A Diageo spokeswoman said Guinness was very proud of its 42-year heritage of jazz in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

The Lord Mayor of Cork has warmly welcomed confirmation by international alcohol beverage giant Diageo that it is fully committed to hosting the Guinn(...)

Donegal brothers Conor and Michael Murray

Saturday, November 30th Sheryl Bailey & Peter Moc Group Arthurs, Dublin Czech-born guitarist Peter Moc first presented his tribute to the music o(...)

Cork Jazz Festival: this year’s festival was organised without an overall director. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

Jazz is improvised music, but looking at the programme for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, there may be more improvisation happening off-stag(...)

Jazz name: the New York pianist Fred Hersch is among the headliners at the 2019 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

This week’s news of the headline acts for Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has prompted concern that the event is once more moving away from its roots just(...)

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival:  the New York Brass Band in the city for the 2018 festival. Photograph: Provision

The future direction of Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is in doubt after the departure of its director, Sinéad Dunphy, after just a year in the role. Du(...)

U2’s  eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour comes to Belfast this weekend. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

U2 SSE Arena, Belfast Saturday October 27th/Sunday October 28th 6.30pm £185/£105/£75/£38 ssearenabelfast.com What? Back in Ireland already? For a b(...)

Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange is on the main stage at Metropolis Festival on Sunday at the RDS, Dublin.  Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

RDS, Dublin Saturday October 27th/Sunday October 28th €115/€109.50/€74.50/€69.50/€49.50 ticketmaster.ie NB: There is a strict over-21s age policy I(...)

Festival goers at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Photograph: Guinness Cork Jazz

Loud enough to wake the dead – that might well be the motto for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival which kicked off Thursday night. The streets (...)

Bram Stoker Festival: the Dublin event runs from Friday until Monday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

The final bank-holiday weekend before we give up the ghost for the year has, happily, plenty of ghostcentric events – and a whole lot more besides, ri(...)

Maldron hotel opens its doors on Kevin Street this month.

Kevin Street style A new Maldron hotel opens its doors on Kevin Street this month. With 137 bedrooms, the hotel overlooks St Patrick’s Cathedral and (...)

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