Our Krypton Son: Letters From Throat Lake

Published on October 27th, 2016 | by Chris McConaghy

Derry songsmith Chris McConaghy AKA Our Krypton Son reflects on writing his forthcoming second album on a child’s acoustic guitar in a tent in Creeslough in Co. Donegal. Day one. I’ve been plucking the nylon strings …... Read More



Picture This: Your National Visual Arts Guide – Time

Published on October 24th, 2016 | by Aidan Kelly Murphy

Mankind has always will be obsessed with time. How long does anything take? When will something happen? We use it as a yardstick for task and events. As a society we’re enthralled by time-travel, constantly preoccupied …... Read More



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



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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