Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

Owen Roe played the role of Frank Hardy in Faith Healer by Brian Friel, at the Gate theatre in 2010

Actor Owen Roe will receive this year’s special tribute award at the 22nd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in the new year. The award is for the wel(...)

Conor McGloughlin, Chanchan Yubozhou and Cameron Drumm, of The Palestrina Choir of St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

O’Connell Street is abuzz with early-bird shoppers and rain-soaked commuters, but down a side street, past the odd lurking menacing figure or two, lie(...)

Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman

Cinema Nothing beats the collective atmosphere of enjoying a festive film – whose lines you almost know by heart – with a couple of hundred other fan(...)

Shang-a-langers: The Bay City Rollers will have you all wrapped in tartan this Christmas

LIVE ACTION The gift of music is eternal. Going to a live gig is quality time spent with a loved one, so for elders who would like to introduce youth(...)

Mary Victoria Clarke on her wedding day in Denmark as she gets ready to wed Shane MacGowan.

Singer-songwriter Shane MacGowan has married his long-term girlfriend Victoria Mary Clarke. The pair, who have been together for 32 years and engaged(...)

Stephen James Smith

SATURDAY 24 STEPHEN JAMES SMITH Button Factory Dublin 7.30pm €15 buttonfactory.ie Anyone interested in contemporary spoken-word will know that Steph(...)

Presenters Joe Duffy and Ronan Collins, and singer Tony Kenny pictured at the funeral of  Sonny Knowles at St Agnes’s Church, Crumlin, Dublin.  Photograph: Collins.

Sonny Knowles’ final gig was a sell-out performance. And, just like at countless cabaret evenings, he left the stage to the strains of his signature (...)

Miriam Kaczor: “Arriving into a new place where you see people having fun but you can’t join in was really tough. You go from being a really good student to getting bad grades. It was a lonely time.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two months ago, late on a Sunday evening in mid-September, Miriam Kaczor received an unexpected call. The young musician had travelled from London to (...)

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra at rehearsal in the National Concert Hall. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

In Studio 1, RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s rehearsal space in the RTÉ radio building, 60 musicians (an expansion on the usual 45) are preparing to spend six(...)

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