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Australia’s rising star to soar in West Wicklow

Australia’s rising star to soar in West Wicklow

The West Wicklow Festival is just three years old, but is already bristling with confidence and bursting with ambition

Birr gets a Crash start and an operatic boost

Birr gets a Crash start and an operatic boost

Critical mass

Critical mass

Comedy screenwriter Adam Kay’s memoir of his years as a junior doctor in Britain’s NHS is a riot of oddball characters and inexplicable situations. But his old line of work comes with a dark side, writes Tanya Sweeney

Bloated saga reaches a dizzying end

Bloated saga reaches a dizzying end

Reversing gender’s rigid norms with a truly playful performance

Reversing gender’s rigid norms with a truly playful performance

‘I think the reason I get on well with porn people is that I’m not dissimilar to them. They’re creative people and they’re on the outside, and I’ve always felt like an outsider’

‘I think the reason I get on well with porn people is that I’m not dissimilar to them. They’re creative people and they’re on the outside, and I’ve always felt like an outsider’

From psychology-driven books, TV documentaries and screenplays to his recent podcasts investigating the adult film industry, Jon Ronson’s career is nothing if not varied. But one common thread is his holding a light up to people on the fringes.

Lyric fm sends out May Day call for its birthday

Lyric fm sends out May Day call for its birthday

Lyric has been on the airwaves now for 20 years and is celebrating with a gala concert with the RTÉ NSO in the NCH on Saturday, May 1

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Vladislav Artemiev vs Zbynek Hracek, European Championship, Skopje, 2019

War Horse continues to dazzle a decade after its first performance

War Horse continues to dazzle a decade after its first performance

Using puppetry and song, directors Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris achieve an epic theatrical transformation of Michael Morpurgo’s affecting story, which revolves around a young man, Albert (Scott Miller), and his horse, Joey

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Meticulous, moving drama marks the start of something special

Meticulous, moving drama marks the start of something special

Wexford gives a sense of renewal as Irish singers make a breakthrough

Wexford gives a sense of renewal as Irish singers make a breakthrough

‘We were writing privately and then we let each other in and realised how much it meant to us. We could suddenly see this sense of purpose’

‘We were writing privately and then we let each other in and realised how much it meant to us. We could suddenly see this sense of purpose’

Dublin band Fontaines DC might put you in mind of the Clash and the Sex Pistols, but the group are full of ideas and started life as a poetry collective - all the better to inject their exhilarating sound with lyrical resonance, writes Nadine O’Regan

Buckley blooms in captivating musical

Buckley blooms in captivating musical

Tom Harper's 'Wild Rose' is a rousing combination of social realism and showbiz fantasy that plays out like Ken Loach’s Coal Miner’s Daughter

Album reviews

Album reviews