Music trends explored at Belfast conference

The MAC and Oh Yeah Centre are hosting around 75 speakers as part of Output Belfast 2019.

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Picture This celebrate 1m online streams of second album

Picture This are celebrating after their second album exceeded 1 million online streams this afternoon.

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80s sitcom Only Fools and Horses gets musical makeover

One of our most-loved sitcoms from the 1980s is set for the London stage.

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LISTEN: Christy Moore opens up about the loss of his dad, hate mail and his sobriety

Speaking with Ruairí McKiernan on his Love and Courage podcast, Christy says the death of his father had a profound impact on him that he still feels today.

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Selena Gomez hints at new music with J Balvin

Fans are hoping it will be the singer's comeback after taking a break for health reasons.

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Liam Gallagher says 'bitter' Noel will sue if he uses Oasis footage or songs in documentary

Liam Gallagher has said his brother Noel will sue him if he uses any footage of himself singing Oasis songs in his new documentary, 'As it Was'.

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Behind the scenes of an essential part of weekend radio for 50 years

With its distinctive theme tune and eclectic contributions, Sunday Miscellany has been an essential part of weekend radio for 50 years. Jonathan deBurca Butler went behind the scenes to see the show being made.

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Love in the air for Post Malone's Valentine's show

His rise from the obscurity of the Dallas suburbs had meanwhile taken on soap opera trappings following the incarceration by emigration officials of his collaborator 21 Savage on Super Bowl weekend. Malone – born Austin Malone – duly gave a shout out to his imprisoned friend as he plunged into the hit they wrote together, Rockstar.

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Concert promoters seek to hit right note with Cork residents

A network of road closures, private car parks, and litter management teams will be deployed during the concert series at Musgrave Park, Cork City, this summer in a bid to minimise the impact on family homes in the area.

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Deserved recognition for Kerry couple at 'Oscars of trad music'

Co Kerry couple Nicky and Anne McAuliffe will get a lifetime achievement award at this weekend’s Gradam Ceoil, writes Pet O’Connell.

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Cara O’Sullivan to be honoured with concert and city award

Renowned soprano Cara O’Sullivan is to be honoured with a celebratory concert in her native city following her diagnosis with what friends say is a “life-changing illness”.

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Seven women claim singer Ryan Adams ‘was inappropriate’

Identified by her middle name Ava, she said that Adams exposed himself during a video call.

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Picture This set to launch new album from top of Empire State Building, as you do

Picture This will launch their new album MDRN LV from the top of the Empire State Building in New York today.

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Professor Green cancels tour after fracturing neck while suffering seizure

The rapper said he had had three seizures while packing for his tour.

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Irish singer to play two concerts at DART stations later this month

Colin O'Shea is set to play a special concert at Heuston and Connolly DART Station to celebrate the release of his new single The Stars.

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Vampire Weekend to play at Trinity's Summer Series in July

Last month, the New York band released the songs “Harmony Hall” and “2021" from their upcoming fourth album, Father of the Bride.

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Lauryn Hill and Liam Gallagher announce Cork dates

Multi-Grammy award winning artist Lauryn Hill and ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher have announced gigs at Musgrave Park, Cork.

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Internet goes wild for BTS as K-pop stars make first Grammys appearance

#TearItUpBTS was trending globally as fans lent their support to the K-pop superstars.

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Tributes paid after rapper Cadet killed in road crash

His music accumulated millions of views on YouTube and Spotify.

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Scene and heard: This week's entertainment news

Here is this week's entertainment news.

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Cork Youth Orchestra: Making the most of musical youth

Tomás McCarthy has been immersed in music since he was a child and is passionate about the rewards of taking up an instrument, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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Ireland’s next big thing on playlist pop and lessons learned touring with Niall Horan

Wild Youth have been widely tipped as the country’s next big thing. They tell Ed Power about their unashamed pop leanings and what they learnt from touring with Niall Horan.

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Ground-breaking methodology behind Ireland’s first disabled youth orchestra

Physically and intellectually challenged musicians will use conventional instruments and adaptive music technology.

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Junior Brother brings his off-kilter alt folk sound to Cork festival

Ronan Kealy aka Junior Brother has drawn plenty plaudits in the past year with his off-kilter alternative folk music.

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Pink delivers inspirational message as she is honoured on Walk Of Fame

Pink is star number 2,656 on the Hollywood landmark.

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5 things to do this week

Des O’Driscoll has you covered on things to do this week.

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Anger is an energy: Sleaford Mods have more to say than other bands

Jason Williamson may not want to be the spokesman of his generation, but Sleaford Mods still have more to say than most other bands, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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David Duchovny has reinvented himself as a singer, and he’s about to play his first ever Irish venue

David Duchovny made his name on TV and cinema – and now he’s taking on the music world, writes Lorraine Wylie.

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3Arena takes €54m in ticket sales

3Arena posted $61.7m (€53.7m) in box office ticket sales last year, according to Pollstar.

