U2 performs on stage in the ‘iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE’ show  at the 3 Arena , Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

‘Home… I know I’m going home’ is a line from the U2 song ‘Walk On’, and while that particular song wasn’t performed at Monday night’s Dublin show the(...)

Berlin-based Richard Murphy is one of those stalwart types who continues with music despite the fact that he has never been within earshot of (...)

Up until the start of this year there was chatter from the dogs on the streets that Dublin singer-songwriter Gavin James had left it too late (...)

Tracy Chapman. Photograph: Morena Brengola/Getty Images

But for a certain famous musician’s temper tantrum, it’s possible Tracy Chapman might have had a completely different career trajectory. In 198(...)

Many musicians and songwriters prefer to swap adulation for sitting in front of, and behind, mixing desks. One such is Eileen Gogan, who o(...)

“Made in the USA using American parts and labour,” it states on the album front cover, a sub-title of sorts that reeks of irony considering th(...)

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(...)

In view of the fact that the quality of Beatles music (in this instance, the 27 number-one singles in the US and UK released between 1962 and 1970) is(...)

Elvis Costello: his vivid, lyrical book is among rock’s very best autobiographies. Photograph: Frank Micelotta/Getty

(...) feelings. It’s only music. There’s nothing to stop it.” Tony Clayton-Lea writes on pop culture(...)

For too long, this reviewer has been overly concerned as to why the work of Dubliner Marc Carroll – unquestionably one of Ireland’s best, yet (...)