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Music | News 100% | 10 Jan 2011
Riverdance On Ice to air on US television The Hot Press Newsdesk
An NBC Sports TV special will showcase the Irish dance production

Music | News 99% | 12 Mar 2014
WATCH: Time Lapse Riverdance The Hot Press Newsdesk
Video from ULL shows combined.

Music | News 84% | 10 Feb 2017
Stellar Line Up For Charity Gig In Aid Of Haiti The Hot Press Newsdesk
Riverdance, Mario Rosenstock, Brian Kennedy, Kila, Róisín O, and Patrick Bergin are just some of the big names who will take part in a gala concert to raise funds for an Irish charity working on the ground in Haiti.

Music | News 82% | 27 Jan 2015
Riverdance to tour North America The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Celtic dance extravaganza will hit over 60 cities coast to coast.

Music | News 58% | 13 Jun 2014
Bill Whelan Rejects Flatley’s Riverdance Claims The Hot Press Newsdesk
The composer also discusses U2, Kate Bush, Planxty – and his concerto with James Galway

Music | News 52% |  8 Apr 2003
Heroes' welcome The Hot Press Newsdesk
A major outdoor performance of Riverdance is being planned for Croke Park as part of the 2003 Special Olympics, being hosted this year in Ireland

Music | Interview 51% | 22 Jun 2004
Small in China Mark Godfrey
The Frames, David Holmes, Mary Black and Altan were among the acts who recently took part in the Irish Cultural Festival in Beijing. Not that too many locals noticed.

Features | Interview 51% | 23 Jul 1997
Let's Dance Joe Jackson
JEAN BUTLER was at the very heart of the Riverdance phenomenon, as the original Eurovision interval set-piece was transformed into the most successful dance stage-show ever. Now, for the first time, she tells her side of that extraordinary saga. In a blistering broadside, she accuses her co-star MICHAEL FLATLEY of rampant egotism and argues that she's never been given the credit she deserves for the show's sensational impact. And then there's the question of money... Interview: JOE JACKSON

Music | Interview 51% |  1 Mar 2001
A lifetime in music Colm O'Hare
BILL WHELAN has been given a Lifetime Achievement award by IMRO. JACKIE HAYDEN outlines the career of the man behind Riverdance

Features | Interview 49% | 23 Jun 2014
Bill Whelan Interview - Whelan In The Years Niall Stokes
On the 20th anniversary of Riverdance, composer Bill Whelan looks back at the phenomenon he gave birth to, recalls the fateful decision to sack Michael Flatley, discusses the Limerick City Of Culture controversy and shares his thoughts on the future of music in an era when fewer and fewer people pay for records.

Music | Interview 49% | 22 Jul 1998
At the end of the last decade, Philip King was best known as a founder member of Scullion and writer of the music to the Frank O’Connor translation of the Irish lyric ‘I Am Stretched On Your Grave’. However, since setting up Hummingbird Productions with his partners Nuala O’Connor and Kieran Corrigan in 1987, he has established himself as one of the country’s leading makers of films about Irish music and culture, including acclaimed series such as Bringing It All Back Home, A River Of Sound, and Sult. Here he talks to Peter Murphy about the current Irish climate for independent film-makers, his stop-start relationship with RTE, and post-Riverdance Irishry. Pics: Cathal Dawson

Music | Interview 49% |  3 May 2011
The Life Of Ryan Peter Murphy
How did a one-time Riverdance hoofer end up busking in Glasgow and supporting The Script? Ryan Sheridan explains all.

Music | News 49% | 14 Jul 2011
Trad orchestra to appear at National Concert Hall The Hot Press Newsdesk
A trad orchestra lead by former Riverdance lead dancer Michael Donnellan will be appearing at the National Concert Hall on August 24.

Music | Interview 49% | 19 Aug 2015
Ryan Sheridan Interview Craig Fitzpatrick
From Riverdance-ing as a youngster to struggling as a busker on the streets of Dublin, the success story of Ryan Sheridan has been a long time in the writing. Having conquered territories as a far afield as Germany and Australia, and back with his second solo album, the Monaghan star talks about living for the live experience, how music is all about freedom, and his plans to give the likes of Mogwai and Sigur Ros a run for their post-rock money in the future.

