Wallis Bird: flying high at Light Colour Sound

As we made our way down the M50 towards Groove Festival in Bray, our bass player urgently requested the car be pulled over. He then proceeded to decor(...)

Singer David Gray continues his return to the Irish stage at the Groove Festival in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

TraidphicnicThe traditional arts and music festival with a difference takes place in An Spidéal,Co Galway this weekend.Traidphicnic is an access for a(...)

Beautiful reunion: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

Waffler. Nerd. Lovable grouch. These are all categorisations that Paul Heaton willingly identifies with, but he has put those arguably dubious qual(...)

Between now and September, a weekend will not pass without a festival or big music show of some stripe or other to tempt you with its wares. The bi(...)

And So I Watch You From Afar are bringing the colour

No sooner was I lamenting the loss of Helium’s hooley in Ballymahon than Light Colour Sound pops up in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny, shouldering it’s way(...)

They’re laughing now, but if they miss the early-bird tickets, they’ll be sick as parrots

It’s getting to that stage in Silly Season when the prospect of going to a shop to do something as simple as buying a packet of Meanies and a bottle o(...)

Pack up the bunting, put away the marquees, leave the burgers in the freezer and let every face remain unpainted. If I’m to believe everything I’ve(...)

Here we go – again. The fields and parks are calling, the PA hire companies are loading their wares onto trucks and promoters are crossing their fi(...)