NOBODY ever wrote better about the situation we now face than a man who died over half a century ago.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2020
Wed, 04 Mar, 2020
Fond recollections of a legend, an industry titan comes to Cork, Grimes' new album impresses critics, and Cork French Film Festival announces its lineup, writes Des O'Driscoll
Thu, 20 Feb, 2020
The A-Listers hiding in plain sight: As Rihanna is spotted at the cricket, who are the celebs who have been living under our noses in Ireland? Ed Power reports.
Sat, 24 Aug, 2019
Although hyped as a 'Dublin band' after the city in which they were formed, both the singer and guitarist of the Murder Capital are from Cork, writes Ed Power.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
Thu, 01 Aug, 2019
Mad Cool Festival returned to Madrid for its third instalment at the weekend. A stellar line-up featuring The Cure, The National and Robyn attracted over 180,000 fans to the Spanish capital.
Thu, 18 Jul, 2019
A jaunty Robert Smith led The Cure through a superb gig at Malahide in Dublin, writes Ed Power
Sun, 09 Jun, 2019
Here's your summer events guide for the month of June, including all things music, arts and ents.
Thu, 30 May, 2019
A record one million tickets have been sold for outdoor gigs this summer, according to concert promoter MCD.
Sat, 25 May, 2019
Glastonbury is back and there are a host of other overseas festivals offering impressive line-up, writes Ed Power.
Mon, 06 May, 2019
Now that the line-up for Electric Picnic has been released, it’s time to finalise your plans for a busy season of music events, writes Ed Power.
Tue, 19 Mar, 2019
Esther McCarthy selects her highlights of the year...
Mon, 24 Dec, 2018
The Cure are sold out already, but Lana Del Rey has also been added to the summer roster for Malahide Castle in what has been a big week for gig announcements.
Fri, 12 Oct, 2018
Des O’Driscoll looks at what’s events are happening at the moment
Fri, 15 Dec, 2017
Former Cure drummer Lol Tolhurst talks to Ellie O’Byrne about sorting himself out
Tue, 18 Jul, 2017
A mutual love affair between U2 and Cork meant the city was hugely important to the band’s early development, writes Des O’Driscoll
Fri, 14 Jul, 2017
Des O’Driscoll shares his top top entertainment news
Fri, 23 Jun, 2017
Wed, 21 Sep, 2016
As Nicky Byrne urges us to “Just touch who you wanna, Kiss who you gotta”, Billy O’Riordan looks back at the weird and wonderful lyrics of Eurovision from the past 61 years
Thu, 12 May, 2016
Back when The Cure were still curious, video games were different.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
Sing Street 4/5
Sat, 19 Mar, 2016
John Carney’s Sing Street is a hugely enjoyable music-driven comedy that’s set in Ireland 30 years ago, writes Ed Power
Tue, 15 Mar, 2016
The National’s Matt Berninger really is enjoying his sideproject with El Vy, writes Ed Power
Fri, 11 Dec, 2015
Cork-born Cónal Creedon is a novelist, playwright and documentary film maker. His latest book, The Immortal Deed Of Michael O’Leary, is an account of a man from Inchigeelagh, Co Cork, who became a hero of the First World War.
Thu, 26 Nov, 2015
Sat, 17 Oct, 2015
The director of Once is back with a new project in the form of an 80s set TV series about a young man who gets a band together
Wed, 06 May, 2015
Lil' Chris has died aged 24.
Tue, 24 Mar, 2015
Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson are just two of the contributors to a new album of Paul McCartney covers. Ed Power speaks to the person who put it all together
Fri, 05 Dec, 2014
Renowned songsmith John Spillane will be featured in his six-part TG4 series singing at the grave of legendary blind bard Turlough O’Carolan.
Mon, 20 Oct, 2014
Contented and writing the best songs of his career, Lloyd Cole really is a merry old soul, says Joe Dermody
Tue, 02 Sep, 2014
The Arcadia in Cork provided the focus for a thriving music scene. Des O’Driscoll recalls tales of great nights, an emerging U2 and the towering figure of Donnelly.
Fri, 13 Jun, 2014
FRANKIE KNUCKLES RIP: House music fans around the world are mourning the passing this week of Frankie Knuckles, a man who had such a hand in the development of the genre.
Thu, 03 Apr, 2014
Fri, 07 Feb, 2014
The Cure are set to release a new album.
Mon, 03 Feb, 2014
Kieran O’Mahony’s first vinyl album, in 1983, was the debut of music’s most enduring compilation.
Thu, 19 Dec, 2013
You couldn’t blame me for pining for Pana on Monday night.
Wed, 18 Sep, 2013
The American premiere of Cork writer Conal Creedon’s play, The Cure, takes place at New York’s Green Room Theatre on Sept 9 and will run for at least a month.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2013
The country’s latest music and arts festival has attracted a number of big-name acts for its first outing.
Thu, 28 Feb, 2013
Three hours of The Cure might have been a bit much, but the bill at Stradbally was certainly eclectic, says Sorcha Coleman
Tue, 04 Sep, 2012
Goth legends The Cure were one highlight of Electric Picnic 2012.
Mon, 03 Sep, 2012
Showers swept through the Stradbally estate in Co Laois as the early arrivals at Electric Picnic began pitching their tents yesterday morning.
Sat, 01 Sep, 2012
Final preparations are underway ahead of the annual Electric Picnic in Co. Laois this weekend.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2012
Organisers of Electric Picnic 2012 have said their mature and respectful audience should mean a trouble-free festival later this month.
Fri, 24 Aug, 2012
Headliners The Cure are set to play "upbeat" songs at Electric Picnic, but could change their set list moments before they go on stage.
Wed, 22 Aug, 2012
Fish Go Deep’s layered second album is a riposte to dance music’s repetitive beats, says Ed Power
Wed, 25 Jul, 2012
Goodness gracious, great squalls of friar... holy man Alessandro Brustenghi has become the first friar in the world to land a major record deal.
Tue, 22 May, 2012
Ireland was a very different place in the 1980s. From Sir Henrys in Cork to The Afro Spot in Dublin, Suzanne Harrington recalls the decade that changed everything
Sat, 21 Apr, 2012
Crystal Castles, SBTRKT and Squarepusher are among the 14 acts that have been added to the Electric Picnic lineup today.
Thu, 19 Apr, 2012
Courtney Taylor-Taylor wanted to die.
Tue, 17 Apr, 2012
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