Bono  is seen on stage during a 2017 concert  in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Frank Hoensch/Getty Images

As Bono stood onstage last weekend in Berlin, presumably horrified as he felt his voice go, did the irony of his nickname pass through his mind? “Bono(...)

Luis Magallanes with pianist and humanitarian Gabriella Montero.

In early May, Luis Magallanes went to a local market in Barcelona to buy supplies. He had only been in the city for a couple of days and he was still (...)

Kilkenny Arts Festival presents the world premiere production of a new Festival commission The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand, a free aerial circus show for all ages by the awe-inspiring Loosysmokes, one of Ireland’s leading modern circus companies. Photograph: Pat Moore

“When we think about craft, we think about hand-made,” Nora O Murchu told the crowd crammed into the National Design and Craft Gallery in Kilkenny on (...)

Buckley is currently appearing in BBC’s big-budgeted adaption of Wilkie Collins’s novel ‘The Woman in White’

“Sure nobody ever recognises me,” says Jessie Buckley. “I’m always scurrying around London under a hat and looking like a homeless person.” She laugh(...)

As growing numbers of children swap Mozart for Minecraft, a new boom is under way: adults learning, or returning to, the piano

Westland Row is a short street in Dublin but, once upon a time, I wished it went on forever. That way I would never reach my destination: the Royal Ir(...)

The living dead goes cold turkey: Sam Keely in The Cured

THE CURED ★★★ Directed by David Freyne. Starring Sam Keely, Ellen Page, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Paula Malcomson, Stuart Graham, Oscar Nolan, David Herlihy(...)

New this week: Lily James in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

BLACK PANTHER ★★★ Directed by Ryan Coogler. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya,(...)

Lisa O’Neill will appear in collaboration with writer Pat McCabe, Cass McCombs and Lankum’s Ian Lynch (above) on Friday, April 20th, Abbey Theatre, 7.30pm, €30.

Motor City might be Detroit, but MusicTown is most definitely Dublin – or at least it will be until Sunday, April 22nd. From now until then, a stream (...)

'Making the Grade' is the latest documentary from  Ken Wardrop.

In 2010, Ken Wardrop’s His & Hers, in which Irish women of ascending age chatted about the men in their lives, became a sleeper hit at the Irish b(...)

Celine Byrne.

Maria Callas probably put it best: “You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a firework. The(...)

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