Stephen James Smith

SATURDAY 24 STEPHEN JAMES SMITH Button Factory Dublin 7.30pm €15 buttonfactory.ie Anyone interested in contemporary spoken-word will know that Steph(...)

Actor and playwright Pat Kinevane: “I’ve always looked up to   Niall Buggy.”
Pat Kinevane: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book?  I’m reading Fear Not, a beautiful book of poetry by the young Dublin poet, Stephen James Smith. I’ve liked him for a cou(...)

Finbar Furey and Imelda May performing sweet sixteen at The Late Late Show in London. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Ryan Tubridy promised viewers of the Late Late London Special “a different day in the office,” yet despite the ornate and echoey surrounds of Central (...)

‘This is a gig, but this isn’t a gig’: Ed Sheeran introduces the night to an audience of 400 at the London Irish Centre in Camden on Tuesday.

In a green-lit building in the well-to-do end of Camden, the ladies toilet says “Cailíní”, the gents says “Buachaillí”. We’re most certainly in the Lo(...)

Ed Sheeran concert in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on May 16th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

London’s Irish community get chance to see what Ed Sheeran is made of when he takes to the stage at the London Irish Centre in Camden on Tuesday. “My(...)

Lisa O’Neill will appear in collaboration with writer Pat McCabe, Cass McCombs and Lankum’s Ian Lynch (above) on Friday, April 20th, Abbey Theatre, 7.30pm, €30.

Motor City might be Detroit, but MusicTown is most definitely Dublin – or at least it will be until Sunday, April 22nd. From now until then, a stream (...)

Stephen James Smith: I’ve fallen in love with The Young Offenders. It’s perfect in so many ways

Current favourite book? The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker. It’s about an old man whose father passes away, and then he takes care of a younger boy. The over(...)

The Humours of Bandon

At the Imagining Ireland concert at the Barbican earlier this month, Paul Noonan of BellX1 described the multifaceted gig as “a photograph of some of (...)

 The Ireland team celebrates winning the Grand Slam. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

They didn’t really need the floodlights on in Twickenham after the game, the smile on Johnny Sexton’s face alone was lighting the place up. It seems s(...)

St Patrick’s Festival: Dublin’s main parade starts at noon on March 17th. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade It sounds like Game of Thrones battles it out with Star Wars for Dublin’s parade this year. Grand marshal this year (...)

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