Features | Interview 49% | 26 Jun 2003
Tommy guns it Jackie Hayden
40 years after the Clancy Brothers brought Irish ballads to an international audience and won famous fans like Bob Dylan, Tommy Makem is still committed to the power of song – but appalled at the way modern Ireland treats its own culture.

Features | Interview 47% | 29 Oct 1997
Menace Liam Fay
DENIS LEARY, sultan of sneer, is en route to Dublin to star in the Murphy s Ungagged Comedy Festival. By way of a little limbering up, and proving that there s no smoke without fire, here he lets rip on Noraid, The Kennedys, The Royals, Bill Hicks, Dean Martin, Oasis, Father Ted, drugs in Kerry and, oh yes, why he d like to go to Riverdance with a sniper s rifle . Interview: LIAM FAY.

Music | Interview 46% | 11 May 2000
Mad, Trad & Dangerous To Know Joe Jackson
DEREK BELL on art, spirituality and porn! MARTIN FAY on Sean O'Riada, Carnegie Hall and drink! And PADDY MOLONEY on superstar friends, Bono's problematic vocals and his critics, inside and outside the group. Yes, it's the second and final part of JOE JACKSON'S extraordinary interview with THE CHIEFTAINS.

Music | News 46% |  2 Sep 2013
Heartbeat of Home musical for Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
World premiere to take place in The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre...

Music | News 46% |  7 Apr 2011
Bill Whelan & Brendan Graham inducted into the IMRO Academy The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Riverdance and 'You Raise Me Up' men were honoured this week in Dublin.

Music | News 46% |  6 Sep 2016
Declan O’Rourke and Riverdance to headline ‘Achill Aid’ Charity Concert The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ireland’s iconic Riverdance, and the legendary singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke, will headline ‘Achill Aid’, a benefit concert hosted by Galway Hospice, in association with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association on Friday, September 30 at the Achill Island Hotel from 8pm.

Music Review | Album 46% | 12 May 2005
Secret Sessions Sarah McQuaid
In view of his busy touring schedule with Riverdance, De Dannan and the London Philharmonic among others, it’s hard to imagine how accordionist Luke Daniels manages to find any time for recording – which might explain why his new CD features four lineups captured in four different locations.

Music Review | Album 46% |  4 Jul 2005
Return To Droim Sarah McQuaid
Colm Gannon’s melodeon-playing father, John Gannon, emigrated in 1959 from Droim in Connemara to Dorchester, near Boston, Massachusetts, where Colm was born and grew up. Now, following four years on the road with Riverdance, Colm is back living in his father’s home place and has just recorded his first solo album. It’s mightily impressive.

Music Review | Album 45% | 18 Mar 2003
Chasing Moonlight Oliver Sweeney
The subtitle of this album – Love Songs From Ireland – certainly conveys the impression that it is aimed at communities beyond these shores,including those whose experience of the genre is a twenty-second soundbite from Riverdance on American TV.

Music Review | Album 45% |  7 Dec 2000
Cynara Phil Udell
They may well have danced with the showbizz devil during their Riverdance days, but you can’t deny that few Irish bands are keeping it as real as Anúna. Cynara – their first album in nearly five years – sees them return to their original blueprint in impressive style.

Music Review | Album 44% | 18 Aug 1999
Blood And Gold Oliver Sweeney
Former members of Anúna, Maca have continued, unlike their mentors, to work with Riverdance, as it wends its way across Europe and further afield.

Music Review | Album 44% | 29 Mar 2007
A New Journey Jackie Hayden
The Celtic Woman juggernaut rolls on, shaping up as if it could, in time, eclipse the international successes of Riverdance and all the tenors in one package.

Music Review | Album 44% |  9 Nov 2000
Songs For A Fallen Angel Siobhan Long
Best known as the original lead voice in Riverdance, John McGlynn may have suffered from a case of sibling domination. His twin brother, Michael, wielding the Anúna baton, seems to have hogged most of the limelight in the past, but now it seems that John is set to redress the balance.

