Damien Dempsey

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  Street artist and print maker Maser: “[Graffiti] was a sociable thing. You were out with your friends. You got to explore the city and it was a rebellious thing”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The street artist Maser is wearing a paint-stained plaid shirt and is contemplating three of the brightly-coloured fine art prints he has created for(...)

James Vincent McMorrow. His new album We Move is out on September 2nd

It might be coming to the end of the summer but Ken Allen hasn’t been slowing down to suit the season. If anything, he’s cranking it up. The label own(...)

Gary Dunne: ‘I feel honoured to lead a team which creates opportunities for the Irish in London, of all generations, to experience, create and celebrate Irish culture.’

As an Irish artist and arts programmer, I have always been gripped by the capacity of art and culture to bring us together, to connect us to ourselves(...)

With the patronage of Nanci Griffith and Damien Dempsey and the production nous of the experienced Mitchell Froom under her belt, Nicole Maguire’s(...)

“1916 always seemed like this huge mythical thing for me”: Jimmy Sheeran and John Colbert

History always remembers the big events and the important names, but the stories of the bit players should not be forgotten. This viewpoint was the st(...)

Amid the commemorative events marking the 1916 centenary, Rising makes an intriguing contribution with its collection of human stories. James Sh(...)

Ashford Castle in winter

Make hay in Cork If you’ve been responsible for feeding the troops all over Christmas, it’s time to sit back and let someone else do the cookin(...)

Seamus Begley, long-associated with the box and possessor of one of the tradition’s tenderest voices, has set his accordion aside so those songs ca(...)

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl in New York last week. Foo Fighters play Slane Castle on Saturday, May 30th, with gates open from 2pm. Photograph:  John Lamparski/Getty Images

Music fans going to Slane Castle for the Foo Fighters concert have been warned to bring their rain gear. Heavy rain is forecast across the country on(...)

The Europa Hotel in Belfast: The trip promises a stay at the hotel “which was bombed and refurbished a staggering 28 times during the Troubles”. Photograph: Paul Mcerlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Funds of Sinn Féin, sorry, Friends of Sinn Féin recently alerted American subscribers to its mailing list about a 1916- themed trip to the Auld Sod. “(...)

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