Ivor Novello

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Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano.

Friday 26th Tara Erraught, John O’Conor NCH, Dublin It’s a first-time collaboration between Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano, a(...)

The John Lewis Christmas, The Boy and The Piano, features Elton John. Photograph: John Lewis & Partners/PA

I always suspected that when I died Elton John’s life would pass before my eyes. This is the theme of John Lewis’s Christmas ad. Every year the UK dep(...)

Kate Bush: treasure trove of lyrics. Photograph: AFP/ FIsh People/Trevor Leighton

She is famous for incorporating the work of Emily Brontë, James Joyce and Grimm’s fairytales into her work: now Kate Bush will publish her first book,(...)

Thomas Walsh: “I thought there was one record in me that I should make for myself.” Photograph: Graham Keogh

In a world of media-managed pop stars, blander-than-beige musicians and so-called rock stars too afraid to stick their heads above the parapet for ris(...)

File photograph from 2006 showing f Sir George Martin holding his limited edition lithograph of the lyrics of ‘Yesterday’ written by Paul McCartney. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Sir George Martin, the record producer known as the “Fifth Beatle”, has died aged 90, Ringo Starr has said on Twitter. Sir George helped the Beatles (...)

Singer Lianne La Havas: “I absolutely love doing what I do, but if you forget you love it, then it can be a very miserable job.” Photograph: Paul Bergen/AFP/GettyImages

Not for the first time has Londoner Lianne La Havas stepped up to the start line and wondered will she finish the race, let alone pip everyone else(...)

Slow progress: Edwyn Collins in The Possibilities Are Endless, directed by Edward Lovelace and James Hall

In a lovelier, livelier version of our world, Mr & Mrs would be prime-time viewing, but with one vital tweak: the only contestants would be Edw(...)

Not quite an outright pop heartthrob, not quite a household name, not quite cool enough to get the seal of approval from discerning musos: it’s safe t(...)

Two major media events took place last Saturday. Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in Florence, and Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in the Champio(...)