Culture Ireland’s Showcase Programme will support artists appearing at three festivals in  Edinburgh in the coming months.

Irish artists off to Edinburgh A star-studded line-up of Irish literature and theatre will feature at festivals in Edinburgh this month with the (...)

 Bryce Dessner has curated  a new festival for Cork. Photograph:  Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images

Cork gets a new festival this September, in part thanks to the National’s Bryce Dessner. The Brooklyn-based musician has curated Sounds from a Safe Ha(...)

Bryce Dessner, guitarist and composer, who is looking forward to ‘new encounters’ at Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival

It is proving hard to pin down Bryce Dessner. He might be in France, offers one of our go-betweens, or perhaps Ibiza. His management later suggests(...)

Olwen Fouéré in Riverrun. Photograph: Jeremy Abrahams

‘Edinburgh is the worst city in the world if your show is doing badly and it’s the best city in the world if your show is doing well.” These were t(...)

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Weekend in... Edinburgh

Tourists descend on Edinburgh every August for the Edinburgh International Festival, a citywide celebration of theatre, music, opera and dance perf(...)

Andrew Clancy’s pale birch plywood skull, which stretches to four metres in height. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Peering out through the slatted eye sockets of an enormous wooden skull, a visitor to Andrew Clancy’s studio could feel a strange sensation; the exper(...)

Fergus Linehan has been appointed director of the Edinburgh International Festival.

Fergus Linehan has been appointed director of the Edinburgh International Festival. He previously served as director of the Dublin Theatre Fest(...)