Members of Galway’s Funky Drums taking part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“Patrick was a migrant too” read one of the placards in Galway’s parade, and the city’s diverse ethnic mix was evident among the many participa(...)

It’s no mean feat to sustain a career in music for almost three decades and still be relevant. Kylie Minogue has been one of pop’s most consistent (...)

Paloma Faith looks the part, there are no question marks over her vocal ability, and she has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the bus(...)

Musicians Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk perform during the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Daft Punk, the electronic music duo from France, won five Grammy awards including album of the year, while Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home four tr(...)

 Michael Fassbender. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)

Twerking around: Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Twerk or die

Twerking, we’re told, is one of those suggestive new-fangled African- American-influenced dances. Like the Twist. Or the Hucklebuck. The word, sometim(...)

 Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, from the French music group, Daft Punk

The fact that the most infectious, feel-good tune of the year was made by two French lads usually seen sporting motorcycle helmets is a sign of the(...)

Daft Punk

The modern fondness for lists has given us many commendable wastes of time. Between online citadels built entirely on the foundations of numbered f(...)

Daft Punk: the dance pioneers have managed to kick against the atrophy that has stymied so many others

Before the release of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories , journalists in cities across the (...)

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