Bobbie Gentry: reclusive

‘It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty, Delta day,” begins one of the stranger pop records of 1967. Released in July, it became the surprise(...)

I couldn’t keep my sticky, six-year-old fingers off it. I think I loved Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from the moment I became aware of it. The(...)

Talos aka Eoin French: “I’m a fan of beautifully made things, I love the idea of people spending time crafting things”

Architects deal in straight lines, but it’s the twists and turns which one of their clan has taken on his musical career which are far more interestin(...)

Spotify and other music-streaming services online have helped the industry not just to get by, but to grow.

When More Life, the album by the Canadian rapper Drake, was released last month, it was streamed 385 million times in its first week in the US. The nu(...)

A person supposedly being the US artist Bob Dylan wearing a black jacket and a hoodie is photographed while entering the backstage door at Stockholm Waterfront on Saturday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Bob Dylan has finally received his Nobel Prize in Literature, almost six months after he became the first musician to win the award. The US singer-so(...)

The 75-year-old is due to give concerts in Stockholm on April 1st. File photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will receive his Nobel Literature Prize diploma and medal in the next few days in Stockholm, where is he due to perform th(...)

   Chris Thile: mesmerising performance. Photograph: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

It was not without certain misgivings that I attended the National Concert Hall on Tuesday night to hear a performance by Chris Thile, described on po(...)

Never wild, but always savvy, Chuck Berry helped define the music. File photograph: Felix Ordonez/Reuters

Chuck Berry, who has died aged 90, was rock’n’roll’s first guitar hero and poet. Never wild, but always savvy, Berry helped define the music. His mate(...)

About six months ago, Conor Oberst released his seventh solo album. Ruminations is so titled because it was written following a period of exhaustion i(...)

Marian Finucane. Photograph: RTE

It’s the small things in life which keep us amused. Most Saturdays just after noon on RTÉ Radio One, Marian Finucane reaches for a piece of paper, cle(...)