Director David Lynch. Photograph: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

From as far back as his debut feature, 1977’s Eraserhead, David Lynch has used music and sound as effectively as visuals. From the spooky organ mus(...)

Anne Enright: she invited four short-story writers to perform their work which was animated by song. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is not that subtle, but barometers don’t tend to register the distinct and particular shift in Galway city’s atmospheric pressure on the last Sunda(...)

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(...)

Quite how this collaboration between experimental trio Radian and Giant Sand frontman Howe Gelb came about is anyone’s guess, but it turns out(...)

Susan McKeown: Belong
  • Music
  • November 27, 2014, 16:00

Her voice, widely admired for its clarity and richness of tone, is getting better and better with age. Ever more open, more welcoming, it’(...)

Here’s a suggestion. Jim Jarmusch’s Down by Law (1986) contains one of the most captivating prison sequences in the history of US cinema. The three he(...)

SINGER SONGWRITER MAX JURY Róisín Dubh 9pm €12/€10 Also Sun, Dublin From rural Des Moines, USA, singer-songwriter Max (...)

Paul Charles: promoter, booking agent and music-industry peacemaker

He has a pile of well-received books under his belt that directly reference the grit and glitz of pop and rock. So it’s no surprise that Magherafel(...)

This Is Spinal Tap: the US Library of Congress has finally smelled the glove

If you’re good you’ll get these immediately: what is the link between Metallica’s 1991 Black Album, (...)

Fearless, flawless UK vocalist Norma Winstone continues to grow into her new trio with Italian pianist Glauco Venier and German saxophonist Klaus Gesi(...)