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

Saturday, July 13 The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever Fairview Park, Dublin In all your days, how many Cathys dancing around in a red gúna have you (...)

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

Saturday, July 6 Cairde Festival Sligo cairdefestival.com/festival-box-office Out west, there’s a whole lotta diversity going on at the Cairde Slig(...)

Stormzy (left), Westlife (top centre), Spice Girls (middle centre), Cardi B (bottom centre) and Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters (right) are just a few of the acts stepping onto a stage in Ireland this summer. Photographs: Ian West/PA Wire, Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press, Mike Blake/Reuters

It’s time to air out your mouldy tent that’s shoved on top of your wardrobe and to hose down your crusty, mucky wellies that live under your bed. You (...)

Saturday, July 21 Walking on Cars Festival Big Top, Galway €43.55 giaf.ie Dingle five-piece Walking on Cars are taking on a pretty big stage at the G(...)

Derry singer-songwriter Roe: “Jack Garratt’s ‘Phase’ inspired me so much because I couldn’t comprehend how one person could create these amazing songs and perform them live alone.”

Two years ago I had no idea what kind of musician I wanted to be. I was studying music in college and had just started working with my now producer Li(...)

Pop in to a pop-up: catch some great places to eat before they disappear

It’s been a pop-up summer, here one minute gone the next, so we thought we’d round up the best temporary places to eat. These are our pick of the week(...)

Summber vibe: Electric Picnic, in Co Laois in September. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With more than 30 music festivals across Ireland between April and the end of September, there’s one for almost every age, county and g(...)

Sim Simma

Putting on a good club night rests on getting the music right. Putting on a great club night that lasts rests on getting the music right and providing(...)

Carina Fitzpatrick said she was subjected “to the Garda’s subjective news regarding personal modesty at Knockanstockan”.

Hats off, or should we say tops off, to Carina Fitzpatrick, the jazz singer who got thrown out of a music festival two weeks ago for going topless. (...)

KnockStock and five smoking boyos: Meltybrains? Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

What’s the deal? For more than a decade, Knockanstockan has been organising something strange and lovely on a farm near Blessington Lakes. Typically(...)

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