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’(...)

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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

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

 Julian Assange speaking to the media inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London ahead of the first anniversary earlier this year. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who has been holed up in an embassy in London for more than a year, is to deliver the traditional faith spot (...)

Philip Chevron outside the Project Arts Centre.

Philip Chevron, who has died aged 56, grew up in the Dublin suburb of Santry in the monochrome 1960s with a passion for theatre and music (in particul(...)

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