Music | News 43% | 13 Jun 2014
Inside the new Hot Press The Hot Press Newsdesk
Cover star Paul Weller on going from an angry young man to a content middle-aged gent who oozes positive – he reckons England will win the World Cup! – playing with his heroes, the problem with politics and much, much more as he chats to Stuart Clark. Also: Sam Smith on his astonishing rise to the top, The Horrors on not compromising and Bill Whelan giving his most revealing interview about Riverdance to date….

Politics | McCann 43% | 15 Mar 2001
Red hat, red face, red card Eamonn McCann
The so-called experts got it wrong yet again on the subject of Ireland's new cardinal receiving "the red hat"

Music | News 43% | 29 Apr 2003
Bill Whelan bursary launched The Hot Press Newsdesk
Selected Irish musicians are set to benefit from the scheme, set up by the composer of Riverdance

Music | News 42% | 10 Sep 2009
Johnny Fean and Bill Whelan for Music Show The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Horslips guitarist and Riverdance composer will appear at next month's expo.

Events | Theatre 41% | 14 Feb 2017
Rough Magic Takes 'The Train' From Dublin To Belfast The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bill Whelan's musical ‘The Train’ will travel to The Mac in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, following its run this Easter at the Abbey Theatre.

Politics | News 41% | 30 Nov 2016
The Contraceptive Train On Track For Abbey Theatre! Jason O'Toole
The critically acclaimed musical ‘The Train’, which is inspired by a remarkable true story involving a former Hot Press writer and has a score composed by Bill Whelan of Riverdance fame, is to be staged at The Abbey next spring.

Politics | News 40% | 19 Jan 2017
What we know about the Trump inauguration The Hot Press Newsdesk
Riverdance's Michael Flatley is the first Irish performer who is in D.C for the inauguration.

Music | News 39% |  8 Mar 1995
THE TIDE They Are A-CHANGIN’ Bill Graham
Now that American rock ’n’ roll has succumbed to its self-destructive urges and with its British counterpart reduced to self-indulgent navel exercises, the stage is now set for the radical rejuvenation of Irish music both as an international commercial viability and as a cultural touchstone for the new generation at home. Bill Graham meets philip king, the captain of the flagship of the latest revival river of sound, and finds that in the wake of the Riverdance phenomenon, it’s full steam ahead for Irish trad. Pix: NUTAN.

Music | Interview 35% | 27 Sep 2001
The Paul Brady fanclub Colm O'Hare
BRIAN KENNEDY’s new album Get On With Your Short Life, due for release in early October features a song written in collaboration with PAUL BRADY

Music | Interview 32% | 10 Dec 1997
the swedest feeling Adrienne Murphy
Bjvrn to be Benny, Paul Wonderful of ABBAesque, interviewed by Adrienne Murphy.

Music | Interview 32% |  5 Aug 1998
Ladies’ Day Siobhan Long
One of the hardest working bands in trad, Cherish the Ladies are finally enjoying some time in the sun. Interview: Siobhan Long.

Features | Interview 32% | 17 Jan 2002
Old Hayden's Almanac: January Jackie Hayden

Features | Interview 31% | 16 Dec 2003
An Abbey new year Joe Jackson
John McColgan, the newly-appointed chairman of the theatre’s centenary committee, on the exciting celebrations planned for the Abbey in 2004.

Music | Interview 31% | 12 Jan 2004
Barry McCormack on The Clancy Brothers, Planxty and The Dubliners Barry McCormack
Barry McCormack finds inspiration in the music of his roots.

Music | Interview 30% |  5 Aug 1998
In The Court Of King Arthur Jackie Hayden
Jackie Hayden cuts to the chase with Davey Arthur.

Music | Interview 30% | 20 Apr 2011
East London Calling Jackie Hayden
South African singer, pianist and songwriter Cathryn Green is one of many immigrants adding their own vibrant creativity to a welcoming Irish music scene.

Music | Interview 30% |  5 Nov 2002
Bow’s belle Sarah McQuaid
Violinist Zöe Conway has moved from classical violin toward a more traditional style, impressing such trad legends as Bill Whelan and Steve Cooney in the process

Music | Interview 30% |  2 Mar 2000
Stirring Up Ghosts Siobhan Long
SIOBHAN LONG talks to DESI WILKINSON about the haunting origins of the new album from CRAN.

