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  • John Sheahan - his new book of poems and lyrics has just been launched

    Fiddle Dreamer

    Glen Hansard, Imelda May, Declan O'Rourke, Damien Dempsey and Joe Duffy pay heartfelt tribute to the legendary musician John Sheahan in the fly-leaf of his new book, Fiddle Dreams, a collection of poems and lyrics. Paddy Kehoe talks to John.

  • Hansard - "I feel I've really dug deep for these songs"

    Exclusive: First listen of new Glen Hansard album

    Glen Hansard releases his new album Didn't He Ramble on Friday September 18, and we're exclusively streaming it here.

  • St Etienne: Pete Wiggs, Sarah Cracknell and Bob Stanley

    St Etienne: Straight Outta Croydon

    St Etienne make a rare live appearance at Dublin's National Concert Hall this September when they play their much-loved debut album Fox Base Alpha in its entirety. Alan Corr talks to music journalist turned unlikely pop star Bob Stanley and front woman Sa

  • Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift will compete for Video of the Year, with Swift's Bad Blood and Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud shortlisted

    MTV Video Music Awards - The Nominees

    The nominees for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards were announced on Tuesday July 21. Taylor Swift leads the shortlist with nine, while friend Ed Sheeran has six. Hozier's Take Me to Church has two nominations.

  • Riverdance 20 Years on the road this year

    Riverdance celebrates 20 years

    Riverdance are celebrating thier 20 year anniversary since the inception of the stage show. RTÉ's Aisling Brady caught up with some of the cast and the producer Moya Doherty.

  • Don't Mention the War: Ross Noble as Franz Liebkind

    A Noble Call

    Stand-up comedian Ross Noble is currently playing the role of Franz Liebkind in The Producers, the musical based on Mel Brooks classic film which can be seen at Bord Gáis energy Theatre from July 6 to 11. Paddy Kehoe met the ebullient entertainer.

  • Fiachra Garvey

    Piano Man

    66 young international pianists will compete in the Dublin International Piano Competition (May 15- 26) now ranked in the top 5 piano competitions in the world. 27-year old musician Fiachra Garvey was the top Irish performer in 2009. Paddy Kehoe reports.

  • Tony Rettman

    NYHC author Tony Rettman

    A must-read for music fans, Tony Rettman's just published NYHC tells the story of the hardcore scene in the city from 1980 to 1990. Harry Guerin found out more about the gold, grit and grime.

  • John Duignan and Conall Ó Breacháin of We Cut Corners

    We Cut Corners

    Twice-nominated Dublin duo We Cut Corners are among the acts playing the Choice Music Prize gig in Dublin's Mansion House tonight. Conall Ó Breacháin talks to Alan Corr about the Choice, work on the band's third album, and the "Hozier effect".