Mick Flannery

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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(...)

Mick Flannery

Saturday, December 21st Scary Éire Sugar Club, Dublin Something is stirring in the undergrowth. First, there was the surprise gig late at night(...)

DJ and festival booker Seán Timmons loves his diverse audience in in Philadelphia

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person with an interesting job overseas. This week, Seán Timmons, who is originall(...)

John Spillane: On My Culture Radar
  • Culture
  • September 14, 2019, 05:00

Current favourite book I’m reading The Atlantean Irish by Bob Quinn, which delves into Irish mythology and history. It turns out St Patrick never dro(...)

Hilda Fay actor headshot by Roger Kenny

Current favourite book I’m reading Tana French’s The Wych Elm. It’s about Toby Hennessy, who’s left for dead and has to recover from his injuries. He(...)

It’s been 12 years since Mick Flannery released his debut album Evening Train, although it feels like the Blarney native has been a fixture on the sce(...)

 Irish playwrights Emmet Kirwan, Marina Carr, Enda Walsh and Stacey Gregg promote  Theatre For One, which is running as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. Photograph: Clare Keogh

It’s dim, dressingroom lights surround the frame, and the aesthetic is theatrical red velvet. I’m alone in the single seat, hands on armrests. A scree(...)

Evening Train: its song are given beautifully graduated renderings by Kate Stanley Brennan, Ger Kelly, Ian Lloyd Anderson and Deirdre Donnelly. Photograph: Bríd O’Donovan

EVENING TRAIN Everyman, Cork ★★★★☆ The initial impression you get from Evening Train is that Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in west Cork. (...)

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