Joe Breen

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If there’s one thing we know about Bruce Springsteen, it is that he likes, nay needs, to keep control. So this is his take on what is his most radical(...)

It is a sobering thought that Blues, the new Rory Gallagher collection, is released in what would have been his 50th year of recording. Sadly, it was (...)

This is not so much a rave from the grave as a cool nod from the great beyond. Songwriter, guitarist and noted recluse JJ Cale died in 2013. He was 74(...)

Life weighs heavily on some shoulders. Guilt, remorse and a steely resolve stalk the songs of Irish-American Chicagoan Michael McDermott: “I know this(...)

“Mama’s worried all the time/ She tells everyone she’s fine/ But she’s hurting bad and worried so/ She don’t want no one to know.” The opening lines i(...)

She sounds like she was raised well south of the Mason-Dixon line in a small town where country and soul found common cause, agonising over life and l(...)

The ambiguity inherent in the title of this album, The Unseen in Between, runs through the fourth solo collection by Steve Gunn, the Brooklyn-based gu(...)

It’s always good to ring in the new year with an old friend. And Townes Van Zandt and I go back way too many years. When I first heard his classic al(...)

The curtain comes down for the final time on Springsteen on Broadway on Saturday night, the one-man show that has been playing to packed houses in the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of ‘The Sunday Papers: a History of Ireland’s Weekly Press’ with the book’s editors, Mark O’Brien and Joe Breen. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Tuesday launched a new book chronicling the history of Ireland’s Sunday newspapers. The book, The Sunday Papers: a History (...)

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