The Covid crisis has  given Michael Kiwanuka  time to ruminate over the next album which he again hopes to record with Danger Mouse and Inflo. Photograph: Olivia Rose

They say things happen for a reason and when it comes to Michael Kiwanuka’s career, they’re right. When he arrived on to the music scene in a quiet bl(...)

Dermot Kennedy: “What a journey this has been so far”

Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy has been nominated for a Brit Award for best International male solo artist. The Dublin singer will vie for the(...)

By this stage, you know what you’re getting with a Michael Kiwanuka album. Or do you? Three records into his career, the Londoner proves that he’s far(...)

Electric Picnic 2019: Billie Eilish will be making her debut Irish open-air performance. Photograph: Rich Fury/Getty

IRELAND’S BIGGEST OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL KICKS OFF ON FRIDAY, IN THE GROUNDS OF STRADBALLY HALL, IN CO LAOIS. THE IRISH TIMES WILL BE THERE, WITH (...)

Joe Duffy: for better or worse, Liveline has been triple-stitched into the fabric of Irish society

While Today FM has just come through their latest deck reshuffle (more of this below), it’s fair to say that Joe Duffy’s Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekda(...)

He may have grown up spending summer holidays in his mother’s native Tipperary, but judging by Jonathan Jeremiah’s music, it sounds like he was more i(...)

 Erica O’Regan and friends from Carlow at last year’s Electric Picnic festival.  Photograph: Alan Betson

ELECTRIC ARENA Friday Rejjie Snow 11.00-12.00 Bicep (Live) 9.30-10.30 Vince Staples 8.00-9.00 Young Fathers 6.45-7.30 Rejji(...)

Loosysmokes perform at the launch on the Electric Picnic at  Urban Plant Life on Cork Street, Dublin 8 on March 23rd, 2017.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The xx, Duran Duran, Chaka Khan and A Tribe Called Quest are among the main headliners at this year’s Electric Picnic festival. Among the other main(...)

 Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft of The xx are due to headline this year’s Electric Picnic festival. Photograph:  Jakubaszek/Redferns

The xx, Duran Duran, Chaka Khan and A Tribe Called Quest are among the main headliners at this year’s Electric Picnic festival. Among the other main (...)

The Get Down is Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix series about the birth of hip-hop amidst the rough and tumble of New York in the 1970s. You’d imagine the (...)

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