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Suzanne Vega, a former English major, has often been inspired by literature, not least in her song Calypso, which she included in her set at the Olympia.

The classics weave themselves into the cultural fabric of each generation. Last month the New York singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega played a rare(...)

Rob O’Reilly’s guitar has two radical features. The first is a transparent centre made of acrylic . The other is the balance bar which locks the guitar in place whether sitting or standing and is patent pending

It is hard to imagine modern life without the electric guitar or imagine how the social and sexual revolution of the 1960s could have occurred without(...)

Sounds Irish: The Dubliners in 1966. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty
An A-Z of music in Ireland
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  • October 19, 2013, 01:00

Air The air, or slow air, is a piece of traditional music that is generally not set in a given time signature and is without a regular sense of metre.(...)

JJ Cale

Award-winning singer and songwriter JJ Cale, who has died aged 74, was one of the most versatile musicians of his era. He played guitar and spanned mu(...)

Blues singer Bobby “Blue” Bland was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

Bobby “Blue” Bland, a distinguished singer who blended southern blues and soul in songs such as Turn On Your Love Light and Further On Up the Road, wa(...)

Peter O’Brien’s €25,000 design in Mullingar, which was inspired by ‘Dr Seuss’

Actress Jennifer Anniston reportedly spent $2 million on one for her husband-to-be Justin Theroux that includes a den with a state-of-the art audio sy(...)

W hen Carla Bruni ceased to be first lady of France last year, many thought that was the last the Elysée Palace would see of the former supermodel and(...)

There are frontline journalists who risk life and limb on stories that go beyond the official, embedded narrative. There are reporters working,(...)

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