Food of music: David Kitt on fueling his creativity

Singer/songwriter David Kitt likes to keep a close eye on his diet. Always on the move, his focus is on energy, not weight.

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David Gray ends tour in mesmerising style to packed Marquee

Tell the Reaper Man from the stars above that David Gray is the one we love.

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Ringo Starr shares his advice for staying fit and healthy as he turns 79

The former Beatle marked his birthday with a Peace & Love event in Los Angeles.

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The Wanted’s Tom Parker becomes a father

Parker and his wife have named their daughter Aurelia Rose.

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Stormzy thanks fans after Longitude Festival

The rapper said he appreciated ‘all the love and support’.

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Myleene Klass reveals gender of third child

The former Hear’Say star is due to have a baby boy.

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Alan Carr clarifies that Adele’s ‘mystery man’ is his husband

The Grammy Award-winning singer was pictured with a male friend at the British Summer Time festival.

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US embassy warns over ‘violence’ at Longitude

An Garda Síochána has refused to comment on warnings from the US State Department and the US embassy in Ireland that there is “a potential for violence” at this weekend’s Longitude music festival in Dublin.

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New concept may have solution to Ireland’s festival-season tent-trashing habit

A duo from the Netherlands think they have the solution to Ireland’s festival-season tent-trashing habit, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Tom Dunne on life after heart surgery

As Something Happens return to the stage this summer, Tom Dunne talks to Esther McCarthy and reflects on a difficult year, as he recovered from life-saving heart surgery.

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A Question of Taste with Mary Greene

Mary Greene is originally from Waterford, but has been resident in Cork for many years and is a member of family trio Greenshine, along with husband Noel Shine and daughter Ellie Shine.

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Longitude headliner ASAP Rocky arrested in Sweden

Longitude headline act ASAP Rocky has been arrested in Sweden for alleged assault.

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Nicki Minaj to headline Jeddah World Fest in Saudi Arabia

The choice of the outlandish rapper is another step in the conservative kingdom’s liberalisation of strict laws on entertainment.

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Live music review: Vampire Weekend - Trinity College Dublin

Bar a handful of festival appearances over the years - the last at Longitude in 2013 - and an Arcade Fire support slot, Vampire Weekend haven't played Dublin since a show at the Ambassador in 2008.

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Kaleidoscope: New festival hands down the highlight of the summer calendar

When the sun shines, Imelda May shouts to the crowd, Ireland you’re a ride.

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The Academic, Review: From back seat straight to front of show

Does a bunch of 20-somethings have the right to headline the Marquee on the back of just one album, Tales From The Back Seat (January 2018)?

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Review: Lauryn Hill proves she still has that thing

As the inaugural series of gigs at Musgrave Park came to a close with Lauryn Hill, organisers confirmed they are hoping to run more shows at the Cork venue next year.

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Moving Hearts still pushing the boundaries

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.

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Stereolab: The right band at the wrong time

Stereolab provided a reminder of their 1990s glory at Vicar Street in Dublin, writes Ed Power

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Kaleidoscope: The festival that is Electric Picnic for families

Children will be spoilt for choice at the inaugural Kaleidoscope festival this weekend, writes Ciara McDonnell

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The High Priestess of Punk on 40 years in showbusiness ahead of Irish gig

In four decades, she’s released more than 20 albums, written two books, appeared in 10 feature films and over 40 stage plays.

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Heading to a festival this summer? Here are 8 tips for keeping your tent cool if the sun shines

Over the last few weeks, eagle-eyed Glastonbury goers have been feverishly checking the weather app to see if this year’s event is going to be a washout.

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Cork prodigy headed to US for Juilliard Music School

Eighteen-year-old Kevin Jansson, like his peers at Presentation College, Cork, is embracing life after secondary school.

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Viviane Hagner all set for West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Viviane Hagner will be among the stars of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, writes Cathy Desmond.

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Review: Liam Gallagher, Musgrave Park

Liam Gallagher hasn't been softened by time, he's still harder than the Irish rain

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Versatile youth sold on hip hop’s bling and drug culture

A young crowd was out in force last night for Dublin duo Versatile’s Rebel County appearance.

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Bruce Springsteen thrashes Madonna in race to number one

Madonna has had to settle for number two with her new album Madame X.

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'I'm missing it': Sinead O'Connor on returning to music

Sinead O’Connor has said that she is feeling "really really good" and is looking forward to getting back to work.

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Olly Murs to take time out for recovery after ‘serious’ knee surgery

The energetic pop star said he is going to struggle with ‘sitting still’ over the next few months.

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Jenny Greene on her return Leeside and settling back into her 2FM presenter's seat

As she returns to Cork with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Jenny Greene talks candidly about settling back in the presenter’s seat on 2FM after her controversial departure earlier this year.

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George Ezra fizzes with fun as pop's Mr Nice Guy brings his uplifting lyrics to Cork

"I'm about to play my biggest shows to date in Ireland. The last time I played there I left the stage with a spring in my step and a tear in my eye. Outrageous atmos guaranteed," so tweeted George Ezra about 6 hours before landing on stage yesterday.

