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ANNIE MAC BBC Radio 1 DJ LAPSLEY Eighteen, Scouse, sassy, self-taught: there is nothing not to love about Holly Fletcher. She stayed(...)

Bob Dylan: too many album, which to choose?

It’s time for Janus, the ancient Roman god of music journalists, to do some swiveling and face the future. After spending recent weeks looking back(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Maria Somerville: ‘The only gigs I ever get offered are ones that I want to do’ Photograph: Ruth Medjber / ruthlessimagery.com

Last September, Maria Somerville moved from Cornamona in Galway to Dublin. The singer-songwriter feels at her most creative on the shores of the Co(...)

For Dan Snaith clubs remain places where magical things can happen

In some ways, Caribou’s new album is all down to Dan Snaith’s daughter. When the man who has been releasing records as Caribou (neé Manitoba) since(...)

 A different kind of blue: Festival-goers getting into the swing of things during day one of the Electirc Picnic Festival in Stradbally Co.Laoise. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

There’s a sort of honour guard of people having a wee on the wa into Stradbally. At the main entrances, hordes of people queue up with all their world(...)

The first campers arrive at  Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The sun finally put in an appearance at Stradbally, after a day of alternating drizzle and drenching showers, just as Cavan band The Strypes took to t(...)

Relax and renew
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  • August 28, 2014, 13:57

Mixing “yoga and mindfulness with art, music, architecture and ideas” may sound like a tiring business, but a retreat in Portugal next month promis(...)

There are few acts on next weekend’s Electric Picnic bill as suited to the festival’s off-stage attractions as Kelis Rogers. Given the festival’s p(...)

The Willis Clan from Nashville, Tennessee, performing in a previous year’s Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan. Photograph: Alan Betson

With “cuts” being the most uttered word in the arts sector, festivals have continued to look to private funders to make their events happen. But sp(...)

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