The 2019 TG4 Gradam Ceoil winners

SUNDAY 17 TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2019 The Waterfront Theatre, Belfast 9pm £26.50/£22.50 waterfront.co.uk Returning to Belfast for the second year in a ro(...)

Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef and Abra in Assassination Nation

SHOPLIFTERS ★★★★★ Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki, Kiki Kirin, Mayu Matsuoka, Kengo Kora, Chi(...)

Four men in a boat: Danny Sheehy, Brendan Begley, Glen Hansard and Liam Holden. “Danny told me, ‘If you can play a gig for three hours then you can row for six’”

Glen Hansard has been away. Has he been for a week on the beach or a few days at a spa? He has not. The craggy, bearded singer has just returned from (...)

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(...)

Mahalia performing at the Other Voices music festival in Dingle in Co Kerry

By late Sunday afternoon, a calm has descended on Dingle in Co Kerry. Storm Desmond has blown himself out; people are able to peek out of doors again(...)

The Gloaming lineup: Thomas Bartlett, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill

There are some nights that illuminate your mind for a long time afterwards. A Sunday in January at the National Concert Hall. A packed room exuding(...)

Danny Sheehy: bumpy voyage off the northsest coast

There’s something about the Irish language that lends itself to sea in a storm, or perhaps it’s just the elemental nature of the Erse. When Ker(...)