ARTS AND FEATURES

Mixed blessings

David Hennessy talks to singer-songwriter Sara Mitra about growing up with a cultural mix of Irish and Bengali and her forthcoming album Born to an Irish mother and Bengali Hindu father, Sara Mitra has a diverse [...]

Spanning the last century

As Ireland marks its last hundred years Fiona O'Brien spoke to an Irish Londoner who has lived through it all [...]

Stranger relations

People have been asking when their album is out for three years. Now that it’s here David Hennessy, who is one of those people, spoke to Alfie of the Irish musical duo, Hudson Taylor. The title [...]

Knowing your enemy

David Hennessy talks to Paul Hodson and Jo Berry, the director and the inspiration behind a new play that explores the relationship between  Pat Magee, who planted an IRA bomb in 1984, and Jo, whose father [...]

Nathan’s ‘coming home’

Nathan Carter speaks to Fiona O'Brien about being part of the country music revival, his current UK tour and Joe Dolan comparisons [...]

London to Berlin: Biblecode Sundays working on new album

David Hennessy chats to the London band about their “accidental” new album, their St Patrick’s gig in Berlin and their plans to play on the moon.. Little over a year on from the release of their [...]

Better than the real thing

Singer-songwriter Rich McMahon, born in Coventry and raised in Wicklow, tells David Hennessy about being “being neither one thing nor the other but something in between” “It’s not really being fully accepted in either camp,” Rich [...]

Home truths

David Hennessy talks to Gemma Whelan, known from playing Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, as Radiant Vermin comes to Soho Theatre Known as the bold leader of the Ironborn Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, [...]

Susan McCann: Keeping it country for 40 years

"It has flown by. If someone said to me 40 years ago, I would still be working and recording, I would have laughed at them. It’s amazing." [...]

Only a Woman’s Heart would know

Eleanor McEvoy on how ‘corruption in the government’ and ‘corruption in the church’ inspires her, although she doesn’t want to sound like Bono [...]

Kodaline: Catching a breath

David Hennessy spoke to Kodaline’s Mark Prendergast as the band release their second album, Coming Up for Air, and play UK dates next month [...]

Ten signs you’re Irish on Valentine’s Day

Our look at the ten quintessentially Irish ways we celebrate the most romantic day of the year [...]

Emmerdale: Family affairs

David Hennessy talks to Liverpool-Irish actress Gillian Kearney as her character Emma Barton’s dark side threatens to show itself again [...]

Essence of Ireland’s main singer talks about the spectacular show

The Manchester-Irish performer sees his audience laugh, cry and sing along and go away thinking it was a great night out [...]

Knocked up

David Hennessy chats to well known actress and writer Sharon Horgan as Catastrophe screens to Channel 4 “I don’t know if that many people get pregnant by strangers from America,” Sharon Horgan laughs while chatting to [...]

Chuck-ing ideas around

David Hennessy chats to Pat McGarvey of Southern Tenant Folk Union, the folk collective whose new album, The Chuck Norris Project, which deals with political issues like gun control and zero hour contracts “I had the [...]

A cut above the rest…

Fermanagh sister team Curran Creatives on putting their stamp on London hairdressing with their own salon and work at Miss World [...]

New music TV show – Ireland’s Country

Two radio presenters are bringing a new TV show to UK and Irish based country music fans from February 3 [...]

Changing Forde’s focus

Dublin singer and model Nadia Forde featured in the most recent series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and tells David Hennessy how it changed her perspective   “I never thought going into [...]

Sunday school

Ronan McManus of the BibleCode Sundays talks about his work at Stanmore College, plans for the year and how the musical apple doesn’t fall far from the tree [...]

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