Chris Barber

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Rory Gallagher died on June 14th, 1995 at the age of 47, as a result of complications following a liver transplant. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

Rory Gallagher was a pioneer who paved the way for other Irish musicians as few in the UK could conceive of an Irish rock outfit when he and Taste beg(...)

 Singer Ottilie Patterson performs on stage in 1965. Photograph: David Redfern/Redferns

It’s a little known fact that one of Ireland’s first blues and jazz singers was the Hiberno-Latvian singer Otillie Patterson. A native of Comber, Co D(...)

Acker Bilk: awarded MBE in x2001. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Jazz singer and clarinettist Acker Bilk has died at the age of 85, his manager said today. Bilk rose to fame on a wave of enthusiasm for trad jazz, bu(...)