Dermot Kennedy

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Christine  and The Queens play the main stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE: AN INCANDESCENT FINALE  Main stage, Sunday ★★★★☆ Electric Picnic 2019: everything is eclipsed by Florence Wel(...)

Electric Picnic 2019: Dermot Kennedy, a white-knuckled rasper in the tradition of Damien Rice and Glen Hansard. Photograph: Dave Meehan

DERMOT KENNEDY Main stage ★★★★☆ The hit parade of musicians who have graduated from busking on Grafton Street to playing arenas has welcomed a raw-th(...)

Soulé: despite international pop successes like Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Billie Eilish, it’s incredible that artists like Soulé and Laoise are still struggling to be heard

Last April, close to 70,000 people streamed into Dublin’s 3Arena across five nights. They weren’t there to see a Drake, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Taylor Sw(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the University of Leipzig during a state visit to Germany: also attended a concert in Berlin’s Kreuzberg area. Photograph: Peter Endig

Aoife Ní Bhriain began her week in a massive copper beer cauldron in Bavaria: a recording session, she insists, not a drinking session. On Thursday e(...)

Pure Shores: this new club night has many things going for it – free admission, cool venue, 11pm start, and two of the most experienced DJs in Ireland Louise Bruton and Michael Pope

Saturday 11th Yola The Academy Green Room, Dublin Due to demand, Yola’s Whelan’s gig has been upgraded to the Academy’s Green Room venue, which is a (...)

Fontaines DC. Photograph: Visionhaus/Getty

Are you getting your recommended daily dose of Irish music? Have you ever wondered why Irish radio stations don’t play more Irish music? (Ed Sheeran’s(...)

Over the last two years, Norwegian popstar Sigrid has garnered more acclaim and adoration than most artists achieve in a lifetime – and all before rel(...)

Other Voices returns, with plenty of Irish acts including the hotly tipped David Keenan. Photograph: Other Voices

The long-running live music series Other Voices returns to RTÉ 2 on Thursday with a host of performances and interviews recorded in Dingle, Ballina, E(...)

Stars of 2018 (from left, top): Saint Sister, Rejjie Snow, Lisa O'Neill, Kojaque. Front row: Grian Chatten of Fontaines DC, Le Galaxie and Wyvern Lingo

The return of garage bands, a rap scene coming of age, increasingly sophisticated electronic music, burgeoning mainstream stars, precise pop. In the p(...)

Rosalía has increased her scope and vision

What A breaking flamenco R&B artist. Where Catalonia. Why Flamenco music isn’t recognised globally for its contemporary releases, but Rosalí(...)

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