Artist Joe Boske and cartoonist Tom Mathews

Joe Boske is an artist best-known for arts festival and theatre posters, records and CD covers, who has had numerous exhibitions in Ireland, England a(...)

Death metal (left) and opera: conference seeks to delve into two apparently diametrically opposed genres of entertainment. Photographs: The Irish Times

Ireland’s first major conference on performance art - covering topics as diverse as opera and death metal - is being held at Maynooth University tomor(...)

The singer, songwriter and bass guitarist Jack Bruce, who has died aged 71, is best remembered as a mainstay of Cream, the first supergroup, defined a(...)

Jack Bruce: composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist has died of liver disease, aged 71. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Jack Bruce, who became famous in the 1960s as the bassist and lead vocalist for the hugely successful rock group Cream, and whose adventurous approac(...)

It’s human nature to change your mind, but when that mind belongs to a musician, such changes can be viewed as whimsical, petulant, capricious or phar(...)

Vocalist Gretchen Parlato comes from a long line of professional musicians (her father played bass with Frank Zappa! ), so clearly she’s used to mixin(...)

Brad Mehldau: ‘I’ve never believed in musical monogamy per se’

The ballad of Brad Mehldau is one with many verses. Over the years, this gifted player has spent time in action on many fronts. There was the early sp(...)

George Duke: ‘I’ve done jazz with Miles Davis and Cannonball Adderley. It’s a goulash. It’s a gumbo.’

George Duke, who has died aged 67, began his career in the 1960s as a jazz pianist but made his name by crossing musical boundaries. The name of the i(...)

Nick Hornby devoted a chapter of his book 31 Songs to Mark Mulcahy’s track, Hey Self Defeater. Prince once gave him his Paisley Park studio for three months in the hope a new album would emerge

Mark Mulcahy is a complete and utter cult. He’s the cult musician other cult musicians call “The Boss”. He is indie pop’s version of the masonic hands(...)

Ceramic Dog: Your Turn
  • Music
  • May 24, 2013, 01:00

Influential session guitarist Marc Ribot delights in being uncategorisable. His savagely loud and often discordant trio (with bassist Shahzad Ismai(...)