Don Mclean

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Patrisha McLean at a Finding Our Voices event in Maine in October 2019. Photograph: Sarah Rice/New York Times

Patrisha McLean was married to the singer Don McLean for 29 years, until an incident in their home in 2016. Now an anti-domestic violence camp(...)

 Don McLean: “All my stuff is about loss.  I’ve never really been happy.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

When Don McLean was 15 years old, he had a premonition that his father was going to die. Distraught, he ran to tell his grandmother. “Don’t be ridicul(...)

 Percy French:  his talents as a concert performer were not confined to music

Beyond the event itself, there was added poignancy in the place and timing of Percy French’s death, 100 years ago next week. He expired quietly while (...)

St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Summer in Ireland can be magical – and this year, it was just that. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Summer has started to slip away from us, minute by minute, hour by hour. I see it in the fallen leaves and falling sun; the darker mornings and coole(...)

Beck will be joined by Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the 3Arena.Photograph: Dave Meehan

Super Silly The Button Factory, Dublin Saturday May 19th €13 Having been recently wooed (from afar) by Super Silly at the It Takes a (...)

 Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, at the party conference in Brighton. “There is more to Tony Blair’s legacy than that,” he said. “I kind of see Tony Blair the way I see the Stone Roses: I preferred the early work.” Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Tony Blair should be admired for his government’s achievements on workers’ rights and the health service, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said(...)

US singer Don McLean pictured in  Dublin in May 2015. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

American Pie singer Don McLean has been arrested in Maine on a domestic violence charge. Jail supervisor Corporal Brad Woll said Mr McLean was arrest(...)

Christie’s curator Tom Lecky holds the original manuscript for singer Don McLean’s American Pie at Christie’s auction house in New York April 2, 2015. The original manuscript, which contains the lyrics to the song written between 1970 and 1971, sold for $1.2 million. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The manuscript for Don McLean’s American Pie, which was partially written on paper he found in a trash can, has sold for $1.2 million (€1,105786) at a(...)

Don McLean said of his song American Pie,“I wanted to capture, probably before it was ever formulated, a rock-and-roll American dream”.

Songwriter Don McLean’s original manuscript of American Pie, one of the most iconic songs of its time, could fetch up to $1.5 million (€1.3 million) w(...)