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Director Aoife Kelleher: ‘The first spring in lockdown was hard, but there was a strange novelty to it.’

For the first few months of the first lockdown I was ghostwriting a memoir with Majella Moynihan, so I was quite insulated. My husband was doing all t(...)

A three-piece band became a solo project when Niall Jackson relocated to London a few years ago. The Dubliner’s debut album is certainly not lacking i(...)

Snail Mail: “Avril Lavigne got me into music … into alternative music.” Photograph: Michael Lavine

Ellicott City, Maryland, has a hard-won reputation as the US’s most haunted town. At night a “demon truck” is rumoured to prowl the highways, like a g(...)

American singer Sam Beam aka Iron & Wine performs during a concert at the Huxleys in Berlin, Germany, 2018. Photograph: Frank Hoensch

Not many people know this, but 20 years ago, when American singer- songwriter Sam Beam was studying film, he was working on a low budget movie in the (...)

“The first haunting strains of the organ in the intro of Independence Day brought a new perspective to my musical world.”

The train from Dublin to Limerick these days is a far cry from the often freezing, rickety, rolling carriages of 1998. The traditional Friday evening (...)

Sharon Jones (centre) with the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones died on November 18th, 2016 and the world became a few shades less funky. Jones had the kind of voice that could instantly warm your bloo(...)

There is a rough candidness to Julien Baker’s lyrics that can puncture the soul. The abrupt shocking fashion in which she chews out the line “I know t(...)

Ghostpoet

Saturday 21 Slow Place Like Home The Workman’s Club, Dublin €10 theworkmansclub.com Recovered from Elaine Mai’s gig on Friday night? Alright. Then j(...)

A lo-fi acoustic album that was recorded in a bathroom by a young twentysomething with a penchant for despondency? It would be more surprising if Ange(...)

The Lucius women

Lucius formed in 2012 in New York, but you and vocalist Jess Wolfe had first met at college in Boston. We both went to Berklee College of Music.(...)

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