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Jimi Hendrix: died 50 years ago this week

Fifty years ago this week Jimi Hendrix joined the 27 Club – that melancholy list of rock stars who died at that age. It wasn’t known as that when Hen(...)

Singer Mary Coughlan at home in Wicklow for magazine feature. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The singer spent years ‘in deep sadness and a lot of anger’ but honesty, openness and music got her through On Mary Coughlan’s kitchen table the(...)

Diego Maradona emerges into the San Paulo stadium for his media presentation after signing for Napoli. Photograph: Alfredo Copozzi

For most of us it feels like a lifetime ago but just over three weeks have passed since the UK went into social lockdown. Friday, March 20th, to be pr(...)

Rory’s Fishing Tackle  marked 60 years in operation at 17A Temple Bar this week. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Rory’s Fishing Tackle is not only the oldest shop in Dublin’s Temple Bar; it was the only shop in the area for a long time. When it first opened, the(...)

Joy Crookes pictured at St James’s Church, Dingle as part of Other Voices 2019. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

There is a gig to attend to in a church across the street from Benner’s Hotel, Dingle, and she really needs to be in the make-up room to get camera-re(...)

Mahalia, whose new album Love & Compromise is out now. Photograph: Niki Kelly

You might have thought that waiting for the best part of ten years to release a debut album is the preserve of either the patient, lazy, fixated, or o(...)

We spend a lot of time figuring out who other people are. Then we spend a lot of time confirming that they are who we think they are

“Daddy, for God’s sake!” The words were spoken by an adult daughter to a father who was in the full of his health but whom she was, in fact, rebuking (...)

Light keeper Gerald Butler  watched events during the tragic 1979 race unfold from his post at Fastnet Rock (above) and provided a guiding light to yachts and radio signals to rescuers. File photograph: Getty

A series of paintings and poems will be unveiled at Cork’s Cape Clear Museum on Sunday in honour of those who lost their lives in the 1979 Fastnet dis(...)

UK singer and songwriter Freya Ridings

The “Titian-maned Goddess of acoustic pop” – as one UK magazine extravagantly dubbed her – is having none of the pomp and circumstance that is current(...)

Stevie Wonder t the 3Arena, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley / The Irish Times

So Stevie Wonder has invited me and some close friends to a “Song Party” to “celebrate life, love and music”. Okay it’s at the 3Arena and there are se(...)

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