Mikel Murfi’s stepping into another pair of shoes

WHAT started in 2012 as a one-man show for the Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity in older people, has since morphed into an international touring show garnering ...

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A question of taste: Shane Dunne

Des O'Driscoll meets Shane Dunne, one of the faces behind Cork festival Indiependence.

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Andrew Scott stars in Irish tale of lust and betrayal

Andrew Scott stars alongside Cillian Murphy in The Delinquent Season, an Irish tale of lust and betrayal, writes Esther McCarthy.

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From the ends of the Earth - English author Nicholas Shakespeare to appear in Cork

English author Nicholas Shakespeare is at Triskel in Cork this week to talk about his book on Tasmania, writes Colette Sheridan.

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Eoin Coveney is drawing on his experience in the comic world

2000AD artist Eoin Coveney has been mentoring aspiring young hopefuls in Cork, writes Don O’Mahony.

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Album Review: Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy

There was disappointment for Cardi B fans in Ireland recently as it was confirmed that her headline spot at Longitude was cancelled owing to her pregnancy, writes ...

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Classic love story gets a modern twist

As the English National Ballet prepares to bring its stunning take on Giselle to Ireland, Ellie O’Byrne hears how the production has been informed by the Bangladeshi ...

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Matthew Sweeney: ‘I prefer not to dwell on my inevitable demise’

As he launches his latest collection of poetry at Cork World Book Fest, Matthew Sweeney tells Colette Sheridan about his attitude to life and creativity while also ...

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Hidden O’Doherty murals re-emerge

One of the country’s greatest living artists returned to his homeland yesterday to unveil murals that were hidden for more than 20 years.

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Theatre review: Here All Night at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin

It’s Friday, April 13, Samuel Beckett’s birthday, and you can’t move for the “fail better” memes, reducing his work to the status of ...

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Theatre review: Assassins at the Gate Theatre, Dublin

In theory, you can be anything you want to be in America.

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Back in the groove: Cork's remaining record stores

Record Store Day was originally set up as a response to the digital onslaught. Ellie O’Byrne visits the five remaining stores in Cork to hear about the ever-changing ...

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A question of taste: DJ and music producer mynameisjOhn

By Des O’DriscollJohn Lillis, aka mynameisjOhn, is a DJ and music producer from Ennis, Co Clare.

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Cork actor Michael Mellamphy has a bite of Big Apple

By Orla O’SullivanMICHAEL Mellamphy had just finished performing for a few dozen people in a Queens, New York, community centre, when he learnt he had been ...

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Elvis Costello is all about the now

Elvis Costello tells Joe Nerssessian about rejecting nostalgia, his plans for a musical, and why you won’t catch him writing protest songs.

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Opera Review: The Marriage of Figaro, National Opera House, Wexford

By Cathy Desmond Spring seems to be still lurking in the wings but there was plenty to warm the cockles in the heartening premiere in Wexford of Irish National Opera’s ...

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Review: It Takes A Village - First outing a glorious event

Des O’Driscoll reviews the It Takes A Village festival in Cork

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Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope: How the story of a girl from Cork became a massive Irish TV hit

Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope is back for a second run, and its stars tell Ed Power how the tale of a girl from Mallow became one of the biggest hits on Irish TV.

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What Remains of Edith Finch fends off Mario and Zelda

Ronan Jennings rounds up the latest in gaming news.

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Harry Styles review: Boyish charm, Dublin accents and old-time influences

Sloughing off a boyband past can be a challenge – yet the winsome ease with which Styles has soared beyond One Direction suggests a future more Robbie Williams than ...

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Sweet sound of the city: Cork composer coming home for choral festival

Cork composer Bernard Geary returns to his hometown to hear one of his pieces performed at the choral festival, writes Cathy Desmond

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Sound advice from a teacher pays dividends for Sam Keeley

Sam Keeley failed his Leaving Cert but his love of acting has seen him succeed, writes Esther McCarthy

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Camilla Griehsel: Finding solace in music after a whole heap of grief

West Cork-based Camilla Griehsel lost three people she loved within the space of a few weeks. It's made her realise how fragile life is, writes Ellie O'Byrne

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Step by step through life: Timmy 'The Brit' McCarthy on becoming an icon of Cork's folk scene

Timmy the Brit tells Pet O'Connell how we went from being a butcher in London to becoming a stalwart of Cork's set dancing and folk scenes.

