Aaron Dessner

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Justin Vernon is a fascinating figure. The multi-instrumentalist and singer has applied his Midas touch at everything from fronting Bon Iver to b(...)

Bryce and Aaron Dessner performs at The Everyman in Cork, Ireland, 2017. Photograph: Kieran Frost/Redferns

Aaron and Bryce Dessner could certainly be said to be living the dream. As twin brothers and band members of the popular Cincinnati rock band The Nati(...)

The Murder Capital: could make a killing. Photograph: Grayce Leonard

What: Ireland’s best new rock band? Where: Dublin Why: The only song made public to date from this fledgling five-piece from Dublin is a live session (...)

Luluc: As good as they can be, at times, Sculptor treads water rather than sparkles

Luluc are a Melbourne-born and Brooklyn-based duo that caused a huge stir with their second album, Passerby, in 2014. Lucinda Williams, the blue-(...)

The National

The strong connection between The National and Ireland goes back 13 years. Cofounding member Aaron Dessner recalls that their first jam-packed show to(...)

Family and friends of the missing singer from Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit have appealed for information over his disappearance. Concern is (...)

‘140 musicians from 80 bands  drifting in and out of seven rooms to play, alongside the audience in an old radio and recording centre’

When I last spoke to Mary Hickson about Sounds From A Safe Harbour, the first edition of the festival hadn’t yet taken place and Hickson was in her la(...)

You may not be able to tell from the style of music that their band peddles, but Bryce and Aaron Dessner were teenage Deadheads. The guitarists (...)

Bryce Dessner performing with The National. (Photo by Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images)

Mary Hickson is in her last month as the chief executive of the Cork Opera House. In the past five years, Hickson has re-energised the venue on Emm(...)

Wild Beasts are heading for Cork in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sounds from a Safe Harbour has announced several new additions to the Cork festival. English indie-rock band Wild Beasts will close the festival on S(...)

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