Win tickets for A Stór Mo Chroí

If you were to ask me  to put together a folk/trad line-up of my favourite artists, then I would probably come up with the same one that will be on the stage of the MAC on Monday night in A Stór Mo Chroí - A Musical Gathering. The duo that make up Lumiere is probably [...]

Armagh Artists at the Duncairn Centre

Wednesday, 1 October sees the launch of an exhibition of new work from two artists originally from Armagh, Lorcan Vallely and Stephen Farnan, at the beautiful new Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts in north Belfast. Lorcan Vallely, who has recently moved back to Armagh and set up studio in the city, studied fine art at [...]

Seirbhís úr nuachta ó RTÉ

Seo an preasráiteas a chuir RTÉ amach faoin tseirbhís úr nuachta Gaeilge:   Amárach, cuirfear tús le ré nua i gcúrsaí nuachta in RTÉ, le seirbhís chuimsitheach nuachta ar-líne i nGaeilge den chéad uair, agus atheagar ar an nuacht Ghaeilge ar an raidió a fhágfaidh gur ó RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta i gCasla i gcroílár na [...]

Eastside Arts Festival

There has long been the impression that the north's Protestants don’t do the arts. It is patently untrue as Eastside Arts festival in East Belfast is about to prove. To my casual eye, it seems that Eastside have got it just right. The most successful festivals manage a perfect mixture of the local and the global, [...]

Hay at Kells and Aonach Tailteann

In half an hour I’m heading off to Teltown, a placename that seems to come right out of a children’s story book or a TV cartoon for under-5s. This particular Teltown, however, is in County Meath, near Kells where a satellite of the literature festival heid in Hay-on-Wye  is running until Sunday. But if we [...]

Can’t Forget About You … or David Ireland

I was at David Ireland's uproarious play Can’t Forget About You at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast on Thursday night and it was even better the second time around. The audience, which included comedienne Victoria Wood, were rolling in the aisles in a story where Stevie (Declan Rodgers), a 25-year-old Belfast boy falls in love with [...]