By the letter: Neil Young’s covers album is only available on vinyl, and it’s  a stunner. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘An unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past, recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology” is the rather grandiloquent quot(...)

Pat Egan in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pat Egan is still in the game. The years since his first dalliances with live-music promotion have become decades, but Egan is still out there hoping (...)

Rod Stewart performing at the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

On the same night his former bandmate Ronnie Wood rocked Glastonbury with the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart was treating delighted fans to a greatest hi(...)