Dermot Kennedy

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Soulé: one of only four women or female groups to feature in the Top 100 Irish singles charts in the last two years. Photograph: Aaron Corr

In the past two years, no songs by Irish women artists or groups with female members have appeared in the top 10 Irish singles charts, according to a (...)

This is an exciting time for Irish music. the dreary male with Guitar is being replaced and a wave of multicultural and multifaceted (...)

Fionan Ryan in London where the music industry has had to change utterly

Fionan Ryan is originally from Garrykennedy, Co Tipperary, but now lives in Finsbury Park, London. He is a digital marketing manager for London-based (...)

Sales of Hozier and Taylor Swift music l contributed to a 20.8 per cent increase in sales at Universal Music Ireland in 2019. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

Sales of Hozier and Taylor Swift music contributed to a 20.8 per cent increase in sales at the Irish arm of music giant Universal to €20 million last (...)

Dermot Kennedy: ‘I had feelings that I could not keep inside, and music was the best way I could figure to get them out.’ Photograph: Leonardo Veloce

It isn’t every singer/songwriter/performer that can say their next performance is going to be staged under the skeleton of a blue whale. Dermot Kenned(...)

Report author Linda Coogan Byrne said the last time Irish radio supported female acts was during the era of Sinéad O’Connor, the Corrs and the Cranberries. Photograph: Paul Bergen/ Redferns

Most Irish radio stations rarely give airtime to Irish women musicians while some stations never feature home-grown female voices in their top 20 most(...)

Brian O’Carroll in action for Offaly against Kilkenny in 2014. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just when we thought podcasts couldn’t get any more popular. Since the coronavirus outbreak demand has been amplified as listeners look to escape the (...)

Revellers enjoying the music at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally last August. Photograph: Alan Betson

The managing director of Ireland’s largest concert promoter, MCD, remains “optimistic” that this year’s Electric Picnic festival will go ahead. Denis(...)

Back in 2010, on Dublin’s gig circuit, James would mostly play cover versions of well-known hit songs.

Over one billion streams on Spotify, songs that are in the Top 100 Shazam lists, touring with the likes of Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran – yo(...)

Sliabh Liag in Co Donegal, one of the locations featured in Fáilte Ireland’s ‘Keep Discovering’ campaign.

Fáilte Ireland is spending €6 million on a major new advertising campaign to encourage Irish people to holiday at home. “Keep Discovering”, the natio(...)

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