Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, beside the statue of Phil Lynott in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Towards the end of 2011 I was in Australia with Def Leppard when I became sick. I remember seeing a “rock doc” at one of the gigs. Every promoter has (...)

Tommy Lennon with his creation of a giant-size trumpet at Galway’s Cross Street yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Wellingtons may be de rigueur, but the hosts of Galway’s jazz festival are confident that a potential flood warning for the city will not deter music(...)

Approach with caution: Savages

Last month in Derry I sat in a church pew chatting with Savages. Not the “all-girl band Savages” or the “all-female quartet Savages”. Just Savages.(...)