Mick Flannery

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Mick Flannery: I’m so obsessed with songwriting that I try to keep my mind clear of musical distractions

I’ve been lucky during the pandemic: I’ve had lots to work on and keep my mind occupied. I was working on a duet album with Susan O’Neill when it star(...)

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(...)

Thumper. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Since live music ground to a halt in March, and with subsequent attempts at staging physical shows scuppered by changes in Covid-19 guidelines, to say(...)

 Mary Coughlan will perform at Heuston Station on December 8th.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary Coughlan, Mundy, Brian Kennedy and Eleanor McEvoy will be among the artists gigging at train stations next week to raise money for Focus Ireland(...)

Kathleen Edwards: ‘I was basically in a constant state of vulnerability’

the singer-songwriter took a break from music for the sake of her mental health to run a cafe called Quitters. But now she’s (...)

From hip hop and rap to noisy guitars and pop, here’s the 10 best albums you should not miss Six months down and where are we? Healthy enough, t(...)

Annabelle Comyn:  ‘I watch the news constantly’

Current favourite book? Recently, I read The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, which was published a few years ago. It invites you in from the start. I(...)

Depending on what music mood he’s in, Cork singer-songwriter John Blek releases albums under his own name or within a band format – John Blek & th(...)

Bassist and vocalist Paul Linehan described the song as “a celebration of life and the value of relationships even when they have their ups and downs”. Photograph:  Jon Lusk/Redferns

It may never actually mention Cork but The Frank and Walters’ hit single After All has been voted Cork’s Favourite Song, seeing off other famous Leesi(...)

Grian Chatten of Fontaines D.C. at  Ypsigrock Festival  in Castelbuono, Palermo , Italy. File photograph: Roberto Panucci/Corbis via Getty Images

Albums by Daithí, Fontaines DC and Girl Band are among those shortlisted for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2019. In its 15th year(...)

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