Merrill Garbus says summer festivals like Electric Picnic are rejuvenating.

Tune-Yards looking forward to taking Electric stage

Merril Garbus tells Ed Power why she’s so looking forward to performing at Electric Picnic This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Paul Dillon in the true story of a WWI veteran, Lackendarra Jim — A Hermit Of The Comeragh Mountains.

Hermit of Comeraghs takes centre stage at lake

The Comeragh mountain range in Co Waterford is an area of spectacular natural beauty, a relatively undiscovered ...

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Jack Lynch says a good storyteller must be a good listener.

Cape Clear’s the place to be, so the story goes

The Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival, which begins next week, is 20 years old.

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Album - Adebisi Shank

This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank **

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Live music - Slint

Button Factory, Dublin
****

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Brendan Gleeson in the Grand Seduction where he plays Murray, a character  who is fighting for his own identity, as well as the identity of his fishing village.

Brendan Gleeson shows his acting range

Brendan Gleeson shows his versatility in his latest role as a Canadian rogue, writes Alan O’Riordan ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Eamon Morrissey in Maeve's House, based on  Irish writer Maeve Brennan, whom he met in 1966.

Tracing a tragic life in New York

An incredible coincidence inspired Eamon Morrissey’s show, writes Richard Fitzpatrick

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Shooting Snipe on Parnell Street

From the house on Janesboro height My father recalled hearing hunters shooting For snipe in fields around ...

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Giant passed by when Seamus Heaney died

It is too early, yet, to think about the literary meaning of the unexpected passing of poet Seamus Heaney ...

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Collector David Kronn

David Kronn’s collection is raising our sights

David Kronn is gradually donating his invaluable, acquired photographs to the IMMA, says Richard Fitzpatrick. ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Movie Reviews: Lucy, What If, Deliver Us From Evil

Lucy ****
What If ****
Deliver Us From Evil *** This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The King’s Curse

Philippa Gregory
Simon & Schuster, £16.99, ebook £17.45
Review: Laura Wurzal

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Pedro Páramo

Juan Rulfo
Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden
Serpent’s Tail, £8.99
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The Burglar Who Counted The Spoons

Lawrence Block
Orion £18.99
Review: Liam Heylin

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Myth and the Irish State

John M Regan
Irish Academic Press, €27.95 in paperback
Review: Ryle Dwyer

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Breakfast with the Borgias

DBC Pierre
Hammer, €14.50
Review: Declan Burke

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Sex, Drugs And Rock ‘N’ Roll

Zoe Cormier
Profile Books, £19.40
Review: Alison Potter

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Children’s books

Girls, Goddesses and Giants by Lari Donn (Bloomsbury €8.80) is a collection of legends from all over ...

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Live music review: Stargaze

Kilkenny Arts Festival
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