Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) runs until Saturday. Photograph: Steve Tanner

DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE (AND OTHER LOVE SONGS) Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway ★★★★☆ “Who’d shoot a dog?” somebody wails early in Kneehigh’s splenetic(...)

A Night of Musical Stories: Katie Kim and Radie Peat of Lankum are teaming up for a new project for the MusicTown festival in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Have you heard the one about the traditional folk artist and the ambient pop musician? They met several years ago, became fast friends and are now bri(...)

“Art forms are sometimes inaccessible to the untrained eye. Pietro Aretino complained that not even in a brothel would you see the scenes in Michelangelo’s ‘The Last Judgment’.”

The dispute between Apple and the FBI over unlocking the encrypted iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook in the San Bernadino (California) shootings last (...)

‘Beloved on the Earth’ by composer Linda Buckley, above, is an evocative, subtly coloured piece that is consistently engaging

Charles Hazlewood’s words, at the National Concert Hall last Tuesday lunchtime, echoed down the week. Introducing the first of his four Great Symph(...)