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Music is at the core of Sultana’s raison d’etre

Ahead of her Cork gig, the Aussie singer tells Ed Power how her ‘overnight success’ was actually 11 years in the making

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Scene and Heard: Five-minute Theatre For One and George Ezra top picks in Cork

FILM TIPS: A nine-year wait for Toy Story 4 has meant that anyone who saw the previous instalment in the cinema is rather more mature by now. Whether that means you’re 18 or 88, the latest offering by John Lasseter and co is arguably the most exciting film of the year, and early reviews have been good. Go see it. Less blockbuster offerings include the excellent Gloria Bell, at Triskel in Cork from Sunday, starring Julianne Moore in a comedy drama about a free-spirited divorcée. Triskel also has ‘heartwarming’ maternal French film In Safe Hands.

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Mark Ronson: Groove is in the heart

After huge hits with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars, for his new album, Mark Ronson has mined his recent painful breakup, writes Lucy Mapstone

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Singer-songwriter Paul Simon honoured for his love of poetry

The veteran performed some of his songs at an event in New York.

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Danny O’Reilly: Culture that made me

Danny O’Reilly plays in Cork this weekend with The Coronas. He tells Richard Fitzpatrick about some of his major musical touchstones and other influences

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West Cork sound systems mix great sound with eycatching designs

West Cork sound system creator Toby Hatchett has put his furniture-making skills to good use for a special listening lounge at Body & Soul this weekend, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Mourners pay tributes as funeral of Philomena Lynott takes place

Philomena Lynott made sure her son’s legacy as an artist, musician and a poet was firmly passed on over the last 30 years, the service heard.

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Instagram is made to make you feel bad, Madonna says

The Queen Of Pop has just released a new album.

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Bonkers but brilliant: The critics on Madonna’s Madame X

The pop veteran’s 14th album was released overnight to broadly positive reviews.

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Councillor calls for Polish rock group to be banned ahead of Limerick gig

A Limerick councillor is calling on the Minister for Justice to block a Polish rock group from playing a concert in the county next week.

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Mel B says Spice Girls’ Wembley gig is one of ‘most important days’ of her life

The pop star and her Spice Girls colleagues will take to the stage at the London venue on Thursday.

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Spice Girls claim biggest girl band single and album of all time in the UK

Their debut album Spice and debut single Wannabe have topped a new chart.

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I didn’t understand true level of Amy Winehouse’s addiction – Jamie Cullum

He was a friend of the late singer and the pair toured together in the early 2000s.

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George Ezra support acts revealed for upcoming Irish shows

The support acts for George Ezra's Irish gigs have been revealed.

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Busted join Jonas Brothers on stage for Year 3000 performance

The bands came together at Wembley during the Capital Summertime Ball.

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Review: Forbidden Fruit, Kilmainham, Dublin

The rain mysteriously vanished as Luke Kelly’s stentorian words chimed out over Kilmainham

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Beach Boys star Brian Wilson postpones tour due to mental health worries

Wilson said he plans to work with his doctors, rest and recover.

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Monsters of rock: How Metallica became one of the biggest bands on the planet

In the summer of 1990 the biggest heavy metal band in the world stood at a crossroads.

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Mick Flannery's Evening Train gets a new platform

The stage adaptation of Mick Flannery’s concept album gets its premiere in Cork next week, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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Danny Jones: I’m a happier man after getting closure from solo music

The McFly singer is the first member of the band to put out his own single.

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Revelling in the real job of singing: Ailish Tynan is coming home to Mullingar

After making her Carnegie Hall debut last month, Ailish Tynan is coming home to Mullingar, writes Cathy Desmond

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Jessie J: I was hurt by criticism but it did not break me

The singer will next be seen as a coach on The Voice Kids.

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Dublin's Fontaines DC put on show-stealing performance at Forbidden Fruit festival

Home-town heroes Fontaines DC overshadowed the international stars at Forbidden Fruit, writes Ed Power

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Tribute to a golden voice: NCH to celebrate life of Tenor Frank Patterson

An event at the NCH will celebrate the life of late great tenor Frank Patterson, writes Cathy Desmond.

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Gems of Irish fusion: Compilation album Buntus Rince to be released

Coming just over a year after the album Quare Groove Vol. 1 pulled back the lid on a hidden world of Irish funk music of the 1970s and ’80s, comes another compilation album from the same stable that puts the spotlight on the early jazz fusion and folk scene.

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On song: Singer Karen Underwood rediscovers the joy of living in music

Ageing has graced the singer with a positive attitude, along with music and performing, which provided salvation during a difficult time, writes Margaret Jennings

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Springsteen wending way towards twilight of his career with new album

Ed Power reviews Western Stars, an album expected to split opinon among fans of the Boss.

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Rapper Cardi B faces court over New York strip club fight

The Grammy-winning rapper attended court in a pink pant suit and long, sparkling pink fingernails.

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