Mike Denver

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Bloom 2018 at the Phoenix Park has an eclectic mix of stunning show gardens, tantalising food features and fun for all the family. Photograph: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography

BELFAST AVA Festival S13 Warehouse and the Mac, Belfast, June 1st-2nd avafestival.com This audio-visual arts (ava) festival and conference is wh(...)

Nathan Carter performs during ‘The Late Late Show Country Special’. Photograph: RTÉ

Country and western singer Big Tom was recalled as “the Johnny Cash of Ireland” on Friday night during the Late Late Show Country Special. Big Tom M(...)

Summber vibe: Electric Picnic, in Co Laois in September. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With more than 30 music festivals across Ireland between April and the end of September, there’s one for almost every age, county and g(...)

Once upon a time, you’d be prepared to listen to hours of crap on the radio in the hope of hearing that one song you liked. You’d save up to buy a Clash album and listen to it obsessively.

Music brings people together, but even more enjoyably, separates them. When I was younger, I could ruthlessly judge you by sifting through your record(...)

Nathan Carter, the “Justin Bieber of country” according to this newspaper, performs at the inaugural RTÉ Irish Country Music Awards. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Country music is the new rock ‘n’ roll for RTÉ, with last Friday’s inaugural Irish Country Music Awards, held in association with the Irish Farmers Jo(...)

Derek Cooke from Newcastle West, Limerick, with his donkeys at the Ballinasloe October Fair. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Glorious autumnal weather provided the perfect backdrop as thousands descended on Ballinasloe yesterday for the oldest horse fair in Europe. Over 80(...)

Willie Penrose: “The people who are tramping the highways and byways of Ireland are the people I want to be seen given an opportunity by RTÉ.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Labour minister of State Willie Penrose has accused RTÉ of a “massive failing” towards Irish music. Mr Penrose said he had written to RTÉ askin(...)

A Hawker Hunter jet does a practice run over Bray ahead of tomorrow’s Bray Air Display 2014
What’s on this weekend

Military Guard Ceremony A ceremonial military guard is to parade in Dublin today as part of an initiative to remember members of the Defence Forces wh(...)

Nerney Journey at Inniskeen Countryfest

Towards the end of some performances, Tommy Tiernan takes on the role of a ringmaster, grinning maniacally as he conducts audiences in a singsong: (...)