Philip King

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The great unwashed washed.

Did you hear that shot ring out over Electric Picnic in the early hours of Sunday morning? It’s rumoured festival organisers called in a vet to examin(...)

Cathy Davey performing on the media day for Electric Picnic 2014.Picture: Alf Harvey/hrphoto.ie

Stradbally Hall is grooming its grounds, putting up tents and setting up stages for this weekend’s Electric Picnic music and arts festival. Promoters(...)

Bell X1 performing on stage in Derry last night. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Outside on Great James Street in Derry, the rain is lashing. Inside The Glassworks venue last night Foy Vance is pouring his heart out with equivalent(...)

Bunreacht Na hÉireann

Ireland is at a point in its history where fundamental questions are being asked about how it is run, how it is shaped, and how its identity will chan(...)

Ayesha Mailey and Janie Doherty from LUXe (in green) and angel Ashlene McFadden from Fidget Feet at the launch of Dublin’s NYE

‘The whole town is booked out for two weeks.” That’s something you might expect to hear if you’re seeking shelter whilst leading a pregnant virgin thr(...)

Choice voices: Hozier at an acoustic session. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

‘It’s no good making art for yourself. It lives when somebody sees it.” The artist Alice Maher is sitting in front of an open fire in the back room of(...)

Agnes Obel: the kind of performer Other Voices was built for

Ásgeir is the latest sensation to come whistling over the ocean from Iceland. Barely out of his teens, he managed to break records with his debut albu(...)

Hozier performing in Dingle .  Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Other Voices has a habit of unearthing a Northern gem for each festival. Soak made the trip down from Derry in 2012, and this year Rosie Carney made (...)

David Gray performing in Dublin in 2011. His latest incarnation is a vocal-led album and Irish tour in a supergroup of sorts, with his band featuring David Kitt, Lisa O’Neill, Mossy Nolan and more. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

David Gray, who gives an extremely enlightening and at times poetic talk at Banter in Foxy John’s pub earlier in the evening with Jim Carroll, has pre(...)

Decades before Adele, there was Dusty. Indisputably the greatest white soul singer of all time, the woman who was born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadett(...)

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