Lisa O Neill

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Pantha Du Prince

It takes a certain kind of cultural courage to put yourself in a room with music you’ve never heard before. At a time when nostalgia dominates the mu(...)

Singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill: ‘I recently watched Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator from 1940 and was amazed at how relevant I found it to be.’

Current favourite book   I’m reading Innocent When You Dream: The Tom Waits Reader, an anthology of reviews and interviews. He’s deadly, to (...)

Joyce DiDonato: the Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano will appear at the NCH accompanied by the Il Pomo d’Oro period-instrument ensemble

Artists from Joyce DiDonato to Damon Albarn and residencies by Philip Glass and Barry Douglas will feature over the next 12 months at the National Con(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins during day five of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: PA

Willie Mullins was officially crowned Irish champion jumps trainer for the 13th time on the final day of the Punchestown Festival. In each of the pr(...)

The Dublin band The Blades, fronted by Paul Cleary, onstage in 1985. Photograph: Terry Thorp

What does a nation in crisis sound like? It’s a pertinent question for our uncertain times, which has of late been occupying Bob Stanley. For Stanley,(...)

MusicTown 2019 (clockwise from top left): The Deadly World of Opera, Damien Dempsey, ‘My Father’s Kind’ and Stomptown Brass.

The overriding theme of MusicTown 2019 – a programme of events programmed and overseen by Aiken Promotion and Dublin City Council – is the exploration(...)

St Patrick’s Day: spectators at last year’s Dublin parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The forecast may not be great for this year’s St Patrick’s Day, but there are lots of events and other attractions, many indoors, to keep you entertai(...)

Are you race ready for Cheltenham? Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cheltenham. The week where we take such reckless leave of our senses that we actually listen to actual bookmakers as they tip horses. A pox on them, w(...)

Macdara Yeates

We are our stories. To be human is to have a story to tell. This year’s St Patrick’s Festival takes our indigenous love of and facility for storytelli(...)

Rachael Blackmore: doffed her cap to the likes of Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry who paved the way for other women jockeys with their remarkable careers. Photograph:  Healy Racing.

Quiz time. Who said: “Women are stronger people than men mentally. And men arse-lick a bit, and women don’t. The real strong women say ‘go **** yourse(...)

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