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Pirates of the Caribbean: Time for a swift burial at sea

Pirates of the Caribbean: Time for a swift burial at sea

Cap’n Jack was once fun, invigorating and unpredictable. Now he’s a bit embarrassing

Classical Notes: Thriving on the edge

Classical Notes: Thriving on the edge

Founded in 1996, the festival has thrived

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

TV Review: Blackmail in the basement as McPherson delves deep

TV Review: Blackmail in the basement as McPherson delves deep

Conor McPherson’s plays, among them The Weir and The Seafarer, have elements of the supernatural

Previews of the week

Previews of the week

Noël Coward classic gets a modern airing at the Gate

Noël Coward classic gets a modern airing at the Gate

The waxing of female agency on the Gate’s stage in Private Lives echoes the changing of the guard in its management

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

Damien Dempsey: Speaking Through The Music

Damien Dempsey: Speaking Through The Music

He sees himself as ‘a Druid on the edge’, yet he embraces his ability to bring community to people. As he releases his seventh album, Dempsey discusses musical collaborations, spirituality and love

Film: No fun in Guy Ritchie’s flaccid fantasy

Film: No fun in Guy Ritchie’s flaccid fantasy

Pitched as a take on the Arthurian legend like we’ve never seen before, the result is one we’d never watch again

Birr sets its sight on a new frontier for music events

Birr sets its sight on a new frontier for music events

The Offaly town is a splendid place for discoveries of one sort or another – the latest of which is the launch of its first classical music festival

Radamisto enlivened by a dazzling stage ‘intruder’

Radamisto enlivened by a dazzling stage ‘intruder’

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Radoslaw Wojtaszek v Veselin Topalov

TV Review: Is there anything in the water?

TV Review: Is there anything in the water?

Redwater has its share of Irish whimsy, but is it as bad as the 1997 Eastenders Oirish spin-off?

Previews Of The Week

Previews Of The Week

Albums of the week

Albums of the week