Music | Interview 30% | 30 May 2003
An air-raising adventure Jackie Hayden
Ryan Show insiders reveal what goes into making a long-running, successful and exciting radio experience

Music | Interview 29% | 25 May 2000
IARLA O LIONAIRD has a new star-studded solo album out but the Afro Celt Sound System continue to teach him that music can be enjoyable and not just sublime . Interview: Colm O'Hare

Music | Interview 29% | 21 Jan 1998
Dancing With Lunasa Colm O'Hare
colm o hare hears about the waxing of a super supergroup

Features | Commentary 29% | 11 Jan 1995
ALTHOUGH Poe senior was getting severely inebriated he came to the conclusion that he was having a splendid time. Having just finished a large four-course meal in the company of some charming friends, he had managed to play some Elgar on his guitar, had got involved in some riveting discussions on the state of music today and now, with a lopsided paper hat on his head, swayed off down the dark cobbled streets towards the bay for a bit of fresh night air.

Music | Interview 29% | 10 Dec 2002
Traditional values Sarah McQuaid
Gossip, news, gigs and new releases from the world of trad and folk music

Features | Commentary 29% | 10 May 2001
New Music Board Launched Billy Scanlan

Features | Interview 29% | 26 Oct 2005
A design for life Joe Jackson
She's worked with Brian Friel and Harold Pinter. But one of set-designer Joan Bergin's biggest fans is Bono.

Features | Interview 29% |  5 Jul 2001
Black October Joe Jackson
JOE JACKSON meets Limerick playwright JOHN BREEN whose rugby-based play Alone It Stands is currently at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre

Music | Interview 29% | 12 Oct 2005
Here comes adventure Phil Udell
Singer, composer, part-time model and much more, Julie Feeney is a massive talent.

Music | Interview 29% | 12 May 1999
Ivers of Sound Siobhan Long
Are you ready for hip hop, be-bop trad? Then EILEEN IVERS is ready to take you to the bridge. SIOBHAN LONG meets the fiddle player with the world at her fingertips.

Features | Interview 29% | 16 Sep 2003
Fringe Benefits Joe Jackson
Bloodied by attacks but unbowed, the Dublin Fringe Festival have pushed the envelope even further this year.

Music | Report 29% | 26 Apr 2010
Getting Into The Habit Greg McAteer
A former Ramone has revinvented himself as a blue-grass playing, er, monk.

Music | Interview 29% | 22 Jul 1998
The Balladmaker Sarah McQuaid
“All of Irish history is reflected in our songs”, says Frank Harte, a point well amplified by his new collection, 1798: The First Year of Liberty. Interview: Sarah Mc Quaid

Politics | Frontlines 29% |  5 Feb 2004
Piracy: The China Crisis Mark Godfrey
Government indignation and empty promises characterise China’s response to CD and DVD piracy, which flourishes in the country. Irish artists like U2, Westlife and Enya are bootleggers’ staple sellers. And Mary Black gets ripped off too. Mark Godfrey reports

Politics | Hog 29% | 12 Oct 2000
This Sporting Life Dermot Stokes
The Irish have arrived, in the world of sport, music and business. Everything's fine. Wanna bet?

Music | Interview 29% |  9 Nov 2000
Euphony By Name Fiona Reid
FIONA REID talks showcases, songwriting and self-belief with up-and-comers EUPHONY

Music | Interview 28% |  8 Dec 1999
The Keane Edge Siobhan Long
The passion in JAMES KEANE's music making is matched by his passionate defence of tradition. Siobhán Long reports.

Politics | Hog 28% | 15 Aug 2008
Georgia Conflagration Brings Us Back To the Bad Old Days The Whole Hog
A glorious Olympic opening ceremony suggests a world at peace. But burning villages in Georgia and South Ossetia reminds us that human conflict is never far away.

Music | News 28% |  1 Feb 2007
Gaeity Theatre closes for renovation The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre closes on February 4 for a whopping €9.5 million facelift.

Features | Interview 28% | 11 Jul 2008
The Rooney bin Colm O'Hare
Killinaskully star Joe Rooney has repaired to Drogheda’s suburbs to gorge himself on Alfred Hitchcock masterpieces. That’s the life.

