Julie Feeney

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The remains of broadcaster and journalist Keelin Shanley are removed from  St Paul’s Church, Glenageary following the funeral service. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Keelin Shanley’s fearless journalism, her curiosity to learn and tell the stories of others, and, most of all, her “wicked” sense of fun were celebrat(...)

Hozier, Eimear Quinn and Julie Feeney are just three notable singers and artists to emerge from the highly successful Irish choral ensemble Anúna. Reb(...)

Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers with fashion designer Claire Garvey.

Eighteen years ago, fashion designer Claire Garvey set up her first business in Cows Lane in Temple Bar. Last December, she finally purchased her shop(...)

Laura Mvula. Photograph: Darren Gerrish/Getty Images

Among a number of people backstage at London’s Islington Assembly Rooms, it takes a moment to realise the slight-framed girl in the baggy sweatshirt (...)

Soak has been announced as the winner of the Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2015. Photograph: Liza Geddes

Derry singer-songwriter Soak has been announced as the winner of the Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year for her album Before We Forgot How To (...)

The Gloaming (Iarla Ó Lionáird, Martin Hayes, Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill) were last year’s winners of the Choice Music Prize

Girl Band, Villagers and Róisín Murphy are among the main contenders for this year’s Choice Music Prize, which has just announced its shortlist. Th(...)

Saul Williams: “I started to earn money from reading poems. I didn’t even know you could do that.” Photograph: Geordie Wood

Struggling for recognition never came into it for US poet, writer and actor Saul Williams. On a dodgy phone line from Paris, a city he lived in fro(...)

Every now and again, an album wends its way into the ether than shakes up our sense of the known musical world. Cork Gamelan Ensemble do just (...)

Mel Mercier: ‘A wonderful thing about gamelan music is it’s quintessential ensemble music’

The gamelan, a collection of traditional Javanese percussive instruments, has been skirting the periphery of our musical landscape for more than tw(...)

Singer/songwriter Kevin Nolan: ‘I wanted to write about mental anguish and found St Dymphna, the patron saint of mental illness’

I sum up my life with this paragraph: composition, writing, prose, poetry, girlfriend, collaborator, illness (schizo-affective disorder), my father(...)

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