Fever Ray: headlining the Body and Soul stage on Friday at the festival

Body & Soul Stage Friday, June 22nd 00:30-01:45 Olof Dreijer DJ Set 23:00-00:15 Fever Ray 21:10-22:10 Fatima Al Qadiri 19:40- 20:40 FAK(...)

Zoe Lyons: She left Ireland aged nine and returns on occasion to attend big family get-togethers “because Ireland really is the cousinland”.

Looking back across Zoe Lyons’s 15-year comedy career, it’s peppered with key milestones that confirm her observation that “it’s been a gradual inclin(...)

Kealan Duignan on air: ‘I wanted to make an Irish radio show, relevant to the younger generations of Irish people that have emigrated to London in recent times, rather than a show that was all country music and death notices.’

In the autumn of 2015 I decided to take up a new hobby. After producing television shows for a living for the previous 13 years, I thought I could tur(...)

Joe Kennedy, the wealthy father to a US president, famously sold his shares before the 1929 Wall Street Crash after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tip(...)

Carla Mooney gets first go in the  the Red Bull Soundome at Electric Picnic ahead of the festival’s opening on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

SALTY DOG Friday 02.50-03.00 Salty Dog No-Stars: ‘Exile on Main Street’ 01.35-02.30 Otherkin 24.25-01.15 Booka Brass Band 23.15-24.05 DD Allen 2(...)

Parcels headline the  main stage on Friday

Body&Soul Stage Friday 01:00-01:45 Parcels 23:30-00:30 Metronomy 22:00-22:50 Anna Meredith 20:30-21:30 Talos 19:15-20:00 TooFools 18:00-18:(...)

“I had no idea I was funny until I was in my thirties and I started going to AA meetings,” says author Marian Keyes. “I was telling people all these(...)

Festivalgoers improvise during a deluge at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Body & Soul’s boutique status is a big part of its charm and what makes it a firm Irish festival favourite. With a focus on arts, discovering new (...)

“I love the way people can  curate their own festival out of a programme with thousands of options. Essentially, it’s a month-long explosion of arts” Irishwoman Shone McCarthy, the new director of the Edinburgh Fringe

Hailstones are bouncing off the cobblestones, but the buskers across the Royal Mile from the Fringe Society’s bright blue door just keep on playing. (...)

Conor O’Toole:  “I reckon around year 10 I’ll figure out how to write jokes.”

Each year, performing artists make a pilgrimage that each must take at least once in their artistic lifetimes: they head north to pay their respect(...)

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