Edward Elgar

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HMV’s flagship store on Oxford Street in London, which is among those to have closed after the chain was bought by Putman. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

The rescue of 100 HMV stores by a youthful Canadian entrepreneur, safeguarding almost 1,500 jobs, is a rare piece of good news for Britain’s beleaguer(...)

Maud MacCarthy under the pseudonym Swami Omananda Puri

It was when I was working on the book, The Invisible Art, A Century of Irish Music, 1916-2016, that I first registered the name Maud MacCarthy. She w(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May:  Conservatives fail to understand the UK is a multinational state with four nations. Photograph: Parliament TV via Reuters

The benches and the galleries in the House of Commons were packed but the chamber was quiet and Theresa May looked grave as she made the announcement(...)

Sir Terry Wogan died of cancer in January of 2016.

As the parade of famous faces and grizzled celebrities filed into Westminster Abbey to pay tribute to Terry Wogan on Tuesday, it might have been any o(...)

Class act overkill

A few years back I talked to the irrepressible Terence Davies about his film The Deep Blue Sea. I admired his decision to include Samuel Barber’s Conc(...)