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Sigrid, winner of BBC’s Sound of 2018, performing at Other Voices. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Other Voices, Ireland’s longest running music TV series, is back on our screens next Thursday (11.15pm, RTÉ 2) with a number of acts that promise to i(...)

Underdog rhymers such as Atlanta’s Migos broke out of a regional scenes to build an international fanbase. Photograph: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Rolling Stone

A great cry of anguish rang out last week as it was revealed that the Longitude music festival is going exclusively hip hop and r’n’b in 2018. Not a s(...)

 Learning to love: Deborah Somorin “I’d start to fall in love with a foster family’s dog or something, and then I’d have to move” For Deborah So(...)

‘The Improbable End of Owly - A Choose Your Own Adventure Game’ from Electric Picnic’s Trailer Park 2017

Ireland’s most popular music and arts festival, Electric Picnic (EP), will be providing up to ten grants (of between €500 and €3,000) for designing, b(...)

Sharon Quigley in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile: “I had seen for myself the power and unpredictability of the Patagonia weather. I could go from applying suncream to eating snowflakes in the space of five minutes.”

Maybe I’d watched Wild with Reese Witherspoon too many times, but there I found myself frantically filling sandwich bags with powdered mash in prepara(...)

Capital sounds: Fontaines D.C. Photograph: Grayce Leonard

What: Local rock’n’rollers Where: Dublin Why: Rock’n’roll is an established genre with a rich history, so a band coming to the genre these days can (...)

Former political adviser Paddy Duffy: “I believe that there are Irish people who would be interested, quite possibly, in maybe co-investing in Crimea and also in Ireland.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Members of an Irish trade delegation to Moscow last month, including a former top adviser to former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, discussed hotel investment(...)

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

Saturday December 23 DAMIEN DEMPSEY Vicar St Dublin 7.30pm €32.50 ticketmaster.ie Dublin born and bred, the owner of a booming voice, a stout heart(...)

Generic People Ant O’Brien and Ronan McGrath: “Something that’s packaged well and looks the part you instinctively go to that first, it’s just human nature.”

There are a lot of nebulous roles in the music world like safety officer, mastering engineer, lighting designer and sound designer, which the How Musi(...)

Chef Richard Corrigan’s Virginia Park Lodge in Co Cavan is a new addition to Ireland’s Blue Book.
Season’s eatings

Is the office Christmas do done for? Splashed out a fortune on the office Christmas party? Might be time for buyer’s remorse. According to a new surv(...)

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