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Richard Hawley is doing it once more with real feeling

Being told he might never walk again gave Richard Hawley a new level of emotional intensity for his latest album, writes Ed Power

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Singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan comes back to her roots in Cork

The US singer tells Don O’Mahony how her grandfather’s passing has evoked memories of blissful childhood days visiting West Cork, and how it’s all echoed in her new album

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Love and life after the silence

AN UNEXPECTED distraction reared its head as Anglo-French new wave rockers Savages were deep into recording their second album, Adore Life, last year, writes Ed Power

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McFall's Chamber have a long tradition of blurring boundaries

Mr McFall’s Chamber hope to push the Cork audience out of their comfort zone, writes Ed Power

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Boss bitch - The passion of Nicki Minaj

Pop music is dominated almost exclusively by the female star — Beyoncé, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and, as always, Madonna. 

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Live music: John Grant - Cork Opera House

4/5

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Rock around the block with Bitch Falcon

The much-hyped Bitch Falcon swoop into Cork for an innovative music and arts festival based around two of the city’s streets, writes Eoghan O’Sullivan

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Stirring sounds of life’s journey with Cork band Altered Hours

With a new album recorded in Berlin, Altered Hours have marked themselves out as one of the
hottest bands to emerge from Cork, writes Eoghan O’Sullivan

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A question of taste - Eleanor Shanley

Eleanor Shanley is from Leitrim but now lives in Ballinasloe, Co Galway. She sings with De Danann and also has a solo career that includes the recent release of an album, Forever Young. 

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Izzy Bizu on the up and up as she heads for Dublin's Sugar club

IZZY Bizu’s feet have barely touched the floor since she signed to Epic Records last year.

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Live music: Villagers - Everyman, Cork

5/5

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Live music review: Massive Attack @ The Olympia, Dublin

4/5

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Album Review: Sia - This is Acting

4/5

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Arch collaborator Marc Ribot comes out with solo tour

Marc Ribot has lent his experimental guitar sounds to albums by the likes of Elvis Costello and Tom Waits. He tells Eoghan O’Sullivan to get ready for anything at his one Irish show

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John Grant has gone through darkness and light with his music

John Grant was never the cheeriest man in music — and often with good reason. But Ed Power finds him in fine fettle as he prepares for his Cork gig

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Wainwright sisters are doing it for themselves at Ballincollig Winter Music Festival

Martha Wainwright and her sibling Lucy are putting their incredible music pedigree to good use for a new covers album and a gig in Cork, writes Ed Power

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A question of taste - Alex Petcu

Cork-born percussionist Alex Petcu comes from a Romanian family who are heavily involved in the musical life of the city.

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Ronnie continues to help singers of the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

LIVELY octogenarian Dr Veronica Dunne — known to everyone as Ronnie — hasn’t stopped working in her chosen field since childhood, writes Jo Kerrigan. 

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The Maccabees are bearing their marks

Their fourth album was their first chart-topper, proving The Maccabees are in it for the
long haul, says Ed Power

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Album Review: Villagers - Where Have You Been All My Life?

4/5

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David Bowie's ‘Blackstar’ album may be his most jolting

He may be a recluse, but his second album in three years is a record David Bowie made for himself, writes Ed Power

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A question of taste - Mick Flannery

Mick Flannery, 32, is from Blarney, Co Cork. His upcoming gigs include Róisín Dubh, Galway, Dec 28; Dolans Warehouse, Limerick, Dec 29; and Cork Opera House, Dec 31.

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Live music review: El Vy at Vicar Street, Dublin

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Live music:Glen Hansard - Everyman, Cork

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Celebrating Frank Zappa on his 75th birthday

Frank Zappa would have been 75 on Monday. Jonathan deBurca Butler pays tribute to the man who mixed mad antics and great music with a large dollop of cleverness

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Beats, Grimes and basslines: Ed Power's top 10 albums of 2015

He had mixed feelings about some of the year’s big sellers, so music writer Ed Power selected a personal list of the best albums of 2015

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Live musicreview: Delorentos - Everyman, Cork

4/5

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Long and winding road to success for sibling duo Hudson Taylor

The band of brothers otherwise known as Hudson Taylor are relishing the discovery of a stripped-back style, writes Ed Power

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Corkman Brian Deady's new album is a real slab of southern soul

Cork-raised Brian Deady worked through personal traumas to produce his impressive new album, writes Ed Power

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A question of taste: Johnny ‘Fang’ Murphy discusses his favourite things

JOHNNY ‘Fang’ Murphy is a founder member of the Stargazers. From Blackrock in Cork, he now lives in Macroom. The Stargazers perform tonight at Triskel Christchurch in Cork on a double bill with the Lee Valley String Band in support of Médecins Sans Frontières.