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Hero of his own story: Stephen Mooney star attraction of Cork Comic Expo

Irish artist Stephen Mooney is one of the main attractions at the Cork Comic Expo in Mahon Point tomorrow, writesDon O’Mahony

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Capturing the sounds of nature: Attenborough's sound guy to speak at UCC

Attenborough’s sound recordist Chris Watson is one of the participants in a day-long event in UCC tomorrow, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Catherine Foley: From the convent to the Gaeltacht

MOVING from Waterford city to the Ring Gaeltacht fifty miles away may not sound like a major life event but for Catherine Foley, her whole world changed at the age ...

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Ken Wardrop's films in the key of life

Ken Wardrop impressed with His & Hers, and his latest heartwarming documentary follows a number of piano students and their teachers, writes Esther McCarthy.

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A question of taste: Jim X Comet

Jim X Comet has been involved in music in Cork for the past four decades. He played with such bands as Belsonic Sound and the Dancing Bastards From Hell, as well ...

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Live Music Review: Dua Lipa, Olympia, Dublin

Ed PowerPop music has been crying out for someone with Dua Lipa’s star power. Alongside a take-no-prisoners stance on rubbish exes — as embodied by one-billion ...

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GameTech: Far Cry from US political landscape

By Ronan JenningsMODERN America is a far cry from perfect, but at least it’s not Far Cry’s Montana. In Far Cry 5, the Treasure State is home to a violent ...

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George Ezra quietly becoming a superstar

George Ezra doesn’t party and is unlikely to smash up hotel rooms, but he still does a fine line in heartfelt ballads, writes Ed Power.

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Dua Lipa review: Adele-level vocal chops, blazing stage presence and indomitable swagger

Pop music has been crying out for someone with Dua Lipa’s star power.

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Inviting you on a hypnotic journey into the musical mind of Samuel Beckett

Judy Hegarty Lovett of Gare St Lazare tells Marjorie Brennan about the Corkonian company’s journey into the musical mind of Samuel Beckett.

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The sound of silence has the power to terrify

Emily Blunt tells Georgia Humphreys about her role in must-see horror film A Quiet Place

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Five things to do this week

Des O’Driscoll shares his suggestions for the week ahead

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Meet the Dubliner who was a stuntman in Lord of the Rings, Avatar and more

Did you hear about the Irish guy who became a stuntman? He fell into it. Peter Dillon tells Richard Fitzpatrick about a career path that has seen him work on Lord ...

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Tara Erraught: A golden voice in much demand around the world

Tara Erraught is enjoying a blossoming international career. Fresh from her Met debut, she comes home to Ireland to play Susanna in the Marriage of Figaro. Cathy ...

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Darkroom leads to a brighter life for Cork photographer

Cork photographer Kieran Tobin’s battle with depression led him to photography, and a career that has brought him much joy, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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The story of the nation's social history told on John Creedon's National Treasure

From Cork-made grenades to Sonia’s running shoes, John Creedon’s new TV series tells the social history

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A Question of Taste: Director of the Townlands Carnival, Sam Beshoff

Sam Beshoff is from Allihies, Co Cork, and is director of the Townlands Carnival, a weekend festival of music and arts which takes place near Macroom in July.

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'Jazz saxophone player who doesn’t play saxophone or jazz' finds his calling

“Woodwind instrumentalist, composer, and music producer” is how Seán Mac Erlaine is described on his official website. That doesn’t shed ...

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Ten of the best in line for a Dublin Literary Award

The Dublin Literary Award with a prize of €100k is one of the biggest in the business. Alan O’Riordan casts his eye over the nominees.

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GameTech: Ni No Kuni II offers a fairytale world for all ages

Ni No Kuni II starts with a bang — literally. Within a few seconds of the opening scene, a missile flies past the US president and detonates over a city. Moments ...

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Noel Coward's legend lives on at Cork’s Everyman

‘SUPERFICIAL, flighty, witty and effervescent,” is how director, Michael Cabot, of London Classic Theatre, always regarded the work of Noel Coward whose ...

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Onwards and upwards: New gallery director on her plans for the Crawford

As the new director of the Cork gallery, Mary McCarthy will oversee a €22m extension, and also hopes to rejuvenate public interest in the city-centre facility, ...

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Lots of laughs but also the big issues with 'Podfather' Richard Herring

When Stephen Fry told Richard Herring about his suicide attempt, the podcast host had little idea that it would become such a big deal, writes Richard Fitzpatrick.

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Bad Wolves create a great tribute to Dolores

All profits from the band’s cover of ‘Zombie’ go to the family of the late Cranberries singer, writes Ed Power.

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Blindboy sees the light

The Rubberbandits’ frontman thought he’d just do a few podcast episodes to promote his book. As their popularity spread, however, these digital missives ...

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Artists go incognito to support a great cause

A sale of art by Tracey Emin and a host of Irish artists will raise funds for the Jack and Jill Foundation.

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