Arts Vibe

Belle and Sebastian screening out those haters

Belle and Sebastian are happy to ignore the jibes and just get on with the music, says Ed Power.

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Dara O'Briain

Mark your diary for these arts highlights of spring 2015

Des O’Driscoll reveals what he expects will be the arts and entertainment  highlights of spring 2015.

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All set for one ‘L’ of a New Year’s Eve

Jack Lukeman headlines a gig at Everyman Cork tomorrow, writes Ed Power

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Aiden Gillen: "I’m not comparing Charlie Haughey to John Boy or anyone else"

Aiden Gillen was keen not to pass judgement on a man who dominated Irish politics for so long writes Ed Power.

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Bill Murray ain’t afraid of no ghosts

Bill Murray’s modern-day old grump is the perfect fit for the former Ghostbuster, writes Keeley Bolger

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The lost Gaeltacht of Lower Manhattan

The yellow cabs tick downtown in the rain,                                                            sparked electrons in the bright-lit veins.

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Tuesday’s Poem - My Zen Father

The only books you ever read

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: A little taste of fame

ALEC Ounsworth likes not being famous. For a few scary months in 2005 he was on the cusp of something akin to celebrity (the indie rock equivalent at least). The experience did not agree with him very much.

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Art : Tom Climent: A Place Found, Nash 19 Sternview, Cork

Tom Climent has built a solid reputation for paintings that seduce the eye, and compositions that smoulder with theatrical tension and atmosphere.

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Bastille to storm De Barra’s for Amplify

Social media ensures there’s no such thing as keeping a secret these days, and the word is very much out that De Barra’s in Clonakilty, Co Cork, will host the big gig tonight in this weekend’s Guinness Amplify event. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The Necks: The best band you’ve never heard of

THEY have been described, by the New York Times as “one of the greatest bands in the world”. The Guardian has been similarly breathless, eulogising them as “one of the most extraordinary groups on the planet”.

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Dreadzone are still in the groove

They were contemporaries of UK acid-house era acts Leftfield, The Orb and Massive Attack, but Dreadzone’s roots reach back to Mick Jones’s urban groove-oriented post-Clash act, Big Audio Dynamite. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Live music - Elysian Quartet

St Multose, Kinsale 3/5 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Live music - First Aid Kit

Olympia, Dublin 4/5 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Album Review: Blue-eyed Hawk - Under The Moon

(Edition Records) 4/5 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Live music - Lloyd Cole

Triskel Christchurch, Cork

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Opera review: The Rape of Lucretia at the Wexford Opera House

"A rotted body politic riven with lies and factions and a sense that debauchery, despotism and tyranny governs all," is how director, Michael Barker-Caven describes the background of The Rape of Lucretia. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Scene and Heard: London Grammar join Hozier for Guinness Amplify line-up

GIG WISE: With Electric Picnic out of the way, the next biggie on the Irish music horizon is the Guinness Amplify festival taking place through the five provinces on different weekends in September and October. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The sky’s the limit for The Script ahead of homecoming gig

With sales of 10m records, and a sold-out homecoming gig, The Script really don’t care what the critics say, writes Ed Power. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The nasty heckling Tig Notaro got in Ireland paled into insignificance after her double mastectomy.

It’d take more than hecklers to knock down Tig Notaro

Asking comedians about their most memorable heckle is a sure-fire way to hear a funny anecdote. But for Tig Notaro the question dredges up an unpleasant memory of her first visit to Ireland, several years ago, at Kilkenny’s Cat Laughs Festival. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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David Mitchell: Now living near Clonakilty, the Southport-born author of Cloud Atlas has just published new novel The Bone Clocks. Pic: PA

Cork-based Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell on Twitter, his children, and latest novel

Cork-based David Mitchell tells Zahra Saeed about his new novel, forays into Twitter and getting inspiration from his children. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Liam Heylin

New play from Liam Heylin set for UCC’s Granary Theatre

All the world’s a stage for playwright and journalist Liam Heylin, whose latest play, West for the Weekend, is about a lawyer with a gambling problem.

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Album Review: Interpol - El Pintor

Interpol get a hard time for sounding a lot like Interpol. The charge is that, after several engaging albums, the New Yorkers are slouching towards creative dotage, regurgitating a grab-bag of tics and tropes: clanging guitars, brooding melodies, Ian Curtis-esque singing from frontman Paul Banks. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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