Brian Deady

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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(...)

Brian Deady

One day in early summer of 1993, the radio was murmuring away and on came Out of Space by The Prodigy. I felt that lightning bolt I’ve heard people us(...)

The D Hotel in Drogheda offers an epic escape, based on the world’s only Game of Thrones experience using boats from the TV show,

Recoup and create Those who are looking to soothe both body and mind this summer need look no further than the Creativity & Cultural Retreat host(...)

Al Porter launching ‘Luminosity’ at the Custom House, part of the three-day Dublin New Year Festival. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many people cannot wait to see the back of 2016, but for the comedian Al Porter it has been a very good year. He turned up to launch the New Year Fe(...)

Irish acts that receive the most plays include Walking on Cars, Hozier, Picture This, Gavin James, Kodaline and Brian  Deady. Photograph: Getty

One of the hardy annuals of the Irish parliamentary year is the regular debate about the amount, or lack of, Irish music played by Irish radio station(...)

Meghan Murray, Fiona Kiely, Pat O’Donnell and Paul Dowling of Cork band Collage & Co at the launch of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2016.

Grammy award-winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper and acclaimed jazz drummer Jason Marsalis are among the acts lined up to play this year’s Guinness Co(...)

 James Murphy from  LCD Soundsystem would like to cordially invite you to the Electric Picnic main stage at just after midnight on Saturday. Photograph: Estela Silva/EPA

MAIN STAGE FRIDAY 22.30-00.00 The Chemical Brothers 21.00-22.00 The 1975 19.30-20.30 Nas 18.15-19.00 ABC 17.00-17.45 Ryan Sheridan SATURDAY 00.(...)

The artist Hugh O’Donoghue  in front of an epic new painting The Wasteland (8ft x 24ft), which features in a major new exhibition of work commissioned by the Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Colin Crisford

New shows from Enda Walsh and Hughie O’Donoghue are at the heart of this year’s Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF). Arlington [a love story] (...)

Brian Deady has been something of a ‘best kept secret’ for the last few years, but if there’s any justice in the world, his second album should se(...)

Trekkie brekkie

Regular visitors to this corner of internet real estate will know that it wasn’t a complimentary heads-up I extended to the Ballymaloe crew last we(...)