There is no shortage of houses here, but the intersection of meadows, wetlands and coastline here is still inspiriting.

The vast bogs that lie just west of Galway city are a difficult place for the mind to grasp. Beyond here is Connemara, a region that – while its borde(...)

David Bowie in his 1972 Aladdin Sane phase, one of the many personas he adopted and then discarded in his long career. Photograph: Isolar  -----------------------------------------------------

Glam is perhaps the most derided and disparaged form of rock music. Even calling it rock feels strange; it’s pure pop – sexy, sugar-coated and aimed (...)

Spain’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, like many modern airports, is impressive to look at but neglects the comfort of travellers.
Airports in terminal decline
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  • April 16, 2016, 03:13

One morning in 1977 Brian Eno, electronica pioneer and former synthesiser player for Roxy Music, was sitting in an airport in Cologne, in what was th(...)

David Bowie at Slane Castle on July 13th, 1987. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea / The Irish Times

David Bowie’s live performances were something to behold and it’s said that the singer, who passed away at the age of 69 on Sunday evening, had a cer(...)

Band made: You can join Hozier (centre) on a charity version of David Bowie’s ‘Changes’

A very unusual fund-raising single was launched earlier this month in aid of the men’s cancer charity Movember. The record is a cover version of the (...)

Born trippy: Brian Eno and Karl Hyde

One song has got to work pretty hard to link Jeremy Clarkson, Nick Clegg, the Apollo moon walk, an Olympic opening ceremony, any number of videogam(...)

It’s Chromeo time again. Since debut album She’s In Control in 2004, Montreal duo David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel have become(...)

Todd Terje has stretched the musical canvas for some time as a DJ and producer, with his devilishly handsome cosmic anthem Inspector Norse putting (...)

The Soulful in The Sugar Club, Dublin. Photograph: Dylan Madden

Singing in unison has a kind of magic that connects us all. You can’t be mad at a choir. One of the biggest advocates of choirs is longtime chorister (...)