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With Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday on the very near horizon (May 24th, to be exact), the influx of various tributes, praise and general doffing-of-caps to(...)

As an artist he has travelled a long way both geographically and metaphorically – so it makes sense that Declan O’Rourke’s seventh album should be cal(...)

In recent years, acts like Sleaford Mods, Shame and Kate Tempest have been the musical voice of disaffected and disenfranchised millennials. Now the b(...)

In today’s musical climate, any band that has endured for 30 years without a split, hiatus or implosion of any kind is a cause for celebration. Northe(...)

You may well have thought that you’d heard the last of Squarehead. The Dublin trio released three albums in three years, including a super debut. 2011(...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

Exchange of ideas: Kormac’s  collaborators on the project include Sierra Leonean/Irish singer Loah, Cork musician Jack O’Rourke and US-based Galway native Eimear Noone

To say that Cormac O’Halloran is a man who loves a challenge is a bit like saying Mo Farah enjoys a spot of jogging in his spare time. To date, the Du(...)

Tommy Tiernan: “I wouldn’t be surprised if I came to consciousness in three minutes’ time in a carpet factory in Navan, with some foreman shouting ‘Cop on Tiernan! Stop daydreaming!’”

If you were wondering how Tommy Tiernan prepares for gigs – a spot of shadow-boxing, perhaps; maybe screaming into a bag for half an hour, or listenin(...)

 Chef Gavin McDonagh’s roast turkey with herb butter, and stuffed boned legs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three weeks from today, we will be sitting down to one of the most hotly anticipated meals of the year. For most of us, that means there will be a bir(...)

He has spent the past 20 years shepherding the careers of other artists via his label Bella Union, but now it’s time for Simon Raymonde to plug his ow(...)

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