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 Horslips are due to play Féile ’19. Photograph: Rob Hearne

There was a nostalgia tsunami last year when the return of Féile was announced. Ah, yes, the Trip to Tipp, recalled many people of a certain age, the (...)

Retired fisherman Fred Hammond at Balbriggan harbour. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fred Hammond points up at a grubby apartment block from his makeshift seat on a pile of fishing nets and wonders how it was allowed to be built. It r(...)

 Flowers and a memorial on Balbriggan Beach pictured this afternoon, where the body of an infant baby girl, ‘Belle’ was discovered at the weekend. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

The baby girl whose body was found on a beach in Balbriggan in north Co Dublin at the weekend was stillborn, a postmortem has found. Gardaí are due (...)

30 years ago today: A report in The Irish Times on Monday, January 6th, 1986, marks the death of Irish rock star Phil Lynott. Photograph: The Irish Times

Phil Lynott, singer and bassist of Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, died 30 years ago on Monday. Lynott was born in England in 1949 and moved to Dublin t(...)

Phil Lynott performing on stage in 1976. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Leighlin, Clonmacnoise, Ferns, Kells, Bangor, Lismore, Clogher. The centre of the corporation estate of Crumlin was started in the year of the Euchari(...)

What’s in a name? When the current members of Thin Lizzy got together to record an album, they decided not to record as Thin Lizzy. Instead, they form(...)

Sounds Irish: The Dubliners in 1966. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty
An A-Z of music in Ireland
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  • October 19, 2013, 01:00

Air The air, or slow air, is a piece of traditional music that is generally not set in a given time signature and is without a regular sense of metre.(...)