keith Mahon, co-founder of

 Dolores O’Riordan of performing with The Cranberries in Cognac, France, in 2016. She died on Monday at the age of  46. Photograph: Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty Images

Success came early for her band The Cranberries but O’Riordan struggled with the trappings of fame

Sub Motion: one of the acts to catch at Ones to Watch 2018

The festival is a perfect opportunity to see the Irish acts you’ll be loving in the future

The Rusangano Family feature at First Fortnight Big Gig at Tramline.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Rusangano Family headline First Fortnight Big Gig, The Kooks are back in town and two celebrations: Shane McGowan’s 60th birthday (...)

Me & my money: Mike Cody, country manager, Just Energy

David Bowie poses for a portrait in 1976. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

The singer, who died two years ago on January 10th, is remembered in words and music

David Bowie: events around the country in memory of the singer

Frances Black & Kieran Goss kick of Irish tour and one to watch: singer David Keenan

Its 10 ‘infuriatingly catchy’ and exceptionally efficient pop songs take up just 33 minutes

Angela O’Leary, managing director of AG Associates: “Like many people around the country, I sacrificed the night out for a takeaway at home as a treat.”

Me and my Money: Angela O’Leary, MD, AG Associates

Venus Dupree, NYE at Bernard Shaw, Dublin, free

Turn regroups for a bash’n’trash, go fancy dress in Loughcrew or countdown with Kodaline

 Damien Dempsey  in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For the past 10 years, the Dublin singer has followed his own characteristic path

Damien Dempsey plays Vicar Street on December 23rd. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Damien Dempsey – Attention Bébé Christmas Party – Mick Flannery – Jenny Greene – Fontaines DC – Fr Ted Day – Subject With Surgeon,(...)

Mark Elliott: “I can get as much of a buzz from doing a two-bob deal as a 10k one.”

‘I think everybody loses money but once you find more than you lose life is good’

Gogol Bordello bring their gypsy music soundclash to the Academy in Dublin on Tuesday

Gogol Bordello are back, The Script, The Coronas and Gavin James are at the 2FM Xmas Ball, Glen Hansard plays Vicar St and Mark Fe(...)

Keith Fagan, Sales Director, Molson Coors Ireland. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill

Keith Fagan, Sales Director, Molson Coors Ireland

The Spanish house DJ is back in our arms once again for an all night show (from 11pm until 3am) in District 8.

Les McKeown bringing the music of his old band the Bay City Rollers back to life for one night only

John O’Neill, founder and chief executive  of  “Growing a business involves managing risk and return. In that sense it’s like gambling.” Photograph: David O’Shea

John O’Neill, Founder and chief executive of

Wyvern Lingo. Photograph:

The Coronas sell out (in the good way) and Wolves in the Throne Room bring the metal

Christine Keily

Christine Keily, Chief Tax and Payroll Officer, Immedis

Bitch Falcon has proven that when it comes to no nonsense brilliance there are very few to beat them.

There’s some serious riffage courtesy of Bitch Falcon and Royal Bloood while Queen + Adam Lambert and S Club Live look back

Alan Murphy of

Me and my money: Alan Murphy, managing partner at Eversheds Sutherland

There’s some guitar-slinging, ear-busting bands ready to rock this week – and some gentle pop and banging dance

Clarinetist and composer Christopher Moriarty: “As long as I have money coming in and no one is chasing me for it, I couldn’t care less if I had a minus figure in the bank account”

Clarinetist and composer Christopher Moriarty

“We’re becoming a bit more refined in how we use volume”: Rory Friers, Niall Kennedy, Johnathan Adger and Chris Wee of And So I Watch You from Afar

There’s subtlety in And So I Watch You from Afar’s sonic madness

Steps are back: Faye Tozer, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Claire Richards, Lee Latchford-Evans and Lisa Scott-Lee

Also playing are God is an Astronaut, Sylvan Esso, Rag’n’Bone Man, while BellX1’s Paul Noonan goes solo

