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Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime
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Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime

Oct 16th 2021, 8:30 AM 17,530 Views 30 Comments

As they prepare for the 2021 Top 8 Street Dance Battle, Tobi Omoteso and Deborah O’Connor explain what hip-hop culture means to them.

Varadkar criticised for attending music festival in London on Electric Picnic weekend
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Varadkar criticised for attending music festival in London on Electric Picnic weekend

Updated Sep 5th 2021, 12:03 PM 112,740 Views 343 Comments

A spokeswoman said the Tánaiste is currently in the UK “on private time, where such events are allowed”.

Abba have just released new music for the first time in 40 years - have a listen
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Abba have just released new music for the first time in 40 years - have a listen

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 6:37 PM 128,495 Views 48 Comments

The new album, Voyage, will be released on 5 November.

Concerts, Communions and the return to offices: The key dates for lifting Covid restrictions
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Concerts, Communions and the return to offices: The key dates for lifting Covid restrictions

Aug 31st 2021, 6:39 PM 113,152 Views 80 Comments
  • The Taoiseach announced four key dates, with all restrictions on events and indoor activities lifted from 22 October.
  • In September indoor events and entertainment venues will be subject to capacity limits.
Gigs to return next week with 60% indoor limit - but no full return of nightclubs until late October
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Gigs to return next week with 60% indoor limit - but no full return of nightclubs until late October

Aug 31st 2021, 6:27 PM 20,381 Views 8 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed details of the next phase of reopening society in a speech this evening.

Opinion: How Charlie Watts infused one of the greatest rock bands with jazz
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Opinion: How Charlie Watts infused one of the greatest rock bands with jazz

Aug 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 10,375 Views 13 Comments

Professor of music Victor Coelho looks at the Rolling Stones drummer, who died this week.

Minister wants indoor arts and dance classes back in September in line with schools reopening
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Minister wants indoor arts and dance classes back in September in line with schools reopening

Aug 23rd 2021, 11:30 PM 24,071 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach, Tánasite and the chief medical officer have been invited to attend a meeting with live entertainment reps.

Aoife Scott: The past 18 months have been like The Hunger Games for us in the music industry
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Aoife Scott: The past 18 months have been like The Hunger Games for us in the music industry

Aug 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 15,348 Views 14 Comments

Musician Aoife Scott shares her story of the past 18 months and says restrictions have shown how little Ireland values creative careers.

Entertainment Industry group 'disappointed' after meeting with Minister
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Entertainment Industry group 'disappointed' after meeting with Minister

Updated Aug 18th 2021, 10:00 PM 39,945 Views 81 Comments

Musicians and entertainers want the government to set a timeline for when live events can return.

Seven in 10 people think live outdoor music events should go ahead this year
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Seven in 10 people think live outdoor music events should go ahead this year

Aug 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 15,296 Views 44 Comments
  • The majority of people think live music events should go ahead this year, according to a new opinion poll
  • Three in 10 people disagree, citing concerns about Covid-19
  • Younger people are more likely to think concerts should take place, Órla Ryan writes
Three Irish artists nominated for Ivor Novello music awards
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Three Irish artists nominated for Ivor Novello music awards

Aug 10th 2021, 1:26 PM 17,611 Views 8 Comments

The acts are nominated alongside musicians like Harry Styles and Lewis Capaldi.

Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines
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Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines

Aug 6th 2021, 11:29 AM 45,218 Views 108 Comments
  • The update comes after advice from the Attorney General, Órla Ryan reports
  • The latest update comes amid controversy over an event organised by former minister Katherine Zappone
  • Weddings fall under a different regulation and have an upper limit of 100 guests
Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dies aged 46
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Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dies aged 46

Jul 28th 2021, 7:19 AM 58,538 Views 19 Comments

Jordison was voted the greatest drummer of the previous 25 years by readers of drumming magazine Rhythm in 2010.

Gavin James and Denise Chaila to headline pilot festival today
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Gavin James and Denise Chaila to headline pilot festival today

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:50 AM 22,069 Views 19 Comments

Some 3,500 people snapped up tickets for the concert.

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry
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Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:22 PM 10,929 Views 10 Comments

Up to 100 demonstrators took part in a protest in Dublin calling for a commitment from the government to reopen the sector.

'Exhausted all possibilities': All Together Now festival cancelled until next year
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'Exhausted all possibilities': All Together Now festival cancelled until next year

Jun 23rd 2021, 5:19 PM 19,844 Views 9 Comments

The music festival in Co Waterford has been rescheduled for July 2022.

Phil Lynott documentary tells the story of the 'shy, sensitive man behind the showman image'
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Phil Lynott documentary tells the story of the 'shy, sensitive man behind the showman image'

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:10 AM 19,172 Views 18 Comments

We talked to director Emer Reynolds about making the documentary, which she called ‘a dream come true’.

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September
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'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September

Jun 16th 2021, 2:22 PM 20,009 Views 23 Comments

The three-day festival is set to run from 24 to 26 September.

