A Question of Taste: Sean McDonnell

Sean McDonnell is the singer with Cork based ska/punk band Pontious Pilate and The Naildrivers (“Yes we know we’ve spelled Pontious wrong!”).

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Scene and Heard with Des O'Driscoll

All the latest music and arts news with Des O'Driscoll.

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A Question of Taste: Noel Burke, bow maker

Noel Burke was born in London to Sligo parents.

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Five things for the week ahead with Des O'Driscoll

Des O'Driscoll has you covered for five things to do for the week ahead.

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Celebrated playwright Enda Walsh selects his cultural touchstones

From the Three Stooges and The Smiths, to opera that literally made him sick, Enda Walsh tells Des O'Driscoll about some of his cultural touchstones.

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A Question of Taste with Anna Mieke

Wicklow-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Anna Mieke recently released her debut album Idle Mind.

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Streaming options for June with Des O'Driscoll

Des O'Driscoll has you covered for things to stream this June.

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Bullfighting in Paris: La Tauromachie comes up for auction

The Germaine Richier piece La Tauromachie (Bullfighting) from the collection of the singer Charles Aznavour (who died in 2018) comes up at Christie’s in Paris ...

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Scene and Heard with Des O'Driscoll

All your arts and music news.

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A Question of Taste with Cormac Begley

Cormac Begley is a solo bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West Kerry musical family

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What to watch this week

Des O'Driscoll has you covered on what to watch this week.

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Scene and heard: This week's entertainment news

Des O'Driscoll rounds up the latest entertainment news.

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A Question of Taste with Frankie Ross

Frankie Ross is director of operations for next week’s Fastnet Film Festival in Schull, Co Cork.

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Damien Rice announced for Cork as Sounds From A Safe Harbour releases first acts for 2019 event

The Sounds From A Safe Harbour festival in Cork has announced the first of its headline acts. Canadian singer Feist, Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice, and Bryce ...

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Trabolgan festival looks to have cemented its reputation as one of the best events in calendar year

There probably aren’t too many events in Ireland that combine bands and DJs with boat parties and synchronised swimming.

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Five things for the week ahead

Here are some things to look forward to in the week ahead.

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A question of taste: Aisling O’Riordan

Aisling O’Riordan is involved in various arts and entertainment events around Cork, including this weekend’s It Takes a Village festival in Trabolgan, ...

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Festival review: Towers and Tales at Lismore Castle

Is there better setting in the whole wide world for a children’s book festival than Lismore Castle on a sunny day?

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Scene and heard: This week's entertainment news

Des O'Driscoll shares the latest from the entertainment world.

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Midsummer Festival set to shine in Cork

Reggae royalty, Ireland’s most famous comedy actress and Cork’s first ever Proms concerts are just a few of the attractions at this year’s Cork ...

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A Question of Taste: Lorna Moore

Lorna Moore is a full-time vocal coach, piano tutor, and choral conductor.

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New releases on Netflix and Amazon Prime in May

Here is a look at the films and tv series that are coming to streaming services this month.

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GAME OF THRONES: The series finally gets into gear with an epic battle between humans and the forces of the Night King.

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Art and antiques news: Port theme at two-week show

CONTAINER SHIP is the title of this work by Tom Roche.

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Joe Jackson: rolling back the years in Cork

Joe Jackson rolled back the years with a brilliant gig at Cork Opera House, writes Des O'Driscoll.

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Paul Linehan on his favourite books, music and the best gig he ever went to

Paul Linehan, from Cork, is the singer and bass player of The Frank & Walters. On Friday, May 10, the band headline the entertainment at the Barry Group Race & Taste ...

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A question of taste: Katie Kim

Katie Kim, aka Katie Sullivan, is originally from Waterford but is currently living in Dublin. She is one of the acts playing the It Takes A Village festival in ...

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5 things to do this week

Des O'Driscoll has you covered on things to do this week.

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What to watch this week

Des O'Driscoll has you covered for what to watch this week.

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Scene and heard: Record Store Day, Homecoming and GOT

Des O'Driscoll shares the latest news from the entertainment world.

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Cork '91 - When Nirvana and Kurt Cobain came to town

To mark the anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, Des O’Driscoll looks back on the day in 1991 when the late singer’s band played a support slot ...

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Joining the dots with BBC DJ Gilles Peterson

Renowned DJ and producer Gilles Peterson's weekly show on BBC 6 diplays the north London tastemaker’s eclectic approach, taking in such genres as soul, jazz, ...

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Scene + Heard: Literary feasts and gigs galore

The county of Cork will provide an intersection for the worlds of music and literature during the summer at several events. Among them is the West Cork Literary ...

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Scene and Heard: This week's entertainment news

GIG WISE: Some extra tickets went on sale this morning for the Spice Girls at Croke Park in May.

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Creators get the balance right with new Netflix natural history series

The creators of a spectacular new natural history series on Netflix tell Des O’Driscoll about the tricky task of engaging an audience while warning about the ...

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A question of taste: Ultan O'Brien

Ultan O’Brien is from Ennis, Co Clare, and plays fiddle with Slow Moving Clouds. The group play in Coughlan’s of Cork tomorrow night, and at St John ...

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A Question of Taste: Derek Burke

Derek Burke is from Lisgoold, near Midleton, Co Cork.

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Review: Anderson.Paak at the Olympia, Dublin

Des O'Driscoll witnessed a superb show by Anderson.Paak at the Olympia in Dublin.

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Scene + Heard: Your entertainment guide to the weekend

GIG WISE: Nicki Minaj is due to take to the stage at 3Arena, Dublin, at 9pm tonight, and everybody will have their fingers crossed that all goes to plan.

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A Question of Taste: Kay Harte, Farmgate cafe

Kay Harte is proprietor of the Farmgate Cafe at the English Market in Cork.

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Five things for the week ahead

Ben Affleck leads the cast in a decent action film about a group of military veterans who decide to rob a drug lord.

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A Question of Taste: Mick Flynn, Lord Mayor of Cork City

Mick Finn, Lord Mayor of Cork city, was born and raised on Friars Walk but has also lived intermittently in Athlone, Dublin and Sydney. He atttended Sullivan’s ...

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Scene & heard: Here's your entertainment news round-up

While the return of Alan Partridge has led to household splits not seen since the Civil War (for the record, we’re former loyalists who’ve gone over ...

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A question of taste - Cork writer Ciarán Collins

Ciarán Collins is a writer from Inniscarra, Co Cork. His debut novel The Gamal was published by Bloomsbury, and his play Primal will premiere at Cork Arts ...

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5 things to do this week

Here are 5 things to do this week...

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Scene and Heard: This week's entertainment news

Des O'Driscoll shares the latest from the entertainment world

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