Politics | Frontlines 28% | 12 May 1999
Scales Of Injustice Nell McCafferty
NELL McCAFFERTY on the strange case of Philip Sheedy

Music | Interview 28% |  4 Mar 1998
A Family Affair Sarah McQuaid
Flute player conor byrne s lineage is a musically illustrious one his two uncles happen to be none other than Christy Moore and Luka Bloom. But, as he tells sarah Mcquaid, he s anxious that his music be judged on its own merits.

Music | Interview 28% | 10 Jun 1998
Flying High Colm O'Hare
Eurovision may have kick-started her career, but things didn't exactly go according to plan after that. Now NIAMH KAVANAGH is taking off again. colm o'hare reports.

Music | Interview 28% | 19 Jun 2008
The Voice Of Authority Colm O'Hare
He is widely regarded one of Ireland's finest singers. Now, by way of confirmation, Brian Kennedy has released a superb album, entitled Interpretations.

Features | Interview 28% |  4 Jul 2003
Being Eamon Dunphy Paul Nolan
Après Match member Gary Cooke on Joe Duffy, body piercings, and the perils of impersonating Ireland’s most belligerent broadcaster. Playing intermediary Paul Nolan

Music | Report 28% | 13 Apr 2011
Tuning Up For Guitar And Blues Fest Jackie Hayden
The 2011 Irish Guitar and Blues Festival will take place in Drogheda from April 15 to 17. Jackie Hayden casts his eye over what’s on offer at one of the most vibrant musical feasts in the Irish calendar.

Music | Interview 28% |  1 Jun 2006
Between a rock and a bard place Jackie Hayden
With interest in this year’s 10th Roundstone Arts Festival already building up, we sent our very own Roundstone Cowboy Jackie Hayden to check out this year’s line-up.

Music | Interview 28% | 24 Nov 1999
The King Is Ed Nick Kelly
ED BYRNE speaks to NICK KELLY about sex, Loaded and his annoyance at being referred to as an "Irish comedian".

Music | Interview 28% | 21 Jun 2001
Ronan Eile Colm O'Hare
While one Irish Ronan is currently attempting to break the US market, another already has. COLM O'HARE meets RONAN HARDIMAN, the music composer behind Michael Flatley’s successes and discovers a considerable solo talent

Features | Commentary 28% | 30 Mar 2000
The Wearing Thin Of The Green George Byrne
Eschewing the delights of Paddy s Day at home, GEORGE BYRNE shamrocks it up in New York.

Music | Report 28% |  1 Aug 2012
Folk That Greg McAteer
When families make music together, the results are often sublime. Especially when the music in question is in the roots or folk milieu.

Features | Interview 28% | 19 Feb 1997
In The Belly OfTheBeast Liam Fay
The second instalment of our wide-ranging interview with Sam Smyth sees the reporter extraordinaire come clean about life amid spindoctors, pol. cors., lobby fodder and other strange creatures indigenous to Leinster House. He also talks about his real reasons for leaving the Sunday Independent, his falling-out with Vincent Browne and his mano a mano battle with Noel Pearson. All this plus his favourite Donie Cassidy story. Tape recorder: liam fay. Snaps: colm Henry.

Music | Interview 28% | 23 Jan 2007
Laura's theme Ed Power
Her record label thought it had signed the new Norah Jones. But Dublin teen chanteuse Laura Izibor is every inch her own woman.

Music | Interview 28% | 10 Oct 2016
Gettin' Horny Now: An Interview with Booka Brass Band Colm O'Regan
They’re regarded as one of Ireland’s hottest live propositions – and they’re now proving they can do it in the studio too. Colm O’Regan checks in with the crew who are always blowing their own horns, Booka Brass.

Music | Interview 28% | 22 Mar 2010
Mad, Ballad & Dangerous to Know Jackie Hayden
Suddenly it’s safe to listen to Irish ballads again. The once-moribund genre has been rejuvenated by The High Kings who are currently playing to full houses and their second album Memory Lane is nestling in the charts. Jackie Hayden gets the how and the why from the band’s Martin Furey.

