With their new album The Gap of Dreams, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Altan have tapped into a seam of creativity inspired by their bygone musical idols to create something that is still very much in the here and now
If you think you recognise the surname, you’re right: singer Ellen Quinn Banville does indeed have a world-famous novelist father and an arts producer mother. She’s one half of Paris-based musical duo Pembroke, with Finola Cahill, and their debut album At Sea is making waves as a word-of-mouth success
The Rolling Stones are elder statesmen of rock ‘n roll now – all of them are in their seventies – but the brand that sustains them remains an enticing one to an Irish public who have lived with the band since their formation in 1962
Singer-songwriter David Kitt was the most prominent of a troupe of young Irish troubadours who found fame in the early 2000s. But he hasn’t given up hope of having another moment in the sun with his fine new album
We’ve legalised divorce, so why is our relationship with it still so awkward? And why do we punish couples who don’t succeed at love by making them wait four years to legally split?