Ireland - Friday - The Ticket
Saturday - 16th December, 2017
Saturday - 9th December, 2017
Saturday - 2nd December, 2017
THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
It’s December, and thanks to “liberals” (sorry for whispering but I’m in The Irish Times off...
Saturday - 25th November, 2017
TV THEME SONGS TO DROOL FOR
This week Delia Derbyshire was honoured with a posthumous PhD from Coventry University for her amazi...
Saturday - 18th November, 2017
Friday - 13th October, 2017
Why did ‘Blade Runner’ bomb?
Looked at from one angle, Blade Runner 2049 was destined to fail. Ridley Scott’s 1982 original ope...
Friday - 6th October, 2017
Belfast gets a new gritty song
If you need a beautiful piece of art in your life, then look no further than the flinty dream that i...
Friday - 29th September, 2017
Seven shows to stream in October
The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson, Netflix, October 6th This moving and timely documen...
Friday - 22nd September, 2017
This girl’s allowed do what she likes
Nadine Coyle’s career has been built almost entirely on chance and as the Derry singer and Girls A...
Friday - 15th September, 2017
Louis CK flies close to the sun
“It’s not a safe space, it’s not a triggerless place, it just isn’t,” said Louis CK, descr...
Friday - 8th September, 2017
The ghost story taking over Twitter
Since the inception of Twitter, the microblogging platform has mainly been used for instantaneous co...
Friday - 1st September, 2017
The 1930s were a fast-moving decade for music. The arrival of the electric guitar in 1931 brought a ...
Friday - 25th August, 2017
The strange, brilliant travels of A Tribe Called Quest
IRELAND’S GOING-OUT GUIDE...
Friday - 18th August, 2017
When Donald met David
One month before Jimmy Fallon ruffled Donald Trump’s hair last year, cementing the NBC host’s re...
Friday - 11th August, 2017
Is this the worst film of the summer?
Since the late 1970s, when Jaws and Star Wars changed everything, the American summer has been defin...
Friday - 4th August, 2017
One of the great revelations of podcasting is the format’s eagerness to lift the curtain on the jo...
Friday - 28th July, 2017
Best new stuff on Netflix and Amazon
Summertime is traditionally a barren wasteland for original programming, with all the best new shows...
Friday - 21st July, 2017
Go Hawaii – Casino Versus Japan
I frequently have great conversations about music and the magic of it, often stemming directly from ...
Friday - 14th July, 2017
Is ‘fake’ music a real thing now?
Is everything “fake” now? All news is, apparently. Especially reports that makes the US Presiden...
Friday - 7th July, 2017
JUST A COPPOLA THINGS
Sofia Coppola on the family business, girl gang sand objectifying Colin Farrell...
Friday - 30th June, 2017
Due to difficulties with transportation and communication in the Sahara region, finding and gatherin...
Friday - 23rd June, 2017
This just might save your weekend
We hear plenty about festival line-ups and festival fashion but there’s one area that doesn’t ge...
Friday - 16th June, 2017
Peter Broderick is a long way from home. Currently living in rural Galway, his folks hail from Sears...
Friday - 9th June, 2017
‘It’s a Corbyn ting’
When the designer Ryan Hawaii sprayed “David Cameron hates the mandem”, quoting his friend Marco...
Friday - 2nd June, 2017
It’s a meme come true for Rihanna
Help me out with an analogy here. The California Gold Rush of 1849 might work. The OPEC oil boom of ...
Friday - 26th May, 2017
The Palme d’Or form guide
Could this be one of those rare years at Cannes when the Palme d’Or winner announces itself on the...
Friday - 19th May, 2017
Moments of Wonder at Body and Soul
At this year’s Body and Soul festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath on June 23rd to 25th, Th...
Friday - 12th May, 2017
Lingo is dead, long live the verse
The Lingo spoken word festival has announced that it is hanging up its microphone. The spoken word a...
Friday - 5th May, 2017
Is black and white box office?
I had a friend who used to sigh whenever some young filmmaker would release his first short in black...
Friday - 28th April, 2017
This is your four-week festival warning
When snow is forecast for April it’s hard to see beyond the grey horizon, but Joe Goddard’s new ...
Friday - 21st April, 2017
Studio impulses Her finest hours OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN
THE TICKET THE IRISH TIMES Friday 21.04.2017 IRELAND’S GOING-OUT GUIDE...
Friday - 14th April, 2017
Irish animation hung out to dry?
Even the most fervent Oscar fanatic is probably enjoying relief from gossip about the season’s big...
Friday - 7th April, 2017
Marvel at this dodgy argument
This week’s prize for the best accidental evocation of Trumpian rhetoric goes to Marvel’s vice-p...
Friday - 31st March, 2017
Sitting her SATCs
Cynthia Nixon on marriage equality, playing Pat Nixon andthe show that won’t let go...
Friday - 24th March, 2017
The freshest talent we saw at this year’s SXSW music festival, including Julie Byrne...
Friday - 17th March, 2017
SXSW ain’t the only rodeo in Texas
Travelling to Texas in March for a music festival generally means one thing: the full-on gig binging...
Friday - 10th March, 2017
Gorillaz are back in our midst
Would you go to a festival put together by your favourite act? You can certainly see the appeal of s...
Friday - 3rd March, 2017
Listening to Margaret Barry’s astounding voice is becoming a more compelling experience as time pa...
