Alan Lomax

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Margaret Barry with Dominic Behan.

In the 1930s, a 16-year-old took to the roads of Ireland to make her living as a street singer. Her striking appearance and waist-length black hair co(...)

The Door Was Open And The House Was Dark is the title of the third-last poem in Human Chain. Seamus wrote it in memory of his dear friend David Hammon(...)

In 1993, Nirvana contributed an outtake from the Nevermind sessions called Verse Chorus Verse to an AIDS relief benefit album. The title was a pithy d(...)

Joan Shelley has an orphic quality all her own, a pristine, bucolic cool, that lights up her songs of harmonious reflection.

Joan Shelley is about to head to Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a happy heart. “It’s a lovely spring, we’re opening for Richard Thompson, so it’s like(...)

Detail from Jane Fortune’s house

Who is continuing the tradition of the great Irish folklore gatherers of the postwar years: Séamus Ó Duilearga and Seamus Ennis, and Alan Lomax in the(...)

A member of the Malawi Mouse Boys being recorded by Ian Brennan in Malawi

A pitfall of capturing music in any permanent, reproducible medium is that it can arrest the artistic growth and progress of that musical form. The ar(...)

Donal Dineen: ‘I got to live the dream, and now I just have to wake up and conjure another one’

My own big love affair with radio began before lengths lost their waves and bands became a bit too broad for their boots. Radios, remember them? Ma(...)

You know who Oscar Isaac is. But you may not know you know. He played Carey Mulligan’s husband in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive. He played Abbie Cornis(...)