Body & Soul

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Darren McGuigan (Belfast), Aoife Raleigh (Westmeath) and Tony Mahon (Dublin) give it their all at the Body & Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle, Westmeath. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Body & Soul gets off to a slower start than usual on Friday, the first of three days of the festival. The arenas are scheduled to open at 3pm, but(...)

Field of dreams: Getting down at Body & Soul

Body & Soul is almost upon us. We are now officially knee-deep in the festival season. Prep your ears. Gird your loins. Bolster your liver. The su(...)

Austra, alias electronic artist Katie Stelmanis, unveils her new album ‘Future Politics’,  with a distinctly post-capitalist utopian feel, in Toronto, Canada on Jan 20th with a show at the Mod Club. Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The sign of a talented musician isn’t only innovation or detail; progression is the deadliest giveaway of all. That’s evident with Katie Stelmanis, th(...)

The Maori have tribal tattoos; the Indians have henna skin dye. We prefer to adorn ourselves with sun damage from neck to ears and fingertip to bicep

On Saturday afternoon at the Body & Soul Festival, I’m hosting an Irish Times panel all about Irish culture with comedian Alison Spittle, writer E(...)

Sommelier Julie Dupouy at Residence, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

When sommelier Julie Dupouy recently tasted a food and wine pairing that really worked, somewhat unexpectedly, it was “like the lights went on in my m(...)

Shookrah: satin-smooth sound

The Irish festival season is a cage fight each year, as dozens of events battle for your money, time off work, and limited tolerance of the sun. Only (...)

Please, no Elbow: there are alternatives to the big-act festivals. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Over the course of 10 years, Irish music festivals have seen a complete overhaul into more polished machines, catering to wider audiences and providin(...)

Paddy Bloomer in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, with his Personal Deployable Crannog. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Artist and inventor Paddy Bloomer has a genius for transforming seemingly random junk into strange, witty creations – “mechanical curiosities and impr(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning: ‘It is hard to think of any GAA player who is so central to the conversation and ambitions of his team and county.’ Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

So the years slide by into decades and still Galway wait on. Thirty years will have vanished this September since the maroon hurlers gate-crashed the (...)

Body and Soul takes place on June 23rd to 25th at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

At this year’s Body and Soul festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath on June 23rd to 25th, The Irish Times is partnering with the Wonderlust stag(...)

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