John Prine

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Declan O’Rourke: “There are very few songs about the famine. Musically, I think it was skipped over.” Photograph: Dara Munnis

Some 15 years – or in reality – three generations in gestation, Declan O’Rourke takes another bold step along his picaresque creative path with the re(...)

John Prine on throat cancer: “In a strange way it was a blessing”

“We’ve been busy,” says John Prine. “I just turned 70 last year and I thought that by the time I’d turn 70 things would have slowed down, but they’ve (...)

Happy Mondays are at Leopardstown Racecourse on Thursday as part of Bulmers Live

Culture Vultures Set Theatre, Kilkenny, Friday August 11, 7.30pm €15 set.ie Beaulieu House, Baltray, Drogheda, Co Louth, Saturday August 12th, 8pm, (...)

If you are going to write an album that’s a “love letter to Nashville”, you need help with the penmanship. Most of Dan Auerbach’s career has dealt i(...)

 Louis Armstrong (fourth left) and his Stompers in  Chicago in 1927. Armstrong arrived from New Orleans in 1922. Photograph:  PhotoQuest/Getty Images

Irish visitors to Chicago this year will find their eyes drawn to the 1916 banners fluttering from lampposts on Michigan Avenue, the Windy City’s main(...)

Guy Clark: ‘His songwriting evinced not just a keen eye for narrative detail but also an unerring ear for spoken vernacular and a wry, existentialist bent akin to that of Kris Kristofferson or John Prine.’

Guy Clark, who along with Townes Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker and others patented the rugged, imagistic brand of narrative-rich songwriting that becam(...)

Of all the precarious positions one can occupy within the realm of music the singer-songwriter’s lot is potentially the unsteadiest of them all. Be(...)