Crash Ensemble

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A Night of Musical Stories: Katie Kim and Radie Peat of Lankum are teaming up for a new project for the MusicTown festival in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Have you heard the one about the traditional folk artist and the ambient pop musician? They met several years ago, became fast friends and are now bri(...)

The Humours of Bandon

At the Imagining Ireland concert at the Barbican earlier this month, Paul Noonan of BellX1 described the multifaceted gig as “a photograph of some of (...)

‘140 musicians from 80 bands  drifting in and out of seven rooms to play, alongside the audience in an old radio and recording centre’

When I last spoke to Mary Hickson about Sounds From A Safe Harbour, the first edition of the festival hadn’t yet taken place and Hickson was in her la(...)

Jonathan Pearson: “You need to be the problem-solver, the agony aunt,  but you also need to be the person to say ‘let’s do something fun’.”

Two large caravan batteries and 150 metres of cable are among the things you may find if you get into a vehicle that Cork man Jonathan Pearson is driv(...)

The bunting is out for the Clonmel Junction Festival.

It’s been performed in London and Dublin and hailed as a work of terrible beauty but now choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan’s reworking of Swan Lake (...)

Crashlands in the community hall in Innisbofin. Photograph: Brendan Canty

“It’s a bit bonkers.” Malachy Robinson is sitting at the dining room table of a house on Long Island, a small but picturesque outcrop 600 metres off t(...)

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(...)

Crash Ensemble, who performed as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival.

Lists of the year’s best this or that, or of people’s favourite reading or listening, are obviously entertaining. But they are altogether more of a ch(...)

Conall Morrison’s new work is Woyzeck in Winter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Galway International Arts Festival has announced its full programme for 2017, which also marks the festival’s 40th birthday. Already announced is(...)

Gerald Barry: His “treatment somehow intensifies, if that is imaginable, the topsy-turviness of Lewis Carroll’s imagination”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Musical taste is as complex and confounding as the rules of attraction. You can argue about it, but taste is one of those things that people don’t hav(...)

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