Politics | Frontlines 28% | 15 Oct 2009
Illegal Downloading The Hot Press Newsdesk
The man who represents over 1,400 record companies in 17 countries worldwide has called on the Irish government to clamp down on music piracy.

Features | Commentary 28% | 15 Dec 2000
A Harvest For The Word Niall Stanage
The year s ripest and juiciest quotes from the hotpress orchard in the year 2000. Plucked by NIALL STANAGE

Features | Interview 28% | 14 Dec 1994
Nog Nog Noggin ON HEAVEN’S DOOR Come with us on a fantastic voyage to the mythical kingdom of Gibletland in the wondrous empire of Sallynoggin where sex, drugs and rock'n'roll rule and where your decadent host is, eh, Dustin the Turkey. DUSTIN THE TURKEY!!! Read on but beware of fowl play. Your demented guide: LIAM FAY.

Music | Interview 28% | 17 Aug 2000
Piano Man Man Joe Jackson
PHIL COULTER is far from the muzak-producing bore of caricature. Here, he talks to JOE JACKSON about family tragedy, northern politics, drink binges, having songs covered by Elvis and his experiences working with stars like Van Morrison, Siniad O Connor and Luke Kelly. Portraits: MYLES CLAFFEY

Music | News 28% | 14 May 2002
He bangs the drum The Hot Press Newsdesk
Aspiring Keith Moons, John Bonhams and Meg Whites take note: June 24th brings a drum workshop with a difference, in the shape of special-guest-teach Chad 'Red Hot Chili Peppers' Smith

Music | Interview 28% | 13 Sep 2004
Talkin' bout a revolution Peter Murphy
Veteran agitprop folk-rocker Steve Earle talks to Peter Murphy about kicking against George Dubya, jamming in Galway and revamping Shakespeare for the 21st century.

Music | Interview 27% | 24 Jun 1998
*Rock Is Dead* Joe Jackson
Boyzone boss LOUIS WALSH goes off with a pop. Interview: JOE JACKSON

Music | Interview 27% | 10 Jun 1998
It's been almost two years now since Anam's Brian O hEadhra unpacked his rucksack from top to bottom, two years of tearing all over the globe, from Düsseldorf to Darwin, Chicago to Castletownbere. With three albums well and truly reared, the band have recently been coaxing their fourth offspring, First Footing, out into the big bad world, blinkering its eyes against the glare of daylight.

Music | Interview 27% | 24 Jun 1998
"ROCK IS DEAD" Joe Jackson
Boyzone boss louis walsh goes off with a pop. Interview: joe jackson.

Music | Interview 27% | 28 Apr 1999
The Rise And Fall Of The Cranberries Stuart Clark
Trailing a new album and a new contentment, Dolores O Riordan tells Stuart Clark about how she got rid of her hang-ups and learned to love being a pop star.

Music | News 27% | 15 Jun 2017
Eleanor McEvoy announces new album and performance date Isabella Waldron
Irish singer-songwriter to release Thomas Moore inspired album

Music | News 27% | 29 Nov 2010
Extreme Rhythm debut Primal at Wexford Opera House The Hot Press Newsdesk
Drummer Nicky Bailey's group to premiere his percussion-based show this week

Music | Main Event 27% | 29 Sep 1999
In Search Of The Philosophers Stone Niall Stanage
During a career spanning almost forty years as a professional musician, Van Morrison has created an extraordinary body of work. A masterful musician, songwriter, producer, arranger and musical director, he possesses one of the most uniquely recognisable and powerful voices in music. His influence on contemporary music has been profound but far from resting on his laurels, his latest work Back On Top ranks among his finest albums to date. For Van Morrison, the search goes on. It was particularly appropriate, therefore, that he was chosen to become the first inductee into the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame, at a special ceremony there last week. Report: Niall Stanage.

Politics | Frontlines 27% |  5 Oct 2017
Pat McCabe: On theatre, the Troubles and the Butcher Boy Jason O'Toole
Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh once observed that if Roddy Doyle was the Irish literary version of The Beatles, then Pat McCabe had to be the less clean-cut and more rebellious The Rolling Stones.

