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Most riotous gig: the Dublin hip-hop duo Versatile on stage on Friday. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Most riotous gig Versatile, at Electric Arena on Friday evening. Gigs don’t get any more explosive. Most curious audience The crowd for Inhaler, at(...)

James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Lance Daly's ‘Black 47’

Last year, in Schull, accompanying the newly digitised silent film The Goose Woman, the musician-conductor Carl Davis opened the Corona Fastnet Short (...)

Stephen James Smith: I’ve fallen in love with The Young Offenders. It’s perfect in so many ways

Current favourite book? The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker. It’s about an old man whose father passes away, and then he takes care of a younger boy. The over(...)

The Louvre museum in Paris: one of the most popular attractions in the city. Photograph: Getty Images

In the depths of winter – or heading into it – the prospect of a city break is one of the few things that can lift the spirits. But if you only have t(...)

Moth to a flame: Dermot Murphy iin The Drummer and the Keeper

After years at the front of the Fat Lady Sings and more years making lucrative commercials, Nick Kelly wanders into risky territory for his debut feat(...)

A scene from ‘The Drummer and the Keeper’

“I suppose I have been a serial monogamist in terms of career,” Nick Kelly laughs. “I have been a mono-careerist. Is that it?” That makes sense. Kell(...)

Jacob McCarthy, who plays  Christopher in new Irish movie “The Drummer and The Keeper”.  The Dublin actor turns  in a star performance  as a teenager with Asperger’s syndrome

“What are the rules for making people believe in you?” asks Christopher, a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, played by newcomer Jacob McCarthy in th(...)

 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(...)

Dafhyd Flynn in Michael Inside, the best new Irish film at the Galway Film Fleadh

There was a time when you could take the temperature of the nation by glancing at the tight handful of Irish features premiering at the Galway Film Fl(...)

Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, among the summer’s most anticipated films, will receive its Irish premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Nolan’s fi(...)

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