Noname, the poet-turned rapper made her reputation with 2016’s mixtape Telefone, a release of thought-provoking hip-hop

Who: Noname What: Poet/rapper following in Chance The Rapper’s trail Where: Chicago Why: In the last five years, Chicago has become a hotbed of social(...)

UK-based cellist Laura Moody: ‘music of startling originality and drama’

The cello makes a bid for artistic freedom next weekend with the second edition of Spike – Dublin’s alternative cello festival. Time was, to hear this(...)

Anna-Mieke Bishop and Brían Mac Gloinn from Ye Vagabonds at Trabolgan

The thing Joe Kelly finds most surprising about putting a festival on in Trabolgan holiday village in East Cork is that no one had got there before hi(...)

Some 40 Irish people from the Stop Climate Chaos coalition (above) were allowed to continue to Paris after initially being stopped at Cherbourg on Thursday night.

Just as French foreign minister Laurent Fabius was explaining the agreement reached at the COP21 climate conference on Saturday, thousands of proteste(...)