Glen Hansard

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Paul Muldoon: ’Not many popular songwriters show as much care as Glen [Hansard]’.

Current favourite book Ciaran Carson’s From There to Here: Selected Poems and Translations. I’ve known him for 50 years exactly. We met in 1969 as st(...)

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(...)

It must be a hard enough slog for songwriters to come up with a batch of songs they deem suitable to put on to an album and then engage in promotional(...)

The food truck outside The Vines in Saltmills, Co Wexford

The Irish pub is one of the most iconic aspects of our culture. Places of celebration, commiseration, company and community, they have a long, rich hi(...)

The Specials

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Anoushka Shankar National Concert Hall, Dublin 8pm €55/€47.50/€40/€35 nch.ie This show isn’t so much an outing for Anous(...)

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(...)

The Luke Kelly statue by Dublin artist Vera Klute is lowered into place on Sherrif Street in Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Kelly

You wait years for a Luke Kelly statue, and then two of them come along at once. Tomorrow, the city unveils two separate sculptures, on either side of(...)

Hozier: things are ramping up for the tall fella

SATURDAY 15 HOZIER Olympia Theatre Dublin 7pm €34.50 (sold out) ticketmaster.ie; also Sunday/Monday, same venue; Wednesday, Ulster Hall Belfast 8pm(...)

Volunteers leaving Apollo House in January 2017. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/ The Irish Times

The conversion of Apollo House into a “€50 million cash cow” while the homelessness crisis continues is “upsetting”, according to campaigners involved(...)

Glen Hansard and Brendan Begley in The Camino Voyage

There’s plenty of learning and plenty of soul in Dónal Ó Céilleachair’s documentary on an unlikely journey across treacherous seas. It requires one (...)

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