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Picture This: Your National Visual Arts Guide – Ties

Published on September 27th, 2016 | by Aidan Kelly Murphy

Among its definitions by the Oxford English Dictionary, alongside ‘a strip of material worn round the collar‘ and ‘a game in which the scores are level’, ties is defined as ‘a thing that unites or links …... Read More


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Column: Lisa Hannigan

Published on August 29th, 2016 | by Lisa Hannigan

Having just released her highly-anticipated third studio album, At Swim, Lisa Hannigan pauses to reflect on her recent string of Irish dates with Ye Vagabonds. I hadn’t played in so long before my Irish shows. So before …... Read More


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C.K. And You Shall Find

Published on August 15th, 2016 | by Brian Coney

‘Everything that I did was counter-intuitive…’ confessed Louis C.K. recently while describing the creation and financing of this year’s ten part tragedy series, Horace & Pete. Nothing looked like this minimal television show before and somehow …... Read More


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10 Years of CF Records

Published on July 29th, 2016 | by The Thin Air

Sea Pinks‘ main man and CF Records founder Neil Brogan reflects upon 10  years of the Belfast-based independent record label. Ten years ago I was living in London and at something of a loose end. In my …... Read More


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Róisín Dubh: A Love Story

Published on July 25th, 2016 | by David Hickey

My first gig in the Róisín Dubh was late November 2005. Back when the Róisín Dubh was still a ground floor only musical abode, not the imposing three and half storey stacked westend behemoth that Eoghan …... Read More


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Rave New World: Inside Moves, Willow, XOSAR

Published on July 22nd, 2016 | by Aidan Hanratty

With his handsome and esteemed Rave New World partner Antoin Lindsay AWOL, Aidan Hanratty delivers a look at the very best electronic gigs, tracks and mixes of the week. Gigs Inside Moves – Dan Shake at …... Read More


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