Damien Dempsey

59 results

More than 400,000 people are expected to visit Drogheda, Co Louth, for the annual Fleadh Cheoil traditional Irish music festival over the next week. (...)

Muireann O’Connell has the enthusiasm, not to mention the affability, to keep things palatable

It could be argued that if you work on a breakfast show, you’re effectively playing to one of the toughest crowds on radio: people about to hop on the(...)

Maser (above) on his peers: “If I’m talking Dublin, I’m talking Aches. His street art has a graphic, contemporary feel.” Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Who is your current favourite designer? Helen Steele, who’s in Monaghan, is my favourite textile designer at the moment. She pops up loads on my socia(...)

Aslan will play Iveagh Gardens, Dublin on Friday, 13th July, and Saturday, 21st July.

Alanis Morissette – July 5th The rousing singalong: Don’t pretend you don’t know every single word to Ironic. All together, now: “It’s like raaaaaaaa(...)

Craw is a new arts and performance festival launching this month in Berlin. Photograph:  Turlach O Broin

Karl Marx Strasse in Berlin’s Neukölln district is usually abuzz with Turks and tattooed hipsters, but not on this sultry Sunday afternoon. The real (...)

Summber vibe: Electric Picnic, in Co Laois in September. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With more than 30 music festivals across Ireland between April and the end of September, there’s one for almost every age, county and g(...)

 Stormont is seen at night, in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin and the DUP had agreed a mechanism that would have prevented disputes between the parties from immediately collapsing the Northern Ireland E(...)

Paul Alwright: What’s Going On, by Marvin Gaye, showed me you needn’t sacrifice musicality for lyricism

I rediscovered What’s Going On sitting on a bus to Thomastown a few summers ago. I’d picked it up for a pittance at a HMV closing-down sale some years(...)

Damien Dempsey: “People thought I was a joke act or a gimmick.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Damien Dempsey, the charismatic singer with a repertoire of striking, honest songs, is surprisingly shy. He’s warm and insightful whether discussing t(...)

Shane MacGowan at his 60th birthday celebration at the National Concert Hall, in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nick Cave, Bono, Sinéad O’Connor, a Sex Pistol and the President of Ireland are at the National Concert Hall for Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday. I lov(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • Next
  • Last »