In this December 25th, 1984 photo, Prince performs at the St Paul Civic Center in St Paul, Minneapolis. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive  musicians of his era with hits including Little Red Corvette, Let’s Go Crazy and When Doves Cry, was found dead on Thursday, April 21st, 2016. File photograph: David Brewster/Star Tribune/AP

Pop superstar Prince has died at the age of 57. His body was discovered at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota early on Thursday, his publicist confir(...)

A plaque unveiled at Samuel Beckett’s former house in Chelsea. Nobel Laureate and physicist Patrick Blackett also lived at the house from 1953 to 1969. Photograph: PA

Samuel Beckett had little good to say about London when he lived there in the 1930s but the city will honour him on Wednesday when Downton Abbey actor(...)

Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson in 1977. Photograph: by Ron Galella/WireImage

In 1977, Rita Coolidge was 33 and one of the most in-demand rock vocalists in LA. The legendary Delta Lady of the song had won two Grammys for perfor(...)

The restored Orchard Cottage at Dunowen, which is for rent

Conversations with Kela and Stephen Hodgins, the latest proprietors of Dunowen House in Clonakilty, Co Cork, bring to mind scenes from the 1970s Briti(...)

Brian Dowling in his hurley workshop in Kilkenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ireland’s ash trees, even if they manage to escape the ash “dieback” fungal disease, face an alarming threat from a beetle that is slowly moving westw(...)

Tommy Hilfiger  with models backstage at his show  during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Park Avenue Armory. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger

The lobby of my fancy New York hotel is filled with fashionable people staring at their phones. They are largely dressed in black and have studious e(...)

Kathy Etchingham: Former girlfriend of US guitarist Jimi Hendrix sits in the flat she once share with him in London. Photograph: EPA

When Jimi Hendrix lived in London at the end of the 1960s, the rock guitarist made his bed neatly every morning and liked nothing better than watching(...)

Liam Ó Maonlaí, Tim Edey and Kevin Burke

The first time Kevin Burke and Liam Ó Maonlaí encountered one another was two years ago on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, where Ó Ma(...)

Interviewers were routinely surprised by Lemmy’s keen understanding of social and political issues. Photograph: Oli Scarffoli /AFP/Getty Images

Few musicians have walked the rebel’s walk with as much conviction as the Motörhead frontman Lemmy, who has died aged 70 of cancer. Despite his high-p(...)

Phil Lynott performing on stage in 1976. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Leighlin, Clonmacnoise, Ferns, Kells, Bangor, Lismore, Clogher. The centre of the corporation estate of Crumlin was started in the year of the Euchari(...)