Music | Interview 27% | 20 Jul 2000
Jubilee Lines Eamon Sweeney
With Lights Of The City, underground faves JUBILEE ALLSTARS have finally made the album they ve always talked about. And they re still talking about disappearing Dublin, real Irish pop, love songs, dinner parties and much more. words: EAMON SWEENEY. Star Charts: Declan English

Politics | Frontlines 27% | 27 May 1998
the invisible republicans Jonathan O Brien
Vociferously pro-IRA and anti-Rangers, the Celtic boys come out to play in post-Agreement Ireland. jonathan o'brien reports. Pix: cathal dawson.

Music | Interview 27% | 25 Feb 2004
Ooh, Danu, oobie doo.. Jackie Hayden
Danu may just be the hardest working band in trad. With their fourth album The Road Less Travelled only recently released and another promised for the spring, When Jackie Hayden put a number of key issues to the band’s accordionist Benny McCarthy and bodhran player and uilleann piper Donnchadh Hough he found that they don’t just work hard, they talk hard too.

Features | Interview 27% | 15 Mar 2001
The Odd Couple Craig Fitzsimons
That's Brendan and Trudy, by the way, not RODDY DOYLE and KIERON J. WALSH, writer and director respectively of the new hit Irish film comedy. CRAIG FITZSIMONS meets them.

Music | Interview 27% |  4 Jan 2006
Folk review 2005 Greg McAteer
It was a fraught and difficult year for touring trad and folk acts, but there were positives to hold onto.

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13 Songs Member CD Offer

Features | Commentary 27% |  6 Jul 2000
Going For A Take Colm O'Hare
All over Ireland, at any time of the day or night, hundreds of musicians are at work in recording studios, getting their sounds down for your delectation. So which are the trailblazing facilities? COLM O HARE reports.

Music | Interview 27% |  3 Mar 1999
The Secret History Of The Corrs Niall Stokes
The Corrs Talk On Corners was the biggest-selling album of 1998 in the UK. So far it s shifted 6 million copies worldwide and rising. And now the band are set to embark on their American campaign, with who knows what ultimate destination at journey s end. So they ve had it easy, eh? It s all a big marketing scam, masterminded by the moguls in the American record company that signed them? We thought you d like to know so we put these and other accusations to someone who should know, their manager of nine years, john hughes. And got some interesting answers too. Interview: niall stokes.

Music | Interview 27% |  6 Aug 1997
Virgin Territory Sarah McQuaid
From Donegal to London and beyond, altan s breathtaking music continues to win new converts. As the band showcase material from their latest album, Runaway Sunday, at the international headquarters of Virgin Records, mairiad nm mhaonaigh tells sarah mcquaid: It s all about letting it rip.

Music | Interview 27% | 17 Sep 1997
Born to Run? Liam Fay
In a presidential nomination field virtually devoid of candidates of real calibre and charisma, the name of ex-Boomtown Rat and Live Aid hero BOB GELDOF has cropped up again and again. Despite his outright denial that he will run for office, the rumour refuses to die away. Here, in an interview with LIAM FAY, he gives his assessment of Mary Robinson s seven years in the job, and his hopes for the future occupants of Aras an Uachtarain.

Politics | Hog 27% | 21 Jun 2002
Different strokes The Hog
The times may well be changing but are we any wiser after 25 years of getting older?

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Extreme Rhythm's Primal premiere rescheduled The Hot Press Newsdesk
It will now go ahead at the Wexford Opera House on January 8

Features | Interview 27% | 17 Jan 2006
Old Hayden's almanac Jackie Hayden
An exclusive foretaste of all the wonders 2006 has in store.

Music | News 27% | 26 Feb 2016
Watch: James Corden crash Snow Patrol's performance in LA The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Northern Irish band were playing at the US-Ireland Alliance's Awards Ceremony in California

Music | Interview 27% | 15 Dec 2000
Louis Walsh Joe Jackson
As the management force behind Boyzone, Westlife and Samantha Mumba, LOUIS WALSH is Ireland s Mr. Pop. In a candid interview with Joe Jackson he talks about his relationships with his acts, the ones that got away, the importance of the producer, the uselessness of critics and why he s unlikely to end up managing Van Morrison. Portraits: Cathal Dawson

Features | Commentary 27% | 24 Jun 1998
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Features | Interview 27% |  8 Mar 1995
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Music | Interview 27% |  6 May 1996
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Features | Interview 26% | 27 Jan 2004
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Save on reading the papers for a whole twelve months by finding out here what’s going to happen in 2004.

