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# Music

Last week
5th May 2024 - 18th May 2024
Tensions between acts over Israel's presence on display at Eurovision press conference
The Dutch act called on Israel’s singer to answer a question about performers’ safety concerns.
Eurovision 2024: Bambie Thug is the anti-Dana, but they might just be the voice of a generation
Peter Flanagan
Last month
April 2024
Quiz: Can you match the Electric Picnic headliner to the year?
Hozier becomes fourth Irish artist ever to reach number one spot in US Billboard chart
Excitement, surprise and A LOT OF CAPS after Taylor Swift releases new 31-track album
This year
2024
Quiz: Is this lyric by Gilbert O'Sullivan or Gilbert & Sullivan?
Music producer: Irish acts should be commended for their SXSW boycott
Pat Neary
Texas Governor tells Irish acts who have pulled out of SXSW: 'Bye. Don't come back'
Linda Coogan Byrne: Why is Irish radio afraid to play Bambie Thug?
Linda Coogan Byrne
The Corrs announce tour for Ireland and UK this year
Here are the nominations for the best Irish album of 2023
Irish teen who performed on Jools' Annual Hootenanny says it was an 'amazing experience'
Last year
2023
The Pogues' Fairytale of New York misses out on UK Christmas number one as Wham! take top spot
Fairytale of New York: How a lifelong punk wrote the seminal Irish Christmas song
Tony Duffin: Shane MacGowan was more than a Fairytale…
Tony Duffin
Fairytale of New York: 'The boys of the NYPD Choir never actually sang Galway Bay, until now'
Nathan Mannion
Editor of NME, Tottenham podcast host, and unabashed Kilkenny hurling snob
The Explainer: How has Taylor Swift become (arguably) the world’s biggest music star?
'Astonishing and admirably raw': International reviews praise U2's opening nights in Las Vegas
Electric Picnic confirms 2024 festival is earlier than usual and tickets are already on sale
Gold and glory in 1932: The year Ireland stepped out of the shadows and began to shine
Kevin C. Kearns
Emer Nolan: Sinéad blew up the image of Irish womanhood like Edna O'Brien had done before her
Emer Nolan
Poll: How often do you use Spotify?
Poll: Will you try to get tickets for Taylor Swift?
'Bankers f***ing bankrupted us': Read Christy Dignam's in-depth 2018 interview with The Journal
Christy Dignam's story was so much more than a triumph over adversity
Everything you need to know about seeing Harry Styles at Slane Castle
HMV to reopen its doors in Dublin for the first time in seven years
Sum 41 announce split after nearly three decades
Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud did not copy Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On, US court rules
Therapist: Right or wrong, recreational drug use is part of the festival experience
Michael Ledden
Poll: Do you listen to Fontaines DC?
Irish band Fontaines DC nominated for Best Album at Ivor Novello awards
Poll: Have you ever travelled abroad just to go to a gig?
Irish drag artist: 'Following the music awards last week, I received a wave of online abuse'
Lavender
CMAT, Sinéad O'Connor and Fontaines DC praised at RTÉ Choice Music Awards
Arctic Monkeys and Guns N'Roses to headline Glastonbury along with Elton John
200 year-old Dublin music shop McCullough Pigott to close
De La Soul co-founder Trugoy the Dove dies aged 54
Poll: What's your favourite Burt Bacharach song?