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SATURDAY 6TH Traidphicnic An Ceardlann, Spiddal, all weekend traidphicnic.com The community festival of music, art and theatre is now in its eighth (...)

US speaker of the House Democrat Nancy Pelosi has her work cut out to discipline the world’s brattiest 72-year-old . Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Two men, sons of immigrants, rising to be the head of their own empires, powerful forces in their ethnic communities. Both dapper and mustachioed with(...)

Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

As America voted in one of the most significant midterm elections in decades on Tuesday, The Irish Times asked readers across the US to shar(...)

The Lost Brothers are an Irish musical duo comprising Mark McCausland and Oisin Leech.

The Lost Brothers’ Oisín Leech on his transition to folk music. When I was fifteen there were four punk rockers in Navan and I was one of them. But, e(...)

Given its name, it is no surprise that roots music always privileges the past. The deeper the roots, the more revered the songs and the artists. Dave(...)

Glen Hansard received numerous standing ovations during his Royal Festival Hall debut on Friday. Photograph: Photo by Rob Ball/WireImage

Making his Royal Festival Hall debut, the Oscar and Grammy-award winner Glen Hansard is strumming an acoustic guitar and singing a cod-reggae ditty ab(...)

Glen Hansard salutes the crowd from Apollo House, which has been taken over by Home Sweet Home to shelter the homeless. Photographs: Cyril Byrne

The former owner of Apollo House says he supports the aims of Home Sweet Home, a group of housing activist who have occupied the vacant office buildi(...)

Bob Dylan performing in 1993: he “widened the scope of poetry more successfully than many of the Beat poets”. Photograph: EPA

I’m listening to Billy Joe Shaver And I’m reading James Joyce Some people they tell me I got the blood of the land in my voice For those still wond(...)

Bruce Springsteen, center, in concert with the the E Street Band, including Steven Van Zandt, left, and Patti Scialfa at Madison Square Garden in New York,on January 27th. Photograph: Nicole Fara Silver/The New York Times

“The subtext to ‘The River’ was time,” Bruce Springsteen said as the E Street Band played a slow, shimmering vamp. “Time slipping away. And once you e(...)

We’re all aware that the local can be global and vice versa. These archive recordings (from Cornelscourt Parish Hall), offer an occasionally intrigui(...)

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