One week after playing an intense concert in Atlanta, Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park home. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The shows were intimate and intense, 43 songs, and a range of covers from Bowie to Bob Marley. Prince, all alone on stage at a purple grand piano, s(...)

Prince fans beside a sea of purple balloons and flowers at a memorial wall outside the musician’s Paisley Park compound  in Minneapolis, Minnesota. File photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince appeared “pale” and “weak” during one of his last public appearances, it has been claimed, amid reports the music superstar stayed awake for 15(...)

Neil Young, who sent Donald Trump a cease and desist letter after the Trump campaign used Rockin’ in the Free World at its rallies. Photograph:  David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Afrika Bambaataa and NWA playing at the next US president’s inauguration ball is a real possibility. If Florida senator Marco Rubio succeeds in securi(...)

Luke Kelly: “someone saw him in the street and asked him to play”. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns

Dublin in the 1960s had many folk clubs and sessions, but Foxrock Folk Club was different. For a start it wasn’t in a city-centre basement. And it was(...)

Ruth Fitzmaurice at Ladies’ Cove in Greystones, Co Wicklow

Three-year-old Sadie says that Dadda talks with his eyes. An eye-gaze computer sounds less romantic. “I’ll ask his eyes,” she says when she wants som(...)

Released on DVD and Blu-Ray, “What’s Going on - Taste Live at The Isle of Wight” will be screened at The Cork Film Festival on Wednesday.

Irish blues and rock guitarist Rory Gallagher almost played the legendary Woodstock Festival alongside the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Ba(...)

Róisín O: “Anytime we’d get together – when my uncles would be home from America – we’d have sing-songs and stuff. It was just normal in our house.”

To describe Róisín O’s career as a foregone conclusion may sound more than a little presumptuous, but there’s no doubt about it: the musician’s lif(...)

Each week on The Women’s Podcast presenter and Irish Times columnist Kathy Sheridan asks listeners a question. This week she wants to offset the be(...)

Jack O’Rourke:  “It wasn’t a  conscious decision  to write a coming-out song . . . but Silence did seem resonate with a lot of people, both men and women”

A singer-songwriter whose composition about coming out was adopted by Amnesty International in the marriage equality referendum is hoping the song wil(...)

Singer Joni Mitchell: has won eight Grammys in her career

Singer Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in hospital and fans have been asked to “light a candle” for her.A statement on her official website, JoniMi(...)