Graceland: Elvis is buried in the garden, making the house a pilgrimage for fans of rock’n’roll

There’s a pretty little thing Waiting for the King Down in the Jungle Room It’s 40 years this month since Elvis Presley last entertained pretty littl(...)

Ireland rugby squad en route to  Hamamatsu. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The obvious difference at Haneda airport, arriving from Newark, was a lack of guns. Every American cop, every security guard, has them loosely holster(...)

Third album in, and The Strypes look as if they have finally broken their teenage r&b habit and developed into a band full of the joys of adulthoo(...)

Sculptor Donnacha Cahill’s giant pop-up audio visual sculpture, The Gramophone,  at the market outside St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church  as part of Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

1. Name-checking Galway’s designation as Capital of Culture works every time. ]Elvis Costello is on stage at the Big Top tent on Friday, the night (...)

Marie Antoinette (Tara Breathnach) gives advice on headwear at Quay Street in Galway city on Thursday during a street theatre production to mark Bastille Day. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A Galway pub has been transformed into the Bastille for the next two days to mark France’s national holiday. Tigh Neachtain’s bar is staging the two-(...)

Rory Gallagher plays the Macroom Mountain Dew Festival in 1978. Photograph: Youtube/ Rory Gallagherblues fan

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent in Macroom, Co Cork It may have been almost a decade after Woodstock and the Isle of Wight but the Macroom(...)

Musician Bruce Springsteen played his first Irish concert in 1985. File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

It was 31 years ago when Bruce Springsteen played his first concert in Ireland and made the front page of The Irish Times. A crowd of more than 65,0(...)

The artist Hugh O’Donoghue  in front of an epic new painting The Wasteland (8ft x 24ft), which features in a major new exhibition of work commissioned by the Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Colin Crisford

New shows from Enda Walsh and Hughie O’Donoghue are at the heart of this year’s Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF). Arlington [a love story] (...)

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

‘If there is an apple cart, you must do your best to upset it.” True to form, Elvis Costello has written an autobiography that most musicians don’t(...)

Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist Rico Rodriguez photographed in Paris in 1980. Photograph: Chalkie Davies/Getty Images

Rico Rodriguez, the trombonist and composer who performed with renowned ska revival band The Specials, has died aged 80. His death was announce(...)