Stillorgan Shopping Centre in 1967.  Photograph : Dermot Barry.

In December 1967 Dublin was a much smaller city, and Stillorgan a village straggling up the hill from an unremarkable road. But something new had lan(...)

Body talk: HappyAlone. Photograph: Nicholas O’Donnell

Who: HappyAlone  What: Ambient trip-pop trio Where: Cork Why: Most bands these days are too self-aware to adopt nicknames or embrace an imaginary(...)