Joan Baez

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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(...)

The Dublin City Rounders country and western duo playing on Wicklow Street, Dublin, this weekend. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

About 4pm in the Bison Bar on Dublin city quays and a likeable, baby-faced Aidan Logan is on a high stool singing his own song, called Can’t Stay Mad (...)

Success can change a musician, but it seemed to alter the career trajectory of David Gray more drastically than most. After all, this was the young(...)

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