Patti Smith heads an embarrassment of musical riches at All Together Now

Saturday August 3 ALL TOGETHER NOW Curraghmore Estate, Co Waterford Also Sunday The second day of All Together Now delivers a righ(...)

‘The Cold Blue’

We have recently been spoilt with hitherto unseen footage from historical events. Coming a week after the extraordinary Apollo 11, The Cold Blue compr(...)

You wouldn’t mistake Erik Nelson for a layabout. A hugely chatty, endlessly friendly man in the senior stages of middle age, he has been a producer and director of documentaries since the 1980s.

“How do things ever start?” Erik Nelson muses. “I had a crazy idea: what colour footage of World War II airplanes exists in the archives. I have been (...)

Glastonbury: the English festival has become almost as infamous for the mountain of rubbish left in its wake as it is renowned for its music. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty

With its sea of discarded tents and litter-strewn fields, Glastonbury has become almost as infamous for the mountain of rubbish left in its wake as it(...)

There is a moment during a guitar break on Hares on the Mountain, one of five traditional tunes that British folkster John Smith covers on his entranc(...)

At 69, British folk-rock legend Richard Thompson still has a sharp electric dagger or two in hand to go with his often acid tongue and cankered worldv(...)

The Waterboys will be in full gallop at Leopardstown Racecourse on Thursday

Seoda Summer Party Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick Saturday August 11th 6pm €10 Anyone looking for an easy-peasy guide to what’s happening in t(...)

British-based Americana music acts aren’t necessarily 10 a penny, but those who think only American musicians can grasp the roots nettle (so to speak)(...)

On the Road, a completist’s dream, is a snapshot and a love letter rolled in to one. It was recorded in 17 different venues over the course of the pas(...)

Making your mark can’t be easy when your parents are British folk-rock icons Richard and Linda Thompson and your brother is singer-songwriter Teddy Th(...)

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