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Man issued with harassment warning following complaint by Kylie Minogue

The pop star, 50, first found fame after starring in Neighbours.

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Tributes paid to singer Luke Kelly as two statues of the musician unveiled in Dublin

The sculptures, which mark the 35th anniversary of his death, have been erected on either side of the River Liffey in Dublin.

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Dean Lewis to perform at Dublin's Vicar Street

Dean Lewis has announced he will return to Dublin to play at Vicar Street on April 21, 2019, following his sold out show in The Button Factory last year.

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Celine Dion: Turning 50 has been great for me

The singer is still mourning the loss of her husband, Rene Angelil, who died in 2016.

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Sam Smith: I’m trying to embrace my Oscar

The singer won an Academy Award for his Bond song in 2016.

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Cardi B to headline Longitude on Sunday

Cardi B has been confirmed to headline Longitude this summer.

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Tears for Fears are still sowing the seeds of love

A personal tragedy derailed the 1980s star duo's tour last year, but they're back to play gigs in Killarney and Dublin, writes Ed Power

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Live music review: White Horse Guitar Club at the Cork Opera House

This opener to the White Horse Guitar Club’s sold-out Cork Opera House concert set the high-tempo tone from which there was no going back.

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Hey baby it’s the Opera House sell-out guitar men

The lads from up the road done good, done very good indeed.

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Weezer released a surprise covers album and reaction has been mixed

The band’s twelfth record includes covers of Africa by Toto, Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean and No Scrubs by TLC.

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X Factor judge Robbie Williams discusses drug use during Instagram live video

The singer has 1.7 million followers on the social media platform.

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Chemical Brothers to headline Creamfields festival this year

The duo will join acts including Swedish House Mafia and Deadmau5 at the music event.

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Post Malone is a fan of this young Cork artist

A young Cork artist has gotten the seal of approval from Post Malone.

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Azealia Banks hands out soap and dedicates Dublin gig to 'all the beautiful Irish women'

After all of the drama surrounding Azealia Banks' journey to Dublin for her sold-out gig in the Academy, we were looking forward to seeing how she would be received.

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Review: Azealia Banks at The Academy was the feel-good gig of the season

Azealia Banks’ reputation precedes her. At least it does in Ireland, in the wake of the Harlem rap artist’s double whammy of a spat with Aer Lingus and an internet tussle with the Rose of Tralee.

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Heart and Home festival: The very best of bluegrass

As Ballydehob gets ready for its Heart and Home festival, visiting musician Reuben Agnew tells Ed Power about the leading lights of an American genre that has its roots in Ireland

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Boyzone Farewell Tour: Gettin' the band back on the road

As the Boyzone Farewell tour kicks off tomorrow, Aileen C O’Reilly, who literally wrote the book on the band (Oh Boyz), recalls life on the road with the group in the 1990s

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Foals set to play Trinity Summer Series

Foals have announced that they will play the Summer Series at Trinity College in July.

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Ariana Grande accused of copying two artists for latest track

The opening to 7 Rings is a clear rendition of The Sound of Music's classic Favourite Things, but that is not what has gotten people talking.

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Victoria Beckham: I will feel a bit left out when Spice Girls are performing

The singer has ruled out taking part in the reunion tour.

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A strange stripe of super-star with daringly uncommercial music

James Blake is a strange stripe of super-star. His music – a protean post-pop vacuum frozen in autotune– is daringly uncommercial.

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Artist Willy Vlautin: Thrilled (and lucky) to be back in town

Willy Vlautin is glad to be returning to Ireland for Ballincollig Winter Music Festival. First, The Delines just had to get over a major accident for their singer, writes Ed Power.

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Scene and Heard: This Week's Entertainment news

Des O'Driscoll shares the latest from the entertainment world.

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The 1975 bring their technophobic melancholia to Dublin's 3Arena

Equal parts indebted to Destiny’s Child and The Smiths, a band like The 1975 could not exist without the internet and the cult of the playlist, writes Leonard Duffy.

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This much I know: Singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke

From the moment I picked up the guitar, that was it.

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Competition agency launches investigation into sale of MCD to Electric Picnic owners

As well as owning EP, LN Gaiety Holdings has business arrangements with Live Nation UK.

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Nigerian singer Burna Boy attacks Coachella over size of his name on poster

The London-raised artist complained his name was written in small font on the festival’s 2019 line-up.

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Albums to look forward to in 2019

It's time to shake off the old and look to the new, so it's time to get excited about which artists are going to be releasing albums in 2019.

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Music fans set to get what they really, really want

From reformed pop icons to vintage rockers and singing showmen, there’s a lot to look forward to in live music in 2019. Here, in chronological order, Ed Power looks at some of the highlights.

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Beatles superfan donates rare memorabilia collection to Dublin museum

Terri Colman-Black spent decades buying unique pieces and building up a priceless collection.

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