Brian Wilson.  Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

A music fan paid almost €1,000 for two tickets that did not exist for a Brian Wilson concert last week. The American punter bought the tickets for W(...)

Artist Ana Maria Pacheco at the opening of the exhibition of her work in the Festival Gallery, as part of the Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Andrew Downes

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 Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys with members of the Galway team who secured the European Capital of Culture designation for 2020. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project team has tempered its delight at securing the coveted title with a collective expression of sympathy(...)

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Winners (back row): Laurence Kinlan (best supporting actor), Fergus Shiel (best opera), Sarah Bacon (best set design), Francis O’Connor (best costume design), Sarah Lynch (best production), Marty Rea (best actor), Sarah Jane Shiels (best lighting), Derbhle Crotty (best actress), Lian Bell (judges’ special award). Front row: Doreen McKenna (best costume design), Anne Clarke (special tribute award and best opera), Stacey Gregg (best new play), Louise Lowe (audience award) and Owen Boss (audience award). Not in photograph: Jimmy Eadie (best sound), Garry Hynes (best director) and Abigail McGibbon (best supporting actress). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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Anne Enright: she invited four short-story writers to perform their work which was animated by song. Photograph: Alan Betson

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Sir Henry’s wasn’t just a house story: above,  Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth playing the club in  August 1991. Photograph:  Eamonn Cunningham
Blood, Sweat and Sir Henry’s
  • Music
  • July 15, 2014, 18:05

House music is a bit like Marmite. The temptation is to bracket all electronic music (or EDM to give it’s current incarnation) with the distasteful(...)