Bill Whelan

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“At the heart of The Frames whirlwind was a still centre,” writes Nuala O’Connor of Colm Mac Con Iomaire in her artist biography for the Irish musicia(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan, RIAM director Deborah Kelleher, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and (front row) Cormac Mac Canna (10), Yikai Zhao (7), Sarah Brazil (10) and Charlotte Croke (11) during Thursday’s announcement. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Royal Irish Academy of Music will almost double student numbers after a €20 million transformation of its Dublin campus on Westland Row, to make I(...)

Members of the Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance in Cork prepare to audition for the Late Late Toy Show in 2017. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

If you’re a talented youngster with a hankering for Toy Show stardom (or the Mammy or Daddy hankers for it), there are just five days left to stake yo(...)

Garech Browne and Anthony Palliser at Luggala, Co Wicklow.

The first time I visited Anthony Palliser’s Paris home, back in 2007, I found the poets Derek Mahon and John Montague in the Anglo-Belgian painter’s s(...)

Musicians Neil Martin and Christy Moore were among those to carry the coffin of uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn at his funeral in Kill, Co Kildare.  . Photograph: Alan Betson

Liam O’Flynn “understood simplicity in a way few people did. He understood space. He understood silence,” recalled the late uileann piper’s friend and(...)

U2 performing at Croke Park in July. Brian Boyd’s report detailing the band was planning to breathe new life into their 1987 album The Joshua Tree was the fifth most read culture article on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

1. Bad sex in the movies: from Top Gun to Fifty Shades  This is the most read culture story on irishtimes.com for 2017, and by quite some distan(...)

The company behind ‘Riverdance’ recorded a €774,095 pretax profit for the 12 months to the end of June 2016

Profits more than halved for the company behind Riverdance last year, according to newly filed accounts. Abhann Productions, the firm owned by John M(...)

Kamaliya does a disco-heavy cover of Terence Trent D’Arby’s Sign Your Name

The iTunes chart is a wild and wonderful thing. Next to your very regular and current hits such as Calvin Harris’ Feels and the song that will out liv(...)

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A new website showcasing Irish creativity was launched on Wednesday by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Washington DC. www.Ireland. ie is an initiative of th(...)

Arts archive: Carmel O’Sullivan of UCD Library; Prof Andrew Deeks, UCD president; and Brendan Flynn, founder of the Clifden Arts Festival.  Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Extensive film and audio recordings of poets Seamus Heaney, Paula Meehan and Moya Cannon and musicians Christy Moore and Bill Whelan form part of a C(...)

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