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Director Aoife Kelleher: ‘The first spring in lockdown was hard, but there was a strange novelty to it.’

For the first few months of the first lockdown I was ghostwriting a memoir with Majella Moynihan, so I was quite insulated. My husband was doing all t(...)

Author Alan Hollinghurst is among those featured in Frank Wynne’s new anthology of queer writing. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Two recent anthologies of queer writing, one capacious and spanning a wide historical range, the other small though no less important, testify to the (...)

On the Rocks

There are worse sins than allowing a director to coast smoothly through her favourite moves. Nearly 20 years after Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola (...)

Last September – over four years since the release of his self-titled album – Andrew Hozier-Byrne released four new songs on his Nina Cried Power(...)

Influential US jazz pianist Craig Taborn plays NCH, Dublin (Friday 15th) and the Black Box, Belfast (Saturday 16th)

Saturday 9th  Suzanne Savage Arthurs, Dublin, 9pm, €10, Belfast vocalist, violinist and composer Suzanne Savage is the singer they(...)

Interpol: “We made an album that’s very minimal and raw and honest.” Photograph: Jamie-James Medina

They may have been together 21 years, regularly sell out venues around the world and are on the cusp of releasing their sixth album, but Interpol stil(...)

David Rawlings

If you’re going to go to the trouble of watching a total solar eclipse, it might as well be in the middle of a cornfield in Nebraska. “I had never see(...)

My memories of my mum are not

I went on a date recently and it was great. Really great. My knees hopped with excitement on the lbh (last bus home) and I sprang into the house close(...)

Bruno Caparoni, soprano Rebecca Rodgers, mezzo-soprano Bríd Ní Ghruagáin and tenor Ross Scanlon in rehearsals at Carlisle Memorial Church, Belfast

“A great man for the booze my father was . . . ” “Selling coal from a hole in the coal yard wall . . . ” “You utter nob!” The words carry a swing, (...)

Kenneth Killeen: ‘In the case of Whiplash, which reinforces the stereotypical view of jazz, that’s not good’

In the ever-bulging calendar of festivals offering musical gratification, a unique programme is likely to grab the attention. So you would imagine (...)

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