Body & Soul are putting on The Shapeshifter’s Ball, a special “evening of Immortal Proportions, Dark Veils & Twisted Tales in association with the Bram Stoker Festival” in IMMA on Saturday October 25th. The “intimate, slightly twisted, Gothic-themed soiree” will feature live, theatrical and chilling performances including: the DCC/Opera in the Open: ‘Der Vampyr’ by… Read more »

Posted on September 30th, 2014


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Body & Soul have announced their lineup for the imminent Electric Picnic festival at the end of August and it’s another doozy lineup of acts across three stages. Only €229.50 weekend tickets are left but there is a serious lineup including the full list below. Playlist of additions: Body & Soul man stage tUnE-yArDs Young… Read more »

Posted on July 30th, 2014


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Body & Soul 2014 by Colm Moore

Body & Soul is the most beautiful festival in Ireland. It helped that the weather made everything and everyone look their best but beyond that, the attention to detail in the stage construction, the installations, the random sculptures, the Midnight Circus stage; everything was made with love or set in a place like the walled… Read more »

Posted on June 25th, 2014


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This weekend sees the fifth year of Body & Soul’s own festival that started as an enclosed area at Electric Picnic. Every year, reports from Ballinlough Castle in Westmeath have been positive and mostly, sunny. I’ll be there Saturday, at 2pm for the State of Music talk FYI with these sound folks. Here are the… Read more »

Posted on June 19th, 2014


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bodyandsoul times

Body & Soul Festival stage times have been announced for next weekend! Grab a PDF or a JPG. As for the all-important festival clashes? It’s looking pretty manageable. There’s also the Wonderlust stage down there among many others not listed yet. I’ll be participating in a talk about music at 2pm on the Saturday with… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2014




Details of the Wonderlust Stage at Body & Soul festival have been revealed. Curated by Kathy Scott, Aoife Flynn and Ciara Kavanagh, the stage, dedicated to the exchange of wonder and idea in the walled garden will feature talks and performances throughout the weekend. The music night lineup includes: Colm Mac Con Iomaire & Friends,… Read more »

Posted on June 4th, 2014


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The Field

Body&Soul have added a second round of acts to its lineup today including: Gary Numan The Field Of Montreal Paddy Keenan (Bothy Band) & Steve Cooney Ballet School Slow Magic They’ve also announced Reckless In Love, the late night woods party featuring Mother, Nightflight/Airbound and Hidden Agenda DJs over three nights including The Drifter and… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2014


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Body & Soul Festival returns to Ballinlough Castle in Westmeath this weekend for its fourth year. The lineup includes names like Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Solange, James Murphy, Public Image Ltd, Kurt Vile and Nialler9-recommended acts like Kate Boy, Nicolas Jaar, Fuck Buttons, Mmoths, Jon Hopkins, Adultrock, Daithí, Dancing Suns, Charles Bradley, LaserTom… Read more »

Posted on June 18th, 2013