With equal parts grace and danger, John Sheahan has recorded his first solo album in his 80th year. It’s a freewheeling, scampish delight. Full of or(...)

Mary Wallopers and TPM member Charles Hendy with band members, his brother Andrew and Seán McKenna.

As gigs and music festivals continue to be postponed or cancelled during these very strange and unpredictable times, artists are coming up with altern(...)

The Abbey theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

‘We’re gone,” tweeted playwright Michael West as his play, The Fall of the Second Republic, closed early at the Abbey. “Shout out to all our comrades (...)

Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum who perform together as The Breath

“I’m a bit of a nuisance when it comes to categorisation because I have five touring bands at the minute and they’re all like chalk and cheese,” says (...)

We take stock of the Irish albums released this year. Cue arguments, celebrations . . . 10 Gypsies on the Autobahn: Suspended Universal Music(...)

“At the heart of The Frames whirlwind was a still centre,” writes Nuala O’Connor of Colm Mac Con Iomaire in her artist biography for the Irish musicia(...)

Frank Tate in his Dublin workshop. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When Frank Tate moved to Dublin from east Belfast nearly three decades ago, he stayed at the photographer and D1 Recordings label founder Eamonn Doyle(...)

Based in Australia she may be, but the name of Áine Tyrrell should be reasonably familiar to anyone on the planet who has their ear cocked towards Iri(...)

Young Offenders Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy) and Jock O’Keeffe (Chris Walley). Photograph: Miki Barlok

Christmas episodes of hit television shows The Young Offenders and Mrs Brown’s Boys are sure to put a smile on even the Grinchiest of family members’ (...)

Homeward Bound: Bono recorded his contribution to the single before going on stage for the third of U2’s four homecoming gigs last week. Photograph: Simone Joyner/Getty

Bono took time out from preparing for U2’s 3Arena show last Friday to contribute to a charity cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Homeward Bound that is (...)

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