We're all missing live gigs, but livestreams are now the norm and will probably remain so for the forseeable future, at least.

Each week we've been putting together a list of the best live-streaming events taking place – but below, you'll find five specific music-related streams that have been taking place regularly over the last couple of months.

If you like any of these artists, it's worth clicking 'subscribe' or 'follow'.

We're all missing live gigs, but livestreams are now the norm and will probably remain so for the forseeable future, at least.

Each week we've been putting together a list of the best live-streaming events taking place – but below, you'll find five specific music-related streams that have been taking place regularly over the last couple of months.

If you like any of these artists, it's worth clicking 'subscribe' or 'follow'.

PAUL NOONAN

If you haven't already tuned in to the Bell X1's performances 'From the Good Room' (of his house), they're well worth a watch. Noonan – occasionally with the help of his kids – has been turning in some special performances of both his own songs, and some cover versions (his recent take on Tom Waits's 'Hold On' was gorgeous.)

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BRENDAN BENSON

 

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Perhaps better known as co-frontman of The Raconteurs alongside Jack White, Brendan Benson is a superb musician in his own right, too – and has the back catalogue to prove it. He recently released his sixth solo album 'Dear Life' and has been doing Instagram Live streams with a little err... help from Mary Jane, shall we say, on a near-daily basis.

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THE RUBY SESSIONS

The Ruby Sessions at Home (Episode 1)

Join us for the first of The Ruby Sessions at Home featuring two long time friends of The Ruby Sessions - Wallis Bird and Villagers.

The Ruby Sessions at Home will be streamed every Tuesday at 9pm (GMT+1) on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

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Dublin's Ruby Sessions is an institution of the Irish music scene at this point, having hosted some of the biggest names in music over the past 21 years. Although current circumstances have meant that we can't flock to the hallowed Doyle's pub for an intimate performance and a pint, they've moved their weekly session online. Every Tuesday at 9pm, two acts will livestream gigs; this week, it's Lyra and Soda Blonde. They've already raised over 10k for the Simon Community in the past 6 weeks.

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NCH AT HOME

Some fabulous gigs were scheduled at the beautiful National Concert Hall this summer, which have obviously now been postponed. However, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, 'NCH at Home' will see various acts perform in the empty venue over the next month or so, all livestreamed into your own home. Hosted by broadcaster John Kelly, opera star Tara Erraught, the aformentioned Paul Noonan of Bell X1, Cavan folk singer Lisa O'Neill and celebrated pianist Barry Douglas will all play gigs each Friday at 8pm, beginning May 29th.

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RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

 

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Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 25 of #Quarantunes, our #MusicalEverydays #RobeRecitals series. We want to wish everyone a happy #GoodFriday and #Passover, and we're sending love all over to you all. Today's song is: I Don't Know What It Is! This song was the first single from my third record, Want One, and in it I mention several different locations both real and abstract including Santa Fe, Dover, Manhattan, Portland and Calais. I hope wherever you are today you're safe, comfortable and with your loved ones. Hopefully soon enough, we'll be able to get out all of our pent-up wanderlust and get back on that train to God knows where! For now, if you're ever looking for a way to fill an empty evening, there are officially enough episodes of this series for you to have the longest Rufus Wainwright concert ever right here on Instagram, and the setlist is only expanding further! We'll see you again tomorrow for the next #SongADay, stay safe and #StayHome! ❤️

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If you followed Rufus Wainwright on Instagram before this whole thing kicked off, you'll probably be familiar with his 'Robe Recitals' series – in which he played a selection of songs from his incredible back catalogue, sat at the piano of his beautiful LA home (and donning a plush robe, of course.) The same series has now become 'Quarantunes' and is well worth checking out. He also just got a cute new puppy called Puccini who will no doubt feature, so if you needed a second reason...

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NORAH JONES

Want Norah Jones to play a request for you? The jazz-pop singer has been livestreaming gigs via Facebook for the past few weeks and she's open to suggestions from fans, too. It's a pleasure to hear her play these mini-sets, and she's been doing two a week lately.

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JEFF TWEEDY (WILCO)

 

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He's best known as the frontman of Wilco, but Jeff Tweedy also has a band with his son Spencer (called Tweedy). In recent weeks, he's taken the family connection one step further by enlisting his other son Sammy (and his wife Susie on camera) for The Tweedy Show – where they take requests, mooch around their Chicago house (we covet their jukebox), play cover versions and generally seem like a lovely and infuriatingly talented bunch.

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THIRD MAN PUBLIC ACCESS

Jack White's Third Man Records have been livestreaming performances from their Nashville HQ that are pretty slick affairs for livestreams; each episode to date has featured lesser-known artists like Luke Schneider, Teddy and the Rough Riders and a variety of 'at-home' performances from various musicians, artists and authors. It's surely only a matter of time before White himself makes an appearance. And in the meantime, you might discover some new music.