With Microdisney dead and buried (following a final gasp of breath last year) you could sense that one of that band’s co-founders wouldn’t take too lo(...)

Singer Cathal Coughlan: ‘I can watch Isabelle Huppert in anything.’ Photograph: Bleddyn Butcher

Current favourite book The best thing I’ve read in the last few months is Sinéad Gleeson’s Constellations. It’s profoundly moving and relates to a lo(...)

Ute Lemper has several produced several albums of Brecht/Weill songs and  is regarded as the duo’s best interpreter

Born in Bavaria in 1898, playwright Bertolt Brecht worked principally in what is known as epic theatre, which favours provocative narratives intersper(...)

All Saints will bring the Bulmers Live series of gigs at Leopardstown Racecourse to a close.

Saturday, August 10 AE Mak Workman’s Club, Dublin theworkmansclub.com/events/ae-mak/ When it comes to visual representation, too many music acts eith(...)

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019: Rough Magic is staging Much Ado about Nothing. Photograph: Ste Murray

Two new collaborations with Rough Magic Theatre Company and a promenade production of Thomas Kilroy’s novel The Big Chapel staged in the town of Calla(...)

The Blades. Photograph: Terry Thorp

“I came from England in 1978 as I thought there was a great opportunity in Dublin for punk to flourish, but instead I was confronted with a narrow-min(...)

X-File factor: David Duchovny is in Dublin’s Academy on Wednesday. No shouting for Californication or Mulder & Scully, now

SATURDAY 16 JUST MUSTARD The Workman’s Club, Dublin 8pm €10 theworkmansclub.com Dundalk shoegaze/drone/trip-hop band Just Mustard are one of the mos(...)

Microdisney: “The shows exceeded our expectations, which were high enough to begin with,” says Cathal Coughlan, second from left

Where there is an end, there might also be a cautious beginning. Cathal Coughlan, the Cork man perhaps best known for being the vocalist and lyricist (...)

Microdisney: 30 years on the curdled rage and honeyed melodies are still intact

Microdisney National Concert Hall, Dublin ★★★★ There was a subtle difference between Microdisney’s Saturday night’s “official” return show at the Nati(...)

Microdisney

Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan met in Cork at a New Year’s Eve party in 1979 and formed Microdisney. In July 1983 the determined duo upped sticks an(...)

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