Jacques Brel

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Evening Train: its song are given beautifully graduated renderings by Kate Stanley Brennan, Ger Kelly, Ian Lloyd Anderson and Deirdre Donnelly. Photograph: Bríd O’Donovan

EVENING TRAIN Everyman, Cork ★★★★☆ The initial impression you get from Evening Train is that Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in west Cork. (...)

Johnny Hallyday performing on stage in Paris. Hallyday, France’s best-known rock star, has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Johnny Hallyday, the French answer to Elvis Presley, who kept audiences enthralled for nearly 60 years with his Gallic interpretations of American roc(...)

Risteárd Cooper and Rory Nolan in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Pat Red

The Belgian-born master of the French chanson, who gave his name and his songs to the 1968 musical revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in(...)

Jack Lukeman has had great success over the years with themed albums – not least his early interpretations of the work of Jacques Brel and latterly, w(...)

“I love the way people can  curate their own festival out of a programme with thousands of options. Essentially, it’s a month-long explosion of arts” Irishwoman Shone McCarthy, the new director of the Edinburgh Fringe

Hailstones are bouncing off the cobblestones, but the buskers across the Royal Mile from the Fringe Society’s bright blue door just keep on playing. (...)

David Bowie at Slane Castle on July 13th, 1987. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea / The Irish Times

David Bowie’s live performances were something to behold and it’s said that the singer, who passed away at the age of 69 on Sunday evening, had a cer(...)

French ministers at a ceremony to remember victims of terror attacks in Paris, France. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

France honoured the victims of Islamist militant attacks last year in a silent ceremony on Sunday, almost a year to the day when more than a million p(...)

Marc Almond: ‘Journalists would ask about my sexuality, so I’d give some Bowie-esque answer about ambiguity’

There was a time when Thursday night Top of the Pops was a shared ritual. Living in a TV land that consisted of a handful of channels was a factor,(...)

Emmanuelle Riva: age has not withered her fine acting, the expressiveness of her face or the clarity of her diction. Photograph: AGF/Rex

The lovers caress one another, meld, separate and meld again in a moving sculpture, their bodies symbolically coated with ash, in an allusion to radio(...)

Salutes you, sir: Dave Grohl of Nirvana on McCurtain Street, Cork, when the band played at Sir Henrys, supporting Sonic Youth, in August 1991. Photograph: Siobhan O’Mahony/UCC

The Mekons played at Sir Henrys on Sunday, February 6th, 1994. It was my first night DJ’ing at the venue. Hardly anyone was there for the first hour o(...)

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