Christy Dignam

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Christy Dignam has fronted Aslan since 1982, an insuppressible institution in Irish music, who the late Tony Fenton affectionately called The ‘Lan.&nb(...)

Brendan Courtney and Mary Coughlan are an agreeable double act

Singer, party animal and survivor Mary Coughlan has lived several lifetimes since becoming one of Ireland’s most celebrated blues singers in the mid-1(...)

Christy Dignam was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called amyloidosis in 2013. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Lead singer of Irish rock band Aslan, Christy Dignam, has said he has resumed chemotherapy treatment, because his cancer condition worsened during loc(...)

Christy Dignam: ‘The reason we have the wake is to give you some kind of closure. And we didn’t have that’. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Aslan’s lead singer Christy Dignam has said he will “never forget the pain” of his father’s death from Covid-19. Speaking on the Late Late Show on Fr(...)

Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: RTÉ

As he works out his final week as a radio host, Sean O’Rourke finds himself back where he’s always been most comfortable – at the cutting edge of news(...)

Christy Dignam:  ‘When I thought I had six months left, I remember just wanting to see my family. That’s all I wanted to do.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Aslan singer pulls no punches about drug addiction, sex abuse and cancer After Aslan’s singer Christy Dignam was told he had six months to l(...)

Michael Palin will talk about his new book Erebus: The Story of a Ship. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images

Writer and broadcaster Michael Palin will be among the participants in the Dublin Festival of History this autumn. The former Monty Python star has (...)

Aslan will play Iveagh Gardens, Dublin on Friday, 13th July, and Saturday, 21st July.

Alanis Morissette – July 5th The rousing singalong: Don’t pretend you don’t know every single word to Ironic. All together, now: “It’s like raaaaaaaa(...)

Christy Dignam, lead singer of Aslan, will be performing at ‘A Night for Aware’ at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The topic of mental health issues has become a much broader topic of conversation in recent years. What was for too long once seen as an “invisible” a(...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

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