Joan Baez

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Rolling Thunder Revue: Bob Dylan. Photograph: Netflix

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen and cine-revellers of every type, to the mesmerising motion picture and humbly titled extravaganza Rolling Thunder(...)

Margaret Barry with Dominic Behan.

In the 1930s, a 16-year-old took to the roads of Ireland to make her living as a street singer. Her striking appearance and waist-length black hair co(...)

Tony Wright: his debut book is tentatively called ‘Chapter & VerseChorusVerse: Another D*ckhead on the Road’. Photograph: michaelanthonywright@yahoo.co.uk

Tony Wright still remembers the day his music teacher told him exactly what he didn’t want to hear. “I remember going for orchestra tryouts in primary(...)

Sigrid: Does she wear normal clothes?  Yes! Photograph: Getty Images

The Stunning Opera House, Cork Saturday March 17th 8pm €35 corkoperahouse.ie Theatre Royal, Waterford Sunday March 18th 8pm €29 theatreroyal.ie Dolan(...)

Trump Resistance: Following the US president’s election a year ago, “one thing people seemed to cling to in the darkness and despair – [was] the sky is falling, but at least the tunes will be banging”. Photograph: Getty

It was the middle of 2017 – 12 toxic, corrosive months that consistently found new ways to chill the soul – and I was reviewing a four-minute song. Af(...)

There may be a better version of gender equality now, but in the 1960s, in the early stages of the pop/rock music industry, there was both a shocking (...)

The late rapper Tupac Shakur is honoured at the 32nd Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York, US. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Late rapper Tupac Shakur and 1960s protest singer Joan Baez were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, on a night where nostalgia wa(...)

The BBC reported that England’s supporters were rumoured to have adopted ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’ when a group of schoolboys began singing it at Twickenham in 1988

I looked over Jordan and what did I see. There are a variety of theories how the most treasured and widely recognised African-American spiritual so(...)

In tune with his times: Richard Fariña plays harmonica with Eric von Schmidt in 1963. Photograph: Redferns/Getty

He is almost forgotten now, but 50 years ago Richard Fariña seemed poised for fame. The only issue was whether he would follow a literary or a musical(...)

Joan Baez performs at an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in London, 1965. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The 1960s doyenne of protest music, Joan Baez, once said songwriters could choose one of two options for saying something, anything, of importance in(...)

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