Bob Dylan

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Irish-language protesters dressed in crocodile costumes. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Fifty years ago Northern Ireland was facing into an uncertain future with no notion of the horror ahead. Today there is no doubt the North is facing i(...)

Australia’s Steve Smith on the fourth day of the first Ashes cricket Test at Edgbaston. Photograph: Getty Images

Well, what did you see my blue eyed son? And what did you see, my darling young one? I saw a man batting without a chance for 149 overs. I saw Joe Den(...)

Right now, the house looks like a badly organised warehouse, full of boxes, bags and stacked books. I can’t find shoes. For a while I had no underwear.

I own a radio. Not some DAB gizmo or an internet podcasty thing, but a proper radio: what they used to call a wireless before wireless came to mean so(...)

Irish composer Jennifer Walshe has been elected to Germany’s Akademie der Künste. Photograph:  AT Schaefe

Irish composer Jennifer Walshe has been elected to Germany’s Akademie der Künste, the Berlin-based academy of arts that was founded as long ago as 169(...)

 Blindboy Boatclub: listed Flann O’Brien as one of his great heroes, alongside “Bob Dylan and Tom Waits”

Doing an interview as part of the International Flann O’Brien conference during the week, Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubber Bandits listed the writer as(...)

Bob Dylan performing at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, on Sunday. Photograph: Raphael Pour-Hashemi

On the way to the Bob Dylan/Neil Young concert in Kilkenny on Sunday, I fell into conversation with an exotic-looking woman of a certain age (65 she l(...)

Bob Dylan performing at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, on Sunday. Photograph: Raphael Pour-Hashemi Bob Dylan performing at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, on Sunday. Photograph: Raphael Pour-Hashemi

Something is happening here. In my now nearly 30 years and at least as many times seeing Bob Dylan perform live there have always been two consistentl(...)

Neil Young and Bob Dylan on stage together at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, on Sunday. Photograph: Raphael Pour-Hashemi  Neil Young and Bob Dylan on stage together at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, on Sunday. Photograph: Raphael Pour-Hashemi

Bob Dylan and Neil Young are among the great undimmed icons of their generation, and a double-date with the duo was always going to be an occasion to (...)

Bob Dylan performs as part of a historic double bill with Neil Young at Hyde Park on Friday, July 12th. Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

It was billed as a “historic event” in which two of rock’s towering icons performed a co-headlining show for the first time in Britain, heralded with (...)

Bob Dylan playing guitar, something you won’t see at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, on Sunday. Photograph: Fred Tanneau/AFP/GettyImages)

Once upon a time every Bob Dylan concert was as wildly unpredictable as the next. The 1965 Newport Folk Festival, when Dylan swapped his acoustic gui(...)

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