Kate Tempest

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In 2019 the decision-makers across government, business and media  could not avoid the tidal wave of raw emotion unleashed among the world’s youth by Greta Thunberg and her viral school strike

‘The current’s fast, but the river moves slow, And I can feel things changing.” Sometimes it takes a poet to capture a moment, and hearing those wor(...)

Kate Tempest plays Vicar Street on Friday, November 15th

Saturday, November 9th Tebi Rex Lost Lane, Dublin Co Kildare’s hip-hop duo Tebi Rex (Max Zanga and Matt Ó Baoill) are part and parcel of Ireland’s so(...)

Kate Tempest: has changed from her early performances

There are few enough contemporary poets that have stretched across from a niche to mainstream audience, and even then awareness borders on the vague ((...)

 Lou Reed in New York in 2011: I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics shows him to be a true rock ’n’ roll poet. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Faber & Faber’s forthcoming reissue of Lou Reed’s I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics revives a question that’s been kicking around since B(...)

Body&Soul 2015, Ballinlough Castle, Co West Meath

What began as a constituent part of Electric Picnic is now a standalone music/culture event in its own right. Ten years on, Body & Soul remains on(...)

Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

The ghosts of poets that have recorded albums in a gasp of expectation only to suffer anticlimactic shrugs haunt us still. With notable exceptions (Li(...)

Body and Soul founder Avril Stanley:  “The acts we like are that little bit more unique. Headliners have never been part of our passion.” Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

It is so calm in Avril Stanley’s office that I wonder if I have come to the wrong place. “I need the quiet to think,” says the creator of Body and Sou(...)

Is there any other contemporary Irish solo singer who manages to distil as much identity and heritage into their work as Damien Dempsey? The ones who (...)

Aslan will play Iveagh Gardens, Dublin on Friday, 13th July, and Saturday, 21st July.

Alanis Morissette – July 5th The rousing singalong: Don’t pretend you don’t know every single word to Ironic. All together, now: “It’s like raaaaaaaa(...)

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