Lisa O Neill

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Stars of 2018 (from left, top): Saint Sister, Rejjie Snow, Lisa O'Neill, Kojaque. Front row: Grian Chatten of Fontaines DC, Le Galaxie and Wyvern Lingo

The return of garage bands, a rap scene coming of age, increasingly sophisticated electronic music, burgeoning mainstream stars, precise pop. In the p(...)

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 (...)

Homeward Bound: Bono recorded his contribution to the single before going on stage for the third of U2’s four homecoming gigs last week. Photograph: Simone Joyner/Getty

Bono took time out from preparing for U2’s 3Arena show last Friday to contribute to a charity cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Homeward Bound that is (...)

Lisa O’Neill lives in Dublin  but her home county of  Cavan is inextricably linked to her music

It is notable that, when asked about her formative years, Irish folk musician Lisa O’Neill responds by saying that she accidentally poisoned herself w(...)

Jumping from self-releases to a working record label is grist to the mill for many working musicians. Lisa O’Neill’s previous three albums (2009’s Ha(...)

Patrick McCabe: “I love Stephen Rea an awful lot.” Photograph: Bryan Meade
Patrick McCabe: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m reading Required Writing by Philip Larkin. He’s an extraordinary figure. I think he’s one of the greatest poets that ever (...)

Rotten rollers: John Lydon and Public Image Ltd celebrate 40 years at Dublin’s Vicar St on Sunday

Dott Whelan’s Upstairs, Dublin Saturday August 25th 8pm €8 whelanslive.com Galway band Dott is but one of many under-the-radar music acts that posse(...)

Radie Peat and Ian Lynch. Photograph: Brian Teeling

When were you closest to death? Radie: A tire blew on the motorway in Texas once and we all thought we were done for. Ian: There’s been a few situat(...)

Harry Styles is at the 3Arena on Monday. Let the screaming begin. Photograph: Hélène Marie Pambrun/Getty Images

Katie Kim & Radie Peat Pepper Canister Church, Dublin 2 Saturday April 14th €15 eventbrite.ie At the heart of the new is collaboration; it sparks(...)

Lisa O’Neill will appear in collaboration with writer Pat McCabe, Cass McCombs and Lankum’s Ian Lynch (above) on Friday, April 20th, Abbey Theatre, 7.30pm, €30.

Motor City might be Detroit, but MusicTown is most definitely Dublin – or at least it will be until Sunday, April 22nd. From now until then, a stream (...)

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