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Laura Jurd with her band Dinosaur

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It’s at times like this that you see the real value of music. When Damon Albarn and Africa Express brought together 50 Syrian musicians and guests fo(...)

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When she was 18, Deirdre O’Callaghan hightailed it to London the day after she completed her Leaving Cert. Not to hang around and wait for her result(...)

A three -decade career was probably not on the cards when De La Soul first started to rhyme, but longevity is nothing to be daunted by if you’re prep(...)

It’s Ala.Ni’s voice that does all the wooing and cooing on her debut album. She’s a west London-born, Paris-based singer with family roots in Grena(...)

 Ellie Goulding has been  added to the extended line-up for the Glastonbury festival at Worthy Farm in June. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Ellie Goulding, ZZ Top and Disclosure are among the newly confirmed acts for Glastonbury Festival 2016. The extended line-up for the festival at Wort(...)

Director David Lynch. Photograph: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

From as far back as his debut feature, 1977’s Eraserhead, David Lynch has used music and sound as effectively as visuals. From the spooky organ mus(...)

Tracey Thorn’s first book Bedsit Disco Queen was an understated chronicle of life as a musician. It wasn’t overtly confessional, but what made it so c(...)