Donal Lunny

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The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Participants in  Young Blood. “It’s a good snapshot of Ireland in a moment in time”

On a bitterly cold Wednesday afternoon in Dublin in the foyer of the National Concert Hall, Karen Walshe, the artistic director at the St Patrick’s Fe(...)

The funeral of Anthony Cronin at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The status of Anthony Cronin as not just an artist, but a champion of the arts was reflected in the turnout at his funeral service in Dublin. Presid(...)

Singers’ legacies can be vulnerable to the vicissitudes of recording conditions, particularly in the live setting. Frank Harte’s reach was welcoming a(...)

The boys are back. This CD/DVD is a timely reminder, 44 years after their debut, of the revolutionary musical imaginations that fuelled Planxty’s mus(...)

A premier performance by a new traditional supergroup featuring Planxty and Moving Hearts founder member Donal Lunny is among the highlights of this year’s Cork Folk Festival . File photoraph: Bryan O’Brien

A premier performance by a new traditional supergroup featuring Planxty and Moving Hearts founder member Donal Lunny is among the highlights of this y(...)

Fashion designer Mary Grant has been in business since 1993 when she first sold in the Irish Design Centre in Dublin’s Powerscourt Centre

Situated on the banks of the Liffey, Newbridge, Co Kildare’s largest town, has a pretty river walk and can claim troubadours Christy Moore, his broth(...)

All the musicians from Into the Tradition on stage at the  NCH

Elemental and meandering, our music, songs and poetry have carved themselves into the fabric of who we are, and this celebration of the last 100 years(...)

Children from the Rainbow Drama School commemorate the children who died in the Rising, one of many events in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph:  Maxwells

The Reflecting the Rising Easter Monday event was billed as the biggest public event in Irish history and it was already a success before it even sta(...)

Members of the Defence Forces pass the GPO in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Wreath-layings and proclamation readings are among a series of 1916 Rising-related events taking place across the country today. Wreaths will be laid(...)

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