Musicians Bronagh Gallagher and Duke Special (pictured) review 20 Feet From Stardom, the Oscar-winning documentary from the US which looks at the mostly unsung role of the backing singer and hears from some of the best, including Darlene Love (a Phil Spector regular) and Merry Clayton (THAT voice on Gimme Shelter). Opens 28 March at selected Irish cinemas. www.twentyfeetfromstardom.com
John Kelly talks to artist Dorothy Cross about the sculpture, film and photography in her exhibition, Connemara, now at the RHA Gallery, Dublin. www.rhagallery.ie
Darragh O'Connell, director/producer/co-founder of Brown Bag Films talks to The Works about animation and about OFFSET, the annual international design festival, 21 to 23 March, at Bórd Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin. www.iloveoffset.com / www.brownbagfilms.com
When Mary McGowan is brutally attacked in her own home, she lives long enough to name her assailant, Robert Taylor. But it's Belfast 1949, she's a Catholic and he's a Protestant, and if he hangs, there may well be riots. Eoin McNamee discusses his novel, Blue is the Night, with John Kelly.
The Jezabels - a London-based, Australian four-piece band - came to Dublin at the start of March and played two nights at the Button Factory. Cathy Davey went to meet them and to hear the track Look of Love from their album, The Brink. www.thejezabels.com