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High-octane to unplugged: the best in this week’s traditional music

A special evening of poetry and traditional Irish music presented by Stephen James Smith and Macdara Yeates as part of MusicTown 18. The evening features artists, poets, Stephen James Smith, Felispeaks, John Cummins and musicians Eithne Ní Chatháin (Inni-K) Eoghan ó Ceannabháin (Jiggy, Aon

Gathering Traditional Festival, Bríd Harper – the best trad music this week

With a raft of concerts, céilídhe, sessions and storytelling as well as set dancing, singing and instrument masterclasses, The Gathering boasts an enviable programme. Tonight, Scottish duo, Ali Bain and Phil Cunningham, will share top billing with the drum-tight trio of Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal

Getting the best from energy efficient lighting in your kitchen and dining area

In the third part of our blog series on creating attractive effects using energy efficient lighting with designer Graham Festenstein, we move on to the kitchen and dining area. It’s a focal point of many homes, and one where task lighting understandably can take precedence over general

Gardening: 5 of the best garden gloves

We look at 5 of the best garden gloves Gardening gauntlets cream leather and English rose linen, £27.95, www.annabeljames.co.uk Garden in style with these gorgeous, luxurious, lightweight gloves with cuffs crafted in English linen and leather, pictured right. The long, floral linen cuffs are

The World’s Best Interior Designers Hot List

We bring you the world’s best interior designers who’ve been making headlines thanks to their lust-worthy residential designs sure to give you some home décor inspiration. Martyn Lawrence-Bullard Background: Design allowed the 50-year-old British decorator’s dream of living in Los Angeles to come true. His

Smith can be best of modern greats – Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes Australia’s captain Steven Smith has the potential to finish his career as the greatest batsman of the modern era. Smith’s century on the third day at the Gabba was the 21st of his Test career, in his 57th Test, and left him with

The best smart home and kitchen gadgets to give as gifts

Will Lipman/Engadget For the smart home and kitchen gadget section of our holiday gift guide, we skipped past the WiFi-enabled toaster ovens and what-have-you, and narrowed our list down to the stuff that’s actually useful. For starters, yes, we agree that the Instant Pot — a darling in food

Best Deal in Flooring 0% down, 0 % Financing, & 60% Off All Material!

50 Floor has everything from wood, to tile, to carpets. Mention ‘Great Day,’ you’ll get $100 off the job. Plus, this month’s special offer includes FREE INSTALLATION! what a deal! 50 Floor is going to cater to your every need. They are going to

Does this woman have Australia’s best wardrobe? Dior, YSL, Chanel and Gucci… Meet the lady who inherited a couture collection that’s now worth more than $6 million

Every woman has a precious dress that can transport them back to an unforgettable evening when they felt a million dollars. Charlotte Smith – who is originally from America but based in Australia – owns thousands. The curator of the Darnell Fashion Collection inherited a vintage

When is the best time to buy appliances?

Major home appliances are often expensive, but they can be more affordable at certain times of the year — especially around holidays. Before you buy a dishwasher, refrigerator, range, washer or dryer, check if one of these sale seasons is coming up. If you can wait to