Damien Dempsey is from Donaghmede in Dublin, and his musical influences include traditional sean-nós, as well as his heroes, Bob Marley and Elvis Presley. Upcoming gigs include Cork Opera House, next Friday, April 1; and the National Opera House, Wexford, on April 2.
Thu, 24 Mar, 2016
SINGING is an undiscovered country for traditional music icon Seamus Begley. Renowned for his accordion and fiddle playing, the Kerryman is notably less confident in his prowess as vocalist — despite a fine, nuanced crooning style. Indeed, he lives in fear that his voice might leave him down at any moment.
Wed, 23 Sep, 2015
The Government’s decision to introduce a bank levy and increase the Dirt tax in the budget could potentially breach EU State AID rules and seriously undermines the sector’s attempts to return to profitability, said the president of the Irish Banking Federation, John Reynolds.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2013