Karen Bates of Bluestone Distribution

Me & My Money: Karen Bates, Bluestone Distribution,

The Academic: make way for the next Irish band to mark your cards

Kiasmos – electronic music that ducks and weaves between hard-hitting beats and subtle, signature whirls

Philip Selway: “When we’re doing music in Radiohead, the parameters are limitless.” Photograph: Will Ireland/Getty Images

As Philip Selway and his Radiohead bandmates turn 50, the drummer says they are just getting better and better

JP Hughes: “I am not sure whether it was the recession or the addition of three extra mouths to feed since 2009, but I have to admit that my impulse purchases have reduced considerably over the past number of years.” 

JP Hughes, chief commercial officer at Friends First

The Cork Swing Dance group with the Lamarotte Jazz Band from Holland at the The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Parade in Cork city. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Celebrating its 40th year, the festival had all kinds of jazz on offer, from classic to experimental with performances from Imelda(...)

Let Me Go review: The Radiohead drummer's solo effort contains plenty of what makes the band so great

In Dublin: Joey Bada$$. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty

We’ve got all the gigs to make the most of your October bank holiday weekend

Kieran McKeown: “I am definitely a gambler”

Me and My Money: Kieran McKeown, managing director of Matrix Recruitment


From St Vincent to Emeli Sande, here’s the best live music for the next seven days

Cormac Ó hEadhra: I hate things hanging over me monthly, but sometimes there’s no other way.

Me and my money: Cormac Ó hEadhra is an RTÉ presenter on Raidió na Gaeltachta and Radio 1

Listen to the wonders of The Horrors

Plus: get back in black for the return of The Jesus and Mary Chain, and roll like J Cole

Paul Connolly: “I now look to fund as many of my purchases as possible from existing savings rather than to look for an overdraft or borrowing facility.”

Paul Connolly, Managing Director, Motivation Weight Management

Micah P Hinson is in Galway on Friday, Cork on Saturday and Dublin on Sunday

Get thee to Micah P Hinson, Ulrika Spacek, The Stunning, Jenny Hval, The Fontaines, Vitalic, The Mountain Goats, Duke Special, Ses(...)

Dee Nix: “I think it’s so important to support your locality. I always make a conscious effort to do it.”

Dee Nix, General Manager at Killashee Hotel

Russell Crowe’s band  Indoor Garden Party are at the Olympia on Sunday

This week's rock/pop highlights: The actor's band Indoor Garden Party are at the Olympia. Plus: Grizzly Bear, Shellac, Lady Antebe(...)

Marc Almond on stage in Perth, Scotland, last year. Photograph: Lorne Thomson/Redferns

The Soft Cell pop survivor on songwriting struggles and near-death experiences

The Killers: Ronnie Vannucci Jr, Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer. Photograph:  Anton Corbijn

Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr on their early ambitions and working with Irish producer Jacknife Lee for their new album

Wild Youth

As the Italian composer bows out of live shows, expect drama, tears, hugs and bouquets

Stephen Leddy: ‘Ultimately I’m not motivated by money but financial security is important to me as I have a family to support’
Me & My Money

Stephen Leddy, managing director, Hidden Hearing Ireland

Rostam: “I’m always interested in reaching that higher ground”

The multi-instrumentalist, producer and Vampire Weekend co-founder on his solo album, his conflicted relationship with America, an(...)

Paddy McAloon and Wendy Smith of Prefab Sprout photographed backstage in the mid 1980’s. (Photo by Anthony Cake/Photoshot/Getty Images)

First part of John Birch’s projected trilogy is full of precise, carefully extracted detail

Red Hot Chili Peppers make up for December cancellations

FOO FIGHTERSConcrete and Gold ***RCA

YUSEF/CAT STEVENSThe Laughing Apple ***Cat-O-Log Records/Decca

Me and My Money: Aoibheann McCaul, Fair City actor

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