Not content with the success of Planxty, Dónal Lunny set about reimagining what Irish trad music could be. The band he created are still going strong, writes Ed Power.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019
As his band release a new album, Mike Scott reveals a passion for CS Lewis books that helped him bond with Bono, writes Richard Purden.
Wed, 15 May, 2019
Bill Shanley owns 18 guitars, a number he feels is just about right.
Tue, 02 Apr, 2019
Joey Tempest of the big-haired metal band tellsn Ed Power about megahit ‘The Final Countdown’ and his time living in this country.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2018
There's also one more exciting announcement coming soon!
Wed, 28 Mar, 2018
A lifetime achievement award, a tour with his diverse ensemble, and a new TV series have ensured Dónal Lunny is as busy as ever, writes Ellie O’Byrne.
Fri, 06 Oct, 2017
Des O’Driscoll sat down to get to know Cormac Ó Caoimh before he releases his new album Shiny Silvery Things.
Thu, 04 May, 2017
After just missing the attack in Nice, Joe Chester is happy to be making music, writes Steve Cummins.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2017
Riptide Movement are Irish rock’s best kept secret. But not for much longer, predicts Ed Power, as the band release a new album laden with catchy tunes
Mon, 17 Oct, 2016
CLARA Rose Monahan is a woman of many parts. However, the golden thread uniting her many different roles is music.
Fri, 15 Jul, 2016
Des O’Driscoll on the best things to do this week
Mon, 04 Jul, 2016
Thomas Bartlett and Paul Muldoon weren’t surprised that lines by Ireland’s great poet worked so well as song lyrics, writes Padraic Killeen
Wed, 09 Sep, 2015
Good call, Mike — rev ‘em up with some rocking stuff from the new album and stop them getting too complacent or nostalgic. Then give a nod to the die hard fans with the older stuff such as ‘We will not be lovers’.
Mon, 29 Jun, 2015
MUSIC NEWS: Perhaps it’s fortunate for the Glastonbury organisers that Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs isn’t on their bill this weekend.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2015
Drawing on 40,000 years of his tribe, Frank Yamma has had a storied career, writes Áilín Quinlan
Tue, 23 Jun, 2015
Cork’s famous bells of Shandon rang out across the city yesterday in memory of one of her favourite sons and one of the world’s greatest guitar players — Rory Gallagher.
Sat, 13 Jun, 2015
Grammy-award winning singer Beck and chart topper Ellie Goulding have been added to the Live at the Marquee bill in Cork.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2015
Beck and Ellie Goulding are among the artists confirmed for the Cork venue.
Fri, 27 Feb, 2015
The Waterboys have tweaked their style for a new album. Mike Scott tells Niall Murray all about it.
Wed, 28 Jan, 2015
The Lonesome Heart is Angry
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
Rockers Biffy Clyro have been unveiled as the first headliners for next year’s Isle of Wight Festival with Under Control singer Calvin Harris also announced.
Tue, 10 Dec, 2013
It’s just four years old, but has Arthur’s Day lost its froth already?
Thu, 26 Sep, 2013
As a publican, I am disappointed with the negativity towards Arthur’s Day. This event celebrates the internationally famous and unique Irish product — Guinness stout.
Wed, 25 Sep, 2013
FABULOUS music, sunshine and rain — then more rain… As a new generation prepares to repeat the cycle again, we asked festival veterans to remember their highlights....
Sun, 28 Jul, 2013
Private school boys Mumford and Sons continue exploration of folk music on sophomore album, says Ed Power
Wed, 10 Oct, 2012
Music fans are heading to Mayo in their thousands this evening for the first ever Westport Festival of Music and Performing Arts.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2012
Steve Wickham says: “I’m a working musician. So, for me, there is still nothing that beats playing live.“
Sat, 26 May, 2012
TOMORROW, the Green Party celebrates. At a gathering in the Central Hotel in Dublin, members will raise a glass to 30-years-a-growing.
Sat, 10 Dec, 2011
Thursday, June 30
Sat, 25 Jun, 2011
QUEUES are expected this Saturday in Waterford’s city centre for the release of more tickets for free concerts taking place during the Tall Ships festival.
Thu, 02 Jun, 2011
CIVIC and business leaders in the south-east have called for “fair pricing” during Waterford’s hosting of the Tall Ships this summer.
Mon, 25 Apr, 2011
ORGANISERS of this summer’s Tall Ships Races in Waterford have confirmed veteran pop artist Bryan Ferry as the headline act for the opening night.
Tue, 15 Mar, 2011
TWELVE class A vessels have registered for next year’s international Tall Ships Races, which are expected to bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to the south-east.
Thu, 30 Dec, 2010
Festival organisers have released the schedule for this weekend’s Electric Picnic festival.
Wed, 01 Sep, 2010
The lineup for this year’s Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois has been announced this afternoon.
Wed, 24 Mar, 2010
Punk legends The Sex Pistols are among the headline acts confirmed for this year’s Electric Picnic.
Fri, 28 Mar, 2008
Punk legends The Sex Pistols are among the headline acts confirmed today for this year’s Electric Picnic music festival.
Wed, 26 Mar, 2008
Last minute touches are being put in place for the Midlands Music Festival, which kicks off today in Belvedere House.
Sat, 28 Jul, 2007
FAMED by a certain generation of Dubliners as one of the city’s great live music venues, a new version of the Baggot Inn opened to a different fanfare last night.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2007
THOUSANDS of revellers are set to enjoy a free music festival in Bandon, Co Cork, this weekend which will feature headline acts like Duke Special, Director and Mary Black.
Fri, 01 Jun, 2007
UPWARDS of 50,000 people are expected to flock to Ballybunion, Co Kerry, for the week-long World Fleadh, which got underway yesterday.
Tue, 15 Aug, 2006
More than 50,000 traditional music fans are expected to descend on Co Kerry this week for the first-ever World Fleadh to be held in Ireland.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2006
ONE of the country’s top seaside resorts is set to come alive to the sounds of an international Irish and Celtic music festival next month.
Fri, 28 Jul, 2006
SCHOOLS, bars and sports clubs are among hundreds of venues being used to promote our native language when Seachtain na Gaeilge kicks off this weekend.
Tue, 28 Feb, 2006
Legendary band The Waterboys will tomorrow kick-off a tour of intimate venues across the country.
Wed, 13 Oct, 2004
POP princess Samantha Mumba last night confirmed she will perform at the University Concert Hall in Limerick as part of a series of music concerts being filmed there for RTÉ.
Thu, 05 Jun, 2003
Tens of thousands of people are on the move across the country for the June Bank Holiday weekend. Large numbers of people are making their way to various festivals and entertainment events in all corners of the country.
Fri, 01 Jun, 2001
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