Nina Simone

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Matthew E White and Flo Morrissey: “We just wanted to do songs that meant something to us, that challenged us, and some that people just wouldn’t normally cover.”

A duets album is a tried and tested staple of the music industry. The beasts arrive in varying shades of quality, but mostly they arrive from singers(...)

Carlinhos Cruz from Brazil. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Carlinhos Cruz didn’t speak a word of English when he arrived in Ireland five years ago. He had never lived abroad and had spent his entire life unde(...)

Michael Kiwanuka: "I knew I wanted to do something different to the first album. It took a bit of time to get it right.”

Four years have passed since Michael Kiwanuka was last on promotional duties. Back then, he was hawking his debut album (Home Again) and was the BBC (...)

Dexys, with Kevin Rowland centre

The artists formerly known as Dexys Midnight Runners are back in the top 10 after a 34-year absence. Now trading under the snappier moniker of Dexys,(...)

Bobby Gillespie: “In terms of looks, you can’t compete with younger bands.” Photograph: Sam Christmas

Primal Scream have always worn their hearts on their album sleeves. Screamadelica signalled their happy-drugs-phase album; XTRMNTR their paranoid dru(...)

Saul Williams: “I started to earn money from reading poems. I didn’t even know you could do that.” Photograph: Geordie Wood

Struggling for recognition never came into it for US poet, writer and actor Saul Williams. On a dodgy phone line from Paris, a city he lived in fro(...)

Many parents who became involved in the referendum understood the implications of homophobia on their children’s lives for the first time

The Yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum, three months ago, brought with it a healing that was felt deeply in every county in Ireland. The hea(...)

Anne Enright: she invited four short-story writers to perform their work which was animated by song. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is not that subtle, but barometers don’t tend to register the distinct and particular shift in Galway city’s atmospheric pressure on the last Sunda(...)

That Benjamin Clementine has presence is clear from the outset. The London native has had an eventful life, as seen in biographical notes abou(...)

If you want to see how a social network works in real life, Groningen was the place to be last weekend. The Dutch city is home to Eurosonic, a mult(...)

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