In an extract from a new book on Rory Gallagher, film director Tony Palmer recalls the making of 'Irish Tour '74'.
The Irish band mark the release of Field Recordings with an acoustic tour of arts centres and small venues.
The winner of this year's Choice Music Prize was announced at an event featuring all ten nominated acts at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, on Thursday, 8 March.
Three interesting gigs are happening at Whelan's venue in Dublin from 9 to 11 March, with performances from Tieranniesaur, Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands and Natural Snow Buildings.
New music industry figures show that sales of pop music in Ireland now exceed those of rock and other genres.