From left, Paul Timoney from Batman Needs a Break, with David Green from In The Willows, Tadhg Hickey, of InOne Eye, Out The Other, Dominica Williams mezzo-soprano with How Aria?, programme co-ordinator Edel Doran, Mongoose’s Muireann Ní Cheannabháin and Ailbhe Dunne, who play Therapy Sessions, and  dancer Peter Toohey. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

We may talk about having the blues, or the black dog, or the mean reds, but we don’t talk about them enough. Look around next time you’re out and abou(...)

Kate Tempest: has changed from her early performances

There are few enough contemporary poets that have stretched across from a niche to mainstream audience, and even then awareness borders on the vague ((...)

 Lou Reed in New York in 2011: I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics shows him to be a true rock ’n’ roll poet. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Faber & Faber’s forthcoming reissue of Lou Reed’s I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics revives a question that’s been kicking around since B(...)

Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

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St Patrick’s Day: spectators at last year’s Dublin parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The forecast may not be great for this year’s St Patrick’s Day, but there are lots of events and other attractions, many indoors, to keep you entertai(...)

A year ago, when the snow hit St Patrick’s weekend, among the cancellations was the Big Day Out, a St Patrick’s Festival perennial on Dublin’s Merrion(...)

Macdara Yeates

We are our stories. To be human is to have a story to tell. This year’s St Patrick’s Festival takes our indigenous love of and facility for storytelli(...)

Stephen James Smith

SATURDAY 24 STEPHEN JAMES SMITH Button Factory Dublin 7.30pm €15 buttonfactory.ie Anyone interested in contemporary spoken-word will know that Steph(...)

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