Paul McLoone leaves Today FM after 22 years in evening schedule shake up
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Paul McLoone leaves Today FM after 22 years in evening schedule shake up

Jun 10th 2021, 3:48 PM 46,076 Views 48 Comments

Pamela Joyce is to present a new evening show at the station.

Here is the full list of pilot music and sport events confirmed for June and July
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Here is the full list of pilot music and sport events confirmed for June and July

Updated May 28th 2021, 11:55 PM 19,703 Views 7 Comments

Some large pilot concerts and matches, plus smaller outdoor events, are lined up for next month.

Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'
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Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'

May 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,392 Views 44 Comments
  • The chair of the Musicians' Union of Ireland has described the latest guidance as "outrageous", write Orla Dwyer and Christina Finn.
  • Government sources have indicated that the Fáilte Ireland guidelines could be modified during the summer.
  • Minister Catherine Martin said every restriction is guided by public health advice.
President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93
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President leads tributes to 'captivating' soprano Veronica Dunne who has died aged 93

Apr 5th 2021, 7:48 PM 24,650 Views 9 Comments

Dr Dunne also trained some of Ireland’s best known classical singers.

US rapper DMX in hospital and on life-support after suffering heart attack
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US rapper DMX in hospital and on life-support after suffering heart attack

Apr 4th 2021, 12:28 PM 40,773 Views 30 Comments

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, had hits throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Top artists eye awards at first virtual Grammys tonight
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Top artists eye awards at first virtual Grammys tonight

Mar 14th 2021, 4:48 PM 13,884 Views 10 Comments

Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch are leading with multiple nominations each.

'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'
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'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:15 AM 6,275 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Byrne on his new song reflecting on the nostalgia of playing football on the street as a child.

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
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This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam

Feb 26th 2021, 9:26 AM 40,995 Views 46 Comments

Last year’s contest was cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history.

French music duo Daft Punk announce split
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French music duo Daft Punk announce split

Feb 22nd 2021, 3:54 PM 31,635 Views 34 Comments

The producers are among the most influential musical acts of the past 30 years.

Quiz: How well do you know these 70s classics?
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Quiz: How well do you know these 70s classics?

Feb 19th 2021, 9:30 PM 49,299 Views 20 Comments

From the Bee Gees to the queen of country (and vaccines) Dolly Parton, here’s a quiz on 70s hits.

Ian Dempsey on Bowie: 'I was so captivated by his music I had to go back the next night'
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Ian Dempsey on Bowie: 'I was so captivated by his music I had to go back the next night'

Jan 10th 2021, 8:30 AM 24,178 Views 34 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of the death of David Bowie, Ian Dempsey pays tribute to his musical hero and looks back at some of his gigs in Ireland.

Quiz: How well do you know these obscure Christmas songs?
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Quiz: How well do you know these obscure Christmas songs?

Dec 21st 2020, 10:00 PM 36,775 Views 8 Comments

Get Behind Me, Santa!

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend
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Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend

Nov 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 21,342 Views 23 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Opinion: 'Mother felt very much like a house party that happened to be in a club'
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Opinion: 'Mother felt very much like a house party that happened to be in a club'

Nov 17th 2020, 7:00 PM 40,524 Views 5 Comments

Cormac Cashman, founder of Mother and other clubs and festivals is confident we will dance again after Covid-19, but hopes no one from the events industry is left behind.

Eddie Van Halen dies aged 65
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Eddie Van Halen dies aged 65

Oct 6th 2020, 9:15 PM 54,023 Views 38 Comments

Tributes have been paid to the musician who has died after a long battle with cancer.

Pubs will be allowed host live music sessions when they reopen
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Pubs will be allowed host live music sessions when they reopen

Sep 10th 2020, 4:02 PM 52,952 Views 68 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin said the government would not be discouraging live music.

€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced
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€6 million worth of support packages for live performance and music industry announced

Sep 9th 2020, 7:54 PM 21,135 Views 7 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin announced the measures this evening.

Lady Gaga wins big at socially-distanced and socially-aware VMAs
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Lady Gaga wins big at socially-distanced and socially-aware VMAs

Aug 31st 2020, 7:47 AM 29,115 Views 8 Comments

The awards were dedicated to Chadwick Boseman.

Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert?
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Poll: Would you go to a socially-distanced concert?

Aug 14th 2020, 9:29 AM 69,544 Views 93 Comments

Images of a socially-distanced concert in England were widely shared during the week.

Q magazine to finish publishing after 34 years due to pandemic
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Q magazine to finish publishing after 34 years due to pandemic

Jul 20th 2020, 9:00 PM 18,962 Views 16 Comments

The British magazine will publish its final issue on 28 July.

Quiz: How well do you know these famous drummers?
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Quiz: How well do you know these famous drummers?

Jul 8th 2020, 9:30 PM 37,765 Views 36 Comments

And a one, and a two and a one, two, three, four.

Across Irish radio stations, female artists make up just 7% of the top Irish artists played
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Across Irish radio stations, female artists make up just 7% of the top Irish artists played

Jun 24th 2020, 4:38 PM 18,174 Views 80 Comments

New research has highlighted the lack of airplay for female Irish artists.

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