The Academic ‘have a lot of dates in the diary for 2021 and we would love nothing more than to be out playing shows’. Photograph: Enda Bowe

This time last year we were looking forward to so many gigs, concerts, shows, performances and events that we could hardly arrange a suitable schedule(...)

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

Kamasi Washington. Photograph: Mike Park

SATURDAY MARCH 2 Fatboy Slim 3Arena Dublin 6.30pm €61.92 Norman Cook is 56 years of age come July, but Fatboy Slim seems ageless. Coo(...)

Ed Sheeran: It’ll be a corker. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

 Lime & Fancy Present: Little Boots (DJ Set) Wigwam, Dublin Saturday April 28th €12 online/€15 on the door If it’s been wh(...)

Ships with the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year. Photograph: Graham Keogh

Much like the recent Oscars, this year’s Choice Music Prize ceremony was a curious mix of surprising and predictable. It was brave of the judges to gi(...)

The Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year has been announced

James Vincent McMorrow, Lankum and Marlene Enright are among the nominees for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year. Vincent Mc(...)

Marlene Enright impressed as co-vocalist of underrated Cork folk/Americana peddlers The Hard Ground, but she has come into her own on her solo debut. (...)

The Hard Ground are nothing if not ambitious, releasing their second album in three EP-packaged instalments instead of going the traditional r(...)