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 Roxy Music perform on stage at London’s Wembley Arena during the Avalon tour, on September 22nd, 1982. Photograph: Pete Still/Redferns

When it comes to classic albums, there can surely be none more sophisticated and seductive than Roxy Music’s Avalon. Released in 1982, it fused Bryan (...)

Band Aid and Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof with then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher on   February 28th, 1985. FIle photograph: Terry Disney/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Bob Geldof’s Band Aid archive has arrived in Ireland. An archivist will spend up to two years cataloguing memorabilia from the famous 1984 campaign f(...)

Guy Garvey of Elbow performing on the main stage near the close of  the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Electric Picnic closed to a smooth finish last night, with fewer arrests than last year, according to Festival Republic director Melvin Benn. Arrests(...)

Some of the acts that will grace  Body & Soul’s Bandstage stage include Síomha, Penrose and WOB!

While it’s the big acts such as the xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Chaka Khan and Duran Duran that will dominate the headlines from Electric Picnic this we(...)

Elbow at  Electric Picnic, 2012. The band released their latest album, ‘Little Fictions’, in February this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

UK band Elbow have just been added to the Electric Picnic line-up for this year’s sold-out Co Laois festival. Birdy, Phoenix, Hannah Wants, Rejjie Sn(...)

Loosysmokes perform at the launch on the Electric Picnic at  Urban Plant Life on Cork Street, Dublin 8 on March 23rd, 2017.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The xx, Duran Duran, Chaka Khan and A Tribe Called Quest are among the main headliners at this year’s Electric Picnic festival. Among the other main(...)

 Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft of The xx are due to headline this year’s Electric Picnic festival. Photograph:  Jakubaszek/Redferns

The xx, Duran Duran, Chaka Khan and A Tribe Called Quest are among the main headliners at this year’s Electric Picnic festival. Among the other main (...)

A run of ‘Riverdance’ performances opens the ‘Live at the Marquee’ series. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The local economy in Cork city is set to receive a cash boost of in the region of €30 million as thousands attend the “Live at the Marquee” series of (...)

Dolly Parton is one of the artists due to play in  the 10th annual Cork Live at the Marquee concerts, which continue until July 22nd.  Photograph: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

The 10th annual Cork Live at the Marquee concerts, which got underway last night, continue to grow in strength, with ticket sales often outperformi(...)

Who needs a hit album when you have other stuff to flog? Madonna is the biggest earning musician of 2013

MDNA, Madonna’s current album, is the worst selling release in the star’s 30-year career. This despite Madge digging deep into her bag of shock-horror(...)