ARTS AND FEATURES

Looking back, and forward

David Hennessy talks to country singing star Dominic Kirwan about what has changed in his 25 years in the business [...]

Standby preview: Waiting in the wings

David Hennessy talks to Rob and Ronan Burke, the directors of romantic comedy Standby that stars the youngest of the Gleeson acting dynasty [...]

Making Hayes

David Hennessy chats to Tipperary singer-songwriter Gemma Hayes about moving to London, becoming a mother and her new album that reflects on mortality [...]

Hatred on both sides

Theatre review of Walking Through the Wire, by Gary Kittle, which explores homophobia on both sides of the second world war. [...]

Striking Gold

David Hennessy talks to the actor David Wilmot about those controversial comments by his director on The Guard and Calvary, John Michael McDonagh [...]

Back to where it all began

Playwright and director Mark O’Rowe on his play Howie the Rookie's return to London, where it premiered back in 1999, and working with Tom Vaughan Lawlor [...]

Family affairs

We review Dilated Theatre's Kafka v Kafka - an intriguing production based on Franz Kafka’s A Letter to My Father [...]

Being Human

David Hennessy talks to singer-songwriter Marc O'Reilly about his current UK tour [...]

Gossip girl

Aoibhinn McGinnity, who plays Nidge's wife Trish in Love/Hate, is in a new rom com. She tells us all about splitting filming between London and Dublin [...]

Emigration songs

Cavan songstress Lisa O’Neill chats about her emigration themed music, Meteor Choice nomination and why she fears she would have no space to wonder in London [...]

In full Bloom

Folk singer Luka Bloom talks about balancing head and heart, his tribute to victims of a tragic bus crash and why he is so critical of U2’s iTunes giveaway [...]

Life is Duff

Singer Mary Duff talks about 27 years performing with Daniel O’Donnell, how she started in music and how Garth Brooks helped her style her hair for a show [...]

Rookie moves

We speak to Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, the actor behind Love/Hate's Nidge, about his one man show and how it could introduce theatre to a whole new audience. [...]

In the name of the father

Tim Wheeler, frontman of Ash, tells David Hennessy about his new solo debut album in which he deals with his late father’s battle with dementia [...]

Escape from the country

5 stars By David Hennessy Coolatully, the new play from Kerry playwright Fiona Doyle and winner of the Papatango New Writing prize, addresses the topic of a nation losing a generation to emigration and suicide, with [...]

Walking the walk

We speak to Dingle-based five piece 'Walking on Cars' who look set to be the next Irish band to make a name for themselves in the UK [...]

Frankie goes to Cricklewood

By David Hennessy Frankie Gavin and De Dannan brought the 16th Return to Camden Town festival to a climax when a packed Bentley Room at The Crown on Saturday evening. Renowned fiddle player Frankie Gavin formed [...]

Celtic noir: Connemara’s Tarantino-esque crime drama

We speak to the star of new 5-part TG4 crime thriller, An Bronntanas, which is Ireland’s entry going forward to the Oscars for Best Foreign Language film [...]

Rory has jokes, will travel

London based Dublin comedian Rory O'Hanlon is preparing to perform his lauded Edinburgh show in the capital next Wednesday [...]

The Crooked Road not taken

Mary Black's new book tells all about her childhood and upbringing [...]

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