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Ian Shaw bringing the classics of Burt Bacharach to Cork's Triskel

THE Phil Ware Trio’s residency at the Triskel Christchurch continues on Friday with the visit of Ian Shaw, the UK singer and two-time best vocalist winner at the BBC Jazz Awards.

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Dingle's Other Voices music festival plays on despite Storm Desmond

Dingle’s celebration of music continues to charm whatever the weather, writes Joe Leogue

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These singing priests turned their hobby into a successful career

What started off as a hobby has led to sales of more than three million albums for an unlikely trio, says Ed Power

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100 years on from his birth, we remember Frank Sinatra doing it his way playing Dublin in 1989

As we approach the centenary of Frank Sinatra’s birth, Richard Fitzpatrick looks back to the first concerts Ol’ Blue Eyes performed in Ireland, at Lansdowne Road in 1989

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Trad band Lynched are hitting new heights with their punk style

They’re the trad band who are more punk than punk, and have hit new heights after starring on Jools Holland’s show, writes Ed Power

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Live music: Mumford and Sons - 3Arena, Dublin

3/5

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Album Review: Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams

3/5

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Paul Cleary’s Blades are still sharp as they return for another Olympia date

The feud with U2 may have been a myth, but there’s a lingering feeling that Paul Cleary’s band should have been megastars, writes Ed Power

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Live music: The Prodigy - 3Arena, Dublin

4/5

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Live music: Arve Henriksen - Triskel, Cork (ECM Weekend)

4/5

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Opera version brings James Joyce's short story 'The Dead' back to life

Joyce’s classic short story was an obvious choice for a musical adaptation, writes Padraic Killeen.

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Gaz Coombes is still alright after Supergrass

GAZ COOMBES isn’t bothered that he didn’t win the Mercury Prize, writes Ed Power

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Placido Domingo Jr is Neri’s Christmas gift to Cork

The Leeside opera singer will be joined for a charity concert in her hometown by the singer-songwriter son of the famous tenor, says Jo Kerrigan

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Album Review: The Vamps - Wake Up (Virgin-EMI)

3/5

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U2 remember Paris victims on Dublin homecoming

“Liberté, egalité, fraternité,” intoned Bono near the end of U2’s first indoor gig in Dublin for more than 25 years.

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June Tabor is bringing folk to Cork topping a bill of music from the ECM label

Ed Power talks to folk legend and farmer June Tabor who tops the bill at Triskel in Cork for a weekend of music from the ECM label

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Delorentos have become unplugged and are set for an Irish acoustic tour

Delorentos have switched to a different tack for their current tour, writes Ed Power

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Even Elvis Presley would dance when the Royal Showband came to town

Hanging out with Elvis and The Beatles were just part of the fun for Ireland’s biggest showband, writes Ed Power

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Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue struggles with self doubt in his songwriting abilities

Despite his long years in the business, Mercury Rev’s frontman Jonathan Donahue is still dogged by self-doubt about his songwriting, writes Ed Power.

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Live music review: Metropolis at the RDS, Dublin

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Album Review: Bob Dylan 1965 –1966: The Best Of The Cutting Edge

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Vintage Trouble are putting a new twist on a trusty old sound

Ed Power, talks soul, segregation and sense of family to Vintage Trouble’s front man

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A question of taste - David Lyttle

David Lyttle from Co Down was the first ever Irish musician to be nominated for a Music of Black Origin Award (MOBO). The awards take place next Wednesday and will be broadcast on ITV2. Lyttle was nominated in the best jazz act on the back of his Faces album, which features collaborations with the likes of Talib Kweli and Duke Special.

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No rust for the wicked and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine

Ed Power finds Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine in typically fighting form as he gets ready for an Irish gig and a new album

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Album Review: Joanna Newsom - Divers

3/5

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VIDEO: Marcus Miller lights up Everyman as Cork Jazz Festival highlight

Despite a dilution of the jazz content, there was quality music to be had in Cork, says Alan O’Riordan.

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Gogo Penguin have gone from the jazz club to the dance floor

With a contemporary sound that gives a large nod to electronica, Gogo Penguin could be one of the highlights of the jazz festival in Cork this weekend, writes Alan O’Riordan.

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Beach House are telling it like it is

Drop those expectations of dreamy space-kids. In person, Baltimore group Beach House are not ones to suffer fools, writes Ed Power

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Norman Garrett perfect for the part at Wexford Festival Opera

US star Norman Garrett will perform the title role in the rarely seen Koanga by Delius at the Wexford festival, writes Jo Kerrigan

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