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Music | Interview 26% | 23 Jul 1997
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Music | Interview 26% |  8 Mar 2007
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Music | Interview 26% | 19 Oct 1994
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Features | Commentary 26% |  8 Jun 2000
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Politics | Frontlines 26% | 21 Sep 1994
On Sunday 16 October a unique event takes place in The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, as the climax of the 1994 Dublin Theatre Festival. Organised by Amnesty International, Voices Of The Disappeared is intended to highlight their campaign on “ Disappearances” and Political Killings. Stuart Carolan reports.

Music | Interview 26% |  2 Mar 2000
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Music | Interview 26% | 28 Sep 2000
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Music | Interview 26% | 12 Jul 1995
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Music | Interview 26% |  7 Jul 1999
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Features | Interview 26% |  1 Jul 2008
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Music | Interview 26% |  8 Mar 1995
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Music | Interview 26% | 25 Jan 1995
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Features | Interview 26% | 13 Sep 2017
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Music | News 26% |  1 Nov 2002
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Features | Interview 26% | 25 Jan 2005
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Music | Interview 26% | 26 Jun 2012
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Music | News 26% | 11 Nov 2002
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Features | Interview 26% |  9 Nov 2007
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Features | Interview 26% | 21 Oct 1996
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Features | Commentary 26% |  3 Feb 1999
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Music | News 26% |  4 Jan 2005
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Music | News 25% | 22 Apr 2013
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Music Review | Album 25% | 21 Feb 2003
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Music | News 25% | 12 Jul 2006
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Music | News 25% |  3 Jan 2008
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Music | News 25% |  4 Dec 2006
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Music | News 25% | 17 Jun 2003
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Music | News 24% | 22 Feb 2013
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Music Review | Album 24% | 31 Mar 1999
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Music Review | Album 24% | 29 Nov 2005
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Music Review | Album 24% |  3 Mar 2015
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Music | News 24% |  5 Mar 2015
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Music | News 24% | 25 Jan 1995
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Music | News 24% | 14 May 2012
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Music Review | Album 23% | 17 Jan 2001
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Music | News 23% | 11 Jun 2010
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Music | News 23% | 29 Feb 2016
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Music Review | Album 23% | 31 Mar 1999
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Music | News 23% | 20 Sep 2017
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Music | News 23% | 16 Jun 2010
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Music | News 23% | 30 Jul 2013
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Features | Fashion 23% | 20 Mar 2007
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Music Review | Album 23% |  6 Mar 2017
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Music | News 23% | 30 Jan 2016
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Music Review | Live 22% |  7 Dec 2009
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Music | News 22% |  7 Jun 2001
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Industry | Reports 22% | 28 Sep 2005
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Music Review | Live 21% | 14 Jul 2017
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Industry | Reports 21% |  7 Jan 1998
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Features | Comedy 21% |  6 Dec 2001
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Features | Ad Feature 21% |  7 Jul 1999
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Music | News 21% | 14 Dec 1994
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Politics | Bootboy 20% | 28 Mar 2008
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Features | Reports 20% |  4 Sep 2007
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Features | Reports 20% | 19 Sep 2011
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Features | Education Feature 20% | 12 May 1999
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Music | News 19% |  5 Aug 1998
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Music | News 19% | 10 Nov 1999
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Music | News 19% |  6 Mar 2015
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Music | News 19% | 11 Jan 1995
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Politics | McCann 19% |  2 Mar 2000
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Industry | Reports 19% | 21 Jun 2001
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Industry | Reports 19% | 22 Feb 1995
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Music | News 19% |  7 Sep 1994
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Music | News 19% | 14 Dec 1994
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Music | News 19% | 28 Apr 1999
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Industry | Reports 19% | 25 Oct 2001
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Features | Education Feature 19% | 30 Mar 2000
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Music | News 19% | 28 Oct 2013
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