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Fia Moon

What: R&B and Soul music from a pop perspective Where: Dublin/London Why: One of the more well-rounded and accomplished new artists from Ireland t(...)

Leo Borg and his father, Björn Borg, watch a Stockholm Open match. Photograph: Casper Hedberg/The New York Times

When he was 10, Leo Borg sat his mother down and told her something that made her cry: He wanted to be a tennis player. Until then, Patricia Borg had(...)

Isabella Rosellini in her one-woman (and her dog) show ‘Link Link’

Over the years, as an arts producer and festival curator, Richard Wakely has frequently encouraged performers, artists and organisations to hit the re(...)

 Robert Smith of The Cure: Photograph:  Didier Messens/Redferns/ Getty Images

Folk, new wave, hip-hop, R&B, rap-rock, heavy metal and good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll are among the many genres (and subgenres) represented by (...)

Ronan has been in the news for the last couple of days because she is to co-star with fellow actress Lupita Nyong’o in a campaign for the newest Calvin Klein fragrance, Calvin Klein Women.   File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Saoirse Ronan is a gifted actress, and naturally, Irish people are even fonder of her for being an Irish woman who has risen to tremendous success. R(...)

Beyoncé Knowles performs at Coachella. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

Let’s just cut to the chase: There’s not likely to be a more meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year(...)

Bring booze. Bring more booze than you need. Do not arrive with a four-pack of Carling and decide, on an whim, to rinse through the host’s carefully curated craft beer collection

A decade ago, that monitor of good manners, the Telegraph, was already mourning the demise of the classic dinner party. Last year, Nigella Lawson, who(...)

R.E.S.P.E.C.T: a song from Aretha Franklin and many more  on International Women’s Day. Photograph:  Fred A. Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

For International Women’s Day  2018 we asked Twitter users to tell us the songs using #IrishTimesTunes that should be added to our empowering, in(...)

Matthew E White and Flo Morrissey: “We just wanted to do songs that meant something to us, that challenged us, and some that people just wouldn’t normally cover.”

A duets album is a tried and tested staple of the music industry. The beasts arrive in varying shades of quality, but mostly they arrive from singers(...)

Carlinhos Cruz from Brazil. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Carlinhos Cruz didn’t speak a word of English when he arrived in Ireland five years ago. He had never lived abroad and had spent his entire life unde(...)

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