Top 10 music festivals to look forward to this summer

Most of the big summer events have finalised their line-ups, with tickets already up for grabs. Ed Power rounds up 10 of the best

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Dublin gets in tune with West Cork

Bantry festival to stage a 12-hour mini version of its chamber music event in the capital, writes Jo Kerrigan

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Scene + Heard: Entertainment news round-up

Here’s a quick look at the latest music, gig, film and entertainment news.

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I,Keano stages a comeback

THERE is something about Roy. It’s nearly a decade since Roy Keane last kicked a ball in professional football. Still, he holds our attention.

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Fairytale success not wasted on Lily James in Cinderella

LILY JAMES can’t believe the furore over the size of her waist in the new cinematic retelling of Disney’s Cinderella.

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Staging of 'In on It' an important contribution to referendum debate

One of Ireland’s newest theatre companies, Good Dog Theatre, will perform Daniel MacIvor’s challenging and thought provoking ’In on It’ during a six night run at the Smock Alley Theatre from April 20th – 25th.

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James Bay is taking his new found fame in his stride

Touring with Hozier gave James Bay a glimpse of ‘the next big thing’ status that awaited him, writes
Ed Power

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Marble and Bread opens in the Sailor’s Home

A NEW promenade-style dance play takes as its starting point a psychiatric hospital. Marble & Bread is opening this week in Limerick.

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Connie O’Connell adds online string to his bow

I’M TELLING you that Connell is good, he’ll be heard of yet,” declared the late fiddle player Denis Murphy, one of the finest exponents of Sliabh Luachra music.

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Theatre Review: Postscript - Everyman, Cork

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This true story, about actor and writer Noelle Brown’s attempt to find her birth mother, is presented in a way that is entertaining as well as poignant and angry.

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Album Review: To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

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Kendrick Lamar’s second album is a weird, wonky juggernaut of righteous indignation.

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Dan Hegarty is digging up that buried treasure of celebrities

Dan Hegarty’s new book dips into the record collections of Cillian Murphy and other celebrities, as well as his own, writes Jonathan deBurca Butler

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Hoodie Allen is about to come good after duet with Ed Sheeran

Hoodie Allen’s single with Ed Sheeran will push him into the big time, writes Ed Power

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A switch from sculpture proves author Sara Baume’s got the write stuff

Sara Baume has never found writing easy, but a slew of awards have been apt reward for her toil, writes Colette Sheridan.

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Cork born Joseph O'Neill is writing off his own bat

After breaking through with Netherland, Cork-born Joseph O'Neill has since tackled an eclectic range of subjects writes Michael Moynihan.This story is enriched with multi-media content

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5 Things to do this week

Heading out this week? Here are five things you should check.

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Children’s books

Finding A Voice
by Kim Hood (O’Brien €7.99)

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Book review: Style

Critically acclaimed author, Joseph Connolly, presents a dystopian vision of a future in which celebrity and scandal become entwined.

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Book review: Langer Homicide

ANY book that manages to introduce a classic hard-boiled LA-based private investigator; a plea for help; as well as the expression “it’s fiercebad” in the first dozen pages is surely a good thing, like.

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