Paul Brady

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Crash Ensemble celebrated its 20th birthday with 20 commissions which, through its CrashLands project, it brought to rural locations that it has identified as both ‘unusual’ and ‘iconic’

Just in case you missed it, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has weighed in on the controversy about cutbacks at RTÉ’s orchestras. He was put on the spot by a D(...)

Steps are back: Faye Tozer, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Claire Richards, Lee Latchford-Evans and Lisa Scott-Lee

Saturday, November 11 Finbar Hoban presents Elaine Mai Upstairs at Bridge St, Castlebar. €8/10 In September, we awarded Elaine Mai with the honourabl(...)

A man dressed in a clown costume talks to an NYPD officer during the 44rd Annual Halloween Parade in New York, following an attack in Manhattan that left eight people dead. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

I was lying on a physiotherapy table bed in a clinic in Soho when I first heard the sirens. It’s something you hear a lot in New York. There is, howev(...)

Declan O’Rourke: “There are very few songs about the famine. Musically, I think it was skipped over.” Photograph: Dara Munnis

Some 15 years – or in reality – three generations in gestation, Declan O’Rourke takes another bold step along his picaresque creative path with the re(...)

He may have recently turned 70 but as the title of Paul Brady’s 15th album conveys, he’s not quite ready for retirement. In many ways, the Strabane (...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Three-bedroom traditional thatched cottage for rent near Ardara, Co Donegal. Photograph: Sarah Fyffe

Donegal, our most north-westerly county, has finally come on radar, thanks to National Geographic magazine which recently called it “the coolest place(...)

Paul Brady: will join a formerly homeless man, Danny Bracken, on stage at Rock against Homelessness. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rock Against Homelessness takes place in the Olympia Theatre on Friday, April 7th, and will feature Finbar Furey, Paul Brady, Delorentos, The Blizzard(...)

Danny Bracken, a musician who is homeless, will be playing at Rock Against Homelessness concert in Dublin on April 7th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At a Lions Club event in Dublin in January, John Lowe, the investment consultant known as the Money Doctor, asked if anyone knew the words to Dublin i(...)

 The remains of Pascal Whelan are brought across the sands at low tide to Omey Island in Connemara for burial following funeral Mass in nearby Star of the Sea Church in Claddaghduff, Co Galway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Stunt actor Pascal Whelan was a man of many breathtaking moments, and no more than after his burial on Connemara’s Omey island. A filling tide was al(...)

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