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Anna-Mieke Bishop and Brían Mac Gloinn from Ye Vagabonds at Trabolgan

The thing Joe Kelly finds most surprising about putting a festival on in Trabolgan holiday village in East Cork is that no one had got there before hi(...)

Stevie G has been a DJ for 25 years: ‘I’m just happy to be doing what I’m doing’

Stevie G is a Cork music institution, and not in the heritage sense. While Grainger is one of the DJs who got his start at the internationally-renowne(...)

Our critics have picked their best beats from 2017 and now it’s over to you. Click on irishtimes.com/ticketawards to vote for your favourite arti(...)

Molly King has grown up in and around Other Voices since the age of 10. She now works as head of development for the festival.

There aren’t many people these days who can say they grew up on the set of a music TV show. Molly King has grown up in and around Other Voices. Her pa(...)

This year, tickets for gigs from U2, Stormzy and Run The Jewels have gone on sale on secondary ticketing websites at inflated prices within minutes of(...)

The late Willie Meighan of Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny

Speaking to people about their passion and their time spent working in music is a pleasure, but all the talk of work evaporates in the face of life-ch(...)

Willis Earl Beal at the Sugar Club, Dublin.

Mark Murphy would previously describe the Sugar Club on Dublin’s Leeson Street as his “spiritual home”, so it came as little surprise when he started (...)

Donal Scannell (left) with Jimmy Chamberlin and Matthew Luhn.

Disruption is an often-uttered word around tech but in the world of the music industry, it’s often met with hostility and resistance. Established labe(...)

Julie Cooper: “As an independent promoter, you have to as you do everything, you book the show, you run it, you’re the production person on the day, you might drive them from the hotel, or they might stay in your house, so you’ve got to love it.”

As an independent promoter, Julie Cooper knows how difficult it is to establish a foothold in a landscape dominated by big players. “I’d be reaching (...)

 Sting and Andy Summers performing with The Police at Croke Park in 2007, one of the gigs safety officer and event controller Sophie Ridley was responsible for. Photograph: Eric Luke

With so many gigs, festivals and shows happening on a regular basis, it’s easy to forget the amount of work that goes into putting on a well-run event(...)

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