Friday - 24th February, 2017
Figures are starting to add up
At the start of January, Hidden Figures won the US weekend box office race, beating the behemoth tha...
Friday - 17th February, 2017
Seven nights of festival flicks
THE SALESMAN Friday 17th, 6.15pm, Cineworld Asghar Farhadi has, in rapid time, bec...
Friday - 10th February, 2017
Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl smarts
At 1.40am Monday morning Irish time, a roaring Twitter debate was taking place over whether or not L...
Friday - 3rd February, 2017
Democracy takes a dramatic turn
This year’s Audience Choice prize for the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards has been launched. The ...
Friday - 27th January, 2017
How best picture got much better
Nomination day is usually a time to kick the Oscars around the gutter of shame. Oh, they’re so con...
Friday - 20th January, 2017
Are we in for a hard or soft ‘Glexit’?
Can a Glastonbury away from Worthy Farm truly be Glastonbury? We may find out in 2019 after founder ...
Friday - 13th January, 2017
How the other half rock’n’roll
Rarely does an opportunity of this magnitude arise, but this week, a 12-seater box went on sale to t...
Friday - 6th January, 2017
In defence of critics
Upon his death earlier this week, John Berger was described by British artist David Shrigley as “t...
Friday - 30th December, 2016
Understatement of intent
DAVID KITT Yous ★★★★ Self-Released Just because you have been a constituent part of...
Friday - 16th December, 2016
A few years ago, Jarvis Cocker made a great BBC documentary about the history of the longrunning rad...
Friday - 9th December, 2016
Occasionally there are times when it’s imperative that you find out the name of that tune playing ...
Friday - 2nd December, 2016
I come from a part of the world where, not so long ago, the storyteller was king. The area Sliabh Li...
Friday - 25th November, 2016
As well as being floored by one of the most beguiling records I have ever heard, I managed to learn ...
Friday - 18th November, 2016
Some types of music strongly suggest a particular type of landscape. The lofty polyphonic singing on...
Friday - 11th November, 2016
People make music for all sorts of reasons. Some of the best stuff probably gets made for the heck o...
Friday - 4th November, 2016
Are we getting the Bieber we deserve?
In recent years, Justin Bieber’s career has been plagued with episodes of petulance and legal trou...
Friday - 28th October, 2016
Before music there was God. They came to me in that order. Christmas and Easter were when the choirs...
Friday - 21st October, 2016
The golden era of Jamaican music is filled with flamboyant showmen, reluctant stars and shady souls,...
Friday - 14th October, 2016
Lights, camera, equality action
The horror genre is not famed for its gender parity ( The Final Girls notwithstanding), particularly...
Friday - 7th October, 2016
Don’t Drag us through the pop mud
When former One Directioner Niall Horan released his debut solo single last week, he joined the rank...
Friday - 30th September, 2016
Irish shorts are playing the long game
Irish people thrive on the success of their fellow citizens. With a wide embrace, we eagerly adopt t...
Friday - 23rd September, 2016
Robert Wyatt’s announcement that he was ceasing to make music in 2014 was delivered without fanfar...
Friday - 16th September, 2016
Take a cultural spin around the island
There are hundreds of events taking place around the country this evening as part of Culture Night 2...
Friday - 9th September, 2016
Bridging the traditional and the modern can be a testing challenge. It takes more than just skill to...
Friday - 2nd September, 2016
This is an unusual one by any stretch of even the most vivid imagination but bear with me....
Friday - 26th August, 2016
The Walias Band’s name derives from the walia ibex, an endangered species native to the mountains ...
Friday - 19th August, 2016
What’s in our Electric Picnic basket
The Electric Picnic festival is nearly upon us, and that means The Ticket is gearing up for its favo...
Friday - 12th August, 2016
The Union Fund’s new music plan
It’s likely that you’ve not come across the Unison Fund yet. It’s also likely that you’re wo...
Friday - 5th August, 2016
Lee Scratch Perry’s Black Ark studios was really only in operation for six or seven key years but ...
Friday - 29th July, 2016
The 10 best music docs on Netflix
1DaftPunk Unchained (2015) Post-Get Lucky, Daft Punk’s (right) profile has risen enough to warrant...
Friday - 22nd July, 2016
Apple’s stealth streaming attack
If we’d five cents for every time we’ve heard musicians give out about the money they get for st...
Friday - 15th July, 2016
you’ve only got six
If only there had been data mining around in Aristotle’s time. The Greek philosopher was one of th...
Friday - 8th July, 2016
Post-war Detroit was fertile ground for music. One of the effects of the war had been the mass migra...
Friday - 1st July, 2016
‘It’snot thatIlike toprovoke’
Elle Fanning Nicolas Winding Refn in a promotional shot for upcoming film The Neon Demon tr...
Friday - 24th June, 2016
A great pretender
As of this morning, Jodie Whittaker is a brunette. Again. “I’m raging,” says the irre...
Friday - 17th June, 2016
TRACK OF THE WEEK Betty Who - Pop Corner fave Betty Who (above) has updated this 1990s classic, stri...
Friday - 10th June, 2016
Be Reveller aware in festival season
Some think the word “revellers” – a term no one has ever used in real life – is merely a qui...
Friday - 3rd June, 2016
Performers with a mind to rock
Last year when The Ticket interviewed Jehnny Beth (right) from Savages at Dublin’s National Concer...
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